Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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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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    Abacha built roads, Obasanjo couldn’t provide power — six things Buhari said at Aso Rock meeting

Abacha built roads, Obasanjo couldn’t provide power — six things Buhari said at Aso Rock meeting

As preparations for the 2019 elections continue to gather momentum politicians have been holding strategic meetings. On Monday, former President Olusegun Obasanjo travelled to Ondo to meet Afenifere leaders.On Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari who is seeking reelection, hosted the Buhari Support Organisation (BSO) at the presidential villa. The president who has hardly made negative comments about Obasanjo took a swipe [...]

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    Lawmakers’ allocation increased, INEC’s slashed — highlights of Budget 2018

Lawmakers’ allocation increased, INEC’s slashed — highlights of Budget 2018

The national assembly finally passed the 2018 budget on Wednesday, about six months after President Muhammadu presented it.In November, Buhari had proposed N8.6 trillion as the appropriation for the 2018 fiscal year, with N3.5 trillion as recurrent (non-debt) expenditure, while N2.4 trillion was earmarked for capital expenditure.But the lawmakers raised the budget by N500 billion, increasing recurrent and capital expenditure [...]

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    N’assembly summons Omo-Agege, Ndume over mace theft

N’assembly summons Omo-Agege, Ndume over mace theft

The national assembly has summoned Ovie Omo-Agege, senator representing Delta central, and Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno south, over their alleged roles in the theft of the senate's mace.On April 18, Omo-Agege invaded the red chamber with suspected thugs and the mace, the symbol of authority of the upper legislative chamber, was stolen in the process.Ndume was accused of preventing [...]

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    N’assembly adds N500bn to 2018 budget

N’assembly adds N500bn to 2018 budget

The national assembly has increased the size of the 2018 budget to N9.120 trillion from N8.612 trillion.The details of the budget were listed on the order paper available at the senate.The budget was laid before the senate by Danjuma Goje, chairman of the senate appropriation committee.Yusuf Lasun, speaker of the house, who presided over Tuesday's session at the house of representatives, [...]

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    2018 budget: Why I’m worried but not surprised at national assembly

2018 budget: Why I’m worried but not surprised at national assembly

BY EDWARD ONOJAWe are in May and the 2018 budget submitted to the national assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari in November 2017 is yet to be passed.In March, a desperate Buhari directed all ministries, departments and agencies of government to submit every detail of their budget to the national assembly, no matter how minute.The legislators had claimed they were [...]

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    APC chieftain says IGP may end up on the wrong side of history

APC chieftain says IGP may end up on the wrong side of history

Yusuf Ali, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna state, says the conduct of Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), has set a "terrible and dangerous" precedent in the country.Ali said this on Sunday while reacting to the alleged refusal of Idris to appear before the senate.The IGP has failed to honour the invitation of the upper [...]

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