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Constitution review: Senate woos states, local councils

Penultimate Tuesday, Senate President David Mark concluded inauguration of 55 committees, save for the Selection Committee which is automatically constituted with the composition of the Body of Principal Officers. It was a no mean feat for the Senate President who ensured that he personally inaugurated each committee, quite unlike in the Sixth Senate when he […]

Herbalist, 52, commits suicide in Abeokuta

A  52-year-old herbalist ended his life tragically as he committed suicide yesterday in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. The herbalist, Kamoru Gbogbolegbo took his life after the controversy which trailed the delivery of a baby boy in his maternity home in Oke-Ido, Abeokuta North Local Government area of the state capital. The controversy had led to […]

We’ ll revisit Uwais Report on Electoral Reform –Reps

Hopes that the report of the Justice Mohammed Uwais Electoral Committee would be revisited were kindled yesterday in the House of Representatives. Chairman of the House Committee on Electoral Matters, Hon Jerry Manwe said at a parley with a group of civil societies that the Committee was working on measures to promote transparency and credibility […]

N894m contract scam: Court decides Bankole’s fate Dec 19

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja will on December 19, decide whether or not to quash the 16-count criminal charge filed against the ex-speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Besides, Justice Donatus Okorowo will deliver his ruling on the motion filed by the embattled […]

EFCC holds Rep who opposed Jonathan’s virement

It was alleged yesterday that government might have perfected plans to move against arrowheads of lawmakers who opposed President Goodluck Jonathan’s proposal for virement and the removal of fuel subsidy. It has been confirmed that the Chairman of an ad-hoc committee of the House of Representatives probing the activities of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation […]

Jumbo pay: Presidency, N’Assembly on warpath

The Presidency and the National Assembly may be on collision course over proposals by the former to freeze overheads as from 2015 fiscal year. The proposals, which are contained in the 2012-2015 Medium-Term Fiscal Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP) were fall-outs of a meeting held last weekend between the Presidency, the economic team […]

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