Thursday, November 15, 2018

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    Reps spokesman describes Obasanjo as the most corrupt Nigerian on record

Reps spokesman describes Obasanjo as the most corrupt Nigerian on record

Abdulrazak Namdas, spokesperson of the house of representatives, says former President Olusegun Obasanjo is the grandfather of corruption in Nigeria.Namdas – who was reacting to a statement by Obasanjo, who on referred to the national assembly as "a den of corruption" occupied by "unarmed robbers – said Obasanjo is the most corrupt Nigerian on record.The former president also recommended that the ongoing anti-corruption [...]

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    Obasanjo: National assembly is a den of corruption occupied by unarmed robbers

Obasanjo: National assembly is a den of corruption occupied by unarmed robbers

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has launched a fresh attack on the national assembly, describing it as a “den of corruption”, which is occupied by “unarmed robbers”.Obasanjo, who recommended that the ongoing anti-graft war in the judiciary be extended to the legislative arm of government, said the corruption in Nigeria’s parliament “stinks to high heavens”.He said this on Wednesday during the [...]

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    Buhari signs 8 bills into law

Buhari signs 8 bills into law

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed eight bills passed by the national assembly into law.Ita Enang, special adviser to the president on national assembly matters (senate), disclosed this to state house correspondents on Friday.According to him, the bills signed into law were: prevention of crime amendment Act,‎ 2016; the national crop varieties and livestock breeds (registration) amendment Act‎, 2016.Others were telecommunications [...]

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    N’assembly accused of trying to amend NLNG Act ‘to pave way for sale’

N’assembly accused of trying to amend NLNG Act ‘to pave way for sale’

The Committee for the Defence of National Interests (CODNI), a non-governmental organisation, has alleged that the national assembly is hurriedly amending the Act establishing the Nigeria Liquified Natural Gas (NLNG) to pave the way for its sale.In a statement by Zach Ezoh, CODNI national coordinator, the group said it had information that federal legislators had perfected plans to hurriedly amend [...]

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    Oyegun: Buhari doesn’t want to control the legislature like PDP did for 16 years

Oyegun: Buhari doesn’t want to control the legislature like PDP did for 16 years

John Oyegun, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says President Muhammadu Buhari does not believe in controlling the legislature “as was the practice with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during its 16-year misrule of the country.”Reacting to a statement by the PDP that there was a rift between the executive and the legislature, Oyegun said the relationship between [...]

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    You’ll die for nothing if you don’t fight, Charly Boy warns Nigerian youths

You’ll die for nothing if you don’t fight, Charly Boy warns Nigerian youths

Charles Oputa, also known as Charly Boy, has advised Nigerian youths that only agitation can restore their "stolen future".Charly Boy said this Tuesday when he led hundreds of youths to protest at the national assembly. [...]

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    PDP asks n’assembly to reject Buhari’s proposal to borrow

PDP asks n’assembly to reject Buhari’s proposal to borrow

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to account for recovered loot over his proposed decision to borrow $29.96bn.The president had asked the national assembly for approval to borrow the sum from external sources.But the PDP called on the national assembly to reject the proposal "because it will plunge the country into huge debts".“We totally disagree with [...]

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    Unpaid allowances: Legislative aides threaten to ground n’assembly

Unpaid allowances: Legislative aides threaten to ground n’assembly

Legislative aides in the national assembly have threatened to embark on strike action to protest the delay in the payment of their allowances and entitlements.The aides, who staged a warning protest at the main lobby of the assembly complex on Wednesday, displayed placards with inscriptions that expressed their displeasure.“If nothing is done between now and Tuesday, all the legislative aides [...]

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    Legislative aides threaten to disrupt national assembly sittings over unpaid wages

Legislative aides threaten to disrupt national assembly sittings over unpaid wages

Some aides to legislators in the national assembly have threatened not to allow the senate or house of representatives sit and conduct its legislative business unless their salaries and allowances are paid.The protesters under the National Assembly Legislative Aide Forum (NASLAF) said that majority of them had not been paid their 28-day allowances after a year of being in the employ [...]

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    PDP reps praise FG for ‘courage’ to end bogus charges against Saraki

PDP reps praise FG for ‘courage’ to end bogus charges against Saraki

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the house of representatives says the federal government corrected itself by withdrawing the forgery charge against Bukola Saraki, senate president, and Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president.The duo was alongside Salisu Maikasuwa, former clerk of the national assembly, and Ben Efeturi, former deputy clerk, accused of forging the senate standing rules in June 2015.In [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Osinbajo lobbies Saraki, Dogara over economic emergency bill

EXCLUSIVE: Osinbajo lobbies Saraki, Dogara over economic emergency bill

The presidency is lobbying the national assembly for a “plain sailing” of its proposed economic emergency power bill, TheCable has learnt.The bill seeks to empower the president to take decisions on the economy by bypassing extant laws and procedures.Although, the executive has not sent the bill to the legislature, it has intensified effort to make it sail through smoothly.Some legislators have already [...]

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    National assembly extends six-week recess by another week

National assembly extends six-week recess by another week

The national assembly management on Tuesday announced September 20 as the date of resumption of the senate and house of representatives.The national assembly, which had gone on a six-week break from July 21, was to resume on September 13.But Sani Omolori, clerk of the national assembly, issued a statement on Tuesday to say all legislators will now resume sitting on the [...]

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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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