• APC Holds Mini Convention To Elect New Spokesman Thursday

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    * Oyegun, Saraki, North-Central governors to attend…. The All Progressives Congress (APC) will on Thursday, December 1, 2016, hold a mini-convention to elect a new National Publicity Secretary for the ruling party. LEADERSHIP recall that the Minister of Information and National Orientation, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, had resigned from the position more than a year ago…

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  • Again, PMB’s Nominee Shuns Senate’s Screening For NERC Chairmanship

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    It now official that President Muhammadu Buhari’s nominee for the position of chairman of the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Professor Akintunde Akinwande, is not interested in the job as he failed for the second time to present himself before Senate for screening yesterday. Recall that the United States-based Akinwande had earlier refused to turn…

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    Breaking: PDP Senators Stage Walkout Over Defection of Ondo Senator To APC

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    A Senator elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State, Yele Omogunwa (Ondo South) has formally defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC), causing uproar in the Senator on Wednesday morning. Announcing the defection at plenary, Senate President Bukola Saraki, who read the notification letter, said Omogunwa’s decision was in…

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    2016 Budget: Senate Approves N213bn Virement For PMB

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    * As Senators disagree over constitutionality of request The Senate on Tuesday morning approved N213bn as virement to address shortfalls in the 2016 Bugdet for the funding of critical Recurrent and Capital items of the budget, thereby jacking up the amount initially requested by President Muhammadu Buhari from N180bn. LEADERSHIP reports that the House of…

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    Anxiety As CCB Set To Verify NASS Members’ Asset Claims

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    Why Senate is stalling on Magu’s confirmation    The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) is set to verify claims by members of the National Assembly regarding their asset declarations. A source privy to the development said verification of assets of most of the ministers, heads of ministries, departments and agencies of government (MDAs), service chiefs…

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    2017 Budget: Presidency, Senate On Collision Course

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    …As Electoral Act amendment divides Senators The consideration of the proposed 2017 Budget may run into a hitch as the Presidency and the Senate may disagree over what the latter consider a shabby preparation of the fiscal policy by the executive arm of government. LEADERSHIP had reported that President Muhammadu Buhari is set to present…

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    PMB Presents 2017 Budget To NASS Dec 1

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    Barring last-minute change of plan, President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday, December 1, 2016, present the proposed 2017 Budget to a joint sitting of the National Assembly, it was revealed yesterday. Senate minority leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom, PDP) made the revelation during the debate on the 2017-2019 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and…

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    2017 Budget: Senators Knock PMB’s Medium Term Plan

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    The Senate is currently debating the 2017-2019 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP) submitted for its approval by President Muhammadu Buhari preparatory to the submission of the 2017 Budget. But majority of Senators have picked holes in the documents, describing all its parameters as “unrealistic” and “voodo-oriented”. Debate still ongoing as…

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