2024 IWD: Deputy Speaker Kalu calls for more Women in Parliaments

Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Benjamin Okezie Kalu has advocated for reservation of seats in the parliaments as a deliberate move to ensure more participation of women in Nigerian politics. Kalu made the call on the heels of the 2024 International Women’s Day themed “Inspire Inclusion” observed worldwide every March 8. Speaking at an event organized by the Senate and the House at the National Assembly Library to mark the Day on Friday, the deputy speaker bemoaned the poor statistics of women in politics in Nigeria,…

PISE-P, NIGCOMSAT unveil digital hub for young entrepreneurs in S’ East … as Deputy Speaker, Kalu lauds Tinubu, S/East Governors’ efforts toward peace, security

As part of its key programs for the region, the Peace In South East Project (PISE-P) on Thursday, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited (NIGCOMSAT), where a model was unveiled for Community Enterprise Digital Hub, to be established across the five states of the South East region.   Recall that, the PISE-P, an initiative of the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Benjamin Okezie Kalu was recently launched in the South East region to champion peace and other non-kinetic means of…

Deputy Speaker Kalu felicitates Dangote on receipt of Senegalese highest national honours

The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Benjamin Okezie Kalu has rejoiced with the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote on the award of National Order of the Lion, being Senegal’s highest national honour recently conferred on him by President Macky Sall.   The National Order of the Lion was instituted by Law 60-36 of 22 October 1960 in Senegal.   It is awarded to certain individuals in recognition of their outstanding feats and contributions to Senegalese national development.  …

Deputy Speaker Ben Kalu says Tinubu delighted over Ndi Igbo commitments to PISE-P …solicits support for President, Gov Otti

Deputy Speaker of the House of House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Benjamin Okezie Kalu has said that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu was happy to see Ndi Igbo gather together for the noble cause of stamping out insecurity and resolving other sociological challenges through the Peace In South East Project (PISE-P). It will be recalled that PISE-P, a brainchild of the deputy speaker was recently launched in Bende Local Government Area of Abia State. Speaking during an interactive session with the members of Bende Traditional Rulers Council and Ndi Ugoeze Bende…

Efforts ongoing to release Nnamdi Kanu – Deputy Speaker Kalu assures … Says Tinubu interested in South East Devt

Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Benjamin Okezie Kalu has given a ray of hope on the release of Nnamdi Kanu,Leader of Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) from detention.   Recall that the Supreme Court recently ordered the retrial of the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) who has been in detention for a long while now.   Consequently, his incarceration has generated a lot of agitatons including the Sit-at-Home observed on Mondays in the south east region.   But speaking virtually on the “South…

New Year: Deputy Speaker Ben Kalu congratulates Nigerians,says Better days ahead

Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Benjamin Okezie Kalu has congratulated Nigerians on the successful crossing over to the new year, 2024.   Kalu in his new year message to Nigerians said that 2024 promises good tidings and economic prosperity for Nigerians, urged the people to keep hope alive.   The Deputy Speaker said that the 2024 appropriation bill recently passed by the national assembly will substantially meet the expectations of Nigerians when assented to by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, believed that the economic conditions of the…

We will support FCT administration to improve infrastructural devt, achieve food security -Deputy Speaker,Kalu

Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Benjamin Okezie Kalu has said that the Parliament will, through legislative interventions, support the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Nyesom Wike to improve social infrastructures and achieve food security in the nation’s capital city.   Kalu made the pledge on Monday when a delegation from Kuje Interfaith Forum led by a co-convener and Senior Pastor, Kings Palace Church Int’l, Kuje-Abuja, Sam Ogbodo paid him a courtesy visit.   The delegation featured a select leaders of the Kuje Inter-faith Forum,…

Deputy Speaker Ben Kalu harps on non-kinetic approaches to end insecurity in S/East

Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Benjamin Okezie Kalu has advocated for improvement of social infrastructure and youth empowerment in the South East geopolitical to stimulate end to insecurity.   He said that such measures subsumed in the non kinetic approaches have not been well explored. Kalu gave the advice when he received the Resident Program Director, International Republican Institute (IRI), Santiago Stocker who paid him a courtesy call Monday evening in Abuja.   The Deputy Speaker said that it was in a bid to end insecurity…

Deputy Speaker, Ben Kalu seeks more female representation in Parliament

The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Benjamin Okezie Kalu, has called for better empowerment of women in politics, especially as members of parliament.   Kalu also stated that African countries must make democracy adaptive to their peculiarities and not “copy and paste” governance systems of foreign countries.   The Deputy Speaker made this known in Abuja on Monday when he received a delegation of female members of the Federal Parliament of Somalia on behalf of the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Abbas Tajudeen, Ph.D.   The delegation, led…

Reps to launch ‘NASS Eyes’ for effective oversight on MDAs -Kalu

Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Benjamin Okezie Kalu, has revealed that the National Assembly will soon launch an application known as ‘NASS Eyes’ to monitor budget transparency and implementation by the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government.   The monitoring will also include, adherence to the principle of federal character by the affected MDAs.   Kalu who dropped the hints during a courtesy call on him by the management team of AFRILABS, a high-tech company, over the weekend, said that the mechanism is driven by…