Thursday, January 17, 2019

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    N’assembly resumes… then adjourns over lawmaker’s death

N’assembly resumes… then adjourns over lawmaker’s death

Members of the national assembly have resumed plenary after a 25-day holiday which commenced before Christmas.The two legislative chambers resumed sitting on Wednesday but subsequently adjourned till Thursday, over the death of Abayomi Ayeola, a member of the house of representatives.Ayeola, who represented Ibeju Lekki federal constituency in Lagos state, died in December after a brief illness.He was the leader [...]

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    Remi Tinubu’s national assembly office ‘burgled’

Remi Tinubu’s national assembly office ‘burgled’

The national assembly office of Remi Tinubu, senator representing Lagos central, has been reportedly burgled.In a statement on Thursday, Nifemi Aje, the senator's aide, said the incident was discovered on Wednesday when the staff resumed work.According to Aje, the suspected burglars destroyed the CCTV and carted away some "critical items".He said the incident has been reported to the national assembly [...]

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    Ekweremadu: Unitary police system has failed Nigeria woefully

Ekweremadu: Unitary police system has failed Nigeria woefully

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, says the unitary police system the country operates has failed it woefully.Ekweremadu said this in a New Year message to Nigerians.The senator said the country had sub-national police services from the colonial period up to 1966 and "Nigeria was better off" then.The deputy senate president urged Nigerians to push for the passing and signing [...]

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    DSS siege, mace theft, booing of Buhari and other events that shook n’assembly in 2018

DSS siege, mace theft, booing of Buhari and other events that shook n’assembly in 2018

The national assembly witnessed significant events in the year 2018. Some of these occurrences were also unprecedented following the tides of political happenings during the year. No one ever thought that a senate president would defect from a ruling to an opposition party. It was quite an interesting year and here are some highlights of major events brought to you by [...]

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    Buhari: Heckling is part of the democratic process

Buhari: Heckling is part of the democratic process

The news that President Muhammadu Buhari was interrupted and booed intermittently by some lawmakers while presenting the appropriation bill to the national assembly recently has been trending on the social media. Also trending is a list of the lawmakers said to have booed the President during the rowdy session. As should be expected, the PDP issued a statement claiming it [...]

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    Lawmakers booing Buhari didn’t come as a surprise

Lawmakers booing Buhari didn’t come as a surprise

"Campaign speech", "lies", "noooo" rent the air while President Muhammadu Buhari was giving a speech at a joint session of the national assembly on Wednesday.Buhari was about to lay before the lawmakers a budget proposal of N8.83 trillion for the 2019 but delivering the speech proved to be a difficult task because it appeared that some lawmakers got an opportunity [...]

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    Distribution of ‘expired rice to NEMA staff a hoax’

Distribution of ‘expired rice to NEMA staff a hoax’

Some individuals have said the news making the rounds that expired Chinese rice was distributed to staff of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) is a mere hoax.There have been reports that several staff of the emergency agency were given Chinese rice.But an official who simply identified himself as: “We were as shocked as other Nigerians when we read in [...]

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    ‘Booing is part of democracy’ — and other reactions to Buhari’s budget presentation

‘Booing is part of democracy’ — and other reactions to Buhari’s budget presentation

The social space is awash with reactions to the 2019 budget presentation of President Muhammadu Buhari.While addressing a joint session of the national assembly during the budget presentation, some lawmakers booed him.Buhari cautioned the legislators but they refused and the voices of those opposed to the president were louder than those of his loyalists.Here are some Twitter reactions to the incident.https://twitter.com/Adebowale2580/status/1075386648379252737 https://twitter.com/VChekwube76/status/1075386644268793856 https://twitter.com/AA_kunleola/status/1075386637742428160 https://twitter.com/xtanlea/status/1075386427385569280 https://twitter.com/Lopeziyke_/status/1075385471751151616 https://twitter.com/DuruchibuzorE/status/1075385461265326080 https://twitter.com/borie_nla/status/1075385295120621569 https://twitter.com/Ody_johnson/status/1075385068875669505 https://twitter.com/AMTanimu/status/1075384024837906432 https://twitter.com/Mr_Abdulkhaliq/status/1075383947809431553 https://twitter.com/stdennis02/status/1075383560868118528 https://twitter.com/BGLawanson/status/1075383463954563072 https://twitter.com/EdwardEnejoh/status/1075381782650990594 https://twitter.com/kcnaija/status/1075378879303438336 https://twitter.com/Onyema_Donald/status/1075381578602303489 https://twitter.com/Mr_Abdulkhaliq/status/1075381303137189888 https://twitter.com/ayoadaniel/status/1075380583935692800 https://twitter.com/Tobiloba_O/status/1075380507024809984 [...]

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    Security tightened at n’assembly ahead of Buhari’s budget presentation

Security tightened at n’assembly ahead of Buhari’s budget presentation

Security has been beefed up at the national assembly complex ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to present the 2019 appropriation bill.Buhari is billed to present the budget proposal before a joint session of the assembly at 11am on Wednesday.The combined teams of security agencies have been deployed at the three entrances into the complex.The entry points are the main [...]

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    Buhari accuses n’assembly of increasing FG’s debt to states

Buhari accuses n’assembly of increasing FG’s debt to states

President Muhammadu Buhari has accused the national assembly of inflating the debt of the federal government to states.The national assembly had approved the refund of N488.7 billion to state governments for projects they executed on behalf of the federal government.But in a letter read on the floor of the upper legislative chamber by Senate President Bukola Saraki on Tuesday, Buhari [...]

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    Police block striking workers from n’assembly complex

Police block striking workers from n’assembly complex

The police have refused workers entry into the national assembly.The national assembly workers under the aegis of Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) commenced a four-day strike on Monday.They also cut off off water and power supply to the premises.While milling around the entrance of the national assembly on Tuesday, TheCable overheard some of the workers accusing their colleagues of betraying [...]

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    Workers begin strike, cut off water and power supplies to n’assembly

Workers begin strike, cut off water and power supplies to n’assembly

Members of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) have begun their four-day warning strike.The workers had issued a strike notice on Sunday. As of the time of filing this report, entrances to the assembly complex had been blocked while the workers also cut off water and power supply to the premises of the assembly.They are demanding to be paid [...]

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    N’assembly workers declare strike ahead budget presentation

N’assembly workers declare strike ahead budget presentation

The Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) says it will embark on a four-day warning strike beginning from Monday.Bature Mohammed, chairman of the association, said the decision to embark on the strike was taken at an emergency congress held on Friday.The strike would commence two days to the presentation of the 2019 budget by President Muhammadu Buhari.In a letter to [...]

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    Electoral bill: Buhari’s betrayal

Electoral bill: Buhari’s betrayal

BY TONY ELUMUNORA noisy but silly debate is on; whether the National Assembly could muster two-thirds majority vote to override President Mohammadu Buhari’s veto of the latest Electoral Bill which he declined to sign into law.Question: Why did Buhari refuse to sign the bill? He explained: “I am concerned that passing a new electoral bill this far into the electoral [...]

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    N’assembly ‘would be drawing battle line’ by overriding Buhari on electoral bill

N’assembly ‘would be drawing battle line’ by overriding Buhari on electoral bill

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) says President Muhammadu Buhari saved the country from a chaotic poll by withholding his assent to the electoral act amendment bill.The group said this in a statement jointly signed by Niyi Akinsiju and Cassidy Madueke, its chairman and secretary."It is trite that the deployment of a new electoral law only two months to an election [...]

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    EXTRA: Senate paying Dariye’s salary, allowances — despite imprisonment

EXTRA: Senate paying Dariye’s salary, allowances — despite imprisonment

Joshua Dariye, former governor of Plateau state, is reportedly still being paid his allowances.In June, an FCT high court convicted Dariye for laundering public funds to the tune of N1.162bn.He was subsequently imprisoned for 14 years, although his prison term was later reduced to 10 years by a court of appeal in Abuja.The senator representing Plateau central district is said to [...]

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