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Senate President Lawan Thinks The Call For Lawmakers’ Pay Cut Is ‘Misplaced’— Read Why

Nigeria’s Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has challenged Nigerians to a debate on the real essence of the National Assembly in relation to the salaries of the members, which many consider to be bogus. Lawan who spoke while flagging off the two-day retreat for top management of National Assembly and the National Assembly Service Commission at Transcorp Hilton…

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Desmond Elliot Reacts After Criticism Over Comment On Youths And Social Media

Desmond Elliot has reacted to the backlash that trailed his comments on youths and social media which he made during a plenary at the Lagos state House of Assembly last week. In a viral video that captured the Surulere lawmaker’s submission on the Lagos unrest, he addressed the youths as children and opined that social media…

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Desmond Elliot Under Fire For Addressing Role Of Social Media In #EndSARS Unrest

Desmond Elliot has come under fire once again for charging a “change in narrative” as regards the way some unruly behavior is displayed on social media. The actor became a trending topic on Twitter on Thursday after a video showing the moment the legislator condemned the Lagos House of Assembly on the ‘hate’ train he claimed were being pushed by…

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Desmond Elliot Clears The Air On Lawmakers Sponsoring Social Media Bill: ‘I Never Said That’

Desmond Elliot wants to set the record straight on claims that lawmakers are working on a bill to regulate social media. Twitter was sent into a frenzy after an unconfirmed report disclosed that the Lagos Assembly is trying to pass a social bill in order to downplay the shooting of #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki toll gate. The 46-year-old…

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#EndSARS Protesters Storm National Assembly, Demand To See Lawmakers | #EndSWAT

#EndSARS movement on Thursday resumed with Abuja protesters storming the National Assembly and demanding to see the Senate President Ahmed Lawan and the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Femi Gbajabiamila. The protesters in their numbers marched to the complex displaying placards lamenting extra-judicial killings and demanding justice for victims of police brutality. In videos being shared on…

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Akpabio Says Lawmakers Are Awarded Most Of NDDC Contracts

On Monday July 20, The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, accused National Assembly members of being awarded most contracts from the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The Minister made the claims during the ongoing public hearing held by members of the House of Representatives committee on NDDC’s financial misappropriation. Akpabio had been invited by the lawmakers…

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13 More Lawmakers Contract Coronavirus In Imo State

On Tuesday, Imo State Government announced that additional 13 lawmakers of the state House of Assembly have tested positive for the novel coronavirus also known as COVID-19. The new cases were confirmed barely six days after a lawmaker, whose identity was not released, tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the state. Professor Maurice Iwu, the chairman…

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Five Gombe Lawmakers Contract Coronavirus As State’s Toll Reaches 217

According to SaharaReporters, five out of the 24 members of the Gombe State House of Assembly have tested positive for COVID-19. Chairman of the task force, Prof Idris Mohammed, stated this in Gombe on Monday while updating newsmen on the situation of the pandemic in the state. According to him, the lawmakers whose identities were…

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House Of Reps Reportedly Resolve To Order 400 Exotic Cars After Rejecting Nigerian Brands

According to online reports, the House of Representatives has resolved to acquire Toyota Camry 2020 model for members as official cars, otherwise called utility vehicles. Although the 2020 Toyota model has yet to arrive in the country, it is expected to be costlier. During a close-door meeting, the lawmakers were said to have rejected Nigerian…

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Senator Dino Melaye Makes Nollywood Debut Alongside Segun Arinze and Others

Dino Melaye, embattled lawmaker representing Kogi west senatorial district, has made his Nollywood debut in ‘Equity Unbound’, a television series, alongside other prominent actors. The Kogi-born politician and senator was on Friday unveiled as lead character of the film, hours after losing his seat at the appeal court. Melaye is expected to feature alongside Dan Nwanyanwu,…

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