Monday, September 24, 2018

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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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    ‘You could have returned the budget to n’assembly’ — Melaye taunts Buhari

‘You could have returned the budget to n’assembly’ — Melaye taunts Buhari

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi-west, says President Muhammadu Buhari had the option of returning the 2018 budget to the national assembly if he was displeased with it.On Wednesday, Buhari signed the bill into law.  He however, expressed reservations about some alterations made by the lawmakers.The president said the national assembly introduced 6,043 projects and jerked up its budget by 14.5 [...]

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    Budget alteration: SERAP asks Buhari to sue n’assembly for ‘crimes against humanity’

Budget alteration: SERAP asks Buhari to sue n’assembly for ‘crimes against humanity’

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has accused the national assembly of committing “crimes against humanity” by altering various allocations in the 2018 budget.While signing the budget on Wednesday, Buhari revealed that the lawmakers added 6,403 projects of their own to the 2018 budget proposal he sent to them.“The national assembly made cuts amounting to N347 billion in the allocations to [...]

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    SHAME! N’assembly cuts Unity Schools’ budget by N3bn — despite high insecurity

SHAME! N’assembly cuts Unity Schools’ budget by N3bn — despite high insecurity

The national assembly slashed the allocation for security infrastructure in the 104 Unity Schools across the country by N3 billion -- despite the security challenge plaguing these schools.Schools, particularly in the northern part of the country, have been attacked by Boko Haram insurgents, with students killed and kidnapped.On February 25, 2014, suspected Boko Haram insurgents invaded Federal Government College, Buni [...]

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    Buhari: National assembly added N14.5bn to their own budget

Buhari: National assembly added N14.5bn to their own budget

President Muhammadu Buhari says members of the national assembly increased their own budget by N14.5 billion from N125 billion to N139.5 billionIn his budget signing speech on Wednesday, he said the lawmakers also added 6,403 projects of their own to the 2018 budget proposal sent to them.He said the projects added by the national assembly have not been properly designed and will be [...]

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    Tolerate national assembly members as your children, senator tells Buhari

Tolerate national assembly members as your children, senator tells Buhari

Bala Na'Allah, deputy senate leader, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to tolerate senators and members of the house of representatives as as his children.He said this on Friday when he led a delegation to pay Buhari sallah homage at Aso Rock.The lawmaker said he stood in for Senate President Bukola Saraki during the visit.Na'Allah said since the return of democracy [...]

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    Nwabueze: June 12 declaration illegal… Buhari trying to rescue his dying image

Nwabueze: June 12 declaration illegal… Buhari trying to rescue his dying image

Ben Nwabueze, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has faulted the June 12 declaration made by President Muhammadu Buhari. In a statement, he personally signed, Nwabueze described the declaration as “unconstitutional, a masterstroke of mischief and insincerity and a deceitful contrivance”.On June 6, Buhari announced the conferment of the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR), the highest honour in the [...]

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    APC is sick, says Melaye

APC is sick, says Melaye

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west senatorial district, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) is sick.Speaking during a Channels TV programme on Friday, Melaye, who is a member of APC, said the party is “suffering from what I call a dreadful continental abnormality.”The statement comes about a week after the senator hinted he might defect to the Peoples Democratic Party [...]

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    Malami: N’assembly lacks power to declare no-confidence vote on IGP

Malami: N’assembly lacks power to declare no-confidence vote on IGP

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF) and minister of justice, says the national assembly does not have the power to declare a vote of no confidence on Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police.The lawmakers declared the no-confidence vote on the IGP after an emergency joint meeting on Tuesday.They accused the police IGP of harassing their colleagues, including Senate President Bukola [...]

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    National assembly embarks on 4-week recess 

National assembly embarks on 4-week recess 

The national assembly has embarked on a four-week recess. [...]

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    ‘You complain of persecution but can’t tolerate constitutional ventilation’ — Jibrin fires back at reps

‘You complain of persecution but can’t tolerate constitutional ventilation’ — Jibrin fires back at reps

Abdulmumin Jibrin, lawmaker representing Bebeji/Kiru constituency in Kano state, has taken a swipe at his colleagues after they accused him of falsehood.On Wednesday, the lower legislative chamber resolved to probe his comment on the ongoing rift between the national assembly and the executive arm of government.Jibrin had led some lawmakers to kick against the impeachment threat the national assembly issued [...]

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    ‘Leave national assembly out of your police case’ — pro-Buhari lawmakers warn Saraki, Melaye

‘Leave national assembly out of your police case’ — pro-Buhari lawmakers warn Saraki, Melaye

Some federal lawmakers under the auspices of the parliamentary support group have asked their colleagues who have issues with the police to sort them out without involving the national assembly.The lawmakers — who “support and believe in the ideals of President Muhammadu Buhari” — said this in reaction to the threat the national assembly issued to the president following alleged [...]

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    SERAP: N17bn added to 2015 budget a breach of UN convention against corruption

SERAP: N17bn added to 2015 budget a breach of UN convention against corruption

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to order an investigation into the N17 billion allegation regarding the 2015 budget.In her book — ‘Fighting Corruption is Dangerous: The Story Behind the Headlines’ —, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former minister of finance, had said members of the national assembly increased their budget by N17 billion before it was [...]

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    ‘Not Too Young To Run’ movement demands reduction of age qualification for gov, senator

‘Not Too Young To Run’ movement demands reduction of age qualification for gov, senator

The 'Not Too Young To Run' movement has asked the national assembly to review its vote on the age qualification for governors and senators.On Thursday, President Muhammadu Buhari signed the bill seeking to reduce age qualification to hold elective office in the country.The bill had sought to reduce the age qualification for the office of the president from 40 to [...]

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    N17bn: Okonjo-Iweala clarifies comment on 2015 budget after backlash from ex-lawmaker

N17bn: Okonjo-Iweala clarifies comment on 2015 budget after backlash from ex-lawmaker

Yusuf Galambi, a former member of the house of representatives, says the national assembly never asked for a bribe to pass the 2015 budget.Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former minister of finance, had written in her book — ‘Fighting Corruption is Dangerous: The Story Behind the Headlines’ — that the lawmakers increased the 2015 budget by N17billion before it was passed.Her published account [...]

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    House of reps: Buhari can’t question the role of national assembly

House of reps: Buhari can’t question the role of national assembly

The house of representatives says President Muhammadu Buhari can have an opinion of members of the national assembly but he cannot question the role of the parliament.Abdulrazak Namdas, spokesman of the house of reps, said this in response to Buhari's comment while hosting some of his supporters at Aso Rock on Tuesday."What have they (federal lawmakers) been doing? Some of [...]

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