Pictures: Argungu Emir turbans Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, as Ganuwan Kabi

November 6, 2021 Taiye Odewale, Abuja 0

The Emir of Argungu, HRH Alhaji Samaila Muhammadu Mera, on Friday in Kebbi state formally turbaned the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, as the Ganuwan Kabi(Defender of Kebbi Kingdom). The newly turbaned Ganuwan Kabi, dressed in colourful regalia, wielding protecting shield and armed with sword, dipicting a warrior, defender and protector. The colourful but brief Investiture ceremony was part of the Read More

Insecurity: Army raises the alarm over reduction in budget size

November 3, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Nigerian Army Wednesday complained bitterly over reduction of its budget size from N710 billion it proposed to N579 billion approved by the Ministry of Finance and Budget Office for the 2022 fiscal year. The Army, through its Chief of Staff, Lt – General Farouk Yahaya declared the development would impede its operational efficiency. The Chief of Army Staff, who Read More

Nigeria needs new constitution, not amendment – Olanipekun

November 3, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A former president of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Chief Wole Olanipekun, Wednesday said that the ongoing constitutional amendment can not work, maintaining that Nigeria needs constitutional replacement. Olanipekun who delivered the 13th convocation lecture of the Redeemer’s University, Ede, Osun state, insisted that the present constitution can not solve the security, pandemic and other problems facing the country. Speaking Read More

Idris: A brave politician in Adamawa North

November 1, 2021 Tom Garba 0

Adamawa, North-ast Nigeria is blessed to have an indomitable young man, a leader who has broken many political records of his contemporaries as a young focused-minded person. Alhaji Hamisu Idris Medugu is an expert in financial matters, a philanthropist and respectable consultant who owns a conglomerate of consulting firms and recently recognised as a political master schemer whose virtues many Read More

Insecurity: Osinbajo to grace 11th NASS’ prayer breakfast

October 27, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The Christian Legislators Fellowship of the National Assembly has said it will play host to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at its 11th edition of the National Prayer Breakfast holding Thursday as prayers are offered against insecurity and other challenges. The group stated this at a media briefing, through its president, Senator Emmanuel Bwacha Wednesday. It also stated guest speaker at Read More

Clerk bemoans missing NASS reporter

October 26, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Clerk to the National Assembly (CNA) , Architect Ojo Olatunde Amos , has expressed sadness Monday over missing Vanguard Reporter in the House of Representatives , Tordue Salem. Tordue Salem was last seen penultimate Wednesday when leaving the premises of the National Assembly to his House in Abuja . Efforts to locate his where about since then by colleagues Read More

Niger lawmaker tasks security agencies on 30 abducted passengers

October 22, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The lawmaker representing Niger East in the National Assembly, Senator Sani Musa, has appealed to security agencies in Niger state to “speedily secure the release of the abducted 30 travellers.” The passengers were on Wednesday abducted by no fewer than 100 gun-wielding bandits riding on motorcycles in Niger state. In a statement released in Minna on Friday, Senator Musa said Read More

Breaking: FG reveals Sunday Igboho’s major sponsor, exposes Nnamdi Kanu

October 22, 2021 Admin III 0

The federal government on Friday said it has uncovered major financier of the Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo also known as Sunday Igboho. Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami who disclosed this revealed that a member of the National Assembly is capable. Malami, who was silent on the identity of the federal lawmaker, said a Read More

Tussle, Tussle, everywhere

October 21, 2021 Victoria Ngozi Ikeano 0

Nigerians are no strangers to tussles as we witness big and small tussles of various kinds every day. They range from family squabbles to community/ state tussles to even national fights. Nigerians themselves do not seem to agree on anything as we argue over virtually everything. Legislators at state assemblies and the national assembly itself sometimes engage in shouting matches. Read More

Chairmanship: Modu Sheriff rallies APC members ahead state congresses

October 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former governor of Borno state and one of the aspirants seeking office of the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator Alimodu Sheriff, has rallied all members of the party for the forthcoming state congress. The party has scheduled state congresses nationwide for Saturday October 16th to elect leaders of the party at the state level. But addressing Read More

2023: APC backs Senate’s decision on direct primaries

October 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed support for Senate amendments to the Electoral Act which mandates political parties to elect their candidates through direct primaries mode. In a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja, by the APC’s acti g national secretary John James Akpanudoedehe, asked Nigerians to ignore the the soundbites from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which vehemently Read More

Group passes vote of confidence on Audi’s leadership in NSCDC

October 12, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

A group,   Stand Up Nigeria, has passed a vote of confidence on Dr Audi Ahmed following his superlative leadership reforms in the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC. The group who led thousands of Nigerians early this morning to the National Assembly vowed that Audi wont be distracted despite several calls for his removal. The Convener, Sunday Attah in Read More

Reps’ move to reposition NIIA excites stakeholders

October 11, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

Stakeholders have commended the House of Representatives on its efforts seeking to reposition the Nigeria Institute for International Affairs, which many said had become a shadow of itself. The commendations were at a public hearing in Abuja on a bill for an Act to repeal and re-enact the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), and for related matters, organised by Read More

Senate summons FUTO VC, lecturers over victimisation of student

October 11, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

The Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions has again summoned the management of the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) over alleged victimisation, extortion and criminal breach of duty. Also summoned are two lecturers of the institution, Williams Akionbare and C. Onanuju. They are to appear for the public hearing on a petition written by the law chamber Read More

Restructuring won’t solve Nigeria’s political problems’

October 8, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

A former member of the National Assembly, Dr. Usman Bugaje, has advised against restructuring, arguing that it “will not solve Nigeria’s political quagmire.” According to him, only competent leadership would address the challenges facing the country. Bugaje gave the advice Friday while speaking at the Maitama Sule Leadership lecture series organised by the Students Wing Coalition of Northern Groups in Read More

In Ebonyi: Political thugs destroy traditional ruler’s house, 6 others

October 8, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

…Injured 10 persons Youth suspected to be political thugs Wednesday invaded Nkalagu community in Ishielu local government area of Ebonyi state.  They attacked the villagers injuring over 10 persons, destroyed buildings, set motorcycles ablaze and made away with other items. Houses belonging to the acting traditional ruler of Nkalagu community, Eze Livinus Umeanu, the town union president, Mr. Omaha Joseph, the Read More

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NOTAP urged to expand in order to benefit nation

October 8, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Senate Committee on Science, Technology and Innovation led by its chairman, Uche Ekwunife, has urged the National Office For Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP), to establish 6 zonal offices and open liaison offices in states of the federation to help monitor and inspect the technological equipment that are imported into the country. Ekwunife stated this when she paid a Read More

Nigeria will continue to borrow, unless…

October 7, 2021 Mon-Charles Egbo 0

Every economic index is a pointer that Nigeria is on the brink, ignobly sliding into the class of nations where self-sufficiency has become a mirage. Yet and despite the hues and cries over the steady rise in her public debt profile, there is no sign that the borrowing tendencies of the federal government will abate anytime soon.  Even the grim Read More

Reps endorse Buhari’s revised 2020-2024 MTEF/FSP, okays N16.39trn 2022 budget

October 6, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of representatives has approved an aggregate expenditure of N16.39 trillion for the 2020 fiscal year, with the endorsement of President Muhammadu Buhari’s revised 2020-2024 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper. Carrying out the endorsement at the committee of supply on Wednesday, the House also retained N10.3 trillion as federal government revenue target for the 2022 fiscal Read More

CUPP uncovers plot to derail 2023 election, scuttle ongoing electoral Act amendment

October 6, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) said it has uncovered plot to derail the 2023 general election. The Coalition also revealed plot to scuttle the ongoing electoral Act amendment at the National Assembly. Addressing newsmen Wednesday, the spokesman of CUPP and Chairman of Action Peoples Party (APP), Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere alleged that there would be no electronic transmission of Read More

Breaking: Buhari set to present 2022 budget to NASS

October 5, 2021 Admin III 0

President Muhammadu Buhari is slated to present 2022 fiscal budget to the joint session of the National Assembly. Before then, the Senate Tuesday received revised 2022 – 2024 Medium Term Expenditure Framework ( MTEF) / Fiscal Strategy Paper ( FSP) from the President and gave it expeditious consideration by suspending its relevant rules on stage by stage consideration of such Read More

Nigeria loses N557bn from 2013-2017 to contract inflation, unremitted advances, others -PLSI

October 3, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

The Paradigm Leadership Support Initiative (PLSI) at the weekend revealed that the federal government has lost N557 billion between 2013 and  2017 to infractions relating to award of contracts, unremitted advances to staffs, contract inflation among others. The lead Researcher, Mr Osonuga Adedeji revealed it during PLSI’s 5th anniversary and launch of research themed: Achieving Accountability and Development in Nigeria”. Read More

*Nigeria @61: Sani Musa felicitates with citizens, calls for unity

October 1, 2021 Admin III 0

To mark Nigeria’s milestone of six decades and a year of independence from the British colonial rule, the Senator representing Niger East Senatorial District in the Red Chamber of the National Assembly, Senator Mohammed Sani Musa, has felicitated with Nigerians, the good people of Niger state, especially his constituents. In his Independence Day message, Senator Musa charged all Nigerians to Read More