Tag: National Assembly

Breaking: Federal Government of Nigeria slashes 2020 budget

The Federal Government has sent a revised budget to the National Assembly, cutting down some costs in view of the coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria. According to Punch Newspaper, a top source in the National Assembly shared a copy of the revised 2020 budget on Wednesday, noting that a meeting was[Read More…]

‘Fisayo Soyombo: The Oppression Of Victims from Ikoyi Prison to the National Assembly

Victims! The spot of ‘victims’ in my headline was sealed six months ago by one of the senior officers of Pedro Police Station, Shomolu, Lagos. It was Friday July 19, 2019, the night I was released from Ikoyi Prison at the end of my undercover investigation on corruption in Nigeria’s[Read More…]

Nigerians “To Die By Hanging” – What The Hate Speech Bill Seeks To Achieve

The Senate on Tuesday recommended that culprits of any form of hate speech should be penalised to die by hanging if convicted.   The Senate also provided that any person found guilty of the criminal act should be accorded life jail sentence and or five years imprisonment, depending on the[Read More…]

How NEMA DG, Maihaja Embezzled N33bn Emergency Fund- And The Indictment of Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo

….. Reps indict Osinbajo, Panel seeks dismissal, prosecution of NEMA DG over fraud, corruption   In contravention of constitutional provisions, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo illegally approved the release of the sum of N5, 865, 671, 939.26 in June 2017 from the Consolidated Revenue Fund Account which was mismanaged by the[Read More…]

Stella Oduah Presents Bill To Establish Federal University of Aquatic studies In Anambra State  

Senator representing Anambra North constituency, Princess Stella Oduah read the bill for the establishment of the Federal University of Aquatic Studies, Ogbaru, Anambra State 2018 (SB. 670) during the plenary session at the Senate chambers on Thursday. The bill if passed is expected to develop the aquaculture sector in the[Read More…]

Senator Omo-Agege Breaks Into Senate With ‘Thugs’

Drama at the senate on Wednesday after Ovie Omo-Agege, suspended senator from Delta state, stormed the senate with suspected thugs, carting away the mace. He was said to have sneaked in through one of the glass barricades within the national assembly before the mace was seized with the support of the men[Read More…]

Just In: House of Reps Member, Buba Jibril Is Dead

The member representing Lokoja/Kogi Federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Umar Baba Jibril is dead. Aged 58 years, Jibril, a three-time member of the house, died in the early hours of Friday in Abuja. One of his political associates, Mr Amuda Dan Sulaiman confirmed the death to the News[Read More…]

Senate Adjourns Sitting As Fire Breaks Out At National Assembly

The Senate has suspended its Thursday’s sitting after fire broke out in a section of the National Assembly building. The fire at the maintenance unit of the senate occurred at about 11 a.m. Lawmakers initially tried to go ahead with its plenary, but were compelled to cut it short. After[Read More…]

National Assembly, Presidency Hold Security Summit Over Herdsmen Killings

Press Releases Worried by the multi-dimensional security challenges facing the nation, the Senate in collaboration with the President Muhammadu Buhari and the Executive arm will on Thursday, February 1 and Monday February 5 convene a National Security Summit.   The Summit will provide an all inclusive platform for heads of security and defence agencies, Governors,[Read More…]

Police Fire Shots, Teargas, Block Shiites From Protesting

  A protest march by members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) on Monday turned violent after the protesters were tear gassed as they tried to force their way into the National Assembly complex in Abuja. The Shiite members are demanding the release of their leader, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, who[Read More…]