Tag Archives: NASS

Lawan: I lost to Saraki in 2015 because ‘it wasn’t God’s time’

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says he did not occupy the country’s number three position in 2015 because it was not God’s time. Speaking with reporters during his 62nd birthday anniversary in Abuja on Tuesday, Lawan said despite not holding the office, he worked with Bukola Saraki, former senate president, for the good of Nigerians. In 2015, Lawan and Femi Gbajabiamila,

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[VIDEO] We don’t have money to pay for road construction – Fashola

The Minister for Works & Housing and former Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) has told the senate committee on works that the Federal Government does not have the funds to pay ongoing roads construction projects all over the country. Senators Orji Kalu and Gabriel Suswan had asked questions regarding key road projects across the country. Fashola made

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We get N9.3m every month – Rep Member

A member representing  Kaltungo/Shongom federal constituency of Gombe Stat at the House of Representatives, says each member of the House gets N9.3 million monthly as salary and office running cost. He, Hon. Simon Karu, made this disclosure at an event tagged “FixingNigeria at 60- Sustainable and efficient democracy: Issues on accountability and transparency in governance” organized to commemorate the 60th

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FG’s 774,000 jobs: legislators to get more slots

News coming from the national Assembly (NASS) suggest that members of both chambers are close to getting a bargain that allows them more slots to present candidates for the 774,000 unskilled jobs programme of the federal Government. It was learnt that the the Ministry of Labour and Productivity had increased the slots allocated to each member of the National Assembly

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N100bn MISSING from NORTH-EAST AGENCY – Reps

Nigeria’s House of Representatives says it will investigate the North-East Development Commission over allegations that N100bn of the released funds are missing. The resolution was made during the plenary on Thursday. The resolution seeking the probe was contained in a motion moved by the Minority Leader, Ndudi Elumelu, titled: ‘Need to Investigate the Alleged Sleaze and Misappropriation of N100bn at

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Akpabio Insists Lawmakers Received NDDC Contracts

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Sen. Godswill Akpabio, on Thursday, the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), has given lawmakers contracts in the past. The claim by the Minister was contained in a letter sent to the Green Chambers, and read on the floor by the Speaker, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila. However, Mr Akpabio also corrected the notion that he had

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Senate wants 2021 BUDGET by September

Sen. Ahmad Lawal, President of Nigeria’s Senate, has asked the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) to keep to the submission deadline of end of September this year for the 2021 national budget. He made this statement while making reference to the 2021-2023 Median Term Expenditure Framework(MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper(FSP), which were submitted to the federal Parliament by Buhari

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National Assembly asks service chiefs to resign

The  Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has on Tuesday asked heads of the country’s armed forces to step down following the killings of soldiers fighting insurgency and banditry in  parts of northern Nigeria. The Presidency has, however, disagreed with that position insisting that the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), has all the prerogative to appoint and sack

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Nasarawa Governor Shuts Assembly Over House Member Death

Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has ordered the shutting down of the state assembly following the demise of the member representing Nasarawa Central, Hon. Adamu Suleiman Ibrahim, whose dead is linked to coronavirus. Sule disclosed this while updating the press on the latest COVID-19 status of the state, at the Presidential Lodge, on Sunday. The Governor said, the shutting

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APC group insist on speakership for North Central

A group known as the North Central APC Ambassadors has staged a protest to the party’s national secretariat seeking the zoning of the position of Speaker, House of Representatives, to the North Central region. The group argued that the North Central was responsible for about 2.4 million votes for President Muhammadu Buhari during the general elections in which he emerged

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