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November, 2018

 

Four PDP House of Reps members decamps to APC

Four PDP House of Reps members decamps to APC nassnewsng.com The defection season is well and truly on after members of the House of Representatives defected to both APC and the PDP respectively. Four  House of Representatives members on Thursday resigned their membership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the main opposition, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The lawmakers announced their resignations in separate letters to the green chamber, which were read on the floor of the house in Abuja by the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara. Three members left theRead More


Kogi State Lawmakers Suspend Plenary Untill Further Notice

Kogi State Lawmakers Suspend Plenary Untill Further Notice nassnewsng.com Members of the Kogi State House of Assembly, have boycotted plenary session, over alleged non payment of their Constituency allowances by Governor Yahaya Bello. The Lawmakers had gathered at the Assembly Complex, on Wednesday, after which they went into an executive session. However, after the executive session, the day’s plenary could not hold due to lack of quorum, as some of the Lawmakers stormed out of the Assembly in protest, over the alleged non payment of their allowances. It was learntRead More


Senate Probes $500m Loan ‘Obtained By Yahaya Bello Without Approval’ nassnewsng.com

Senate Probes $500m Loan ‘Obtained By Yahaya Bello Without Approval’ nassnewsng.com Citing Orders 42 and 52, Melaye claimed that the Kogi State Government signed a loan of $500Million without the approval of the National Assembly or the Kogi State House of Assembly. The Senate has directed the Committee on Local and Foreign Debt to look into the loan of $500million allegedly obtained by Yahaya Bello, Governor of Kogi State, without approval. The point of order was raised by Dino Melaye, the senator representing Kogi West in the National Assembly, duringRead More


Rowdy Session, As A High Ranking PDP Senator Decamps To APC

Rowdy Session, As A High Ranking PDP Senator Decamps To APC nassnewsng.com The National Assembly, was on Wednesday, thrown into a rowdy session, as a Senator formerly belonging to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Joshua Lidani, joined the All Progressives Congress (APC). Lidani’s defection was announced on the floor of the Senate, on Wednesday, by the Senate Leader, Ahmad Lawan (APC, Yobe). Lidani, a former Deputy Governor of Gombe State, represents Gombe South Senatorial District. The Senator was elected on the platform of the PDP, in 2015. He lost hisRead More


Disability bill finally heads for presidential assent

Disability bill finally heads for presidential assent nassnewsng.com The Senate has passed the conference committee report on the Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities bill. The bill seeks to ensure full integration of persons with disabilities in the society and establish a national commission vested with the responsibility for their education, health care, social, economic and civil rights. The controversial bill has been passed by previous assemblies but failed to get Presidential assent. But, with several courtesy visits paid to the current  President of the Senate combined with organised protests fromRead More


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Senate accepts blame,‘Shuts Down’,in Honour Of Slain Soldiers nassnewsng.com The Senate on Thursday suspended legislative duties and adjourned sitting until Tuesday in honour of 44 soldiers killed by Boko Haram terrorists in Borno last weekend. Media reports said the soldiers and nine farmers were killed in three days of attacks on some villages and a military camp by the terrorists. The lawmakers’ decision followed a motion by the Deputy Majority Leader, Sen. Bala Na’Allah at the instance of the President of the Senate, Sen. Bukola Saraki. In the resolution, theRead More


Appeal court sacks Delta Assembly deputy speaker

Appeal court sacks Delta Assembly deputy speaker nassnewsng.com An Appeal Court sitting in Benin has set aside the position of Kwale High Court on a motion of stay of execution filed by Deputy Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Friday Osanebi, with regards to the authenticity of his parliamentary membership of the state. The court said the power to grant such an application was not in the coffers of the lower court in Kwale. By virtue of the Appeal Court ruling, the Deputy Speaker is to vacate hisRead More


2019: Saraki will be sacked from active politics- Oshiomole nassnewsng.com

2019: Saraki will be sacked from active politics- Oshiomole nassnewsng.com   The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, has said the people of Kwara State will retire the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, from active politics in 2019. He said this on Monday in Abuja, while speaking with journalists at the end of a meeting of the party`s National Working Committee (NWC). Mr Oshiomhole stressed that the way the people of Kwara voted in Saturday`s House of Representatives by-election in the state, was an attestation that theyRead More


Supremacy Battle between Senator Tinubu and Fashola in Lagos

Supremacy Battle between Senator Tinubu and Fashola in Lagos nassnewsng.com In what appears to be an emerging battle for the control of Lagos State, the Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), has set up a separate campaign group to secure at least 4.5 million votes for President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 in the state. Although the campaign group christened ‘PMB 2019,’ was set up to canvass support for Buhari’s re-election, competent sources disclosed that the group with vast support base statewide was designed to be aRead More


Kwara State calls for immediate arrest of Bukola Saraki

Kwara State calls for immediate arrest of Bukola Saraki nassnewsng.com Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki ‘’Kwara Must Change’’ a popular Pro-Democracy group in Kwara State, has called for the immediate arrest of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki to unravel the source of the N12 billion Saraki claimed to have used to sponsor the 2015 general election. The group, through a released signed by its State Coordinator, Yusuf Olohuntoyin during the weekend noted that several billions of naira belonging to the people of Kwara have been diverted into a personal pocketRead More