Tag: National Assembly

Lawmaker, Sani Bello Who Survived Kidnapping, Dies

A member of the House of Representatives from Katsina State, Mr. Bello Sani, died on Wednesday. He Represented Mashi/Dutsi Federal Constituency of Katsina State. The lawmaker died at the age of 51 and left a wife and his children behind Sani had in 2016 been kidnapped by unknown criminal elements,[Read More…]

“Amaechi Inciting Nigerians Against National Assembly” – War of Words Between Transport Minister And Nigerian Senate

  The Senate has accused Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi of lying against the National Assembly in order to incite Nigerians against the legislature. The Senate was reacting to a statement credited to the Minister in which he alluded to the refusal of the National Assembly to approve a foreign[Read More…]

We Have Received Buhari’s Second Letter – Senate Acknowledges But With No Dates of Return

  The Senate has confirmed that it had received the letter from President Muhammadu Buhari extending his vacation in the UK. This was disclosed on Tuesday by Senate spokesperson, Senator Aliyu Sabi, who gave the confirmation while briefing members of the Senate Press Corps. Sabi said that but for the[Read More…]

Buhari Could Remain In London For Four More Months – Reports

  In a letter written to the National Assembly on Sunday, President Muhammadu Buhari expressed his desire to extend his medical leave in London in order to complete his treatment and await the results of his medical tests. The extension of his medical leave was announced in a statement issued[Read More…]

President Buhari Proceeds On A 10 – Day Leave, Writes National Assembly For Vacation

President Muhammadu? Buhari has written to the senate informing it of his decision to go on a 10-day vacation. ?In the letter read by Senate President Bukola Saraki on Thursday, the president said his vacation would begin on January 23 and end on February 6. He said Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo[Read More…]

Sacked Majority Leader, Ali Ndume Was Praying When He Was Removed

Ali Ndume, former majority leader, says he was slyly removed from his position. Ndume said he had left the chamber to pray and handed over to Bala Na-Allah, only to return in 10 minutes to find out he had been ousted. “I was leading the business of the senate and[Read More…]

76% of Nigerians Actively Support Open Government Policies And #OpenNASS

76% of Nigerians Actively Support Open Government Policies and #OpenNASS is a Panacea for Transparency and Accountability   ‘There is not a crime, there is not a dodge, there is not a trick, there is not a swindle, and there is not a vice which does not live by secrecy.’[Read More…]

‘There Is Hardship In The Land’ – Senate President Saraki Tells Buhari

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday called on the executive arm of government to work to ensure that the 2017 budget truly eases the burden of Nigerians. Saraki in his welcome address during the formal presentation of the presentation of the 2017 Appropriation Bill before a joint session[Read More…]

IDP Contract Fraud: “The Senate Is Talking Balderdash” – SGF Babachir Lawal Slams Senators For Calling For His Sack, Prosecution

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, has reacted to the call by the Senate for him to be sacked and prosecuted over his alleged involvement in IDP contract fraud. The senate yesterday received the Interim Report of The Ad-Hoc Committee on Mounting Humanitarian Crisis in the[Read More…]

Buhari Says Over 59 Per cent of Nigeria’s 2016 Budget Has Been Implemented

As at the end of September, 59 per cent of Nigeria’s 2016 budget had been implemented, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Wednesday. The President said that the Federal Government implemented about N3.58 trillion out of the N6.08 trillion budgeted for 2016 as at September 30. Mr. Buhari said this on[Read More…]