• Happening Now: Shi’ites march to NASS, demand leaders release

    Happening Now: Shi’ites march to NASS, demand leaders release

    Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria popularly called Shi’ites are demonstrating in front of the National Assembly demanding the release of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, on Thursday.

    Armed Riot Policemen have taken positions at strategic locations in front of the National

  • Buhari ready to present 2017 budget to NASS

    Buhari ready to present 2017 budget to NASS

    The 2017 appropriation bill is ready to be presented by President Muhammadu Buhari before a joint session of the National Assembly, after the document was yesterday given accelerated consideration and approval by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) presided by Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

    Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, while briefing State House correspondents on the outcome of the meeting did not disclose details of the document.

    He simply said President Buhari would soon write the […]

  • Jibrin backs Obasanjo, says NASS is truly corrupt

    Jibrin backs Obasanjo, says NASS is truly corrupt

    Embattled member of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumini Jibrin has supported claims by former President Olusegun Obasanjo that the National Assembly is corrupt.

    Abdulmumini also said that Speaker of the House Yakubu Dogara in collaboration  with some private entities designed a model to divert allocation meant for the House to private use when he was Chairman House Services Committee in the 6th Assembly.

    Speaking on Friday, Jibrin said “He remained the custodian and supervisor of the scam as Chairman House services committee […]

  • NASS tired of passing annual budgets FG won’t fully implement, says Saraki

    NASS tired of passing annual budgets FG won’t fully implement, says Saraki

    Senate President Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday night in Abuja, said lawmakers were tired of passing annual budgets which are not fully implemented.

    Saraki, while presenting a keynote address at the 2016 Awards/Dinner for Senators and Journalists covering the Senate, organised by the Senate Press Corps, called for close collaboration between the parliament and journalists.

    “I think we are all tired of having budget documents that, at the end of the day, when it comes to implementation, they don’t mean anything. But, when […]

  • $29.9 billion budget loan may get NASS approval next week

    $29.9 billion budget loan may get NASS approval next week

    According to reports reaching ADELOVE, the National Assembly may give accelerated consideration to President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for N180 billion virement to fund 2016 budget next week.

     

    The National Assembly leadership met on Tuesday to consider Buhari’s $29.96 billion loan request considering the fact that the Presidency may have released N100 billion for the lawmakers to execute their constituency projects.

    It was that spirit that informed the swift consideration of the virement request.

    Subsequently, the request was referred to the Committee on Appropriations […]

  • FG to send 2017 budget to NASS next month

    FG to send 2017 budget to NASS next month

    Minister of State, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, on Wednesday hinted that barring any interference, the 2017 budget will be sent to the National Assembly for deliberation next month.

    Ahmed made the disclosure while addressing State House Correspondents after the Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa.

    Speaking on the performance of the 2016 budget, the junior Minister noted that the budget had recorded 50 per cent implementation, especially in […]

  • Nnamdi Kanu: IPOB wants Buhari’s sack by NASS

    Nnamdi Kanu: IPOB wants Buhari’s sack by NASS

    According to reports, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) led by Nnamdi Kanu has called on the National Assembly to invoke and activate section 143 of the constitution for the removal of President Muhammadu Buhari over alleged human rights violation and breach of the constitution before and after his swearing-in as a democratically elected president.

    The group said the removal of Buhari will ensure a temporary stability for Nigeria as the country prepares for its dissolution into the founding nations of […]

  • NASS can’t impose grazing law on states, says Obasanjo

    NASS can’t impose grazing law on states, says Obasanjo

    Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said the grazing bill before the National Assembly was uncalled for and said it is like “trying to kill a fly with sledge hammer.”

    Obasanjo also absloved  President Muhammadu Buhari from alleged killings by Fulani herdsmen in parts of the country, especially in the North Central and the south.

    Delivering a keynote address at the 23rd Annual Lift Above Poverty Organisation (LAPO) Development Forum, organised in Abuja, Obasanjo said ranching and control of herders is a local […]

  • Nigerian Youths Storm NASS, Demand Jibrin’s Suspension

    Nigerian Youths Storm NASS, Demand Jibrin’s Suspension

    Hundreds of protesters under the aegis of Coalition in Defence of Democracy (CDD) yesterday stormed the precinct of the National Assembly, demanding the immediate suspension of embattled former chairman of the House of Representatives Appropriation Committee, Abdulmumini Jibrin.

    The protesters who brandished several banners and placards wondered why Jibrin went out of his way to malign the institution of the National Assembly over the 2016 budget without justifiable reason.

    The placard brandished by the protesters read, “We demand the indefinite suspension and […]

  • NASS caucus faults EFCC on Governor Fayose’s accounts

    NASS caucus faults EFCC on Governor Fayose’s accounts

    Members of the National Assembly caucus in the Senate and House of Representatives from Ekiti State have faulted the Economic and Financial Crimes Com­mission (EFCC) for freezing Governor Ayo Fayose’s per­sonal bank accounts.

    The lawmakers alleged the action was without a valid court order.

    In a statement issued yesterday and signed on behalf of the caucus by Senate Deputy Minority Whip, Sena­tor Biodun Olujimi, in Abuja, the lawmakers described the freezing of the governor’s account as illegal and an affront to the […]

  • National Assembly members want FG to immortalise Abiola

    National Assembly members want FG to immortalise Abiola

    According to reports, some National Assembly members have called for the immortalisation of the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, Chief MKO Abiola.

    Some of these federal lawmakers who included Senators Adesoji Akanbi, (APC, Oyo South), Kabir Marafa (APC Zamfara Central), and Samuel Anyanwu (PDP Imo East) said this in separate interviews with one of our correspondents.

    The senators all agreed that it was an abnormality for the Federal Government to have pretended as if Abiola did not deserve […]