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Promoting Culture, Tradition and Yoruba language: Osun Assembly Makes Teaching Of Yoruba Language Compulsory

Saka with Salvation Army Middle School pupils

OSUN State House of Assembly has passed a bill to make compulsory the teaching of Yoruba language, Culture and Tradition, Civic Education, as well as Physical and Health Education in public and private schools in the state. The bill was passed after a motion moved by the Deputy Leader, Mr. Afolabi Atolagbe and seconded by […]

Reps committees get 21 days to produce PIB, others

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal, gave marching orders to the committees of the House handling critical bills and other assignments on Tuesday to produce their reports within 21 days. One of the reports is on the controversial Petroleum Industry Bill, which has yet to come out 19 months after an […]

Igbo Reps oppose honour for ‘Black scorpion’, Adekunle

Benjamin Adekunle sending out a radio signal in Ikot Okpora during the civil war of 1967-70

The memories of the Nigerian Civil War came alight on Tuesday as some members of the House of Representatives from the South-East geopolitical zone disregard a call to honour the late Gen. Benjamin Adekunle‎. The members bluntly refused to observe a minute of silence for Adekunle, a civil war hero nicknamed “Black scorpion” for his […]

B’Haram: Why we must crush them before dialogue – Mark

david marks

The President of the Senate, David Mark On Tuesday urged the Federal Government to crush the Boko Haram sect before resorting to dialogue. He said there was no longer room for anyone to pretend because Nigeria was at war with a group whose ideology was alien to our customs and traditions. Mark said this in […]

Senate: Why We Haven’t Considered Jonathan’s $1 billion Loan Request

The Senate

. Says legislation on PIB nearing conclusion Omololu Ogunmade in Abuja Two months after President Goodluck Jonathan asked the Senate to approve $1 billion loan request for the upgrading of military equipment, the National Assembly monday explained why it didn’t reconvene during its eight-week recess to consider the request. Briefing journalistsmonday ahead of tuesday’s resumption, […]

Hard nuts await legislators as NASS resumes


THE National Assembly on July 17, 2014 embarked on its annual vacation to allow the legislators have some rest after hectic legislative assignments. It also afforded them the opportunity to consult with their constituents, oil their political wheels ahead of the 2015 general elections as well as commission their constituency projects. By Johnbosco Agbakwuru Before […]

#OgbeniWellDone! Osun Last on Federal Allocation But First in Poverty Reduction In Nigeria

Mid Term Report 2015 - Osun is last on federal allocated revenue

Thumbs up for the unusual Governor of Osun for the first 6 months (JAN. – June) of 2014. The Federal Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) responsible for the distribution of revenue accruing to the nation’s purse did a mid term report of what each state in the Nigerian Federation have collected in the first six months […]

Control of Ebola: Reps want Sept 22 schools’ resumption date changed

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal

The House of Representatives said on Tuesday that a postponement of the September 22 resumption date for private and public primary/secondary schools in the country was likely. It explained that it had directed its Committee on Education to take “another look” at the date in view of the fact that the outbreak of the Ebola […]

Impeachment: AL-Makura Finally Meets Jonathan Behind Closed Door, Explains His Mission


Governor Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State on Friday met with President Goodluck Jonathan behind closed door at the Presidential Villa over the recent bloody clashes in the state. The governor dismissed fresh plot by the Nasarawa State House of Assembly to remove him from office after an impeachment panel exonerated him of the charges leveled […]

Impeachment: Why We Refused To Honour Al-Makura’s Peace And Security Meeting – Nasarawa Lawmakers Give Reasons

Gov. Al-Makura of Nasarawa state

Members of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly said they will not attend the peace and security meeting initiated by Gov. Umaru Al-Makura. The governor is convoking the meeting to find lasting solution to the security challenges bedevilling the state. Mr Mohammed Baba-Ibaku, the Chairman, House Committee on Information, Security and Special Duties, stated this […]

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