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Shi’ites protest: IGP orders 24 hours surveillance on FCT, environs

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu has ordered a 24-hour Police surveillance in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and its environs following a protest by members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shi'ites. The Shi'ites had on Tuesday invaded the National Assembly in

Anti-graft war: Finally, Buhari signs mutual assistance bill passed in 8th Nass into law

•To prosecute offenders within, outside Nigeria Jude Johnson President Muhammadu Buhari, after initial hesitation has finally signed the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Bill, 2019 into law. The Bill which was passed by the 8th National Assembly is to ensure the prosecution of offenders in criminal cases whether they are within the

Buhari dissolves eighth NASS, issues proclamation for ninth

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday dissolved the eighth session of the National Assembly and announced the proclamation of the ninth session of the federal parliament billed to commence on Tuesday, June 11th. The Clerk to the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani Omolori, confirmed this while addressing journalists in his office on Thursday. He

Nigeria accused of ‘scurrilous’ attempt to gag press

•Access to country’s law-making National Assembly will be restricted, says Guild of Editors Ruth McLean and Ismail Alfa Strict new conditions for covering government proceedings and the re-arrest of a prominent journalist on terrorism charges have raised concerns about deteriorating press freedom in Nigeria. To be permitted to report on the country’s National Assembly,

National Assembly sends proceeds of crime Bill to Buhari

Godsgift Onyedinefu The National Assembly has transmitted the Proceeds of Crime Bill (POCA) to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent. The bill, which was transmitted on Monday, is considered as one of the key legal instruments in the fight against corruption. The Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Financial Crimes, Kayode Oladele,

9th Assembly: NASS releases new tough guidelines for accreditation of journalists

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Management of the National Assembly has released new guidelines for accreditation of journalists ahead of the inauguration of the 9th Assembly. In a statement by the Director of Information of the National Assembly, Emmanuel Rawlings, the new guidelines will take effect from June 11, 2019. The letter to that effect

Insecurity: Nigeria’s security agencies get additional N56.223b of N90b added in 2019 budget

Deji Elumoye Finally, the National Assembly, on Tuesday passed the 2019 Budget with a slight adjustment of its portfolio from N8.83 trillion to N8.91 trillion. The 2019 Appropriation Bill submitted to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari on December 19, 2018 has eventually been passed by the legislature, although it took