IG withdraws mobile policemen from ex-govs, ministers, lawmakers, VIPs

The Federal Government has withdrawn the Mobile Police Force personnel attached to several Very Important Persons, including ex-governors, former ministers and lawmakers. The order, which was contained in a police wireless message from Mopol 45 Force Headquarters, Abuja, affected Daura Buhari, brother to former President Muhammadu Buhari as well as former First Lady, Aisha Buhari’s sibling and former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha. The development came a few weeks after the IG vowed to withdraw Police Mobile Force personnel from VIP escort and guard duties. He had also announced plans to establish the Special Intervention Squad,

By |July 17th, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Pensioners kick over jumbo severance package of N63bn for Buhari, Osinbajo, Lawmakers, others

Severance packages for the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, state governors and other political appointees leaving office in 2023 may cost the country about N63.45bn, findings by The PUNCH have shown. The figure also covers the severance gratuity for ministers, commissioners, National Assembly members, state assembly members and special advisers. It, however, does not include special assistants. A breakdown of the package indicates that the Federal Government would pay out N3.39bn while the states will cough out N60.06bn. The beneficiaries’ package was collated from a document obtained from the website of the Revenue Mobilisation and

Saraki, Akpabio, Omogunwa, 215 Others Asked To Return Their Official Number Plates

Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) had requested the Clerk of the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori, to retrieve the official vehicle identification plates from about 69 senators and 151 members of the House of Representatives who failed to return to the 9th National Assembly. The FRSC Public Education Officer, Corps Commander, Bisi Kareem,said in a statement that : “We have written to the clerk of the National Assembly to direct former lawmakers to return official number plates issued to them. We expect the clerk to reach out to them; we cannot get across to them ourselves, that was why we wrote

By |June 14th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Photo: Outgoing Senators, Reps Move Property Out of N’Assembly

Lawmakers who did not contest or win reelection in the last general elections have begun to move their belongings out of the National Assembly Complex, The Punch has observed. Properties of lawmakers in the Senate and House of Representatives, who will not be part of the coming 9th National Assembly, were seen being moved out of the premises in trucks and pick-up vans between Wednesday and Friday. For instance, a pick-up van driven out of the premises at about 7.30pm on Wednesday was loaded with fridges and water dispensers.  On Friday, two vehicles sighted by our correspondent, carried furniture, electronics

By |May 20th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Nigerian Lawmakers pass bill banning NaijaBet, NairaBet

The Bauchi State House of Assembly has passed a bill banning all forms of gambling, ownership and operations of gaming machines including NaijaBet and BetNaija, in the state. The member representing Lere/Bula constituency, Aminu Tukur, who spoke to journalists after the House sitting in Bauchi on Thursday, said, “The bill seeks to ban all forms of gambling and its operations in the state.” He said the bill, which was co-sponsored by 10 other members, should be cited as Gambling and Gaming Machines Prohibition Law of the state. Those who sponsored the bill were the Speaker of the House, Kawuwa Damina

By |May 19th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: |0 Comments

North-Central Govs, Lawmakers Divided Over Gbajabiamila’s Endorsement

The decision of the  All Progressives Congress to back the Majority Leader of the  House of  Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, for the 9th National Assembly speakership has been met with mixed reactions by governors, lawmakers and APC state chairmen in the North-Central. The Punch reports that while the governors and state APC chairmen in the zone on Friday declared their support for Gbajabiamila,  some of the lawmakers eyeing the position have condemned the development. North-Central leaders are also backing  Senator Ahmed Lawan for the Senate presidency. But  Idris Wase (Plateau State), Mohammed Bago (Niger State) and John Dyegh (Benue) are said

By |April 20th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |0 Comments
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