Saturday, February 23, 2019

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    Buhari writes national assembly, says ‘I have resumed’

Buhari writes national assembly, says ‘I have resumed’

President Muhammadu Buhari has resumed duties after a 49-day vacation in the UK.Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, disclosed this in a statement on Monday.“In compliance with section 145 of the 1999 constitution (as amended), the president has formally transmitted  letters to the senate and the house of representatives, intimating the national assembly ‘that I have resumed my functions as the president [...]

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    Customs has completely ignored the fight against corruption, says Sagay

Customs has completely ignored the fight against corruption, says Sagay

Itse Sagay, chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), says the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has completely ignored the fight against corruption.Speaking at the opening of a two-day programme on corruption, Sagay said the alleged rot at customs is "thumbing its nose at this administration and all Nigerians".He narrated an encounter which one of his family members had [...]

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    POLL: Do you support Osinbajo’s rejection of four n’assembly bills?

POLL: Do you support Osinbajo’s rejection of four n’assembly bills?

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday rejected four bills the national assembly had passed.The bills which Osinbajo refused to sign into law are – Dangerous Drug Amendment Bill, 2016; National Lottery Bill, 2016; Currency Conversion Freezing Order Amendment Bill, 2016, and Agriculture Guarantee Scheme Fund Amendment Bill, 2016.He said assent to some of the bills was withheld due to “concerns regarding [...]

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    Power sector was sold to clueless investors, says Saraki

Power sector was sold to clueless investors, says Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki on Tuesday criticised how the power sector was privatised, saying it was sold to individuals who had no idea about how to run it.He said the mistakes of past governments "borne out of ignorance, selfish interests and fraud", brought Nigeria to this point.Saraki said this at a workshop on power sector organised by the national assembly [...]

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    Saraki, Dogara ‘have no reason’ to ask FCDA for accommodation

Saraki, Dogara ‘have no reason’ to ask FCDA for accommodation

Citizens Action to Take Back Nigeria (CATBAN) says the principal officers of the national assembly do not have any reason to ask the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) to pay for their accommodation.The group said provision was made for the accommodation of principal officers in the annual budget.On Monday, the group alleged that principal officers of the national assembly were [...]

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    Ameachi: China’s $1.5bn loan ready — but we need national assembly approval to borrow

Ameachi: China’s $1.5bn loan ready — but we need national assembly approval to borrow

Rotimi Amaechi, the minister of transportation, has urged the national assembly to approve the federal government’s borrowing plan so as to begin the construction of rail projects in the country.The minister said the China Exim Bank was ready to loan $1.5bn to Nigeria for the Lagos-Ibadan rail line but approval was needed before the agreement can be signed.Amaechi made this known on Tuesday [...]

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    Reps suspend plenary for 3 weeks to ‘enable Nigerians contribute to budget’

Reps suspend plenary for 3 weeks to ‘enable Nigerians contribute to budget’

Abdulrazak Namdas, spokesman of the house of representatives, says for the first time, Nigerians will have a chance to contribute to the budget process.Speaking with journalists on Thursday, Namdas said plenary would be adjourned for three weeks to enable legislators work extensively on the 2017 budget proposals.He said during the three weeks, the house would create a special public hearing [...]

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    The 5 most controversial bills considered by n’assembly in 2016

The 5 most controversial bills considered by n’assembly in 2016

In 2016, some legislators in the eighth national assembly sponsored bills that got majority of Nigerians talking.Some Nigerians are of the opinion that some these bills sponsored in parliament were being used to achieve "selfish purposes" either to the advantage of the executive or the legislature.But whatever these controversial pieces of legislation sought to achieve, they put the national assembly [...]

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    Nothing to show for how n’assembly spent N1.3trn in 10 years, say CSOs

Nothing to show for how n’assembly spent N1.3trn in 10 years, say CSOs

Advocates of the #OpenNass campaign say between 2006 and 2016, approximately N1.3 trillion was allocated to the national assembly with no records to show how the funds were spent.Addressing a joint-press conference on Tuesday, representatives of civil society organisations, such as Enough is Enough Nigeria (EiE), Budgit and Reclaim Naija, said the lack of financial accountability in parliament is dangerous [...]

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    UPDATED: Buhari shifts budget presentation at n’assembly to 2pm

UPDATED: Buhari shifts budget presentation at n’assembly to 2pm

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday failed to keep to the time he had scheduled for the presentation of the 2017 budget to the national assembly.In a letter to the senate read by Bukola Saraki last Tuesday, the president had said he would present the budget to a joint session of the national assembly at 10 am on Wednesday.However, the national [...]

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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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