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Monday, 27 July 2020

Akpabio names lawmakers on NDDC contracts’ list

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, has linked some members of the National Assembly to some contracts awarded by the Niger Delta Development Commission.

Akpabio, however, did not state if the lawmakers were directly awarded the contracts or they nominated the projects under their Zonal Intervention Projects, also known as constituency projects.

The former Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on the NDDC, Mr Nicholas Mutu, who represents the Bomadi/Patani Federal Constituency of Delta State, is among those linked by the minister with contracts.

Thursday, 23 July 2020

I Didn’t Say Lawmakers Got 60 Percent Of NDDC Contracts – Akpabio Recants

The Minister for Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio has denied accusing members of the National Assembly of collecting 60 percent of the contracts at the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

Akpabio, in a letter read on the floor of the House during Plenary by the Speaker on Thursday said the only reference he made to 60 percent during his presentation before the NDDC committee on Monday was in response to a question by a member of the committee.

‘N100bn vanished in one year’- House of Representatives probes North East Development Commission

The House of Representatives has ordered an investigation into allegations of a missing N100 billion from the coffers of the North-East Development Commission (NEDC) established in 2017 to reconstruct states affected by insurgency in the north-east.

Moving a motion for the probe of the agency, minority leader of the house, Ndudi Elumelu, said the N100 billion given to the commission by the federal government has “vanished” with nothing to show for it . Elumelu while moving the motion, accused Mohammed Goni Alkali, commission’s managing director, of awarding non-existent contracts. In his words

Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Senate asks service chiefs to resign

The upper legislative chamber on Tuesday July 21, asked the service chiefs to step aside following the killings of soldiers who are fighting insurgency and banditry in some parts of northern Nigeria.

The senate reached the resolution following a motion sponsored by Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno south and chairman of the committee on army. He expressed worry over the reported voluntary retirement of over 200 army officers.

Gbajabiamila gives Akpabio 48 hours to publish names of Reps who got NDDC contracts

Following the allegation, on Monday, by the Minister of Niger Delta, Godswill Akpabio, that members of the House of Representatives were the major beneficiaries of many of the contracts awarded by the Niger Delta Development Commission, the Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, has given the former governor 48 hours to publish the names of lawmakers involved.

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Senate passes bill, prescribes life jail for kidnappers

The Senate on Tuesday passed a bill which prescribes life jail, as against the current 10 years maximum sentence, for kidnappers.

774,000 jobs: I have Buhari’s nod to commence recruitment, says Keyamo

The Minister of State Labour, Festus Keyamo (SAN), has secured the approval of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) to begin the recruitment of 774, 000 youths under the Special Public Works Programme. 

Senate passes new bill, says no gender bias, man or woman can be raped

The bill which was read the third time on Tuesday and passed further prescribed that there should be no gender bias in rape offences, explaining that a man or woman could be raped. 

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

774,000 jobs: Only Buhari can stop recruitment process - Keyamo dares NASS

774,000 jobs: Only Buhari can stop recruitment process - Keyamo dares NASS after shouting match

Festus Keyamo, the Minister of State for Labour who was spotted earlier having a shouting match with some lawmakers, has stated that the national assembly members cannot suspend the selection committee of the National Directorate of Employment’s 774,000 recruitment exercise.

Keyamo who insisted that only Buhari can suspend the process in a statement released after the rowdy session at the national assembly, alleged that the Joint Committees on Labour of both the Senate and the House tried to “control the programme as to who gets what, where and how”.

The Minister directed the state selection committees to proceed with the recruitment process as he insisted that the lawmakers cannot control such.

He said in the statement;


Today, in obedience to their invitation, I appeared before the Joint Committees on Labour of both the Senate and the House. The Distinguished Senators and Honourable Members sought to be briefed on the implementation of the Special Public Works Programme so far. However, there was a misunderstanding between us when they questioned why I did not privately submit the program to them for vetting before taking certain steps.

They suggested that they ought to have an input on how the programme should be implemented. In other words, they sought to control the programme as to who gets what, where and how. However, I insisted that I could not surrender the programme to their control since their powers under the Constitution does not extend to that.

They insisted on a closed door session. At this point, I remarked that it was only fair for me to respond to their position before the press, since their own position was also made public. In any case, I remarked that the Nigerian people deserve to know the details of the execution of this all-important programme. I was then asked to apologize for insisting on a public interaction and I said there was nothing to apologize

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Abubakar Sani Doki Dies At National Assembly Clinic

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 Deceased's name was 'Abubakar Sani Doki' not 'Abubukar Sani Mashi' as widely reported

Was an aide to Yussuf Lasun

Didn't die at NASS entrance, died in National assembly clinic

A Senior Legislative Assistant with National Assembly, Abubakar Sani Doki has died after collapsing in the national assembly.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Photos From Charlyboy's OCCUPYNASSUNLTD Protest At National Assembly Abuja

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Here are photos from the OccupyNASSunltd protest organised by showbiz boss, Charlyboy on November 15th 2016 at the national assembly in Abuja.

It was a peaceful protest tagged #OPENNASS. The group made several demands to the government one of which was the scrapping of Nigeria’s upper legislative house, as well as accountability in the budget process.
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