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National Assembly sends “Proceeds of Crime Bill” to Buhari

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The National Assembly has transmitted the Proceeds of Crime Bill to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent. It is aimed at boosting the fight against corruption. 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

Fresh crisis looms in APC as North Central rejects zoning

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A fresh crisis is now looming in the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC over the zoning of the Speakership of the 9th National Assembly to the South -West geo- Political zone of the country despite stiff oppositions from other Zones. The leadership of the Party which had on Tuesday zoned the

Senator Boroffice joins race for Deputy Senate President


Senator representing Ondo North District in the National Assembly, Ajayi Boroffice, has officially declared his ambition to run for the position of Deputy Senate President. Boroffice made intention known in a terse letter written to his colleagues at the red chamber, seeking their support for the plum job. The letter personally signed

NASS: What Buhari discussed with Oshiomhole, APC Reps-elect

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National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiohmole, has vowed that the party will not repeat the mistakes of 2015 as regards the election of officials for the ninth National Assembly. NAN reports that Oshiohmole stated this at a dinner organised in honour of House of Representatives members-elect at

Details of National Assembly’s 2018 budget published

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The National Assembly has published details of its budget for the year 2018. This was disclosed on the official Twitter handle of the Office of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Friday. According to the tweet, the measure was to ensure accountability and transparency of the National Assembly. The tweet reads: “Find the

Why National Assembly should probe Buhari – PDP

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the National Assembly to probe the borrowing spree of President Muhammadu Buhari’s government. PDP said the National Assembly should probe the terms of the borrowing and the handling of the funds. In a statement issued yesterday by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, the opposition party

Reps invite Fashola over 2017 budget

The House of Representatives on Tuesday summoned the Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, over his comment that National Assembly inserted projects in the 2017 budget. The minister is expected to appear before members of an Ad hoc Committee of the house on a date to be determined by

NLC say wokers’ welfare not captured in 2017 budget

President of the Nigerian Labour Congress, Mr Ayuba Wabba, has revealed that the 2017 national budget did not adequately capture workers' welfare. Wabba disclosed this while speaking to journalists in Abuja on Tuesday. He said: “Our budget system is not transparent enough, if you look at the estimate of this year budget,

Agriculture sector gets N103.7 billion in 2017 budget

The sum of N103.7 billion has been allocated to Nigeria’s agricultural sector in the 2017 budget following the passing of this year’s Appropriation Bill of N7.441 trillion by the National Assembly last Thursday. The sector got N12 billion boost compared to last year’s N92 billion. Hon. Linus Okorie, Chairman, Committee on