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North-West APC legislators endorse Bello for 2023 presidency, back Buhari
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North-West APC legislators endorse Bello for 2023 presidency, back Buhari

The All Progressives Congress state houses of Assembly legislators from the North-West geopolitical zone have endorsed Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, for President in 2023. The endorsement was communicated in a communiqué issued after the extraordinary meeting of the forum, which also had in attendance former House of Assembly members from the zone, held in Abuja on Thursday. The communiqué was read by the former Speaker of the Niger State House of Assembly, Mr Ahmed Marafa. The North-West legislators also urged the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee to zone the party’s presidential ticket to the North. Marafa said the legislators agreed to support their colleagues from the North-Central for the Presidency, adding that the zone had been deprived o...
First female deputy speaker in Lagos is dead
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First female deputy speaker in Lagos is dead

A former Deputy Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Adetoun Adediran, is dead. She reportedly died early hours of Wednesday, after a brief illness. Adediran represented Surulere Constituency 1 in the 4th Lagos State House of Assembly between 1999 and 2003, as the first elected female Deputy Speaker while the Speaker was Adeleke Mamora. She was also former state women leader, South-West women leader and chairperson, Lagos Building Investment Company (LBIC). Since then she has held many political offices including the Women Leader of the Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC).  
Adamawa: Fintiri signs N163.6bn 2022 ‘Budget of Sustainable Hope’ into law
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Adamawa: Fintiri signs N163.6bn 2022 ‘Budget of Sustainable Hope’ into law

Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State has assented to the 2022 state budget passed by the House of Assembly. The ‘Budget of Sustainable Hope’ was signed on Friday at the Government House, Yola The budget, a total sum of N163,629,910:40, is the result of legislation by the state House of Assembly on an Appropriation Bill earlier presented to the Assembly by the members of the state House of Assembly by Governor Fintiri. The budget has N98.8 billion, representing 60 per cent as recurrent expenditure while N64.7 billion, representing four percent, is allocated to capital expenditure. According to the budget, the state government will spend N21 billion on urban and rural roads while the plan to reduce housing deficit in the state will be sustained by ensuring the completion of a...
Speaker, Afuye greets Ekiti Kete at Christmas
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Speaker, Afuye greets Ekiti Kete at Christmas

The Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Funminiyi Afuye has felicitated with Ekiti people on the celebration of Christmas. Afuye who described Christmas as a special period remembering the birth of Jesus Christ noted that “it is an event which is celebrated all over the world.” The Speaker enjoined Christians in the State to seize the opportunity to pray for Ekiti and the entire nation, saying there is “no other time to pray for our dear state than now when we are in the process of transition of power.” The Speaker commended the governor of the State, Dr Kayode Fayemi for putting smiles on the faces of Ekiti people by paying the gratuities of retirees and workers’ salaries before Christmas. “It’s commendable that Governor Kayode Fayemi has kept all the promises he gav...
Direct Primaries: Reps summon INEC Chairman over N500bn cost
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Direct Primaries: Reps summon INEC Chairman over N500bn cost

The House of Representatives, has invited the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, to appear before its Committees on Electoral Matters and Appropriation and brief lawmakers on the cost implications of conducting direct primaries by political parties in the country, estimated at N500 billion. The National Assembly in the recently passed Electoral Act Amendment Bill, awaiting President Muhamadu Buhari’s assent, made provision for the compulsory conduct of direct primaries which has been subject of concern by stakeholders, especially the Governors. Worried by this development, the House of Representatives at plenary on Thursday, demanded clarification from the electoral body on logistics implications of the provision with the view ...
Borno Deputy Speaker narrates how ISWAP terrorists burnt down his elder brother’s house
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Borno Deputy Speaker narrates how ISWAP terrorists burnt down his elder brother’s house

Deputy Speaker of Borno State House of Assembly, Abdullahi Musa Askira has narrated how suspected fighters of the Islamic State West Africa Provinces (ISWAP) burnt down his elder brother’s house during a recent attack. Askira said the incident occurred after ISWAP terrorists carried out an attack on Chan Chan Dana Community in Askira Uba local government area of the state on Wednesday November 10. He also revealed that before the terrorists came to his village, troops had gone to their enclave to dislodge them.   The Deputy Speaker told Daily Trust;   “There was an attack by insurgents in my hometown yesterday, they razed down the house of my late elder brother who was the village head before he died almost a year ago. “I’m the one who built it for him; but i...
Ikoyi building collapse: Lagos lawmakers take action
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Ikoyi building collapse: Lagos lawmakers take action

Lagos State House of Assembly members visited the Ikoyi building collapse site on Wednesday. The legislature hinted that concerned government officials would be invited to answer questions in relation to the disaster. Chairman, Committee on Physical Planning and Urban Development, Hon. Nureni Akinsanya led the delegation. Akinsanya disclosed that the Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa, directed the team to carry out an in-person assessment of the scene. The legislator said they would present a report on findings to the House and then ask relevant officials to appear. He commended the responders for their efforts since Monday and commiserated with families of victims. “I want them to take heart and look unto God for the strength to bear the tragic incident. “We have been on the g...
Former Kwara Speaker, Ibrahim Bio Dumps APC, Defects To PDP
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Former Kwara Speaker, Ibrahim Bio Dumps APC, Defects To PDP

Ibrahim Isa Bio, an ex-Speaker of the Kwara State House of Assembly, has defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress party to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Bio, also a former Minister of Transport, defected on Thursday, alongside his supporters at his Gure/Gwasoro ward in Baruten Local Government Area of Kwara State. It was reported that Bio, refused to go along with Dr Bukola Saraki when the former Senate President decamped to the PDP from the APC prior to the 2019 general elections. Welcoming Bio to the PDP, the Kwara State Publicity Secretary of the party, Tunde Ashaolu, in a statement in Ilorin on Thursday, commended the Baruten born politician for taking the bold and timely decision to join the party. He said ” the action reflects the wishes of Kwarans who are ...
Former house speaker emerges Kwara PDP chairman
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Former house speaker emerges Kwara PDP chairman

A former Speaker of the Kwara State House of Assembly, Babatunde Mohammed, on Saturday emerged the new Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state. DAILY POST reports that Mohammed emerged through affirmation process witnessed by former Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, and other chieftains of the party at the Atlantic Event Centre in Ilorin, the state capital. Representatives of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and officials of the party from Abuja national headquarters led by Hon John Akwarashi, witnessed the exercise which was handled by Dr Tunde Ajeigbe. Other executive members of the state council include, Mohammed Gunu Umar, Deputy-Chairman; and Razaq Lawal, Secretary. Others are Comrade Bisi Faka...
Nigeria @61: Time for leaders to create new legacies for posterity – C’River Speaker, Eteng
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Nigeria @61: Time for leaders to create new legacies for posterity – C’River Speaker, Eteng

The Speaker of Cross River State House of Assembly, Williams Jonas Eteng has asked Nigerian leaders to create new and positive legacies for future generations. He said forebears worked harder to bequeath a united Nigeria to the present generation, stressing that current leaders now owe posterity the duty to bequeath enduring legacies to Nigeria. “What we owe our forebears and posterity is for this generation of leaders and electorate to also bequeath enduring legacies to posterity such that will greatly unite the peoples of Nigeria.” This was contained in his message to Nigerians to mark the 61st national independence anniversary. Eteng said, “This is our time to create our own legacies so that posterity will also celebrate us. Our forebears did much to unite his country. In th...
Former lawmaker, two others arrested as ex-Deputy Speaker alleges threat to life
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Former lawmaker, two others arrested as ex-Deputy Speaker alleges threat to life

A former member of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Hon. Joseph Adegbesan, and two other suspects have been arrested by the police over alleged threat to the life of the former Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Hon. Oludare Kadiri. Adegbesan, a close associate of the Secretary to the State Government, Tokunbo Talabi, was nabbed Thursday by operatives of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Force Headquarters, Abuja, alongside one Muibi Olufodun and another suspect identified as Samson. The policemen had stormed Awa in Ijebu North Local Government Area of Ogun State to pick up Adegbesan, while the others were arrested in Ago-Iwoye, it was gathered. The former Deputy Speaker, who is representing Ijebu North II State Constituency, had instructed his counsel, Oludare Ad...
Ogun Assembly indicts former OPIC MD, Odusolu over alleged ‘missing N20bn’
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Ogun Assembly indicts former OPIC MD, Odusolu over alleged ‘missing N20bn’

Ogun State House of Assembly has indicted the former Managing Director of the Ogun State Property and Investment Corporation (OPIC), Babajide Odusolu over an alleged missing N20 billion. The Assembly also asked Odusolu to refund a sum of N40m that was allegedly unaccounted for in 2019 into the State coffers within six months. On Friday, the lawmakers said they received and adopted the report of its Committee on Public Accounts and Anti-Corruption, which considered the 2015-2019 State Auditor-General’s report on OPIC,” asking anti-graft agencies to probe and recover into the State’s coffers, a balance of N2,579,771,717.71. The Chairman of the committee, Musefiu Lamidi, had moved the motion for the adoption of the report; it was seconded by Oludaisi Elemide and supported by others t...
Bauchi govt conducts hearings on 2022 budget ahead of presentation
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Bauchi govt conducts hearings on 2022 budget ahead of presentation

As parts of its efforts aimed at preparing all inclusive 2022 budget, the Bauchi State Government has conducted public hearings across the three senatorial zones in the state with a view to getting citizens’ inputs ahead of presentation of the proposed budget before the state House of Assembly for passage. Speaking at the Bauchi South zonal hearing, held at the Zaranda Hotel, Bauchi, on Thursday, the Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Alhaji Aminu Hammayo, informed that was meant to get the input of people at the grassroots before the formulation and consolidation of the budget. According to him, the state government planned to consolidate on the gains of its budget preparation such that the next budget would be demand driven. Hammayo, who was among the newly sworn in ...
Lagos Assembly passes bills on open grazing ban, VAT
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Lagos Assembly passes bills on open grazing ban, VAT

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday passed the state’s Value Added Tax (VAT) and the bill that prohibits open cattle grazing. The Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa, directed the acting Clerk, Olalekan Onafeko, to transmit a clean copy to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for assent. The two bills were passed after unanimous votes by the lawmakers at the sitting where they were read the third time. Obasa commended his colleagues for their passion to see that the state continues to grow. “I thank you all for this historic exercise,” the Speaker said. The House held separate public hearings on the bills on Wednesday with stakeholders expressing support.
Akeredolu signs judicial, legislature autonomy bills into law
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Akeredolu signs judicial, legislature autonomy bills into law

Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has assented to the bills for the financial autonomy of the judiciary and the legislature in the state. Akeredolu, who assented to the bill on Tuesday also signed into law the bill for the establishment of the Ondo State House of Assembly Service Commission. Disclosing this, the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo, and the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Charles Titiloye, explained that the bills signed into law by the governor are for a Law to Provide for the Management of Funds accruing to the state judiciary, otherwise known as Judicial autonomy, and the bill for a law to provide for the management of the funds of the Ondo State House of Assembly. With the signing of the bills into law, it would...
Adamawa Assembly pushes judicial financial autonomy bill, approves N2bn executive loan
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Adamawa Assembly pushes judicial financial autonomy bill, approves N2bn executive loan

The Adamawa State House of Assembly has given accelerated reading to a bill for a law to provide for the management of funds accruing to the Adamawa State Judiciary from the consolidated revenue fund of the state. The bill scaled through first and second reading on Monday. The accelerated reading of the bill followed its presentation on the floor of the House by the Speaker, Aminu Iya Abbas and read by the Majority Leader, Hammantukur Yettisuri After considering the importance of the bill, the Speaker referred it to House Committee on Judiciary to scrutinise and report back within two weeks. The Assembly, also during its resumed plenary on Monday, approved for Governor Ahmadu Fintiri his request to take a loan of N2 billion to upgrade hospitals, particularly for COVID-19 care. ...
Zamfara Assembly begs FG to intensify efforts in ending security challenges in state
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Zamfara Assembly begs FG to intensify efforts in ending security challenges in state

In its resumed plenary after almost one month recess, the Zamfara State House of Assembly has passed a resolution calling on both state and federal governments to place more efforts in curtailing the decade old insecurity in the state. The resolution of the House followed a motion raised by the House leader, Faruk Musa Dosara under matters of urgent public importance. Dosara who in the first instance commended the efforts of the state government towards enforcing some emergency rules aimed at curtailing the excesses of bandits and banditry activities in the state, called on the people of the state to show understanding and corporate with the government and security agencies in the state He said the punitive measures are to end the precarious and protracted insecurity bedevilling t...
Ogun Assembly mulls resident’s permit for corps members, students, others
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Ogun Assembly mulls resident’s permit for corps members, students, others

The Ogun State House of Assembly is legislating on a bill that would ensure that all residents of the state are registered by the government. The bill, when passed into law, would consider resident’s permit for short-term residents like National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members and students of higher learning institutions. The bill entitled “H.B. No. 062/OG/2021 – The Ogun State Residents Registration Agency and the Registration of Ogun State Residents Law 2021” was on Wednesday deliberated on by stakeholders, at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta. DAILY POST learnt that there would be an Ogun State Resident Registration Agency, which would be saddled with the responsibility of capturing the database of people living in Ogun. Speaking on the bill, the Speaker, Olak...
Rivers Lawmaker Denies being related to alleged killer of final year RSU student
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Rivers Lawmaker Denies being related to alleged killer of final year RSU student

  Member representing Khana Constituency 2 in the Rivers State House of Assembly, Hon. Prince Ngbor Piccolo, has refuted claims of having any biological relationship with Wisdom Nwiyaara, the alleged killer of Derrick Ozondu, a final year student of the Rivers State University(RSU) . Nwiyaara, a 300 level  Architectural Science student of same institution was arrested by the police while attempting to escape after allegedly killing Ozondu. Reports claimed that he is related to Hon. Prince Ngbor. However, in a statement signed by Marvin Kpea-ue, the Special Assistant to Hon. Piccolo, the lawmaker categorically stated that he was neither the father, step father, grandfather, cousin or uncle of the accused. "We received the unfortunate and regrettable news of the deat...
Bandits kidnap Zamfara Speaker’s father, stepmother, five others
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Bandits kidnap Zamfara Speaker’s father, stepmother, five others

Suspected bandits have abducted the biological father of the Speaker of Zamfara State House of Assembly, Alhaji Nasiru Muazu Magarya. It was gathered that the bandits also kidnapped the Speaker’s stepmother, uncle and four others in a raid on his community, Magarya in Zurmi Local Government Area of the state. Salihu Zurmi, lawmaker representing Zurmi West in the state assembly, who confirmed the incident to Daily Trust, said that the armed men invaded the community on Wednesday evening, August 4. "This is the fourth time they are attacking the community, the first one they killed some people while during the second assault they torched residential houses and carted away cows and other domestic animals,” he said. Also confirming the abduction, the Director General, Press Aff...
Ogun Assembly Passes bill Banning Open Grazing
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Ogun Assembly Passes bill Banning Open Grazing

The Ogun State House of Assembly on Thursday July 8, passed a bill banning open grazing. The lawmakers while passing the bill, said it would address incessant clashes between herders and famers. The bill titled “HB No. 045/OG/2021- A Law to Regulate Animal Grazing, Establishment of Cattles Ranches in Designated Grazing Areas of Ogun State and for other Matters incidental thereto and connected therewith", scaled the third reading and final passage following the presentation of the report of the House Committee on Agriculture by the Sponsor, Ganiyu Oyedeji, at a plenary presided over by the Speaker, Olakunle Oluomo. The bill prescribed a jail term of not less than three years without the option of fine for violators of the ban. It read; Including the forfeiture of the herds ...
Bandits targeting key sectors in Kaduna – Speaker, Zailani
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Bandits targeting key sectors in Kaduna – Speaker, Zailani

The Speaker Kaduna State House of Assembly, Yusuf Zailani has raised an alarm that bandits and kidnappers are targeting key sectors of the state. The speaker expressed this concern in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Ibrahim Danfulani on Monday. DAILY POST had reported that in the early hours of Monday, suspected bandits stormed the Bethel Baptist High School, Kaduna and kidnapped an unspecified number of students. Zailani said, “I am greatly worried by the fact that these recent abductions are targeted at key sectors of our society. “We woke up this (Monday) morning to yet another depressing news of the abduction of students of the Bethel Baptist High School, Kaduna “This is not a cheering news coming a day after the abduction at the L...
Cross River Assembly completes process of passing legislative, judiciary financial autonomy
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Cross River Assembly completes process of passing legislative, judiciary financial autonomy

The Cross River State House of Assembly has completed the process of passing the legislative and judiciary financial autonomy. Speaking to DAILY POST via phone on Sunday, the Chairman of the House Committee on Health, Hon Ekpo Ekpo Bassey said that everything has been done for the process to take off. “We had the 2nd reading of the bill to enable us to establish the legislature and judiciary financial autonomy. “The federal government, judicial workers’ union and governor’s forum had agreed to implement the agreement and what was left was enabling law. “One of the conditions was that various houses of assembly must pass a bill backing the law which we have done, the law will be passed this week,” he stated. He said the whole process about the legislative, judicial workers fi...
Delta Lawmaker reportedly Slumps and Dies
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Delta Lawmaker reportedly Slumps and Dies

A member of the Delta State House of Assembly, Hon. Kenneth Ogba is dead. Ogba, who was the member representing Isoko South Constituency 1, in the State Assembly, reportedly died on Sunday evening, June 27. It was gathered that the lawmaker slumped after attending a function at Oleh in Isoko South Local Government Area of the state. He was said to have been rushed to a hospital in the town where doctors pronounced him dead. His death is coming over five months after Hon. Tim Owhefere, the former majority leader of the Delta Assembly, died in Asaba. Ogba was elected in March to replace Owhefere, as the majority leader.
There is no Crime in Seeking for Separate Nations within an Existing Nation – Lagos speaker, Mudashiru Obasa
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There is no Crime in Seeking for Separate Nations within an Existing Nation – Lagos speaker, Mudashiru Obasa

Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa has said that there is no crime for people to seek separate nations within an existing nation. Obasa who said this during the debate on a motion about the 22 years of unbroken democracy in Nigeria raised by Setonji David (Badagry 2, APC), commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing an executive order granting autonomy to state legislatures and judiciary and for honouring the late M.K.O Abiola with the declaration of June 12 as Democracy Day. The speaker however stated that people should be allowed to protest where they think things are not working. He said;   “It is not about electing us alone. Those that elected us also have freedom, they have the right to protest where they think things are not worki...
Eld-el-Fitr: Abia Speaker, Orji urges Muslims to pray for Nigeria
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Eld-el-Fitr: Abia Speaker, Orji urges Muslims to pray for Nigeria

The Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Chinedum Orji has urged the Muslim Ummah in Abia to continue to exhibit the love, good neighbourliness, compassion and such virtues that advance the cause of humanity as commanded by Prophet Muhammad. In a message felicitating with the Muslims on the celebration of Eid-el-Fitr the Abia Speaker also urged the faithful to remember the poor and the needy in the society and use the occasion to continue to pray for the success of the Abia State Government. Orji further admonished them to pray for wisdom for leaders of the State and for peace, security and prosperity for the people of Abia. The lawmaker congratulated the Muslim community in Abia State and Nigeria in general on the successful end of the Holy Month of Ramadan. “On beh...
Police Debunk Report of Imo House of Assembly Being Set on fire
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Police Debunk Report of Imo House of Assembly Being Set on fire

The Imo state police command has debunked report of the state house of assembly being set on fire. A video of an alleged fire at the state House of Assembly had gone viral on Sunday night, April 26. Reacting to the video, Imo police spokesperson Orlando Ikeokwu said the building on fire was not the State House of Assembly nor any building in the area. Ikeokwu also confirmed that motorists were robbed in Orji area of Owerri, in an attack which left four persons with bullet injuries. Victims of the attack have been taken to the Federal Medical Center, Owerri for treatment.
Kidnapped former Bauchi lawmaker regains freedom
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Kidnapped former Bauchi lawmaker regains freedom

Former member of Bauchi State House of Assembly, Abdulmumuni Hassan Ningi has been released by his abductors.   It will be recalled that the lawmaker, who represented Ningi Constituency in the last Assembly, was kidnapped by gunmen within Bauchi metropolis on Thursday, January 14.   A family member, who confirmed the development to Nigerian Tribune, said Ningi was released on Wednesday evening and got home at about 11 pm from an unknown destination where he was kept by the kidnappers all through the negotiation for his release.   The family member, however, refused to confirm if any ransom was paid or not.   "We are only grateful to Allah that our brother is back home hale and healthy though he is traumatic due to the experience," he said. &nb...
Governor Akeredolu Presents 2020 Prado SUV and a Toyota Hilux to Ondo Deputy Speaker
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Governor Akeredolu Presents 2020 Prado SUV and a Toyota Hilux to Ondo Deputy Speaker

Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has presented the Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Samuel Aderoboye, a 2020 model of Prado SUV and a Toyota Hilux. The Governor presented the official vehicles to the Deputy Speaker at the government house, Alagabaka, Akure on Tuesday, January 5, 2020. The Deputy Speaker was accompanied to the government house by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Bamidele Oleyelogun, majority leader, Hon. Oluwole Ogunmolasuyi and other principal officers of the house. Aderoboye emerged Deputy speaker of the House of Assembly after the former occupant of the office Iroju Ogundeji, was impeached by the majority of the lawmakers. Iroju, who represents Odigbo Constituency II, was impeached at the plenary session on November 24, 2020.
I was planning to share the looted COVID-19 palliatives on my birthday – Lawmaker, SOB Agunbiade
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I was planning to share the looted COVID-19 palliatives on my birthday – Lawmaker, SOB Agunbiade

The majority leader in the Lagos State House of Assembly Majority Leader, Sanai (SOB) Agunbiade has said that he was planning to distribute the palliatives looted from his home in Ikorodu on Friday, October 23.   A mob stormed his apartment and looted food items and other properties they could lay their hands on.   In a statement released on social media, Agunbiade who represents Ikorodu Constituency 1, said he got intelligence of the planned attack, but thought it was a rumour. He said he received the palliatives as well as many other items from well-meaning Nigerians and had planned to distribute them to members of his constituency today October 25.   His statement reads The violent attack on my house: Thank you Ikorodu. To God be the glory that the v...
Kaduna state House of Assembly approves castration as punishment for rapists
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Kaduna state House of Assembly approves castration as punishment for rapists

The Kaduna state House of Assembly has approved castration as punishment for anyone convicted of rape in the state.   The Assembly gave the approval following the passage of a bill to amend the Kaduna state penal court law, 2017, by the lawmakers on Thursday, September 10. The assembly announced the approval on its Twitter handle but deleted the tweet afterward.   “The Bill Recommend total Castration for Rapist in the State,” the assembly's deleted tweet read   However, the majority leader of the assembly also tweeted about the development. “A bill to amend the Kaduna State Penal Court Law No.5 of 2017 has yesterday 09/09/2020 been pass into Law by @Kadlegislature. The Bill Recommend total Castration for Rapist in the State,” the tweet read In July this y...
Lagos House of Assembly member, Tunde Braimoh is dead
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Lagos House of Assembly member, Tunde Braimoh is dead

Tunde Braimoh, a member of the Lagos state House of Assembly has died. The late Braimoh who represented Kosofe Constituency II in the state House of Assembly, died at about 4am on Friday, July 10. Until his death, he was the chairman house committee on information, security, and strategy in the Lagos state house of Assembly. The Late Tunde Braimoh had also served in the Parliament as the chairman house committee on Judiciary, petitions, and LASIEC. He was also a one time chairman of Kosofe local government area, now Ikosi Isheri local council. He is survived by his wife and children. The cause of his death is yet unknown.
Ondo Assembly Suspends Deputy Speaker
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Ondo Assembly Suspends Deputy Speaker

The Deputy Speaker of Ondo State House of Assembly, Irioju Ogundeji and another member of the House, Adewale Williams have been suspended for kicking against the impeachment of governor of the state, Agboola Ajayi. The Deputy Governor had been served an impeachment notice by 14 members of the house on grounds of an alleged gross misconduct, financial recklessness and negligence of duty among others. However Ogundeji and Adewale Williams who were among the nine lawmakers that kicked against the impeachment processes against Mr Ajayi on Tuesday July 7, were suspended for alleged unruly behaviour. It was further gathered that another lawmaker said to be Ajayi's supporter, Jamiu Maito also resigned from his position as the majority leader of the assembly .
Cross River Assembly Passes 61 Resolutions, 7 Bills, 17 Reports
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Cross River Assembly Passes 61 Resolutions, 7 Bills, 17 Reports

The Cross River State House of Assembly has passed 61 resolutions, 7 bills and 17 reports in the 9th Legislative Assembly. The Speaker of the Cross River State House of Assembly, Hon Jonas Eteng Williams, disclosed this on Thursday, at the plenary session of the House to mark the first anniversary of the 9th Assembly. He said the House Tabled 29 bills and 7 passed, 22 bills pending before committees, 17 motions taken, 8 matters of urgent public importance were considered and 61 resolutions taken as well as 17 reports presented. His words, “An analysis of the Bill Chart shows that only one Executive Bill was passed by the House while the rest were Private Bills. Moreover, Bills pending before committees are many. The Speaker regretted that the import of this is that most...
Kaduna House of Assembly Members Fight Over Mace after Impeaching Deputy Speaker
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Kaduna House of Assembly Members Fight Over Mace after Impeaching Deputy Speaker

Some Kaduna lawmakers engaged in a free-for-all fight shortly after impeaching the Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly and swearing-in a new one. LIB reported earlier that Mukhtar Isa Hazo, the former deputy speaker of Kaduna state house of assembly was impeached after his colleagues passed a vote of no confidence on him. The fight ensued after Hon. Liman Dahiru, the lawmaker representing Makera Constituency broke into the floor of the Assembly and seized the mace. However before he could leave the complex, he was grabbed by the Sergeant at Arm while other members quickly rushed in to retrieve the mace from him. This led to a rowdy session at the assembly, before Dahiru was dragged out. The Nation reported that the lawmaker who attempted seizing the maze was seen later ...
Five Gombe Test Positive for COVID-19
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Five Gombe Test Positive for COVID-19

Five members of the Gombe state House of Assembly have tested positive for COVID-19. Chairman of the state task force on COVID-19, Prof Idris Mohammed, disclosed this today June 8 while briefing newsmen on the state's fight against the novel Coronavirus. According to Mohammed, the lawmakers whose identities were not disclosed have been admitted at different isolation centers in the state.   The state currently has 217 confirmed cases of the viral disease.
Diri presents 2020 Appropriation Bill to Bayelsa Assembly
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Diri presents 2020 Appropriation Bill to Bayelsa Assembly

Bayelsa State Governor, Sen. Douye Diri, on Tuesday, presented an Appropriation Bill of N242.28 billion for the 2020 fiscal year to the Bayelsa House of Assembly. Presenting his maiden budget estimate christened: ‘Consolidation for Prosperity 2020’, Diri said the Appropriation Bill defined the structure of the economic activities to be undertaken in the fiscal year. In a statement by his acting Chief Press Secretary, Mr Daniel Alabrah, the governor explained that the policy thrust of his administration in the next four years remained consolidating on the gains already made by the previous government. He said his administration would embark on special programmes and projects aimed at wealth creation. Diri added that his administration would encourage the people to participate in...
Frank Okiye, Edo Speaker Tests Positive To Coronavirus
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Frank Okiye, Edo Speaker Tests Positive To Coronavirus

The speaker of the Edo state House of Assembly, Frank Okiye, has tested positive to Coronavirus. Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, disclosed this Wednesday while briefing journalists. He said the state is taking measures to tackle further spread of the virus in the state.
I was shocked when my name was missing on Buhari’s ministerial list- Adebayo Shittu
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I was shocked when my name was missing on Buhari’s ministerial list- Adebayo Shittu

Adebayo Shittu, the immediate-past Minister of Communication, says he was shocked when he found out his name wasn't on the Ministerial list for the 2nd term of President Buhari.   Shittu who was the Minister of Communication in President Buhari's first tenure, said he felt bad about his exclusion but he has since taken it in good fate.  President Buhari reappointed 14 former ministers and 29 new ones which included seven females, Shittu was part of 18 ex-ministers who did not make the list.   Speaking in an interview, Shittu said “Of course, I expected that I will be reappointed (as minister) but when it didn’t happen, as a Muslim, it didn’t take me five minutes before I accepted that what has come, it’s the will of God. And I have also found comfort in a Quranic ver...
Meet Sanwo-Olu’s Commissioner-designates
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Meet Sanwo-Olu’s Commissioner-designates

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Sunday transmitted a list of Commissioner-designates and Special Advisers to the House of Assembly for ratification. The list contains 25 persons due to assume duty as Commissioners and Special Advisers upon ratification by the Assembly. Mr. Rabiu Olowo Onaolapo Rabio according to his twitter and Linkedln handle profile is a Certified Fraud Examiner, Experienced Chief Audit Executive, Adjunct Professor and Authorised Trainer of The ACFE in West Africa, an anti-fraud organisation and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. Mrs. Folashade Adefisayo Folashade is an educationist with more than 20-year experience in the sector. She is a principal consultant/CEO at Leading Learning Limited, a company she founded herself...
Akwa Ibom Assembly Suspends LG Chairman For Allegedly Assaulting Artisan
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Akwa Ibom Assembly Suspends LG Chairman For Allegedly Assaulting Artisan

Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly on Thursday ordered the suspension of the chairman of Abak Local Government Area, Imoh Williams, for allegedly assaulting an artisan, Godwin Abraham, pending an investigation into the matter. It was gathered that the artisan was tortured by the chairman’s aide for demanding the debt of N75000 owed him by the Council. The chairman had since denied assault and had relieved the aide of his position. The suspension announced during Thursday plenary came through a motion moved by the House Leader, Mr Udo Akpan representing Oruk Anam State Constituency and was seconded by Mr Aniekan Uko, representing Ibesikpo Asutan Constituency. Governor Udom Emmanuel had ordered a probe into the alleged assault. Following the directives, the assembly immedia...
I doubt Governor Seyi Makinde’s competence – Oyo State APC chairman
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I doubt Governor Seyi Makinde’s competence – Oyo State APC chairman

The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, Chief Akin Oke, says he will only assess Governor Seyi Makinde’s performance in office after the first 100 days or six months in office.   Oke on Thursday in Iseyin, said he doubted the competence of Governor Seyi Makinde to govern the state. “I will wait till then. As at today, I have my serious doubts and reservations on whether he is capable or not,” he said.   Oke said he was shocked and surprised by the N10 billion loan approval sought by the governor. The State House of Assembly had on Tuesday given Makinde approval to borrow N10 billion as requested by the governor. He had in his request informed the legislature that the loan would be used to revitalise the state’s infrastructure deficit....
Lawmakers run for their lives as huge snake falls from the roof of Ondo State House of assembly during plenary
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Lawmakers run for their lives as huge snake falls from the roof of Ondo State House of assembly during plenary

A mild drama played out at the Ondo State House of Assembly this afternoon July 25th following the sudden appearance of a snake that fell from the roof of the Assembly while lawmakers were holding plenary.   The development forced the members to run to safety, leaving Thursday’s proceeding disrupted.   The snake however escaped and as a result of this, legislative activities have been suspended in the Assembly until the complex is renovated.   See more photos below...
My Offence Is I Refused To Share Money With People That Brought Me To Power – Governor Obaseki Speaks On Fight With Oshiomhole
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My Offence Is I Refused To Share Money With People That Brought Me To Power – Governor Obaseki Speaks On Fight With Oshiomhole

For months, the fight between APC Chieftains in Edo state has been on headlines and Governor Obaseki is finally speaking up over it. The Edo State Governor while hosting members of the Benin Community resident in the Federal Capital Territory at Edo State Lodge, Abuja, on Friday, hinged the crisis rocking the state’s house of assembly on his refusal to share public funds with private individuals who claimed they brought him into power. He further lamented that he has not been allowed to function as a Governor since elected, as decisions are taken on his behalf without notifying him. He said “I have endured so much as a Governor. As a governor have not been able to even nominate somebody for a federal appointment and meanwhile federal appointment are made every day. I cant be go...
“I Know Politicians Who Have Suddenly Turned Billionaires” – Amaechi
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“I Know Politicians Who Have Suddenly Turned Billionaires” – Amaechi

A former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has stated that Nigeria is a country without consequences, adding that citizens and voters have failed to hold politicians and leaders accountable for their actions and policies. Amaechi said that he knows politicians who have suddenly turned billionaires few months after taking up political positions. Amaechi who is also a former governor of Rivers State stated this during a panel session at the fifth edition of The Nigeria Symposium For Young and Emerging Leaders held in Lagos on Friday. Speaking on ineffective policies and extreme poverty, Amaechi explained that the country’s wealth has been in the pocket of an influential few and called for politicians to invest in infrastructure in order to create jobs and reduce crime. “I...
Governor Seyi Makinde Reveals Real Reason He Will Set Up Anti Corruption Agency in Oyo
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Governor Seyi Makinde Reveals Real Reason He Will Set Up Anti Corruption Agency in Oyo

Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, on Wednesday forwarded the Oyo State Anti-Corruption bill, 2019 to the State House of Assembly for legislative action. Governor Makinde, who formally presented a copy of the draft bill to his Special Adviser, Legislative Matters, Hon. Samuel Adejumobi, for onward transmission to Oyo State House of Assembly, further restated his resolve to waive his immunity to appear before the anti-corruption agency if he is found wanting in any way. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, indicated that the Governor also charged Permanent Secretaries in the state to be accountable as the purse-keepers of Oyo state. He declared that those who would want to politicise his move to set up the anti-corruption agency should ...
This is unacceptable’ – Fani-Kayode reacts to Governor Bagudu’s refusal to confirm a christian as Chief Justice
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This is unacceptable’ – Fani-Kayode reacts to Governor Bagudu’s refusal to confirm a christian as Chief Justice

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has described as unacceptable the refusal of Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu to confirm Justice Esther Kataru as the substantive Chief Judge (CJ) of the state on ground that she is a Christian.   Karatu, who is currently the Acting Chief Judge, had written a petition to the National Judicial Council, NJC, over Bagudu’s alleged refusal to confirm her as substantive chief judge of the state.   In the petition, Karatu said politics of religion and her firm belief in justice and fairness were some of the reasons the state governor denied her rights despite the recommendation of NJC.  On January 17, 2019, the Kebbi State House of Assembly also confirmed Karatu as substantive chief judge of the state, but the governor refused...
APC Produces Speaker In PDP-Led Sokoto
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APC Produces Speaker In PDP-Led Sokoto

Aminu Achida (APC, Wurno) has emerged House of Assembly speaker in the PDP-led Sokoto State. Achida also defeated the anointed candidate of his party, Abdullahi Garba Sidi, representing Gwadabawa South Constituency. Daily Trust learnt that the new speaker was backed by the ruling PDP in the state. The Sokoto Assembly has 16 APC members and 14 PDP members. Achida, who was nominated by Ibrahim Sarki (PDP, Sokoto North II), won by three votes having scored 16 of the 30 votes cast in the election that was conducted secretly under tight security. Sidi secured 13 votes and one vote was declared invalid. For Deputy Speaker, Abubakar Magaji (PDP, Bodinga, North) who held the position during the 8th Assembly, was re-elected. Magaji, who was nominated by Malami Muhammad (PDP, Sokoto South II) ...
Lagos Assembly intervenes in LASPOTECH crisis
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Lagos Assembly intervenes in LASPOTECH crisis

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday resolved to wade into the crisis rocking the state Polytechnic over the disagreement between the management and staff of the institution. The Majority Leader, Hon. Sanai Agunbiade who moved the motion which was seconded by Hon. Adedamola Kasunmu aka ARK, stated that the Lagos State Polytechnic, LASPOTECH, had been embroiled in crisis which had paralysed academic activities in the institution. Speaking during plenary, Agunbiade said: “I wish to present to this House the crisis in the only polytechnic in the state which is within my constituency. The lawmaker, representing Ikorodu Constituency I, explained that the issue had remained unresolved for the past five months, adding “it now degenerates to assault resulting to arrest where staff ...
COAS Commissions Nigerian Army Vehicle Manufacturing Company
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COAS Commissions Nigerian Army Vehicle Manufacturing Company

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General TY Buratai, today, Saturday 26th January 2019, commissioned the newly established Nigerian Army Vehicles Manufacturing Company (NAVMC) and the take off of the production of the prototype of the light and heavy infantry vehicles at Rigachikun, Kaduna State. The event also featured falcility tour of Nigerian Army Vehicles Manufacturing Company production line, Which include NAC-V production line, B vehicles assembly plant, Fitter machine plant, Engine overhaul shop, Engine testing bay, Fabrication, Painting and Spray shop as well as Foundary and Metal Smith shop. The COAS also commissioned some refurbished A and B vehicles and other equipment resuscitated by the NAVMC. Present at the historic occasion were Honourable Yusuf Zailani, Majori...

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