House Of Reps Sack Arms Purchase Probe Committee, 11 Others

The House of Representatives has on Wednesday sacked 12 ad-hoc committees for failing to submit their reports within the stipulated time frame. Chairman, House Committee on Rules and Business, Abubakar Hassan Fulata, said the committees were “discharged” for failing to present their reports within the stipulated periods. He said this was contrary to the provisions of Order 18, Rule 3 (1)(g) of the Standing Orders of the House. Among them was the ad-hoc committee constituted to review the purchase, use and control of arms and ammunition and related hardware by…

Buhari, Jonathan Paid Ransom To Kidnappers …Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of paying ransoms to kidnappers. The president has publicly spoken against the payment of ransom, warning governors against encouraging bandits and kidnappers through negotiation. But speaking when he played host to members of Tiv professionals Group (TPG) at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) in Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Wednesday, the ex-president said not just the government of Buhari but that of former President Goodluck Jonathan negotiated with kidnappers, though they deny doing so. “Government has always paid ransom. Not only…

LAND USE Contravention: FCTA Seals Up Three Business Premises

The federal government has again promised to ensure more job opportunities are created youths in the country. The minister of foreign affairs Geoffrey Onyeama stated this when he received the UK minister for African affairs in Abuja. Correspondent Alhassan Bala reports that the UK minister promised to work with the Nigerian government towards providing more humanitarian assistance.

Insecurity: Buhari Seeks International Communities’ Help

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday appealed to the international community to support Nigeria and the sub-region in tackling growing security challenges to avoid spillovers. President Buhari made the appeal in a virtual meeting with the US Secretary of State, Mr Anthony Blinken. The President urged the United States to reconsider relocating US Africa Command (AFRICOM) from Stuttgart, Germany, to Africa, nearer to the Theatre of Operation. President Buhari said AFRICOM, which partners with countries to counter transnational threats, should be relocated to Africa to strengthen ongoing efforts to check the…

Anambra Guber: INEC Assures Of Violence-Free Poll Despite South East Insecurity

As Anambra State Governorship Election draws closer, the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has assured Nigerians of a violence free election. INEC National Commissioner Publicity and Voter Education Barr. Festus Okoye stated this in an interview with ITV News. Correspondent Alhassan Bala reports the National Commissioner as saying Anambra will get more polling units before the election.

FG, States Debts Stock Hits N32.9tr Says DMO

sum of N32.9 trillion debt of Nigeria is a responsibility of the federal and state governments. In a series of tweets on her official twitter account, Oniha said comments made on the level of Nigeria’s public debt necessitated the need to clarify on the figures published by DMO. According to her, “It is useful to state that the Public Debt figures published by DMO are the Debt Stock of the FGN, the 36 states and the FCT,” thus the debt is not owned by the federal government alone. “The debt…

FG Faults Gov. Obaseki Over Printing Of N60bn Comment

The Federal Government has dismissed the comments Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State that N60 billion was printed to augment the amount distributed to states in March 2021. But the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Hajiya Zainab Ahmed, denied Obaseki’s comment while responding to questions from State House correspondents. She also defended the government’s borrowings despite the concern expressed by Obaseki on the rising debt profile which he said Nigeria is in ‘huge financial trouble’. The minister, who said what is distributed at the monthly FAAC meetings were…

Senate Passes Bill For National Food Reserve

The Senate Wednesday passed a bill seeking to establish the National Food Reserve Agency. This followed the consideration and approval of the report of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development. The chairman of the committee, Senator Senator Abdullahi Adamu, said the agency, when established, would implement the overall National Food Reserve Policy to ensure a reliable supply of designated commodities in the country. He said with the existence of the agency, emergency food crises would be taken care of, especially during the period of pandemic. Before the bill…