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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

NASS investigates IGP’s promotion of officers

The House of Representatives, on Wednesday, began an investigation into the allegation of non-compliance with provisions of the constitution in the promotion of some police officers by Inspector General Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris. The resolution was sequel to a motion by Rep. Frederick Agbedi (PDP-Bayelsa) at the plenary presided over by Speaker

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)

Girl child day: group tasks Buhari on N16.05b immunization funding gap

As Nigeria joins the world to mark the International Day of the Girl Child Community Health and Research Initiative (CHR) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to submit supplementary budget to the National Assembly to cover the 2018 Immunization Funding Gap to the tune of NGN 16.05b This was made known in

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

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