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Gbajabiamila Emerges Reps’ Majority Leader

Gbajabiamila Emerges Reps’ Majority Leader

The leadership crisis in the House of Representatives appears to have been solved, as Femi Gbajabiamila, the three-term member, representing Surulere Federal Constituency of Lagos, emerged the Majority Leader of the 8th House. Yakubu Dogara, the speaker of the house, announced his appointment as they resumed sitting earlier today, Tuesday, July 28. Other positions announced by the leadership of the green chamber include Buba Jubril as the deputy majority leader, Alhassan Dogwa was made the Chief Whip

The Senate on Tuesday, passed the Criminal Justice Bill that would  ensure speedy dispensation of justice in the country

Senate Passes Criminal Justice Bill

The Senate on Tuesday, passed the Criminal Justice Bill that would ensure speedy dispensation of justice in the country. According to Umaru Dahiru Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, the Bill would promote efficient management of criminal justice institutions when signed into law by the president. He said the bill will also help to protect the rights and interests of suspects, defendants and victims. Dahiru noted that the Bill has merged

Ezekwezili Condemns Confirmation of Obanikoro

Ezekwezili Condemns Confirmation of Obanikoro

Oby Ezekwesili, former minister of Education has criticized today’s nomination and confirmation of Musiliu Obanikoro, a former lawmaker, as a Minister. While describing the nomination by the Senate as morally repugnant, Ezekwesili also described the senators who approved the confirmation as shameless fellows. “So despite Ekitigate, our Senate confirmed the morally repugnant nomination of Obanikoro as a Minister by our President? Shameless lot. The issue of Obanikoro’s nomination and confirmation has no political context for

Senate Confirms Obanikoro

Senate Confirms Obanikoro

The Nigerian Senate has confirmed embattled Musiliu Obanikoro as Minister of the Federal Republic despite a walk-out staged by Senators who are members of the All Progressives Congress, APC. Obanikoro was asked to take a bow rather than be screened by the Senate. This is consistent with the tradition of the upper legislative chamber when screening a former member of the Senate. However, it is also the tradition of the Senate not to confirm the

Senate Approves Extra $200m Loan Request For Jonathan

Bomb Scare at the National Assembly

Personnel of the State Security Service, SSS are currently scanning for bomb in the National Assembly complex, Abuja, the federal capital territory, FCT.   Security agents had asked lawmakers and other staff in the complex to vacate the arena latest by 2.pm following reports that an explosive material was planted in the building.   TELL observed that officers and men of the security forces are on intensive scanning for the purported bomb in the complex.

Senate Approves Extra $200m Loan Request For Jonathan

SENATE PASSES N4.695 TRILLION 2014 BUDGET

The Senate on Wednesday passed N4.695 trillion as the 2014 national budget. The budget is N52.2bn more than the N4.642 trillion submitted by President Goodluck Jonathan to the National Assembly on December 19, 2013, through the Co-ordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. Main points of the 2014 budget approved by the upper chambers at its plenary presided over by the Senate President David Mark are, Statutory Transfers (N408, 687,

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Budget on the Altar of Politics

Despite public outcry on the need to cut the cost of governance, the executive and the legislature continue to encourage corruption through padding of national budgets It is not so difficult to see that the split in the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the gale of defections in the National Assembly, NASS, are the reasons the passage of the 2014 budget would be delayed. For the first time, legislators, especially in the Senate, are

The Senate on Tuesday, passed the Criminal Justice Bill that would  ensure speedy dispensation of justice in the country

Endless Wait for 2014 Budget

Threats to block executive bills, including the 2014 budget, by members of the opposition All Progressives Congress in the National Assembly may further worsen the economy A recent report by the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics, NBS, estimates that 54 per cent of Nigerian youths are currently unemployed, while the rate of unemployment keeps rising, from 21.1 per cent in 2010 to 23.9 per cent in 2011. The figure is said to be above 25 per

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