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NDIC Act Amendment Top Priority In N’ Assembly, Says Lawan

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan on Monday gave an assurance that the National Assembly will accord top priority to the amendment of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) law. A bill to amend the NDIC Act 2006 was presented for consideration to the eighth National Assembly but it was not passed. “I want to assure you that when we resume plenary, the NDIC Act amendment bill will be a top priority,” Lawan said in Abuja at an event to mark the 30th anniversary of the organisation. The Ooni of…

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Kogi Guber: APC Campaign Council Mocks Main Opposition, PDP

…Asks PDP to concede defeat By Boluwaji Obahopo, Lokoja The All Progressives Congress (APC) Campaign Council for Kogi State governorship election has advised the main opposition party in the state, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to concede defeat following their inability to commence campaign.   Director General, Bello/Onoja campaign organization, Senator Smart Adeyemi said the deafening silence in the camp of PDP meant that either they don’t have any message to the people, planning mayhem during the election, lost trust in their candidate, or have no means to embark on campaign.…

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Nigeria Needs Prayers To Overcome Challenges, Say Senate President

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said on Wednesday that Nigeria needs prayers to overcome its challenges. “Given the situation we are in today, the various challenges that Nigeria and its people face, we even need to pray more,” Lawan said while receiving in audience a delegation of the Christian Legislators’ Fellowship of the National Assembly. The delegation was led by the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege. The Senate Chief Whip, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu was also in attendance at the meeting. The mission was to invite the…

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2020 Budget Scales Second Reading As Senate Adjourns Plenary Till Nov

The 2020 Appropriation Bill submitted to the National Assembly last week by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday scaled second reading on the floor of the Senate. The upper chamber has subsequently adjourned plenary till 29th November, 2019, to enable Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government defend their respective budget proposals before the Committees of the Senate. In his concluding remark during the last day of debate on the 2020 budget estimates, the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, identified revenue generation as a major challenge of the budget. According to him,…

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Senate Passes Amended Production Sharing Contract Bill

The Senate, in a bid to shore up Nigeria’s revenue earning, on Tuesday passed the Deep Offshore and Inland Basin Production Sharing Contract Act 2004(amendment) Bill 2019. This was just as the upper chamber received a formal request from President Muhammadu Buhari seeking the amendment of the Act. The bill was passed by the upper chamber after consideration of the report of the Joint committees on Petroleum (Upstream), Gas and Finance. With the passage of the bill, it is estimated that Nigeria stands to benefit about N400 billion being revenue…

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Moghalu Quits YPP, Seeks Electronic Voting In 2023

Presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) in the 2019 presidential election, Prof. Kingsley Moghalu has resigned from the party. Moghalu who announced his resignation from the party via his twitter handle, @MoghaluKingsley on Monday, called for reform of the country’s electoral system ahead of the 2023 general election. The former Central Bank of Nigeria deputy governor, turned politician argued that unless the electoral process is fixed, the country’s democracy will remain weak. “Without electoral reform which includes electronic voting, our democracy will remain weak. Let’s fix this before…

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N7.6bn Loan: PDP Slams APC, Says Party Not Qualified To Criticise 

The Oyo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has discountenanced a statement credited to the state’s chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) in which it criticised the state Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, for seeking the nod of the State House of Assembly to access the N7.6bn loan earlier secured by the administration of Senator Abiola Ajimobi. The PDP, in a statement by its State Publicity Secretary, Engineer Akeem Olatunji, declared that “a set of morally-bankrupt and profligate politicians cannot group themselves under whatever guise to criticise the prudent, open and people-friendly administration…

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Appeal Court Seals Dino Melaye’s Hope, Orders Fresh Election

Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West at the Senate, has lost his appeal on the tribunal judgment that sacked him as a senator two months ago. It would be recalled that the Kogi State National Assembly/State Assembly election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja, nullified Melaye’s election in August. Melaye was declared the winner of the Kogi West Senatorial election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) during the February 2019 general election. The results declared by INEC showed that Melaye who contested the election on the platform of the Peoples…

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Senate Revisits Bill To Establish N’Assembly Budget Office

The Senate on Thursday reintroduced a bill seeking to establish the National Assembly Budget and Research Office (NABRO). The bill, which was passed by the 8th Senate on May 3, 2019, however, failed to receive assent by President Muhammadu Buhari. The move seeking to establish the National Assembly Budget office was first conceived in 2005 under the Senate Presidency of Senator Ken Nnamani, but failed to make it to the floor of the upper chamber. Again, the idea to introduce the bill in the 6th Senate under the leadership of…

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Senate Begins Debate On 2020 Appropriation Bill

The Senate on Wednesday commenced debate on the 2020 Appropriation Bill presented to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari. Buhari on Tuesday presented a budget estimate of N10.33 trillion for the year 2020 at a joint sitting of the National Assembly. The debate on the appropriation bill, which continues on Thursday, had senators making their contributions on Wednesday on different aspects contained in the budget proposals. Some of the lawmakers during Wednesday’s debate on the proposals drew the attention of the executive arm of government to certain areas that…

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