Friday, February 22, 2019

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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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    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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