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March, 2018

 

Nigeria’s lawmaker son shot dead in UK

Nigeria’s lawmaker son shot dead in UK nassnewsng.com The son of a Nigeria House ofRepresentatives, Abraham Badru has been reportedly shot dead in the United Kingdom. The deceased whose father, Enitan Badru represents Lagos Island 1 constituency at the House of Representatives was shot dead on Sunday evening while getting out of his car, near his family’s residence in Hackney. “As soon as I heard the bang, I knew it was a gunshot. I went to my balcony and saw a man slumped over on the ground at the backRead More


Hon. Buba Jibril is dead, buried in his home town amidst tears

Hon. Buba Jibril is dead, buried in his home town amidst tears nassnewsng.com The member representing Lokoja/Kogi Federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Umar Baba Jibril is dead. Aged 58 years, Jibril, a three-time member of the house, died in the early hours of Friday in Abuja. One of his political associates, Mr Amuda Dan Sulaiman confirmed the death to the News Agency of Nigeria. He was, until his death, the Deputy Majority Leader of the house. He was also a former Speaker of the Kogi State House ofRead More


Nigeria’s lawmaker son shot dead in UK

Nigeria’s lawmaker son shot dead in UK nassnewsng.com The son of a Nigeria House ofRepresentatives, Abraham Badru has been reportedly shot dead in the United Kingdom. The deceased whose father, Enitan Badru represents Lagos Island 1 constituency at the House of Representatives was shot dead on Sunday evening while getting out of his car, near his family’s residence in Hackney. “As soon as I heard the bang, I knew it was a gunshot. I went to my balcony and saw a man slumped over on the ground at the backRead More


Behave Like An Elder! – Saraki Scolds Dino

Behave Like An Elder! – Saraki Scolds Dino nassnewsng.com While speaking during a plenary session at the National Assemby on Wednesday, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, lamented on the manner in which his close ally, Senator Dino Melaye, dramatizes issues on the floor of the Senate. The senate president who was reacting to Dino Melaye’s account of new developments in the case of his alleged involvement with two criminal suspects whom he said had reportedly escaped from police custody in Lokoja, frowned at how Melaye quickly digressed from presenting hisRead More


REPS DENIES COLLECTING ANY BRIBE TO CHANGE THE ELECTORAL SEQUENCE

REPS DENIES COLLECTING ANY BRIBE TO CHANGE THE ELECTORAL SEQUENCE. nassnewsng.com Alexander Blessing Speaking at the plenary on Wednesday, Hon Danbara (Kano) said that there is an intention by the press to drag the Institution ( National Assembly) to the mud. He also said that there is an aligation by the nation’s newspaper accusing the house of collecting bribe of 30,000 $ by each member of the house to change the electoral sequence. Hon T.J who also spoke on the point of order said that there is always an attemptRead More


LOCAL CONTENT: SENATE PLEDGES SUPPORT FOR PIPE MANUFACTURERS IN OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY

LOCAL CONTENT: SENATE PLEDGES SUPPORT FOR PIPE MANUFACTURERS IN OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY nassnewsng.com The Senate has pledged to fight for local pipes manufacturers in procurement contracts in the oil and gas industry following complaints of non patronage by government agencies and oil majors contrary to Local Content Act of 2010. The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Local Content Senator Solomon Adeola (APC, Lagos West) made the pledge after a presentation to the committee by an Abuja based steel pipe manufacturing and coating firm, SCC Nigeria Limited stressing howeverRead More


Tinubu is a rare breed politician- Speaker Dogara

Tinubu is a rare breed politician- Speaker Dogara nassnewsng.com The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara has congratulated APC National leader and former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as he clocks 66 years. In a congratulatory message, the Speaker praised Tinubu’s relentless commitment and sacrifice for democracy as well as his track records of service, mentoring and outstanding accomplishments. He described Tinubu as a dogged and rare breed politician who mentors new generation leaders for future challenges. ” You are indeed an astute politician, patrioticRead More


Housing Loan Scheme Will Give Succor To Public Servants – Dogara

Housing Loan Scheme Will Give Succor To Public Servants – Dogara nassnewsng.com The Bill to amend the Federal Government Housing Loan Board to administer housing loan scheme to public sector workers will bring succor to public servants by bridging the housing deficit and increasing productivity in the public sector, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has said. He explained that the amendment, when it scales through, will make mortgage facilities more accessible to public servants at lower interest rates than the ones offered by commercial banks. SpeakingRead More


Reps raise the alarm over insurgent attacks in Oyo communities

Reps raise the alarm over insurgent attacks in Oyo communities Alexander Blessing nassnewsng.com The house of representatives has raised the alarm over the reported criminal activities perpetuated by insurgents in some communities in Oyo state. At plenary on Tuesday, the lawmakers said some violent groups — “sometimes consisting of insurgents and foreigners from neighbouring countries” — have been camping in over 200 villages in the state for about three weeks. They said while some of the insurgents rob and kidnap people for ransom, some of their counterparts “storm villages toRead More


House of Rep sent communications minister packing

House of Rep sent communications minister packing nassnewsng.com The minister of Communications, Barr Adebayo Shittu has been asked to go back and rework his ministry’s 2018 budget estimates for representation at the floor of the House of Representatives Committee on Telecommunications. Exactly the same scenario of shoddy documentation played out during the defence of 2017 budget. Proceedings during the failed budget presentation failed on a number of grounds including inefficiency in the preparation of the documents on the Ministry’s 2017 Budget performance and 2018 budget proposal. The committee, which wasRead More