Showing posts with label assembly. Show all posts
Showing posts with label assembly. Show all posts

Monday, August 4, 2014

Comedian Dan D’Humorous contesting for Rivers State House of Assembly

Comedian Dan D'Humorous has announced his intentions to contest for the Rivers State House of Assembly come 2015. He shared his poster on his instagram page and said he's contesting under Ikwerre Constituency. A lot of entertainers seem to be going into politics these days...ogini na fio?

Friday, November 1, 2013

Gov. Fashola presents N489.7b budget estimates for 2014 to Lagos Assembly -

The Lagos State Gov. Babatunde Fashola, on Wednesday presented budget estimates of N489.7 billion for the year 2014 to the State House of Assembly.

Lagos, the former capital of Nigeria is the country’s commercial nerve centre. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the budget was about N8 billion less than the 2013 estimates of N497.27 billion.

NAN further reports that the budget is comprised of a proposed capital expenditure of N225.02 billion and a recurrent figure of N234. 67 billion.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Taraba assembly to Suntai: Go back to US hospital

Barely 24 hours after Governor Danbaba Suntai, addresed the people of Taraba State through a recorded video,  the state House of Assembly on Thursday  advised him to return to the hospital  in the United States where he was on admission for further treatment.

Taraba assembly to Suntai: Go back to US hospital

Barely 24 hours after Governor Danbaba Suntai, addresed the people of Taraba State through a recorded video,  the state House of Assembly on Thursday  advised him to return to the hospital  in the United States where he was on admission for further treatment.
The assembly, in a statement by its Speaker, Haruna  Tsokwa, and 15 other  members, also reaffirmed Alhaji Garba Umar as the acting governor of the state.

The lawmakers   claimed  that  before Wednesday, all their  efforts  to meet with the recuperating governor, who arrived in Jalingo on Sunday from the  US,  were rebuffed by people close to him.
They  pointed out  that from the manner the governor spoke when they finally  met with him on Wednesday,  they  doubted  that he  authored the letter in which he informed them of his return and desire to resume work.
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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Gov Suntai's letter to Taraba Assembly; Femi Falana demands police investigation

Senior lawyer and political activist, Femi Falana (SAN), yesterday sent a petition to the Inspector General of Police demanding a detailed investigation of the letter purportedly sent to the Taraba State House of Assembly by Governor Danbaba Suntai yesterday indicating he is ready to resume office.

Governor Suntai returned to Nigeria on Sunday after 10 months away receiving treatment and rehabilitation for serious brain injuries he received when an aircraft he was piloting crashed in October 2012.  Reports say he appeared bewildered and uncoordinated as he arrived, needing help and not speaking.
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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Suntai writes assembly, seeks to resume duty

RECUPERATING Governor Danbaba Suntai may have sent a letter to the Taraba State House of Assembly  seeking to resume  work.
The letter, according to a United States- based Nigerian online news portal,SaharaReporters, was  on Monday  received by the Speaker of the House of Assembly,Haruna Tsokwa.

 The portal did not say exactly when the letter was written and the day the governor, who arrived in the country from the US after a 10-month medical sojourn, hoped to commence duties.
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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Rivers Assembly leader,Mr. Chidi Lloyd gets ₦10m bail, released

THE embattled Majority Leader of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Mr. Chidi Lloyd, finally regained his freedom at about 4pm on Wednesday.
The Deputy Speaker of the House, Mr. Leyii Kwanee, who informed our correspondent of the development in a telephone interview, said Lloyd’s counsel had fulfilled all his bail conditions.
Kwanee said, “We have fulfilled all the bail conditions and Lloyd has been released. We have been at the Port Harcourt Prison to ensure his release. By tomorrow (today), his physician will examine his health condition.
“On Monday, we will also approach the court to appeal for a waiver of one of the bail conditions, which is the depositing of his International Passport with the court.”
Meanwhile, there was anxiety in Port Harcourt on Wednesday when security operatives took away the Majority Leader after the court granted him bail.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Rivers Crisis: House Of Reps take over functions of Rivers Assembly ( Video)

The House of Representatives, Wednesday, passed a motion to take over the legislative functions of the Rivers State House of Assembly following the crisis that took place on Tuesday, July 8.

In approving the motion, the House said it was empowered by section 11(4) of the 1999 Constitution to take such actions and consequently asked the Inspector General of Police to redeploy the Commissioner of Police from the state to avoid the current misunderstanding between him and the governor, Hon. Rotimi Amaechi.

The resolution was taken following the adoption of a motion of urgent national importance moved by the Chairman of Rules and Business Committee, Hon. Albert Sam-Tsokwa, titled “Threat to democracy and inability of the House of Assembly of Rivers State to sit and transact legislative business.”


VIDEO: Rivers Assembly Crisis: Protesters March To Governor’s House

The controversy in the Rivers state House of Assembly is still intense as the police are said to be currently battling a crowd of protesters in front of the Government House. in Port Harcourt, the state capital.
Our correspondent, Grace Ekang, reports that there might still be trouble underway as some youths from different local government areas of the state went to the Governors residence in Port Harcourt to show solidarity with the state Governor, Chibuike Amaechi, over the crisis rocking Rivers tateHouse of Assembly.

News From Nigeria:

Tuesday’s violence was sparked off following an attempt to impeach the Speaker of the House of assembly, Mr. Otelemaba Amachree.  Five members of the House opposed to the Governor had engaged about 13 of their colleagues in a fight shortly after the pro-governor lawmakers resisted the move to remove Mr Amachree.

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The Speaker Of Rivers State House Of Assembly Impeached

Reports coming in from the Rivers State assembly states that the speaker Hon. Otelema Amachree has been impeached form his position.
Minutes ago there had been a huge fracas at the assembly but it seems the reason may have been the suggestion to impeach Mr. Amachree.
Reports also state that Hon. Evans Bipi has been sworn in as the new speaker
More details soon...

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Bauchi Assembly to make law on compulsory HIV test before marriage (What Do You Think ?)

The Bauchi State House of Assembly is working on a Bill that will make it mandatory for intending couples to undergo HIV screening.

The sponsor of the Bill, Ilyasu Zwall, representing Lere/Bula Constituency, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Bauchi, that the bill had already gone through First and Second reading.

He said that the bill, when passed, would require intending couples to be tested for HIV in any government recognised hospital “at a time not earlier than one week to the day of the wedding”.

Friday, May 10, 2013

600 ex-militants threaten to Storm National Assembly

No fewer than 600 ex-militants in the Niger Delta yesterday threatened to invade the National Assembly over the summon of the Chairman of the Amnesty Implementation Committee, Kingsley Kuku and the former militant leader, Mujaheed Asari- Dokubo, over their remarks on the 2015 presidential election.
The ex-militant leaders described the House of Representatives summon on the duo as divisive and attempt to foment trouble in the country. This was contained in separate statements issued yesterday in Yenagoa by the President, Leadership, Peace and Cultural Development Initiative LPCDI, Reuben Wilson and a former member of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, Eris Paul alias Gen. Ogunboss.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Stop Witch-hunting Fashola - Lagos Assembly

The Lagos State House of Assembly has warned the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against making inciting statements that could best be described as an attempt to witch-hunt the administration of Governor Babatunde Fashola.

The House made this point while condemning the call by the Lagos State Chairman of the PDP, Chief Tunji Shelle, on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to probe Governor Fashola.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Couples Must Undergo HIV/Aids Test Before Marriage-Yobe Assembly

The Speaker of the Yobe State House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Adamu Dala Dogo says Laws for couple to undergo HIV/Aids test before marriage will come into effect before the end of this year.
Addressing people living with HIV and Aids who called on him today in his office in Damaturu, the speaker decried the alarming spread of the scourge which he says can be curtailed through test before marriage.
The speaker says members of the House will soon visit their respective constituencies to conduct advocacy against the spread of the scourge in the state.
Hon Dala Dogo enjoined people of the state to carry out test and to commence retroviral treatment as soon as they are tested positive.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Fracas In Ogun Assembly as Lawmakers Break Into Pandemonium

There was pandemonium in the hallow chamber of the Ogun State House of Assembly yesterday following attempts by the Speaker, Hon. Suraj Ishola Adekunbi, to suspend four members for allegedly infringing on the House rules.
The uproar witnessed on the floor of the House, which resulted in the breaking of the mace, was as a result of the crisis rocking the Assembly over the composition of members of the tenders’ board.
At the plenary yesterday, the Speaker, recalled an alleged unruly behaviour of four lawmakers during the previous sitting.
Adekunbi noted that four members- Hon. Job Akintan (Egbado North II); Hon. Remmy Hazzan (Odogbolu); Hon. Adijat Adeleye-Oladapo (Ifo II); and Hon. John Obafemi (Remo North); all walked out on all other members without taking a bow at the previous sitting.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Lagos State Assembly to regulate activities of fast food producers

Suuru Avoseh, a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, says that the House will soon enact a law that would check the excesses of fast food producers.
Avoseh, who is the Chairman of the House Committee on Health Services, told said on Sunday in Lagos that most of the foods prepared by various restaurants were ``junk foods. ``And these junk foods are harmful to human health,’’ he stressed.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Music icon King Sunny Ade's wife back in Lagos House of Assembly

One of the wives of music icon King Sunny Ade, Hon Risikat Ajoke Adeniyi Adegeye is back in the Lagos House of Assembly, not as a lawmaker, but as one of commissioners representing Badagry in the newly constituted Lagos House of Assembly Service Commission.  Mrs Adegeye was a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly from 2007-2011, representing Amuwo Odofin area of the State.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Anambra Assembly Votes For Additional State - Orimili State

Do we need more states in Nigeria?

The Anambra State House of Assembly, on Tuesday, threw its weight behind the clamour for the creation of Orimili State out of the present Anambra.

Passing the motion sponsored by Hon. Tony One week Muonagor and seconded by Emeka Idu, the House urged Governor Peter Obi, National Assembly members from the state, and Anambra indigenes within and outside the country to support the demand for the new state.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

N’Assembly tells FCDA to stay planned demolition of 37 estates

The National Assembly Joint Committees on Federal Capital Territory has appealed to the Federal Capital Development Authority to stop the planned demolition of the 37 estates marked for the exercise.
The joint committee made the appeal at an interactive session with officials of the FCDA, Abuja Municipal Area Council and the developers.
The Chairman, Senate Committee on FCT, Senator Smart Adeyemi (PDP-Kogi), said that the committee would meet with the owners of the estates to determine how they obtained documents for the lands they had built on, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Abdullahi Bello, Kogi State House Of Assembly Impeached

Abdullahi Bello, Kogi State House Of Assembly Impeached

The Kogi State House of Assembly has impeached the Speaker of the Assembly, Abdullahi Bello. Reports indicate that the deputy speaker, and 10 other principal officers were also removed from office.

It is not clear how many lawmakers were at Tuesday morning’s sitting as the 25-member House was not set to sit until Thursday.

The Speaker has been having a running battle with some lawmakers who had been plotting to removing him from office. It is believed that the anti-speaker lawmakers are doing the bidding of the state governor, Idris Wada.

More details later

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