Tag: National Assembly

Senator Ali Ndume’s Suspension “Will Make Him Better” – Senate Spokesman

Sabi Abdullahi, spokesman of the senate, says the suspension handed Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno south, will make him a “better” version of himself. On Wednesday, Ndume resumed his responsibilities as a lawmaker after he was suspended for eight months. Speaking with journalists on Thursday, Abdullahi said the punishment was[Read More…]

Following In Buhari’s Steps of Cancelling FEC Meeting to Holiday, National Assembly Postpones Resumption

The National Assembly has postponed its resumption from annual recess by one week. The lawmakers, who were to resume on September 19, are now to resume on September 26, 2017. This was contained in a statement by Clerk to the National Assembly, Mr. Mohammed Sani-Omolori, on Wednesday, entitled, ‘Postponement of[Read More…]

Buhari Notifies The National Assembly of his Return

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday wrote to the National Assembly, informing federal lawmakers of his readiness to resume work, following the conclusion of his medical vacation. After delivering a national broadcast on Monday morning, Buhari held a brief meeting at the presidential villa with his deputy, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, who[Read More…]

Breaking: Supreme Court Sacks Benue Lawmaker, Herman Hembe

The Supreme Court sitting in Abuja, on Friday has declared the seat of the Hon. Herman Hembe vacant. Hon.Hembe, representing Vandikwa/ Konshisha constituency of Benue State, at the Federal House of Representatives, is also Chairman, House Committee on FCT The Court ruled Mrs Dorathy Mato as the rightful candidate who[Read More…]

APC Hails N’Assembly for Disclosing Budget Details For the First Time in History

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has commended the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, and the Speaker of House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, for opening up on the details of the 2017 National Assembly budget. The party said the action is commendable being the first time in the country’s recent[Read More…]

Just In: National Assembly Passes ?7.441tn 2017 Budget

Both chambers of the National Assembly have passed the 2017 Budget, five months after President Muhammadu Buhari presented it to them. The House of Representatives first passed the budget of N7.441tn on Thursday, followed by the Senate. President Buhari had presented a budget of N7.298tn to a joint sitting of[Read More…]

National Assembly for the First Time Publishes N125bn Budget Breakdown

The National Assembly has published its 2017 budget, raising the cost from N115bn in 2016 to N125bn. Total personnel cost takes N23,789,787,880; total overhead cost, N85,878,619,888; and total capital cost, N14,940,196,063. A breakdown of the estimates shows that the National Assembly gets N14.9bn; Senate, N31.3bn; House of Representatives, N49bn; National[Read More…]

Buhari’s Letter to Senate Names Osinbajo ‘Coordinator’ of Nation’s Affairs, Not Acting President

President Muhammadu Buhari says Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will “coordinate” the nation’s affairs while he is abroad for medical treatment. A letter sent by the president to the Senate, notifying lawmakers of his trip, however raised questions Tuesday about Mr. Osinbajo’s powers after President Buhari failed to address him as[Read More…]

Rejected Ibrahim Magu Vows Fight To Finish, Says Neither Senate Nor DSS Can Stop Him

Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu, has vowed to continue the fight against corruption, stressing that neither the rejection of his nomination by the Senate nor the report by the Department of State Security (DSS) that he is ‘unfit’ to head the anti-graft agency[Read More…]

Just In: Court Sacks Senator, Orders Refund Of Salaries Received

A Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to immediately, withdraw the Certificate of Return given to the Senator representing Akwa-Ibom North East district, Albert Bassey Akpan. In a judgment delivered on Monday, the  court asked INEC to issue a fresh[Read More…]