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2021 Budget: SERAP Asks NASS To Stop Buhari From Selling Govt Properties

Written by on 18 January 2021

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 by its deputy director, Kolawole Oluwadare, appealed to the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, and the Speaker of House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila […]

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Food security: Police arrest ‘illegal’ revenue collectors

Written by on 13 January 2021

To eradicate touting and multiplicity of vehicular taxes and levies imposed by local government areas on farmers moving food produce along federal highways, the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) said they have arrested one Mike Eboziegbe alias Otumba for allegedly leading a team that harasses as well as extorting money from motorists through the introduction of […]

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Buhari set to approve N13.588tr 2021 Budget

Written by on 30 December 2020

President Muhammadu Buhari will today sign the N13.588 trillion 2021 Appropriation Bill into law. This is to enable the budget implementation kick off in January next year. Though the 2020 budget was passed and signed into law on time, the Coronavirus pandemic scuttled its scheduled implementation in line with the January – December Budget Cycle. […]

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National Assembly Passes 2021 Budget, Raises It By N505bn

Written by on 21 December 2020

The National Assembly has passed the 2021 budget raising the proposed estimate of N13.082 trillion to N13.588 trillion. This is an increase of N505 billion from the proposed figures presented by the executive. This budget was passed on Monday by both the Senate and the House of Representatives during their special plenary held mainly to […]

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Senate Passes Finance Bill, 2020

Written by on 16 December 2020

The Finance Bill, 2020 has been passed by members of the Senate Chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja. This followed the consideration of the report of the Joint Committee on Finance, Customs, Excise and Tariff, Trade and Investment, as well as Public Procurement by the lawmakers during plenary on Tuesday. Senator Solomon Adeola, who […]

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National Assembly Has No Power To Summon Buhari – Malami

Written by on 10 December 2020

Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, says the National Assembly has no constitutional power to summon President Muhammadu Buhari. Malami disclosed this on Wednesday in a statement titled ‘Buhari’s Summon: NASS Operates Outside Constitutional bounds.’ The AGF said, “National Assembly has no constitutional power to envisage or contemplate a situation where the president would […]

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APC governors prevail on Buhari not to appear before National Assembly

Written by on 9 December 2020

The planned address of a joint session of the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday over the worsening security situation in Nigeria now appears uncertain. This situation followed the antics of the governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) at the party’s National Executive Council meeting held in Abuja on Tuesday. Governor […]

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JUST IN: #EndSARS protesters besiege National Assembly

Written by on 15 October 2020

#EndSARS protesters numbering over 1,000 have laid siege on the main gate of the National Assembly. The protesters returned to the National Assembly gate after they protested there on Wednesday. As a result of the total number of the protesters, police men and other security agents quickly shut the gates to the National Assembly. The […]

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Gbajabiamila inaugurates National Assembly testing centre

Written by on 14 October 2020

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, has inaugurated the COVID-19 testing centre in the National Assembly. Gbajabiamila said the idea behind having a COVID-19 testing centre within the National Assembly is for the over 4,000 people working in the federal legislature to easily get tested. He said by the nature of […]

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