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With focus on security funding, Nigeria’s legislators balloon 2019 budget

•To transmit N8.92trn deficit budget to Buhari Thursday •Increased by N80b with security concerns •Pocket N23.7 billion as gratuity, allowances Jude Johnson Citing the need for more security the need for more security funding so as to tackle the myriads of security challenges confronting the country, the National Assembly on Tuesday passed

Onnoghen:CUPP alleges Buhari, APC plotting to violently takeover NASS Tuesday

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) on Sunday said it has uncovered fresh plot for a violent and illegal takeover of the leadership of both chambers of the National Assembly on Tuesday, 29th January 2019. Addressing a press conference, the 1st National Spokesperson of the CUPP Ikenga Ugochinyere alleged

Military deployment to NASS based on intelligence reports 

•To forestall any trouble by protesting Shiites Senator Iroegbu   The Guards Brigade Nigerian Army has explained that presence of Military personnel at the National Assembly and other institutions at the Three Arms Zone was based on intelligence reports on the activities of the protesting members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN)

NASS Invasion: FG must not downplay the ‘treasonable conduct’ of DSS-HURIWA

•Warns govt on perpetuating impunity Jude Johnson The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has warned the Federal Government not to sweep under the carpet, what is described as "the serious treasonable conduct" of the erstwhile Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Mr. Lawal Daura. But instead, HURIWA urged

Presidency, NASS leadership squables dangerous to democracy- CSOs

Jude Johnson       Editor's note: A group  of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) has warned that the ongoing leadership impasse at the National Assembly and apparent interference by the Presidency in particular and executives in general is capable of wrecking the Nigerian democracy. The CSOs urged the two arms of government to put

49 senators signs against Impeachment of Saraki, ekweremadu

At least 49 senators of the Federal Republic of Nigeria have appended their signatures against the failed attempt to impeach the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki and the Deputy Senate President, Professor Ike Ekweremadu. Since the clearly hours of today, tuesday 7th August, 2018, operatives of the Department of State Services,

Executive, NASS face-off Regrettable – Buhari

Godsgift Onyedinefu President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his regrets over the poor relationship between the executive and the National Assembly, stressing the need for better, harmonious coordination. He noted that the passage of the 2018 appropriation bill into law was clear evidence which showed lack of collaboration between the executive and the

How National Assembly mutilated budget-Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari told a shocked nation today how the National Assembly mutilated and rewrote the budget proposals for 2018 as presented by the Executive last November. In a brazen usurpation of executive powers, the National Assembly slashed 347 billion Naira in the allocations to 4,700 projects submitted to it  for consideration

Senator Dino Melaye arrested at Abuja airport

Senator Dino Melaye, who was declared wanted by the Nigerian Police for alleged arming of some thugs, has today reported that he was stopped from boarding a flight to Morocco this morning, after checking in. This information was gathered from his social media accounts this morning. He affirmed that it was an

PTAD shuns SGF, NASS resolutions to recall disengaged directors

Babatunde Abiodun There are palpable fears and disquiet at the just established Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) as the Agency led by the Executive Secretary, Ms. Sharon Ikeazor has shunned all entreaties and directives from both the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and the resolution from the Red