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    Politics BREAKING: Lawmakers exchange blows during budget presentation - The Cable

    Some All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers and their Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counterparts exchanged blows during the presentation of the 2019 by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday. Trouble started after some APC lawmakers seized the placards which some of their PDP colleagues...
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    SERAP asks Nigerian lawmakers to return illegal allowances – TODAY.NG

    A civil society group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), has asked Nigerian lawmakers to voluntarily return payments made to them outside the law guiding the salaries and allowances of public officers in the country. Read more via TODAY.NG – https://ift.tt/2pNPa2U...
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    Politics 2018 Budget: Reps Suspend Plenary on Thursday For 3 Weeks

    The House of Representatives, will, from Thursday, suspend plenary for three week over 2018 budget defence. The lawmaker will use the three weeks to perform oversight assessment of the 2017 budget and hold defence sessions for the 2018 budget. The Deputy Speaker of the House, Mr. Yussuff...
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    Politics Buhari Cracks Joke During 2018 Budget Presentation

    President Muhammadu Buhari while presnting the 2018 budget to the joint session made lawmakers to burst into laughter at the mention of the whistleblower policy of the Federal government. Buhari had reminded the lawmakers that Nigerians should not forget that the Whistleblower lines are still...
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    Politics Sokoto Assembly Suspends 2 Lawmakers Over Attempts To Remove Speaker

    The Sokoto State House of Assembly on Tuesday suspended two lawmakers, Alhaji Sani Yakubu and Alhaji Malami Galadanchi, representing Gudu and Sokoto North I constituency respectively for unethical behaviour. The suspension was sequel to the consideration of a report presented by the House...
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    Politics National Assembly Stinks As Lawmakers Resume Plenary

    Nigerian lawmakers resumed to a stinking environment on Tuesday as the Nigeria’s National Assembly was unkempt after a two month holiday. According to Vanguard, The same fate also befell the staff of the institution who went away with the lawmakers from both tte Senate and the House of...
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    Politics Saraki Only Invited Us, Failed To Fault Itse Sagay's Jumpo Pay Allegation - SERAP

    The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has said that its representatives yesterday met with the Senate President Bukola Saraki to discuss issues relating to details of annual salaries and allowances of lawmakers. The group, however said it is not satificed with Senate...
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    Politics Female Lawmakers Protest Proceedings During Constitution Review

    Female lawmakers in the house of representatives have disrupted voting on amendments to the 1999 constitution. The lawmakers protested against the outcome of voting on “citizenship and indigeneship” for women. The provision seeks to alter section 25 of the constitution to give married women...
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    Politics Nigerian Lawmakers Affirm Change Of Name For Nigerian Police Force

    Nigerian lawmakers on Thursday voted to support the change of name for the Nigerian Police force. The Senate had on Wednesday for the removal of 'force' from the Nigerian Police Force nomenclature alongside other amendments in the ongoing constitutional review. 280 lawmakers voted for the...
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    Politics Senators, Reps To Buy N50m Abuja Flats

    Members of the National Assembly are currently subscribing to a mortgage facility that will make each lawmaker cough out N2.5m every month. It was gathered that the lawmakers are buying flats in an estate close to Apo Legislative Quarters in Abuja at N50m each, while payment for each unit...
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    Politics House Of Reps Throw Out Bill Seeking Establishment of South-East Commission

    House of Representatives on Thursday rejected a bill seeking for the establishment of the South-East Development Commission. The lawmakers rejected the bill after it was put to a voice vote by Yakubu Dogara, the speaker. Some of the lawmakers who contributed to the debate, said the timing...
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    Politics NASS Leaders Move Plenary To London, As Lasun Joins Saraki, Dogara

    In what may be a move of government functions that needs urgent attention and implementation just as Nigeria's inflation hit new high at 18.72 per cent, a another lawmaker is set to join his colleagues at the Abuja House in London to see ailing President Muhammadu Buhari. The visitation is...
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    Politics Jibrin Sends Names of 50 Lawmakers to EFCC for 'Taking Illegal Allowances' [See LIST]

    Embattled lawmaker, Abdulmumin Jibrin, on Thursday forwarded names of 50 members of the House of Representatives who allegedly took illegal allowances to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Mr. Jibrin said he demanded a thorough investigation of the individuals as well as their...
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    Politics Protesters Storm National Assembly, Demand End to Outrageous Allowances

    A civil society group, Citizen Action to Take Back Nigeria (TBN) have stormed the national assembly to demand an end to outrageous allowances termed as “running cost” received by lawmakers. The protesters, according to The Cable, have been camping out at the national assembly for two days...
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    Politics Jibrin Reveals How Dogara Diverted Federal Govt. Project To His Farm In Nasarawa

    Abdulmumin Jibrin, a member of the federal house of representatives, has vowed to expose Hon. Yakubu Dogara, the speaker, until he is removed. Jibrin on Thursday accused Dogara of diverting a federal government project to his farm in Nasarawa. He said: “Allegation no21 to Mr Speaker:why did...
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    Politics US Ambassador Shuns Nigerian Lawmakers Again Over Sex Scandal

    James Entwistle, the outgoing United States (US) ambassador to Nigeria again shunned members of the federal house of representatives over sex scandal. Minister of foreign affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama was also absent from the hearing on the sexual misconduct allegation levelled against three...
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    Politics Sex Scandal: US Has Solid Evidence Against Lawmakers

    Diplomatic sources have revealed that the U.S. officials have solid evidence of the alleged misconduct Ambassador James Entwistle reported to the House of Representatives Speaker, Yakubu Dogara. In a letter dated June 9, the U.S. Ambassador in Nigeria, Mr. Entwistle, accused three Nigerian...
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    Politics Falana Reacts to Senate’s Life Pension and Immunity Proposal

    Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has criticized a proposed life pension and immunity from prosecution for the Senate President, and other presiding officers of the National Assembly. Falana in a statement released on Sunday described the proposal as insensitive, irrational, and immoral...
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    Politics Sex scandal: US Government Bars Nigerian Lawmakers From Entering the Country

    The United States government has formally cancelled its visas from the three Nigerian lawmakers accused of sex scandal, an indication that they had been barred from future trips to the United States. The affected members – Mr. Mohammed Garba-Gololo (Bauchi State); Mr. Terse Gbillah (Benue...
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    Politics Nigerian Lawmaker Accidentally Shoots Himself, Flown To Dubai – See Photo

    A member of the House of Representatives, Mohammed Gudaji Kazaure, has accidentally shot himself on the foot while fidgeting with his pistol. Hon. Kazaure gained national acclaim when footages of his presentations on the floor of the House and interviews went viral on social media. Daily...
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