Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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    I am NOT an evil genius, says Babangida

I am NOT an evil genius, says Babangida

Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB), former head of state, says he is not the evil genius that many people consider him to be. Babangida, who said this while speaking with journalists at his residence in Minna, Niger state, on Tuesday, also said he would make the national assembly optional if he had the chance to, because of a need to cut down the cost [...]

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    When citizens can’t exercise their powers   

When citizens can’t exercise their powers  

BY AMIR ABDULAZEEZ“When the people fear the government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty”- Thomas JeffersonOver the last eight months, Nigerians have been very angry with the national assembly. Although, the discontent of Nigerians with their national lawmakers over the past 16 years has become habitual and almost permanent, several events in the 8th National [...]

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    Legislators must refund salary collected for days they failed to sit, says Falana

Legislators must refund salary collected for days they failed to sit, says Falana

Femi Falana, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has asked Ahmed Idris, accountant-general of the federation, to compel federal legislators to refund a chunk of the salaries received in the past year.The human rights activist on Sunday, said the lawmakers had been paid for a year's worth of work, despite sitting for less than the required 181 days.He stressed that the labour [...]

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    WE DON’T WANT: Lawmakers ‘shun’ invitation to dine with Buhari

WE DON’T WANT: Lawmakers ‘shun’ invitation to dine with Buhari

Federal lawmakers have cancelled a dinner with President Muhammadu Buhari, probably as a result of the ongoing crisis in the national assembly.The development comes hours after the caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the red chamber announced withdrawal of its support for the president.The charge of criminal conspiracy and forgery brought against the leadership of the eight senate [...]

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    Bill to increase power of Sharia passes 2nd reading without debate

Bill to increase power of Sharia passes 2nd reading without debate

The bill to increase the powers and jurisdiction of Sharia Law in Nigeria passed second reading at the lower chambers of the national assembly without a debate.The bill, which is being sponsored Abdullahi Salame, the lawmaker representing Gwadabawa/Illela federal constituency of Sokoto state, was said to have scaled through, "due to its sensitivity".Jonathan Gaza Gbefwi, deputy chairman of the house [...]

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    Melaye’s brother tears n’assembly workers apart

Melaye’s brother tears n’assembly workers apart

The attempt to allegedly impose Samuel, the younger brother of Dino Melaye, lawmaker representing Kogi west senatorial district, as chairman of the National Assembly Legislative Aides Forum (NASSLAF) is creating crisis in the forum.The body comprises aides of senators and members of the house of representatives.On Sunday, Darlington Udeh, a member of the forum, led a faction to the venue [...]

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    Budget signed… 5 months after presentation

Budget signed… 5 months after presentation

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the 2016 budget into law, five months after he first presented it to the national assembly.The president's assent to the budget is coming weeks after horse-trading between the presidency and the national assembly.In April, the national assembly transmitted details of the budget to the president after it had passed the bill on March 23.But the [...]

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    Buhari will soon sign the budget, says Ndume

Buhari will soon sign the budget, says Ndume

Ali Ndume, senate leader, says grey areas in the 2016 budget causing the conflict between the national assembly and the presidency have been solved and the budget will be signed by Friday.Ndume, speaking to punch newspapers, also said the national assembly would ensure President Muhammadu Buhari signs the 2016 budget as soon as possible.“There is no cause for concern as all issues [...]

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    7 national assembly commissioners back Saraki

7 national assembly commissioners back Saraki

Seven members of the 12-man national assembly service commission have rejected the appointment of Mohammed Sani-Omolori as the new clerk of the assembly.The commissioners conveyed their decision in a letter to Adamu Fika, chairman of the commission.They contended that Ben Efeturi, the deputy clerk, ought to have been appointed the clerk of the national assembly, and not Sani-Omolori.“Note also that [...]

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    Presidency ‘misleading’ Nigerians on budget

Presidency ‘misleading’ Nigerians on budget

Abdulmumin Jibrin, chairman of the federal house of representatives committee on appropriation, says the presidency is not telling Nigerians the truth about items on the 2016 budget.There was a firestorm in the media over an alleged reallocation of funds for Lagos-Calabar rail project to Lagos-Kano rail project.But Jibrin, in a series of messages on his Twitter handle on Sunday, said [...]

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    N’assembly: Nothing abnormal if Buhari assents to 2016 budget without seeing the details

N’assembly: Nothing abnormal if Buhari assents to 2016 budget without seeing the details

The national assembly is still working on the details of the 2016 budget even after passing it last week, Abdulmumin Jibrin, chairman house of representatives committee on appropriation, has said.But in a statement on Wednesday, Jibrin said "there is nothing abnormal" for the president to assent to the bill before receiving its details. The lawmaker explained that there were inconsistencies and anomalies [...]

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    Buhari ‘still in the dark’ about passed budget

Buhari ‘still in the dark’ about passed budget

The national assembly is yet to release details of the 2016 budget to President Muhammadu Buhari, a presidency source who did not want to be named has confirmed to TheCable.The source said the parliament only sent highlights of the appropriation bill to the president, who is "still in the dark" about details of the document.Buhari is said to be worried [...]

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    The message from NBS is inequality, deal with it

The message from NBS is inequality, deal with it

It’s Easter and that’s something to cheer us. To boot, the Senate has given us a rare Easter gift by passing the budget on Wednesday, after three months into the year.The debate over the years has been how we can hit the New Year as a country and start the implementation of our budget rather than wasting valuable time discussing [...]

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    Again, n’assembly fails to lay budget for consideration

Again, n’assembly fails to lay budget for consideration

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    Ogbeh to discuss ‘Agatu massacre’ with Buhari

Ogbeh to discuss ‘Agatu massacre’ with Buhari

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    I respect Obasanjo but he introduced bribery to the national assembly, says Melaye

I respect Obasanjo but he introduced bribery to the national assembly, says Melaye

Dino Melaye, a senator from Kogi west, has described former President Olusegun Obasanjo's letter to the national assembly as a misplacement anger, accusing him of introducing corruption into the national assembly.Obasanjo had written a letter to the national assembly accusing it of insincerity for its planned purchase of 469 cars worth N4.7bn.But Melaye, in a riposte on Thursday, said the [...]

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