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#EndSARS Protesters Storm National Assembly, Demand To See Lawmakers | #EndSWAT

#EndSARS movement on Thursday resumed with Abuja protesters storming the National Assembly and demanding to see the Senate President Ahmed Lawan and the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Femi Gbajabiamila. The protesters in their numbers marched to the complex displaying placards lamenting extra-judicial killings and demanding justice for victims of police brutality. In videos being shared on…

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Akpabio Reveals The Names Of Lawmakers Linked To NDDC Contracts

Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio who has been in the center of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) probe has recently named some of the National Assembly members who were awarded contracts by NDDC. This comes after the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila gave the the Minister 48-hours to reveal the lawmaker names or risk the wrath…

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Akpabio Says Lawmakers Are Awarded Most Of NDDC Contracts

On Monday July 20, The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, accused National Assembly members of being awarded most contracts from the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The Minister made the claims during the ongoing public hearing held by members of the House of Representatives committee on NDDC’s financial misappropriation. Akpabio had been invited by the lawmakers…

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COVID-19: FG Urges Schools To Create Isolation Spaces Before Reopening

On Tuesday, June 23, the Federal Ministry of Education proposed that schools should have isolation spaces and have fully-equipped clinics before reopening. This was contained in the “Guidelines for schools and learning facilities reopening after COVID-19 pandemic closure”, submitted to the National Assembly. According to the guidelines, each school is “required to create temporary isolation spaces…

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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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Nigeria’s Health Minister Says He’s Unaware If COVID-19 Health Workers Are Paid Hazard Allowance

Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, has revealed that he is not aware if medical doctors and other health practitioners battling COVID-19 patients at the frontline in Nigeria are paid any hazard allowance. Ehanire disclosed this at a meeting between the lawmakers and the members of the presidential task force on COVID-19 to discuss ongoing trends on the pandemic in…

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Reps Reportedly Begin Distribution Of Exotic Cars Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

As the novel Coronavirus pandemic spreads, the House of Representatives has started taking delivery of the Toyota Camry 2020 model cars acquired for members for official use. According to The Punch, the cars, also known as utility vehicles, were parked within the National Assembly Complex, on Thursday. On February 5, 2020, the legislators had at an…

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Laughter As Senator Removes Face Mask To Sneeze During National Assembly’s Plenary

According to The Cable, there was a mild drama at the National Assembly after a member representing Nasarawa west senatorial district, Senator Abdullahi Adamu removed his nose mask to sneeze during a recent plenary amid coronavirus pandemic. In the video, the other lawmakers were seen bursting into a loud laugh as he sneezes uncontrollably. An…

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Senate Bill Seeking To Ban Generators Nationwide Passes First Reading

A bill seeking to ban the importation of generating set has passed first reading in the Nigerian senate. The proposed legislation titled “Generating Set (Prohibition/Ban) Bill 2020 is sponsored by Senator Muhammad Bima from Niger state according to NewswireNG reports from the National Assembly plenary. This Bill seeks to ban the importation and use of…

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