Tag: National Assembly

Just in: Buhari writes national assembly seeking approval to borrow fresh $4bn, €710m

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the National assembly seeking approval to borrow fresh sums of $4,054,476,863 and €710 million in an addendum to the 2018-2020 borrowing plan. The president also asked the national assembly to approve grant components of $125 million. The request was in a letter read by[Read More…]

Again, National Assembly complex floods after rainfall

The main building of the national assembly complex has flooded again after a heavy downpour on Monday. This is the second time the building will be flooding in three weeks The source of the leak was the dome at the complex, which houses a main lobby that leads to the[Read More…]

Breaking: Nigerian lawmakers debate bill seeking to jail protesters five-years in prison

The House of Representatives Thursday presented for consideration, a bill seeking to jail unauthorized protesters in the country – the Bill was approved by the House for second reading. The Bill entitled: AN ACT TO AMEND THE CRIMINAL CODE ACT, CAP 38, LAWS OF THE FEDERATION OF NIGERIA, 2004 TO[Read More…]

National Assembly asks MDAs to submit anti-corruption strategy report

The National Assembly has directed Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to submit their reports on anti-corruption strategy. To this end, Senator Suleiman Abdu Kwari, Chairman, Senate Committee on Anti-Corruption and Financial Crimes, has summoned relevant MDAs. They include the Ministries of Justice, Finance, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), and[Read More…]

Coalition of CSOs chide National Assembly for delaying passing of Electoral Act 2010 (Amendment) Bill

A coalition of civil societies under the aegis of Alliance of Civil Society Organizations for Expansion of Electoral and Democratic Space (ACCESS) has slammed the National Assembly for delay in passing the Electoral Act 2010 (Amendment) Bill and enact the Independent National Electoral Commission Act 2021. The group of CSOs[Read More…]

NASS legislative aides protest unpaid salary arrears

Legislative aides on Tuesday protested at the foyer of the National Assembly over unpaid salary arrears. The aides gathered at the foyer of the National Assembly carrying placards with various inscriptions. They accused the Clerk to the National Assembly, Arc Olatunde Ojo, of failure to pay their salary arrears, implement[Read More…]

The lawmakers in Kogi are unwilling to accept the COVID-19 vaccines

Senators and members of the House of Representatives from Kogi State have said they are not sure they will volunteer to get the COVID-19 vaccines. The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan had announced a two-week schedule for senators to get vaccinated as part of efforts to boost pubic confidence in the[Read More…]

Dino Melaye tenders an apology for Supporting Buhari in 2015 – refers to the President as “the greatest Scam”

The former lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Dino Melaye on Friday said he is full of regret for supporting the candidacy of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015. Buhari contested under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) six years ago and defeated ex-President[Read More…]

Bandits

Why give amnesty to criminals who kill, kidnap people? – Niger Senator kicks against amnesty for bandits

Senator representing Niger-East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Sani Musahas kicked against calls for the notorious terrorists terrorising the northern region to be granted amnesty. Musa stated this while speaking in an interview with Punch Newspaper on Sunday. Recall that terrorists donning military uniforms on Wednesday morning stormed the[Read More…]

Buhari has disregarded the National Assembly to a ridiculous extent – Abaribe

Senator representing Abia South, Enyinnaya Abaribe has accused the Buhari administration of disregarding the National Assembly and running an imperial government. He was speaking in an interview with Daily Trust newspaper on Sunday. Abaribe who is the Senate Minority Leader was lamenting the relationship between the Legislative arm and the[Read More…]