Tag Archives: National Assembly

Wike Joins Protesters As More States Join #EndSARS Campaign

One person dies in Oyo Group demands visa ban for Lagos, Ogun, Oyo CPs The call for an end to police brutality and reform of the force gained more support across the country on Tuesday, as more states joined in the #EndSARS protest. The protest, which was largely peaceful, held in many parts of the country with some confrontation with security agencies. ...

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Atiku Knocks 2021 Budget Proposal, Says It Contravenes Fiscal Responsibility Act

Former Nigeria’s Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, says a number of issues, very grave and perhaps disturbing, arise from the 2021 Budget Proposal placed before the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, October 8, 2020. In a statement he personally signed and made available to NewsProbe today, Atiku said he could bring up several of them, but for the sake ...

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Buhari In National Assembly, Presents Proposed 2021 Budget Of N13tn

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in the National Assembly where he is now set to present the proposed 2021 Budget of N13 trillion to the lawmakers. Compared to budget presentations done in previous years, the President was only accompanied by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and a few ministers, while the others are expected to participate virtually. According to Senate President, Ahmed ...

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In New Bill To NASS, Buhari Proposes Scrapping NNPC, PPPRA

President Muhammadu Buhari has transmitted the much awaited Petroleum Industry Bill 2020 to the National Assembly and has proposed the creation of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited. The bill, which was sighted by our correspondent on Sunday, also proposes the scrapping of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency. The bill states that the NNPC ...

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NEBPRIL Urges NASS To Suspend Constituency Projects

…redirect subsidy savings to fund healthcare, e-learning infrastructure …says FG’s proposed 365-day 60th Independence celebrations ludicrous Network for Best Practice and Integrity in Leadership (NEBPRIL), has called on the National Assembly to lead a patriotic initiative, hinged on fiscal discipline, prudent budgeting, and reinvigorate its oversight functions, to put Nigeria on the path of speedy post-COVID-19 economic recovery. This initiative, ...

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Nigeria: Sale Of Assets As Dangerous Policy Myopia?

By Chukwuma Soludo I have just read the wide media coverage regarding the recommendations of the National Economic Council (NEC) as well as the Senate on the ways to reboot the economy out of the current recession. Times such as this require all brains at work and all hands on deck. Consequently, I commend both institutions for their patriotic duty ...

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Protests As FG Insists No Going Back On Water Resources Bill

The Federal Government’s decision to press ahead with the Water Resources bill has drawn a groundswell of opposition from Nigerians. Ministers of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed and Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, at a press conference in Abuja, yesterday, said critics were ignorant of proposed amendments and new provisions in the bill. They said the bill was not new as ...

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Fuel Price Hike: NASS Silence Disappointing – Hon. Ogene

In this interaction with a cross-section of journalists in Abuja, Hon. Victor Afam Ogene,  former Deputy Chairman, Media & Public Affairs in the House of Representatives (2021-2015) and currently, Chairman, Network for Best Practice and Integrity in Leadership (NEBPRIL), an NGO, dissects the current hike in PMS and the National Assembly’s response, among other  issues. A lot of Nigerians are ...

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Reps To Sue Akpabio For Alleged Defamation

Akpabio denies saying lawmakers got 60 per cent of NDDC contracts  The House of Representatives has resolved to sue Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, for alleged perjury and defamation of the parliament. Akpabio had on Monday, while appearing before the House Committee on Niger Delta Development Commission at an investigative hearing, alleged that members of the National Assembly ...

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NDDC Probe: More Drama As Reps, Akpabio Clash

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, on Monday said most contracts of the Niger Delta Development Commission were awarded to members of the National Assembly. Akpabio said this in Abuja at the sitting of the House of Representatives committee investigating the NDDC. Also on Monday, the NDDC acting Managing Director, Prof Kemebradikumo Pondei, slumped while being interrogated ...

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