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Debt Takes N2.7tn As National Assembly Passes N10.6tn Budget

the Senate and the House of Representatives on Thursday concurrently passed the 2020 Appropriation Bill, raising the total estimates from the proposed N10.33tn to about N10.6tn Punch NG reports. The passage followed the consideration and unanimous adoption of the reports by the Senate and House Committees on Appropriations on the bill. The bill passed the... Continue Reading →

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Sanction Banks Over Casual Workers, Reps Urge CBN

The House of Representatives has urged the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to penalize commercial banks that fail to convert all casual workers to permanent staff without delay. The Green Chamber urged all commercial banks to convert all casual workers to permanent staff Daily Post reports. The resolutions followed the consideration of motion moved by... Continue Reading →

Five Months After Inauguration: Senators Yet To Set Up Constituency Offices

Five months after their inauguration, many senators have yet to establish constituency offices, investigations have revealed. It was gathered that a lot of them visited their constituencies only during festivals when they stayed in their heavily guarded mansions Punch NG reports. Few ones, who had established constituency offices, told Punch the demands from their constituents... Continue Reading →

Most Draconian Piece Of Legislation – Ozekhome Speaks On Hate Speech Bill

An Abuja-based Senior lawyer, Dr. Mike Ozhekome has said that the hate speech bill which scaled through first reading on Tuesday in the Senate was the most piece of draconian legislation Daily Post reports. Reacting to the development in Abuja immediately the bill which was sponsored by Senator Sabi Abdullahi representing Niger North Senatorial district... Continue Reading →

Sanwo Olu And Gbajabiamila Show Some Football Skills At The Commissioning Of Mini Stadium

Yesterday at the commissioning of Paddington Mini Stadium, Surulere, a project initiated by Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila, the Speaker and Gov. Babajide Sanwoolu put their football skills to test Latest Nigerian News reports. The Governor who was assisted by speaker Femi Gbajabiamila shows his footballing skills before tearing the net apart. The Governor in his post... Continue Reading →

Appeal Court sacks APC senator, Reps member, declares PDP winner

The Court of Appeal Sokoto Division on Wednesday returned Ibrahim Danbaba and Balarabe Kakale as Senator and House of Representative member in the National Assembly, respectively Premium Times reports. In a short judgement read by Justice Frederick Oho, the court said that the appeal filed by Messrs Danbaba and Kakale, both candidates of Peoples Democratic... Continue Reading →

House Of Reps Kick Against Operation Positive Identification By Nigerian Army

As reactions continue to trail the planned nationwide implementation of Operation Positive Identification (OPI) by the Nigerian Army, the House of Representatives, yesterday, kicked against the policy, insisting that it would amount to trampling on the rights of Nigerians Punch NG and Pulse NG reports. Consequently, the House mandated its Committee on Army to interface... Continue Reading →

“Buhari’s Budget Is Senseless, We Will Re-Do The Whole Thing” – Nigerian Senate

Senators yesterday criticized the N10.33 trillion 2020 budget presented by President Muhammadu Buhari for lacking the capacity to boost growth, declaring they would “take over” and “redirect” the economy. ⁣ ⁣ Leading the debate, Senate Majority Leader Yahaya Abdullahi said: “The Capital Budget to GDP Ratio is rather too small, (about two percent of GDP).” According to... Continue Reading →

“Nigeria does not need 109 senators and 360 reps” – Rochas Okorocha Proposes One Senator Per State To Reduce Cost Of Governance

The senator representing Imo West Senatorial District at the National Assembly, ex-Governor Rochas Okorocha, has recommended one senator per state, instead of the current three from each state of the federation. He said this will reduce the cost of governance in general. Okorocha spoke during the Senate plenary on Thursday. “We must begin to make... Continue Reading →

Estimated Billing To Attract One Year Jail Term As Reps Pass Bill To Reform Power Sector

The House of Representatives on Thursday passed three bills sponsored by the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, one of which seeks to criminalize the estimated billing of electricity consumers by distribution companies. When the proposed law is concurred with by the Senate and assented to by the President, it will become criminal for service providers to issue... Continue Reading →

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