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Probe: El-Rufai, Ex-Commissioners Mismanaged N423 Billion – Kaduna Assembly

Probe: El-Rufai, Ex-Commissioners Mismanaged N423 Billion – Kaduna Assembly

Probe: El-Rufai, Ex-commissioners ‘Mismanaged N423 Billion – Kaduna Assembly Former Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai and his aides blew N423 billion in eight years, the State House of Assembly alleged yesterday. It urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to probe the former governor and his appointees for unauthorised cash withdrawals in dollar and naira. It alleged receipt of loans without and withdrawals from accounts without following due process. But the ex-governor described the report as “jaundiced and politically-motivated”, promising to “respond roboustly” after getting the full report. The House received the report of the ad hoc committee set…
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Cross River Assembly Reinstates Impeached Speaker

Cross River Assembly Reinstates Impeached Speaker

Cross River Assembly Reinstates Impeached Speaker The Cross River House of Assembly has reinstated its speaker, Elvert Anyambem, who was recently impeached on grounds of high-handedness and financial impropriety. During the assembly’s sitting on Tuesday, Cyril Omini, representing the Yakurr I constituency, moved a motion passing a vote of confidence in the speaker, which Kingsley Ntui, representing the Etung constituency, supported. Seventeen of the 25 assembly members signed the notice to impeach the speaker. The members alleged that the speaker indulged in arbitrary expenditures in contravention of Section 9(1) of the state’s Legislative Funds Management Law, 2021. On Monday, Governor…
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Drama As Cross Rivers Lawmakers Fight Dirty, Impeach Speaker Elvert Ayambem

Drama As Cross Rivers Lawmakers Fight Dirty, Impeach Speaker Elvert Ayambem

Drama As Cross Rivers Lawmakers Fight Dirty, Impeach Speaker Elvert Ayambem The Cross Rivers State House of Assembly has impeached its Speaker, Elvert Ayambem. The controversial impeachment took place on Wednesday, May 22, following allegations of misappropriation of funds and administrative high-handedness. 17 members of the House removed the speaker, and after impeaching him, the mace was forcefully taken away. More details later…
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Kano Assembly Moves To Amend Emirs Law Amid Calls For Return Of Sanusi

Kano Assembly Moves To Amend Emirs Law Amid Calls For Return Of Sanusi

Kano Assembly Moves to Amend Emirs Law Amid Calls For Sanusi’s Return The Kano State House of Assembly has taken steps to amend the Kano State Emirs (Appointment and Deposition) Law which was previously employed by former governor Abdullahi Ganduje to dethrone the 14th Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II. The decision was made during a plenary session on Tuesday following a motion moved by the Majority Leader, Hussien Dala, who represents the Dala constituency. Monday’s proposed amendments come amidst growing calls for the reinstatement of the deposed Emir Sanusi who was removed from his position in a controversial move…
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2 YPP House Of Assembly  Members Decamp To Labour Party, Visits Gov Otti

2 YPP House Of Assembly Members Decamp To Labour Party, Visits Gov Otti

TWO YPP HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY MEMBERS DECAMP TO LABOUR, VISIT GOV OTTI Two members of the Young Progressive Party (YPP) in the Abia State House of Assembly have decamped to the ruling Labour Party (LP) in the State. The decampees, Hon. Iheanacho Nwogu, representing Osisioma North State Constituency and Hon. Fine Ahuama, representing Osisioma South State Constituency, said leaving their former party will enable them join the Governor in deepening democracy at the grassroots for the benefit of their constituents. Honourables Nwogu and Ahuama spoke on Tuesday evening, when they visited Governor Otti at the Presidential Lodge inside the Government…
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Niger Speaker Stops Wedding Plans For 100 Orphans

Niger Speaker Stops Wedding Plans For 100 Orphans

Niger Speaker Stops Wedding Plans For 100 Orphans The Speaker of the Niger State House of Assembly, Abdulamlik Sarkindaji, has stopped the planned hosting of the wedding of 100 orphan girls in his constituency, saying he would not grace the occasion. Sarkindaji took the decision following the action of the Women Affairs Minister, Uju Ohannaya, who dragged the Speaker to court to halt the wedding. The Speaker made this known on Tuesday during a media briefing in which he said the minister had overstepped her bounds. He said the minister should take over the sponsorship of the wedding ceremony. The…
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Defecting Rivers APC Lawmakers Have Lost Their Seats – Falana

Defecting Rivers APC Lawmakers Have Lost Their Seats – Falana

Rivers Lawmakers Who Defected To APC Have Lost Their Seats – Falana Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has insisted that members of the Rivers State House of Assembly who defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress have forfeited their positions in the legislative body. Twenty five lawmakers loyal to the former governor of Rivers State and current Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, had switched to the APC amid the political deadlock between him and Governor Siminalayi Fubara. Speaking on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics, Falana asserted that the lawmakers would be ousted from their…
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Fubara Relocates Rivers Assembly Sitting To Government House

Fubara Relocates Rivers Assembly Sitting To Government House

Fubara Relocates Rivers Assembly Sitting To Government House The Rivers state governor, Sim Fubara has ordered the immediate relocation of the house of assembly sitting to Rivers government house. According to an executive order contained in a memo, the governor noted that the relocation was necessary due to the fire incident that happened at the House of assembly chambers earlier. His Excellency, Sir Siminalayi Fubara, the Governor of Rivers State, has issued an executive order to temporarily relocate the sitting of the State House of Assembly to the Auditorium of the Administrative section of Government House, Port Harcourt. This decision…
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Police Take Over Rivers House Of Assembly Quarters

Police Take Over Rivers House Of Assembly Quarters

Police Take Over Rivers House Of Assembly Quarters About 30 armed policemen have taken over all the entrances to the House of Assembly quarters located along the Aba Road, Port Harcourt, Rivers state. It was gathered that both the first and second gates to the lawmakers’ estate were safeguarded by the police with about 30 patrol vans used to block the entrances. The development came shortly after the Martins Amaewhule-led House of Assembly claimed that the governor was planning to demolish the quarters following his recent surprise visit to the facility. But the governor, Siminalayi Fubara, had explained that his…
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Fubara Bars All LGA Heads From Appearing Before Rivers Assembly

Fubara Bars All LGA Heads From Appearing Before Rivers Assembly

Fubara Bars All LGA Heads From Appearing Before Rivers Assembly Governor Siminalayi Fubara has barred all heads and officials of the 23 local government areas in the state from appearing before the Rivers Assembly, especially the Pro-Wike lawmakers. The governor warned that any chairman who appeared before lawmakers loyal to the Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, led by Martin Amaewhule as speaker would be sacked. Fubara had earlier declared that in the eyes of the Law, the State does not have state lawmakers as 27 Lawmakers had defected from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressives…
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