Representatives

A motion seeking to override Buhari on Section 84(8) rejected at plenary

A motion seeking to override Buhari on Section 84(8) rejected at plenary

The House of Representatives has rejected a motion seeking to cause the National Assembly to override President Muhammadu Buhari’s veto on the amendment made to Section 84(8) of the Electoral Act 2022. The House at plenary presided over by the Deputy Speaker, Ahmed Idris Wase, directed the mover of the motion, Hon. Ben Igbakpa, from Delta State to “follow proper procedure.” Recall that the honorable members, shortly after the primary elections, had criticized the amended Section 84(8) of the Electoral Act 2022 after most of them failed to clinch tickets to enable them to return to the House in the…
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2022 budget deficit jumps to N7.35tn, Buhari to borrow N965bn

2022 budget deficit jumps to N7.35tn, Buhari to borrow N965bn

• President writes Reps, seeks amendment to 2022 Fiscal Framework The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has written a letter to the House of Representatives, informing the parliament that the deficit in the 2022 Appropriation Act has risen by N965.42bn to N7.35tn. Consequently, the President said the Federal Government would borrow funds to fill the gap. Buhari, therefore, called for an amendment to the Federal Government’s budget and the fiscal framework for 2022.https://imasdk.googleapis.com/js/core/bridge3.509.0_en.html#goog_877067980 Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, read out the cover letter on the executive bill, titled, ‘Submission of the Revised 2022 Fiscal Framework’, and dated April…
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National Assembly fights Malami back, appeals Electoral Act judgment

National Assembly fights Malami back, appeals Electoral Act judgment

The National Assembly has begun moves to thwart the actions of some members of the federal executive who are bent on removing  Section 84(12) from the Electoral Act 2022. The PUNCH on Thursday gathered that the nation’s apex legislature had started the process of appealing the judgment of a Federal High Court, Umuahia, Abia State, which removed Section 84(12) from the Electoral Act. Section 84(12) of the Electoral Act bars all political appointees including ministers, commissioners and aides from contesting or voting in any party primary. Some members of the executive, including the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the…
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Representatives to make Degree in Media a basic for Nigeria Journalists

Representatives to make Degree in Media a basic for Nigeria Journalists

The house of representatives is seeking to raise the minimum qualification for journalists in the country to bachelor’s degree or higher national diploma (HND) in journalism or other related courses. The proposal is contained in the Nigerian Press Council Amendment Bill 2019 sponsored by Francis Agbo, the lawmaker representing Ado/Ogbadigbo/Okpokwu federal constituency. The bill which has passed first reading and is slated for second reading seeks to amend some sections of the Nigerian Press Council Act Cap N128 LFN 2004. The bill provides that anyone seeking to practice journalism in Nigeria must “hold a first degree, Higher National Diploma certificate…
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Why do I support Daniel Imo for Arochukwu/Ohafia Fed  House of Reps?

Why do I support Daniel Imo for Arochukwu/Ohafia Fed House of Reps?

By Okwara Uche Ezema Rev Daniel Imo is one whose level of leadership as a clergy, community activist and businessman, have taught the art of tolerance, humility, passion driven dedication and peaceful coexistence . Rev Daniel Imo maintains that the dividends of democracy and good governance will be felt by all of there is great synergy, relationship and mutual understanding between the elected and the electorate.This can only be achieved through periodic , timely and people oriented interactions which can be created by proper accessibility and maintained through a good strata of governance. If people at the rural areas cannot…
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