How Security challenges gave rise to demands on state police – Speaker Abbas …… Tinubu,Abdulssalam, Jonathan react

The Speaker ,House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Abbas Tajudeen on Monday, said the emerging challenges have rendered the current unitary policing system under the Nigeria Police Force ineffective, leading to calls for its decentralization by way of having state police.   Speaker Abbas also noted that the current security architecture in Nigeria has been overstretched by the numerous security challenges.   He, however, stated that the House remained neutral in the debates for and against creation of state police.   The Speaker made this known in Abuja on Monday at…

Akpabio, Great Leader, working for betterment of Akwa Ibom People – Gov Umo Eno

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Pastor Umo Eno, has described the former governor of the state and incumbent President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio as a “great leader” who has decided to work for the betterment of the people of the state, in a “bipartisan manner.” Eno stated this during a meeting he had with past and present members of the National Assembly across party lines, over the weekend in Uyo, the state capital. According to him, “the Senate President, His Excellency, Distinguished Senator Godswill Akpabio CON, is also a great…

State Police: We ‘ll enact laws, pursue reforms for collective welfare of Nigerians- Deputy Speaker Kalu

Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Benjamin Okezie Kalu has said that the principal aim of the parliament with regards to the state police bill was to enact laws and pursue reforms that will benefit the collective welfare of the nation.   Acknowledging concerns expressed in some quarters about possible abuse of the policing system at the state level when established, the Deputy Speaker allayed the fears, stated that the decisions to restructure Nigeria’s policing system is not intended to serve the interests of any individual or…

State Police: Shettima, Jonathan, Abdulsalami, Govs, others for Reps’ National dialogue

The House of Representatives will on Monday hold a National Dialogue on State Policing in fulfilment of the commitment made by the Speaker, Abbas Tajudeen in January.   The proposal for state police is part of the ongoing review of the 1999 Constitution by the 10th National Assembly.   The Speaker had on January 30, 2024, at the first plenary of the House in the year, announced plans to convoke a national conference on security.   “As we proceed with our legislative duties, our priorities are clear,” Speaker Abbas had…

Deputy Speaker Kalu condermns killing of Aba bizman by Police Officer,calls for thorough probe, prosecution of culprit … Urges residents to remain calm

Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Benjamin Okezie Kalu has described as reprehensible and repugnant the murder of Abia-born businessman, Emmanuel Okocha by a police officer in Aba on Saturday. He therefore demanded a thorough investigation into the unfortunate incident, insisting that the police officer must be made to explain his aberrant behaviour. Okocha, a native of Abiriba in Ohafia Local Government Area of the State was reportedly gunned down on his way to the village by a police corporal, Obagi Njok attached to the Rapid Response Squad (RRS)…

IPU nominates Akpabio, 15 Others, as members of Preparatory Committee for the 6th World Conference of Speakers of Parliament 2025

The Inter-Parliamentary Union(IPU) has named President of the Nigerian Senate, Godswill Akpabio as a member of the Preparatory Committee for the Sixth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament 2025.   A statement by the Special Assistant on Media to the Senate President, Jackson Udom, said that Akpabio’s nomination was contained in a letter signed by the General Secretary of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), Martin Chungong and addressed to the Senate President.   The nomination letter reads: “I wish to congratulate you upon your nomination as a member of the Preparatory…

Akpabio seeks Parliamentary collaboration with Serbia Parliament

President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, has called for Parliamentary Collaboration between the Nigerian Parliament and its Serbian counterpart. Akpabio made the call during a meeting with the President of the Serbia Parliament, Ms Ana Brnabic in London, on Wednesday. A statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Jackson Udom said, Akpabio and the President of the Serbia Parliament, Ana Brnabic extensively discussed issues of mutual interest to both nations and how to improve parliamentary collaborations between Serbia and Nigeria. “The Meeting, which was at the request of Ms Brnabić,…

House of Representatives shifts resumption date to April 30

The House of Representatives has announced the further rescheduling of the resumption date from the ongoing recess. According to a release signed by Hon Akin Rotimi Jr.the House Spokesperson,the new resumption date is now set for Tuesday, April 30, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. “This adjustment, as communicated by the Clerk of the House of Representatives, Dr. Yahaya Danzaria, Esq., in an internal correspondence to Honourable Members on Wednesday, is aimed at giving Honourable Members more time for constituency outreach to secure adequate input in the constitution review process. “The extension…

Hon Ikenga and his fake G-60 Reps Coalition chickens out after authentic PDP briefs Media

Hon.Ikenga and his G60 Peoples Democratic Party Caucus in the House of Representatives has suddenly back pedalled on their initial announcement to brief the media on the outcome of their meeting which was scheduled to hold today at the National Assembly Complex in Abuja.   The G60 is a group of imaginary 60 lawmakers under the auspices of Opposition lawmakers coalition, who had last week, threatened to quit the party if the doctored list of Caretaker Committees in Rivers and 10 other states which was filled with members and loyalist…

Reps Southwest Caucus condemns invasion of Oyo Govt House by Yoruba Nation Agitators

The South West Caucus of the House of Representatives has strongly condermned the recent attacks on Oyo state government house by acclaimed Yoruba Nation Agitators, which have caused unrest and posing threat to the peace and stability of the region.   Rt Hon.Dr Abiodun James Faleke, Chairman of the South West Caucus of the House of Representatives in a statement on behalf of the Caucus said;”As representatives of the people, we stand firmly against any form of unlawful behavior and violence that undermines the rule of law and the unity…