News - NASS

Senate Probes Paris Club Refunds, Other Bailout Funds

2 days ago /
Nation 

The Senate, yesterday, said that it would probe how the Paris Club refunds and other bailout funds given to state governors by President Muhammadu Buhari were approved. The decision by the apex legislative chamber to investigate the funds was provoked by concerns that many state governors currently owe workers’ salaries,...

INEC Officials Hunts Dino Melaye With Recall Notice As NASS Resumes

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

Legal officials from the independent national electoral commission (INEC) stormed the senate wing of the national assembly on Tuesday armed with a notice of recall for senator Dino Melaye, lawmaker-representing Kogi west. The INEC officials arrived the complex about 11 am just as lawmakers resumed from their two months holiday to...

Recall: Melaye Absent As INEC Officials Visit NASS To Serve Him Notice

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

Efforts by the officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to formally serve Senator Dino Melaye the petition the commission received from his constituents to recall him, appears to have met a brick wall. On getting to the National Assembly today, the INEC officials discovered Senator Melaye’s office locked, forcing...

NASS Resumes From Recess

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

The national assembly is set to resume plenary sessions this Tuesday after two months recess. Lawmakers who were in their offices on Monday to make preparations for resumption of plenary said they were ready to take on the many  issues that cropped up while they were on vacation. Both the senate and...

How I Rejected Millions Of Dollars To Kill Petroleum Bill – Senator

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

Chairman, Senate committee on Petroleum Resources (upstream), Omotayo Alasoadura said he was offered millions of dollars as bribe to kill Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB). He disclosed this while speaking when he received a letter of commendation from the correspondents chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Akure, the Ondo state...

NASS Endorses Pensioners’ Verification By PTAD

1 month ago /
Nation 

The National Assembly on Thursday endorsed verification civil service pensioners being conducted by the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) in Lagos. According to a statement signed by the spokesman for PTAD, Mr Ema Okondo, on Thursday in Lagos, the Senate Committee on Establishment and Pension and the House of Representatives Committee...

Togolese Call For The President’s Resignation

1 month ago /
International News 

Thousands of people took to the streets of Lome on Wednesday to protest the autocratic rule of Togo’s President Faure Gnassingbe, who has ruled the former French colony since 2005. Guarded by police, gendarmerie and soldiers, demonstrators in the capital city demanded constitutional reforms, including a two-term presidential limit, as they...

Activists Want Recall To Be Extended To Non-Performing State Governors

1 month ago /
Nation 

A coalition of international rights groups led by the alliance for credible elections has raised alarm over subtle moves   by some members of the national assembly to throw out the constitutional provision for recall for selfish reasons. The coalition says the move if not stopped is an ambush of the principle of liberal democracy.  Nigeria practices...

Executive, NASS Disagree On Budget Alteration

3 months ago /
Nation 

The chief whip of the house of representatives, Alhassan Doguwa, has disagreed with the governors of Ebonyi and Ondo states over the powers of the National Assembly to alter budget estimates. The Governors had insisted that there was need for amendment of the constitution to redefine the powers of the...

Resign If You Can’t Cope – Senate Tells Fashola

3 months ago /
Nation 

The Senate Committee on Appropriation yesterday asked the Works, Power and Housing Minister, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, to resign if he could not cope with the responsibilities of his ministry. After being briefed at a plenary session by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriation, Danjuma Goje, on the utterances of Fashola, the...

Dino Melaye: Kogi Voters File Suit To Stop Recall Process

3 months ago /
Politics 

Concerned Kogi Registered Voters (CKRV) has filed a suit at a Federal High Court in Abuja seeking to stop the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from commencing verification of signatures collected in order to recall Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West at the senate. Addressing newsmen yesterday in Abuja, convener of...

Governors’ Forum Holds Minute’s Silence For Danbaba Suntai

3 months ago /
Nation 

The meeting of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum began with a minute’s silence in honour of the late former governor of Taraba State, Danbaba Suntai. The meeting, which held behind closed doors at the State House in Abuja, came the same day the former governor died. The governors in attendance include Abdullaziz Yari...

SANs Insist National Assembly Lacks Power To Introduce New Projects Into Budget Proposal

3 months ago /
Nation 

Following the face off between the legislative and executive arm of government on alteration of budget proposals, Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), and four other Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Chijioke Okoli; Mr. Norrison Quakers (SAN), Emeka Ngige (SAN) and Prof. Kanyinsola Ajayi (SAN) faulted the contention of...

 

Saraki Restates readiness for FG's Appeal Against CCT Ruling

4 months ago /

Following the decision of the Federal Government to file an appeal against the ruling of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), which upheld the plea of no case submission he made on the 18-count charge of false asset declaration preferred against him, Senate President, Bukola Saraki says he remains unperturbed...

Acting President Osinbajo Signs 2017 Budget

4 months ago /
Nation 

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has signed the 2017 appropriation bill into law. Mr. Osinbajo signed the budget at about 4:40 p.m. on Monday inside his conference room in the presence of the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari; Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, Ministers...

Osinbajo To Sign Budget At 3PM Today

4 months ago /
Nation 

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo will sign the 2017 budget at 3pm on Monday, TheCable has learnt. Bamikole Omisore, media aide of Senate President Bukola, told TheCable that his principal and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, would join the acting president at the presidential villa for the exercise. The budget...

National Assembly, Ready to work on legislations that would bring about diversification of the Nation’s economy

4 months ago /

Nigerian Economists has raised alarm that Nigeria may be heading for the doom as far as inclusive growth and development are concerned, if the needed enabling environment is not given the private sector, to drive the nation’s economy said to be at its lowest ebb going by available indices.  They...

Morocco Protests: Thousands Demand Release Of Nasser Zefzafi

4 months ago /
International News 

Thousands of people have demonstrated in the northern Moroccan city of Al-Hoceima, demanding the release of a well-known activist. Reports say riot police were involved in a tense stand-off with protesters, but later retreated. Protesters rallied after Nasser Zefzafi was arrested on Monday charged with threatening national security. Mr Zefzafi has organised months of protests...

SERAP Urges Osinbajo To Reject Proposed Wasteful Spending By NASS

5 months ago /
Nation 

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo requesting him to use his good offices and leadership position “to put pressure on the leadership of the National Assembly to cut the proposed wasteful and unnecessary spending on the number...

Osinbajo Reviewing 2017 Budget‎ – Presidency

5 months ago /
Nation 

The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, is currently reviewing the 2017 Budget. This was confirmed by his Senior special assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, via his Twitter account on Monday. Akande also revealed that Osinbajo presided over a meeting with the economic management team, with the aim of reviewing the...


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