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2019 budget will wait till after elections, Lawmakers say


  Some lawmakers on Sunday said it would be impossible for the National Assembly to start and complete work on the national budget before next year’s general elections. They, however, promised to begin work on  it   when the National Assembly  reconvenes in March or April next year. A member of …

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PDP Reps allege plot to impeach Saraki illegally


A group of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers in the House of Representatives have raised alarms over ongoing fresh plans by senators loyal to the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) to illegally impeach the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki. Spokesman of the group and House Deputy Minority Leader, Chukwuka Onyema …

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Buhari wishes defecting APC members best in future undertakings


President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday wished all the lawmakers, who defected from the All Progressives Congress to other parties, in “best in their future undertakings.” On his Twitter handle, President Buhari reacted to the defections that were the order of the day at the National Assembly. In his tweets, the president …

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All PDP senators should go to the Senate – Murray-Bruce

Senator Ben Murray-Bruce

Senator Ben Murray-Bruce on Tuesday urged the Peoples Democratic Party’s senators to head to the Senate “immediately”. Murray-Bruce, who made the call via his Twitter handle, @benmurraybruce, said the presence of the PDP lawmakers would ensure that the party is able to thwart any attempt to “play a fast one …

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Ekiti polls: Senate doubts that 30,000 policemen were truly deployed


Members of the Senate on Tuesday expressed doubts about the number of policemen allegedly deployed to maintain peace and order in Ekiti during the forthcoming governorship election in the state. The Nigeria Police Force had said that it deployed 30,000 personnel to Ekiti, but the Senate noted that the number …

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Be Sincere against corruption, N/Assembly tells Buhari


National Assembly yesterday asked President Muhammadu Buhari to be sincere about the fight against corruption and stop the prosecution of perceived opponents. After a joint closed-door sitting of both the Senate and the House of Representatives, the lawmakers said the President should also stop the harassment and intimidation of members …

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