Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, says the 9th National Assembly would rather have a rubber stamp that brings progress than otherwise.
The Speaker was reacting to accusations that the 9th assembly was a rubber stamp waiting to perform the biddings of the executive.
Speaking on Sunday in Lagos while speaking at the ”Gbaja 2019 End of the Year Grassroots Empowerment Programme”, Gbajabiamila said;
The presidency has said that the federal government’s plan to regulate the social media, is aimed at protecting the minority and vulnerable groups.
According to the presidency, the aim is not for the Buhari administration to shrink the media space and voices of dissent.
Presidential Spokesman, Garba Shehu made this known while speaking in Abuja during a dinner organized by the Press Corps of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC.
A statement by retired General,
Theophilus Danjuma about some hidden things he knows about the country that could give Nigerians sleepless nights has continued to stir the reaction of many.
During a book launch in Ibadan, Oyo state, Danjuma, a former minister of defence was quoted to have said; “If I tell you what I know that is happening in Nigeria today, you will no longer sleep.
Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, National President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has said that many unqualified persons now teach in universities in the country.
The ASUU national president said this on Sunday while lamenting about the recruitment system in universities around the country.
19 inmates have been released from the Kuje Correctional Centre by the Presidential Committee on Correctional Services Reform and Decongestion.
According to Justice Ishaq Bello, Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory
High Court, heading the committee, the freedom granted the inmates was in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration resolve to decongest custodial centers across the federation.
The Presidency has reacted to claims by some quarters that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration has been hijacked and now being run by a power-hungry cabal.
However, according to the presidency, there is no president that can operate alone without having a team of close confidants.
Christian leaders in Nigeria’s North under the auspices of Nothern States Christian Elders Forum (NOSCEF), have asked President Muhammadu to give Dapchi schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu to the Christian community as Christmas gift.
According to the Northern Christian
Elders, the federal government has the “wherewithal and the competency” to effect the release of Miss Sharibu who has been held by the Boko Haram insurgents since abduction, 2018
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has reduced the withdrawal charge for automated teller machines (ATM) from N65 to N35.
This is made known in a document entitled, ‘Guide to Bank Charges’ released by the apex bank, on Sunday, stating that, the N65 fee will be imposed on customers after the third withdrawal within the same month.
The federal government has reacted to reports that Nigeria has been placed on the US Special Watch-List (SWL) for countries that allow severe violations of religious freedom.
Mike Pompeo, US secretary of state, on Friday, announced that Nigerian, Cuba, Nicaragua and Sudan are part of the countries that tolerate severe religious violations.
However, in a statement on Sunday, Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, said the US was misled has been misled by the propaganda