Showing posts with label Assembly. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Assembly. Show all posts

July 5, 2018

Reps Member to FG: Use Abacha Loot to Revive Ajaokuta Steel Company

A lawmaker in the House of Representatives, Mr Hassan Saleh (APC, Benue) has urged the Federal Government against plans to disburse $322 million Abacha loot sent by the Swiss government to vulnerable households in 19 states.

Saleh who spoke sequel to a motion raised by Mr Karimi Sunday (PDP, Kogi) advised the government to rather use the money to revive the Ajaokuta Steel company.

He said the plant will generate millions of jobs for Nigerians.

Speaking earlier, Mr Sunday  frowned at the alleged decision to disburse the money to vulnerable in 19 states of the federation, stressing that the 1999 constitution empowers the legislature to determine how public money should be utilized.

According to him, the Swiss government and the Executive arm cannot decide for Nigeria on how the funds should be used.

The debate continued as members like Mr. Nkem Abonta (PDP, Abia), Mr. Nicholas Ossai (PDP, Delta) separately noted that the use of such money to feed the poor goes contrary to the Parliament’s power of appropriation.

“The National Assembly should wake up and come up with a program that will decide how the Abacha loot be spent”, Mr. Ossai said.

Following further debate, the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara put up a voice vote on the matter and the ‘ayes’ had it.

The adhoc committee is expected to report its findings to the House within six weeks for further legislative action.
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March 1, 2018

Okehi 2019: Constituent Writes Matthew James Avabee, Ask Him To Join Assembly Race

Okehi 2019: Constituent Writes Matthew James Avabee, Ask Him To Join Assembly Race

Dear Matthew Tunji Avabee Jnr.

With due respect to your highly esteemed personality, having considering the political happenings in Okehi local government, its high time to get involved and lead.

I have watched your person with keen interest in societal development and nation building devoid of rancor and acrimony among people. Your leadership record and experience are all that are urgently needed to transform Okehi constituency to a greater phase. Myself and some good people of Okehi need you at the Kogi State House of Assembly to effectively and efficiently represent the people of Okehi constituency.

This morning, as a patriotic citizen of Okehi local government, I am writing to you to look back at our constituency and come for our rescue. We are tired of poor representation in Kogi State House of Assembly.

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high; where knowledge is free; Where words come out from the depth of truth; Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection; Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit; Where the mind is led forward by thee into ever-widening thought and action. Into that heaven of freedom, there will be a progress and development. My brother, you have the capacity. Let my constituency awake.

Towards Greater Okehi.
Yours respectfully,
– Amza Yakubu.
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February 7, 2018

Assembly Race: Adavi Youths Rally Support For Ishaq Asuku

Assembly Race: Adavi Youths Rally Support For Ishaq Asuku

By Josiah Aliyu.

The youths of Adavi local government of Kogi state have endorsed Hon, Ishaq Asuku Ilyas as the preferred candidate for 2019 House of Assembly election to represent Adavi state constituency.
Comrade Muhammed Itopa, the leader of thee youth group, along side members of his executive council in an interview expressed satisfaction that a House of Assembly aspirant has finally emerged for Adavi constituency.

He said Hon Asuku is a young and promising leader who does not only has his people in mind, but also knows their plights.

“He is a visionary leader that will bring empowerment initiatives for the youths of Adavi constituency in terms of education, portable water, technology, skills acquisitions and free health care to mention but few. He is a man that sees everyone in Adavi as one.

“He is the man who we believe has the exposure at this point in time to take Adavi constituency to the next developmental level,” he said.
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February 9, 2017

House of Assembly conderms state of education in Kogi - Vanguard.

The Kogi State House of Assembly standing Committee on Education, Science and Technology, has decried the sorry state of education in the state, calling on stakeholders to salvage the sector.


The chairman of the committee, Abdulkareem Kekere, made this call in Lokoja during the 2017 budget defence with the state Ministry of Education Science and Technology.

The chairman, who is also the member representing Okehi Constituency, maintained that the education sector in Kogi was in shambles and, therefore, called for a total overhauling.

The chairman said the budget would effectively address the critical areas in the sector, as the committee would do everything possible to allocate funds to those areas in line with the present administration’s new direction policy.

Kekere said in accordance with the enabling constitutional provisions, oversight functions on the appropriated funds would be vigorously pursued, as the present sixth Assembly is determined to give value to any money spent. Responding, the Commissioner for Education, Mr Sunday Tolorunleke, said the ministry was optimistic on the budget, saying that the present administration would administer the scarce resources to uplift the citizenry. He said: “with the vision of quality education for all, and the mission to enhance accessible and affordable education services, the 2017 proposal was developed based on the new direction blueprint.”

“The global recession and the position of the nation’s economy with all the attendant challenges were not undermined in the preparation.” According to him, total revenue of N807, 350,000 million has been projected in the areas of education levies, examination fees, sales of fingerlings and sanitisers among others. This represents an increase of N550 million only, representing 214% for the recurrent expenditure, which captures the overhead cost as well as the personnel cost.

“It stands at N7.97 million, which represents an increase of 27 per cent N173.5 million. “The capital expenditure revealed that the sum of N4.92 billion has been projected for 2017, which represents an increase of 165 per cent of the approved budget of N1.72 billion,” he added.

Source:  Vanguard.
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January 23, 2017

11 Reasons To Vote Hon. Isa Oyambai aka White Lion for House Of Assembly, Adavi L.G.A (APC).

Before I start my listings on anything let's go to real meaning of house of assembly before we know who is really suitable for the position.



What is House Of Assembly?
As seen on wikipedia the free encyclopedia:- House of Assembly is a name given to the legislature or lower house of a bicameral parliament. In some countries this may be at a sub-national level.

Democracy has spoken. The true heroes of this day are we the people of Ebiraland. Even the incumbent couldn't withstand the wind of change the Democratic process has brought upon the people of Ebiraland.

For my fellow people of Adavi Local Government Area, this doesn't stop there. We have to go a step further and Vote the well and truly competent Isa Oyambai of the All Progressive Congress (APC). To represent us at the state level. (House of Assembly).

We have to put an end to the current situation on ground in Adavi local government area of kogi state. The supporting and the continuity of the good governance provided to us all by the current governor Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello.

So let me go directly to the top reasons to vote the White Lion Of Ebiraland (Hon. Isa Oyambai of APC)

  •  He is a young man and would be more compassionate:  He will be considerate and more mature in his decisions. He will be compassionate to people's suffering and misfortunes and he will act when needed to protect the interest of the public.
  •  He is a disciplined person: Hon White lion is less likely to compromise on his principles or let other people ride him if he is voted in. He is also not the kind of person that follows others but rather a natural born leader.
  •  Adavi L.G.A has the most corrupt governance over the past years, judging from the percentage of ghost workers listed in the Governor Yahaya Bello led administrative screening exercise. He's here to cancel all that.
  •  Adavi L.G.A deserves Special Status as Economic Capital of Ebiraland and Kogi State.
  •  He is under the cabinet of All Progressive Congress (APC): Adding more value to his representatives in office if his voted in, this will be given him the full chance to deliberate with the Governor about what we his people needed.
  •  60% of Nationally collected Value Added Tax (VAT) of Ebiraland is from Adavi L.G.A, Yet Adavi gets no mush preference from State and Federal Government when sharing. He's here to free us from all that.
  •  Adavi L.G.A hardly benefit from Ecological funds. Even though it needs it more than any other local gov. In kogi state.
  •  PDP will only reverse the trend of progress. We have seen what they can do at the state level and FG level.
  •  Rehabilitation: Roads, Gutters, and bridges in Adavi local government need rehabilitation. He can speak for us in the house.
  •  Prosperity of Ebiraland and Kogi State is tied to the prosperity of Adavi L.G.A. This is Common sense politics.
  •  Hon. White Lion is not too money conscious: Unlike some other politicians, he is known as a very good business man and he is not seen as a money conscious in his business line, as much as his competitors who might just want to get power for the sake of money. He seems to be more concerned about keeping his good name rather than acquiring riches, and Adavi, Ebiraland, Kogi and the whole Nigeria needs men like that.

This is the chance for all Ebira people to get what they really deserve.

VOTE Hon. Isa Oyambai (White Lion) House Of Assembly (2019) Adavi LGA under the umbrella of All Progressive Congress (APC). And we all shall be freed in Adavi L.G.A.

If not White Lion; Then Who?
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Kogi State’s ex-Speakers chide screening committee boss for defying House of Assembly’s invitation

Two former speakers of the Kogi House of Assembly, Clarence Olafemi and Abdullahi Bello, have condemned the action of the state screening committee chairman for demeaning the power of the legislature when he failed to honour its invitation.

The duo also cautioned Governor Yahaya Bello against shielding any of his subordinates from appearing before the House when invited as this would amount to trampling on the constitution.
The House had on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, directed the committee to submit its report to it within 24 hours following a motion of urgent public importance moved by Mr. Friday Sanni, member, representing Igalamela/Odolu Constituency.
 In a letter sent to the House, which was read by the Majority Leader, Matthew Kolawole, the committee chairman said since the report had been submitted to the governor, the House should direct its request to him for further actions.
 Olafemi, apparently piqued by the tone of the letter, said the power of the Assembly could even enforce a warrant of arrest of the officer.

He said: “Because the House of Assembly is made up of representatives of all the component parts of the state, it has the full power to investigate matters affecting the state.

“That power is not ambiguous. It has the power to invite even a non-indigene and this is not the first time we are having controversies surrounding invitation.

“So, the power of the Assembly has been subjected to test and it has been confirmed that it has that power.”

Bello, on his part, said the committee boss could be pardoned because he might be acting out of ignorance and does not know the implication.

He added: “For the benefit of those who are ignorant of the constitution, I will state very clearly that all state Houses of Assembly in Nigeria with particular reference to Kogi State derive their existence and powers from the 1999 Constitution.

“Section 103 of the constitution is very clear as relating to the power of the Assembly to set up committees and when they set up committee, what they do with it, Section 128 of the constitution gave them the power of investigation.”

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January 20, 2017

Tension in Kogi As Screening Committee Chairman Fails to Honour Assembly Request

By Olatunde Odimayo.

There was mild drama on Thursday at the Kogi State House of Assembly when the chairman of the staff screening and verification committee, Alhaji Yakubu Okala failed to send the screening report to the house of Assembly as requested on Tuesday.

In a letter sent to the house, and read by the majority leader Mathew Kolawole, Alhaji Okala said the report has been been submitted to the governor.

According to the letter, the committee had already been disbanded, saying that since the report has been submitted to the governor,  the house should direct their request to the Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello for further actions.

However,  the Speaker,  Rt. Honourable Umar  Imam  directed the joint committee on pension,  judiciary and local government to forward a letter to the  chairman of staff screening and verification committee, Alhaji Yakubu Okala in his personal capacity as former chairman to forward the final report to the August Assembly latest Monday 23 January 2017.

Recall that the House on Tuesday 17th January 2017, directed the committee to submit it report to the 6th assembly within 24 hours following a motion of urgent public importance moved by the member representing Igalamela-Odolu constituency, Honorable Friday Sanni Makama.

Honourable Friday Sanni, who tagged his motion “save the soul of Kogi workers”, said he was constrained to move this motion  considering the overwhelming evidences of non-payment of state and local government workers in the state and the consuming suffering that is perpetually leading to high poverty status,  disease,  and death of their people.

He stated clearly before his colleagues that, the screening that started since the inception of the current administration has lingered on without an end. Honourable Makama expressed concern that both the initial failed exercise by the screening committee and the second screening exercise by the re-screening were both incapacitated, hence failed to deliver workers in the state from the current unbearable situation.

Source: KogiReports.....
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May 1, 2016

Kogi drags NASS, AGF to S’Court ‎over state assembly takeover

Kogi drags NASS, AGF to S’Court ‎over state assembly takeover

Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello

 Ade Adesomoju, Abuja

The Kogi State Government has sued the National Assembly and the Attorney-General of the Federation before the Supreme Court, asking for an order nullifying the House of Representatives’ resolution to take over the legislative functions of the state’s House of Assembly.

The House of Representatives had on March 9, 2016 passed a resolution to take over the legislative functions of the Kogi State House of Assembly.

The House of Representatives passed the resolution following the crisis that broke out from the tussle for the speakership position between two factions of the state assembly.
It also in the said resolution directed the Inspector-General of Police to seal up the House of Assembly until the crisis was resolved.

But the Kogi State Government represented by the state’s Attorney-General and the House of Assembly, filed its suit on April 29, 2016 before the Supreme Court, to challenge the House of Representatives’ resolution.

The National Assembly and the AGF are the two defendants to the suit.

The plaintiffs in the suit with number, SC.340/2016, filed under Order 3 Rule 5 of the Supreme Court Rules, asked the apex court to declare that the House of Representatives’ resolution was passed in breach of section 11(4) of the Constitution.

They also urged  the apex court to nullify the resolution.

‎They contended in their statement of claim that “the factional disagreement” between members of House of Assembly was normal in a democracy.

According to them, the crisis started on February 16, 2016, following a disagreement between two factions in the House of Assembly over the speakership position.

They claimed that following the disagreement, a faction of the members of the House of Assembly‎ filed the suit, FHC/LKJ/CS/16/16 (Kogi State House of Assembly & 3 Ors V National Assembly & 2 Ors.
They said while the suit was pending, the House of Representatives invoked its power ‎under section 11(4) of the Constitution to take over the functions of the House of Assembly.

The plaintiffs said the House of Representatives declared the impeachment ‎proceedings embarked upon by five members of the members of the House of Assembly for the removal of the Speaker, as clearly violating section 92(c) of the Constitution.

They added that the lower legislative chamber of the National Assembly also condemned the roles played by the police in providing cover for only five members out of the 20 members of the House of Assembly “to commit illegalities”.

But the plaintiffs claimed that the said “disagreement” between the factions in the House of Assembly did not create any “adverse security situation” in the state.

Their statement of claim accompanying the suit added, “There is no security report by the Governor of Kwara State, the police or any security agency in Nigeria that the disagreement among members of Kogi State House of Assembly caused insecurity and danger t o public safety in the state.

“At all times material to the passage of the resolution of the National Assembly to take over Kogi State House of Assembly, Kogi State was ad is calm and peaceful as citizens go about their lawful business.”
The plaintiffs therefore sought the following two prayers: “A declaration that the resolution of the House of Representatives on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, which purportedly took over the legislative functions of Kogi State House of Assembly is passed in breach of section 11(4) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended).

“An order of perpetual injunction restraining the National Assembly from interfering with or take over the legislative functions of Kogi State House of Assembly based on the resolution of the House of Representatives passed on Wednesday, March 9, 2016.”

The processes of the suit had been served on the defendants.

But the defendants have yet to respond to the suit and no date has been fixed for the hearing.

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