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Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has revealed that the Senate has started the process of amending the Constitution to allow for the creation of state and community Police.

 

Saraki made the revelation via his verified Twitter handle, while details were provided on the Medium page of the Senate President.

 

He said the Senate also mandated that the Police Reform Bill be passed within the next two weeks.


 

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The Rivers State Government has unveiled a report of its Socio-Economic Survey for 2017, with a view to guide ministries and local government councils to make informed decisions.

 

The Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Isaac Kamalu, during the presentation of the report in Port Harcourt, said the survey highlights areas of importance for development decisions at the state and local government levels.

 

Responding to the report, some participants at the event, including the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Information, Paulinus Nsirim, said the survey report would help in setting priorities of programmes for the people.

 

 


LIBYA MIGRANTS: More people missing

Published in NEWS July 03 2018 0 Tagged under

Dozens of migrants have been declared missing following the capsizing of their rubber boat off the coast of Libya.

 

Officials said about sixty-three migrants disappeared after the incident east of Tripoli on Sunday, while forty-one people have been rescued.

 

The latest incident puts the number of missing migrants in the Mediterranean Sea since Friday last week at about one hundred and seventy.

 

The International Organization for Migration observed that there is an alarming increase in deaths at sea off Libya's coast.

 

IOM's Libya Chief of Mission Othman Belbeisi said more than one thousand people have died while sailing from Libya to Europe so far this year.


PRESIDENT OF FRANCE ARRIVES NIGERIA

Published in NEWS July 03 2018 0 Tagged under

 

The President of France, Emmanuel Macron, has arrived in Nigeria for a visit, with his first stop in Abuja for a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House.

 

From Abuja, President Macron would travel to Lagos State where he is billed to attend series of events, including a visit to the Afrika Shrine operated by Afrobeat maestro, Femi Kuti.

 

In anticipation of the august visitor, the Lagos State Government embarked on a quick repair of the roads adjoining Agidingbi, Alausa and Ikeja, with traffic restriction in the area for most of today.


 

 

People of the South-East Geopolitical Zone of Nigeria have been advised to use the 2019 general elections to position themselves to bid for the presidency in subsequent elections.

 

 

 

So says the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, while addressing a rally in Owerri, Imo State, on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari.

 

 

 

 

 

On his part; the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, criticized Igbos who held strategic positions in the past PDP Administration of sixteen years for failing to bring development to the South-East.

 

 

 

 

 

That was the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC; ADAMS OSHIOMHOLE.

 

 

 

 


SENATE REACTS TO PROTESTERS

Published in NEWS July 03 2018 0 Tagged under

 

The Senate has described those who blocked the entrance to the National Assembly earlier today as sponsored protesters.

 

Our correspondent reports that the Senators unanimously questioned the rationale behind the protest, following a point of order by Senator Barnabas Gemade of Benue North-East.

 

In his remarks; the Senate President, Bukola Saraki ‎condemned the protest, and described the protesters as insensitive and enemies of the people.

 

 


 

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has charged his colleagues to remain focused in carrying out their legislative mandates.

 

Senator Saraki does not want the lawmakers to be distracted from their primary assignment by the imminent increase of political activities in the buildup to the 2019 general elections.

 

The Senate President made the call in his welcome address to Senators on the resumption of plenary after three weeks break.

 

He said it would not be in the interest of the country for the lawmakers to have divided attention in view of the pending elections.

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The President of the Senate also urged the Executive Arm of government hasten the release of funds for implementation of the 2018 Budget.

 

Senator Saraki said despite the sterling achievements of the Senate in the past three years, it must be prepared to tackle all emerging national challenges and see to the improvement of security in the country.

 

Meanwhile; hundreds of protesters have stormed the National Assembly complex in Abuja, as the federal lawmakers returned to work after three weeks recess to mark the end of the third session of the Eighth National Assembly.

 

Our correspondent James Igah reports that the protesters waved placards and chanted slogans accusing the lawmakers of budget padding, thereby causing a lock-down of the main entrance to the Assembly complex.‎

 

‎One of the placards had the inscription “Saraki Must Go", in reference to the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, while another called on the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, to step down.

 

Another placard bore an inscription reminding the National Assembly members that their job was to make laws and not to police the Executive Arm of government.

 

They alleged that the leadership of the National Assembly lacked the requisite credibility and ‎moral capacity to hold their positions of authority. ‎

 

The protesters called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, to investigate and expose federal lawmakers who ‎are in the habit of ripping off Nigerians.

 

The leader of the group identified as I.G. Wala expressed concerns over the bloated annual budgets of the National Assembly, which he said was to the disadvantage of nearly two hundred million other citizens.

 

You will recall that the President Muhammadu Buhari had while signing the 2018 Appropriation Act, expressed displeasure about some of the adjustments made to his original proposals by the National Assembly.

 

The two chambers of the National Assembly have since come out to defend their work on the budget in line with their constitutional role on appropriation and the need to spread projects to all nooks and crannies of Nigeria to achieve balance.

 

Meanwhile; security operatives deployed at the National Assembly had a hectic time holding back the protesters from gaining access into the National Assembly.

 

But after registering their grievances, the aggrieved Nigerian vowed to continue their agitation until the leadership of the Senate and the House of Representatives respond to their queries about the 2018 Budget.

 


The prosecution of people who are thought to have benefited from the allegedly looted public fund that was used for the 2015 election campaign of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has shifted to Borno State.

 

In the eye of the storm in the latest phase of the EFCC’s marathon prosecution is a former Minister of State for Power Muhammad Wakil and four others.

 

Wakil and his co-accused persons a seven-count charge bordering on criminal conspiracy and money laundering to the tune of over three hundred and forty-one million naira.

 

The others are Garba Abacha, Ibrahim Shehu Birma, Abubakar Ali Kullima and Muhammad Baba Kachalla.

 

The five accused persons were arraigned before Justice M.T Salihu of the Federal High Court sitting in Maiduguri

 

The EFCC alleged that the defendants received part of one hundred and fifteen million dollars that was allegedly disbursed by a former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Allison-Madueke, with a view to influence the outcome of the 2015 presidential election.

 

EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, said all five defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges, and Justice SALIHU is expected to hear the bail applications today.

 

in another development; Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja is due to determine an application by former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, Olisa Metuh, seeking to set aside an order foreclosing defence on his four hundred million naira fraud trial.

 

The matter had been slated for the opening of the defense of second defendant, Destra Investment Limited, but was stalled following an application by the defence counsel, Onyeachi Ikpeazu, who is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria.

 

Justice Abang stated that the outcome of court’s decision would determine whether the second defendant would be called upon to open its defence.


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