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National Assembly Allocation Higher Than States’ Budgets- Report

National Assembly Allocation Higher Than States’ Budgets- Report

After months of public outcry over its lavish annual budget, Nigeria’s National Assembly has finally accepted a N20 billion cut to its budget, the first time it would do so since 2011. This year, the National Assembly will spend N130 billion, and no longer N150 billion, according to the 2015 Appropriation Act signed this month by President Goodluck Jonathan. Since ... Read More »

Jonathan To Sign Constitution Amendment, As NASS Removes Controversial Clauses

Jonathan To Sign Constitution Amendment, As NASS Removes Controversial Clauses

The National Assembly has agreed to remove the controversial clauses in the amendments to the constitution under the Fourth Alteration Act, 2015, which it passed this year. President Goodluck Jonathan had withheld his assent to the amendments to the 1999 Constitution, and the Attorney General instituted a suit against the lawmakers to annul the amendments. The lawmakers agreed to amend ... Read More »

Jonathan, PDP Owe Decoration Firm N360m

Jonathan, PDP Owe Decoration Firm N360m

Less than 48 hours to the inauguration of a new administration, the company which handled the contract for the decoration of Peoples Democratic Party presidential campaigns in all the states of the federation on Wednesday threatened to drag President Goodluck Jonathan and the party to court over unpaid debts estimated at N360m. The decoration firm has, however, scheduled a protest ... Read More »

#PHOTONEWS: Buhari In Economy Class Of British Airways

#PHOTONEWS: Buhari In Economy Class Of British Airways

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Oshiomhole Accuses Okonjo-Iweala Of Destroying Nigerian Economy

Oshiomhole Accuses Okonjo-Iweala Of Destroying Nigerian Economy

The Edo State governor, Adams Oshiomhole, has lambasted outgoing finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, over her claims that states received N2.92 trillion excess crude money between 2011 and 2014 with little to show, the latest in a series of tit-for-tat between governors and the minister over allegations of mismanagement of oil revenues. Mr. Oshiomhole accused the minister of gross mismanagement of ... Read More »

Zuma Leaves SA For Buhari’s Inauguration

Zuma Leaves SA For Buhari’s Inauguration

South African President Jacob Zuma is scheduled to leave the country on Thursday to attend the inauguration of Nigerian President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari. The inauguration of the former military leader, who won elections held two months ago, is scheduled to take place in Abuja on Friday. Following Buhari’s win over incumbent Goodluck Jonathan at the end of March, Zuma was among the ... Read More »

NDLEA Obeys Court Order, Vacates Kashamu’s House

NDLEA Obeys Court Order, Vacates Kashamu’s House

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has said that it will obey the decision of the court of “competent jurisdiction” on the ongoing case involving Senator-elect, Buruji Kashamu. In a statement by Mitchell Ofoyeju, its Spokesperson, Wednesday, the NDLEA said that as a government agency and a law enforcement institution, it has respect for the rule of law. A Federal ... Read More »

Buhari Returns From UK

Buhari Returns From UK

President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria from the United Kingdom, few hours to his inauguration as President and Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria on Friday, May 29. Buhari arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, in the early hours of Thursday. He arrived via a British Airways flight from Heathrow Airport. Buhari during his trip to ... Read More »

No More Business As Usual, Buhari Warns

No More Business As Usual, Buhari Warns

President-elect Muhammadu Buhari has reaffirmed his willingness to work with any leader of the National Assembly that the process throws up, irrespective of what part of the country he or she comes from. In a statement released on Wednesday, Mr. Buhari said that this has become necessary in view of the continued name-dropping in some circles linking his name to ... Read More »

Senate Presidency: 40 APC Senators-Elect, Others Endorse Lawan

Senate Presidency: 40 APC Senators-Elect, Others Endorse Lawan

Senate Unity Forum, the group supporting Ahmed Lawan for Senate President and George Akume as deputy, said it had the support of 40 senators-elect of All Progressives Congress (APC). Leader of the group, Sen. Barnabas Gemade (APC Benue North-East), stated this during an interaction with journalists attached to the National Assembly on Wednesday in Abuja. Gemade also claimed that the ... Read More »

#PHOTONEWS: Minister Rides Bicycle To Last FEC Meeting

#PHOTONEWS: Minister Rides Bicycle To Last FEC Meeting

Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka, attending the last Federal Executive Meeting, decided to storm into Aso Rock riding a bicycle. Could this signify a humble ending? Credit: PremiumTimes Read More »

Inauguration Ceremony: PDP Hijacks Almost 4,000 Of 5,000 Invites

Inauguration Ceremony: PDP Hijacks Almost 4,000 Of 5,000 Invites

The Peoples Democratic Party has cornered nearly 4,000 of the 5,000 invitation cards for the inauguration of Muhammadu Buhari as President on Friday. A source on the Inauguration Committee co-chaired by Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius Anyim and former Bayelsa State Governor, Timipre Sylva, told PREMIUM TIMES on Wednesday that the action to hijack the cards ... Read More »

Suit Against Buhari’s Inauguration Fails

Suit Against Buhari’s Inauguration Fails

The suit seeking to stop the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed from swearing-in the President-elect, General Mohammadu Buhari yesterday suffered a set back as the plaintiff in the matter failed to show up in court. The plaintiff in the matter, a civil society organization, the Incorporated Trustees of Advocacy for Societal Rights Advancement and Development Initiative had approached ... Read More »

Man Strips Naked Over Fuel Frustration (SEE PHOTO)

Man Strips Naked Over Fuel Frustration (SEE PHOTO)

As fuel scarcity bites harder, people have devised different means of expressing their grievances. The latest is an unidentified man who went naked in a bid to register his displeasure over the continued hardship been faced by Nigerians. The unidentified man was seen naked protesting at Petrocam filling station in Igando area of Lagos State over his inability to purchase ... Read More »

If You Probe Me, Probe Obasanjo, Abdulsalami, Others Too; Jonathan Tells Buhari

If You Probe Me, Probe Obasanjo, Abdulsalami, Others Too; Jonathan Tells Buhari

President Goodluck Jonathan has advised the incoming president, Muhammadu Buhari, not to single his administration out for probe. He said if Mr. Buhari must investigate him and his administration, he should do the same for the past governments. A probe centred only on the Jonathan administration will amount to a “witch hunt”, the president said Wednesday at a valedictory cabinet meeting ... Read More »