Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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    Ita Enang to lawmakers: Consider the requests before you… Nigerians are crying

Ita Enang to lawmakers: Consider the requests before you… Nigerians are crying

Ita Enang, senior special assistant to the president on national assembly matters (senate), has asked the national assembly to consider the budget of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as soon as it resumes.In an interview with journalist in Abuja on Monday, Enang said Nigerians were crying because the approval for borrowing and other requests before the lawmakers have not been [...]

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    PDP asks national assembly to override Buhari on electoral amendment bill

PDP asks national assembly to override Buhari on electoral amendment bill

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the national assembly to override President Muhammadu Buhari on the electoral act amendment bill.The party made the call in a statement issued by Kola Ologbondiyan, its national publicity secretary.Buhari had declined assent to the bill, citing "some drafting issues that remain unaddressed following the prior revisions to the bill".The PDP, however, said Buhari’s veto did not [...]

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    Electoral act amendment bill still under scrutiny, says Ita Enang

Electoral act amendment bill still under scrutiny, says Ita Enang

Ita Enang, senior special assistant to the president on national assembly matters, says the final copy of the electoral act amendment bill is being "scrutinised thoroughly" by President Muhammadu Buhari.Enang dismissed the allegation that the president has refused to sign the bill, saying "there is no cause for alarm".The bill was transmitted to the president for assent on August 2, [...]

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    Enang to Saraki: We are appealing, not compelling… reconvene n’assembly

Enang to Saraki: We are appealing, not compelling… reconvene n’assembly

Ita Enang, senior special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on national assembly matters, is canvassing for the resumption of the national assembly.Enang said it is not a good time for lawmakers to go on break as there are pending matters that require urgent attention.Senate President Bukola Saraki had announced the recess a few days early, shortly after security operatives laid siege to the [...]

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    Ita Enang: Governors, party leaders made defectors leave APC

Ita Enang: Governors, party leaders made defectors leave APC

Ita Enang, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on national assembly (senate), says a great number of the lawmakers who defected to other political parties from the All Progressives Congress (APC) have indicated that they will campaign for his principal in 2019.On Tuesday, 15 senators and 37 members of the house of representatives left the APC.Speaking with journalists on [...]

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    Enang: Greater part of 2018 budget will be funded through loans

Enang: Greater part of 2018 budget will be funded through loans

Ita Enang, senior special assistant to the president on national assembly matters (senate), says the federal government is working on ways to raise funds for the 2018 budget.Speaking with NAN on Thursday, Enang said all ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) have been directed by President Muhammadu Buhari to activate the country’s economy following the signing of the 2018 budget into [...]

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    New law prescribes single term for VPs who complete president’s tenure

New law prescribes single term for VPs who complete president’s tenure

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law, a bill that prevents a vice-president who completes a president's tenure from contesting twice.Speaking with journalists at Aso Rock on Friday, Ita Enang, senior special assistant on national assembly matters (senate), said the law also applies to a deputy governor who completes the tenure of a governor.“The effect is that having taken the oath [...]

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    ‘Immunity for lawmakers, avoidance of double taxation’ — Buhari signs eight bills into law

‘Immunity for lawmakers, avoidance of double taxation’ — Buhari signs eight bills into law

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday signed eight bills earlier passed by the National Assembly into law.The brief signing ceremony was held inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja.Ita Enang, senior special assistant to the president on national assembly matters (senate), briefed state house correspondents after the president gave assent to the bills.Enang said the bills signed include the Legislative Houses (Powers and [...]

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    Enang: National assembly will get 2018 budget in October

Enang: National assembly will get 2018 budget in October

Nigeria’s 2018 appropriation bill will be submitted to the national assembly in October, Ita Enang, special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on national assembly matters (senate), has said.He said this on Sunday when he appeared at a NAN forum in Abuja.The national assembly had fixed October as the deadline for the submission of the bill.Enang said the federal government was committed [...]

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    Ita Enang commends senate for defending Buhari

Ita Enang commends senate for defending Buhari

Ita Enang, senior special assistant to the president on national assembly matters (senate), has commended the senate for its stance that President Muhammadu Buhari has not violated the law.The senate had described the call for the resignation of Buhari as unjustified, saying the president “has broken no law”.Enang described the senate’s position as “patriotic, commendable and constitutional.”“The senate has always [...]

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    Presidency has no plans to reject 2017 budget, says Enang

Presidency has no plans to reject 2017 budget, says Enang

Ita Enang, senior special assistant to the president on national assembly matters (senate), says the presidency has no plan to reject the 2017 budget.Enang made this known in a statement he issued on Saturday in Abuja.He said the presidency was working within the constitutional time-frame required to process details of the budget.“There is no such plan by it to reject [...]

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    Enang: Osinbajo ‘is president here’ — he’ll assent to budget

Enang: Osinbajo ‘is president here’ — he’ll assent to budget

Ita Enang, special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on national assembly matters, says Acting President Yemi Osinbajo "is now the president here" to assent the 2017 budget.Speaking to state house correspondents after the delivery of the 2017 budget to Osinbajo on Friday, Enang clarified his initial statement that "Mr President will assent the budget"."The budget as passed by the National [...]

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    Enang delivers 2017 budget to Osinbajo for consideration

Enang delivers 2017 budget to Osinbajo for consideration

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has received the official copy of the 2017 appropriation bill. Ita Enang, special adviser to the president on national assembly matters (senate), disclosed this to state house correspondents on Friday.The budget was delivered to the acting president by Enang, who had earlier said the budget will be transmitted to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent.Laolu Akande, special adviser on [...]

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    Confusion as Enang opposes Akande, says ‘Mr President’ will sign 2017 budget

Confusion as Enang opposes Akande, says ‘Mr President’ will sign 2017 budget

The confusion around the assent of 2017 budget is not going away anytime soon as Ita Enang,  special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on national assembly matters, says "Mr President" will sign 2017 budget into law.This is in opposition to a statement made by Laolu Akande, special adviser on media and publicity to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, that his principal [...]

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    Enang: Nigerians should be worried if executive, legislature don’t disagree

Enang: Nigerians should be worried if executive, legislature don’t disagree

‎Ita Enang, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on national assembly matters (senate)‎, says Nigerians should be worried if the executive and legislative arms of government “work hand in gloves”.Addressing state house correspondents on Thursday, Enang said the disagreements ‎between the two arms of government are necessary for democracy to thrive.He said though there could be tension between both [...]

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    MIT prof has accepted NERC job, says presidency

MIT prof has accepted NERC job, says presidency

Akintunde Akinwande, a professor, has accepted his nomination as chairman of the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), the presidency said on Thursday.His absence at the senate for screening, and his non-appearance at the Department of State Services (DSS), had led to reports that he had rejected the appointment.But in a statement issued by Ita Enang, senior special assistant to the [...]

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