Financial Autonomy : Oyo Assembly passes Legislative,Judicial Funds Management Bill

As part of major condition for the implementation of financial autonomy for State Legislatures and Judiciary across the Country, The Oyo State House of Assembly has passed iFunds Management Bill, 2021 into Law. The Bill tagged Oyo State House of Assembly Funds Management Bill, 2021 was passed Thursday at a plenary session presided over by the Speaker Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon Adebo Ogundoyin. The Chairman House Committee on Finance and Appropriation, Hon Akeem Mustapha, (Kajola) had earlier presented and submitted the report of the Committee on the bill…

Stop Media Trial of Chidinma” – Rep Member, Akande-Sadipe tells IGP

The House of Representatives, during a sitting on Tuesday, has urged the Nigerian Police to stop the ongoing media trial of Ms. Chidinma Ojukwu, the prime suspect in the murder of the Chief Executive Officer of Super TV, Usifo Ataga. This was a motion of urgent public importance moved by Oluyole Federal Constituency Representative at plenary. The lawmaker who also Chaired the House Committee on Diaspora Affairs, raised concerns over the unending parade and media trial of the suspect by the Nigerian Police, she said “This motion is not about…

Rep Akande-Sadipe, Ministry of Works, knock contractor handling Olomi Road …   As Public Complaints Commission wades In

Member,Federal House of Representatives, Hon. Tolulope Akande-Sadipe and the Federal Comptroller of Works, Ogun State, Engr. Umar Bakare has expressed disappointment at the poor quality of work done by DC Engineering Nigeria Limited, the contractor handling Olomi-Ijebu road. The House of Representatives Member, therefore tasked the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing and the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA) on the rehabilitation of federal roads across Oluyole Federal Constituency.   Akande-Sadipe said that if rehabilitated, the controversial 25 km Olomi-Ijebu Igbo road and 35 km stretch of Liberty Academy road…

National Assembly Flooded As Roof Leaks

The heavy downpour on Monday in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja has exposed the National Assembly roof as the foyer of the White House segment of the complex was flooded. The National Assembly structure which was built about three decades ago had its lobby turned to a fishing pond during the Monday’s heavy downpour. Few weeks ago, a similar incident occurred, a development that caused altercation between the National Assembly and the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA). Even though the FCDA has last month issued a statement that the…

Oyo Lawmaker, Seyi Adisa to empower 500 Afijo Youths with Digital Skills

Member representing Afijio State Constituency in the Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon. Seyi Adisa has said over 500 Afijio youths will be trained in ICT to make them self-reliant. Hon.Adisa (APC) said it was the responsibility of elected leaders to empower their people to help alleviate poverty and make them useful to their household economically. Speaking on the training which will take the next 5-6 months starting from July 2021, Hon. Adisa expressed the reason behind his choice of digital skills in empowering his constituents. He said the Ejekaseyi…

Gov Sani Bello swears-in Niger Acting Grand Khadi

Niger state Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has sworn-in Abubakar Musa Kigera as the acting Grand Khadi of Niger State Sharia Court of Appeal. During the swearing-in held at the Government House, Minna, Governor Sani Bello charged the acting Grand Khadi to carry out his duties diligently, justly and professionally. He described the Grand Khadi as a man of integrity with unquestionable character pointing out that he has no doubt that the acting Grand Khadi will discharge his duties judiciously. The governor prayed for a less crime society so that workload…

Oyo Assembly decries non-completion of repair work on Federal roads in Ogbomoso , others ,invites FERMA 

The Oyo State House of Assembly has queried the non-completion of rehabilitation work on some Federal roads in Ogbomoso and other parts of Oyo State.   However, the State Legislature has called on the Zonal Director of the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency, FERMA to appear before it on July 15 to explain what the Agency has been doing in the State since November 5, 2019 when it last appeared at the plenary.   It also called on FERMA to expedite work on the ongoing rehabilitation of its roads across the…

Nasarawa Assembly passes four executive bills 

Nasarawa State House of Assembly has passed four executive bills into law, among which are laws establishing the Nasarawa State Debt Management Office, as well as the state Public Audit Law, aimed at enhancing accountability and transparency. Speaker of the assembly,Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, announced the passage of the bills into law after the house leader, Hon. Tanko Tunga moved the motion during the House proceedings, on Monday, in Lafia. The bills passed were, a Bill for a Law to Establish the Nasarawa State Contributory Health Scheme and Other Related…

Constitution Review: Reps to begin zonal public hearings

The House of Representatives special committee on constitution review has fixed Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2rd June 2021 for its zonal public hearing scheduled to take place across the 6 geopolitical zones. The committee has however invited the general public, executive and judicial bodies, traditional institutions, political parties, civil society organisations, professional bodies and all other stakeholders. The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives who is also the chairman of the special committee, Hon Ahmed Idris Wase, said each zone will have two centres. The Committee Chairman further stated…

Reps committee investigates  petition on activities of Foreign Affairs ministry

The House Committee on Foreign Affairs, following a petition circulating in the public media space in the last few days,on Friday,May 21,2021, invited for questioning the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,Mr. Gabriel Aduda, requesting him to shed light on some of the allegations levelled against him and the two Ministers of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in respect to a petition written against them by a  group that identified itself as  “Concerned Foreign Service Officers, Ministry of Foreign Affairs ,Abuja”. The 12-page document,which included an accompanying letter…