Thursday, May 24, 2018

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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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    Nothing like ‘padding’ in legislative engagement, says presidency

Nothing like ‘padding’ in legislative engagement, says presidency

The presidency, on Tuesday, said that the 2016 budget was not padded.Ita Enang,  senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on national assembly affairs, said this while speaking with journalists in Abuja on Tuesday.He spoke in response to allegations of "budget padding" against the leadership of the federal house of representatives by Abdulmumin Jibrin, former chairman of the house appropriations committee.“I [...]

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    Enang: It’s unfair to criticise Buhari… he has given many appointments to the south

Enang: It’s unfair to criticise Buhari… he has given many appointments to the south

Ita Enang, senior special assistant (SSA) to the president on national assembly matters (senate), says it is unfair to accuse President Muhammadu Buhari of lopsidedness in terms of appointments.Buhari has distanced himself from nepotism, vowing not to marginalise any section in the country.However, the discussions on pro-north appointments were rekindled following the announcement of Maikanti Baru as group managing director of [...]

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    Presidential adviser Enang apologises to senate over AGF row

Presidential adviser Enang apologises to senate over AGF row

Ita Enang, senior special assistant to the president on legislative matters (senate), has apologised to the senate over the comments of the representative of the attorney-general of the federation at a meeting with the committee on judiciary, human rights and legal matters.Tendering the apology while fielding questions from journalists in Abuja on Friday, Enang said it was wrong for Okoi Obono-Obla, [...]

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    Senate confirms 2 separate budget versions

Senate confirms 2 separate budget versions

Controversy continue in the red chamber of the national assembly on Thursday, when two different versions of the federal budget were discovered.The 2016 budget presented to the national assembly on December 22, 2015 by President Muhammadu Buhari was discovered to be missing on Tuesday.Senate President Bukola Saraki maintained on Thursday that the budget was never missing, he said Ita Enang, special [...]

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    THE QUESTION: Will Saraki fight Buhari by frustrating his ministerial nominees?

THE QUESTION: Will Saraki fight Buhari by frustrating his ministerial nominees?

The major task before the senate on Wednesday is the screening of ministerial nominees. President Muhammadu Buhari's insistence on a September deadline means Wednesday is the D-Day for the unveiling of the president's cabinet.Already, Saraki has urged his colleagues to avoid "unnecessary politicking" with the list. In his welcome address at the senate on the first day at plenary after [...]

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    Mark: I joined politics to serve God

Mark: I joined politics to serve God

David Mark, outgoing president of the Nigerian senate, says he joined politics in order to serve God and humanity.He described himself as a team player, saying he shows deference to his colleagues at the red chamber.Speaking on Wednesday at a thanksgiving service organised in his honour by the Christian Legislators Fellowship International, Mark said he joined politics in order to [...]

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    Mass defection looms in Akwa Ibom PDP

Mass defection looms in Akwa Ibom PDP

This is not the best of times for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Akwa Ibom state, as its influential members are threatening to pull out of the party over what they described as undemocratic acts of Godswill Akpabio, the governor of the state.The aggrieved members include 22 governorship aspirants, known as G22, all the senators from the state; the [...]

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