Tuesday, March 17, 2020

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    N’assembly security operative ‘beats up’ female journalist

N’assembly security operative ‘beats up’ female journalist

A security operative with the national assembly's sergeant-at-arms reportedly beat up Lizzy Chirkpi, a journalist with Order Paper, on Monday. The operative, identified as Labaran Usman, was said to have kicked at the journalist several times after confronting her over where she parked her vehicle. Umar Lawal, a member of the house of representatives who had attempted to intervene in the incident [...]

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    Sources: National assembly loses insurance cover over N2bn debt

Sources: National assembly loses insurance cover over N2bn debt

The national assembly has lost its insurance cover for staff and properties over a N2 billion debt. Sources told TheCable on Wednesday that the debts began piling up from the time Bukola Saraki, former senate president, was chairman of the national assembly. In the 2020 budget, the lawmakers budgeted N37 billion for the renovation of the assembly. The source said this might be [...]

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    THE INSIDER: N’assembly clerk to spend five more years — despite hitting retirement age

THE INSIDER: N’assembly clerk to spend five more years — despite hitting retirement age

Sani Omolori, clerk of the national assembly, will remain in office despite attaining the legal requirement for retirement, TheCable can report. Omolori, who started his civil service career on February 6, 1985, was due to retire last month but will stay for another five years after an amendment of the conditions of service of the national assembly staff -- considered to [...]

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    CSOs: ‘Hate speech bill’ not justifiable in a democratic setting

CSOs: ‘Hate speech bill’ not justifiable in a democratic setting

A coalition of civil society organisations has asked the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to advise the government against some "controversial bills" before the national assembly. The coalition include Amnesty International Nigeria, Centre for Information Technology and Development, Girl Child Africa, Enough is Enough, Say No Campaign Nigeria, Spaces for Change and Yiaga Africa. In a statement on Wednesday, the groups accused [...]

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    National assembly and the farce of representation

National assembly and the farce of representation

The events of the past few days have called for reflection and an assessment of the patriotic credentials of the members of the National Assembly. And this is particularly so when we consider their stance on the need to consume what we produce, and their decision when it was time to put words to work. Their actions have unfortunately capped [...]

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    Buhari: Nigerians feel lawmakers pocket a lot of money despite doing little

Buhari: Nigerians feel lawmakers pocket a lot of money despite doing little

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigerians perceive the members of the national assembly as people who are “overly comfortable” and “stuff wads of currency notes into their pockets for little work done.” Buhari said this during the launch of the Green Chamber magazine, a publication of the house of representatives, in Abuja on Wednesday. The president, who was represented by Lai Mohammed, minister [...]

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    Lawan: We’ll work with Buhari to find solution to insecurity

Lawan: We’ll work with Buhari to find solution to insecurity

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says the national assembly will continue to work with President Muhammadu Buhari to find a solution to the country's security challenges. Lawan said this in Katsina state while speaking at an empowerment programme by Bello Mandiya, senator representing Katsina south, for his constituents on Sunday. The senate president said the legislature would also ensure that the federal government [...]

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    ‘We’re getting broke’ — house of reps seeks more allocation

‘We’re getting broke’ — house of reps seeks more allocation

The house of representatives says it is struggling with funds to carry out its responsibilities. Speaking with journalists in Abuja, Benjamin Kalu, spokesman of the lower legislative chamber, said the responsibilities of lawmakers are bigger than their budget. This is despite the national assembly’s budget of N128 bullion for 2020, which is higher than the N125 billion appropriated for the parliament in [...]

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    SERAP asks n’assembly to publish all reports on anti-corruption probe since 1999

SERAP asks n’assembly to publish all reports on anti-corruption probe since 1999

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), a civil society organisation, has called on the national assembly to publish all reports on corruption conducted since the return of democracy in 1999. The organisation made the call during the launch of its report titled "Nigeria: Anti-Corruption Social Norms Report", in Lagos, on Tuesday. The event is coming after Nigeria dropped two points in the [...]

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    Lawan: We’ll pass PIB before end of year

Lawan: We’ll pass PIB before end of year

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says the national assembly is working towards passing the petroleum industry bill (PIB) before the end of the year. He said this while speaking with reporters in Abuja on Monday. "Whatever the mystery, we are determined to pass the PIB before the end of this year by the grace of God. The PIB is so important because until you [...]

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    Lawan: We won’t be silent if Buhari’s govt breaches the rules

Lawan: We won’t be silent if Buhari’s govt breaches the rules

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says it is mischievous to describe the national assembly as a rubber stamp legislature. Lawan said this when some of his supporters welcomed him at the Jigawa airport after a three-week "private visit" abroad. The senate president said the current assembly is determined to make a positive difference in the lives of Nigerians, adding that the lawmakers would insist [...]

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    Guide us where we are wrong, Lawan begs Nigerians

Guide us where we are wrong, Lawan begs Nigerians

Senate President Ahmad Lawan has pleaded with Nigerians to guide the national assembly whenever things are going wrong. Lawan made the plea at a reception where he was honoured alongside Abubakar Aliyu, minister of state for works and housing, in Damaturu, Yobe state capital, on Saturday. He asked Nigerians to continue to support the federal lawmakers and to not hesitate to call [...]

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    ‘Our lawmakers have no conscience’ — Banky W reacts to N37bn allocation for n’assembly

‘Our lawmakers have no conscience’ — Banky W reacts to N37bn allocation for n’assembly

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    PRP: N37bn to renovate n’assembly? APC doesn’t care about the hungry!

PRP: N37bn to renovate n’assembly? APC doesn’t care about the hungry!

The Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) says the approval of N37 billion for the renovation of the the National Assembly Complex shows the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) does not care about the masses. There has been a nationwide outrage for the N37 billion allocated for renovation of the complex. The money is not part of the N128 billion budget of the federal [...]

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    ‘We’ve been shortchanged’ — legislative aides protest non-payment of salaries

‘We’ve been shortchanged’ — legislative aides protest non-payment of salaries

Some aides of lawmakers at the national assembly have protested the non-payment of their salaries and allowances by the institution's management. The protesters held up placards at the main lobby of the assembly which read: ''Omolori would you do this to your kids'' and ''It is a grievous sin to rob workers of wages. Pay us!'' Speaking with journalists on Thursday, [...]

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    Buhari, is N37bn largesse to n’assembly reward for being rubber stamp legislature?

Buhari, is N37bn largesse to n’assembly reward for being rubber stamp legislature?

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo is one person who has felt the sting of the avarice of the national assembly. At different points, he described the institution in blackened terms. Though the former president may hold a provincial grudge against the legislature for ‘’obvious reasons’’ – the botched third-term agenda -- the institution is just as he has daubed it. On November [...]

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