• Speaker Dogara vows to amend SSS law, condemns raid on ‘corrupt’ judges homes

    Speaker Dogara vows to amend SSS law, condemns raid on ‘corrupt’ judges homes

    House of Representatives, Speaker Yakubu Dogara, on Wednesday said the invasion of the homes of senior judicial officers by the Department of State Services was a disorganised and worrisome act.

    Dogara said the clampdown was a duplication of the function of other anti-corruption agencies such as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and promised sweeping reforms to prevent its recurrence.

    The Speaker made the observations when he inaugurated a House committee charged with investigating the clampdown and its aftermath.

    “It is untidy, it […]

  • Imo lawmakers set to impeach Speaker over guber ambition

    Imo lawmakers set to impeach Speaker over guber ambition

    The rumoured governorship ambition of the Speaker of Imo State House of Assembly, Acho Ihim, has allegedly set him and a section of the lawmakers on a collision course.

    The lawmakers are demanding the immediate resignation or impeachment of the Speaker, who is also president of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, Africa Region.

    But the media aide to the speaker, Mr. Ben Ilochuonwu, has dismissed the alleged plot by some lawmakers to impeach the speaker over his ambition to succeed Governor Rochas Okorocha […]

  • 29 Kano constituents sue Speaker Dogara, others over Jibrin’s suspension

    29 Kano constituents sue Speaker Dogara, others over Jibrin’s suspension

    Twenty nine constituents from Kiru/Bebeji Federal Constituency in Kano state have dragged the Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, to court over suspension of their member, Alhaji Abdulmumin Jibrin Kofa.

    Addressing a press conference in Kano on Friday at NUJ secretariat, Counsel to the plaintiff’s, Mr. Bashir Muqaddam, said the court had fixed December 20, 2016 for mentioning.

    Barrister Muqaddam said the plaintiffs were challenging the legality of the suspension, saying Jibrin’s suspension was political witch-hunt.

    “The plaintiffs wanted a court interpretation […]

  • Why we passed grazing bill in Ekiti – Speaker

    Why we passed grazing bill in Ekiti – Speaker

    The Speaker of the Ekiti House of Assembly, Kola Oluwawole, said on Friday that members passed the bill controlling cattle grazing in order to safeguard the lives and property of the residents.

    Mr. Oluwawole stated this in a statement signed by his media aide, Stephen Gadamosi, in Ado-Ekiti. According to the speaker, the assembly decided to pass the bill to ensure Ekiti people live a meaningful life.

    “The Assembly has always been passing bills that will ensure safety of lives,” he said.

    “By the […]

  • Group identifies speaker in new Chibok girls’ video

    Group identifies speaker in new Chibok girls’ video

    Members of the #BringBackOurGirls (#BBOG) advocacy have identified the Chibok girl, who spoke on behalf of her friends in the new Boko Haram video as Dorcas Yakubu.

    Dorcas who was abducted over two years ago with her school mates by Boko Haram was identified by a member of #BBOG and spokesperson of the Kibaku Area Development Association (KADA) Dr. Allen Manaseh, in the presence of her parents in Abuja.

    #BBOG in a press statement said that the recognition of several of the […]

  • Just Imagine! Girl Dies After Prophet Puts Speaker On Top Of Her Body To Prove God’s Power (Photos)

    Just Imagine! Girl Dies After Prophet Puts Speaker On Top Of Her Body To Prove God’s Power (Photos)

    According to reports making the rounds on South Africa’s social media, the girl died due to internal injuries she sustained.

    Read the report below…

    Congregates of Mount Zion General Assembly went home with heads down on Sunday after a failed demonstration of power by the church pastor when a girl fainted after he put a very big and heavy speaker on top of her, promising her that she would not feel pain. The woman has now died from internal injuries caused […]

  • Speaker of Kogi House of Assembly resigns

    Speaker of Kogi House of Assembly resigns

    Following the long leadership crisis which roked the Kogi State House of Assembly, the Speaker Momoh Jimoh his resignation  while Hon. Umarf Imam was appointed as his replacement.

    It will be recalled that the House has been in the lingering crisis that erupted early in February this year which resulted to two factions – the Momoh Jimoh Lawal and the Umar Ahmed Imam.

    Trouble started after some members of the house impeached Mr Jimoh in February, resulting to G5 and G10 factions.

  • Can of worms – Chairman, House Committee calls for Speaker, Dogara’s resignation

    Can of worms – Chairman, House Committee calls for Speaker, Dogara’s resignation

    The 2016 budget controversy took a new turn yesterday with ousted chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations, Abdulmumin Jibrin, calling for the immediate resignation of Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, his Deputy, Yussuff Lasun, and other principal officers of the House, over alleged shady deal.

    Jibrin in the statement entitled: “My Resignation”, stated that Dogara,  Lasun, Majority Whip, Alhassan Doguwa and Minority Leader, Leo Ogor, should resign because they allocated N40 billion to themselves in the last budget appropriation.

    Controversy trailed the removal […]

  • Ekiti speaker lauds workers, Governor Fayose over end to industrial action

    Ekiti speaker lauds workers, Governor Fayose over end to industrial action

    Mr Kola Oluwawole, the Speaker of Ekiti State House of Assembly has commended civil servants in the state for calling-off their four-week old industrial action.

    Oluwawole also commended the state governor, Mr Ayo Fayose for his maturity and commitment in handling industrial harmony in the state.

    This is contained in a statement signed by his Media Aide, Mr Stephen Gbadamosi and made available to newsmen in Ado-Ekiti on Saturday.

    Oluwawole noted that the desired development of the state could not be achieved in […]

  • Anambra’ll not support grazing Bill, says Speaker

    Anambra’ll not support grazing Bill, says Speaker

    Speaker of the Sixth Anambra House of Assembly, Rita Maduagwu has said that the chamber, under her watch, will not support the controversial grazing bill. She said Nigeria can do without it.

    Speaking while addressing newsmen on the first year anniversary of the assembly and her one year in office, Maduagwu said the House had received positions from segments of the state, including the League of Anambra Professionals on the matter with all rejecting the bill.

    The assembly was inaugurated on June […]

  • We’re not Amaechi’s rubber stamp – Rivers deputy speaker

    We’re not Amaechi’s rubber stamp – Rivers deputy speaker

    It was gathered that the Deputy Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Mr. Leyii Kwanee, has dismissed claims in some quarters that members of the House are rubber stamp to the state Governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi.

    Kwanee explained that though members of the House enjoyed a cordial relationship with the state governor to the benefit of the state, it did not mean that they endorsed every opinion or demand of the governor.

    The deputy speaker, who represents Khana Constituency 2 […]