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  •  The House of Representatives has urged the Federal Government to provide support to the family of the slain Yobe Cleric Mr Goni Aisami pending the outcome of the case in court The call was sequel to the unanimous adoption of a motion by Rep Zacharia Galadima APC Yobe at Tuesday s plenary Presenting the motion Galadima said that the late Gashua based Islamic scholar was travelling in his car from Kano to Gashua when the incident happened in August He said that the cleric got to a suspected illegal checkpoint and was stopped by a soldier Mr John Gabriel who shot him dead with the aim of rubbing him of his car Galadima prayed the house to condemn the killing of the cleric while the federal government and Nigerian Army should compensate the deceased family He also said that the house should mandate its Committee on Army to ensure compliance and report back Majority Leader Ado Doguwa APC Kano urged the house to discountenance the motion saying that the matter was in court and the prayers could be prejudicial He said that the suspect and his accomplices have been court marshaled and the matter was before a competent court of justification for determination Doguwa said that any decision taken by the house could be against the final decision of the court Minority Leader Ndudi Elumelu PDP Delta however said that in the interim the government should assist the family pending the outcome of the case In his ruling Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila mandated that the earlier prayers should be deleted NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Reps urge FG to provide support for family of slain Yobe cleric
     The House of Representatives has urged the Federal Government to provide support to the family of the slain Yobe Cleric Mr Goni Aisami pending the outcome of the case in court The call was sequel to the unanimous adoption of a motion by Rep Zacharia Galadima APC Yobe at Tuesday s plenary Presenting the motion Galadima said that the late Gashua based Islamic scholar was travelling in his car from Kano to Gashua when the incident happened in August He said that the cleric got to a suspected illegal checkpoint and was stopped by a soldier Mr John Gabriel who shot him dead with the aim of rubbing him of his car Galadima prayed the house to condemn the killing of the cleric while the federal government and Nigerian Army should compensate the deceased family He also said that the house should mandate its Committee on Army to ensure compliance and report back Majority Leader Ado Doguwa APC Kano urged the house to discountenance the motion saying that the matter was in court and the prayers could be prejudicial He said that the suspect and his accomplices have been court marshaled and the matter was before a competent court of justification for determination Doguwa said that any decision taken by the house could be against the final decision of the court Minority Leader Ndudi Elumelu PDP Delta however said that in the interim the government should assist the family pending the outcome of the case In his ruling Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila mandated that the earlier prayers should be deleted NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Reps urge FG to provide support for family of slain Yobe cleric
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    Reps urge FG to provide support for family of slain Yobe cleric

    The House of Representatives, has urged the Federal Government to provide support to the family of the slain Yobe Cleric, Mr Goni Aisami pending the outcome of the case in court.

    The call was sequel to the unanimous adoption of a motion by Rep. Zacharia Galadima (APC-Yobe) at Tuesday’s plenary.

    Presenting the motion, Galadima said that the late Gashua based Islamic scholar was travelling in his car from Kano to Gashua when the incident happened in August.

    He said that the cleric got to a suspected illegal checkpoint and was stopped by a soldier, Mr John Gabriel, who shot him dead with the aim of rubbing him of his car.

    Galadima prayed the house to condemn the killing of the cleric, while the federal government and Nigerian Army should compensate the deceased family.

    He also said that the house should mandate its Committee on Army to ensure compliance and report back.

    Majority Leader Ado Doguwa (APC-Kano), urged the house to discountenance the motion, saying that the matter was in court and the prayers could be prejudicial.

    He said that the suspect and his accomplices have been court marshaled and the matter was before a competent court of justification for determination.

    Doguwa said that any decision taken by the house could be against the final decision of the court.

    Minority Leader Ndudi Elumelu (PDP-Delta) however, said that in the interim, the government should assist the family, pending the outcome of the case.

    In his ruling, Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila mandated that the earlier prayers should be deleted.


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  •  The Senate on Tuesday at plenary passed for second reading a bill to amend the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN Act Leading debate on the general principles of the bill its sponsor Sen Sadiq Umar APC Kwara said the bill was to enable the appointment of a person other than the Governor as Chairman of the Board of CBN He said the bill was also designed to divest the powers of the board on determining and fixing salaries and allowances of its members According to him the bill if passed will be used to determine consideration and approval of the annual budget of the CBN Suleiman said the envisaged new chairman of the proposed board of the CBN would have powers to determine salaries and allowances of members while the Governor focused on administrative duties of the bank In her contribution Sen Betty Apiafi PDP Rivers called for a holistic amendment of the CBN Act adding that the CBN governor went out of his way to indicate interest to participate in politics while in office She said the development was not the trend in the world given that election materials were kept in CBN Senators Enyinnaya Abaribe APGA Abia James Manager PDP Delta Orji Kalu APC Abia kicked against the hasty amendments to the bill while Sen Barau Jubril APC Kano supported the bill in his submission President of Senate Ahmad Lawan however cautioned senators to focus on the proposed amendment rather than deliberating on alleged attempt by the CBN governor to contest as that wasn t part of the general principles of the bill Lawan thereafter put the passing of the bill for second reading to a voice vote and senators voted unanimously for its passage NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Senate passes bill to amend CBN Act for 2nd reading
     The Senate on Tuesday at plenary passed for second reading a bill to amend the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN Act Leading debate on the general principles of the bill its sponsor Sen Sadiq Umar APC Kwara said the bill was to enable the appointment of a person other than the Governor as Chairman of the Board of CBN He said the bill was also designed to divest the powers of the board on determining and fixing salaries and allowances of its members According to him the bill if passed will be used to determine consideration and approval of the annual budget of the CBN Suleiman said the envisaged new chairman of the proposed board of the CBN would have powers to determine salaries and allowances of members while the Governor focused on administrative duties of the bank In her contribution Sen Betty Apiafi PDP Rivers called for a holistic amendment of the CBN Act adding that the CBN governor went out of his way to indicate interest to participate in politics while in office She said the development was not the trend in the world given that election materials were kept in CBN Senators Enyinnaya Abaribe APGA Abia James Manager PDP Delta Orji Kalu APC Abia kicked against the hasty amendments to the bill while Sen Barau Jubril APC Kano supported the bill in his submission President of Senate Ahmad Lawan however cautioned senators to focus on the proposed amendment rather than deliberating on alleged attempt by the CBN governor to contest as that wasn t part of the general principles of the bill Lawan thereafter put the passing of the bill for second reading to a voice vote and senators voted unanimously for its passage NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Senate passes bill to amend CBN Act for 2nd reading
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    Senate passes bill to amend CBN Act for 2nd reading

    The Senate on Tuesday at plenary, passed for second reading, a bill to amend the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Act. Leading debate on the general principles of the bill, its sponsor, Sen. Sadiq Umar (APC-Kwara), said the bill was to enable the appointment of a person other than the Governor as Chairman of the Board of CBN.

    He said the bill was also designed to divest the powers of the board on determining and fixing salaries and allowances of its members.

    According to him, the bill if passed, will be used to determine consideration and approval of the annual budget of the CBN.

    Suleiman said the envisaged new chairman of the proposed board of the CBN, would have powers to determine salaries and allowances of members, while the Governor focused on administrative duties of the bank.

    In her contribution, Sen. Betty Apiafi (PDP-Rivers), called for a holistic amendment of the CBN Act, adding that the CBN governor went out of his way to indicate interest to participate in politics while in office.

    She said the development was not the trend in the world, given that election materials were kept in CBN.

    Senators Enyinnaya Abaribe (APGA- Abia), James Manager (PDP-Delta), Orji-Kalu (APC-Abia) kicked against the hasty amendments to the bill, while Sen. Barau Jubril (APC-Kano), supported the bill in his submission.

    President of Senate, Ahmad Lawan, however, cautioned senators to focus on the proposed amendment rather than deliberating on alleged attempt by the CBN governor to contest as that wasn’t part of the general principles of the bill.

    Lawan, thereafter, put the passing of the bill for second reading to a voice vote and senators voted unanimously for its passage.


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  •  Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila has called for introduction of stringent conditions for establishment of universities in the country to ensure high standard Gbajabiamila said this at Wednesday s plenary in Abuja He was speaking on a report of a bill for the establishment of Federal University Daura Katsina State He said that the conditions would prevent the proliferation of universities in the country There is a balance between demands by constituents and what is good when we know what is right I think this matter will be resolved when we pass the National University Commission NUC bill where perhaps we can make establishment of universities more stringent Otherwise you will run into a situation where a state government or whoever will just come get a building or three buildings together and say they want a university he said According to him the stringent measures will be in place until such a time when the government is no longer funding universities then you can have 200 in a state Earlier Deputy Speaker Ahmed Wase faulted the speaker s position on the matter saying that many lawmakers have promised their constituents that they would attract tertiary institutions to their areas According to him this is because some lawmakers have promised their constituents a tertiary education Also Minority Leader Ndudi Elumelu PDP Delta said that the lawmakers were under pressure from constituents on the establishment of university In my opinion I think it is not wise to shut down every voice or every member on this floor as it relates to sponsoring a bill for the establishment of either college of education or polytechnic or university in their various communities I said this because when you go tot he constituencies and you are talking to the constituents most often the first thing they ask you is why are you not bringing any school to your constituency And when you say it is not possible and they see your colleagues sponsoring same bills for the establishment of universities it becomes a negative for you as an individual who is representing them So whether it is assented to by the President or not it is not the issue the issue is that member is able to show that he has the interest of his or her constituents at heart he said Rep Ifeayi Momoh APGA Anambra faulted the transport university Daura establishment bill saying that the National Institute of Transportation Technology NITT Zaria should be upgraded rather than establishing a new university I am just thinking aloud because we have the NITT Nigeria Institute of Transport Technology in Zaria When there is an institute of transport technology which deals with the science of transportation itself why are we now looking at establishing a Federal University of Transportation We can amend the enabling law and upgrade NITT to a federal university the constant proliferation of universities in our country is not helping us he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Gbajabiamila wants stringent conditions for new universities
     Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila has called for introduction of stringent conditions for establishment of universities in the country to ensure high standard Gbajabiamila said this at Wednesday s plenary in Abuja He was speaking on a report of a bill for the establishment of Federal University Daura Katsina State He said that the conditions would prevent the proliferation of universities in the country There is a balance between demands by constituents and what is good when we know what is right I think this matter will be resolved when we pass the National University Commission NUC bill where perhaps we can make establishment of universities more stringent Otherwise you will run into a situation where a state government or whoever will just come get a building or three buildings together and say they want a university he said According to him the stringent measures will be in place until such a time when the government is no longer funding universities then you can have 200 in a state Earlier Deputy Speaker Ahmed Wase faulted the speaker s position on the matter saying that many lawmakers have promised their constituents that they would attract tertiary institutions to their areas According to him this is because some lawmakers have promised their constituents a tertiary education Also Minority Leader Ndudi Elumelu PDP Delta said that the lawmakers were under pressure from constituents on the establishment of university In my opinion I think it is not wise to shut down every voice or every member on this floor as it relates to sponsoring a bill for the establishment of either college of education or polytechnic or university in their various communities I said this because when you go tot he constituencies and you are talking to the constituents most often the first thing they ask you is why are you not bringing any school to your constituency And when you say it is not possible and they see your colleagues sponsoring same bills for the establishment of universities it becomes a negative for you as an individual who is representing them So whether it is assented to by the President or not it is not the issue the issue is that member is able to show that he has the interest of his or her constituents at heart he said Rep Ifeayi Momoh APGA Anambra faulted the transport university Daura establishment bill saying that the National Institute of Transportation Technology NITT Zaria should be upgraded rather than establishing a new university I am just thinking aloud because we have the NITT Nigeria Institute of Transport Technology in Zaria When there is an institute of transport technology which deals with the science of transportation itself why are we now looking at establishing a Federal University of Transportation We can amend the enabling law and upgrade NITT to a federal university the constant proliferation of universities in our country is not helping us he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Gbajabiamila wants stringent conditions for new universities
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    Gbajabiamila wants stringent conditions for new universities

    Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has called for introduction of stringent conditions for establishment of universities in the country, to ensure high standard.

    Gbajabiamila said this at Wednesday’s plenary in Abuja.

    He was speaking on a report of a bill for the establishment of Federal University, Daura, Katsina State.

    He said that the conditions would prevent the proliferation of universities in the country.

    “There is a balance between demands by constituents and what is good when we know what is right.

    “I think this matter will be resolved when we pass the National University Commission (NUC) bill, where perhaps, we can make establishment of universities more stringent.

    “Otherwise, you will run into a situation where a state government or whoever will just come, get a building or three buildings together and say they want a university,” he said.

    According to him, the stringent measures will be in place until such a time when the government is no longer funding universities, then you can have 200 in a state.

    Earlier, Deputy Speaker Ahmed Wase, faulted the speaker’s position on the matter, saying that many lawmakers have promised their constituents that they would attract tertiary institutions to their areas.

    According to him, this is because some lawmakers have promised their constituents a tertiary education.

    Also, Minority Leader, Ndudi Elumelu (PDP-Delta) said that the lawmakers were under pressure from constituents on the establishment of university.

    “In my opinion, I think it is not wise to shut down every voice or every member on this floor as it relates to sponsoring a bill for the establishment of either college of education or polytechnic or university in their various communities.

    “I said this because when you go tot he constituencies and you are talking to the constituents, most often, the first thing they ask you is; why are you not bringing any school to your constituency?

    “And when you say it is not possible and they see your colleagues sponsoring same bills for the establishment of universities, it becomes a negative for you as an individual who is representing them.

    “So, whether it is assented to by the President or not, it is not the issue; the issue is that member is able to show that he has the interest of his or her constituents at heart,” he said.

    Rep. Ifeayi Momoh (APGA-Anambra) faulted the transport university, Daura, establishment bill, saying that the National Institute of Transportation Technology (NITT), Zaria should be upgraded rather than establishing a new university.

    “I am just thinking aloud because we have the NITT -Nigeria Institute of Transport Technology – in Zaria.

    “When there is an institute of transport technology, which deals with the science of transportation itself, why are we now looking at establishing a Federal University of Transportation?

    “We can amend the enabling law and upgrade NITT to a federal university; the constant proliferation of universities in our country is not helping us,” he said.


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  •  The House of Representatives has promised to unravel the circumstances that led to the July 5 Kuje jail break by suspected Islamic State for West African Province ISWAP Rep Sha aban Sharada the Chairman House Committee on National Security and Intelligence said this on Monday at the resumed investigative hearing of the terrorists attack on Nigerian correctional Centre Kuje in Abuja The Reps had on July 22 set up a joint committee on National Security and Intelligence and security related committees to investigate the causes and effects of Kuje attack Other members of the committee include Rep Anayo Edwin Chairman House Committee on Reformatory Institution and Rep Abdulrasaq Namdas Chairman House Committee on Army Sharada who is the lead Chairman of the joint committee assured the public that members would not spare anyone in the security breach He said the House would trace the circumstances that led to the incident adding that deliberate efforts would be made to ascertain the security situation within and around the facility He said measures would be put in place to safeguard the reoccurrence around the facility and others around the country He said that the House would also ensure the monitoring of measures put in place to protect lives and property of residents in the FCT and those of all Nigerians He reassured Nigerians that the joint committee would be thorough firm and objective in carrying out its assigned responsibility He said that insightful briefs had been received from the Directors General of the Department of State Services the National Intelligence Agency and the Comptroller General of the Nigerian Correctional Service The committee however re invited the security chiefs and other heads of security agencies including some ministers who failed to honour it s earlier invitation A mild drama however ensued when Rep Osai Osai PDP Delta raised a constitutional order for the security chiefs who failed to honour it s invitation to be summoned He said that the next action would be to issue a warrant of arrest if they failed to honour the House summons A quick intervention by Rep Namdas saved the day when he pleaded with the House to re invite the affected officers adding that some of them could be on duty considering the security challenges in the country Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola the Minister of Interior while appearing before the committee said that a good number of terrorists came to attack the Kuje correctional facilities He said that the security challenges currently ravaging the country were inherited by this administration He said We have kidnaping for ransome Boko Haram separatists agitation among others www ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Reps promise to unravel circumstances behind Kuje jail break
     The House of Representatives has promised to unravel the circumstances that led to the July 5 Kuje jail break by suspected Islamic State for West African Province ISWAP Rep Sha aban Sharada the Chairman House Committee on National Security and Intelligence said this on Monday at the resumed investigative hearing of the terrorists attack on Nigerian correctional Centre Kuje in Abuja The Reps had on July 22 set up a joint committee on National Security and Intelligence and security related committees to investigate the causes and effects of Kuje attack Other members of the committee include Rep Anayo Edwin Chairman House Committee on Reformatory Institution and Rep Abdulrasaq Namdas Chairman House Committee on Army Sharada who is the lead Chairman of the joint committee assured the public that members would not spare anyone in the security breach He said the House would trace the circumstances that led to the incident adding that deliberate efforts would be made to ascertain the security situation within and around the facility He said measures would be put in place to safeguard the reoccurrence around the facility and others around the country He said that the House would also ensure the monitoring of measures put in place to protect lives and property of residents in the FCT and those of all Nigerians He reassured Nigerians that the joint committee would be thorough firm and objective in carrying out its assigned responsibility He said that insightful briefs had been received from the Directors General of the Department of State Services the National Intelligence Agency and the Comptroller General of the Nigerian Correctional Service The committee however re invited the security chiefs and other heads of security agencies including some ministers who failed to honour it s earlier invitation A mild drama however ensued when Rep Osai Osai PDP Delta raised a constitutional order for the security chiefs who failed to honour it s invitation to be summoned He said that the next action would be to issue a warrant of arrest if they failed to honour the House summons A quick intervention by Rep Namdas saved the day when he pleaded with the House to re invite the affected officers adding that some of them could be on duty considering the security challenges in the country Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola the Minister of Interior while appearing before the committee said that a good number of terrorists came to attack the Kuje correctional facilities He said that the security challenges currently ravaging the country were inherited by this administration He said We have kidnaping for ransome Boko Haram separatists agitation among others www ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Reps promise to unravel circumstances behind Kuje jail break
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    Reps promise to unravel circumstances behind Kuje jail break

    The House of Representatives has promised to unravel the circumstances that led to the July 5 Kuje jail break by suspected Islamic State for West African Province  (ISWAP).

    Rep. Sha’aban Sharada, the Chairman House Committee on National Security and Intelligence, said this on Monday at the resumed investigative hearing of the terrorists’ attack on Nigerian correctional Centre, Kuje in AbujaThe Reps had on July 22, set up a joint committee on National Security and Intelligence and security related committees to investigate the causes and effects of Kuje attack.

    Other members of the committee include Rep. Anayo Edwin, Chairman, House Committee on Reformatory Institution and Rep. Abdulrasaq Namdas, Chairman, House Committee on Army.Sharada, who is the lead Chairman of the joint committee, assured the public that members would not spare anyone in the security breach.

    He said the House would trace the circumstances that led to the incident, adding that deliberate efforts would be made to ascertain the security situation within and around the facility.

    He said measures would be put in place to safeguard the reoccurrence around the facility and others around the country.

    He said that the House would also ensure the monitoring of measures put in place to protect lives and property of residents in the FCT and those of all Nigerians.

    He reassured Nigerians that the joint committee would be thorough, firm and objective in carrying out its assigned responsibility.

    He said that insightful briefs had been received from the Directors General of the Department of State Services, the National Intelligence Agency and the Comptroller General of the Nigerian Correctional Service.

    The committee, however, re-invited the security chiefs and other heads of security agencies including some ministers who failed to honour it’s earlier invitation.

    A mild drama, however, ensued when Rep. Osai Osai (PDP-Delta) raised a constitutional order for the security chiefs who failed to honour it’s invitation to be summoned.

    He said that the next action would be to issue a warrant of arrest if they failed to honour the House summons.

    A quick intervention by Rep. Namdas, saved the day when he pleaded with the House to re-invite the affected officers, adding that some of them could be on duty, considering the security challenges in the country.

    Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, the Minister of Interior, while appearing before the committee said that a good number of terrorists came to attack the Kuje correctional facilities.

    He said that the security challenges currently ravaging the country were inherited by this administration.

    He said, “We have kidnaping for ransome, Boko Haram, separatists agitation, among others.

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