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Buhari speaks on NASS bill on new minimum wage

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the two chambers of the National Assembly for the expeditious attention they accorded the new minimum wage bill. The President’s Senior Special Assistants on National Assembly Matters, Senator Ita Enang and Hon. Umar El-Yakub, gave the commendation in a chat with journalists at the Assembly...

No date for National Assembly reconvening on INEC budget

THE National Assembly on Tuesday as said there is no date yet for recovening on issues bordering the 2019 elections budget of the Independent National Electoral Commission. President Muhammadu Buhari had on July 17, 2018 submitted request for INEC budget to the National Assembly for consideration. The National Assembly reaction was contained...

NASS invasion: PDP reveals plan of Buhari Campaign Organisation

The Peoples Democratic Party has described the brazen threat by the Buhari Campaign Organization to take over the National Assembly, should the All Progressives Congress and the Presidency fail in their bid to forcefully change the leadership of the Senate, as treasonable. The party said the threat has also further...

Full text of Saraki’ world press conference

STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AT A WORLD PRESS CONFERENCE HELD AT THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY COMPLEX ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2018. It is a matter of record that yesterday, lawmakers and staff of the National Assembly were prevented from entering the...

NASS: We are monitoring political developments in Nigeria– UK

The British Government has said that it is closely monitoring political developments in Nigeria following reports of blockade of National Assembly entrance by officials of the Department of State Service (DSS). The British Government made this known in a statement from its High Commission in Abuja on Tuesday. Operatives of the...

Atiku reacts to Osinbajo sacking DSS boss

Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President, has reacted to the sack of the Acting Director-General of the Department of State Services, DSS, Lawal Daura. Recall that the acting President, Yemi Osinbajo had sacked Daura, following DSS invasion of the National Assembly. Reacting, the Waziri of Adamawa commended Osinbajo for listening to what...

2018 budget: How National Assembly executives session saved Buhari from planned protest

Facts have emerged how the executives session of the Senate and House of Representives saved President Muhammadu Buhari against planned protest against his presentation of 2018 budget estimates. The House of Representatives had protested when the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, read the notification last Thursday of the President seeking to present...

Buhari presents N8.6tn 2018 budget to National Assembly today

Following the earlier notification separately to both the Senate and the House of Representatives on October 2, President Muhammadu Buhari will today Tuesday, October 7 present the figures of 2018 budget estimate to the joint session of the National Assembly by 2pm. The estimate of the 2018 budget which is...

US President Trump, UK PM earn far lower than Nigerian senators

Chief Areoye Oyebola, the chairman of the Movement for Nigeria’s Total Transformation, has criticised the non-concerned attitude of the Nigerian federal legislators to the plight of the masses who are majorly below poverty line, while the legislators earn an “monumental salaries and allowances.” Oyebola said that the recent criticism of...

Nigerian National Assembly world most paid as 75% Nigerians lives in poverty, ex-President Obasanjo calls lawmakers bunch of unarmed robbers

Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, a former Nigerian President, on Thursday compared the Nigerian National Assembly members to a "bunch of unarmed robbers" going by their fraudulent take home pay. Obasanjo made the statement at the book presentation written by Prof. Mark Mwagwu, in Ibadan, Oyo state, saying the Nigerian lawmakers are...

1999 Constitution amendment [FULL LIST]

On Wednesday, the National Assembly cast their moving to amend section of the fourth amendment of the 1999 Constitution. Sections that were effected are the age qualification for running politics in Nigeria, amongst others. Here is a full list of the sections amended. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, (Fourth Alteration)...
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Hon. Abdullahi Wammako is dead

House of Representatives member representing Kware/Wammako Federal Consituency of Sokoto, Honourable Representative Abdullahi Wammako, has died, FELLOW PRESS gathers. According to the spokesman of the House, Abdulrazak Namda, the Sokoto lawmaker died after slight illness at the National hospital. “We just got the information that we lost Abdullahi Wammako from Sokoto”,...

2017 budget: Fashola attacks National Assembly for reducing Lagos-Ibadan road, power project votes

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has criticised the National Assembly for slashing budgetary allocations meant for Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, along other important project like Second Niger Bridge. The lawmakers slashed the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and Second Niger Bridge from N31 billion to N10 billion and N15 billion to N10 billion...

How National Assembly inflate 2017 budget figures

The House of Representatives on Thursday, passed the 2017 budget of N7.44 trillion, nearly six months after it was presented by President Muhammadu Buhari in December 2016. In the process of vetting the budget from presentation to passage, the national assembly committees added as much as N143 billion to the...

National Assembly passes 2017 budget

  After more than four months of submission by President Muhammadu Buhari, the National Assembly on Thursday passed the 2017 Appropriation Bill. On December 14, President Buhari presented the budget documents to the joint session of the National Assembly. Both chambers of the assembly raised the figure from N7.30 trillion presented by the...

Xenophobia: Senate, Reps divided over South Africa trip

By Olakunle Adeniyi The Senate has separated itself from the trip to South Africa by the Nigerian lawmakers over xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other foreigners by South Africans. The decision to withdral from the said trip was communicated by Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, saying both upper and lower chambers...

I have forgiven those behind my forgery trial‎ – Ekweremadu

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has stated that he has forgiven those who fabricated the alleged forgery case against him. Ekweremadu, who said the interest of the country was above his personal interest and feelings, called on those in positions of authority to adhere to their...

How Nigerian lawmakers employ 2,570 aides; then cheat the system – NAN Investigation

By Olakunle Adeniyi, with agency report No fewer than 2,570 aides are engaged by the 469 members of the 8thNational Assembly, an investigation by the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, has revealed. Out of the number, 700 aides work for lawmakers in the Senate, while the remaining 1, 870 are engaged by...

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