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Lawan, Gbajabiamila Fault FG’s Money Sharing, Seek Law To Back Scheme

The leadership of the National Assembly has faulted the way the Social Investment Programme of the Federal Government is being implemented and called for an enabling legislation in line with global best practices.   The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila made their reservations about the scheme at a meeting held on Tuesday with the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouq and some top officials of the Ministry.   The meeting…

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Coronavirus: Corps Marshal Orders Driving School Portal Shut,  Suspends Operations

The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi has ordered the immediate shutdown of the Driving School Standardisation Programme’s portal in order to induce compliance on the suspension of Driving School Operation in Nigeria and further discourage generation of driving school certificates for trainee-drivers by proxy. Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, in a statement said the directive is part of the Corps’ efforts to compliment all measures already put in place by both the Federal and State Governments to contain the rise of COVID-19 in Nigeria and…

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COVID-19: FG Seeks N’Assembly’s Approval For N500bn Intervention Fund

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed on Saturday met with the leadership of the National Assembly to intimate it with an Executive proposal to establish a N500bn COVID-19 Crisis Intervention Fund. Mrs Zainab, with senior officials from her ministry, held the meeting with the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila. The meeting which held at the National Assembly was also attended by the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, Deputy Speaker, Hon. Idris Wase…

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Senate President, Tinubu Felicitate With APC Chairman Oshiomhole At 68

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, is rejoicing with the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), His Excellency, Adams Oshiomhole, on the auspicious occasion of his 68th birthday. National Leader of APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has also congratulated the party’s National Chairman, Comrade Adams Aliu Oshiomhole, as he turns 68 on April 4. Lawan congratulated Oshiomhole on his good health despite the intensity of his life of service to Nigeria as a former labour leader, two-term Governor of Edo State and in his current position as the National…

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COVID 19 Surges As Nigeria Records 20 More Cases

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed twenty new cases of coronavirus by Monday In a tweet on its official handle, the NCDC noted that 13 of the cases were confirmed in Lagos State, four in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), two in Kaduna State, and one in Oyo State. “Twenty new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria; 13 in Lagos, 4 in FCT, 2 in Kaduna and 1 in Oyo State,” the NCDC tweeted. The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, announced this on Monday during…

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Senators Donate 50 Per cent Of Salaries Monthly To Fight COVID-19

…..From March Till End of Scourge THE Nigerian Senate has announced the decision by Distinguished Senators to contribute 50 percent of their salaries to the efforts to respond to the spread and treatment of Corona virus in Nigeria. The acting spokesman of the Senate, Senator Godiya Akwashiki, announced the decision in a statement on Monday. “After due consultations following a keen review of the national efforts to contain the Coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria, the Senate wishes to announce that from March, 2020, Distinguished Senators will be donating 50 per cent…

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COVID-19: IGP Warns Against Emerging Cyber Fraudsters, Crimes Trends

……..Offers Security Tips The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, has enjoined members of the public to remain vigilant and take precautionary actions against criminal elements who might explore the emergency situation created by the Covid-19 pandemic to increase and diversify their criminal activities. In a statement, Police spokesman, DCP Frank Mba said: “The IGP’s advice is informed by intelligence at the disposal of the Force which suggests that fraud and cybercrime are expected to rise at this time owing to the lock-down emplaced by Government at all levels to…

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Senate President Salutes Asiwaju Tinubu At 68

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has felicitated with the National Leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), His Excellency, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who turns 68 on Sunday, 29th March, 2020. Lawan said Asiwaju Tinubu, a former Senator and a two-term governor of Lagos State, is an inspirational political leader and champion of  national unity and development. “All through his political life, Asiwaju Tinubu has doggedly groomed leaders, set development templates and built bridges for national integration and cohesion, all of which he sees as necessary tools for robust…

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COVID 19: Nigeria;s Confirmed Cases Rise To 81

Nigeria now has 81 confirmed cases of the coronavirus after 11 new cases were confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) late Friday. For the first time, the disease showed up in the country’s south-east as two cases were confirmed in Enugu state. Lagos State, which has been described as the country’s hotspot, added eight cases, bringing the state’s total caseload to 52. One other case was recorded in Edo State. Earlier on Friday, the NCDC had reported the discovery of five new cases, three in the Federal…

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Coronavirus: Lawan, Gbajabiamila, Ministers Meet On Planned 2020 Budget Review

The Leadership of the National Assembly on Wednesday held a meeting with some Ministers and Heads of agencies from the Executive arm of Government to brainstorm on the impact of Coronavirus pandemic on the Nigerian economy. The meeting specifically touched on the planned review of the 2020 budget and Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper passed late last year by the National Assembly. The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, who presided over the meeting, in his opening remarks said that an immediate review of the 2020 budget…

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