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NDDC: I was sacrificed for vetoing Obasanjo – Na’Abba

Alhaji Ghali Umar Na'Abba and his colleagues

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Ghali Umar Na’Abba, who served between 1999 and 2003 said that he was politically sacrificed for daring the government of President Olusegun Obasanjo by leading the Green Chambers to override the veto power of the President for the establishment of the Niger …

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NHIS-gate: Return my N250m – Reps member told

Prof Usman Yusuf and Prof Isaac Adewole...NHIS

*I will expose the deal if my money is not returned Embattled Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Yusuf Usman, in a bid to keep his position following his suspension over several allegations and petitions of corruption and gross misconduct levelled against him approached the House …

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Reps order Permanent Secretary to refund N3.935m within 48 hours

Nigerian House of Reps gives Permanent Secretary order

*June 2016 order revisited by House By Sandra Onyekwere House of Representatives Committee on Public Account, Tuesday, gave the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Transportation, Mr. Sabiu Zakari, 48 hours to pay back N3.935million into government coffers or face the wrath of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). This …

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Reps swaddle again in murky sports federation election matter

Solomon Dalung with Ministry staff face new AFN pressures

*As some presidents head to court to stop election By Olajide Fashikun House of Representatives’ Committee on Sports, like a swine that will not leave the stye, is swaddling again in the murky waters of the controversial sports federation election. This time around, they have set up a committee to …

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Carry on with your reform, House of Representatives tell Dalung

Nigerian House of Reps gives Permanent Secretary order

*How Nigerians hit Representatives to submission *By Sandra Onyekwere, Olayinka Elebute, Oluwole Francis In what seems like a monumental victory for the ongoing sports reform the outbursts of the House of Representatives may seem to have been shelved with the Green Chambers giving the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, …

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I know nothing about N182m contract  -Dalung

Solomon Dalung...new AFN storm in his cup of tea

*Denies House of Representatives’ summon  Youth and Sports Minister, Barrister Solomon Dalung, has denied any knowledge of a contract worth N182m contract scandal said to be awarded by the then Ministry of Youths on 27th November 2013. Syndicated newspaper reports credited to the Committee on Public Petitions, House of Representatives …

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Why is the House of Reps dancing in the mud of sports politics?

Nigerian House of Reps gives Permanent Secretary order

*House Committee on Sports and Sports Federations’ Elections From Godwin Kienka In 1990, more than 25 years ago, I published a book titled “Sports Administration in Nigeria” which was generously launched by the inimitable Pillar of Sports of blessed memory, Bashorun Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola. In the prologue, after enumerating some …

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Sports federation: House of Representatives go mad again with sick motion

Nigerian House of Representatives...gone mad again over sports federation elections

*Demands reversal of dissolution of federations *Misled by desperate sacked federation bosses By Olajide Fashikun Nigeria’s Green chambers, the House of Representatives, may have gone mad again with their demand that the ministry of youths and sports development should recall all members of the boards of the 42 sports federations …

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House of Representatives to probe Abdulrasheed Maina’s PRTT

Abdulrasheed Maina...lies manufactured against him died on the anvil of truth

*Good efforts in right direction – Hon Ngozika Ihuoma House of Representatives Tuesday resolved to probe the activities of the Alhaji Abdulrasheed Maina led Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, between 2010 and 2013. Specifically, the House seeks to probe the utilisation of about N200billion recovered by the Task Force, during …

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Budget padding: Prosecute thieves of N481billion – SERAP tells Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari...SERAP wants prosecution of budget padders

  *DSS, EFCC have completed investigations *NASS Principal officers must face prosecution now By Sandra Onyekwere Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari requesting him “to use his good offices and leadership position to urgently instruct security and anti-corruption agencies to forward …

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