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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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    ‘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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