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2021 Budget: SERAP Asks NASS To Stop Buhari From Selling

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the National Assembly to stop President Muhammadu Buhari from selling Government properties to fund the 2021 budget. SERAP, in a statement issued on Sunday, January 17, 2021, by its deputy Director, Mr Kolawole Oluwadare, appealed to the Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan, and the Speaker of […]

Suspend Implementation Of CAMA, CAN Tells Buhari

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to suspend the implementation of the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA). The suspension request was contained in an email statement forwarded to Channels Television by the Office of CAN’s President, Revd De Olasupo Ayokunle, on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. The CAMA has generated […]

“NASS Won’t Tolerate Disrespect Anymore”, Lawan Warns Buhari’s Appointees

The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmed Lawan, has warned appointees of President Muhammadu Buhari against disrespecting the National Assembly. He gave the warning on Monday, August 31, 2020, while reacting to the series of disagreements between some Lawmakers and presidential appointees, including some Ministers and heads of Federal Government Agencies. Senator Lawan was responding […]

Senate Recommends Life Imprisonment For Kidnappers, Removes Time Limit On

The Senate has amended the Criminal Code Act which recommends life imprisonment for kidnappers and deletes the statute of limitations on cases of rape. Channels TV reports that Section 218 of the Criminal Code Act (amended) removing the statute of limitations implies that the defilement cases can remain open for as long as possible against […]

Senator Accuses Military Of Abandoning Constituency In Sokoto

The Lawmaker representing Sokoto East Senatorial District, Senator Ibrahim Gobir, has accused the Military of abandoning the people of his constituency in the time of distress. He made the allegation during plenary on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at the Senate Chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja. In his contribution to a motion raised by […]

Buhari Asks Senate To Confirm New SEC DG, Three Commissioners

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to confirm Mr Lamido Yuguda as the new Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The President’s request was contained in a letter read by the Senate President, Mr Ahmad Lawan, during plenary on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, in the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly in […]

Banditry: Senate Asks Buhari To Extend Military Operations To Sokoto,

The Senate has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to extend the ongoing Military operations against bandits to Sokoto, Niger, Kaduna, Kebbi and Zamfara States. The Lawmakers made the appeal on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, during plenary at the Senate Chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja. Senator Aliyu Abdullahi who sponsored the motion recalled that the […]

NASS Resumes Plenary After COVID-19 Recess

Members of the National Assembly have resumed plenary after about five weeks of recess over the Coronavirus pandemic. The Lawmakers in the Senate and House of Representatives Chambers returned to the Assembly Complex in Abuja on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, after they went on break as part of measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 […]

Cross River Senator, Rose Oko Dies At 63

The lawmaker representing Cross River North Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Rose Oko, is dead. Late Senator Oko died on Monday night, March 23, 2020, at a medical facility in the United Kingdom, at the age of 63. Until her death, the lawmaker was the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Trade and […]

Buhari Inaugurates New Memebers Of NASS Service Commission

President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated Engr. Ahmed Kadi Amshi and 11 others as chairman and members of the National Assembly Service Commission. Engr Amshi and 11 commissioners took their oaths of office at the statehouse council chamber in Abuja which was presided over by President Buhari. The commissioners are; Honourable Babagana Modu, Senator Abubakar Tutare, […]