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National AssemblyGreen Chamber#NewsRoundup: Impeach Buhari; HURIWA urges NASS, "Nigeria losing N1bn monthly" - Wase

#NewsRoundup: Impeach Buhari; HURIWA urges NASS, “Nigeria losing N1bn monthly” – Wase


Across the length and breadth of Nigeria, here are the biggest stories around Nigeria’s legislators and the institution of parliament you mustn’t miss this Tuesday:

HURIWA urges National Assembly to impeach Buhari

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has urged the National Assembly to proceed with the process of impeaching President Muhammadu Buhari without further delay.

The group in stressing that “a failure for seven years cannot perform any miracle within the six-week ultimatum, called on the lawmakers to fast-track the process and see the President impeached within a short limit of time.

HURIWA also queried why the Tucano fighter jets procured from the US have not been put to use by the military despite audacious attacks by terrorists across Nigeria.

READ ALSO: Buhari Must Go: PDP NASS Caucuses meet to harmonise impeachment moves

‘Nigeria loses N1 billion monthly to illegal mining’ – Reps Deputy Speaker

Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ahmed Idris Wase says the Federal Government loses N1 billion monthly to illegal mining in Wase Local Government Area of Plateau State.

Wase who stated this in an exclusive interview with The Sun Newspaper, blamed the worsening banditry that has perished several lives and properties in the area on illegal mining and urged the people to expose bandits who take refuge in the communities to wreak havoc on innocent citizens.

“It is regulated but as of the time I presented my motion on the floor of the House, the Federal Government lost about N100 billion from mining in my own local community. How many people help me to raise the issue,” Wase added.

READ ALSO: $9bn lost annually as Senate probes illegal mining, smuggling

Senate Committee laud Airforce over purchase of Super Tucanos

The Senate Committee on the Nigerian Airforce has commended the Nigerian Airforce for its effective deployment of the Super Tucanos in battling the current security challenges of Nigeria.

Committee Chairman, Senator Bala Ibn Na’Allah gave the commendation in a telephone interview on Sunday to assess the operations of security agencies and the effectiveness of the new Super Tucano fighter jets.

He urged the Nigerian Airforce to sustain the good work to gain more ground in their efforts to rid the country of the lingering security challenges.

READ ALSO: Reps to engage US Congress purchase of tucano helicopters

INEC task NASS on speedy passage of Electoral Offences Commission

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Lagos, Olusegun Agbaje, has urged the National Assembly to urgently pass the Electoral Offences Commission and Tribunal Bill.

Speaking in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Agbaje noted that the bill would ensure speedy trial of electoral offenders, adding that if vote buyers and voter sellers were arrested and quickly prosecuted, there would be more sanity in the 2023 general elections.

The REC, however, said that the battle against vote buying in whatever shape or form must be fought to a standstill by all stakeholders in Nigeria.

READ ALSO: #ThrowbackThursday: The Electoral Offences Bill and its controversies (2016 Till Date)

“PVC surge, a sign of reawakening” – Former Rep member

A former lawmaker in the House of Representatives, Victor Ogene, has described the last-minute surge in the number of Nigerians seeking to acquire Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVCs) as a sign of political re-awakening among the populace.

Ogene, a former Deputy Chairman, Media and Public Affairs of the House of Representatives disclosed this on Monday, in a statement released in Abuja.

He added that the push by youths, workers, and women remain conscious reminders of their determination to oust “political parasites’’ from the scene in 2023.

READ ALSO: #FixPoliticsDialogues: Quality Representation, Voters Education dominate conversations


Lizzy Chirkpi
Lizzy Chirkpi
Lizzy Chirkpi has a BA in French and is a senior reporter at OrderPaper. She has keen interest in photojournalism and video documentary. She's also a writer and author of a book, "Pourquoi Le Francais." She likes reading, traveling and watching movies.
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