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December, 2017

 

SPEAKER NARROWLY ESCAPED DEATH

SPEAKER NARROWLY ESCAPED DEATH The Speaker Jigawa state House of Assembly, Right Honourable Isa Garba Gwaram, narrowly escaped being lynched by an angry mob in his Gwaram Constituency. Reports say that the unfortunate incident occurred during Christmas break when the Speaker drove to the area, but was attacked by an angry mob, a situation which forced him to relocate to an unknown destination. According to an eye witness trouble started when the Speaker and his entourage, including his security personnel entered the town and headed for his family home whereRead More


HEMBE, THE SACKED LAWMAKER BECOMES BOARD CHAIRMAN

HEMBE, THE SACKED LAWMAKER BECOMES BOARD CHAIRMAN President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Herman Hembe, a sacked lawmaker, as the board chairman of the Michael Imoudo National Institute for Labour Studies (MINLS). The Benue lawmaker was one of the 209 chairmen appointed to fill board positions. Hembe was on June 23 sacked by the Supreme Court of Nigeria as led by Walter Onnoghen, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). He was removed on the basis that he did not win the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket to represent Vandeikya/Konshisha federal constituencyRead More


IMAGINE WHAT PEOPLE SAID ABOUT SPEAKER!

IMAGINE WHAT PEOPLE SAID ABOUT SPEAKER! Dogara@50 Hon. Aishatu Dukki Jibril Gombe State…….. “Yakubu Dogara is a de-tribalized Nigerian. He’s humble, A very patient person who is accommodating. He is a good listener, he carries all of us along. No matter what he never express his anger on any one. Those are the qualities of a good leader. I am a traditional title holder from Dogara constituency and by his magnanimity I became the Chairman Committee, on Electoral Matter and Political Parties. I wish him many happy returns in goodRead More


BOKO HARAM: SARAKI LAUDS US OVER SALE OF FIGHTER JETS TO NIGERIA

BOKO HARAM: SARAKI LAUDS US OVER SALE OF FIGHTER JETS TO NIGERIA Yusuph Olaniyonu President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has commended the United States government for its support for Nigeria’s bid to defeat the Boko Haram insurgents in the North-east zone through the approval of the sale of A29 Super Tucano fighter jets to the Nigerian Air Force. Saraki was responding to Wednesday announcement by the Nigeria Air Force that the US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Stuart Symington had presented Letters of Offer and Acceptance which representsRead More


FORMER ECOWAS SPEAKER CONGRATULATES GEORGE WEAH, HAILS LIBERIA

FORMER ECOWAS SPEAKER CONGRATULATES GEORGE WEAH, HAILS LIBERIA Former Speaker of the Parliament of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS Parliament, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has congratulated a serving Member of the Community Parliament, Senator George Oppong Weah, on his victory in the Liberian presidential election. Ekweremadu also commended President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for guiding the West African nation through a peaceful presidential election and described the candidate of the ruling Unity Party, Vice President Joseph Boakai as a true statesman for his sportsmanship and respect for the ballotRead More


BUHARI, SUSPENDED REP, JIBRIN, MEET INSIDE ASO ROCK

BUHARI, SUSPENDED REP, JIBRIN, MEET INSIDE ASO ROCK A suspended member of the House of Representatives, Mr. Abdulmumin Jibrin, on Thursday met President Muhammadu Buhari behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The member representing Kiru/Bebeji Federal Constituency of Kano State who was at a time the chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation, refused to give details of the meeting while speaking with State House correspondents. He simply said it was a meeting between “a son and a father.” “As you are aware, I have not seen theRead More


SARAKI MADE ME SPEAKER — DOGARA

SARAKI MADE ME SPEAKER — DOGARA The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has explained how Senate President Bukola Saraki helped him to become speaker in June, 2015. Both Saraki and Dogara emerged as leaders of the National Assembly against the wish of their party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in keenly contested elections. They defeated Sen. Ahmad Lawan and Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila respectively, who were the party’s choice. Recounting how he emerged speaker, Dogara said, during a book launch to mark his 50th birthday in Abuja onRead More


FUEL CRISIS: SARAKI POISED TO SAFE NIGERIANS

FUEL CRISIS: SARAKI POISED TO SAFE NIGERIANS ….As Senate Summons Kachikwu, NNPC’s GMD, Others In a bid to end the ongoing fuel crisis and the untold hardship it is presently unleashing on Nigerians, President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Thursday, directed the Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources (Downstream) to cut short its recess and immediately convene a meeting with industry stakeholders. Chairman of the Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources (Downstream), Senator Kabiru Marafa, who disclosed this in Abuja, said following the directive, the Committee has summoned theRead More


CARING SENATOR APOLOGISES ON FUEL SCARCITY.

CARING SENATOR APOLOGISES ON FUEL SCARCITY. Senator Adeola Apologises on Fuel Scarcity -call for support for Ambode, Tinubu Senator Solomon Adeola (APC, Lagos West) has tendered an unreserved apology to the people of his senatorial district and Nigerians on the hardship they went through during the Yuletide as a result of the fuel scarcity that the nation went through During the holiday. Speaking to journalists at his annual end of year party for his constituents and other well wishers at his Egbeda,Alimosho LGA, the senator said the scarcity coming atRead More


DANGOTE, OTHER CABAL DONATE $1M AS DOGARA MARKS 50TH BIRTHDAY

DANGOTE, OTHER CABAL DONATE $1M AS DOGARA MARKS 50TH BIRTHDAY Over N300m was raised at the event on Tuesday. The amount is to be donated to charity, particularly internally displaced persons. The President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, led the donors with N100m. Other major donors were by Capt. Idahosa Okunbo, N50m; and Chief Emeka Offor, N20m. The governors of Bauchi, Sokoto, Zamfara, Kebbi, Edo and Borno states donated N10m each. President Muhammadu Buhari, who was represented at the event by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr.Read More