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The Supreme Court had strong words for disobedient Speaker Dogara and Hembe

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The Supreme Court delivered a ruling months ago sacking a Taraba senator, Sani Abubakar Danladi, and a Taraba member of the House of Representatives, Herman Hembe. Whereas the senate president, Bukola Saraki, immediately obeyed the court and swore in the rightful winner, Shuabu Isa Lau; the House Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, ...

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Two months of recess: National assembly postpone resumption

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The National Assembly has postponed its resumption from recess by an extra week without citing any reason. The lawmakers have been on their annual recess since July 27 and were previously scheduled to resume next Tuesday, September 19. With the postponement, it means the National Assembly will be on recess ...

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The Scoop Explains: How laws are made in Nigeria

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Nigeria operates a bi-cameral system of legislature at the national level. This means that legislative function is divided between two legislative chambers – Senate and House of Reps (HOR). In Nigeria, we have 109 Senators and 360 HOR members who represent their constituents at the legislative Chambers. The process of ...

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Senate committee says it will expose banks used for MMM

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The Senate Committee on Information Communication Technology (ICT) and Cybercrime has accused some commercial banks in the country of being in cahoots with the Mavro Mondial Movement (MMM) scheme which collapsed recently, with many Nigerians losing money in the scheme. The committee’s Vice Chairman, Senator Foster Ogolo (Bayelsa West), said ...

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“He is a loose cannon”: Senate accuses Sagay of spreading lies and hate speeches

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The Senate has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to rein in the chairman of the Presidential Action Committee on Anti-Corruption (PACAC), Professor Itse Sagay who it accused of spreading falsehood and making hate speeches against the National Assembly. In a statement by its spokesman, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, the Senate stated ...

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Stella Oduah threatens to quit as process goes against her in race for Anambra governor

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Senator Stella Oduah, who is running for governor of Anambra State under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has threatened to withdraw from the race if the party does not correct irregularities in the process. Her grouse against the party stems from the conduct of its ward congress ...

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National Assembly feels the heat; promises to reconsider its “legislative mistake”

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The ruling All Progressives Party (APC) consistently clamored for a restructuring of the country during the campaigns in the buildup to the last polls. However its actions since winning the presidency and the majority in both houses of the national assembly have been hostile to the doctrine of restructuring. Things ...

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Going, going…: 52% of registered voters reportedly sign register to recall Sen. Melaye

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The march by some members of the Kogi West electorate to recall their senator, Dino Melaye, is on course as indications emerged on Monday that 52.3% of voters in the Senatorial district have signed the recall register. If that milestone is verified by INEC, it means that opponents of the ...

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Kogi West begins the ‘time-wasting’, ‘impossible’ process to recall Sen. Dino Melaye

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Some constituents of Kogi West have finally decided that they have had enough of their indecorous, showboating senator, Dino Melaye. If social media commentary is anything to go by, lots of Nigerians arrived at that point a while ago. However, most Nigerians have no power to do anything about it. ...

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House of Representatives direct IGP to enforce police dress code

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The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has been directed by the House of Representatives to ensure that officers and men of the Force dress properly in uniform to prevent identity crisis and portray the force as a disciplined organisation. The written motion was moved by Rep. Ajisafe Olowookere (Ondo-APC), and was ...

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Senate investigates lopsided recruitment in DSS

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The Senate Committee on Federal Character and Inter- Governmental Affairs on Thursday said it has started an investigation into the alleged lopsidedness in the recruitment of Cadet Officers in the Department of State Services (DSS). Senator Tijjani Kaura, Chairman of the Committee, said that following petitions from some concerned Nigerians, the committee was prompted to ...

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Kano Assembly constitutes eight-man committee to probe Emir Sanusi

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An eight-man committee has been set up by  the Kano State House of Assembly to investigate the allegations levelled against the Emir of Kano, Mallam Mohammad Sanusi II. This followed allegations of defamation of character, breach of oath of office/oath of allegiance, abuse of office privileges and protocol, political and religious interference, ...

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Delta Assembly impeach and suspend Speaker

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The Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Monday Igbuya, representing Sapele Constituency, has been impeached over allegations of financial misappropriation, high-handedness, incompetence and unacceptable leadership style. Igbuya was removed and suspended for three months on Thursday, at plenary presided by the Deputy Speaker, Friday Asanebi. The motion for the impeachment ...

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NLNG kicks as House of Reps passes NLNG Amendment Bill

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ABUJA ON SUNDAY (8/1/12).

The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed into law a bill for the amendment of the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Limited, NLNG, (Fiscal incentive, Guarantees and Assurances) Act. The bill seeks to enforce a statutory contribution of three percent of the annual budget of NLNG to the Niger Delta Development ...

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Dogara calls for constitutional role for traditional rulers

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The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has advocated for a constitutional role for traditional leaders in the country. According to NAN, Yakubu Dogara made this known on Sunday, during a courtesy visit to Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi in Birnin Kebbi, on the sideline of the turbaning ...

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2017 budget ready next week – Senate Leader

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Senate Leader, Senator Ahmed Lawan, says the 2017 budget estimates will be ready next week, barring any last minute eventuality. Ahmed Lawan, speaking with State House correspondents after a private meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, yesterday, said the passage of the document this month was ...

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Osun Senator Isiaka Adeleke is dead

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Senator representing Osun West Senatorial District in the upper chamber of the National Assembly, Isiaka Adeleke, is dead. Adeleke’s death occurred on Sunday morning at a hospital in Osogbo following a heart attack. The 62-year old former governor was elected to the Senate on the platform of the All Progressives ...

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If you believe this report, Tinubu is to blame for all the problems of PDP senators

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Thisday newspaper has a story out in its Sunday edition, quoting unnamed members of the Senate caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who have reportedly accused a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, “of working in cahoots with the Economic and Financial Crimes ...

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Sani wants El-Rufai punished for memo which tries to position him as “competent alternative” to Buhari

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Senator Shehu Sani (Kaduna Central) and Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna are not best friends. Their rivalry in has been one of the sub-themes of Kaduna politics in the last two years. Following the leak of a memo sent last September by El-Rufai to President Muhammadu Buhari, the senator has ...

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Sahara Reporters is obsessed with me – Saraki says

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Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has accused online newspaper, Sahara Reporters and its publisher, Omoyele Sowore, of harbouring an obsessive to “fabricate lies and and create phantom information designed to libel him.” In a statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki said it is from ...

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