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Thursday, December 14th, 2017

 

LAWMAKERS HAIL PLANNED PROJECT FOR LAGOS

LAWMAKERS HAIL PLANNED PROJECT FOR LAGOS Lawmakers in the Lagos State House of Assembly on Tuesday said that the N1.046 trillion Lagos State Budget proposal Government would facilitate growth and development. The lawmakers hailed the state Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode for prioritising capital expenditure. According to them, since the 2017 budget performance was above 70 per cent, the 2018 budget will transform the state, especially through a planned power project. Ambode presented the 2018 budget proposal tagged: “Budget of Progress and Development” before the state House of Assembly on Monday. TheRead More


ABSENTEEISM IS A BIG PROBLEM AT THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY.

ABSENTEEISM IS A BIG PROBLEM AT THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY Many members rarely attended plenary last week or spent quality time at committee proceedings. On Thursday, the House listed important bills for debate on the floor. The session was presided over by the Deputy Speaker, Mr. Yussuff Lasun. The long title of one of the bills is: “A Bill for an Act to Amend the Evidence Act, 2011 to Accommodate Modern Development Relating to Admissibility of Confessional Statement; to Render Illegally Obtained Evidence Inadmissible; Give Discretion to the Court with RegardRead More


COURT ORDERS SARAKI TO SWEAR-IN OKONKWO AS SENATOR FOR ANAMBRA

COURT ORDERS SARAKI TO SWEAR-IN OKONKWO AS SENATOR FOR ANAMBRA The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Wednesday, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to forthwith, issue Certificate of Return to Dr. Obiora Okonkwo of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as the validly elected representative for Anambra Central Senatorial District. The court, in a judgment that was delivered by Justice John Tsoho, further ordered the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki to immediately swear-in the plaintiff to occupy the Senatorial seat which has been vacant since 2015. The verdict followedRead More


TOYIN OJORA SARAKI NAMED AS UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE (UHC) GLOBAL CHAMPION

TOYIN OJORA SARAKI NAMED AS UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE (UHC) GLOBAL CHAMPION As the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Forum convenes in Tokyo, this week, bringing together over 300 high-level policymakers, including heads of state and ministers of health and finance, Her Excellency, Mrs Toyin Ojora Saraki, Founder-President of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA), has been named as a UHC Global Champion. The forum itself coincides with Universal Health Coverage Day, which takes place on 12th December, each year. UHC is defined as people and communities being able to use the promotive,Read More


SARAKI TO APPEAL 3 OTHER CHARGES TO SUPREME COURT

SARAKI TO APPEAL 3 OTHER CHARGES TO SUPREME COURT The President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, was successful today as the Court of Appeal dismissed 13 out of the 18 count charges that were filed against him. Recall that in a unanimous decision, the two-man panel tribunal headed by Justice Danladi Umar, held that Federal Government failed to prove essential elements of all the allegations it leveled against Saraki. Also recall that the tribunal held that oral and documentary evidence that the federal government adduced before it wereRead More