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Reps call for proposals as they begin constitution review

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The House of Representatives has commenced the process to further review the 1999 Constitution (as amended).

Already its Special Committee on the Review of the 1999 Constitution has requested the general public, executive and judicial arms of government, civil society organisations, professional bodies and other interest groups to submit proposals or memorandums to its secretariat.

The Deputy Speaker and Chairman of the committee, Ahmed Wase, called for proposals relating to the federal structure and power devaluation, local government autonomy, fiscal federalism, revenue allocation, Nigeria Police and security architecture and judicial reforms.

They also want memorandums in the area of electoral reforms to strengthen the Independent National Electoral Commission to deliver transparent, credible, free and fair elections; socio-economic and cultural rights as contained in Chapter 2 of the constitution.

This, they said, would strengthen the independence of oversight institutions, immunity, state creation, National Assembly and others “that will promote good governance and welfare of all persons.”

Wase, in a statement issued on Tuesday by his Chief Press Secretary, Umar Puma, titled ‘Constitution review: Reps commences process, calls for memoranda,’ said the committee would focus on issues regarding immunity, state creation, National Assembly and other matters that would promote good governance and welfare of all persons, residency and indigenous provision.

The House had on October 15, 2020, inaugurated the committee to process all bills seeking alterations to the provision of the constitution.

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BREAKING : JAMB fixes dates for 2024 UTME registration, examination

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BREAKING : JAMB fixes dates for 2024 UTME registration, examination

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced dates for the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination’s (UTME) sale of application documents, registration and the actual examination.

This is contained in a statement signed by Dr Fabian Benjamin – JAMB Public Communication Advisor (PAC), which was obtained by PlatinumPost on Wednesday in Abuja.

It reads in full: “Based on the series of recommendations emanating from a two-day Information Technology (IT) and Management Retreat held between 26th and 28th, November, 2023, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board(JAMB), has fixed 15th January to 26th February, 2024, for the sale of its Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) application document.

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Meanwhile, 7th March, 2024, has been slated for the 2024 MOCK-UTME, while the main UTME will hold from 19th to 29th April, 2024.

Candidates are expected to print their examination slips as from 10th April, 2024.

Candidates are enjoined to take note of these dates and other advisories issued by the Board in relation to the administration of the examination. They are also to visit the Board’s website @www.jamb gov. ng for any other information. ”

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BREAKING: Tinubu gives NASS 31 days to pass 2024 ‘Budget of Renewed Hope’

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BREAKING: Tinubu gives NASS 31 days to pass 2024 ‘Budget of Renewed Hope’

President Bola Tinubu has presented the 2024 Appropriation Bill to the National Assembly, urging lawmakers to expedite its passage by January 1, 2024, to ensure the smooth functioning of his administration.

Themed “Budget of Renewed Hope,” the 2024 budget prioritizes human capital development, poverty reduction, and internal security reforms.

In his address to a joint session of the National Assembly, Tinubu emphasized the importance of timely budget passage, stating, “I urge the National Assembly to ensure the passage of this budget by January 1, 2024, to enable our government to function properly and deliver on its promises to the Nigerian people.”

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The president noted that the 2024 budget proposal allocates significant resources to education, healthcare, and social protection programmes with the aim of addressing the challenges of poverty and inequality that hinder Nigeria’s progress.

President Tinubu also highlighted the need to strengthen the country’s internal security architecture to confront the security threats that have plagued the nation over the years.

Present during the budget presentation were Vice President Kashim Shettima, the Chief of Staff to the President, Femi Gbajabiamila; Secretary to the Government of the Federation, George Akume; Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike; National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Ganjude; amongst others.

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BREAKING: Tinubu storms National Assembly for 2024 budget presentation

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BREAKING: Tinubu storms National Assembly for 2024 budget presentation

The National Assembly Complex is currently under increased security measures in anticipation of President Bola Tinubu’s presentation of the 2024 Appropriation Bill to a joint session of the Senate and House of Representatives at 11 am today.

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Additional armed policemen have been deployed to the various entrances of the complex, including the Main (MOPOL) Gate, the Villa Gate, and the Annex Gates, with strict enforcement of accreditation requirements. Unauthorized individuals are being denied access to the premises.

The typically bustling atmosphere of the National Assembly is notably subdued, marked by restricted human and vehicular traffic, creating a more solemn ambiance than usual.

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