Assembly passes Law to establish Planning Commission

The Kaduna State House of Assembly on Thursday passed into Law a bill to establish the State Budget and Planning Commission. While reading the bill for the third time, the Speaker, Aminu Shagali said the commission would replace the Ministry of Budget and Planning. Shagali said under the commission, a state economic planing board and……

Jibrin queries Dogara’s N300,000 monthly salary

The suspended member of the house of representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin has queried the salary pay slip released online by the speaker, Yakubu Dogara, claiming he earns more than him if the pay slips released on Tuesday are authentic. In a series of tweets on Wednesday, Jibrin said he has requested his pay slips from the national……

How lawmakers loot country’s treasury – Activist, Olamide

A human rights activist and social crusader, Comrade Olamide Olabode, has challenged members of the National Assembly to publish several allowances accruing to the lawmakers. He alleged that Nigerian treasury has been depleted by the lawmakers through huge and undisclosed allowances. Olabode in an interview with DAILY POST described the published basic salary of the…

News Summary; 11/04/2017 CAS Deploys Assets To Combat Insecurity

CAS Deploys Assets To Combat Insecurity The Nigerian Air Force is to step up deployment of assets to curb incidence of insecurity in Benue State. Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar said this during discussion with Governor samuel ortom of Benue state. CG Customs on Productivity Comptroller General of Customs, Colonel Hameed Ali…

Clergyman urges Presidency, NASS to settle rift, focus on good governance

Bishop Simeon Okah, Vice President, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigerian (PFN), South-South region has advised the Presidency and the National Assembly to settle their rift and focus on providing good governance to Nigerians. Okah, who is also the General Overseer, Flock of Christ Mission, gave the advice on Sunday in Warri, in an interview with newsmen.……

Dogara To Governors: Publish Your Security Votes, LG Funds 

Speaker Yakubu Dogara On Security Votes Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has challenged Governor Nasir El-rufai of Kaduna State, to extend his campaign for transparency in the budget of the National Assembly to other arms of government including how governors spend their security votes. Speaking while closing a retreat for  management…

Senators vow not to allow anybody undermine National Assembly

The National Assembly on Thursday vowed that it will ensure that Nigeria’s democracy will not be undermined. Federal legislators also said it will do all within the provision of its power to ensure that “no party or group” undermines the legislative power of the Senate and the House of Representatives. They said this while speaking…

FG to evolve creative measures to ensure full payment of pension arrears

The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Sen. Udoma Udo Udoma, says  the Federal Government is evolving creative measures to pay the arrears of pension benefits. Senator Udoma Udo Udom, Minister of Budget and National Planning The minister said this on Thursday in Abuja when briefing the House of Representatives on efforts being made by the…

Reps throw out Bill to empower NASS to impeach govs, deputies

The House of Representatives has thrown out a bill jointly sponsored by Hon. Edward Pwajok from Plateau State and Ali Isa JC, from Gombe State seeking to amend the Constitution to give the National Assembly powers to remove a state governor or deputy “in appropriate circumstances.” The Bill entitled, “A Bill to alter the Constitution of the……

APC Urge Government Appointees To Stop Inflammatory Statements  

APC Urges Member To Stop Making Inflammatory Statement Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, Abuja; In furtherance of the All Progressives Congress (APC) efforts to resolve the rift between the Executive and the National Assembly, the APC urges all government appointees to stop making statements that may further worsen the relationship between the two arms of government and…

Ndume: Protest rocks National Assembly

Hundreds of protesters are currently at the entrance to the National Assembly, challenging the suspension of the immediate-past Senate Leader, Senator Ali Ndume. The protesters who converged on the gate as early as 9am, have blocked the major access route, leading to the National Assembly complex. Lawmakers and other legislative aides, have now resorted to…

Rep disagrees, as AGF says DSS, NSA, NAFDAC have joined loot recovery drive

The Federal Government, has revealed that more of its agencies have joined the loot recovery drive. According to the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, the agencies include the Department of State Services (DSS), office of the National Security Adviser (NSA), the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration…