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How Sergeant-at-Arms facilitated thugs’ entry

April 19, 2018 Administrator 0

Ekweremadu briefs Osinbajo, says we can’t be intimidated Perpetrators must be brought to justice – Reps, APC, SAN Presidency’s attempts to truncate democracy – PDP Omo-Agege arrested Produce stolen mace in 24hrs – NASS orders IGP Fresh facts have emerged on how hoodlums, yesterday, beat the security network at the National Assembly, carting away the mace of the Senate during Read More

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EEDC seeks NASS intervention over FG’s N4.4bn debts

April 11, 2018 Administrator 0

The management of Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC), yesterday urged members of the National Assembly and other stakeholders to prevail on the federal government to settle the N4.4 billion electricity bills of its Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in the South-East. EEDC’s acting Managing Director, Mr. Paul Okeke, who made the appeal in Enugu, explained that the payment of the Read More

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Sequence of elections: ‘We ‘ll mobilise Nigerians against NASS’

March 31, 2018 Administrator 0

  Since the National Assembly re-ordered the sequence of elections last February, the action has generated more heat than light, culminating with President Muhammadu Buhari declining to sign the amended Electoral Act on March 3. Thereafter, law makers from both chambers of the National Assembly have been threatening to override the president’s veto. In this interview, Mr Ezenwa Nwagu, the Read More

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Former presidential aspirant wants legislative jobs to become part time

March 20, 2018 Administrator 0

A former presidential aspirant under the defunct Social Democratic Party (SDP), Alhaji Muhammadu Umaru Maizabura has called on the Federal government to make the job of the members of the National Assembly less attractive by making it part time, so as to reduce the cost of governance. Alhaji Muhammadu Maizabura who is also the National Chairman of National Democratic Liberty Read More

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Legalise abortion for safety services – NCWS

March 10, 2018 Administrator 0

  Worried by increasing wave of abortion in the country, the National Council for Women Societies (NCWS) has called on the federal government to remove all legal restrictions to enable safe services. President of the council, Mrs. Gloria Shoda, made the call during a one day sensitisation workshop for women on unsafe abortion, organised in collaboration with IPAS as part Read More

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Peace Corps Bill rejection irreconcilable’

March 10, 2018 Administrator 0

  The African Youth Support Centre (AYSC) has expressed shock over President Muhammadu Buhari’s rejection of the Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) Bill, after being passed by both chambers of the National Assembly. Its Executive Director, a former president of the Pan African Youth Union, Comrade Ben Duntoye, noted that the PCN “is designed to be a vehicle for mass Read More

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2019: Buhari, main target of elections reordering – Sen Uwajomogu

February 18, 2018 Administrator 0

Amidst contentious reordering of 2019 general elections time table by the National Assembly, a Senator representing Imo North Senatorial district, Benjamin Uwajomogu, has described the action of his colleagues as unconstitutional, adding that the move was targeted against President Muhammadu Buhari. Speaking with newsmen Sunday in Abuja, Uwajomogu said he joined his colleagues who protested the passage of the reordered Read More

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Election timetable: NASS members’ll be biggest losers – Bello

February 10, 2018 Administrator 0

By Abdullahi M. Gulloma Abuja The Kogi state Governor, Mr. Yahaya Bello, yesterday, said that National Assembly (NASS) members would be the biggest losers of the rearrangement of the order of the 2019 elections in the Electoral Act by the Assembly. The lawmakers had proposed the amendment of the sequence of elections in the Electoral Act and placed the presidential Read More

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When will National Assembly dare Buhari on pending bills?

January 6, 2018 Administrator 0

  President Muhammadu Buhari had signed six bills into law, three days to the New year, leaving quite a number on his table. All the pending bills have waited for more than the constitutionally accepted 30 days without presidential assent but the National Assembly has refused to exercise its powers by passing them into law with two third majority as Read More

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Senate passes National Health Bill

February 20, 2014 Administrator 0

The Senate yesterday finally passed the National Health Bill which has for a long time suffered several setbacks in the upper chamber, following its reintroduction in the seventh senate, due to the President’s refusal to assent the bill as passed by the Sixth National Assembly. The Bill provides for a framework for the regulation, development and management of a National Read More