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House of Reps: Speaker Dogara presides over plenary proceedings, Thursday, 25th April 2019

Plenary proceedings of the House of Representatives for Thursday, April 25, 2019. The Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara Presiding. After leading the opening prayer, the Speaker went on to examine and approve Plenary Votes and Proceedings for Wednesday, April 24, 2019. __________________________________________________________________________________________   PRESENTATION OF BILL   Chartered Institute of Forensic and Investigative Professionals of Nigeria (Establishment) Bill, 2019 (HB. 1621) (Hon. Uzoma Nkem-Abonta) – First Reading. _______________________________________________________________________________   PRESENTATION OF REPORTS   1.​ Committee on Delegated Legislations: Hon. Simon Arabo: “That the House do receive the Report of the Committee on Delegated Legislations on the...

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2019 election was referendum on Saraki’s tenure as Senate President

  No amount of political brinksmanship by Senate President Bukola Saraki can water down the damning verdict delivered by the people of Kwara State on his four-year stint as head of the legislative arm of government. According to the Buhari Media Organisation (BMO), this is clearer than any skewed self-appraisal Saraki may want to do to present himsel as “one of the best Senate Presidents in the nation’s political history” and, in the process, paint the Executive in bad light. BMO said in a statement signed by its Chairman Niyi Akinsiju and Secretary Cassidy Madueke, that what Saraki got...

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President Buhari rallies Qatar on Investments, recharge of Lake Chad

Investments in sectors like petroleum, power, aviation, agriculture, railways, and many others, featured prominently as President Muhammadu Buhari hosted the Emir of Qatar, His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-thani, at State House, Abuja, on Tuesday. Also on the front burners was the recharge of Lake Chad with water from the Congo Basin, so as to grant succour to the more than 30 million people adversely affected by the shrinkage of the lake over the years. “We invite you to invest in our refineries, pipelines, power sector, aviation, agriculture, education, and many others, so that you can have your management...

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Tinubu pursuing facist agenda to control all levers of power in Nigeria – Speaker Dogara

  Says  only the ignorant with dubious academic certificates will say the maker of a document has padded the document that only he can constitutionally make We have noted the statement issued on April 21, 2019 by Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu wherein he stated his reasons for sponsoring or supporting some aspirants to various leadership positions in the forthcoming 9th Assembly. Ordinarily, this would not have elicited any response from His Excellency, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt Hon Yakubu Dogara, as  Asiwaju is entitled to sponsor those he believes will have no choice but  answer to...

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BMO to Atiku: Choose either the Court or Media for your Petition

…flirting with both is contempt of court The Buhari Media Organization(BMO) has accused the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar of showing disrespect for the judiciary by prosecuting his election petition in the media, rather than at the Presidential Election Petition tribunal. According to the group, this is targeted at whipping up unnecessary sentiment against the Courts. BMO said in a statement signed by its Chairman Niyi Akinsiju and Secretary Cassidy Madueke that what the former Vice President has been doing is prejudicial “We have observed this pattern of disrespect for the judiciary by one...

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