News - NASS

Federal Ministry Of Justice, NASS Set For More Collaboration

2 days ago /
Nation 

The Ministry of Justice has promised greater collaboration with the national assembly to make progress in the administration of criminal justice. Attorney general of the federation and minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami stated this when he hosted the senate committee on judiciary, human rights and legal matters on oversight visit to...

Buhari, African Leaders Demand Roadmap To Resolve Togo Political Impasse

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari and five other West African leaders have demanded an immediate roadmap to resolve the political impasse in Togo. A statement issued Thursday by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, said the leaders called for negotiations between the Togolese government led...

2018 Budget Debate Continues In NASS

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Debate on the proposed eight point six one trillion budget for 2018 continued in both chambers of the national assembly on Wednesday with many lawmakers questioning the projections. They believe the success of it would depend on the implementation of the 2017 budget. Nigeria is proposing budget of 8.61 Trillion Naira for...

Federal Govt Presents Revised MTEF/FSP To Senate

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has presented a revised 2018 to 2020 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP) to the Senate for consideration. The government specifically adjusted the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate from 4.5 percent to 3.5 percent. Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, made...

Buhari Receives Togo’s President, Gnassingbé In Abuja

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari has received the President of Togo, H.E. Faure Gnassingbé at the State House in Abuja. Both presidents are now in a closed-door meeting at the villa. Details later…...

Nasarawa PDP Assembly Members Deny Defection News

3 weeks ago /
Politics 

The members representing the peoples democratic party in the Nassarawa state house of assembly have denied media reports credited to the speaker that they will soon decamp to the All Progressives Congress, APC Spokesman of the two members and house minority leader, Peter Mbucho argued that they have no plans to...

EFCC Recovers N738b, Says Magu

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday in Austria said it recovered loots totalling N738.9 billion or $2.9 billion between May, 2015 and Oct. 20, 2017. Its Acting Chairman, Mr Ibrahim Magu, stated this at the ongoing 7th Session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United...

NASS Must Reject Sale Of Petroleum Assets – PENGASSAN

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN),  has asked the National Assembly to reject the sale of profitable oil and gas assets by the Federal Government to fund the 2018 budget. PENGASSAN National Public Relations Officer, Comrade Fortune Obi, on Wednesday said a majority of Nigerians rejected...

Buhari To Present 2018 Budget To NASS

1 month ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's President will be presenting the 2018 Appropriation Bill before a joint session of the National Assembly today. President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to appear before the lawmakers at about 2:00 pm this the afternoon. This follows a letter from the President last week, asking to present the budget earlier than expected,...

BREAKING: Buhari Writes NASS, To Present 2018 Budget November 7

1 month ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the House of Representatives asking to be granted leave to address a joint session of the National Assembly and present the 2018 budget proposal on Tuesday November 7, at 2:00pm. Shouts Of ‘No! No!! No!!!’ rented the air after the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara read the...

SGF’s Sack: Senate Has Been Vindicated – Saraki

1 month ago /
Nation 

The President of the Senate ,Dr Bukola Saraki has said that the sack of the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babchir Lawal had vindicated the senate. This is even as he has directed all committees of the Senate to quickly conclude all corruption investigations currently pending before them. The President of...

Senate Probes Paris Club Refunds, Other Bailout Funds

1 month 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

3 months 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

5 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...


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