Tag: National Assembly

NLC warns against licensing “dictatorship” with the water resources bill

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has tackled the national assembly for considering the water resources bill for passage, warning the legislature against licensing “dictatorship”. Ayuba Wabba, NLC president, said in a statement on Monday that the federal lawmakers should not ambush Nigerians with the bill “because of the danger it[Read More…]

Governor Ortom says Water bill, plan to take land for herdsmen

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Saturday called on the National Assembly to reject the National Water Resources Bill in the interest of the country. Read NewsWireNGR analysis of the bill, Aggressive Land Grab Meets Pork Barrel: Analysis of the National Water Resources Bill 2020. Ortom said the provisions of[Read More…]

National Assembly’s allocation of N125 billion is not enough says Chariman NASC

The Executive Chairman of the National Assembly Service Commission (NASC), Ahmed Amshi, on Tuesday, called on the federal government to increase the National Assembly’s annual budget. He said the budgetary allocation of N125 billion is not enough to fund the institution. Mr Amshi said this when he received a delegation of the Benue[Read More…]

Buhari signs amended Companies Allied Matters bill

President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to the Companies and Allied Matters Bill 2020, which was recently passed by the National Assembly. This was disclosed in a statement signed by a media aide of President Buhari, Femi Adesina. According to the statement, the President’s action on the document repealed and replaced[Read More…]

Minister, Rotimi Amaechi says National Assembly probe may frustrate various rail projects across the country

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, says the ongoing probe by the National Assembly into loan agreements being entered into by the Federal Government with China may frustrate various rail projects in the country. The House of Representatives had on Tuesday expressed its resolve to review loan facilities already taken by[Read More…]

SERAP asks National Assembly leaders to publish reports on corruption probes

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent Freedom of Information (FoI) requests to the Senate President, Dr Ahmad Lawan; and Speaker of House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, to “urgently publish all reports of completed public hearings and corruption probes by the National Assembly since the return of democracy[Read More…]

DISCOs urged to defer hike in electricity tariffs scheduled to take effect from July 1

The leadership of the National Assembly has convinced the Distribution Companies (DISCOs) in the country to defer the hike in electricity tariffs scheduled to take effect from July 1, 2020. This is according to a statement on Monday by the Special Adviser to the Senate President on Media, Ola Awoniyi.[Read More…]

National Assembly approves Buhari’s $28.2 billion loan

The national assembly has approved loans of $28.2 billion sought by President Muhammadu Buhari. While the senate granted the president’s request to borrow $5.5 billion for COVID-19, the house of representatives also approved a $22.7 billion which was rejected last year. The green chamber approved the request at Tuesday’s plenary[Read More…]

National Assembly To Meet On Thursday On 2020 Revised Budget

Members of the National Assembly will reconvene on Thursday to consider the 2020 revised budget. The clerk of the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori, made this announcement in a memo dated May 26. “This is to inform all distinguished senators and honourable members that resumption of plenary earlier scheduled for Tuesday,[Read More…]

Lawmakers “are independent of the control of any state governor” – Face-off between lawmakers and Governors over NCDC Bill

The House of Representatives has faulted the Nigerian Governors’ Forum for asking the federal parliament to step down the controversial Quarantine Act (Repeal and Enactment) Bill 2020. NewsWireNGR recalls that the Nigerian Governors Forum, NGF, had earlier on Wednesday asked the House to withdraw the bill and engage stakeholders on[Read More…]