Friday, June 14, 2019

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    No more excuses — we’re now FULLY in charge, says Oshiomhole

No more excuses — we’re now FULLY in charge, says Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the ruling party has no reason not to deliver on its electoral promises.Oshiomhole was speaking on Tuesday following the emergence of the party's preferred candidates as winners of the national assembly leadership poll.The candidates anointed by the party and President Muhammadu Buhari swept the polls which held on June [...]

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    How it went: Election of national assembly’s presiding officers

How it went: Election of national assembly’s presiding officers

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    Okorocha denied accreditation, leaves national assembly

Okorocha denied accreditation, leaves national assembly

Rochas Okorocha, former governor of Imo state, has been prevented from participating in the inauguration of the 9th national assembly.The ex-governor had arrived at the national assembly on Tuesday morning and headed straight to the office of Sani Omolori, clerk of the national assembly.After some minutes at Omolori's office, he walked out of the national assembly.Okorocha was said to have [...]

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    Dogara: 8th n’assembly worked under a toxic atmosphere

Dogara: 8th n’assembly worked under a toxic atmosphere

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says the eight national assembly is the most persecuted in Nigeria's history.Speaking during the valedictory session of the lower legislative chamber in Abuja on Thursday, Dogara said the lawmakers worked in a "toxic" atmosphere".He said some of the lawmakers were victims of harassment and incessant arrests over false accusations.The speaker, however, said [...]

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    Many journalists barred from inauguration of incoming lawmakers

Many journalists barred from inauguration of incoming lawmakers

The national assembly management has denied many journalists access to cover the inauguration of the 9th assembly.Out of the over 80 journalists accredited to cover the house of representatives, only 11 were given approval to cover the inauguration.The situation at the senate is similar as most of the journalists were refused access to the event holding Tuesday.The list of the [...]

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    Reps to hold valedictory session Thursday

Reps to hold valedictory session Thursday

The house of representatives will on Thursday hold a valedictory session for the eight assembly led by Yakubu Dogara, the speaker.Patrick Giwa, acting clerk of the lower legislative chamber, disclosed this in a notice to the lawmakers.Giwa said all the lawmakers and invited guests should be seated at 10:30am ahead of the special session billed for 11am."This is to inform [...]

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    Buhari: Adjustment of 2019 budget may affect implementation

Buhari: Adjustment of 2019 budget may affect implementation

President Muhammadu Buhari says the N90 billion which the national assembly added to the 2019 budget may affect its smooth implementation.The president said this on Monday while signing the N8.92trn appropriation bill into law.The federal lawmakers had approved N100 billion as security intervention fund for Zamfara state.Buhari, however, expressed concern over the adjustment in the budget, saying it would make [...]

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    Garba Shehu: N’assembly’s delay in passing Budget 2018 should feature in Guinness records

Garba Shehu: N’assembly’s delay in passing Budget 2018 should feature in Guinness records

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media, says delay in the passage of the 2018 budget by the national assembly should feature in the Guinness Book of Records.Shehu made the comment when he appeared on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme, on Monday.He had been asked to react to reports that the 2018 budget was [...]

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    ‘Many don’t understand our functions’ — Lawan defends N13.5m running cost for senators

‘Many don’t understand our functions’ — Lawan defends N13.5m running cost for senators

Ahmad Lawan, majority leader of the senate, says the N13.5 million running cost for senators is justified as a result of the nature of their works.Addressing journalists in Abuja on Saturday, the Yobe north senator said the money is seen as "jumpo pay" because many people do not understand the lawmakers' functions.Nigerian lawmakers are said to be among the highest [...]

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    Groups urge n’assembly to speedily pass tobacco control regulations

Groups urge n’assembly to speedily pass tobacco control regulations

The Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) and Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth, Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) have asked the leadership of the national assembly to speedily pass the national tobacco control regulations.In a statement co-signed by Akinbode Oluwafemi, deputy executive director of ERA/FoEN, and Oluseun Esan, alliance coordinator of NTCA, the groups pleaded with Bukola Saraki, senate president, and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of [...]

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    Report: EFCC grills n’assembly clerk, seizes his passport

Report: EFCC grills n’assembly clerk, seizes his passport

The Economic and Crimes Commission (EFCC) has interrogated Mohammed Sani-Omolori, clerk of the national assembly, over various issues, including the legislative arm's finances, according to Sahara Reporters.The EFCC reportedly grilled Sani Omolori for about six hours on Thursday after which his international passport was seized.He was said to have been interrogated over how leaders of the 9th national assembly would emerge.The [...]

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    Buhari: My relationship with current n’assembly is not what we deserve

Buhari: My relationship with current n’assembly is not what we deserve

President Muhammadu Buhari says his relationship with the leadership of the current national assembly is not what the country deserves.Speaking on Tuesday during the breaking of fast with the leadership of the national assembly, the president said he hopes to have a better working relationship with the leadership of the incoming 9th national assembly.The president had hosted the leadership of [...]

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    Buhari rejects two more n’assembly bills

Buhari rejects two more n’assembly bills

President Muhammadu Buhari has declined assent to two more bills passed by the national assembly.The bills are the Nigeria Tourism Development Authority Bill and the Nigeria Inland Waterways Authority Bill.This was announced via a letter read during senate plenary on Wednesday.In the letter read by Senate President Bukola Saraki, the president said parts of the Nigerian Tourism Development Authority bill [...]

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    Ndume: I’ll be the next senate president

Ndume: I’ll be the next senate president

Ali Ndume, former senate leader, has expressed optimism that he would emerge as the senate president in the ninth national assembly.The senator, who spoke with journalists in Lagos on Monday, said there was no time the All Progressives Congress (APC) asked him not to run for the position of senate president.According to him, Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the APC, [...]

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    APC says members ‘free’ to consult opposition over n’assembly leadership

APC says members ‘free’ to consult opposition over n’assembly leadership

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it has no objection to consultations of its members with opposition over the national assembly leadership.Reacting to some reports that it is against its members consulting with the opposition over leadership of the ninth assembly, Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC publicity secretary, said it is normal democratic process "to stretch hands across the divides.""Let me [...]

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    ‘N35bn for senate’, ‘N12.3 bn for general services’ — N’assembly releases details of its 2018 budget

‘N35bn for senate’, ‘N12.3 bn for general services’ — N’assembly releases details of its 2018 budget

The national assembly has released details of its 2018 budget.The office of the senate president released details of the budget in a tweet on Friday.Senate President Bukola Saraki had promised that details of the budget would be made public following pressure from human rights activists and civil society groups.Of the N139 billion earmarked for the legislature, N35 billion was the [...]

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