Tags : National Assembly

Senate Investigates FG Agency Over Sale of ₦31M Jeeps for

The Senate Public Accounts Committee has commenced investigation into the alleged sale of two Prado jeeps worth ₦31m at ₦1.5m by officials of the Lake Chad Research Institute, in Maiduguri, Borno State. The Committee discovered the ridiculous transaction while scrutinising the 2015-2018 Auditor General’s report currently being treated by both chambers of the National Assembly. […]

Minimum Wage: Protesting Workers Force Their Way Into National Assembly

Nigerian workers in their hundreds stormed the National Assembly complex in Abuja, demanding the withdrawal of a bill that would remove the National Minimum Wage from the exclusive to the concurrent legislative list. Channels TV reports that about a fortnight ago, the House of Representatives introduced a bill which, according to the sponsor, Hon. Garba […]

Minimum Wage: NLC Stages Nationwide Protest

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has staged a nationwide protest over proposed amendments to the minimum wage for Nigerian workers.  This protest which is being coordinated from the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, on Wednesday, Marrch 10, 2021, is said to be holding following attempts by some Lawmakers at the National Assembly to remove the […]

Buhari Writes National Assembly, Seeks Confirmation Of Service Chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari has written a letter to the National Assembly seeking the confirmation of the Service Chiefs. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly (Senate), Mr Babajide Omoworare, said this in a statement on Friday, January 29, 2021. He said after nominating the Service Chiefs, President Buhari, in a letter dated […]

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 […]

Army Redeploys 210 Generals, 1,336 Others

The Nigerian Army has redeployed 210 Generals and over a thousand of its Officers to various new positions in a major shakeup. In a list obtained by Channels Television on Saturday, January 9, 2021, a total of 1,546 Officers were redeployed. Besides the generals that were redeployed, 450 Colonels, 309 Majors, 251 Captains and 322 Lieutenants were […]

Gbajabiamila Confirms Death Of Vendor Shot By His Security Aide,

The Speaker of the House of Representative, Rt Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has confirmed the death of a Newspaper vendor shot by one of his security aides on Thursday, November 19, 2020.  Rt Hon. Gbajabiamila who, in a series of tweets on his official handle in the early hours of Friday, November 20, 2020, narrated how […]

Defence Minister Says Nigeria Granted U.S. Permission To Conduct Rescue

The Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi (rtd), has disclosed Nigeria was aware of a rescue mission conducted by the United States forces in the Country. While disclosing this to reporters on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, at the National Assembly in Abuja, the Minister explained that the Federal Government granted the US permission to […]

“Why Mambila Power Project Was Not Captured In 2021 Budget”

The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed has explained why Mambila Power Project was not captured in the 2021 budget. The Minister disclosed this on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, during a budget defense session with the House of Representatives Committee on Finance. According Channel TV, she said the Mambila Power Project was not removed from the […]

Protesters Storm National Assembly

Protesters against Police brutality and extra-judicial killings have taken their demonstrations to the National Assembly complex in Abuja, the Nation’s capital. Channels TV reports that the protesters in their numbers stormed the complex on Thursday, October 15, 2020, displaying placards lamenting extra-judicial killings and demanding justice for victims of Police brutality. They sang songs of […]