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“You Shouldn’t Sign The 2017 Budget”, Falana Tells Osinbajo

Human rights activist, Femi Falana (SAN), has advised Acting President Yemi Osinbajo not to sign the 2017 budget because it was illegally increased by the National Assembly. Falana, who spoke in Ilorin during a colloquium organised by the Movement for Genuine Change to mark the 50th anniversary of the creation of Kwara State insisted that…

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Acting President Osinbajo Formally Receives 2017 Appropriation Bill From NASS

The Presidency has confirmed that the National Assembly has formally transmitted the 2017 Appropriation Bill recently passed into law to the Executive. While confirming this on Twitter, the Senior Special Assistant to the Acting President, Mr. Laolu Akande, also said that the document was formally received in the office of the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo,…

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Budget Faces Fresh Hurdle At National Assembly

Legislators have delayed forwarding the 2017 budget to the presidency for assent after allegations of illegal alterations were raised by some members yesterday. The two chambers of National Assembly passed the budget Thursday after several months of delay. However, it was gathered that the allegations are already creating ripples among some senators. Many of them…

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Reps in Rowdy Session as NASS Releases Breakdown of it’s 2017 Budget

The National Assembly on Thursday published its 2017 budget, increasing the cost from N115bn in 2016 to N125bn. In the publication, it is understood that the total personnel cost takes N23,789,787,880; total overhead cost, N85,878,619,888; and total capital cost, N14,940,196,063. A breakdown of the estimates shows that the National Assembly gets N14.9bn; Senate, N31.3bn; House…

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Bukola Saraki, Dogara Reveal their Discussion with President Buhari

Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara on Tuesday, March 14th 2017 briefed President Buhari on the activities of National Assembly while he was away on medical leave. Saraki said “The president met with us. We were there for over 40 minutes… We discussed issues of national interest… Budget is ongoing.…

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Obasanjo Cautions Buhari On Senate Budget Padding|Delivers Messages From Liberian, Gambian Presidents

  Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday delivered messages from the Presidents of Liberia and Gambia to President Muhammadu Buhari. Obasanjo made this known while answering questions from State House correspondents after a closed meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja. Although the former president did not divulge the content of the…

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Leave National Assembly Out Of Your Trial, SGF Tells Saraki, Ekweremadu

  The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Babachir Lawal, has advised Senate President Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, to leave National Assembly out of their court trials. Lawal, in a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja, faulted statements credited to the two leaders of the Senate after their…

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Ambassadorial List: Senate Summons SGF, Minister Of Foreign Affairs Over Omissions

  The Senate on Wednesday directed Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Babachir Lawal, to appear before its Committee on Foreign Affairs over omissions and irregularities in ambassadorial nomination. Also summoned with the SGF on the issue is Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama. This directive followed a Point of Order raised…

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Senate Standing Rules: FG Charges Saraki, Ekweremadu, Others With Forgery

  The Federal Government has filed charges at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, Abuja, against the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu,over the alleged forgery of the Senate Standing Rules, about a year after the submission of police report to the office of the Attorney General of the Federation by…

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