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INEC ready for diaspora voting — Yakubu

The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Mahmood Yakubu, has said that the commission is ready to “roll out” diaspora voting to enable more eligible Nigerian citizens working in diplomatic missions or those permanently living abroad to vote.

Buhari’s poverty alleviation programs best in Nigerian history – Lai Mohammed

President Muhammadu Buhari’s several initiatives targeted at jobs for the youths and alleviating poverty among women and vulnerable groups remain the best in the history of the country.

Why Nigerian prisons reject new suspects – Aregbesola

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, on Tuesday, said authorities of the nation’s correctional centres are rejecting new suspects due to non-compliance with the COVID-19 protocols.

NASS assures justice for victims of alleged SARS abuses

The President of Senate, Ahmed Lawan, says the National Assembly, NASS, would ensure justice for victims of alleged abuses by the personnel of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS.

2021 Budget: Buhari earmarks N3.12trn for debt servicing

The Federal Government says it remains committed to meeting the nation’s debt obligations as N3.12trillion is earmarked for debt service in 2021 budget proposal.

2nd Niger Bridge 46% completed, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the Second Niger Bridge has attained 46 per cent completion status.

Buhari commends executive, legislative relationship

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the harmonious relationship between the executive and legislature.

UPDATED: Buhari proposes N13.08trn as 2021 budget

President Muhammadu Buhari has presented the 2021 budget proposal of N13.08trillion to the National Assembly for consideration and passage into law.

Senate passes 2021-2023 MTEF/FSP documents

The Senate on Wednesday passed the 2021-2023 Medium Term Expenditure Framework, MTEF, and Fiscal Strategy Paper, FSP, for the fiscal years.

Budget presentation: Senate issues fresh guidelines, reduces Buhari’s entourage

The National Assembly leadership has issued fresh COVID-19 guidelines for the members of the executive arm of the government ahead of Thursday’s presentation of 2021 Appropriation Bill by President Muhammadu Buhari.

CAMA: Seek reforms through democratic means, Buhari tells church leaders

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to Nigerians that are aggrieved with the new Company and Allied Matters Act 2020, CAMA, signed into law on August to be patient and seek reforms in line with democratic practices.

Senate urged to hasten screening of nominees for Disability Commission

The Center for Citizens with Disability, an NGO, has urged the National Assembly to hasten the confirmation of nominees for the National Disability Commission presented to it by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Convoy attack: I won’t be deterred from rescuing Borno – Zulum

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State says he will not be deterred from rescuing his people from the clutches of Boko Haram insurgency in the state.

Lawan, Gbajabiamila vow to pass PIB Bill

The leadership of the National Assembly said, on Monday, that the Assembly would break the jinx of not being able to pass the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) after several attempts.

Lawmaker urges Nigerian govt to curb flooding in Kano

A member representing Gaya, Albasu and Ajingi Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, Abdullahi Mahmud-Gaya, has called on the Federal Government to find a lasting solution to flooding in the country. 

Shehu Sani slams Masari over plans to offer farmlands, houses to repentant bandits in Katsina

A former lawmaker who represented Kaduna Central in the 8th National Assembly, Senator Shehu Sani, has criticized Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State over his proposal to reward repentant bandits with farmlands and houses.

FEC approves establishment of Agency for management of recovered assets

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, has approved the transmission of a Proceeds of Crime Recovery and Management Agency Bill to the National Assembly to facilitate the establishment of an Agency for recovered assets.

Sen. Ahmad Lawan: A constituents’ appraisal, by Hassan Adamu Nguru

Since Nigeria’s return to democracy, I paid more attention to what is happening at the National Assembly and I keenly follow the antecedents of legislators.

NDDC contracts: Akpabio backtracks, says ‘I didn’t accuse NASS members of corruption’

The Minister for Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, has denied accusing the National Assembly members of benefitting from the contract scam in the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC.

Constitutional review: Ortom calls for splitting of attorney-general’s office from justice ministry

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has called for the separation of the Attorney-General of Federation’s office from the Ministry of Justice during the ongoing constitutional review by the National Assembly.

Electricity tariff increment ill-timed, ill-advised – Atiku

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has condemned the increase in the electricity tariff in the country, saying that such policy implementation was ill-timed and ill-advised.

Kano elders move to bar Ganduje from taking N300bn Chinese loan

Kano elders under the auspices of Kano Unity Forum have petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari, seeking the halting of a move by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje to obtain multi-billion-naira loan from China Development Bank.

Presidency denies dissolving NDDC IMC

The Presidency on Friday denied reports that it has dissolved the Interim Management Committee of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC.

Pondei ignored doctors’ advice against attending Reps public hearing – NDDC

The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, has explained that its acting Managing Director, Prof. Keme Pondei, collapsed at the National Assembly because he ignored his doctors’ advice on his state of health.

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