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BREAKING: Dantata Backs Transition To Parliamentary System Of Govt

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Elder statesman, Alhaji Aminu Dantata has thrown his weight behind the move to transition from a presidential system of government to a parliamentary system.

Dantata, while speaking on the development on Thursday, said the parliamentary system is better than the presidential system of government because it is cheaper.

The nonagenarian stated this when some members of the House of Representatives spearheading the transition move paid him a consultation visit at his Kano residence.

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Recall that the House of Representatives has passed, for the first reading, the bill seeking to transform the presidential system of government into a parliamentary system.

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Titled ”The Bills proposing constitutional alterations for a transition to a parliamentary system of government,” it was sponsored by sixty lawmakers and read for the first time during Wednesday’s plenary in Abuja.

Briefing newsmen after plenary, the spokesperson of the sixty-member group, Hon. Abdussamad Dasuki (Sokoto, PDP), said that the proposed alterations, when passed, would significantly impact the national political landscape.

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According to him, over the years, the imperfections of the Presidential System of Government have become glaring to all, despite several alterations to the constitution to address the shortcomings of a system that has denied the nation the opportunity to attain its full potential.

He said among these imperfections are the high cost of governance, leaving fewer resources for crucial areas like infrastructure, education, and healthcare, and consequently hindering the nation’s development progress, and the excessive powers vested in the members of the executive, who are appointees and not directly accountable to the people.

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He further noted that the bills presented seek a return to the system of government adopted by our founders, which made governance accountable, responsible, responsive, and ultimately less expensive.

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Dasuki explained that with the presentation of these bills, the House hopes to ignite and provoke a national conversation about the future of the Nigerian governance system, to ensure robust public debates, stakeholder consultations, expert analyses, and a thorough and informed decision-making process, to raise awareness about the significant development and to encourage constructive dialogue on the potential implications of these proposed constitutional alterations.

“Today, we stand on the cusp of history, as lawmakers across party affiliations and regional backgrounds come together to present bills proposing Constitutional Alterations that seek a transition to Parliamentary System of Government.

“These bills, seeking to alter the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999, advocate a transition from the current presidential system to a parliamentary system at all levels – federal, state, and local government.”

 

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Troops Ambush Terrorists On Transit To Cause Havoc In Kaduna, Neutralize Two

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Troops of the Nigerian Army have neutralized two terrorists and recovered arms in Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

Director Army Public Relations, Major General Onyema Nwachukwu, who made this known in a statement on Sunday, April 14, 2024, said the terrorists were on transit to cause havoc in the area.

Nigerian Army troops deployed for Counter- terrorism Counter-insurgency operations in the North West on Saturday 13 April 2024 successfully ambushed and neutralized two terrorists transiting with arms in Kaduna,” the statement read.

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The operation, which took place in Rafin Sariki Village of Giwa Local Government Area, was a prompt response to actionable intelligence on the presence of terrorists transiting with a sack containing weapons.

“The troops laid in ambush for the terrorists and engaged them in a gun battle, that neutralized two of the terrorists. The gallant troops also recovered one AK-47 rifle, 52 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, and one locally fabricated revolver frame.

“The Nigerian Army remains committed to ensuring the safety and security of the citizenry and the nation in general.

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“The NA will thus, continue to take decisive actions against terrorists activities in the region.”

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Video: Moment Pastor Enenche Sent Lady Away For Giving False Testimony On The Altar

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A video of popular Nigerian clergyman, Paul Eneche, calling out a woman for sharing a false testimony has made the rounds on social media.

The woman who attends his church in Abuja was on the altar to share her testimony of how God made her the “only graduate in her family.”

Worried by her command of English. the cleric asked the lady what degree did graduated with and she said ‘’Law”. Prodding further, the cleric asked her what kind of Law degree, the lady answered ‘’B.Sc in Law”

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He asked that the lady leave the altar and warned his members never to come to the altar to lie about a “testimony.”

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JUST IN: DSS Arrests El-Rufai’s Political Ally Over Post On Gov Sani

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Aisha Galadima, a strong political ally of the former governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has been arrested in Kaduna.

The arrest, a source told DAILY POST, was connected to a post on her Facebook page, criticizing Governor Uba Sani.

The female politician was picked up by the operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS, from her residence on Sunday afternoon.

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The development was confirmed by one of her brothers, who said, “Aisha has just been arrested by DSS at her Tudun Wada residence in Kaduna.”

 

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