Thursday, September 20, 2018

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    PDP: There are plans to invade national assembly while Buhari is in London

PDP: There are plans to invade national assembly while Buhari is in London

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says President Muhammadu Buhari's 10-day leave is an alibi to exonerate him from a planned invasion of the national assembly.In a statement on Thursday, Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesman of the PDP, said the president is terrified and distressed by defections from the All Progressives Congress (APC).Ologbondiyan said as a result of the defections from APC, the [...]

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    Ndume tackles Saraki: You can’t shut down senate over personal issues

Ndume tackles Saraki: You can’t shut down senate over personal issues

Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno south, has asked Senate President Bukola Saraki to reconvene plenary.The senator frowned at the closure of the senate, saying there are "critical matters of urgent national importance" to be discussed by the lawmakers.Ndume said this when he featured on Politics Today, a Channels Television show, on Wednesday."The closure of the national assembly that day was [...]

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    Court nullifies judgement stopping n’assembly from reordering sequence of elections

Court nullifies judgement stopping n’assembly from reordering sequence of elections

The Abuja division of the court of appeal has set aside a judgement of the federal high court which held that the national assembly lacked power to change the sequence of election.In April, the lower court held that the national assembly could not alter election timetable released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).It said INEC was the only body [...]

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    Shehu Sani: How PDP-led legislature and presidency can work together

Shehu Sani: How PDP-led legislature and presidency can work together

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, has bared his mind on how Nigeria can move forward amid the recent political developments.Various lawmakers and governors have left their party to another in the last two weeks.Senate President Bukola Saraki leads the retinue of lawmakers that left the All Progressives Congress (APC) while governors Samuel Ortom and Abdulfatah Ahmed of Benue and [...]

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    Ekweremadu: How 200 security operatives held me hostage for over six hours

Ekweremadu: How 200 security operatives held me hostage for over six hours

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, says whoever is behind the siege laid to his residence and that of Senate President Bukola Saraki is not a friend of the country.In a statement on Wednesday, Uche Anichukwu, media aide of Ekeweramdu, quoted the deputy senate president as calling on Nigerians to condemn the incident.He said for over six hours, a combined team [...]

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    Buhari rejects five national assembly bills

Buhari rejects five national assembly bills

President Muhammadu Buhari has withheld assent to five bills on constitution amendment passed by the national assembly.The president communicated his decision to reject the bills via a letter which was read during house of representatives plenary on Tuesday.Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house, listed the bills as constitutional amendment bills nos eight, 15, 22, 24 and 28 on the issue [...]

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    Sources: Saraki escaped police siege, now at national assembly

Sources: Saraki escaped police siege, now at national assembly

Senate President Bukola Saraki is currently at the national assembly, hours after his convoy was intercepted by the police, sources have told TheCable.The police had blocked the convoy of the senate president from leaving the street where his residence is located at Maitama District, Abuja.After the incident, the whereabouts of Saraki appeared to be unknown."All lines of the senate [...]

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    No way state police bill will get two-thirds in n’assembly, says senator

No way state police bill will get two-thirds in n’assembly, says senator

Abu Ibrahim, chairman, senate committee on police affairs, says the fear of indiscriminate arrest and detention by state governors may kill the state and community police bill.The bill which is being sponsored by Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, has passed first reading in the senate.Ibrahim, however, told journalists on Sunday that the bill may not get two-third majority to get [...]

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    ‘Not all lawmakers are corrupt’ — APC rep demands apology from Buhari

‘Not all lawmakers are corrupt’ — APC rep demands apology from Buhari

Abubakar Adamu, an All Progressives Congress (APC) member in the house of representatives, has faulted the perception that all lawmakers are corrupt.He said contrary to this belief, he has never collected bribe as a public official.He took a swipe at President Muhammadu Buhari for accusing the national assembly of inserting questionable projects into the 2018 budget.Demanding an apology from the president, [...]

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    Buhari rejects four national assembly bills

Buhari rejects four national assembly bills

President Muhammadu Buhari has rejected four bills passed by the national assembly. Buhari communicated this via a letter he sent to the house of representatives which was read during plenary on Thursday.The bills include the Corporate manslaughter bill, 2018; Agricultural credit scheme (amendment) bill, 2018; National Child Protection and Enforcement Agency bill as well as Courts and tribunal standard scales of fines [...]

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    Secondus leads protesters to n’assembly over ‘assault’ on Fayose

Secondus leads protesters to n’assembly over ‘assault’ on Fayose

Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), led protesters to the national assembly on Thursday over the alleged brutality of PDP members, including Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti.Accompanied by top PDP leaders, Secondus said he led the delegation to submit a petition to the lawmakers on the alleged action of the police.Fayose broke down in tears at [...]

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    Atiku: I’m 100 percent behind n’assembly on state police

Atiku: I’m 100 percent behind n’assembly on state police

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar says he is fully behind the national assembly on its move to amend the constitution for the creation of state police.On Tuesday, the senate mandated its ad hoc committee on constitutional review to set in a motion a process to amend the constitution for this.In a statement on Wednesday, Abubakar said lawmakers have demonstrated courage in [...]

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    N’assembly sends electoral act amendment bill to Buhari for assent

N’assembly sends electoral act amendment bill to Buhari for assent

The national assembly has sent the new amendment to the electoral act to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent.On March 13, Buhari refused to give assent to the amendment to the act which was initially sent to him.The bill had a section which reordered the sequence of polls ahead of the 2019 elections.The president explained that amending section 25 of the [...]

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    Shehu Sani wants victims of ‘mindless killings’ buried close to Aso Rock

Shehu Sani wants victims of ‘mindless killings’ buried close to Aso Rock

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central district, says victims of "mindless killings" should be buried in the three arms zone in Abuja.The zone is where the three arms of government — Aso Rock (the presidential seat of power), national assembly and courts — are situated.Commenting via his Twitter handle on Tuesday, the senator said burying the victims "close to the [...]

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    Presidency fires back: N’assembly got N270bn but still distorted the budget

Presidency fires back: N’assembly got N270bn but still distorted the budget

The presidency has taken another swipe at the national assembly over the 2018 budget, accusing the lawmakers of not being contended with the N170 billion funds for constituency projects.Reacting to the national assembly’s claims that alterations in the budget were justifiable, the presidency said it is surprised the lawmakers were cutting allocations of national projects, despite having “enough”.While signing the [...]

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    ‘Even executive benefitted from budget alteration’ — five highlights of lawmakers’ response to Buhari

‘Even executive benefitted from budget alteration’ — five highlights of lawmakers’ response to Buhari

On Friday, the national assembly denied allegations that it altered the 2018 budget for selfish reasons, saying any change made in the document was for the sake of “equity”.While signing the N9.1 trillion budget on Wednesday, President Muhammadu Buhari accused the lawmakers of reducing allocations for important projects and injecting 6,043 projects.However, in a statement issued by the two chambers [...]

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