Bauchi PDP Asks Gbajabiamila to Declare Dogara’s Seat Vacant

Femi Gbajabiamila Segun Awofadeji in Bauchi A team of legal practitioners of the Bauchi State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the Speaker of House of Representatives, Rt. Hon Femi Gbajabiamila, and the leadership of the House to as a matter of necessity invoke the provisions of Section 68(1)(g) and (2) […]

NIS officials collect N50K bribe from migrants, Reps member calls for probe

Federal Lawmaker, Tolulope Akande-Sadipe has called on the Nigeria Immigration Service to investigate allegations of bribery against its personnel in land borders and at airports. Akande-Sadipe, who is the Chairman, House Committee on Diaspora Affairs said that allegations of bribe collection from irregular migrants leaving the country are gaining grounds already and cannot be ignored. […]

NASS ‘ll compel state governors to accept State Assembly financial autonomy – Sen. Gyang

Chairman Senate Committee on Defence and Senator representing Plateau North, Sen. Istifanus Gyang said the National Assembly (NASS) will come up with a legislation to back Executive order No.10 to compel State Governors to grant financial autonomy for State Houses of Assembly and the Judiciary. He noted that it will be undemocratic for Governors to […]

Senate wants NDDC IMC to refund N4.923bn alleged illegal payments to staff, contractors

By Kingsley Okoye The Senate on Thursday called on the Interim Management Commitee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission(NDDC) to refund the N4.923 billion payments, made to staff and contractors in breach of procurement process. It said that the refund should be made to the NDDC’s Account with immediate effect. The resolution of the […]

You’re the worst Senate President in Nigeria’s history, Arthur Eze replies Anyim

By Vincent Ujumadu, AwkaBILLIONAIRE oil magnate, Prince Arthur Eze has fired back at the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Pius Anyim who accused him, (Eze) of being a contract chaser. Eze had in an earlier interview accused Anyim of concentrating his attention only in his area when he was in public […]

NDDC probe: Akpabio blows hot, lists lawmakers awarded contracts

  Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has finally taken up the challenge thrown at him by the National Assembly to name lawmakers who got contracts from the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). Akpabio had on Monday, while appearing before the House Committee on the NDDC during an investigative hearing on the alleged […]

Senate bill passes to establish Nigerian Army University

(NNP) The Senate on Tuesday passed a bill into law that would establish the Nigerian Army University in Biu, Borno State. According to the Chairman of the Committee, Senator Ali Ndume, the bill considered what he termed as “areas that are in conflict with other extant laws, those that have security implication and those that […]

Pondei ignored medical advice to face probe panel, says NDDC

The Niger Delta Development Commission said its acting Managing Director, Prof Kemebradikumo Pondei, ignored medical advice to attend a House of Representatives Committee hearing today in Abuja. Pondei fainted on Monday while he was being questioned by lawmakers investigating mismanagement of funds up to the tune of N81.5 bn in the NDDC. The incident, which […]

NDDC Probe: You came here to mislead investigative committee – Lawmaker tells Akpabio

By Don SilasA member of the House of Representatives Committee on Niger Delta Development Commission has accused the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio of misleading the committee. Honourable Thomas Ereyi-Tobi, who is presiding over the hearing, accused Akpabio of lying under oath while testifying before the panel. According to Ereyi-Tobi, “I have listened […]

Senate asks Service Chiefs to step down

By Samson Atekojo Usman The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday urged all Service Chiefs in the country to step down to allow for the restructuring security architecture. Senator Francis Fadahunsi representing Osun East Senatorial District in an amended resolution in a motion earlier moved by Senator Ali Ndume representing Borno South Senatorial district, said: “Mr President, […]

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