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Minimum Wage: NASS confirms receipt of Bill from Buhari

Nigeria Senate on Thursday confirmed a letter from President Muhammadu Buhari on the National minimum wage bill. In a letter which was read by the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu who presided over Thursday’s plenary, Buhari urged the legislators to expedite action on the bill. The letter further noted that passing the

Defence, security dominates Nigeria’s 2019 Budget with N1.03trn allocation 

•Subsidy to gulp N305bn Jude Johnson Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has on Wednesday, presented to the federal legislators a 2019 budget of N8.83 trillion with allocations to the Defence and Security sector taking larger chunk of the estimated expenditure.  The 2019  budget estimate is N300 billion lower than the N9.1 billion being implemented

Police takes over National Assembly, bars entry

Operatives of the Nigerian Police Force have occupied the National Assembly Complex, shutting down all entrances to the premises, preventing workers from gaining entry. The main entrance close to the Eagle Square was barricaded with patrol vans. The workers, under the auspices of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria, had shut down

Senate approves $1bn completion fund for Ajaokuta

Jude Johnson The Nigerian Senate on Thursday endorsed  the sum of $1 billion from the Federal Government share of Excess Crude revenue be devoted to the immediate completion of the Ajaokuta Steel Company. The Upper Chamber also said all monies that may from time to time be appropriated and authorised by any

Buhari to Senate: Uncertainty made me reject the electoral (amendment) bill

  President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a lengthy letter to the Senate, detailing his reasons why he refused to approve the Electoral (Amendment) Bill 2018,  recently passed by the National Assembly. Buhari explained that 'uncertainties' surrounding the 2019 elections made him decline assent to the bill.   The Senate President, Bukola Saraki read the

Buhari’s rejection of electoral amendment bill, act of cowardice–CUPP

•Says President jittery, calling for anarchy  •To invoke Code 20 to neutralise rigging plan •Says INEC must act to save Nigeria's democracy    Senator Iroegbu    The Nigerian opposition (Coalition of United Political Parties -CUPP) has condemned the withholding of assent to the 2018 Electoral Amendment Bill by President Muhammadu Buhari, describing it as an act

Metele Attacks: NASS to probe military spending, death of soldiers

Jude Johnson with Nasir Ayitogo of PT The National Assembly has in response to public pressures,  resolved to constitute an ad-hoc committee to investigate the utilisation of all funds appropriated for the Nigerian armed forces. The resolution followed a motion brought under matters of urgent national importance by the deputy minority leader

Nigerian Army laments poor funding

The Chief of Army Staff, (COAS), Lt. General Tukur Buratai, has lamented that poor funding of the Nigerian Army which has hindered the effective maintenance of its infrastructure in the country. Butatai said this during a visit by members of the Senate and House of Representatives’ Joint Committee on Army, on