House Reps approve June 12 as National Democracy Day

Nigeria’s House of Representative Thursday approved Nigeria June 12 as the new Democracy Day for the country. The approval followed the adoption of a report on a bill seeking to amend the Public Holidays Act 2004. Considering the report at the plenary, the lawmakers approved the amendments to three clauses in the Act, as recommended […]

Visa denial: US ambassador rejects National Assembly summon to explain persistent visa denials to prospective Nigerian students

The National Assembly has summoned the United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Stuart Symington, over the alleged high rate of visa denial of Nigerians. The invitation was said to be at the instance of an activist, Kayode Bello, who petitioned the House over the matter. The PUNCH had done an investigation into how many Nigerian students […]

NASS workers revolt, say no pay, no sitting

Fred Itua and Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja National Assembly, workers made good their threat to shut down the third arm of government, yesterday, in protest against unpaid salaries and eight-year-old backlog of allowances and non-promotion by the management. READ ALSO: TUC: 35 states owe workers salaries, benefits The protesting staff shut down both chambers of the parliament, and effectively […]

Why I’m back in PDP –Dogara

Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has explained why he returned to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). The speaker said the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), where he was until two weeks ago, said the party has failed to fulfill its campaign promises to Nigerians. Dogara said this, yesterday, at […]

Mace theft: Reps demand Omo-Agege’s prosecution

OMO-AGEGE – PROSECUTION Mace theft: Reps demand Omo-Agege’s prosecution The House of Representatives has demanded the immediate prosecution of Senator Ovie Omo-Agege; for his role in the theft of the Senate mace in April. The House demanded that Omo-Agege should be prosecuted, alongside six other suspects, on charges of treasonable felony, assault occasioning harm, conspiracy […]

Court orders National Assembly to begin impeachment of Buhari

Court orders National Assembly to begin impeachment of Buhari Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State, yesterday ordered the National Assembly to immediately commence the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari. Justice Maurine Adaobi Onyetenu gave the order following a suit filed by two Nigerians, Kanmi Ajibola, a lawyer, and a human rights activist, Sulaiman […]

National Assembly members notorious for bribe taking -Prof. Attahiru Jega, former INEC Chairman

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Motion to impeach Buhari: I have no regrets, says Senator Urhoghide

Motion to impeach Buhari: I have no regrets, says Senator Urhoghide • It’s a shame thugs assaulted me in Benin ν Gov Obaseki not involved –Aide Ighomuaye Lucky, Benin Senator Matthew Urhoghide yesterday said that he has no regrets for moving the motion calling for the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari on the floor of […]

I have no problem with Governor Abubakar, says Speaker Dogara

I have no problem with Governor Abubakar, says Speaker Dogara — 8th April 2018 Paul Orude, Bauchi The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has  reiterated that he neither harbours grudges against Bauchi Governor Mohammed Abubakar, as is widely claimed, nor is he involved in anything that would scuttle the will of the people […]

Graduate son of a Nigerian lawmaker shot dead near his family’s London home

The graduate son of a Nigerian politician was shot dead near his family’s London home in the latest round of bloodshed in the capital. Abraham Badru, 26, who was given a police bravery award as a teenager for saving a woman from a sex attack, was gunned down in the street in Dalston, Hackney, just […]

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