Monday, September 16, 2019

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    N’assembly: MDAs diverting govt revenues with frivolous excuses

N’assembly: MDAs diverting govt revenues with frivolous excuses

The national assembly has warned government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) against expenditures not approved or allocated for in the budget.The legislature specifically cautioned against spending revenues generated by various government agencies without the required approval.The warning was issued by Solomon Adeola, chairman of the senate committee on finance, and James Faleke, his counterpart in the house of representatives, after [...]

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    FG proposes N9.79 trillion for 2020 budget

FG proposes N9.79 trillion for 2020 budget

The federal government says it will propose a sum of N9.79 trillion to the national assembly as total expenditure in the 2020 budget.The amount which represents an increase of 9.75 percent over N8.916 trillion spending for 2019, is based on the projection of a proposed revenue of about N7.64 trillion and a total proposed fiscal deficit component of about N2.142 trillion.Zainab [...]

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    Zainab Ahmed: We’ll submit 2020 budget in September

Zainab Ahmed: We’ll submit 2020 budget in September

Zainab Ahmed, minister of finance, budget and national planning, says the federal government will send the 2020 budget proposal to the national assembly by the end of September.Ahmed spoke at a meeting on national donor coordination held in Abuja on Wednesday."The 2020 budget preparation process is well underway, and we intend to finalise and submit the 2020 appropriation bill to [...]

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    Lawan: This n’assembly won’t fail Buhari

Lawan: This n’assembly won’t fail Buhari

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says the ninth national assembly will not fail President Muhammadu Buhari.Ola Awoniyi, special adviser to the senate president, quoted his principal as saying this at a town hall meeting in Gashua, Yobe state, on Tuesday night.The senate president said the national assembly would give Buhari the support needed to take the country to the next level.“We [...]

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    Court stops n’assembly’s move to take over Edo assembly

Court stops n’assembly’s move to take over Edo assembly

The federal high court in Abuja has ordered both chambers of the national assembly to shelve their plans of taking over the Edo state house of assembly.The court gave the order on Wednesday following an application by Edo state government challenging a resolution of the senate.On July 30, the upper legislative chamber gave Godwin Obaseki, Edo governor, a one-week ultimatum [...]

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    Edo speaker: Senate’s threat is part of Oshiomhole’s plot to remove Obaseki

Edo speaker: Senate’s threat is part of Oshiomhole’s plot to remove Obaseki

Frank Okiye, speaker of Edo state house of assembly, has described the crisis rocking the state as a smokescreen by Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to deny Godwin Obaseki, governor of the state, a second term.Fielding questions from journalists on Friday, Okoye said the planned takeover by the senate was part of Oshiomhole's "grand plot" [...]

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    Clark: Senate’s order for fresh proclamation in Edo is unconstitutional

Clark: Senate’s order for fresh proclamation in Edo is unconstitutional

Edwin Clark, Ijaw leader, says it is wrong for the senate to have ordered Godwin Obaseki, Edo state governor, to issue a fresh proclamation for the inauguration of the state house of assembly.According to Clark, the power to make a proclamation of the commencement of the state house of assembly rests exclusively with the governor.The senate had given a week ultimatum [...]

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    Edo assembly files suit to stop takeover by national assembly

Edo assembly files suit to stop takeover by national assembly

The Edo state house of assembly has filed a suit to stop the national assembly from taking over its legislative activities.The suit was filed at the federal high court sitting in Abuja, on Wednesday.The house of representatives had asked Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police, to shut the state assembly following the crisis that ensued after the inauguration of some lawmakers under [...]

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    Edo APC chairman: House of reps has compounded the crisis in our state

Edo APC chairman: House of reps has compounded the crisis in our state

Anselm Ojezua, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo, says the state is not a colony of Abuja.Speaking with journalists in Lagos, Ojezua said what is happening in the state assembly does not amount to crisis because the assembly is still functioning despite the "leadership issue".He said the party is taking steps to reconcile members and resolve the [...]

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    Lawan: Delay in appointment of ministers won’t affect 2020 budget

Lawan: Delay in appointment of ministers won’t affect 2020 budget

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says the delay in appointment of ministers will not affect the presentation of the 2020 budget.Lawan spoke with state house correspondents after a meeting with the president on Wednesday.Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, was also at the meeting.The senate president said budgets are usually prepared by civil servants, adding that if the 2020 [...]

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    IGP orders 24 hours surveillance in FCT over Shi’ites protest

IGP orders 24 hours surveillance in FCT over Shi’ites protest

Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), has ordered a 24-hour surveillance in the federal capital territory (FCT) following a protest by the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN).The police IG also condemned the “unprovoked attack” on the police personnel by the IMN members in which nine police officers were injured.The movement better known as Shi’ites had invaded the National Assembly premises [...]

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    PHOTOS: Shi’ites destroy cars at national assembly

PHOTOS: Shi’ites destroy cars at national assembly

Some members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) better known as Shi’ites broke into the national assembly complex premises on Tuesday, prompting a fierce encounter with security operatives.The protesters, who stormed the premises in droves to demand the release of Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, their leader, destroyed quite a number of vehicles during the violent invasion.They also shattered the glass of some [...]

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    North-west group hails army over efforts to restore peace in Katsina, Zamfara

North-west group hails army over efforts to restore peace in Katsina, Zamfara

The North- West Peace and Reconciliation Network has hailed the Nigerian army over its efforts towards returning peace and sanity to Katsina and Zamfara states and their environs.The group, commended the troops for their "tireless efforts" in ensuring sustainable peace and tranquility across the North-West and the nation at large.Danladi Ali, national chairman of the northern, group said "Operation Harbin [...]

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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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