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Why Buhari declined assent to electoral bill – sen. Enang

Godsgift Onyedinefu Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly matters, Senator Ita Enang has disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari declined Assent to the Electoral (Amendment) Bill, 2018 due to "some drafting issues that remains unaddressed". Senator Enang in a statement he issued on Monday explained that the president has no

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

Arms seizure: APC warns Nigerians against election violence

Godsgift Onyedinefu   Following the the recent seizure of a Nigerian-bound ship carrying arms and explosives detained in South Africa, the All Progressive Alliance (APC) has warned Nigerian electorates to resist 'desperate' politicians bent on deploying violence to manipulate elections. In a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary Mr. Yekini Nabena on

Acting president osinbajo signs 3 bills into law

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has signed three bills into law transmitted by the National Assembly. This was contained in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Laolu Akande on Saturday. The Acts are the Federal Capital Territory Civil Service Commission (Establishment) Act, 2018; the Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria (Establishment)

“sacked DSS boss took bribes, betrayed Buhari”

A former assistant to the sacked director general of State Security Service, Lawal Daura, has accused his former principal of extensive corruption, and has portrayed him as a man who serially betrayed his boss, President Muhammadu Buhari, for money. The assistant, Abdulwahab Abdulrahman, a retired senior SSS official, said he left

The uses and abuses of Executive Orders-1

Sadeeq Garba Shehu   A fear expressed against the EO is the possibility of executive usurpation of legislative powers to make laws, thereby disturbing the principle of separation of powers. The issue is especially acute when presidents use EOs to legislate, for then they usurp legislative powers, thereby raising fundamental concerns about

2019 Elections: Buhari requests additional  N242bn for INEC, security agencies

Jude Johnson with Agency report The Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has requested the Senate’s approval of N242.45 billion for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and its security agencies to enable them successfully conduct the 2019 general elections. The letter, which was read by Saraki at plenary on Tuesday, indicated that Buhari

Buhari signs 2018 budget

President Muhammadu Buhari has on Wednesday signed the N9.12 trillion 2018 appropriation bill into law. Buhari signed the budget at about 12 noon on Wednesday inside his office at the presidential villa Abuja. The two chambers of the National Assembly passed the 2018 budget on May 16, six months after it was

Real Story of National Assembly  joint session

The Parliamentary Support Group of the Senate and House of Representatives has unveiled what transpired at the Tuesday’s emergency secret meeting of the National Assembly (NASS). The group said that all members that spoke at the joint session were mainly members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Rep. Abdulmumin Jibrin (APC-Kano), said