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Why Senate May Return Budget Cycle to Jan-Dec

Why Senate May Return Budget Cycle to Jan-Dec

Senate President, Ahmed Lawan said on Tuesday that the desire of the ninth Senate and indeed the National Assembly is to have the budget cycle returned to January to December. Lawan spoke shortly before the Senate adjourned for a two-month recess which was initially delayed to allow for the confirmation of the 43 nominees of

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The Tasks Before New NASS Leadership – CNPP

The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties, CNPP, has urged the newly elected leaders of the National Assembly to make the people who elected them the centre of their legislative and oversight activities in the next four years. The CNPP, which is an umbrella organisation of all registered political parties and associations in the country, in

Who Leads The National Assembly?

Trouble is brewing in the coming ninth National Assembly as law makers get set to assert their independence The stage is set for a battle royale for the leadership of the ninth National assembly. To avoid a repeat of what happened in the eight National Assembly where independent candidates emerged as senate president and speaker

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NASS to Resume February 26

The National Assembly has announced the postponement of its resumption scheduled for Tuesday February 19 to Tuesday February 26.  In a statement issued on Sunday, the Clerk of the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori said the postponement became necessary following the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections to Saturday February 23. “This is to

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NLC Holds Rally To Push For New Minimum Wage Bill

BThe Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC today, commenced a nationwide protest following President Muhammadu Buhari’s failure to transmit a bill to the National Assembly for the implementation of the new minimum wage. Although the protest took place at the Lagos State secretariat at Alausa, Ikeja protesters were denied access into the secretariat. Adeniyi Muyiwa, one of

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Saraki Faults Governors and Military On IPOB

Senate president Bukola Saraki has said that the declarations made by the Southeast governors and the Nigerian Army on the Independent People of Biafra, IPOB contravene the Constitution of Nigeria. Saraki, a former governor said the two groups flouted the constitution with their pronouncements, insisting that he believed that should the decisions espoused in the

Protesters Storm National Assembly

Some protesters, on Wednesday, stormed the National Assembly complex demanding a legislation that would prescribe the death penalty as punishment for corruption in the country. Speaking under the auspices of a group called, Voice of the Voiceless, they said there was no way Nigeria would make progress, if corruption in public office was not brought

INEC Shifts Date for Submission of Candidate List

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has moved the deadline for the submission of political parties’ candidates list for governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections from December 25 to December 26, 2014. This was disclosed by Kayode Idowu, Chief Press Secretary to the INEC chairman, on Thursday evening in Abuja. He said “the commission

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