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    Why NASS supports privatisation of teaching hospitals- Committee Chairman

    The House of Representative says it will support the campaign for the privatisation and commercialisation of the federal teaching hospitals, to enhance efficiency and better healthcare delivery. Mr Amos Magaji, Chairman House Committee on Health, and member representing Zangon Kataf/Jaba, Federal Constituency in Kaduna State, disclosed this to newsmen on Saturday evening, after the committee’s oversight visit to Ahmadu Bello…

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    Group urges NASS to save Rivers from anarchy

    A civil society organisation, called the Vanguard for Transparent Leadership and Democracy, has called on the National Assembly (NASS) to wade into the crisis in Rivers to save the state from anarchy. The group made the call while speaking on the lingering executive-legislature feud in the state during an interactive session with newsmen in Port Harcourt. The group’s National President,…

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    June 12: Abiola’s wife wants NASS to outlaw military intervention

    Mrs Tinu Abiola, wife of late Chief MKO Abiola, has urged the National Assembly to enact a law that will prohibit military intervention in Nigerian politics. Abiola made the call while fielding questions from newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja in commemoration of 25 years of unbroken democracy in Nigeria. She, however, commended the military hierarchy for subjecting itself to democratic…

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    Minister hails Tinubu, NASS over national Anti-Doping Bill

    The Minister of Sports Development, Sen. John Owan Enoh has commended the National Assembly for the accelerated passage of the National Anti-Doping Bill. The minister in a statement on Sunday also acknowledged and saluted the vision of President Bola Tinubu for placing premium on the transmission of the bill to the National Assembly. “The transmission of the Anti-doping Bill 2024…

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    Investigate mass sack of CBN workers, group urges NASS

    The Conference of Autochthonous Ethnic Communities Development Association (CONECDA), has urged the National Assembly to investigate the recent mass sack of some workers of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Mr. Paul Dekete, the North Central Coordinator of CONECDA Youth Wing, made the request in a statement on Sunday in Jos. Dekete, who faulted the manner in which the affected…

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    Tinubu to address joint NASS session Wednesday – Presidency

    President Bola Tinubu will not give a broadcast to the nation on Wednesday to celebrate his first anniversary as the leader of Nigeria. This is contained in a statement by Mr Bayo Onanuga, Special Adviser to the President on Information and Strategy, on Tuesday in Abuja. Onanuga said that the President would address a joint session of the National Assembly…

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    Ohanaeze Youth Submits List of 578 Nigerian Detainees in Benin Prisons to NASS

    ABUJA – The Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC), a socio-cultural organization for Igbo youth, has presented a list of 578 Nigerian youths allegedly detained in prisons in the Republic of Benin to Nigeria’s National Assembly Public Petition Committee. The OYC, led by its national president, Comrade Igboayaka O. Igboayaka, submitted the list detailing the names of Nigerian youths purportedly detained in…

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    Oroh urges NASS, FG to intervene over Nigerian detainees in Cameroon

    Mr. Abdul Oroh, a former lawmaker at the House of Representatives, has urged the National Assembly to intervene and ensure the release of some Nigerian professionals being detained by the Cameroonian authorities. Oroh, also a civic rights lawyer, said this at a news conference in Abuja on Wednesday, shortly after submitting a petition to the National Assembly on their behalf.…

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  • General NewsEid-El-Fitr: Nigerians, Muslim clerics preach peace, love

    Eid-El-Fitr: Nigerians, Muslim clerics preach peace, love

    A cross-section of Nigerians, including Muslim clerics, have called for peace and the sustenance of the lessons learned during the month of Ramadan. They gave the charge to different parts of the country in their various messages on Wednesday to commemorate the Eid-El-Fitr celebration. In Okene, Kogi, Gov. Ahmed Ododo urged Muslims in the state to sustain the lessons learned…

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    Lawyer asks Appeal Court to uphold judgment dismissing CAC’s appeal on CAMA, 2020

    A lawyer, Emmanuel Ekpenyong, has prayed the Court of Appeal in Abuja to dismiss an appeal filed by the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) challenging a lower court’s judgement that nullified some sections of the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA), 2020. Ekpenyong, a constitutional lawyer and human rights crusader from the law firm Fred-Young & Evans LLP, told an Appeal…

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  • PoliticsBayelsa LG election: LP’s Eradiri calls for local govt. autonomy

    Bayelsa LG election: LP’s Eradiri calls for local govt. autonomy

    The Labour Party governorship candidate in the Nov. 11, 2023, election in Bayelsa, Udengs Eradiri, has called on the National Assembly (NA) to grant local government administration its due autonomy.   Eradiri made the call on Thursday in Yenagoa while expressing concern over the state local government elections slated for Saturday.   He decried the ongoing electoral process leading to…

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  • General NewsEid-el-fitr: Sen. Yari distributes 380 cows to APC stakeholders, others

    Eid-el-fitr: Sen. Yari distributes 380 cows to APC stakeholders, others

    Sen. Abdul’aziz Yari (APC-Zamfara) has distributed 380 cows to All Progressive Congress (APC) leaders, stakeholders, and less-privileged families in the state for the upcoming Eid-el-Fitr festival. The chairman of the Sen. Yari Political Organization, Alhaji Lawal Liman, disclosed this to newsmen in Gusau on Wednesday. Yari is a former Zamfara governor, representing Zamfara West Senatorial District in the National Assembly.…

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  • General NewsAbiru, Southern Senators Forum felicitate Nigerians at Easter

    Abiru, Southern Senators Forum felicitate Nigerians at Easter

    Sen. Mukhail Abiru (Lagos-East), Chairman, Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance, and Other Financial Institutions, has called for unity, tolerance, and peaceful co-existence among Nigerians as Christians celebrate Easter. Abiru made the call in a statement signed by his media adviser, Mr. Enitan Olukotun, on Sunday in Lagos. Abiru, also the chairman of the Southern Senators’ Forum, urged Nigerians not to…

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  • General NewsAkpabio hails Tinubu at 72, describes him as transformational leader

    Akpabio hails Tinubu at 72, describes him as transformational leader

      The President of the Senate, Mr. Godswill Akpabio, has congratulated President Bola Tinubu on the occasion of his 72nd birthday, describing him as a transformational leader. Akpabio, in a congratulatory message by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Eseme Eyiboh, on Friday in Abuja, also described Tinubu as a developmental democrat and bridge builder. Akpabio said: “As…

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  • PoliticsState police will help tackle insecurity -PDP Chairman

    State police will help tackle insecurity -PDP Chairman

    The Lagos State PDP Chairman, Mr. Philip Aivoji, says the problem of insecurity will be substantially reduced if state police are adopted in the country Aivoji made this remark in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Lagos. He was  reacting to the proposed creation of state police in the ongoing constitutional amendment by the…

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  • General NewsConstitution Amendment: Group warns against creation of state police

    Constitution Amendment: Group warns against creation of state police

    An advocacy group, Joint Action for Good Governance (JAGG), has urged the National Assembly not to consider the creation of state police in the ongoing amendment of the constitution.   The National Vice President of JAGG, Mr. Abdulwaheed Odunuga, expressed his view in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Lagos. He said the National…

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  • ElectricityNERC warns electricity consumers against buying transformers, poles for Discos

    NERC warns electricity consumers against buying transformers, poles for Discos

    Hajia Aisha Mahmud, Commissioner, Customers Affairs, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), has cautioned electricity consumers against self-procurement of transformers, cables, and accessories without formal agreement with distribution companies. Mahmud gave the warning at the commission’s three-day Customer Complaints Resolution Meeting with Eko Electricity Distribution Company’s customers on Friday in Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that customers at…

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