OrderPaperToday – Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, has solicited the support of the British parliament in establishing Radio and  television stations for the National Assembly.

In a similar development, Senate President Bukola Saraki has pledged to collaborate with the United Kingdom towards deepening the Nigeria’s democracy and strengthening the ties that exists between both countries.

Dogara said the establishment of the media outfits in the parliament would enable Nigerians to assess and access activities of their elected representatives as the stations when established will transmit proceedings live from the two chambers.

The Speaker according to statement by his spokesman, Turaki Hassan, said the media stations were in line with the legislative agenda of the House and its commitment to encourage citizen participation in governance.

Dogara who said these when he received members of the International Development Committee of United Kingdom’s Parliament in his office on Thursday, also disclosed that the House had set up the Nigeria-British Parliamentary Friendship Group as part of measures  to strengthen the relationship between the two parliaments.

The Speaker also told the UK Lawmakers that the House of Representatives had begun the process of amending over 130 laws of the country to meet the contemporary realities of governance with the support of the Department For International Development (DFID).

Speaking earlier, Leader of the delegation, Hon. Stephen Twigg, said they were in the National Assembly to understudy the parliament and seek areas of partnership.

Meanwhile, a statement from the office of the senate president said Saraki told the group led by Twigg to assist the country in building the capacity of Nigerian legislators and their aides in order to boost their skills.

He said: “I will appeal to you (UK) through DFID to also focus on the legislative arm of government because the changes that we want to happen in this country will depend largely on what we do here in the parliament.
“One of the things we have realized apart from the macro economic factors is the quality of our laws as regards to doing business.
“One of the first things we did in the Senate is to look at our existing laws and see how they are in sync with the ease of doing business.”

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  1. OPEN LETTER TO G7, NIGERIAN NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, G20, DR MUHAMMADU BUHARI AND ALL AFRICAN PRESIDENTS.
    This is the truth about how Redeemed Church did atrocities to us to gain the Vice President seat and Lagos State Governor seat.

    Assistant Comptroller of Customs Alhaji Umaru, who released the empty container of motorcycles under the Letter of Credit (L/C) out of the bonded terminal, and all other suspects confessed that they had committed the crime. However, CP Lagos State then Mr Akpoyibo, who retired as DIG and is a member of Redeemed Church, diverted our criminal case file by ordering Panti to send the file to Lagos State DPP instead of charging them to criminal court.

    Mrs Ogungbesan and Alakija who handled the file are the family members of Redeemed Church. They crashed the credibility of Nigerian Custom and Police with their legal advice (dated 8 July 2009, signed by Mrs Ogungbesan) which hurt our country’s relationship with G20, especially G7, and corruptly hid the main culprits’ names of Nigerian Customs staff (Hausa/Fulani/Yoruba tribes – Assistant Controller of Custom Bapetel Umaru, Shuaibu D. Aliyu, Mrs Onota I.S.), saying that all the suspects Nigerian Police indicted for conspiracy and stealing should be set free, and that there is no evidence against those suspects of stealing. They ignored the power of sophisticated security in L/C that makes it impossible for the consignee and his financial bank to receive or accept an empty container. Up till date their advice stands as a disaster to the Nigerian judiciary.

    Shola Oladejo who rented a part of our house at No.17C, Drive 4, Princess and Princess Estate, Abuja, has refused to pay his rent. From my investigation, I discovered he is a member of REDEEMED CHURCH. He is planning to cause havoc with my worker, which will lead to go to court where they often use to confiscate our properties.

    My facebook friends and IG, help to call Shola Oladejo (08137440637, 08028161963) to leave our house immediately with the money he is owing us. Redeemed Church members are acting like a terrorist organization. They are worse than Asahara Shoko.

    Redeemed Christian Church went ahead to conspire with Mrs Obianyor our devilish neighbor to set gas and chemical to burn my Japanese family inside our house. In their bid to please Hausa/Fulani who started these atrocities with some Yoruba Mulims inside Nigerian Customs when Alhaji Tinubu was Lagos state Governor and Osinbajo, a pastor of Redeemed Christian Church, was the Attorney General of Lagos State. Osinbajo is currently VP of Nigeria.

    This setup of atrocities against us spread to all our investments in Nigeria.
    – Our guest house in my own village Umu Okwaraji in Nkwerre, Imo State is in trouble with Late Anele CHAIRMAN of Abia State National Union of Road Transport Workers and his company, while Orji Uzo Kalu was the Governor Of Abia State then. Late Gani Fawehinmi Chambers was our counsel when Gani (SAN) was alive.

    – Our 12 plots of land in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, for mini estate which was organized by an old Anambra man, C.N. Ogamba, of No.290, Aba Road, Port Harcourt. Barr Nwokorie is handling it.

    – Our house in Abuja organized and bought on our behalf by Union Homes is in trouble. Our counsel is S.I. Ameh (SAN).

    – Our own living house in Lagos was set ablaze by Mrs Obianyor and Redeemed Church members. Lagos State judiciary covered mainly by Redeemed Church members are defending the arsonists.

    – We went to court for civil suit (No.FHC/L/CS/388/2007) against Nigerian Customs and others. D.I. Osuala is our counsel. Our suit was handled by Federal High Court Chief Judge Abutu (rtd.). Archibong took over and adjourned for trial early 2012, but was transferred. Justice Mohammed Yunusa from Borno State took over. I Anacho saw open wickedness of hell fire of injustice. This was more than marginalizing. It was a complete terror from Justice Yunusa.

    Only our lands in Ibeju Lekki are not in trouble yet. Maybe when they want to develop it.

    Alhaji Fashola took over from Alhaji Tinubu as the Lagos State Governor. Their atrocities diverted our goods in Lagos State. Our rented warehouse was broken and thousands of marine engines and motorcycles, worth more than million dollars according to exchange rate then, were taken away. kindly read the full details on our page. Anacho nnojap https://www.facebook.com/anachonnojap/photos/pcb.1075899272475057/1075898955808422/?type=3&theater

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