2023: ‘Vote us out if you’re tired of our faces’ – Lawan tells Nigerians

Ahead of 2023 General Election, Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan has asked Nigerians not to vote for them if they have failed the people and they are tired of seeing their faces. Lawan, has warned that there could be anarchy if the Senate is scrapped as being clamoured by some Nigerians because of the perceived jumbo pay being earned by the Senators.  Rather, he challenged those who are not comfortable with the senators in the current 9th Senate to vote them out in 2023 if they don’t like their faces. Lawan also told…

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NASS supports law on effective policing system – Gbajabiamila

Femi Gbajabiamila, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, has reiterated commitment of the House to enact a law that would ensure effective policing system in the country. Gbajabiamila said this at the legislative agenda public policy dialogue series with the theme “policing and human rights in Nigeria,” on Wednesday in Abuja. He said that police reform had been the burden of the 9th legislative agenda, adding that it was meant to take off early in the year but derailed by the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. Gbajabiamila said that without…

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Bad roads: “Don’t set N/Assembly on collision course with Nigerians” – Senate warns Fashola

Says ‘figures do not lie’ The Upper Chamber of the National Assembly, the Senate, has taken a swipe at the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, SAN, on his position on dilapidated Federal Government roads, saying that the Minister should not set the National Assembly on a collision course with the people who elected them. According to the Senate, it took an exception to the statement credited to the Minister of Works that the National Assembly should be held responsible for the dilapidated state of Federal roads in Benue…

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Restructuring: ‘Zone us to south-west’ – Okun people of Kogi writes N’Assembly

The Okun ethnic people in Kogi State have written to National Assembly to be relocated from the North-Central geopolitical zone to the South-West. They also demanded a separate state which would be made up of the Okun people and the core Yoruba speaking part of Kwara State. This demand was contained in a memorandum sent to the Senate Committee on the 1999 Constitutional Review, under the umbrella of Okun Development Association (ODA). The memorandum which was signed by Ambassador Babatunde Fadumiyo, on behalf of the ODA President, expressed support for…

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N’Assembly postpones resumption of plenary for two weeks

Nigeria’s National Assembly has postponed its resumption to September 29 after embarking on an eight-week recess that is to elapse on September 15. Ojo Olatunde Amos, the Acting Clerk to the National Assembly, announced this on Saturday. He said, “This is to inform all distinguished senators and honourable members of the National Assembly that the resumption of plenary sessions, earlier scheduled for Tuesday, 15th September 2020, is hereby rescheduled for Tuesday 29th September 2020. “We regret any inconveniences caused by this change of date.”  The recess by the lawmakers had…

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Reject non-viable loan requests, Atiku tells N’Assembly

Former Vice-President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has asked the National Assembly to reject the approval of any new loan request meant for “projects that are not viable.” Atiku said that he cannot sit and watch the government of President Muhammadu Buhari squander the future of Nigerian Youth as well as generations yet unborn with loans that are not income-generating or production-based. Atiku stated this in a letter to the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. In the letter, the former Vice-President said Nigeria risks insolvency if it continues to borrow money, alleging…

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National Assembly Service Commission appoints acting clerk

The National Assembly Service Commission said it has named Ojo Amos Olatunde as Acting Clerk. His appointment is coming a day after the commission queried Mohammed Sani-Omolori for refusing to retire as clerk after 35 years in service. The commission had on Wednesday directed that those, who had attained the age of 60 or 35 years in service should proceed on compulsory retirement. Sani-Omolori had spent 35 years in service but intended to continue in office. The tenure of the clerk had generated controversy because of the implementation of the…

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