Senate Probes IGP Over Alleged Fraud, Nepotism …As Idris’ In-Laws Threaten Misau

Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai (middle),with military officers and officials of the International Community of Red Crescent, at the inauguration of 20-bed capacity special clinic at the Military Medical Centre, the Nigerian Army, 7 Division, Maimalari Cantonment in Maiduguri, last Tuesday. The Senate, yesterday, set up an eight-member ad-hoc committee to investigate allegations […]

Senate tasks Police boss on housing scheme

Iheanacho Nwosu,Abuja Chairman, Senate Committee on Police Affairs, Senator Abu Ibrahim has advised the Inspector General of Police , Mr Ibrahim Idris to do everything within his power to provide decent and affordable shelter  for  personnel of the Force . He counseled that the ongoing housing projects for policemen in different parts of the country […]

Biafra: David Mark speaks on breakup of Nigeria

Former President of the Senate, Senator David Mark, has for umpteenth time stated that break up of the country is not an option, insisting that “the unity of Nigeria is not negotiable”. He said: “Those who are agitating for otherwise are missing the point. Nigeria has crossed many crucibles . We cannot reverse ourselves. The […]

More lawmakers tackle Saraki, Ekweremadu over IPOB

Three days after a leader of the House of Representatives criticised Senate President Bukola Saraki for his views on the proscription of the separatist group, IPOB, more lawmakers have joined in criticising the number three citizen. A group of lawmakers from the House of Representatives, under the aegis of Progressive Caucus, described Mr. Saraki’s statement […]

Why we must pass the NGO Bill – Reps

The House of Representatives on Friday restated its determination to pass a bill ‎to regulate non-governmental organisations, NGOs. Several Nigerians including the former chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, Chidi Odinkalu, have critic‎ised the bill describing it as unnecessary. Such critics say there are already enough existing laws that only need to be implemented […]

PHOTOS: Senator Dino Melaye rocks the beat at Nottinghill Carnival

PHOTOS: Senator Dino Melaye rocks the beat at Nottinghill Carnival TOPADLIN    

Amid cash crunch, Reps take delivery of 200 exotic cars

John Ameh, Abuja Over 200 members of the House of Representatives have taken delivery of brand new exotic cars, though all 360 lawmakers have yet to receive their July salaries. The PUNCH learnt that the non-payment of their salaries and other benefits had left most of the members without enough funds in the last one […]

CONSTITUTION AMENDMENT : Senate restricts vice president, deputy govs

CONSTITUTION AMENDMENT : Senate restricts vice president, deputy govs From Fred Itua, Abuja The Senate, yesterday, amended a section of the constitution to restrict a vice president or deputy governor who serves out the tenure of his or her principal in office, in the event of death or permanent incapacitation, to one fresh term of […]

Senate bars Jonathan from 2019 poll

The Nigerian Senate, on Wednesday, barred a former president, Goodluck Jonathan from running for a second term in office. This was done during voting in series of new bills being passed by the upper legislative chamber. The Bill sought that any vice president who had completed a tenure of a sitting president and contested a […]

Reps invite ex-President Jonathan over alleged $1bn Malabu oil scam

The House of Representatives’ Ad-hoc Committee has resolved to invite ex-President Goodluck Jonathan over the alleged diversion of $1 billion. The committee is investigating the alleged corruption, malpractices, breach of due process in the award of Oil Prospecting Licence (OPL) 245, Rep. Rasak Atunwa, Chairman of the committee disclosed this while interacting with journalists on […]

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