Breaking: Buhari signs revised 2020 budget Friday

July 9, 2020 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Friday sign into law the revised 2020 budget passed by the National Assembly in June. This was made known by the official Twitter handle of the Presidency, Thursday night. The information reads, “President @MBuhari will tomorrow, Friday July 10, 2020, sign into law the revised 2020 budget passed by the National Assembly last month.”

APC didn’t prepare to rule Kwara – LG chairmanship aspirant

July 8, 2020 Tope Sunday 0

Hon. Akeem Amao is a former governorship aspirant of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in Kwara State. Also he served as the Senior Legislative Aide to the former Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki. The Ojoku-born politician, who is a People Democratic Party (PDP) local government chairmanship aspirant in the forthcoming local government election in Kwara state, in this interview 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

Breaking: Buhari recognises Giadom as APC acting National Chairman, to attend virtual meeting Thursday – Presidency

June 24, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Presidency said Wednesday that President Muhammadu Buhari recognised Mr Victor Giadom as the Acting National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, who disclosed this in Abuja, said the president would attend the virtual meeting Giadom summoned for Thursday. “The President has received very convincing advice on 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

Aduda: Not guilty as charged

June 3, 2020 Dr Mike Uyi 0

Many who work successfully for the growth and development of their nation most times face challenges of false allegations from naysayers. Such is the case of Senator Philip Tanimu Aduda, representing Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, at the National Assembly. The baseless and false reports being bandied against the Senator are been paddled by the machination of the same crop of 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

Exposed! Forensic Audit: How NASS padded 2019 NDDC budget with over 500 fake projects – Acting MD

May 27, 2020 NAN 0

The acting Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Kemebradikumo Pondei, revealed on Tuesday that the commission’s 2019 budget was inflated with over 500 non-existing projects. Mr Pondei made the disclosure on Tuesday while addressing journalists in Port Harcourt, Rivers State while making clarifications on allegations of corruption levelled against the Interim Management Committee (IMC). The acting managing director said that 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

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Coronavirus: Reps take critical decision

March 18, 2020 Editor 0

The House of Representatives has asked management of the the National Assembly to immediately make arrangements for the testing of entrants to the National Assembly,  as well as ban visitors to the complex, as a move against spread of the dreaded Coronavirus.  The House in a resolution on Wednesday, also urged the federal government to ban public gatherings, including open religious Read More

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Nigerians react as NASS says ‘There’s grumbling in the military, service chiefs have overstayed’

January 30, 2020 Editor 0

Angered by the worsening insecurity in Nigeria, federal lawmakers across party lines Wednesday called for immediate removal of all the service chiefs. This is as the Senate, through resolutions, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a national security emergency and also summoned the Inspector General of Police Mohammad Adamu to appear before it in plenary next week Wednesday on the Read More

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Adamawa: Senator Abbo attracts dams to constituency

January 24, 2020 Editor 0

In fulfillment of his commitments to better the lots of his people and attract  federal projects to his senatorial district, the senator representing Adamawa North Senator Elisha Ishiaku Abbo has attracted the sighting of three Dams project in his senatorial.  This is coming after several months of his intense lobbying of the executives and tireless efforts which prompted the federal government Read More

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Medicare: Adamawa Senator reaches out to 5000 constituents

January 24, 2020 Editor 0

Moved by the successes recorded during his first medical outreach and increasing demands of his people, the senator representing Adamawa  South senatorial district, Senator Binos Yaroe, has organised another medical outreach for the people of his constituency targeted at 5000 patients. The exercise which was held at Ganye general hospital attracted many people from the various local governments that make up Read More

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Breaking: Reps reject six-year single term for President, govs

December 17, 2019 Editor 0

The House of Representatives has rejected a bill seeking a single term of six years for the president and state governors. Sponsored by Hon. John Dyegh, the bill which was listed on Tuesday’s Order Paper of the House for second reading was rejected through voice votes by members. In addition, the bill which was seeking amendment to certain provisions of Read More

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Abuja 2018: Shehu Sani heaps encomiums on NTF, proffers solution to dwindling Nigeria’s Sports

December 13, 2018 Editor 0

One of the outspoken Senators in the current eighth National Assembly composition and Kaduna-born leader, distinguished Senator Shehu Sani has showered praises on the board of Nigeria Taekwondo Federation (NTF) following the exceptional manner at which taekwondo events were organised during the ongoing National Sports Festival (NSF). Sani who stormed the medal presentation ceremony put together at the end of Read More

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Vote out govs opposed to LG autonomy – NULGE tells members 

December 3, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Nigeria Union of Government Employees (NULGE) has directed her members across the 774 local governments in the country to vote out governors who are opposed to the actualisation of local government autonomy. President of the union, Comrade Ibrahim Khaleel, who renewed the call in Abuja yesterday alleged gang up by the with state legislators to frustrate the efforts of the union for a free Read More

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FG to disburse N25bn agribusiness loans – Wamakko

December 3, 2018 Blueprint 0

Chairman of the Northern Senators Forum,  Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko says the federal government will soon disburse  N25 billion to Nigerians, under the National Directorate of Employment, and Central Bank of Nigeria agribusiness loans scheme. This is contained in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on media and Publicity, Bashir Rabe Mani and issued to newsmen in Sokoto on Saturday. He spoke at the Read More

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Minimum wage: We‘re running out of patience, Wabba tells Presidency

November 27, 2018 Editor 0

President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Ayuba Wabba, has expressed concerns over the delay by President Muhamadu Buhari to transmit an executive bill on the agreed N30, 000 Minimum wage, to the National Assembly. The National Minimum Wage Tripartite Committee was mandated to review the current N18, 000 minimum wage. And at the end of its meeting two Read More

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Senator Uzodinma arrested over $12m NPA contract

November 13, 2018 Blueprint 0

Senator Hope Uzodinma (Imo West, APC) has been arrested by operatives of the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for Recovery of Public Property. The Chairman of the panel, Chief Okoi Obono-Obla, who confirmed this on Monday, said Uzodinma was arrested on Sunday at Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, was wanted over a breach of contract. He said a company belonging to Read More

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I’m presidential aspirant to beat – Tambuwal

October 1, 2018 Blueprint 0

Sokoto state Governor and presidential aspirants of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in 2019, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has said that he is more qualified to be president than other aspirants ‘ because he is the only one who has work experience in the executive, legislature and judiciary’. Tambuwal made the claim on Friday night in Bauchi when he visited the Read More

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Nigeria concludes 2018 Hajj operations as 111 officials arrive Abuja

September 28, 2018 Blueprint 0

The last flight for 2018 Hajj which signifies end of this year’s exercise took off today and landed on 24th of September with 111 officials from the media team, medical personnel and NAHCON staff. Addressing newsmen at the departure lounge of King Abdul Azeez International Airport, Jedda, Barrister Abdullahi Mukhtar Muhammad, the Commission’s Chairman officially announced 2018 Hajj operations as Read More

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Informal sector’ll join contributory pension in 2019 – PenCom

September 25, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Acting Director-General, National Pension Commission, Mrs Aisha Dahir-Umar, has said that the informal sector will be allowed to join the Contributory Pension Scheme under its micro-pensions scheme in the first quarter of 2019. She said this during the 6th conference for directors of pension operators in Lagos, which was organised by the commission as part of its statutory mandate Read More

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CISLAC expresses worry over FG’s neglect of economy

September 21, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has expressed disappointment that this government has spent its tenure without properly addressing this key important sector of the economy where corruption, inefficiency, community conflict and sabotage have been institutionalized. In a press statement signed by its Executive Director, Auwal Ibrahim Musa said CISLAC considers this refusal to assent as a big failure Read More