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October, 2017

 

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY WILL ACCOMMODATE RESTRUCTURING, DEVOLUTION OF POWERS IN CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT – DOGARA

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY WILL ACCOMMODATE RESTRUCTURING, DEVOLUTION OF POWERS IN CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT – DOGARA The National Assembly is taking note of the debate on restructuring and devolution of power with a view to reflecting the consensus on the issues in the Nigerian Constitution. The Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, stated this on Wednesday when he briefed the Nigerian Governors Forum on the efforts to amend the Nigerian constitution. Mr. Dogara was invited by the forum to brief the governors on most of the bills being considered in the constitutionRead More


SENATOR NDUME SLAPS BORNO LAWMAKER, ASSEMBLY SUSPEND LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITIES FOR ONE MONTH

SENATOR NDUME SLAPS BORNO LAWMAKER, ASSEMBLY SUSPEND LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITIES FOR ONE MONTH The Borno State House of Assembly has suspended legislative activities for one month over allegations that Senator Ali Ndume slapped a lawmaker representing Damboa state constituency, Habu Dala Aji, at a political meeting. In a statement on Thursday obtained by The WHISTLER, Speaker of the assembly Abdulkareem Lawan, said Aji was slapped by Ndume at his residence when he was trying to settle a misunderstanding between his electorate from Damboa. The Speaker further stated that during the settlementRead More


SARAKI, DOGARA, BARRED FROM ENTERING ASO ROCK

SARAKI, DOGARA, BARRED FROM ENTERING ASO ROCK President of the senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara and some principal officers of the National Assembly were on Thursday turned back from Aso Rock. It was gathered that, the lawmakers who met at the Senate President’s house, departed for the villa in a white coaster bus, intending to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari over the 2018 appropriation bill. Reporters gathered that on getting to Aso Rock, the Chief Security Officer to the President insistedRead More


EDO ASSEMBLY ASKS CHAIRMAN TO RE-SUBMIT BRIEF

EDO ASSEMBLY ASKS CHAIRMAN TO RE-SUBMIT BRIEF The Edo State House of Assembly has directed the chairman of Edo Internal Revenue(EIR), Mr Igbinidu Inneh to re-represent a detailed report of its annual performance on the 2017 appropriation budget within two weeks. The Speaker Rt Hon Adjoto Kabiru gave this directive when the chairman, Mr Igbinidu Inneh presented his brief on the floor of the House. The Speaker also created two ad-hoc committees to be headed by Hon Christopher Okaiben and Hon Roland Asoro. These committees are to visit the ongoingRead More


Kogi assembly summons commissioner, HOS, AG over staff screening

Kogi assembly summons commissioner, HOS, AG over staff screening THE Kogi State house of assembly has summoned the state finance commissioner, the acting Head of Service and the accountant general over the protracted staff verification exercise embarked upon by government since 2016. The assembly also the state summoned Chairman, State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) to appear and explain the issue of the lingering screening exercise of workers. This is just as the assembly directed the state ministry of health to investigate the root cause of the killer disease outbreakRead More


NIGERIAN SENATE DEMANDS REMOVAL OF MALAMI, DAMBAZAU OVER MAINA SAGA

NIGERIAN SENATE DEMANDS REMOVAL OF MALAMI, DAMBAZAU OVER MAINA SAGA Members of the Nigerian Senate during the plenary session on Tuesday, resolved to carry out an investigation and advised the president to sack the Attorney-General of the Federation and the Minister of Interior over the Maina saga. The Senate has mandated President Muhammadu Buhari to act swiftly and bring those behind the reinstatement of the former chairman of Presidential Task Team on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina,‎ to book. The Senate specifically mentioned the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and MinisterRead More


HOUSE MOVES TO COMMERCIALIZE WATER, PROPOSES KARO WATER SCHEME

HOUSE MOVES TO COMMERCIALIZE WATER, PROPOSES KARO WATER SCHEME The House of Assembly is on a process of commercializing water for a sustainable and continuous improvement of water supply to the public. The House Committee on Water Resources chaired by Hon. Aliyu Ahman Pategi gave an insight during a two day Stakeholders interactive session which started on Tuesday. Bulk water rate should be treated with utmost priority. The committee admonished stakeholders submissions on a regulatory frame work for the water resources sector in Nigeria, to provide for the equitable andRead More


COMMITTEE QUERIES CUSTOMARY COURT IN NASS

COMMITTEE QUERIES CUSTOMARY COURT IN NASS The committee on public Account today queried the authority of the Nigeria Customary Court in National Assembly, Abuja. The query is based on different expenditures without due process. Some money were spent in different context without proper account. The Accountant General of the Federation working in conjunction with the committee in National Assembly relay the various expenses made without Account and the management of the Nigeria Customary Court, expected to clear themselves, took turn to answer the queries. The Committee is concerned by theRead More


SENATE SETS UP 8-MAN COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST IGP

SENATENATE SETS UP 8-MAN COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST IGP The Senate has set up an eight-man ad hoc committee to investigate allegations of corruption brought against the Inspector General of Police(IGP), Mr Ibrahim Idris, by Sen. Isah Misau (APC-Bauchi). The senate also mandated its Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions to investigate Police allegations against Sen. Misau, and present its findings to the House. The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) had alleged that Misau did not follow due process when he retired from the force. Newsmen report that theRead More