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Impeachment: National interest is overriding —Senate Leader

Impeachment: National interest is overriding —Senate Leader

NAN Senate Leader Ahmad Lawan says the National Assembly is more focused on upholding national interests than pursuing personal or partisan agenda of impeachment of a member. Lawan, who spoke on Friday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, said the legislators were concerned about approving outstanding requests from President Muhammadu Buhari. Speaking on the impeachment threat […]
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2018 budget: FG has released N460bn out of N9.12tr, says Udoma

2018 budget: FG has released N460bn out of N9.12tr, says Udoma

Isaac Anumihe, Abuja The Federal Government has so far  released N460 billion out of the N9.12 trillion budgeted for the 2018 fiscal year. Speaking to newsmen, yesterday, at the ongoing World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund in Bali, Indonesia, Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma said that the  release was […]
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2019:  APC’ll lose Ekiti if…  – Senatorial aspirant

2019:  APC’ll lose Ekiti if…  – Senatorial aspirant

Wole Balogun, Ado-Ekiti All Progressives Congress (APC) Senatorial aspirant in Ekiti State, Dr. Olusegun Osinkolu has, again, warned that the party risks losing Ekiti to the opposition in the 2019 elections, if it fails in its duty to address all manners of  infractions that dogged the just concluded primaries in the state. Osinkolu, a senatorial […]
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JUST IN: Senate approves N234b for INEC

JUST IN: Senate approves N234b for INEC

The Senate has approved N234.51 billion for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct the 2019 elections. The sum was approved at plenary, on Thursday. The 10-week recess of the National Assembly had delayed the approval, sparking fears that the 2019 elections might be postponed. The electoral had demanded N242 billion for the next […]
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Disabled persons cry out against marginalisation in Enugu

Disabled persons cry out against marginalisation in Enugu

Raphael Ede, Enugu The Joint National Association of Persons Living with Disabilities (JNAPLWD), Enugu State Council, has decried high level of structural and cultural discrimination against their members in the state. The association also said that the failure of the Enugu State Government to domesticate the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with […]
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2019 poll: Buhari asks n’assembly to approve N242bn request of INEC from 2018 budget

2019 poll: Buhari asks n’assembly to approve N242bn request of INEC from 2018 budget

President Muhammadu has asked the national assembly to approve the total amount needed for the 2019 polls from the 2018 budget. Buhari’s request was contained in a letter read by
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FG releases N460bn from 2018 Budget for capital expenditure – Udoma

FG releases N460bn from 2018 Budget for capital expenditure – Udoma

NAN Mr Udoma Udo Udoma, the Minister of Budget and National Planning, says the Federal Government has so far released N460 billion from the 2018 Budget for capital projects. The minister said this on Wednesday, while fielding questions from Nigerian journalists on the sidelines of the ongoing IMF and World Bank Group (WBG) Annual Meetings […]
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Buhari writes Saraki, rejects 15 NASS bills

Buhari writes Saraki, rejects 15 NASS bills

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to Senate President Bukola Saraki to express his decision to decline assent to 15 bills. Following the president’s letter, Senate has resolved to set up a Technical Committee to review the rejected bills. Senate Leader, Ahmad Lawan moved that the committee be established after Saraki read out letters from the president withholding […]
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2019 election funds are safe, Dogara assures Nigerians

2019 election funds are safe, Dogara assures Nigerians

Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has assured Nigerians that funding for the 2019 general elections was intact and not under any threat of sacrificing it for contingencies that may arise in the Service Wide Votes. The lower legislative arm of the Nigeria government resumed on Tuesday 9 October after going on recess […] …

NASS comes alive as lawmakers resume plenary

NASS comes alive as lawmakers resume plenary

NAN The National Assembly came alive again on Tuesday following resumption of plenary by the lawmakers. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the premises of the assembly was busy with lawmakers and national assembly workers seen going about their businesses. Visitors were equally seen thronging the premises, while security agents were observed in […]
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