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Saraki Faults Governors and Military On IPOB

Saraki Faults Governors and Military On IPOB

Senate president Bukola Saraki has said that the declarations made by the Southeast governors and the Nigerian Army on the Independent People of Biafra, IPOB contravene the Constitution of Nigeria. Saraki, a former governor said the two groups flouted the constitution with their pronouncements, insisting that he believed that should the decisions espoused in the

Protesters Storm National Assembly

Some protesters, on Wednesday, stormed the National Assembly complex demanding a legislation that would prescribe the death penalty as punishment for corruption in the country. Speaking under the auspices of a group called, Voice of the Voiceless, they said there was no way Nigeria would make progress, if corruption in public office was not brought

INEC Shifts Date for Submission of Candidate List

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has moved the deadline for the submission of political parties’ candidates list for governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections from December 25 to December 26, 2014. This was disclosed by Kayode Idowu, Chief Press Secretary to the INEC chairman, on Thursday evening in Abuja. He said “the commission

Okonjo-Iweala Presents 2015 Budget

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the minister of finance has presented the 2015 budget estimates of about N4.3trillion to the National Assembly. Okonjo-Iweala, who laid the document in separate appearances before the Senate and the House of Representatives, did not make any speeches while presenting the budget. Bright Okogwu, the Director-General, Budget Office of the Federation and some

Chaos As Tambuwal Is Denied Access To National Assembly Complex

There is chaos in the National Assembly complex as Aminu Tambuwal, Speaker of the House of Representatives and other members of the House were on Thursday denied access to the assembly complex by security officials. TELL learnt that attempts by Tambuwal to access the National Assembly complex were met with teargas canisters fired by the

Victims Seek Life Imprisonment For Rapists

Rape victims on Thursday besieged the National Assembly, demanding that bills that seek to protect women and children against violence are passed before the end of the current legislative session. The protesters, mostly young ladies, who shared their agonizing rape experiences, had female federal lawmakers almost in tears as they listened to them. A bill,

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