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We gave lawmakers N17bn to pass 2015 budget — Okonjo-Iweala

Former finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has revealed the blackmail and arm twisting that characterised budget passing by the National Assembly during the Goodluck Jonathan Administration. She cited an instance in 2015 when the National Assembly leadership forced the executive arm to part with N17 billion for the federal lawmakers to …

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Gombe assembly lawmaker steals mace during plenary

The mace of the Gombe state house of assembly was on Thursday stolen during plenary. The legislative symbol of authority was snatched during a siting to remove Ahmed Haruna, minority leader of the assembly, who represents Gombe north state constituency. The sergeant-at-arms of the house was overpowered while the mace was forcefully …

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Peace Corps Bill Fails As Reps Refuse To Veto Buhari

Plans to revive the Peace Corps Bill, which had earlier been rejected by President Muhammadu Buhari, failed at the House of Representatives on Thursday. The bill seeks to transform the Peace Corps which operates currently as a non-governmental organisation into a paramilitary government agency to be known as the Nigerian …

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How I became a preacher while in detention — Senator Jang

Former Governor of Plateau state Jonah Jang said Thursday that throughout his seven days detention in Jos prison he was preaching.  Jang, a senator representing Plateau North Senatorial District was arraignment last week Wednesday for alleged stealing of N6.3 billion while he was governor. The lawmaker was granted bail this …

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I have bounced back , says Dino Melaye

The senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, on Monday boasted that he has bounced back after his travails. Melaye in a tweet noted that though he was taken to the “dead end”, blackmail could not prevail over him. Melaye who had been battling to save his political career insisted that …

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Finally, Senate passes 2018 budget

After six months delay, the Senate on Wednesday passed the 2018 budget of N9.120 trillion. The appropriation bill, the largest in the nation’s history, is premised on key revenue assumptions of oil price benchmark of $51; crude oil production of 2.3 million barrels per day and exchange rate of N305/$1USD. …

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Senate To Appeal Court Ruling On Omo-Agege’s Suspension

The Senate on Thursday said it will appeal the ruling of the Federal High Court which nullified the suspension of Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, the lawmaker representing the Delta Central senatorial district. The Upper Chamber revealed this in a statement on its Facebook, hours after the court ordered the reinstatement of …

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Police blames mace theft on ‘internal conspiracy’

The Divisional Police Officer in the National Assembly, CSP Sulu-Gambari Abdul, has blamed the April 18th invasion of the Senate and theft of the mace by hoodlums on internal conspiracy. Abdul said this on Wednesday during an investigative hearing into the incident by a joint ad hoc committee of the …

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