President Obama met on Capitol Hill several of Democrats Senators and Representatives, including the minority whips of the House of Representatives and of the Senate. Obama is working together with his Congressmen to try to work out a strategy to save the law on health insurance, renamed Obamacare. In fact, until now Obamacare has survived thanks to the presidential veto power, but by January 20 will no longer be possible. A meeting, similar to the one that Obama had today, was also made by the Republicans, under the guidance of Vice-President Mike Pence. In this meeting the Republicans choose, on the advice of the President of the Commission for the Budget of the Senate, Mike Enzi, to scrap Obamacare with a procedure that requires a simple majority. In fact, the Republicans can count on a majority in both houses of Congress.
The House of Representatives yesterday raised an alarm that some members of the Boko Haram sect are hiding within some villages in Monguno, Marte and Nganzai local government areas of Borno State. The lawmakers, while adopting a motion by Rep Mohammed Tahir Monguno (APC, Borno), said due to the development, the Nigerian Armed Forces found it difficult to flush out members of the sect from the areas. The House said the action has adversely affected the amenities for the people of Monguno.