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BREAKING: National Assembly Fire: Senate adjourns sitting

The Senate has suspended its Thursday’s sitting after fire broke out in a section of the National Assembly building. The fire at the maintenance unit of the senate occurred at about 11 a.m. Lawmakers initially tried to go ahead with its plenary, but were compelled to cut it short. After …

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Buhari rejects three bills passed by Senate

President Muhammadu Buhari has rejected three bills recently passed by the National Assembly. The bills are the Police Procurement Fund establishment Bill 2017, the Chattered Institute of Public Management of Nigeria Bill 2017 and the Nigerian Council for Social Works Establishment Bill 2017. The President’s reasons for rejecting the bills …

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National Assembly official ‘slaps’ female Senator

There was drama on Monday at the new wing of the Senate complex in Abuja after a National Assembly official physically assaulted the senate deputy minority whip, Abiodun Olujimi. The incident happened shortly before the commencement of a public hearing of the committee on petroleum (downstream). Trouble started when an …

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Iyabo Obasanjo reacts to father’s ‘letter’ to Buhari

A former Nigerian senator, Iyabo Obasanjo, on Saturday lambasted her detractors who are currently recirculating her 2013 letter to her father. Some social media users had recirculated the former senator’s letter to her father in 2013 in which she criticised the former president. Ms. Obasanjo’s letter was redistributed over the …

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Buhari signs into law immunity on lawmakers bill, seven others

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday signed eight bills earlier passed by the National Assembly into law. The brief signing ceremony was held inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Ita Enang, senior special assistant to the president on national assembly matters (senate), briefed state house correspondents after the president gave assent to …

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Nigerian political standoff threatens central bank independence

A standoff between Nigeria’s presidency and parliament over confirmation of new members of the central bank’s interest rate committee is threatening the bank’s independence and damaging fragile investor confidence in Africa’s biggest economy. The central bank had been due to announce its interest rate decision on Jan. 23, a day …

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Buhari meets APC South East leaders in state House

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday received in courtesy visit delegation of some APC leaders from the South East in State House, Abuja. In attendance are Representative of Imo State Governor, Deputy Governor of Imo State H.E. Prince Eze Madumere, Senator Ken Nnamani, Senator Andy Uba, Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu, Jim Nwobodo …

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