Tuesday, 18 July 2017

We Have Uncovered Plot By Some Shameless Members Of Ohanaeze Ndigbo To Allow Igbo To Be Massacred In The North - Ndigbo Youth Council

Igbo indigenes living in the 19 Northern States have commended Ohanaeze Youth Council, OYC, over its meeting with the Arewa youths with a view to resolving the October 1 deadline quit notice to the Igbo in the North. 

Alleged Corruption: I’m Ready To Go To Jail — Diezani

Former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, who is being investigated for a series of multi-billion dollar fraud and money laundering offences in Nigeria, the United Kingdom and America has threatened to squeal on her associates, Kola Aluko and Jide Omokore. 

Smuggling, Greatest Threat To Buhari's Economic Policy, Says Saraki

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has identified smuggling of goods into the country as the greatest threat to the realization of the economic policies of the present administration led by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Saraki stated this on Monday while declaring open a public hearing on tackling smuggling in the country organized by the Senate Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariffs at the National Assembly, Abuja. 

Saraki, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, insisted that unless the monster of smuggling is tamed, efforts being made to diversify the economy from oil would not yield expected results. 

Ekweremadu: Why Governments Fail to Perform

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has identified double standard and lack of tenacity in holding governments and leaders accountable as major reasons for poor governance in the country.

Ekweremadu spoke at the 30th Priesthood Ordination anniversary of the Bishop of Nike Diocese, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Rt. Revd. Evans Ibeagha, in Enugu at the weekend.

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Policemen Shoot FRSC Officers For Stopping Abia Speaker’s Wife’s Car

The Abia State House of Assembly Speaker,  Chikwendu Kalu, on Saturday, allegedly ordered some policemen in the state to shoot officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps on patrol.

Eyewitnesses said the speaker gave the order when the FRSC officers stopped the Sport Utility Vehicle his wife was travelling in along the Umuikaa/Aba-Port Harcourt Expressway.

Friday, 14 July 2017

New School Curriculum: Senate Calls for Calm

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki on Wednesday, urged all stakeholders in the education sector to remain calm on the new 9-year Basic Education Curriculum to enable the National Assembly look into the various issues involved.

Saraki, in a statement by his Special Assistant on Public Affairs, Mohammed Isa, made the call while receiving a delegation of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), who paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja.

NASS Committed to Addressing Agitations and Uniting Nigeria, Ekweremadu Assures

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has assured that the National Assembly of Nigeria would continue to work with all arms of government to address issues causing agitations and disunity in the country.

He gave the assurances while hosting pupils of the Brickhall School, Abuja, who were on a Peace and Unity Advocacy visit to his Office in Abuja on Thursday.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

PDP: It’s New Dawn, No Victor, No Vanquished- Ekweremadu

 …Calls for immediate reconciliation
The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, says the Supreme Court judgment on the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, leadership crisis, ushers in a new dawn of peace, reconciliation, and recovery for the party.

Reacting to the apex court’s verdict on Wednesday, Ekweremadu said it was a no victor and no vanquished situation for individual party members, but rather a collective victory for the entire party faithful and the nation’s democracy.

Tatabu Bridge Collapse And Acting President’s Field Visit, A Vindication Of The National Assembly -Senate

The recent field visit of the Ag. President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo to the site of the collapsed bridge at Tatabu on the Mokwa- Jebba Road is a vindication of the position of the National Assembly on the need for a balanced budget that cater for all sections of Nigeria.

Senate Passes Compulsory Treatment And Care of Victims of Gunshots Bill

On Tuesday, the Senate passed the Compulsory Treatment and Care of Victims of Gunshots Bill. The Bill, which was sent to the Senate for Concurrence, seeks to establish a law that ensures that victims of gunshot wounds receive necessary treatment from medical workers and assistance from security agencies.

Supreme Court Sacks Sheriff, Declares Makarfi Authentic Leader of PDP

The supreme court has ruled that Ahmed Makarfi is the authentic chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Makarfi and Ali-Modu Sheriff had been involved in a tussle for the leadership position of the opposition party.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Sandra Osamor Sings “Nigerian National Anthem” At The Voice Nigeria Season 2


National Assembly, ACBF Sign $1.1Million Capacity Project Agreement

The National Assembly and the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), have signed a $1.1million project grant agreement for the National Institute of Legislative Studies (NILS) to enhance the legislative capacity of lawmakers in the West African Sub-region and their staff.

The President of the Senate and Chairman of the NILS Governing Council, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, who signed on behalf of the National Assembly, stated that the NILS-CAP II which targets capacity development in ECOWAS countries and the ECOWAS Parliament, would effectively facilitate the implementation of intra-regional trade among ECOWAS member states and effective financial oversight in the sub-region. 

Monday, 10 July 2017

Osun West: INEC Beginning To Revive Hope In Our Electoral System - Ekweremadu

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has congratulated the winner of the Osun West Senatorial District bye-election, Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on his victory, describing the poll as "a glimmer of hope for the nation’s electoral system".

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Senate Investigates Alleged $3 billion Fraud in NPA

As part of its commitment to fight corruption, the Senate has mandated its Committee on Marine Transport to investigate a N3billion fraud allegation against the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA). 

The allegations were raised on Wednesday in a Point of Order moved by Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, the lawmaker representing Delta Central Senatorial District.