N’Assembly yet to transmit 2017 budget to Presidency

N’Assembly yet to transmit 2017 budget to Presidency From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja The National Assembly has yet to officially transmit a copy of the 2017 budget it passed last week to the executive and the Economic Management Team (EMT) presided over by Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, to facilitate appropriations of funds for its implementation. This was as the […]

PIB: Senate tackles Kachikwu

PIB: Senate tackles Kachikwu — 16th May 2017 From Fred Itua, Abuja Senate, yesterday, warned Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, to stop making what it described as false claims on the on-going process of passing into law, the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB). In a statement by its spokesman, Abdullahi Sabi, Senate […]

NASS undermines anti-graft war –Sagay

— 16th May 2017 Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), yesterday accused the National Assembly of undermining the anti-corruption war. He was reacting to Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara’s claims on anti-graft war. Sagay said the lawmakers did not support efforts to […]

Uproar, as Buhari tags VP ‘co-ordinator’ in letter to NAS

ABUJA — There was uproar in the polity yesterday over wording of the letter President Muhammadu Buhari sent to the Senate on his medical vacation, in which the President said that Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo “will co-ordinate the activities of the government.” President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki, however, intervened on the Senate floor to […]

Borno Emir urges Senate to reverse Ndume’s suspension

By Ndahi Marama, Maiduguri The Emir of Shani, in Borno State, Alhaji Mohammed Sanusi Mailafiya, has urged Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and other senators of the National Assembly to reverse the suspension of Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume. Ndume was suspended last month for his allegations of Corruption against the senate leadership. The traditional ruler insisted […]

Dino Melaye’s certificates scandal deepens

Dayo Oketola, Gbenro Adeoye and Tunde Ajaja The qualification scandal  that has enveloped the senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District at the upper chamber of the National Assembly, Dino Melaye, has deepened. Documents obtained exclusively by Saturday PUNCH through painstaking and thorough investigations showed that the embattled senator has a Bachelor of Arts certificate in […]

Senate issues warrant of arrest on customs boss Ali

The Senate has agreed to issue a warrant of arrest to compel the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), retired Col. Hammed Ali, to appear before it on Thursday, The senate unanimously passed the motion at their plenary on Wednesday. The decision of the Senate came at the time that the Nigeria Customs Service […]

Senate to summon Ngige over unemployment rate

The Senate on Tuesday resolved to invite the Minister of Labour and Employment to provide insight into government’s roadmap towards tackling unemployment in the country. This followed a motion by Sen. Duro Faseyi (PDP-Ekiti), who called on the President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency on unemployment with a view to confront the […]

Why House won’t recall Jibrin — Rep Ossai

By Emman Ovuakporie & Johnbosco Agbakwuru Mr. Ossai Ossai is the Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Ethics and Privileges. In this interview, he speaks on his leadership of the probe panel that recommended the suspension of the former House Committee Chairman on Appropriations, Mr. Abdulmunin Jibrin among other issues. Some Nigerians strongly believe that […]

Reps warn against continuous gas flaring in Niger Delta

By Emman Ovuakporie & Johnbosco Agbakwuru ABUJA—THE  House of Representatives, yesterday, warned oil companies operating in the Niger Delta region against continuous flaring of gas estimated at over $5 billion yearly from over 257 flow stations, saying it had subjected the lives of residents in the area to serious health hazards. The Obinna Chidoka-led House […]

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