Parents of abducted Greenfield University students stage protest in Abuja (photos)

Parents of the College of Forestry Mechanisation abducted students, Afaka in Kaduna State staged a protest at the National Assembly complex, Abuja, today, May 4, demanding the timely government intervention to rescue their wards. The frustrated parents who were joined in the protest by members of the institution’s Students Union Government SUG, chanted solidarity songs and… Continue reading Parents of abducted Greenfield University students stage protest in Abuja (photos)

Differential wage bill: Oyo, Delta, Gombe, others back National Assembly as Labour fumes

Our Reporters Oyo, Delta, Gombe, Akwa Ibom and Cross River states have supported a bill seeking to decentralise the negotiation on the minimum wage in the country. Officials of the states, in separate interviews with The PUNCH on Thursday, said centralised minimum wage negotiation negated the principle of true federalism. But state chapters of the… Continue reading Differential wage bill: Oyo, Delta, Gombe, others back National Assembly as Labour fumes

Angry persons living with disability beat up security guard at the National Assembly

A few men living with disabilities on Thursday December 17, beat up a security officer at the National Assembly Abuja.  The persons living with disabilities from the Niger Delta region, stormed the National Assembly Complex in Abuja to protest neglect by Federal Lawmakers representing them in the Federal Legislature, but were stopped by secrity officers. … Continue reading Angry persons living with disability beat up security guard at the National Assembly

SERAP threatens to sue National Assembly, northern govs over social media bill

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has threatened to sue the National Assembly and the Northern Governors’ Forum if any social media bill is passed and signed by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.). SERAP said this in a tweet on Tuesday while reacting to a proposal by the northern governors for more social… Continue reading SERAP threatens to sue National Assembly, northern govs over social media bill

Suspected thief breaks into Lawmaker’s office inside National Assembly complex and steals US dollars and Office equipment

A young man simply identified as Kabiru was arrested at the National Assembly complex today October 9 after he snuck his way into the office of a member of the House of Representatives and carted away dollars and other valuable items in the process. SaharaReporters reports that the incident happened at 2:30pm when the suspect allegedly… Continue reading Suspected thief breaks into Lawmaker’s office inside National Assembly complex and steals US dollars and Office equipment

President Buhari presents N13.08trn 2021 budget proposal to National Assembly members(photos)

President Buhari has presented the 2021 budget proposal of N13.08trillion to the National Assembly for consideration and passage into law. The President was accompanied by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, some cabinet members and presidential aides, to a joint session of the National Assembly today October 8 where he presented the budget which is tagged ”Budget of Economic… Continue reading President Buhari presents N13.08trn 2021 budget proposal to National Assembly members(photos)

Most contracts in NDDC are awarded to National Assembly members- Godswill Akpabio

Godswill Akpabio, the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, today July 20, disclosed that most of the contracts in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) are given to members of the National Assembly. He said this when he appeared before the house of representatives committee probing the commission. “We all know that most of the contracts at… Continue reading Most contracts in NDDC are awarded to National Assembly members- Godswill Akpabio

Amos Ojo appointed as Acting Clerk to National Assembly

Architect Amos Olatunde Ojo has been appointed as the Acting Clerk to the National Assembly (CNA) by the National Assembly Commission (NASC).  Prior to his recent appointment, Amos Ojo was the Secretary, Procurement, Estate and Works (SPEW) in the National Assembly. Executive Chairman of the NASC, Engr. Ahmed Kadi Amshi who announced his appointment in a statement released… Continue reading Amos Ojo appointed as Acting Clerk to National Assembly

Drama in the National Assembly as NDDC’s interim management committee fails to explain N143bn budget shortfall

A mild drama ensued at the National Assembly Joint Committee on Niger Delta Affairs today July 14, after the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Prof. Kemebradikumo Pondei, was unable to account for a shortfall of N143billion in its 2019 budget. Professor Pondei had led other members of the Interim Committee of the… Continue reading Drama in the National Assembly as NDDC’s interim management committee fails to explain N143bn budget shortfall

FG kicks off special works programme suspended by national assembly

The federal government on Tuesday July 14, announced that it has kicked off thespecial public works programme which was suspended by the national assembly. Recall that the national assembly had suspended the programme coordinated by the ministry of labour and employment on grounds of not having enough information about it. The programme’s suspension was announced… Continue reading FG kicks off special works programme suspended by national assembly