Edo election: Ekweremadu preaches fairness

September 19, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The immediate past deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu (PDP Enugu West), has called on all stakeholders in the Edo gubernatorial election to ensure fairness by allowing the votes of the electorates to count.  Ekweremadu who made the call in a short post on his social media handles Saturday morning, specifically called on the security agencies and the Independent National Read More

Breaking: Buhari signs Police Bill 2020 into law

September 17, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law the Nigeria Police Bill, 2020, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, said on Thursday. In a statement issued in Abuja, Adesina said the president communicated his assent to the Bill to the National Assembly in a memo dated September 16, 2020, through the Clerk of the legislature. Read More

Withdraw your statement on Gana, youth group tells Suswam

September 12, 2020 Editor 0

The Sankera Youth Forum (SYF) has called on the lawmaker representing Benue North East in the National Assembly, Senator Gabriel Suswam, to withdraw his statement on notorious militia leader, Terwase Akwaza, popularly known as Gana.  Sankera consists of three of the seven local government areas which make up the senatorial district which the ex-governor represents and was among the worst affected Read More

Elections: NLC, YIAGA Africa tasks NASS on electoral Act

August 19, 2020 Moses John 0

As the nation prepares for 2023 general elections, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Yiaga Africa have called on the 9th National Assembly to amend the electoral Act to guarantee credible and free elections in Nigeria. Both Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the YIAGA Africa made this separately in their presentation at the Roundtable discussion on Electoral Reform held Read More

Assent to CAMA II bill excites Centre LSD

August 17, 2020 Binta Shama 0

The African Centre for Leadership, Strategy & Development (Centre LSD) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing into law the amended Companies and Other Allied Matters (CAMA II) bill, 30 years after the Act was enacted. A statement signed recently, by the Programme Coordinator of the Centre, Mr. Uchenna Arisukwu, said among the highlights of the new law is the Read More

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HURIWA tackles minister, NBC over controversial code

August 14, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has condemned the illegal National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) amended broadcast code on hate speech and the imposition of N5 million fine on Nigeria Info 99.3FM HURIWA in a press statement by the National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, and the Director, National Media Affairs, Ms Zainab Yusuf, Friday in Abuja, accused then Minister Read More

Race for NASSLAF leadership hots up in NASS

August 12, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

Ahead of fresh election for executives of the National Assembly Legislative Aides Forum ( NASSLAF), many Aides to some of the serving federal lawmakers  have expressed interest. One of the interested legislative aide eying the Chairmanship position of the body , is the Senior Legislative Aide to Senator Theodore Orji ( PDP Abia Central), Barrister Emeka Nwala . Nwala at Read More

Court strikes out suit seeking forensic auditing of NSIA

August 11, 2020 Tope Sunday 0

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja Monday struck out a suit seeking an order suspending Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority, Uche Orji, as well as an order for a forensic audit of the organisation’s accounts from inception. Justice Ahmed Mohammed struck out the case consequent upon an application for the withdrawal of the suit by the Read More

Breaking: Reps directs NCDC to check COVID-19 status of multichoice boss

July 22, 2020 Editor 0

The Nigeria Centre for Diseases Control (NCDC) has been asked to locate and test the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MultiChoice, Dr John Ugbe, for COVID-19. The House of Representatives gave the directive on Wednesday, through Hon Idem Unyime who heads the House Committee on Digital Satelite Television, DSTV Pay-As-You-Go Tariff Hike, Details loading…

Omolori: A consuming power tussle between management and commission

July 21, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

Last week, power tussle ensued between the National Assembly Service Commission (NASC) and Management of the National Assembly led by the now removed Clerk, Alhaji Mohammed Sani- Omolori. Taiye Odewale reports. The real issue Bone of contention for the power tussle has been in the public domain for several months but got to the point of decisiveness of actions by Read More

NDDC crisis: Set up independent probe, CSOs tell Buhari

July 20, 2020 Editor 0

Civil Society Groups (CSOs) have appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to set an Independent panel of inquiry to probe the alleged financial impropriety and other misconducts in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The CSOs addressed as Civil society joint action against corruption with 10 different activist groups noted that the crisis in the NDDC has exposed lot of allegations Read More

Women group tasks FG on modular refineries, others

July 11, 2020 Eleojo Idachaba 0

The Women in Energy Network (WIEN) has urged the federal government to explore the encouragement of modular refineries as a means of boosting local refining capacity of petrol. The association in its position on the downstream oil sector which was addressed to the chairman, Senate Joint Committee on Petroleum Resources also stated that government should pursue a deliberate policy of Read More

Breaking: At last, Buhari signs revised 2020 budget into law

July 10, 2020 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has just signed the revised N10.8 trillion 2020 budget into law. Signing the document inside the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, in the presence of top government officials including Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha and National Assembly leadership, Buhari explained the reason behind the revised budget. He Read More

Uproar in NASS over N52bn 774,000 Jobs: Keyamo blows hot, resists project takeover by lawmaker

A verbal war Tuesday erupted between the National Assembly and the Executive over the 774,000 jobs planned to cushion the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on Nigerians, particularly the vulnerable. At a public hearing in Abuja, the two arms of government threw tantrums at each other with accusation and counter accusation by the concerned parties. While the Minister of State Read More

NASS wades in, halts planned hike in electricity tariffs

June 30, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The leadership of the National Assembly on Monday waded into the controversy on the planned hike in electricity tariffs from July 1, 2020 and succeeded in convincing the Distribution Companies (DISCOs) to defer the plan till the first quarter of 2021. The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, and Read More

Happening Now: APC NEC meeting kicks off…Buhari, Osinbajo, govs, NASS leaders, NWC in attendance (VIDEO)

June 25, 2020 Editor 0

The National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has just commenced. According to a presidential aide, Bashir Ahmad, President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Governors, National Assembly leaders and members of National Working Committee (NWC) of the party are attending. Victor Giadom is leading the NWC as the acting chairman of the party. Details Read More

NASS eases N320bn revenue for executive – Senate chair

June 12, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The 9th National Assembly in its first year of legislative session, made required interventions on the nation’s economy resulting into new windows of revenues estimated by experts to be about N320 billion per year. The federal lawmakers are also ready to give the much expected Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) expeditious consideration anytime forwarded to them by the executive arm of Read More

After acting for barely 2 years, NASC confirms Giwa Reps’ substantive clerk

June 12, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has disclosed that the National Assembly Service Commission (NASC), has confirmed the appointment of Mr. Patrick Ahonkhai Giwa, as the substantive Clerk of the House Giwa was appointed acting clerk on November 26, 2018, soon after the expiration of the tenure of the former Commission.  The confirmation of Mr. Giwa’s appointment along with Read More

Breaking: Revised 2020 budget suffers setback in Senate

June 9, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Tuesday stepped down consideration of the N10.509 trillion revised 2020 budget forwarded to it for consideration by President Muhamnadu Buhari penultimate week. The upper legislative chamber had in giving the request expeditious consideration , carried out debate on general principles of the fresh proposal along with those of the also revised 2020-2022 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Read More

Breaking: RMAFC declares request for 0.5% police fund deduction from FAAC unconstitutional

June 4, 2020 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) has described as constitutional breach the request by the Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammed Maigari Dingyadi, for 0.5 per cent from the federation account for the Police Trust Fund.  The minister of police affairs had in a letter to the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, and copied Read More

Breaking: NDDC operation shuts down hours after top official’s death

May 28, 2020 Editor 0

There are reports that the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has closed down operations hours the death of its acting Director of Finance and Administration, Ibanga Bassey Etang. Etang died Thursday morning at a private hospital in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital. The cause of his death was yet to be ascertained as at the time of filling this report. Read More

Video: I’m still alive – Ghali Na’abba

May 2, 2020 Bashir Mohammed 0

Former Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives, Alhaji Ghali Umar Na’abba, has personally confirmed that he was alive, hale and hearty, and willing to return home from a London trip once restriction on movement is lifted. Speaking through a video clip that has gone viral Friday, the former Speaker said his inability to return home after taking a trip to Read More

COVID-19: NASS bars 70% of staff from work

May 1, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

Ahead of Monday slated for resumption of work by staff of the National Assembly in Abuja, after stay at home policy against the rampaging coronavirus, 70% of the workforce, will not resume for now. Information to this effect, is contained in a personally signed memo by the Clerk to the National Assembly, Alhaji Mohammed Sani – Omolori, Friday in Abuja Read More

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CBN retains lending rate at 13.5%, warns NASS on revised oil benchmark

March 25, 2020 Editor 0

With the Coronavirus pandemic ravaging the entire world and causing economic shutdowns, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has warned the National Assembly (NASS) not to tamper with revised oil benchmark of $30 per barrel. CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele gave the warning in Abuja Tuesday while briefing the media after the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting. Emefiele commended the fiscal Read More