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Senate President Lawan Thinks The Call For Lawmakers’ Pay Cut Is ‘Misplaced’— Read Why

Nigeria’s Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has challenged Nigerians to a debate on the real essence of the National Assembly in relation to the salaries of the members, which many consider to be bogus. Lawan who spoke while flagging off the two-day retreat for top management of National Assembly and the National Assembly Service Commission at Transcorp Hilton…

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#EndSARS: Gbajabiamila Won’t Approve 2021 Budget Without Compensation For Police Brutality Victims

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has disclosed he will not sign off on a 2021 budget that does not include adequate compensation for those who have suffered Police brutality in the last decade. Gbajabiamila also said he would also not sign the 2021 Appropriation Bill presently before the National Assembly if implementation of…

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Nigerians React After FG Cuts Health & Education Budgets, Grants N27bn For NASS Renovation

Nigerians have condemned the cuts in budgetary allocations to critical sectors in the federal government’s revised 2020 budget proposal. In the revised 2020 budget approved, the Buhari administration reportedly gave NASS N27billion for the renovation of its complex which has resulted in a huge backlash towards the Federal Government. According to several reports, there’s cut…

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Buhari Seeks Another $5.513bn Foreign Loan For COVID-19, Other Projects

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent another letter to the House of Representatives which entails seeking approval of his decision to borrow another $5.513bn. The letter was read on the floor of the House by the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, at the plenary on Thursday. Buhari said the funds were for 2020 budget deficit, financing of critical…

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National Assembly: Hold Police, DSS Responsible If Muhammadu Buhari Can’t Present Budget

The management and leadership of the National Assembly have explained why they invited the Nigeria Police and the Department of State Services to secure the complex. The leadership is led by President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, while the management is led by Clerk to the National…

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I’ll Lay 2019 Budget On Wednesday, Buhari Writes NASS

President Muhammadu Buhari has notified the National Assembly of his intention to ‎lay the 2019 Appropriation Bill on Wednesday next week. Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, read the President’s letter at the plenary on Thursday. Members of the House, however, condemned Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udo Udoma, for blaming…

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Just In, President Buhari Approves 2019 Budget To Be Presented To NASS

The Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari has just approved the proposals for the 2019 budget. The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo-Udoma, has disclosed this to State House Correspondents in Abuja. A special session of FEC on the budget ended a few minutes ago. Udo-Udoma stated that the next…

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President Buhari Presides over FEC Meeting Ahead Of 2019 Budget

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over a special Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting aimed to finalise works on the 2019 budget.   Adebayo Shittu, communications, and Solomon Dalung, Minister of Sports and Youth Development, took the opening prayer. The meeting is to exhaustively deliberate on the budget before transmitting it to the National Assembly.…

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2019 Elections! Senator Enang Raises Concern Over NASS Silence On Budgets

  Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters, Ita Enang has expressed concern over the National Assembly’s silence on President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for consideration of security agencies’ budgets ahead of the 2019 General Elections on the 17th of August in Abuja. Sen.Enang, while addressing the National Assembly Joint Committee on Independent National…

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