• House of Reps may revisit CCB/CCT Amendment Bill

    House of Reps may revisit CCB/CCT Amendment Bill

    Indications emerged yesterday that the House of Representatives may reconsider the Code of Conduct Amendment Bill 2016 recently passed into law, which whittled the powers of the President on the tribunal.

    The bill, passed last week by the Senate but yet to be assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari, sought among others, to transfer the powers of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) and the CCT from the Executive to the National Assembly.

    However, the legislative initiative did not go down well […]

  • Senate vows not to revisit the 2016 Budget based on omissions

    Senate vows not to revisit the 2016 Budget based on omissions

    According to reports, the Senate yesterday ruled out revisiting the 2016 Appropriation Bill for the purpose of capturing any omissions made by the executive in the draft document it sent to the National Assembly for approval.

    Instead, the Upper Chamber advised President Muhammadu Buhari to comply with the provisions of the constitution by signing the bill as passed by the parliament and then forward supplementary appropriation later to cover omissions recorded in the money bill.

    Briefing journalists after plenary, spokesman for the […]