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Enugu State Assembly News
THE SPEAKER ENUGU HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY TALENT HUNT IN BOXING
The speaker Enugu house of Assembly Hon.Edward Ubosi is talent hunt in boxing continues today at government technical collage,situated opposite shoprite Abakalika road Enugu.
The speaker organise ,Mr ikechukwu okoronkwo said that their choice for secondary schools is to catch them young. Again,that this is to prepare them for upcoming competition at the national state or international level.
Boxing fans are expected to group to the venture today as from evening hours.
By ujor Charles Chima
ENUGU HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION ON OVER SIGHT FUNCTION
The chairman Enugu house of Assembly committee on education Hon.Elochukwu Ugwueze and also a member representing Igboeze-south constituency has advice the officials of IMT i.e. institute of management and technology to start off the process of upgrading IMT to a degree awarding institution.He gave this go ahead order ,during their oversight function visit to the institution today.
In his own speech, the rector of IMT, professor Austin Nweze made it known that they have gone to UNN ie university of Nigeria Nsukka for an affiliation with them which was approved.
He assumed that after the process of resource verification,the institution will then be in line to be approved for degree awarding.
Over members of the committee in their own speech told the officials of the institution to guard against indecent dressing of the students as well as examination malpractice,cultists which has become a clogging the will of progress of Education
By ujor charles chima
Lagos State Assembly News
LAGOS LAWMAKER KAZEEM ALIMI, DIES FOUR DAY TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION
The late Hon. Kazeem Alimi
Lagos House of Assembly Member, Kazeem Alimi, representing Eti-Osa 1 Constituency is dead.
Alimi died on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, two weeks after his 50th birthday after brief illness.
He clocked 50 July 3,2017.
The lawmaker died barely four days to the highly anticipated Lagos State local government elections scheduled to hold on Saturday, July 22, 2017.
Before his death, Alimi had worked at Lagos House of Assembly between 1992 and 2001, and later worked as head CPO at the Lagos
Internal Revenue Service as Head CPO between 2001 and 2010.
He returned to the Lagos Assembly in 2011 and worked for four years before he left 2015.
Thereafter, Alimi was elected into the Lagos House of Assembly as a member on August 8, 2015.
A statement by Musbau Razak, Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker of the Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, confirmed that the late lawmaker died at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), where he had been on life support for about four days.
A two time lawmaker, Hon Alimi until his death, was the Chairman of the House Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.
He is survived by his wife and children.
Kogi State Assembly News
LAWMAKERS CALLS FOR RECONCILIATION, PEACE REIGN IN KOGI
It is not new that the political bridge between two key political camps in Kogi state is now weak and become toothache to the chronicles of the political developments of the State. The peak of the crisis was the reported assassination attempt on Senator Melaye in his country home in Ijumu Local Government Area last month. The police have since arrested the sole administrator of Ijumu, Hon. Taofiq Isa, and released him on bail over the incident. Incidentally, Isa is widely reported as the closest local government boss to the governor and not surprisingly, the chairman of the state chapter of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria ALGON.
The Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Hon. Umar Imam, representing Lokoja 1 constituency speaking to our correspondence during an official visit to the state, calls for peace to reign in the state. A state without peace cannot development. When one carries, another pulls it down which is not good for democratic development. The Speaker said two Committees were set up to look into possible ways of assisting the Governor on the on going workers screening exercises. A report was made as an advice to the Governor to pay salary even as the screening exercise continues. But the advice was not taken.
Hon. Bar. Haruna O. Yussuf the Special Assistant to the Governor on Legislative and Assembly matters said on the same account that the Governor is working except for the elongated screening exercises of workers which is necessary but taking too long. A situation where a permanent secretary slots in, up to hundreds of fake workers name and collects their salary, some workers have been working for 20years without or with fake certificates, this is what have been happening. In other matters the Governor is working, the house if Assembly complex have been renovated,a plea was made by the members sent to the Governor and was granted. The Governor got an award from the Inspector General of Police for the new strategy put in place for security. Road networks around the state among other things.
The relationship between Senator Melaye and Governor Bello in the opinion of some, remarkably goes beyond Kogi State, given that both men were from the beginning among the leg men of the Muhammadu Buhari presidential campaign before the 2015 presidential elections. While Melaye acted on the national stage, Bello was Buhari’s main man in Kogi.
EDO ASSEMBLY SCREENS NOMINEES
Edo State House of Assembly has screened 12 of the 18 commissionership nominees on June 22, 2017.
The screening was conducted by Rt. Hon. Folly Ogedengbe, the majority leader of the House and the chairman House committee on Rules, Business and Empowerment. He was assisted by some other lawmakers who are also members of the committee.
Among those who were screened are Emmanuel Uso, E. Agbale, Amiolemen Osahon, Mariam Abubakar, Osaze Osenwegie-Ero, Monday Osaigbovo, Yekini Idaiye, David Osifo, Jimoh Ijegbai, Osagie Inegbedion. However, Paul Ohonbamu and Christopher Adesotu were not screened because they once served as a legislator in the Edo State House of Assembly and didn’t require to be screened.
The screening was continued in the office of the Majority leader, where their Curriculum vitae were sighted and certificates presented to all twelve of them.
Osagie Inegbedion said that the nominees are persons of high quality, integrity and of high standard and so they will bring out these qualities to make Edo State better once they are appointed.
He also thanked the Governor of Edo State for making them nominees and thanked their various families for their utmost support.
In an interview with the Majority leader in his office, he stated that the screening hasn’t ended yet as investigations will still be carried out to check if they are really fit to serve in government and will be able to bring out their best if they are appointed.
He also said the other 6 nominees will be screened tomorrow June 23, 2017.
Edoleyi Mary reporting from Edo State House of Assembly.
THE MUCH AWAITED LIST ARRIVES
The commissioners’ list that the Edo people has been expecting has finally arrived. The Governor of Edo State, Governor Obaseki sent this list of commissioners to the House of Assembly in an executive message which was titled ‘Request for Confirmation of Nominees for Commissionership’ and dated June 19, 2017.
Among the names that were sent for consideration are: Hon Yekini Idaiye from Akoko Edo LG, Hon Ohonbamu Paul from Egor LG, Barr. E. Agbale from Esan Central LG, Barr. Emmanuel Usoh Esan North-east LG, Magdalene Ohenhen from Esan South-east LG, Eng. Amiolemen Osahon from Esan West LG, Hon Joseph Ughioke from Etsako Central LG, Mr Mika Amonokha from Etsako East LG and Mrs Mariam Abubakar from Etsako West LG.
Others are Mr Osagie John Inegbedion from Igueben LG, Erimona Edorodion Oye from Ikpoba-Okha LG, Prof. (Mrs) Yinka Omoregbe from Oredo LG, Mr Osaze Osenwegie-Ero from Orhionmwon LG, Hon Monday Osaigbovo from Ovia North-east, Dr. Christopher Adesotu from Ovia Southwest LG, Hon Jimoh Ijegbai from Owan East LG, Hon Okun Reginald from Owan West LG and Dr. David Osifo from Uhunmwonde LG.
The letter was sighed by the Governor himself. The speaker said that the nominees should submit 30 copies of their Curriculum vitae to the majority leader, Hon Folly Ogedengbe, chairman House Committee on rules, business and empowerment for screening and those Curriculum vitae should be submitted before 1pm tomorrow.
Edoleyi Mary reporting from Edo State House of Assembly
BILL TO ESTABLISH CATTLE REARING AND GRAZING AGENCY SCALES SECOND READING
The bill to establish cattle rearing and grazing agency which was considered in plenary scales second reading.
Hon Bright Osayande member representing Ovia North-east 2 and the prime mover of the bill appealed to the House to come to the aid of his Constituents as cattles are now seen in Ohovbe primary school compound and classrooms waiting for lessons instead of pupils.
He also said that the herdsmen have come to kill and to destroy the constituents and so the issue of herdsmen should be looked into without much delay.
Hon Victor Edoro member representing Esan Central while narrating the ordeal of herdsmen in his Constituency said that herdsmen attacked a pregnant woman on her farmland in his Constituency and raped her to death and after her death removed the twin babies that were in her womb. When youths protested against the evil and criminal acts of the herdsmen in the Constituency, an overzealous soldier shot a boy amongst them and the said boy is now in the hospital with his leg amputated.
Hon Edoro while speaking to the House was bittered at the criminal acts of the herdsmen in his Constituency and Edo State in general. Hon Edoro described the herdsmen as evil and called their acts the highest order of witchcraft. He called on the House to hurry up the process of passing the bill in his Constituency as his constituents who are mainly farmers now go to their farmlands in groups for fear of being attacked by herdsmen.
The Speaker Rt. Hon Justin Okonoboh while addressing the House said that the bill should be referred to the House committee on Agriculture, House committee on Judiciary and House committee Environment with House committee on Agriculture as the chairman.
Meanwhile, all outstanding committees in the House of Assembly has been dissolved and new ones has been reconstituted.
Edoleyi Mary reporting from Edo State House of Assembly
DEPUTY SPEAKER RECEIVES AWARD
Hon. Mrs Elizabeth Ativie, the deputy speaker of Edo State House of Assembly received an award from dealers of engine oil lubricants, a branch of NUPENG.
This award was presented to Hon Ativie in recognition of her being the first female speaker and now a deputy speaker of the House and her immense contribution to the legislative matters in the State Health Sector and Youth Development in Edo State.
Edoleyi Mary reporting from Edo State House of Assembly
LAWMAKER MOURN YABA LAGOS LCDA CDC CHAIRMAN, APOSTLE JOHN OJO
A member of House of Representatives representing Lagos Mainland Constituency, Hon. AbdulRaheem Olajide Jimoh has commiserated with the entire Yaba community on the death of Apostle General John Ojo.
In a statement released by his media office in Lagos described his death as shocked to the entire Lagos Mainland Constituency.
Apostle General John Ojo who died yesterday after a brief illness was an immediate CDC chairman and APC chairman Ward D, Abule-Ijesha.
According to the lawmaker Apostle General J.O Ojo was an intelligent and courageous man who served his community diligently.
“He was a progressive community development leader in Yaba LCDA. He demonstrated great love for the people he represented through frank presentation of issues affecting the communities.
“He showed credible community leadership style through commitment, faithfulness and transparency. The good footprints he left will never be forgotten. Though death is an inevitable end for all mortals but its very hard to bear the loss, he said
Jimoh eulogised him of his immense contributions to economic and socio-political advancement of the entire Yaba LCDA
He also decribed him as a good christian, man with strength of character who never shied away from speaking his mind
“During my time as Yaba LCDA chairman, We used to consult him over community development and political issues which his summit was of great advantage. It is very painful to lose him,’ Even now that I am federal lawmaker, he said.
“He was like a father to me from the time I have known him till date. Honestly his death has left a gap in Abule-Ijesha and Yaba community politics that will be hard to fill. Not even now that we are warming up for Local Council elections, he said
The lawmaker prayed that God Almighty granted the family, Abule-Ijesha, and the entire Lagos Mainland Constituency the fortitude to bear the lost.
“Apostle General Ojo was undoubtedly set the bar for community leaders and in political circles not only in Yaba LCDA but also in the whole Lagos State. May his soul rest in perfect peace, he said
Enugu State Assembly Latestd News
ENUGU STATE GOVERNMENT AND EEDC SAGA
In continuation of the public hearing of the Enugu house of Assembly on the over billing of customers by EEDC i.e. Enugu Electricity Distribution company.The people of Enugu state present at this hearing told EEDC to install prepaid meters and stop billing them on estimation.
If they cannot achieve this, that they should be ready to leave state.The lawmakers then mandated EEDC to stop billing their customers on Estimation and in meter of days install prepaid meter in every household.
It will be recalled ,that at the beginning of this saga ,the power supply to Enugu government house was disconnected by the EEDC and their officials told news men that they were owned #2.6 Billion naira by the government house. They also disconnected the power supply to the resident of the speaker Enugu house of Assembly Hon.Edward ubosi. He on his own was billed #100000 for one month
Those present at this hearing include the Representatives of EEDC, NERC ie National Electricity Regulation commission ,EFCC and some other organization.At the end it was resolved that EEDC customers should stop paying the estimated bills until the prepaid meters are install for them
By Ujor Charles chima
Delta State Assembly Latest News
DELTA ASSEMBLY OKAY N1BN LOAN REQUEST FOR UBE FUND
The Delta State House of Assembly has ratified Governor Ifeanyo Okowa’s request for N1billion loan facility to enable the state access the Universal Basic Education Fund (UBE) by the federal government.
At the plenary session on Wednesday, the lawmakers gave approval to allow the loan to be exclusively applied for in the payment of 50 percent state counterpart funding by the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) that will enable it access the federal government component fund for the execution of projects in the education sector in the state.
The ratification by the lawmakers was followed by a letter from Governor Okowa which was read on the floor of the House by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori.
Part of the letter reads: “the credit loan facility was…approved by the State Executive Council at its ninth meeting which was held on Tuesday June 6, 2017. [T]he purpose of the letter is to request the ratification of the approval by the House to enable the state government obtain the loan facility.”
The majority leader, Tim Owherfere, moved that the application be accepted, adopted, and was seconded by Anthony Elekeokwuri Oboro Preyor.
In his debate, Mr. Tim Owherfere argued that the letter is to enable the state UBE funds, adding. “The loan facility as sought is to serve as counterpart funding, it is for the betterment of the state.
In a swift reaction, an All Progressive Congress (APC) chieftain, Mr. John Attewere, alleged that the approval of the loan was a means for the governor to enrich himself, adding that his “SMART Agenda, portends pains for Deltans.”
While urging Deltans to resist unnecessary loans, the APC state stalwart lamented the huge debts of over N700billion in the state through loans, alleging the state is in a state of decayed infrastructure.
Similarly, a member of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the state, Mr. Felix Oweh, described the governor’s prosperity for all Deltans as failure and urged him to brace up to the challenge of providing dividends of democracy for the people.
Enugu Assembly News
ENUGU HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY ON TETFUND
The honourable members of the Enugu house of Assembly in a unanimous decision asked the state Government to compel the contractors handling the TETFUND projects at Enugu state owned high institution,
Most especially the ones at IMT i.e. institute of Management and Technology Enugu to Complete those projects they have collected huge amount of money for.
The lawmakers showed their displeasure over the reckless abandon of those projects to the detriment of students that should have been making use of them.
BY: Ujor Charles chima
Taraba State Assembly News
HERDSMEN ARMS STORM TARABA ASSEMBLY
MEMBERS of Taraba State chapter of Miyeti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, clad with arms, yesterday, took its protest against the state’s Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranchers Establishment Bill 2017 to the House of Assembly, threatening breakdown of law if the bill is passed.
The anti-open grazing bill was sponsored as an executive bill to the state House of Assembly by Governor Darius Ishaku about a month ago.
The speech of the state’s Chairman of Miyeti Allah, Sahabi Tukur, was read by Alhaji Adamu Azo at the gate of the Taraba State House of Assembly before the Speaker, Peter Diah, and other members of House.
The association described the bill as a move targeted to subdue the Fulani tribe and also to undermine and restrict activities of the Fulani tribe in the state.
The group called on the lawmakers to stop the bill in the collective interest of the people of the state. It also threatened that there would be a breakdown of law and order, should the House pass the bill into law.
While addressing newsmen, the Speaker, Diah, condemned the threats by the Chairman of Miyeti Allah, noting that the association was protesting in ignorance since the issues raised during the protest were accommodated within the proposed bill.
He said the committee set up by the House of Assembly to handle the process of the bill had given three weeks within which to conduct public hearing on the bill before passage, where all issues that appear unclear will be addressed.
He called on Miyeti Allah to compile all areas they are not comfortable with as a memorandum for the public hearing, stressing that the Assembly had given room for groups and individuals to attend the public hearing with their lawyers.
He described the protest as a deliberate move by Miyeti Allah to cause public disorder in the state capital, as the group did not follow due process, which was the reason security did not allow them access into the assembly complex.
He said: “How can you mobilise for protest and you allow your members to carry arms? The Assembly is an organised place and the security will not allow disorder.
“I think that was why they were not allowed access into the complex, but as a leader who was elected by the people, I insisted I will attend to them, even in the midst of their weapons.
… while Tiv leader raises alarm
Meanwhile, President-General of Tiv Cultural and Social Association in Taraba State, Chief Goodman Dahida, yesterday, raised alarm that herdsmen have taken over highways in the state, robbing motorists and passengers.
Dahida, who alleged that he was robbed alongside Senior Special Assistant to Governor Darius Ishaku on Revenue Mobilisation Matters, Jerry Tyolanga, and two others, at Iwari village on Wukari-Jalingo Highway, said the herdsmen had now taken their criminal activities from the farms to the highways, urging the Federal and state governments to step in.
Tyolanga also lamented that the incident almost took the life of a former member of the state House Assembly, Donga Gbashi, who was in a state of shock while the operation lasted.
He said: “They conducted a thorough search of Tyolanga’s car and they took all our monies and other valuables.”
We were so unfortunate to be the first car that ran into them when they blocked the road, just a few kilometres to Iwale from Wukari.
“They asked all of us to lie face down; they were speaking in Hausa and Fulani languages, and their pronunciations were that of enlightened Fulani persons.
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The Speaker of Taraba State House of Assembly Ebel Peter Diya however urge the group to be law abiding as the law is arm at profiling solution to the harms that is done to both lives and properties, which also shall be for the benefits of the herdsmen and farmers. He said, the Governor who is sorely behind the passing of the bill as stated by the Speaker says he has interest of the whole state against the insinuations of other who says the bill has a bias intention.
Musa Muhammed Tsoken, Reporting From Taraba State House Assembly.
Edo State Assembly News
FLOODING IN BENIN-LAGOS EXPRESSWAY
The Edo State House of Assembly on Tuesday June 6, 2017, looked into matters of urgent public importance as presented by Hon. Eghe Sunday Osazemwinde, member representing Ovia North-east 1.
The matter titled ” Flooding Menace Ravaging Benin-Lagos Expressway” was presented to the House by Hon. Eghe Osazemwinde, who presented the issue to the House as it affects the good people of Ovia North-east. He said the road needs sudden attention to avoid flood from destroying the road as well as the lives and properties of the inhabitants of Ovia North-east.
The part of the road that needed urgent attention is opposite S and T barracks in Esiehor, Benin-Lagos expressway.
He asked the House to come to the aid of his people by doing the necessary amendment so that the free flow of water and vehicles will be enabled, because “a stitch in time saves nine”. He also said that he’s aware that the road is a Federal road but his people were suffering, and the road needs urgent attention which only the House can provide.
He was ably supported by the other law makers.
Edoleyi Mary reporting from Edo State House of Assembly
BILL TO PROHIBIT STREET BEGGING AND OTHERS SCALES THROUGH SECOND READING
The Edo State House of Assembly on Monday June 5, 2017, gave a second reading to a bill that prohibits street begging, trading on walkways, and hawking in Edo State.
The bill which was first read on April 5, 2017 has been looked into by a committee of 14 members with its chairman as Hon. (Mrs) Elizabeth Ativie deputy speaker of the House and member representing Uhunmwonde Constituency.
The bill had a second reading today as the chairman of the committee Hon. Ativie presented the findings and recommendations about the bill to the House. She said that the rate at which beggars multiplied in Edo State was alarming, especially since young women with babies strapped to their backs are now being transported into the state with younger children in trailers that are supposed to be used to transport cows. She concluded that the bill be passed without further delay.
Hon. Sunday Aghedo, member representing Ovia Southwest called for immediate implementation of this bill as him and the good people of Ovia Southwest whom he’s representing was in support of the bill.
Hon. Ojo Asien however said that the hawking should only be prohibited for only children within school ages and not adults, as most adults’ source of survival was hawking.
The Edo Speaker, Rt. Hon. Justin Okonoboh after listening to all the other Honourables’ contributions said that the bill was on point as it came at a time when the Edo State Governor is trying to decongest the state.
The speaker asked for the House to observe a minute silence for the demise of two of their staff who passed on recently. He prayed for their souls to rest in peace.
The bill is to be reviewed at a later date while sitting has been adjourned till Tuesday June 6, 2017.
Edoleyi Mary reporting from Edo State House of Assembly
————————————————————-OGBA ZOO: NEED TO TAKE URGENT ACTION
The Edo State House of Assembly in plenary on May 31, 2017 received a petition from one Mr Joseph Omorojie as regards the state of Ogba zoo. The petition dated May 30, 2017 was titled “Sorry State of Ogba Zoo And Need For Government To Take Urgent Action”.Read More
Delta State Assembly News Forum
Speaker Of Delta State House Of Assembly Conferred With Chieftaincy Title Rt. Hon. Monday Igbuya, the Speaker Of Delta State House Of Assembly, went half-unclad as he was recently conferred with a new title as the Ukude R’Ovie of Ughelli kingdom. The speaker also took a bow to His Royal Majesty, Dr Wilson Ojakovo Oharisi III JP after his title conferment.
Photo News From National Assembly
Indigenes of Benue State today, thursday 16th March, 2017 at the entrance of the national Assembly, protesting the killings in the State by Fulani herdsmen. Reports by:Iorter Peter. 16.03.2017