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Ag CNA inaugurates Cttee on induction/training programme for coming members of 10th NASS

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Acting Clerk to the National Assembly, CNA, Mr Sani Magaji Tambuwal, has inaugurated the central planning committee on the inauguration/induction programme for members and senators-elect of the 10th National Assembly; and the central planning committee on the payment of severance qllowances to legislators and legislative aides of the 9th National Assembly.

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The CNA said that the induction programmes would serve to initiate new members into their new workplace.

According to him: “They also serve as refresher programmes on legislative practice and procedures for returning members and senators.”

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“This exercise which we are about to embark upon is therefore timely and necessary,” he posited.

Membership of the committee on the inauguration ceremony/induction programme for members-elect of the 10th National Assembly is drawn from National Assembly Management, National Assembly Service Commission (NASC) and National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS).

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Mr Tambuwal reiterated that in choosing members of the two committees, deliberate attempt was made to select very diligent, honest, hardworking officers for the assignment.

He continued: “going by your track records of high performance, I have no doubt that you’ll justify the confidence reposed in you by the top management.”

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He also emphasized that for the avoidance of doubt, the contributions and participation of NILDS officials in the committee was limited to the induction programme.

The Acting CNA recognized, specially, the support and partnership of the Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre (PLAC) during the induction of the 9th National Assembly.

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Read him: “They have already assured me of their maximum collaboration and partnership during the induction programme for members-elect of the 10th National Assembly.”

The acting CNA, however, noted with regrets, over the years, the very high turnover rate of members in every election year.

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“In some cases, up to 70 percent of National Assembly members failed to return after elections. This means that, enormous capacity and experience is thereby lost,” he lamented.

The only way, he suggested to replace this lost knowledge and capacity, was through training and retraining at “every turn of our political history.”

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The central planning committee on the inauguration ceremony/induction programme for members-elect of the 10th National Assembly; and The central planning committee on the payment of severance Allowances to legislators and legislative Aides of the 9th National Assembly is to be chaired by the Deputy Clerk to the National Assembly, Barrister Kamoru Ogunlana.

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Speaker Tunis Pledges Support For ECOFEPA

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By Gloria Ikibah

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Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Dr. Sidie Mohammed Tunis, has pledged his unflinching support for the ECOWAS Female Parliamentarians Association Network ECOFEPA in its attempts to increase participation for self-development in politics and entrepreneurship.

Speaker Tunis who stated this at the formal opening of ECOFEPA Women and Youth Leadership symposium, on the sidelines of the Extraordinary Session of the ECOWAS Parliament in Guinea Bissau, with the theme: Unleashing the potentials of Women and Youth in Politics and Entrepreneurship; asserted that the meeting epitomizes the action stage for women’s involvement in decision-making bodies.

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He also commended ECOFEPA for always beaming their search light on issues that affect women and youth in the ECOWAS Sub-region and for firmly reinforcing the need to mentor the next generation of decision makers to bridge existing gaps and bestow sound political and decision-making legacies to them, reaffirming that until they as Members of Parliament replicate ourselves in the younger generation in multiple dimensions to deliver a democratic system that is anchored on good governance and societal growth and development, they cannot credit themselves for success.

Dr. Tunis acknowledged that the event amplifies ECOFEPA’s deliberate resolve to consistently pursue the dreams of its founding Members and recommend for members of Parliament to track generational transfer of knowledge, skills and all it takes to tackle the challenges of the future ahead.

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In her address, the 2nd Vice President of ECOFEPA, Madam Gabriella Fernandes, commended the ECOWAS Commission for its outstanding support in enhancing the activities of the association to achieve its goals for women’s integration and empowerment in politics.

She said that the resources mobilized by the ECOWAS Commission will allow the association to host its upcoming symposium in Togo March 2023.

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Hon. Fernandes reiterated that the symposium will spark the beginning of efforts to launch their projects and synchronize activities in the areas of leadership and entrepreneurship, which have the propensity to boomerang and catapult women’s advancement into decision-making in the ECOWAS region.

Earlier, the Youth Representative for the West Africa Youth Assembly, Mamadu Djalo, said everyone is aware of the social pressure and barriers that women and youth face daily, in trying to climb up to the political power, and employed men in Africa who control the political powers, to ensure that such power is balanced.

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According to Djalo, Women and youth are very isolated for too long, and that there is need for the men to work together with both youth and Women to fill the sense of belonging, as the deliberation cannot be realistic without the participation of the youth and women.

She therefore called for the creation of a youth parliament in order to give them a voice.

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Again, one injured as container crushes bus in Oshodi

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By Francesca Iwambe

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A 20-ft container crushed a commercial bus in the Oshodi area of Lagos State on Wednesday afternoon, injuring a commercial bus driver.

It was gathered that this is the latest container-related accident experienced in the state in the space of three days.

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Eye witnessed confirmed that Wednesday’s accident at Oshodi was caused by a brake failure.

While the passengers in the bus were said to have escaped without an injury, the same could not be said of the bus driver whose degree of injury could not be ascertained as of press time.

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Eight people were crushed to death by a 20-ft container that fell off a truck in the Ojuelegba area of Lagos on Sunday.

This is coming barely 24 hours after the Ojuelegba tragedy, a 40-ft container fell off another truck in the Dopemu area of the state on Monday, causing traffic on the road.

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Breaking: Chairman, MiddleBelt Forum Commodore Dan Suleiman is dead

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Chairman MiddleBelt Forum, Commodore Dan Suleiman is dead.

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A source close to his family revealed to Naijablitznews.com that the Commodore suddenly fainted in his house and passed on.

Details shortly…

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