Ondo Speaker Exonerates Self From N2.4m Alleged Fraud

AKURE/Nigeria: Speaker of Ondo State House of Assembly, Bamidele Oleyelogun, on Saturday said he has sufficient proof to clear himself of any shady deal on the alleged N2.4 million seminar fraud being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The Speaker, who spoke with newsmen on Saturday in Akure, linked his present ordeal to the impeached deputy speaker, Ogundeji Iroju, whom he said was only chasing shadow with the alleged N2.4m seminar scandal in the Assembly. He said, on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021, it was falsely reported that…

Speaker Of The House Gbajabiamila Inaugurates 1.6km Link Road In Ikorodu

LAGOS/Nigeria: Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Friday inaugurated a 1.6km link road in Ikorodu, Lagos State, facilitated by Mr Benson Babajimi, the lawmaker representing the area in the National Assembly. Inaugurating the project, Gbajabiamila commended Benson for reconstructing the road with streetlights and urged the community to ensure proper maintenance. The link road connects six streets, namely; Kaz Avenue, Ayagbadejo, Ajeboriogbon, Nike Olubodun and Ajoke Oyebo. Speaking during the inauguration, Benson   said that the the road was recconstructed to ease vehicular movement from Ijebu Ode inwards Ikorodu town…

Delta Govt Requests Approval For N600m SDGS Counterpart Fund From Delta Assembly

ASABA/Nigeria: Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Tuesday requested for the approval of N600 million from the Delta State House of Assembly as counterpart fund through First Bank of Nigeria. Okowa said that the request was to fund the implementation of the 2020 Sustainable Development Goals Conditional Grants Scheme (SDGs-CGS) projects in the state. The request is contained in a letter read during plenary of the assembly on Tuesday in Asaba by the Speaker, Chief Sherriff Oborevwori. He said that the state was in the forefront in the implementation of…

Delta Assembly Passes N478.9bn 2022 Appropriation Bill

ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta House of Assembly on Tuesday passed the 2022 Appropriation Bill of N478.9 billion, indicating an increase of N9.5 billion from N469.4 billion earlier presented by Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa. The passage of the appropriation bill was sequel to a report presented by the  Chairman, House Committee on Finance and Appropriation, Mrs Erhiatake Ibori-Suenu, during plenary of the assembly in Asaba. Presenting the report of the committee, Ibori-Suenu said that the total proposed budgetary estimate presented to the assembly by Okowa was N469.4 billion. “The breakdown includes N185.3 billion…

CHRISTMAS: Elumelu kick Starts Upgrading, Rehabilitation of Community Link Roads in Aniocha/Oshimili

ISELE-UKU/Nigeria: The Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, has kick-started the opening, grading and up-grading of Community Earth Roads in Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency, Delta State. This is in consonance with his resolve to ensure easy access and communication among all the neighbouring villages as Christmas approaches. The project which commenced last week in Aniocha North Local Government area, will have a good number of community earth link roads rehabilitated in the first phase. The link roads to be worked on in Aniocha North LGA in…

You Are My Bosses, Delta Speaker Oborevwori, Tells Colleagues

ASABA/Nigeria: The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori has commended his colleagues for storming Abuja to honour him when he was presented with two awards by the Independent Newspapers, describing them as his bosses. At plenary session on Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021, the Speaker expressed gratitude to his colleagues for the Honour accorded him. “I want to sincerely thank all of you for storming Sheraton Hotel, Abuja when I was honoured by the Independent Newspapers with two Awards – – – Lawmaker of the…

DOPF Commends Delta Speaker, As forum Honour Him With Legislator Of The Year (State) Award

ASABA/Nigeria: The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, has been commanded by the members of the Delta Online Publishers Forum (DOPF), for his longtime association with the forum since inception, especially at the formative stage. The commendation was given on Tuesday when the Forum formerly presented ‘The Legislature of the Year Award’ (State) bestowed on the Speaker at the Forum’s 2021 Annual Lecture/Niger Delta Media Hall of Fame Induction and Awards. Presenting the award to the Speaker who also represents Okpe State Constituency in…

Reps Pass Bill Abolishing Bsc, HND Dichotomy

ABUJA/Nigeria: The House of Representatives has passed the bill abolishing dichotomy between first Degree holders and Higher National Diploma (HND) holders in the same field for the purpose of employment. The bill passed its final stage at green chambers on Tuesday in Abuja, when members voted at the Committee of the Whole presided over by the Deputy Speaker, Rep. Ahmed Wase. The passage was sequel to a unanimous adoption of a report of the House Committee on Tertiary Education and TETFund after conducting hearing on the bill. The bill which…

Lawmaker Rolls Out Education Grants For Constituents

ILLORIN/Nigeria: Rep. Tunji Olawuyi, APC member representing Ekiti, Irepodun, Isin and Oke-ero Federal Constituency of Kwara, has rolled out education grant for his constituents studying in Nigerian tertiary institutions. The education grant will for now replace the 2021 Ajuloopin Digital Empowerment Programme (ADEP) that was earlier scheduled for November but suspended for issues bothering on technicalities. The lawmaker, in a statement on Sunday in Omu-Aran, said the move became necessary to help students in financial needs and also assuage the feelings of those who had earlier applied for ADEP 2021.…

Direct Primaries Promote Participatory Democracy – Sen Laah

KAFANCHAN/Nigeria: Sen Danjuma Laah (PDP, Kaduna South), has said that the Senate endorsed direct primaries for the election of political parties’ flag bearers because it was the best way to promote participatory democracy. Laah, Chairman, Senate Committee on Federal Character, spoke on Thursday in Kafanchan, Kaduna State, when he received a group of politicians who paid him a solidarity visit to urge him to seek a third term in 2023. He specifically said that the direct primaries was the only way the PDP in Kaduna State could get flag bearers…