Saturday, November 17, 2018

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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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    Fresh N3.9bn for villa, N795m for website… all the budget alterations

Fresh N3.9bn for villa, N795m for website… all the budget alterations

Controversies over the 2016 budget may have just begun, with a fresh N3.9 billion injected into the second version of the budget presented by Ita Enang, special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on national assembly matters (senate).On December 22, 2015, the president had presented the appropriation bill before a joint session of the national assembly, and was well received as [...]

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    PDP asks national assembly to impeach Buhari

PDP asks national assembly to impeach Buhari

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the national assembly to “commence the impeachment of President Muhammedu Buhari for the various constitutional breaches, especially the submission of two versions of the 2016 budget".The party made the demand after its national working committee meeting in Abuja on Thursday.The party urged the national assembly to "thoroughly investigate the shameful act, including  the distortion and banding of  [...]

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    Budget 2016 ‘missing’ from national assembly

Budget 2016 ‘missing’ from national assembly

The 2016 budget presented to the national assembly on December 22, 2015 by President Muhammadu buhari is currently not with the federal legislature, TheCable can report.A top official of the national assembly, who did not want to be named, told TheCable that the "missing budget" was the crux of the discussion at Tuesday's executive session of the senate, which lasted more than [...]

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    We’ll hold you to every word, Dogara tells Buhari

We’ll hold you to every word, Dogara tells Buhari

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says the national assembly will hold President Muhammadu Buhari to every word and provision in the 2016 budget.Buhari had presented a N6.08 trillion budget before a joint session of the national assembly on Tuesday.In his presentation, the president projected a capital expenditure of N1.8trn, which is 30 percent of the total budget.He [...]

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