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Ojo Amos Olatunde confirmed as the substantive clerk of the National Assembly
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Ojo Amos Olatunde confirmed as the substantive clerk of the National Assembly

Ojo Amos Olatunde has been confirmed as the substantive clerk of the National Assembly by the National Assembly Service Commission.   Olatunde was appointed as acting clerk in July 2020 after the commission directed staff who have attained the age of 60 or 35 years in service to proceed on compulsory retirement.   NASC Chairman, Ahmed Amshi in a statement released on Friday October 3, revealed that Mr Olatunde was confirmed at a meeting held on Wednesday September 30. He further revealed that Bala Yabani has been confirmed as the deputy clerk of the National Assembly. Ibrahim El-Ladan has also been confirmed as Senate clerk, while Francis Akubueze has been confirmed as clerk of the House of Representatives.   Amshi said;   “The National Assembly ...
Bauchi Assembly declares murdered lawmaker’s seat vacant
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Bauchi Assembly declares murdered lawmaker’s seat vacant

The Bauchi state assembly has declared Musa Mante's seat vacant after he was murdered by unknown gunmen at his residence on August 13. Speaker of the House, Rt Honourable Abubakar Sulaiman who made the announcement on Tuesday September 2, said the Independent National Electoral Commission have been notified about the lawmaker representing Dass Constituency's vacant seat. Sulaiman further directed the clerk of the House to write the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to formally inform the commission that Dass Constituency seat in the Assembly is vacant to enable it start the process for conducting bye-election in the constituency.
Lagos Lawmakers Dare Ambode, Orders PSP Back To Work Immediately
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Lagos Lawmakers Dare Ambode, Orders PSP Back To Work Immediately

The Lagos State House of Assembly has ordered the 20 Local Governments and 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in the state to call on the Private Sector Partnership (PSP) operators in their areas to go back to refuse collection and disposal with immediate effect. PSP COMPACTOR Recall that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode had earlier disengaged most of the PSP from operating in the state following the introduction of a new environmental initiative, through the Visionscape Sanitation Solution Limited. Speaker of the House, Mudashiru Obasa, who gave this directive Thursday, on behalf of the lawmakers during plenary, also ordered the Clerk of the House, Mr. Azeez Sanni to invite the Commissioner for the Environment, Babatunde Durosinmi-Etti to appear before the House on the matter n...
Lagos State House Of Assembly Postpones Resumption By 3 Weeks
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Lagos State House Of Assembly Postpones Resumption By 3 Weeks

Lagos – The Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday postponed its resumption earlier scheduled for Sept. 17 to Oct. 8. Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (right), delivering his speech during the presentation of the Y2018 Budget Estimates to the House, at the Assembly Complex, Alausa, Ikeja, on Monday, December 11, 2017. T he Assembly had on July 10 adjourned to Sept. 17 to enable members to go on their annual recess. During the period, the House hosted the Conference of South West Speakers and Conference of Speakers of Nigeria between Aug. 3 and Aug. 5 in Lagos. The conference elected new executive at its 2018 Second Quarter Conference and the Speaker of the Lagos Assembly emerged as its new chairman. Speaking on phone about the postponement, Mr Azeez Sanni, the Clerk of...
“Mystery Snake Swallows N36m Cash In JAMB Office” — Staff
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“Mystery Snake Swallows N36m Cash In JAMB Office” — Staff

The management of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, is yet to come to terms with an explanation by an official in the Makurdi, Benue office of the Board that proceeds from the sale of admission scratch cards in the state, totaling N36million have been swallowed from the cash vault by a mystery snake that comes in the night. The mystery snake was said to have sneaked into the account office of the Board in Makurdi, a number of time, and made away with the N36m. A sales clerk, Philomina Chieshe, told JAMB registrar and his team that she could not account for the N36m she made in previous years before the abolition of scratch cards. In the course of interrogation, Philomena denied the allegations that she stole the money. She however confessed that it was her housemaid that c...
Peace Corps Bill Finally Arrives Presidency For Assent
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Peace Corps Bill Finally Arrives Presidency For Assent

The much anticipated Nigerian Peace Corps Bill has arrived Presidency for signing into law. Copies of the bill which was tagged ‘Nigerian Peace Corps (Establishment) Bill 2017 was said to have been transmitted to President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday last week by the Clerk to the National Assembly, Mohammed Ataba Sani-Omolori. Out of the 3 copies of the Bill sent, the Presidency was to retain a copy and the remaining 2 copies be returned to the National Assembly for “further action”, upon the President’s assent. Senate had passed the Nigerian Peace Corps Bill on the 25th of November, 2016, shortly after the House of Representatives passed same. A Conference Committee of both chambers was, however, inaugurated on the 8th of December, 2016, to harmonise the Bill passed at differen...
NECA Expresses Displease Over Frequent Summons By National Assembly
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NECA Expresses Displease Over Frequent Summons By National Assembly

The Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA) has expressed its displeasure at the frequent summons of Chief Executives of organised businesses by the several Committees of the National Assembly. The umbrella body of private sector companies frowned at a recent letter and advertorial from the House of Representatives requesting information on product contents from some of its member-companies and at the same time inviting the companies to appear before an investigative Committee under the leadership of the House Leader, Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila. Reacting to the incident, the Director General of NECA, Mr Olusegun Oshinowo, stated that: “while we have no issue against companies providing basic information to the legislators to help them in the course of their investigative...
Wike Asks Rivers Assembly To Confirm 13 As Commissioners
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Wike Asks Rivers Assembly To Confirm 13 As Commissioners

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has kick started the process of reconstituting a new cabinet after he sacked the Commissioners on July 24 by forwarding a list of 13 Commissioner-Designates to the Rivers House of Assembly for screening. The Commissioner designates include: Emma Okah, Charles Wogu, Ibibia Walters, Tamunosisi Gogo-Jaja, Isaac Kamalu, Mrs Sukelu Oyagiri, Damiete Afred Miller, Boma Iyayi, Emeka Onowu, Prof. Princewill Chike, Tasie Chinedu Nwabueze, Sylvanus Nwankwo and Prof Kaniye Ebeku they are to appear before the House of Assembly on Tuesday August 8 at 10 am. It is noteworthy that some of the former Commissioners are staging a comeback as indicated in the list, Among them include: Emma Okah, Prof Kaniye Ebeku, Isaac Kamalu, Ibibia Walters and Boma Iyayi. The C...
C’River Assembly Declares Lawmaker’s Seat Vacant For Defecting To APC
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C’River Assembly Declares Lawmaker’s Seat Vacant For Defecting To APC

The Cross River State House of Assembly on Friday declared the seat of the lawmaker representing Obubra Constituency II, Mr. Elucate Ekom, vacant for defecting to the All Progressives Congress. Before Ekom’s defection, all 25 members of the House of Assembly belonged to the Peoples Democratic Party. Ekom was said to have left the PDP due to the crisis in the party. He was said to have written a letter on Friday through the Clerk of the House, Mr. Bassey Ekpeyong, to the Speaker, Mr. John Gaul-Lebo, when the matter was raised during an emergency sitting. The Speaker later read out the letter as one of the correspondences to the House after which he cited the constitutional provisions that the right thing to do in the absence of any relevant subsisting court order was to declare ...
Drama As Suspended Lawmaker Storms Ekiti Assembly‎, Says I Have Resumed Duties
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Drama As Suspended Lawmaker Storms Ekiti Assembly‎, Says I Have Resumed Duties

There was a mild drama at Ekiti State House of Assembly on Thursday when a suspended lawmaker, Gboyega Aribisogan, stormed the complex to resume duties‎. The Lawmaker who was suspended for 180 legislative‎ days, October last year, returned to work yesterday and headed for the Office of the Clerk, Tola Esan, where he submitted a letter conveying the decision of his Constituency that he should resume his legislative duties. But the Assembly which got wind of Aribisogan’s plan to resume refused to hold plenary to prevent the representative of Ikole Constituency 1 from coming back to the chamber. The legislator was suspended for 180 legislative days on October 6 last year by the Assembly for allegedly holding meetings with the political opponents of Governor Ayo Fayose in Lagos. Aribi...
Senate Slashes Number Of TV Stations Covering Plenaries
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Senate Slashes Number Of TV Stations Covering Plenaries

The Senate, on Thursday, restricted coverage of its proceedings to six television stations, making all the cameramen to boycott coverage of the plenary altogether. The development came less than 24 hours after Senate President Bukola Saraki held a chat with journalists at the Senate to mark the World’s Press Freedom Day, where he assured the press of the freedom to carry out their responsibilities. Thirteen television stations had been accredited to gain entry into the chamber to cover plenaries, but the coverage has now been restricted to six TV stations comprising the Africa Independent Television, Nigerian Television Authority, Channels Television, Silverbird Television, Television Continental and the in-house New Age. The Senate Press Corps, however, protested against the ...
Senate Plots Zero Allocation For EFCC Over Magu
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Senate Plots Zero Allocation For EFCC Over Magu

The raging controversy between the Senate and the Presidency is yet to abate over the nomination of Mr. Ibrahim Magu as the substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). New Telegraph’s investigations at the weekend revealed that the Senate has vowed never to reconsider Magu for confirmation for the plum job, after he failed to scale through the hurdle in the last two consecutive attempts. A reliable source in the Senate told our correspondent that the apex chamber had resolved to give zero allocation to the anti-graft commission in the 2017 fiscal year, if the Presidency tried to leave Magu indefinitely in acting capacity. The commission’s 2017 budget proposal had been reduced by the Budget Office from N18.8 billion in 2016 to N17 billion, represent...
Presidency, Senate To Clash Over Magu Again
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Presidency, Senate To Clash Over Magu Again

The Presidency and the Senate are set to clash again over the confirmation of acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, Daily Trust has gathered. According to sources, some senators have vowed to reject the confirmation of Magu as substantive chairman of the anti-graft agency after the Presidency re-nominated him for confirmation. Magu’s confirmation was rejected by the Senate in December 2016, after acting as EFCC chairman for over one year. The Senate had rejected Magu’s confirmation citing allegations of corruption against him, contained in a Department of State Services (DSS) report. Some senators, it was gathered, insist that the allegations in the DSS report have not been vacated and the investigation carried out by the Attorney...
Saraki, Dogara, Bello, Tambuwal At Wedding Reception Of Son Of Clerk Of NASS
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Saraki, Dogara, Bello, Tambuwal At Wedding Reception Of Son Of Clerk Of NASS

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal Friday night attended the wedding reception organised for the son of the Clerk of the National Assembly, Alhaji Sani Omolori at the International Conference Centre, Abuja. Others in attendance at the event were Senate President Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara, Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello among others.