Senators Remained Hardened Over Magu and Ali

By Stephen Ubanna Last Monday, April 3, 2017 Bukola Saraki, the Senate President and Yakubu Dogara, Speaker, House of Representatives met with President Muhammadu Buhari over the frosty relationship between the Executive and the Legislature. The meeting was facilitated by Ita Ennang, a -one time Senator and Senior Special Adviser to  the President on National Assembly matters. It was the first official meeting between the leadership of the National Assembly and the Presidency since crisis began. The Senators had expected  Saraki and Dogara  to take advantage of the meeting with…

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Queens College Death:Governments Involvement

By Oji Odu What is government trying to achieve by its many alibi’s in denying complicity in the recent death of the three students of Queens College, Lagos following a diarrhoea outbreak in the school. Following the death of the third student, Praise Sodipo, the Lagos State Government has directed that the students will undergo fresh medical tests to prevent more deaths, even as the school is to remain shut. Speaking after a closed- door meeting with representatives of the Federal Government, Queens College Principal and other stakeholders on Tuesday,…

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How Indiscipline Ruined APC…Party Weighs Options

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu     The party at the centre, the All Progressives Congress, APC is currently pondering options open to it in its determination to exert a measure of control and influence over political office holders elected on its platform, especially APC governors and National Assembly members. Reliable party sources say yesterday’s stalemated meeting between national leadership of the party and APC Senators to resolve Senate’s frosty relationship with the presidency opened the party’s eyes to the effect that APC is just a party in name and lacks the…

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Pro-Ndume Protesters Give Saraki Seven Days to Recall Ndume

CONSTITUENTS and supporters of suspended senator Ali Ndume stormed the National Assembly in their number Tuesday, to register their grievances over last week’s suspension of the senator. The protesters, who started their action around 7:30 when workers were resuming for work, barricaded the main entrance gate to the legislative house thereby causing human and vehicular traffic on the road leading inside the complex. To prevent some of them entering inside the complex to cause damage, security men took strategic positions while workers were redirected to pass through the entrance gate…

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Malaysian Parliamentarian Says 9-Year Old Girls are Spiritually and Physically Fit for Marriage

A Malaysian member of parliament, Tasek Gelugor, said girls as young as nine were “physically and spiritually” ready for marriage. He made comments on Wednesday as Malaysia passed a law on sexual offences against children without criminalising child marriage. Gelugor, a member of the Barisan Nasional coalition, made the comments in response to a proposal by an opposition member of parliament to amend the Sexual Offences Against Children bill to include a ban on child marriages. The proposal was voted down by the majority of parliament. “They reach puberty at…

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Boxing: Pacquiao Faces Horn

Philippine world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao is to fight undefeated Jeff Horn on his home turf in Australia, the Filipino star’s camp said Wednesday. The announcement of the July bout ends months of speculation on who the 38-year-old Filipino dubbed “Pac-Man” would face next as he seeks to prolong a stellar career that saw him win world titles in eight different weight classes. “We signed the Jeff Horn contract this morning. Fight is July 2 in Brisbane, Australia,” Pacquiao’s adviser Michael Koncz told AFP by text message. Koncz said Pacquiao…

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“Doctor Ordered That My Body should Be Taken to the Morgue”-Julius Agwu

By Akinwale Kasali For several months, multi-talented Nigerian comedian, Julius Agwu, has been bed ridden. Many thought he wouldnt survive it after going through two surgeries. Recounting his ordeal while dealing with brain tumors, Agwu said he almost lost the battle, but God showed him mercy. Speaking publicly for the first time about the condition in an interview with Inspaya TV, Agwu ascribed his miraculous survival of the ordeal to God. In the video interview which also featured his wife, Ebere and elder sister, Theresa Agwu, it was revealed that…

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Buhari Launches Economic Growth Plan

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Abuja formally launched the Economic Growth and Recovery Plan. The launch took place at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The plan which is the brainchild of the Ministry of Budget and National Planning contained 60 critical initiatives expected to help get Nigeria out of recession and reposition on the path of growth. Some of the initiatives included stablizing macro-economic, energy infrastructure and driving industrialization. Speaking at the brief ceremony that preceded the meeting of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, President Buhari…

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Buhari, Saraki Fail to Resolve Disputes

By Bayo Bernard   Hopes that the presidency will settle the rancor with the national assembly seems to have been dashed following the meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the national assembly which ended without any major breakthrough. President Buhari finally met with the leadership of the National Assembly as part of the ongoing effort to douse the tension between the disputing two arms of government. He met both Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker, House Of Representatives, Yakibu Dogara at the presidential villa, Abuja on Tuesday,…

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