Supreme Court sacks APC Adamawa House of Reps member

The Supreme Court has sacked Mustapha Usman, an All Progressives Congress (APC) member of the House of Representatives, representing Yola South/Yola North/Girei Federal Constituency of Adamawa State. In a unanimous judgment on Tuesday, a five-man panel of the court upheld an appeal marked: SC/790/2019 Abdulra’uf Abdulkadir Modibo also of the APC. The Supreme Court held that, besides that it was found that Usman forged his credentials, he also did not participate in the National Youth Service Corps scheme. A five-man panel of the court, led by Justice John Okoro, ‎held…

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Zone Speakership to North Central, APC Reps ask APC

As the scramble for leadership positions gathers momentum in the National Assembly, the north-central caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the House of Representatives has requested the leadership of the party to zone the position of speakers to the geopolitical zone. At a news conference in Abuja, leader of the caucus, Hon. John Dyegh (APC, Benue) said it is imperative for the speaker of the House in the 9th Assembly to come from the north-central in the interest of equity and fair play. Dyegh, who is returning for…

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LIVE UPDATE: Results for Presidential, Senate and House of Reps Election

Results for the Presidential, Senate and House of Representatives have started coming in from Local governments across the country. The results were announced by the INEC presiding officials and are valid results. The final presidential election result will be declared at the INEC headquarters in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. New Telegraph brings you live updates of the official results as announced by INEC officials. ——————————————————————————- Presidential Results From Plateau State. Mikang LGC APC 10, 869 PDP 11, 262 Pankshin LGC APC 21, 607 PDP 30, 509 Kanke LGC APC…

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Reps reject bill to stop public officers from sending children to foreign schools

A bill aimed at stopping public officers from sending their children and wards to schools overseas suffered a setback on the floor of the House of Representatives yesterday. In kicking against the bill, the lawmakers argued that the proposed legislation infringes on the constitutional and fundamental rights of Nigerians. Titled a “bill for an act to regulate international studies for wards and children of Nigerian public officers, to strengthen indigenous institutions, to provide efficient educational services for national development and related matters”, it is sponsored by Hon. Sergius Ogun (PDP,…

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Defective microphones stalls House of Reps plenary

Defective microphones thwarted Wednesday’s proceeding at the House of Representatives, thereby forcing the house to adjourn plenary to Thursday, Nov. 8. The Speaker of the house, Mr Yakubu Dogara said that the Green Chamber had to halt proceedings as most of the microphones were faulty. Dogara explained that the malfunction was as a result of power surge which had affected the panel of some of the microphones. He said that the microphones were installed in 1999, and that the replacement panels would take three weeks to arrive Nigeria from Germany.…

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JUST IN: APC, PDP lose Reps to ADC

As part of the ongoing defection of lawmakers in the National Assembly, two members of the House of Representatives have resigned their membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) respectively. While Hon. Hassan Omale from Kogi state defected from PDP to the African Democratic Congress (ADC); Hon. Mohammed Soba from Kaduna dumped the APC but yet to decide on a new platform. Speaker Yakubu Dogara announced the defections at the beginning of plenary on Wednesday. Recall that New Telegraph had exclusively reported on Monday that…

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Presidency regrets mass defection in APC

The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on National Assembly matters (House of Reps), Hon. Suleiman Abdulrahman Kawu Sumaila has described as unfortunate the defection of some aggrieved aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to other political parties in Kano state and other parts of the country. In a statement in Abuja, he called on the party’s leadership to swing into action to prevent other aggrieved aspirants from joining other political parties as the 2019 elections approach. Kawu, who is a major aspirant for Kano South Senatorial District…

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JUST IN: Two Reps dump APC, as PDP loses one

The gale of defection in the House of Representatives returned as three members of the lower chamber changed party platform. While two members dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), one member left the PDP for Zenith Labour Party (ZLP). Chairman of the House committee on rules and business, Hon. Emmanuel Yisa Orker-Jev representing Buruku federal constituency of Benue state formally announced his defection from the ll Progressives Congress (APC) to the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Similarly, Hon. Joseph Akinlaja who represents…

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2018 budget: Reps fires back at Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari presenting the 2018 budget to the National Assembly

Following complaints by President Muhammadu Buhari on the 2018 budget, the House of Representatives has explained that they included new projects in the budget that will impact directly on the lives of the people. This is even as it appreciated the president for signing the appropriation bill into law despite the concerns he has raised. The House in a statement signed by the chairman of its committee on media and public affairs, Hon. Abdulrazak Namdas, said it only exercised the powers conferred on it by the constitution, explaining that the…

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BREAKING: Reps interior chairman, Adams Jagaba, dumps APC for PDP

Adams Jagaba

The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Interior, Adams Jagaba, has dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress. Jagaba, who is from Kaduna State, has just announced his defection to the Peoples Democratic Party on the floor of the House in Abuja. Members of the PDP caucus in the House are in jubilation mood right now. Details later…

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