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In a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Kunle Somorin, on Tuesday, the budget presentation will afford the governor the opportunity to highlight some major achievements of his administration so far and how it intends to chart a new course for the state in the coming year.
President Muhammadu Buhari has presented the Finance Bill 2020 to the House of Representatives for consideration and passage into law.
The House of Representatives has summoned the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, over the recent comments made by a member of the British parliament, Tom Tugendhat, against a former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon.
The Senate, which asked the President to restructure and remodel the nation’s security architecture, also demanded a probe into the allegations of corruption and financial leakage levelled against some top hierarchy of the military.
A move to invite President Muhammadu Buhari to brief the House of Representatives on the security situation in the country as a result of the recent killing of farmers in Borno state on Tuesday sharply divided the House of Representatives.
The House of Representatives may today reach a resolution to invite President Muhammadu Buhari to give explanations on the true security situation of the country.
According to him, “The Chairman of INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu deserves to be commended for stepping aside and handing over to an acting chairman in anticipation of his confirmation by the Senate. Professor Yakubu has indeed by that singular act proved to be a man of honour who has total respect for the laws of the land. It is difficult to see a government appointee act in such honourable manner – stepping down on his own volition from an office he has been reappointed, to await legislative endorsement as required by law. We have seen cases where appointees whose appointment by law requires Senate confirmation will stubbornly remain in office even when such approval was yet to be granted by the Red Chamber. For instance, you will recall how the embattled immediate past Chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, obstinately remained in office for over four years despite several rejections of his appointment by the Senate.
Prominent Urhobo leaders have called on investors to harness the huge agricultural potentials in Urhobo land to create employment and reduce the level of poverty among the people of the ethnic nationality.
The Senate has decried women participation in public governance in Sub-Saharan Africa, saying that its present status of below 24.7 per cent was grossly not a good representation and also not acceptable.
The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA), Hon Femi Bamisile, has called for financial autonomy for Local Governments.
The Director-General of the National Centre for Women Development (NCWD), Mrs. Mary Ekpere-Eta, has called for family, institutional and community support for survivors of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV), saying all forms of violence against women should not be treated as family matters.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has condemned in the strongest terms, the killing of about 43 rice farmers in Zabarmari, Borno State by Boko Haram insurgents.
An Edo state-based lawyer and notary public, Olayiwola Afolabi, has called on the federal government to institute a judicial panel of inquiry to investigate attacks on police officers by suspected hoodlums during the #EndSARS protest that went violent leading to the destruction of properties and loss of lives across the country.
The House of Representatives Committee on the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), is seeking to have the Interim Management Committee (IMC), of the Commission and a number of contractors investigated and prosecuted by anti graft agencies should they fail to account for N81.5bn suspicious spending from January to May, 2020.
Mr. Benjamin Kalu, Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Media and Public Affairs, says Nigeria must strengthen its laws to ensure politics is practiced without ethnic, religious or tribal considerations.
Spokesperson of House of Representatives Hon Benjamin Kalu has said the House has completed the probe into the activities of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
A member of the House of Representatives, Honourable Shina Abiola Peller says the voice of Nigerian youths must be heard with a view to making them take responsibility and participate in the sociopolitical processes of the country.
The former minority leader, House of Representatives, Leo Ogor, has called on the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to wade into the communal crisis between the Ozoro and Oleh communities of Delta and bring those behind it to book.
The European Union (EU) in collaboration with the German government has donated a solar hybrid system to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Daily Times reports.
Goalkeeper Alisson Becker added to Liverpool’s long injury list as Caoimhin Kelleher was handed his Champions League debut for Ajax’s visit to Anfield on Tuesday night.
Nigeria's former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has been named by business magazine Forbes as the African of the Year, becoming the first woman to clinch the award.
Popular Nollywood star, Gideon Okeke, has enjoined Nigerians to boycott Nollywood movies, TV shows, due to the ill-treatment of actors in the industry.
Under the Special Open Apprenticeship Scheme, the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) Katsina State office has commenced the training of 1700 persons drawn from across the 34 local government areas of the state.
US President Donald Trump on Tuesday urged the governor of Georgia to halt the state’s upcoming senate race and reiterated his baseless claims that the November presidential election saw widespread voter fraud.
Minister of State for Health, Sen. Adeleke Mamora, said in Calabar on Saturday that Nigeria must pay greater attention to the psychiatric health of the people as the nation grappled with increased substance abuse.
The Centre for Environmental Sustainability and Development Awareness (CESDA) has called for synergy among stakeholders in order to curb issue of open defecation and improper way of waste disposal in the country.
Chairman of Sudan’s Sovereignty Council Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday discussed arrangements about removing Sudan from the list of states sponsoring terrorism in the coming weeks.
The House of Representatives has mandated its Committee on Foreign Affairs to investigate alleged racketeering of overseas posting, costing the ministry millions of Naira.