A pressure group in the House of Representatives, The Patriots, has invited the front runners for the speakership of the 8th House of Representatives, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila, and Mr. Yakubu Dogara, to a debate to speak before members on their programmes for the incoming legislature.
The group, which draws membership across all political parties, is made up of about 100 lawmakers.
The group claims that its mission is not to market a particular contestant but to set “parameters” for the emergence of a speaker, capable of managing the affairs of the 8th House.
Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia on Tuesday announced the dissolution of the state Executive Council (EXCO) of the former Gov. Theodore Orji administration.
Okezie announced this in a statewide broadcast in Umuahia and thanked members of the EXCO ‘’for a job well done over the years”.
He directed the former commissioners to hand over to the permanent secretaries of their ministries by the close of business on Wednesday.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency says it has formally served the Senator-elect for Ogun East Senatorial district, Buruji Kashamu, a notice by the United States government, demanding his extradition for drug-trafficking offences.
The service was said to have been made on June 1 in suit number FHC/ABJ/CS/479/2015 with a copy made available to the Chief Judge, Federal High Court.
The agency has been at loggerheads with the Ijebu-born politician over an attempt to facilitate his extradition to the US.
Service chiefs briefed President Muhammadu Buhari on the security situation in the country on Tuesday.
The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Usman Jubrin, made this known to newsmen in Abuja.
Jubrin told State House Correspondents after the closed door meeting that the meeting, the first with the president since his inauguration on May 29, was successful.
“Since he was inaugurated as the President and Commander in Chief, this is the first time that we are formally meeting him to give a general security briefing of the country and that went very well.’’
Ekiti State governor,Mr Ayo Fayose has formally written a letter to President, Mohammadu Buhari asking to be given privilege of nominating a minister who will represent Ekiti State in the federal executive council.
In a letter he personally signed dated 31st May 2015, Fayose said his request was based on the constitutional provision that every state in the federation would have its representative in FEC.