Legislative Autonomy: In praise of Buhari and the 6th AKHA by Kufre Okon

Nigeria has taken one more step away from its current pseudo-democracy. President Muhammadu Buhari has signed Executive Order No. 10 of 2020 for the implementation of Financial Autonomy of State Legislature and State Judiciary. Continue reading “Legislative Autonomy: In praise of Buhari and the 6th AKHA by Kufre Okon”

Press Statement: Senate wants Police Force decentralized

…insists on community policing

The Senate has called for the de-centralization of the Nigeria Police Force and the need for community policing as a way of addressing the country’s problem of insecurity.
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Sports: Onofiok Luke urges FG to postpone festival

• AS NIGERIA RECORDS 4TH CASE OF COVID-19

MATTERS OF URGENT PUBLIC IMPORTANCE

The member representing Etinan/Nsit Ibom/Nsit Ubium Federal Constituency, Rt.Hon. Luke Onofiok in plenary of Tuesday, 17th March, 2020, moved a motion on the need for the Federal Government to postpone the national sports festival and other such engagements due to the seriousness of the threat of the coronavirus pandemic. The motion was seconded by Rep. Ndudi Elumelu. Continue reading “Sports: Onofiok Luke urges FG to postpone festival”

National Assembly sets to adopt NDDC budget

The National Assembly is set to pass the budget of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

This follows the laying of the reports of the Committee on Niger Delta Development Commission by both chambers of the National Assembly. Continue reading “National Assembly sets to adopt NDDC budget”

BREAKING: Senate Introduces Bill To Create Agency For Repentant Boko Haram Terrorists

The Nigerian senate has introduced a bill to create an agency for all repentant Boko Haram Haram members.
According to a report by Premium Times, the Senate on Thursday began moves to establish an agency that would see to the rehabilitation, deradicalisation and integration of repentant insurgents in the country.

A bill, sponsored by Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe East senatorial district, was read for the first time on the floor of the Senate Thursday. Continue reading “BREAKING: Senate Introduces Bill To Create Agency For Repentant Boko Haram Terrorists”

Be honourable members, not horrible members -Lumumba to Nigerian legislators

By Tony Akowe, Abuja

Director of the Kenya Law School and front line social critics, Prof. Patrick Lumumba on Wednesday told Nigerian lawmakers to make efforts to be true representatives of the people and not be horrible members.

Lumumba who spoke at the unveiling of the Green Chamber magazine by the House of Representatives said the lawmakers were elected by Nigerians to be honourable members representing their people, but regreted that legislators are now being measured by the number of weddings they attend or the number of people they are able to assist. Continue reading “Be honourable members, not horrible members -Lumumba to Nigerian legislators”

Insecurity: redouble your efforts – Gbajabiamila tells service chiefs

…says Nigerians are anxious

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has told the various service chiefs that Nigerians are on the necks of their representatives in the House over the security situation in the country. Continue reading “Insecurity: redouble your efforts – Gbajabiamila tells service chiefs”

Insecurity : Onofiok Luke raises concern over worsening security in Nigeria

…. calls for patriotism and sincerity in the fight against insurgency

The Member representing Etinan/Nsit Ibom/Nsit Ubium Federal Constituency, Hon. Onofiok Luke has raised concerns over the state of insecurity in the country, calling on everyone to demonstrate patriotism and sincerity in the fight against insurgency in the country.

The lawmaker made the call while contributing to the debate on Matter of Urgent Public Importance, on the raising state of insecurity in Nigeria brought before the House by the Chief Whip , Rep Mohammed Tahir Monguno. Continue reading “Insecurity : Onofiok Luke raises concern over worsening security in Nigeria”