Monday, November 12, 2018

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    ‘You often send window dressing documents’ — senator blames executive for budget delay

‘You often send window dressing documents’ — senator blames executive for budget delay

Biodun Olujimi, senate minority leader, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of unjustly blaming the national assembly over the delay in the passage of the 2018 budget.The senator said contrary to Buhari’s claim that the lawmakers delayed the passage, what the executive usually sends to the legislative chamber is "window dressing documents".Buhari presented the budget to the national assembly in November 2017 [...]

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    Fashola: Those criticising us for borrowing should tell us where to find funds

Fashola: Those criticising us for borrowing should tell us where to find funds

Babatunde Fashola, minister for power, works and housing, has asked those critical of the borrowings of President Muhammadu Buhari’s government to tell the current administration how to raise funds.Speaking with reporters during a two-day retreat in Sokoto, Fashola said the delay of the 2018 budget by the national assembly made the ministry resort to borrowing to complete abandoned projects.He said [...]

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    Army: Why we deployed troops around national assembly

Army: Why we deployed troops around national assembly

The Nigerian army says it deployed troops to the three arms zone area of the federal capital territory, where the National Assembly Complex, presidential villa as well as law courts, are located, to prevent an invasion by members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN).On Thursday, there was an unusual number of soldiers in the zone.In a statement, HT Tagwai, assistant [...]

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    AFRICMIL sues Buhari over withdrawal of $496m for purchase of Tucano aircraft

AFRICMIL sues Buhari over withdrawal of $496m for purchase of Tucano aircraft

The African Centre for Media and Information Literacy (AFRICMIL), a civil society organisation, has filed a suit against President Muhammadu Buhari over the purchase of 12 Tucano aircraft worth $496 million without the approval of the national assembly.The funds were withdrawn from the excess crude account (ECA)The suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1179/2018 has the senate president, the senate, speaker of the house [...]

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    National assembly needs more funds, says Tambuwal

National assembly needs more funds, says Tambuwal

Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state, says the national assembly needs more funds to be able to discharge its responsibilities effectively.The governor said this while delivering a lecture at the second convocation and awards ceremony of the National Institute of Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS), Abuja.The former speaker of the house of representatives said his argument might be unpopular, but [...]

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    N’assembly approves N242bn for 2019 polls

N’assembly approves N242bn for 2019 polls

The national assembly has approved N242 billion for the conduct of the 2019 elections.The two chambers of the national assembly passed the budget — as sent by President Muhammadu Buhari — during plenary on Tuesday.A total of N189 billion was allocated to the Independent and National Electoral Commission (INEC) while N53 billion was for the security agencies.Buhari had sent the [...]

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    2019 poll: Buhari asks n’assembly to approve N242bn request of INEC from 2018 budget

2019 poll: Buhari asks n’assembly to approve N242bn request of INEC from 2018 budget

President Muhammadu has asked the national assembly to approve the total amount needed for the 2019 polls from the 2018 budget.Buhari's request was contained in a letter read by Senate President Bukola Saraki on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Wednesday.The amount requested by the president for the election is N242 billion.In July, Buhari had asked the lawmakers [...]

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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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    N’assembly’s 2017 budget ‘higher than those of 10 states’

N’assembly’s 2017 budget ‘higher than those of 10 states’

Enough is Enough Nigeria (EIE), a civil society organisation, says the N125 billion budget of the national assembly in 2017 was higher than of those of 10 states in the country.Adeolu Adekola, programme director of EIE, said this on Wednesday while addressing a press conference in Abuja.Adekola said they wrote to the leadership of the national assembly and then [...]

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    Oshiomhole: APC has learnt from its mistake, will not field opportunists in 2019

Oshiomhole: APC has learnt from its mistake, will not field opportunists in 2019

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the party will not field candidates who are seeking to use its platform to achieve selfish interests.In a statement by Simon Ebegbulem, his spokesman, Oshiomhole said the party has learnt from the mistake of the past where people he described as "bread and butter politicians" were given tickets.Oshiomhole made [...]

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    National assembly shifts resumption by two weeks

National assembly shifts resumption by two weeks

The national assembly has postponed its resumption from September 25 to resume October 9.Mohammed Sani-Omolori, clerk of the assembly, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.He attributed the development to the primary elections of political parties.The All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have scheduled their primaries within the next two weeks.Sani-Omolori said members of the assembly were [...]

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    Ex-A’Ibom deputy governor: N’assembly leadership taking Nigerians for granted

Ex-A’Ibom deputy governor: N’assembly leadership taking Nigerians for granted

Patrick Ekpotu, former deputy governor of Akwa Ibom, says the leadership of the national assembly is taking Nigerians for granted by refusing to reconvene and discharge its duties.Senate President Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, adjourned plenary in July shortly after the police laid a siege to the residences of the nation’s number three citizen [...]

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    Anti-Buhari coalition raises the alarm over ‘plot to remove Saraki, Dogara violently’

Anti-Buhari coalition raises the alarm over ‘plot to remove Saraki, Dogara violently’

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) says some security agencies are working to provide cover for lawmakers who want a change of leadership at the national assembly.CUPP is the umbrella body of the parties that formed an alliance with the target of defeating Buhari in 2019.In a statement on Tuesday, Ikenga Ugochinyere, CUPP spokesman, said in a bid [...]

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    ‘They can’t sack us from politics’ — Dogara announces reelection bid

‘They can’t sack us from politics’ — Dogara announces reelection bid

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says some people are making moves to get him off politics, but only God and the electorate can achieve that.Over the months, the executive and the national assembly have been at loggerheads, and a considerable number of the lawmakers have dumped the ruling All Progressives Progress (APC) for Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Dogara, [...]

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    Buhari not opposed to card reader, says Garba Shehu

Buhari not opposed to card reader, says Garba Shehu

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media, says his principal is the country’s number one fan of card reader.Shehu said this in response to criticisms which trailed Buhari's refusal to give assent to the  electoral act amendment bill.Some critics said Buhari was averse to card reader but Shehu explained that electronic voting and use of card [...]

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    Report: Federal lawmakers pushing resumption to October

Report: Federal lawmakers pushing resumption to October

Federal lawmakers want their resumption date extended to October, according to PUNCH.The national assembly went on recess on July 24 and fixed resumption date for September 25.But there has been pressure on the leadership of the national assembly to reconvene in order to consider some requests made by President Muhammadu Buhari.The president had asked the lawmakers to approve N242 billion [...]

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