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December, 2018

 

APC Reps support President Buhari on rejection of amended electoral bill,says document is imperfect

APC Reps support President Buhari on rejection of amended electoral bill,says document is imperfect nassnewsng.com Brown Sylvia A Speaking with jornalist House of Representatives caucus of the All Progressives Congress ( APC) on Wednesday 12th December, 2018 pitched their tent with President Muhammad Buhari on his refusal to assent to the Electoral Act amendment bill, describing the legislation as imperfect.The majority Leader Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila made the declaration after an emergency meeting. Hon. Gbajabiamila remarked that signing the bill as presently amended without an alternative provision for manual accreditation ofRead More


Reps urges NPC to discontinue N4,500 birth registration charge

Reps urges NPC to discontinue N4,500 birth registration charge Brown Sylvia .A nassnewsng.com House of Representatives, yesterday, directed the National Population Commission, NPC to discontinue the collection of N4,500 birth registration charge by Socket Works Ltd under the Public Private Partnership, PPP effective immediately. It also asked the commission to return to their constitutional mandate of registering births and deaths in Nigeria at no cost to citizens as provided by law and ensure that the money so far collected is either forfeited to the federal government or returned to theRead More


Senate Can’t Sack IGP – Idris

Senate Can’t Sack IGP – Idris The Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris yesterday kicked against Senate confirmation of appointment of any police officer nominated  by the Presidency for the office of  Inspector General of Police. Idris also opposed the sack of an occupant of the office of IGP by the senate even as he proposed five years tenure for a substantive IGP. Also, he opined that there should be an appointment of more than one Deputy Inspector General (DIG) at the Force headquarters. Idris stated this yesterday atRead More


REP BAGO FLAGS OFF CAMPAIGN WITH DISTRIBUTION OF 100 VEHICLES FOR PRESIDENT BUHARI, GOVERNOR SANI BELLO’S RE-ELECTION BID

REP BAGO FLAGS OFF CAMPAIGN WITH DISTRIBUTION OF 100 VEHICLES FOR PRESIDENT BUHARI, GOVERNOR SANI BELLO’S RE-ELECTION BID nassnewsng.com By M. U. Ismaila As presidential and National Assembly campaigns for the 2019 general elections begin in earnest, History is in the making in Nigeria’s political landscape as Hon. Mohammed Umaru Bago, member representing Chanchaga Federal Constituency and Chairman of House Committee on Maritime Safety, Education and Administration is set to flag off his campaign in Minna with distribution of over 100 vehicles to the President Mohammed Buhari and Governor AbubakarRead More


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Kogi: Speaker’s impeachment Saga nassnewsng.com Tension is brewing in the Kogi state House of Assembly, following plots by some legislators to impeach the speaker, Rt.Hon. Mathiew Kolawole, over allegations of unholy fraternity and sell out of the arm of government to the executive. The lawmakers last week embarked on strike to protest the non payment of their several months of salaries, constituency allowance and allowances. They equally accused the Speaker of selfishness, as he was said to be only interested in his personal gains against the collective benefit of theRead More


Speaker decdecla vacant the seats of the APC lawmakers, caucau the crisis- APC Chairman nassnewsng.com

Speaker decdecla vacant the seats of the APC lawmakers, caucau the crisis- APC Chairman nassnewsng.com Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom State says the decision of Speaker Onofiok Luke to declare vacant the seats of the APC lawmakers, which had the backing of Governor Udom Emmanuel, sparked off the House of Assembly crisis. As the leading political party in Akwa Ibom State, we are shocked, embarrassed and petrified by the crisis that has engulfed our State House of Assembly in the last one week, and fromRead More


Ekweremadu blocked from entering Senate nassnewsng.com

Ekweremadu blocked from entering Senate nassnewsng.com Protesting members of staff of the National Assembly (NASS) have blocked the Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu from entering the Senate Chambers. The workers are currently protesting what they said “is unpaid wages and lack of due promotion’’. Some of the workers claim they are being owed wages from as far back as 2010. They also alleged that funds meant for training had been diverted. Carrying banners and placards, some of the workers were heard chanting “no pay, no sitting”. The workers, who areRead More


Reps Begins Impeachment Against Vice President, House Member Alleges nassnewsng.com

Reps Begins Impeachment Against Vice President, House Member Alleges nassnewsng.com The House of Representatives is collecting signatures to impeach the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo. This was disclosed by a Member of the Federal House of Representatives , Mr. Johnson Agbonayinma, ‎representing Egor/Ikpoba-Okha Federal Constituency, Edo State. He made the allegation while addressing journalists in Abuja on Tuesday. The lawmaker said, “Some political gladiators and media houses” were ‎sponsoring fake news against Osinbajo. “The reason is because of the NEMA investigation,” he said. Recall that the Vice President’s name was mentionedRead More


Why Port Harcourt to Maiduguri railway can’t start now – Minster of Transport

Why Port Harcourt to Maiduguri railway can’t start now – Minster of Transport nassnewsng.com By Orkeghen Aondohemba On Wednesday 31st November, 2018 the Deputy Senate President, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu raised a matter of public importance on the floor of the senate relating to Eastern railway development involving Port Harcourt, delta, Enugu, Makurdi, Yola, and Maiduguri. The motion was speculated on the recent information that General Electric have pulled out of the agreement with Federal government to invest 2.7 billion US dollars in the narrow gauge railway infrastructure which covers easternRead More


Kogi Assembly Is Working – Rt. Hon. Kolawole

Kogi Assembly Is Working – Rt. Hon. Kolawole By Umar Yakubu Ali, Kogi State Correspondent. The 12th Speaker of Kogi State House of Assembly, and Member Representing Kabba Bunu State Constituency, Rt. Hon. (Prince) Matthew Kolawole said Kogi State House of Assembly is working hard to ensure good governance in the State. He stated this at the resumed Sitting of Thursday, November 29th, 2018 while speaking to our State Correspondent after Plenary. He said, as lawmakers, the members of the 6th Kogi State House of Assembly, are poised to doRead More