Saturday, September 22, 2018

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    Saraki: Buhari’s government treats the legislature in an unacceptable manner

Saraki: Buhari’s government treats the legislature in an unacceptable manner

Senate President Bukola Saraki has accused the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari of treating the national assembly with contempt.He said this on Monday, while responding to the criticism of Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC).The senate president also seized the opportunity to respond to some of the allegations which Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, had earlier [...]

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    Saraki asks executive to send supplementary budget for fuel subsidy payments

Saraki asks executive to send supplementary budget for fuel subsidy payments

Senate President Bukola Saraki says for the sake of transparency, the executive should send a supplementary budget for fuel subsidy payments.The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) had said the landing cost of petrol is N171 as against the official retail price of N145.This implies that the corporation pays N40.70 as subsidy on every litre of petrol imported into the country in [...]

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    $1bn security fund: Senators angry they were not consulted, says Saraki

$1bn security fund: Senators angry they were not consulted, says Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki says some senators are angry they were not consulted over the $1 billion approved for the procurement of security equipment in the country.On Wednesday, Mansur Dan-Ali, minister of defence, said President Muhammadu Buhari approved the sum of $1 billion for the purchase of equipment for the military.Speaking in Jos, Plateau state, on Saturday, Saraki said it [...]

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    Dogara: Executive rarely returns legislature’s offer of cooperation

Dogara: Executive rarely returns legislature’s offer of cooperation

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says the "executive hardly reciprocates national assembly's gesture of cooperation".He said this, on Tuesday, at the 16th Commonwealth speakers and presiding officers’ conference, African region, in Abuja.Dogara said for good governance to thrive in Africa, there must be cooperation and collaboration between the legislature and the executive.He urged legislature across Africa to [...]

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    It will be suicidal to threaten Saraki, Dogara, says Osinbajo

It will be suicidal to threaten Saraki, Dogara, says Osinbajo

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo says it will be suicidal to threaten Senate President Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives.Osinbajo said this jocularly while speaking at the conference of speakers and presiding officers of the Commonwealth in Abuja on Tuesday.Declaring the event open, the acting president said the media focus too much on the conflict between [...]

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    Garba Shehu: Rift between executive, legislature will soon be resolved

Garba Shehu: Rift between executive, legislature will soon be resolved

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, says the rift between the executive and the senate will soon be resolved.He said this known on Wednesday while interacting with state house correspondents.The senate on Tuesday resolved to suspend the consideration of all the nominees which the executive sends to it for confirmation.This followed the comment of Acting [...]

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    Senate to review two out of four bills rejected by executive

Senate to review two out of four bills rejected by executive

The senate has resolved to constitute a conference committee to consider the observations raised in two bills rejected by the executive.On February 22, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo refused to give assent to four bills.The bills are Dangerous Drug Amendment Bill, 2016; National Lottery Bill, 2016; Currency Conversion Freezing Order Amendment Bill, 2016, and Agricultural Credit Scheme Bill, 2016.Osinbajo had explained [...]

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    Saraki has made tremendous impact on this country, says Buhari

Saraki has made tremendous impact on this country, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has described Senate President Bukola Saraki as "one of the most influential politicians of our time”.In a statement issued by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, on Monday, Buhari felicitated with the senate president on the occasion of his 54th birthday.“In a goodwill message to the celebrant, the president describes the senate president as ‘one of the most influential [...]

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    Senate replies SGF: You’re comparing apples and oranges

Senate replies SGF: You’re comparing apples and oranges

Comparing the resignation of a speaker in 1999 over certificate scam to the allegation of forgery of senate rules is like comparing an apple with an orange, the senate has said.Aliyu Abdullahi, senate spokesman, was reacting to the statement of Babachir Lawal, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), that the Senate President Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, should [...]

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    Executive loses control over judiciary budget

Executive loses control over judiciary budget

An Abuja Federal High Court on Monday declared as "unconstitutional" the control and disbursement of funds meant for the judiciary by the executive arm of government.Justice Ahmed Mohammed ordered that money belonging to the judiciary in the consolidated revenue of the federation must be "fully paid directly" to the National Judicial Council (NJC).Mohammed was delivering judgment in the case brought [...]

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