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KFC: Disdain for disability and a parliamentary probe in limbo | INVESTIGATION

Matters have gone into an eerie silence in the widely condemned ill-treatment of a person with disability at a KFC outlet in Lagos. This is despite a parliamentary probe launched with much drama and efforts to get the HQ of the global food brand to redress the distasteful conduct of its licensee  Months ago, Adebola Daniel, a young man with a disability, was denied access to Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), at the Lagos Airport in...

Reps advance bill to create Etiti state in south-east 

The House has advanced a bill to create an additional state in the south-east geopolitical zone so as to address the imbalance in the country  A bill seeking the creation of Etiti state from the five states in the south-east geo-political zone scaled through second reading in the House of Representatives on Thursday. The proposed new state would encompass 11 existing local government areas from the region. The piece of legislation is sponsored by Rep....

Reps to probe Hajj commission over 2024 pilgrimage

The National Hajj Commission (NAHCON) and FCTA Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board have some questions to answer before the House  Committee over misconducts in 2024 Hajj The House of Representatives on Thursday set up an ad-hoc committee to investigate the National Hajj Commission (NAHCON) over the misconduct in the 2024 Hajj pilgrimage. The resolution of the House followed the adoption of a motion moved by Rep. Mohammed Bio (APC Kwara), on the floor of the House...

Police in-fighting, school feeding and welfare schemes | HOUSE GIST

A call to investigate recruitment dispute between the Police Service Commission (PSC) and the IGP, a revisit of the school feeding, and welfare scheme for youths are major highlights from plenary of the House Reps to intervene in PSC and IGP recruitment face-off The House of Representatives on Thursday mandated its standing committee on police to investigate and resolve the ongoing recruitment dispute between the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun and the Police Service...

INTERVIEW: Citizens must take ownership of constituency projects – Sen. Adaramodu

Senator Adaramodu, in this exclusive interview with OrderPaper, explains why citizens must take ownership of  constituency projects Since the inception of constituency projects in Nigeria there have been misconceptions, poor evaluations and misinformation of the scheme in the public domain. While some acknowledge that such projects help in bringing development to grassroots constituencies, others have continuously criticised it. Also known as Zonal Intervention Projects (ZIP), constituency projects are generally defined as particular efforts or development...

New state from Kano, forex bill, fire fighting | SENATE GIST TODAY 

A bill to create a new state from Kano, forex regulation and moves to contain fire outbreaks were highlights in today’s senate plenary Senate introduces constitutional bill to create new state from Kano The Senate has introduced a bill seeking to alter the constitution to create a new state, Tiga State, from Kano. The bill is sponsored by Senator Kawu Sumaila (NNPP, Kano South). This is not the first time that the senate is proposing...

Akpabio, Lawan spar over plenary start time 

The incumbent president of the senate, Godswill Akpabio, and his predecessor, Ahmad Lawan, openly disagree over the best time to start senate plenary  There was a mild argument on the floor of the Senate between the President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio and the immediate past Senate President, Ahmad Lawan over a move to adjust commencement time for plenary. This was prompted by a motion sponsored by the Leader of the Senate, Opeyemi Bamidele (APC,...

Reprieve for journalists as Reps caution security agencies

Nigerian journalists get the backing of the House of Representatives on media freedom as parliament issues a strong warning to law enforcement agencies over incessant arrests and detentions The House of Representatives has taken a decisive stand against the unlawful arrest and detention of journalists by law enforcement agencies in the country. This is as the House issued a strong warning to security operatives who are responsible for the unlawful arrests, emphasizing that protecting media...

ANALYSIS: As Nigeria’s fiscal reform sets sail in NASS

From a troubling public debt profile of ₦121.67 trillion to continuous economic hardship, the national assembly’s response to amend the fiscal responsibility law portends relief for a beleagued economy   The Birth of a Legislative FrameworkIn 2007, Nigeria stood at a crossroads. The country, rich in resources but plagued by fiscal mismanagement, needed a change. In response to this pressing need, the Fiscal Responsibility Act (FRA) 2007 was born. This legislative framework was designed to...

ALLEGED FRAUD: Women affairs minister fights dirty with Reps

The representatives insisted that the women affairs minister must explain how N1.375bn was expended on  projects linked to the first lady Nigeria’s minister of women affairs, Uju Kennedy-Ohanenye, came close to exchanging punches with members of the House of Representatives committee on women affairs led by Rep Khalifat Ogbara on Tuesday. Trouble started when the committee chair questioned the minister about unrelated expenditures, including N45 million for a new year party, N20 million for sanitary...

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