BudgIT seeks slash in N/A budget for Health, Education funding

BudgIT, a civil society organization committed to transparency and accountability in Nigeria’s public finance system, on Monday decried the cut by the Legislature in the nation’s health and education sector budgetary allocations for the purposes of funding the 2019 elections. It recalled that recent information from the National Assembly indicated that the 2018 budget was […]

OpenNass Campaign: Group calls for audit of NASS accounts

A coalition of Civil Society Organisations under the OpenNass campaign, on Wednesday called on the Federal Government to initiate the process of auditing the accounts of the National Assembly between 2005 and 2014. The group, which comprises Enough Is Enough (EIE), BudGit, Connected Development (CODE), and YIAGA Africa insisted that there was need to open […]

Lawmakers’ aides threaten N/A shutdown over N5.8bn unpaid allowances

Hundreds of federal lawmakers’ aides on Tuesday gave the leadership of the National Assembly September 25 ultimatum to pay their outstanding allowances estimated at about N5.8 billion or see the National Assembly completely paralysed. The hundreds of workers converged at the central lobby of the National Assembly, shouting to the hearing of some lawmakers passing […]

Stakeholders task FG, N/Assembly on PIGB, other bills’ enactment

Stakeholders in the nation’s oil and gas sector have charged the Executive and Legislative arms of government to finalise the enactment of the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill, (PIGB) and other industry-related bills to grow the hydrocarbon resources industry. The stakeholders’ call came as the Bill, which had been passed and harmonised by both the Senate […]

NASS may pass 2019 elections’ N242bn budget next week

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Yakubu Mahmood, has projected that the National Assembly may pass the N242 billion 2019 General Elections budget next week. The INEC boss, who gave this hint during his interaction with journalists after an executive session with the leadership of the National Assembly on Wednesday in […]

Osinbajo condemns illegal takeover of National Assembly

Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has described the unauthorized takeover of the National Assembly complex earlier today as a gross violation of constitutional order, rule of law and all accepted notions of law and order. A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, quoted the Acting President […]

Stockbrokers tasks National Assembly on amendment of investment laws

The Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers, CIS, has tasked the National Assembly to amend some relevant investment laws that are currently impeding efforts targeted at achieving Nigeria’s economic development. Giving the charge during his investiture as the 10th President of the Institute at the weekend, the newly elected President of the Institute, Mr Adedapo Adekoje, expressed […]

National Assembly, Presidency disagree over state of the nation

The National Assembly today disagreed strongly with various policies of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration on security and other major issues affecting the country. The parliament at an emergency session listed some of the worrisome problems threatening the stability to include, growing unemployment rate, poverty, insecurity, corruption, election rigging, harassment and humiliation of perceived opponents and […]

Stakeholders task National Assembly on PIB components’ passage

Stakeholders in the nation’s hydrocarbon resources industry have charged the National Assembly to prioritise deliberations on pending components of the Petroleum Industry Bill, and pass them into law in order to fully tap into the opportunities in the recently passed Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB). The stakeholders made the call at a roundtable dialogue organized […]