Tag - Assembly

Saraki’s Name Removed From Kwara State University

The Kwara State House of Assembly on Tuesday amended the Kwara State University Law and changed the name of the institution from Abubakar Olusola Saraki University to Kwara State University. The Kwara State University (Amendment) Bill 2020 was one of the four amendment bills passed by the Assembly on Tuesday which it said would drive...

CORONA-VIRUS: WHY LAGOSIANS NEED NOT FEAR – OBASA

Speaker of the Lagos House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, on Friday, called for calm among residents of the state following the detection of the first case of Coronavirus brought in by an Italian. Obasa said the need by Lagos residents not to panic over the incident stems from the fact that the state...

AMBODE HEADS TO APPEAL COURT TO STOP PROBE OF 820 BUSES

Former Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has appealed the ruling of a Lagos High Court which struck out a suit seeking to stop the State House of Assembly from probing him over the procurement of 820 buses meant to revolutionize public transportation in the State. The Lawmakers suspended the probe after Ambode secured...

Governor, 7 others in trouble over alleged N6.5bn fraud

Alleged N220m fraud: EFCC arrests, detains Benue Assembly clerk From: Yusuf Alli, Managing Editor, Northern OperationEFCC probes Wada, Ayeni, AVM Atawodi over arms dealFunds traced to foreign car dealership, offshore accounts A serving governor is topping the list of suspects being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for an alleged N6,549,942, 637.14 fraud...

Buhari Puts On Hold Confirmed NDDC Board Over Forensic Audit

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a letter to the Senate requesting a hold on the inauguration of the new board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). Senate President Ahmad Lawan read the letter on Tuesday during plenary. President Buhari said the move was necessary to enable the interim management committee of the agency to conclude...

Malami Revokes Statement On Operation Amotekun, Claims He Was Misinterpreted

The Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami has on Thursday revoked his earlier comment about the establishment of the Western Nigeria Security Outfit which he declared illegal. Malami whose condemnation on the outfit codenamed Operation Amotekun has since caused uproar on social media claimed he was only misinterpreted by the Six southwest governors...

Buhari Signs Finance Bill Into Law

President Buhari has on Monday signed the finance bill into law. The announcement came via the President’s official Twitter handle @MBuhari. His tweet read, “I am pleased to announce that this morning I signed into law the Finance Bill, 2019. “We introduced the Bill alongside the 2020 Budget, to: -Reform Nigeria’s tax laws to align with global best...

After gulping over half a trillion in ten years, moribund NIGCOMSAT set to swallow 3.4bn in 2020

With $1billion spent on ground infrastructure in Nigeria and China, 144 billion naira spent on Satellite, and 22 billion naira spent on recurring expenditure such as hotel, accommodation, salaries, training amongst others, the Nigeria Satellite Company (NIGCOMSAT), has gulped over half a trillion between 2011 and 2016 alone without making any revenue.  In the 2020...

Gov Sanwo-Olu Signs N1.168trn Budget Into Law

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has signed the 2020 budget of N1.168 trillion into law. The signing took place on Tuesday, at the Lagos House, Ikeja, with the Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat and the Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, present. Sanwo-Olu said that the budget would be implemented responsibly, transparently and with...

Shina Peller Resigns From Quilox Night Club, Says He Is No Longer In The World

House of Representatives member and owner of Quilox night club, Shina Peller, has revealed that he has resigned from the management of the club since he became a member of the House. The lawmaker revealed this while speaking on a motion to prevent sales of alcohol to underage. Chinedu Martins on Wednesday moved a motion on...