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Newspaper Headlines: N’assembly to consider life pension for senate president, speaker

Newspaper Headlines: N’assembly to consider life pension for senate president, speaker
February 24
06:12 2022

The voting process for the amendment to some sections of the 1999 constitution (as amended) by the national assembly dominated the cover pages of the Nigerian newspapers.

The Nation says the national assembly will commence the process of voting to change some aspects of the 1999 constitution. Moshood Adeoti, Osun governorship aspirant, has approached the court to declare him as the winner of the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election, the newspaper reports.

 

The Punch reports that a move by the national assembly to grant life pension for its presiding officers has sparked outrage among civil society groups. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) said $1.04 billion was spent on petrol importation in 2021, the newspaper reports.

 

Daily Trust says President Muhammadu Buhari has endorsed Abdullahi Adamu, senator representing Nasarawa west, for the APC chairmanship position. Lucky Irabor, chief of defence staff, reports that 80 percent of armed forces personnel are currently deployed across the 36 states on police duties, the newspaper reports

 

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The Guardian says the federal executive council has approved contracts worth N58 billion for roads and humanitarian projects. The newspaper says a source in the presidency disclosed that Buhari will sign the revised electoral act amendment bill.

Daily Sun says the national assembly has proposed immunity for judges and legislators in the amendment of the 1999 constitution. The newspaper reports that two persons were killed during the ward congress of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun.

 

 

 

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1 Comment

  1. Stan
    Stan February 24, 13:41

    So, at a time like this when the country is financially bankrupt, heavily indebted and desperately searching for means to cut her expenditures, including considering laying off a good number of federal workers, what is most important to lawmakers is how to sink their hands deeper into the national cake for life. This shows how completely selfish and disconnected they are from the masses. How many civil servants in their entire 35 years of service can boast of their total 35 year salary equaling the annual salary and entitlements of a federal lawmaker? The relationship between the ruling elites and the masses of this country is fast deteriorating into that of master – slave relationship.

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