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Mr Danladi Jatau, PDP Minority Leader and member, representing Kokona West Constituency, in Nasarawa State House of Assembly, has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Senate, on Tuesday, upon resumption from its two weeks recess, adjourned plenary till Wednesday, 14th March, 2021, over the recent death of two members of the National Assembly.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday disclosed that the state Houses of Assembly should be held responsible for the delayed autonomy for local government areas in Nigeria.
Speaker of House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that the issue of local government autonomy is not for the National Assembly to address.
The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ahmed Wase; and Minority Leader of the House, Ndudi Elumelu, have called for full autonomy for local governments in Nigeria, stating that it is the only way dividends of democracy can get to the people at the grass roots.
The minority leader of the senate, Enyinnaya Harcourt Abaribe, Wednesday, faulted President Muhammadu Buhari’s medical check-up in London.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has lamented that Nigeria’s foreign missions are full of embarrassing stories.
The minority leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, has appealed to the federal government to listen to Nigerian youth, by taking cognizance of issues that are of interest to them.
Ahead of next week’s House of Representatives by-election for the vacant seat of Aba North/South federal constituency, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia State has stepped up its campaign for its candidate, Hon Mascot Uzor Kalu, the party also resolving to centre its campaign on infrastructure and social welfare, stating that it won’t be distracted by what it described as a ‘campaign of calumny’ by its main rival, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), in the state.
A group, under the aegis of Coalition of Igbo Progressive Youths Worldwide has said the Armed Forces Commission Bill, sponsored by the Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe deserves passage by the National Assembly as it would go a long way in addressing observed lopsided appointments in the security sector.
The Senate Adhoc Committee on the Review of the 1999 Constitution has disclosed that it will release the schedule of events for the forthcoming public hearings on the amendment of the constitution by next week.
Speaking at plenary on Wednesday, the Leader of the House, Hon. Alhassan Doguwa, explained that in a bicameral legislature, it is expedient for both chambers to work together and give concurrence to bills passed before such bills can come into effect.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said revising or altering constituencies based on 15-year-old (2006 census) population data is ‘’inappropriate”, saying the well-known rapidity of population changes in Nigeria will make nonsense of any outcome.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has demanded a public apology from Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe over his negative utterances against Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi.
As part of reconciliatory moves, the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has met with the minority leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu and recognised him as the leader of the party in the green chamber.
The Nigerian Senate has mandated its committees on Basic and Tertiary Education to investigate allegations of abuse of $20 million meant to implement the Safe Schools Initiative of the Federal Government.
The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has met with the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, and handed over the affairs of the opposition in the lower house to him.
Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, had on February 10, mandated the Committee on Foreign Affairs to confirm General Abayomi Olonisakin (retd) (Ekiti); Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai (retd) (Borno); Vice Admiral Ibok- Ette Ibas (retd) (Cross River); Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar(retd) (Bauchi); and Air Vice Marshal Muhammad S. Usman (Rtd) (Kano) as non-career ambassadors of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, and the governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, were on Wednesday in Abuja presented with the Honourary Fellowship Award of the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS) alongside a former Minister of Defence, Brig-General Mansur Dan-Ali (rtd) and the Emir of Nasarawa, HRH Alh. Ibrahim Usman Jibril, at the institution’s 2021 investiture ceremony.
Academic Staff from public institutions across the country have so far accessed over N120 billion for training, within and outside Nigeria, from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) since its inception in 2008.
The Gombe State Government has approved the sum of N1.499 billion for the supply and installation of biometric attendance system to check payroll fraud in the state’s civil service.
The national caretaker/extraordinary convention planning committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has disowned a zoning arrangement list in circulation on the social media.
Rome’s Stadio Olimpico has been “fully confirmed” as a venue for Euro 2020 matches after the Italian government guaranteed the presence of at least 25 per cent of fans, UEFA announced on Wednesday.
Pep Guardiola has said that City’s 2-1 Premier League defeat to Leeds should not detract from the incredible achievements his side has accomplished this season.
Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed Alex Iwobi is fit for their Premier League game against Brighton & Hove Albion on Monday.
Former Vice President of Nigeria and Wazirin of Adamawa, Atiku Abubakar, has congratulated Muslims in Nigeria and across the globe for witnessing yet again, the commencement of fasting in the Holy month of Ramadan.
The Minister of Water Resources, Engineer Suleiman Adamu, has stated that he has no political ambition come 2023 as spread in some quarters.
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state, Saturday said the Governors and leaders of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, have revolved that they would not repeat the mistakes of 2015 that cost the party the leadership in the country.