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November, 2017

 

LIBYA SLAVE AUCTION IS A SLAP ON US, SAYS SP

LIBYA SLAVE AUCTION IS A SLAP ON US, SAYS SP Saraki is not happy with the slow response of the federal government on the Libya slave auction. The Nigerian Senate has condemned the sale of Nigerians at various slave trade markets in Libya. The decision of the Senate was sequel to a motion by Senator Baba Kaka Gabari(Borno south) on the urgent need to protect Nigerians citizens from the Libya Slavery Auctions. Gabari noted with dismay the latest report being aired on CNN of slave markets at various locations acrossRead More


IN-LAWS ‘THROW OUT’ CHILDLESS WINDOW OF LATE TARABA LAWMAKER

IN-LAWS ‘THROW OUT’ CHILDLESS WINDOW OF LATE TARABA LAWMAKER The in-laws of Rukkayya, widow of late Taraba lawmaker Abdulmumini Dame, have reportedly thrown her out of her matrimonial home. Rukkayya was reportedly dispossessed of the home she shared with the late Dame in Jalingo just weeks after the lawmaker representing Ardo–Kola in the state House of Assembly was laid to rest. Narrating her ordeal to newsmen, Rukkayya accused her husband’s relatives of burying the lawmaker without her consent. “While I insisted that Muslim rites be observed, his younger brother, DennisRead More


GOVERNOR OBASEKI PRESENTS 2018 BUDGET

GOVERNOR OBASEKI PRESENTS 2018 BUDGET Mr Obaseki, the Governor of Edo State, today presented the year 2018 Appropriation Bill and Budget of 146 billion tagged “the Budget of Growth” to the Edo State House of Assembly. In his words, “we have a budget of N146, 659, 830, 444, which is a 15% increase over the year 2017 budget. The 2018 budget contains N66 for recurrent and N79.8 as capital expenditure.” Analyzing the budget estimates, Obaseki said a larger part of 2018 budget will be devoted to physical and social infrastructureRead More


REPS PROPOSES COMMUNICATION SERVICE TAX FOR EMERGENCY NEEDS AND SERVICES.

REPS PROPOSES COMMUNICATION SERVICE TAX FOR EMERGENCY NEEDS AND SERVICES. The unemployed youths, elderly and indigent will soon smile as sustainability allowances trust bill has been creatively proposed to establish a fund to be known as the unemployed youths, elderly and indigent sustainability allowances trust fund with 30% of the money accruing from the Communication Service Tax to be utilized for the Emergency needs and Services such as payment of stipends to the unemployed, subsidizing infant, hypertension and diabetes drugs. The House Committee on Women Affairs and Social Development todayRead More


DRAMA AS KADUNA ASSEMBLY SUSPENDS TWO MEMBERS

DRAMA AS KADUNA ASSEMBLY SUSPENDS TWO MEMBERS Kaduna State House of Assembly, KSHA, at its plenary on Tuesday, suspended two of its members, Danladi Angulu Kwasu, representing Zangon Kataf and Hon. Bityong Yakubu Nkom of Kaura constituency. The members were suspended for their alleged involvement in activities capable of bringing the house to disrepute. Mukhtar Isa Hazo, Basawa, had moved the motion that the assembly ,which is rated among the best in the country should not allow anything that would tarnish the long-time built image. “Based on their engagement inRead More


OYO STRIKING STAFF PROTEST, SEEK LAWMAKERS’ INTERVENTION

OYO STRIKING STAFF PROTEST, SEEK LAWMAKERS’ INTERVENTION STRIKING staff of tertiary institutions owned by Oyo State Government has sought the intervention of the state House of Assembly in the impasse with the government over the restoration of 100 subventions and payment of salary arrears running between seven and fifteen months. This formed the basis of a protest of the affected staff led by Chairman, Joint Action Committee of the five trade unions of the six Oyo State-owned tertiary institutions, Mr Babatunde Adeniyi, to the House of Assembly, on Tuesday. BackedRead More


BILL TO EMPOWER NSCDC MANAGE CCTV: REPS

BILL TO EMPOWER NSCDC MANAGE CCTV: REPS The House of Representatives on Wednesday commenced public hearing on eight (8) bills referred to Committee on Interior. The bills seek to improve on prisons reforms, security measures that encourage lawful immigration and secure Nigeria borders among others. Chairman of the committee, Rep. Adams Jagaba in his opening speech, said that the amendment of the bill was apt in view of the security challenges confronting the country. One of the Bills to empower Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to control CloseRead More


$1 BILLION OGONI CLEANUP: SENATE COMMITTEE LAUNCHES PROBE, VISITS WIKE

$1 BILLION OGONI CLEANUP: SENATE COMMITTEE LAUNCHES PROBE, VISITS WIKE The Senate Committee on environment headed by Senator Oluremi Tinubu on Monday, paid a courtesy visit to Rivers state governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike as part of their oversight function and to investigate the clean-up of Ogoniland. It will be recalled that the Senate in June initiated moves to probe the President Muhamadu Buhari’s Ogoni land cleanup as the legislature directed its committee on environment to investigate the implementation of the cleanup. The exercise which was launched by president Buhari costRead More


EX-EDO DEPUTY SPEAKER’S SONS SENT TO PRISON PRISON FOR ATTEMPTING TO KILL THEIR FATHER IN BENIN

EX-EDO DEPUTY SPEAKER’S SONS SENT TO PRISON PRISON FOR ATTEMPTING TO KILL THEIR FATHER IN BENIN A Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Benin-City, the Edo state capital, have on Monday, remanded the sons of the state’s former speaker for allegedly threatening to kill their father. Two sons of a former Deputy Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Hon. Fred Omoigberai, have been remanded in prison custody by an Evbuoriaria Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Benin-City for allegedly threatening to kill their father and for other cultism-related charges. TheRead More


SENATOR AND REP CLASHED AT AIRPORT.

SENATOR AND REP CLASHED AT AIRPORT. Adamu Kamale, a house member representing Michika/Madagali escaped from death on Wednesday, November 23, after he clashed with a senator over the distribution of relief materials to internally displaced people. The incident took place at the Yola International Airport when the senator representing Adamawa central senatorial zone, Abdulaziz Nyako, clashed with Kamale. The national assembly members and some other stakeholders were set to be on their way to deliver relief materials to Madagali following the bomb blasts that rocked the area when the clashRead More