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    Senate Denies Frustrating 2017 Budget

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    The senate yesterday dismissed media reports that it was frustrating the early passage of  the 2017 budget. The upper chamber said it has deliberated and passed the medium Term Expenditure Frame Work with some reservation by some senators. In a statement by the senate spokesman, sen Aliyu Sabi the senate condemned the report, describing it…

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    NASS To Complete Constitutional Amendment Early 2017- Saraki

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    Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has said that the on-going process of amending the 1999 Constitution being undertaken by the 8th National Assembly would be completed early next year. Dr. Saraki spoke  Wednesday when the National Executive of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), led by its President, Abubakar Balarabe Mahmud  (SAN), visited him at…

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    CSO Advocates 10% National Budget For N/Assembly

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    A group, the Nigeria Civil Society Desk, has urged the executive arm to provide additional budgetary provisions for the National Assembly for effectiveness. The group said during a press conference in Abuja by its national coordinator, Friday Eleojo, and the national secretary, Ijewa Zeb Obioma, that 10 percent of the country’s subsequent budgets should be…

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    Senate To PMB: Your MTEF Is Empty

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    The Senate, yesterday , exonerated itself from the delay in considering and approving  the 2016-2018 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF), submitted to the National Assembly  by President Muhammadu Buhari for approval, saying that the MTEF is empty. It also  cautioned the Executive not to blame its ineptitude in delivering good governance to Nigerians on the…

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    NEDC: Issues As Lagos, North East States Bicker Over VAT

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    In this write up, MBACHU GODWIN NNANNA takes a look at the major resolutions at the Senate during the week. The Senate last Thursday passed the North-East Development Commission (NEDC) Bill which empowers the Federal Government to set up a commission to rehabilitate the Boko Haram devastated region. In passing the amendment bill, the Senate…

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    NCC Nominee Demands Scrapping of Senate

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    A  nominee forwarded to the Senate for confirmation by President Muhammadu Buhari into the Governing Board of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), yesterday dazed the Senate Committee on Communications saying that the Senate should be scrapped. The nominee, Alhaji Aliyu Saidu Abubakar (Bauchi)  penciled down for North East Zone representation on the board, dropped the…

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    Ndume Laments Lack Of FG Presence In North-East

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    The Senate majority leader, Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume, has bemoaned the lack of Federal Government presence in the North-East region aftermath of the insurgency, which ravaged the area, saying that the situation was getting out of hand, hence relevant agencies of government must be on ground to render humanitarian services in order to forestall a…

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    Budget Reforms: Stakeholders List Solutions To Padding, Delay

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    Subjecting the budget process in the National Assembly to public hearings to provide for an inclusive multi-stakeholder involvement has been identified as one of the key solutions to reforming the country’s public finance and ensure equitable nationwide development. In a similar manner, upscaling transparency and accountability through workable budget tracking measures which involve citizens at…

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    Senate To Send 8 Bills For Presidential Assent

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    The Senate yesterday revealed that it has passed eight bills aimed at strengthening the laws of the country and would send them to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent in the next few days. They are the Telecommunication and Postal Offences Act (Amendment) bill; National Crop Variety, Livestock Breed (Registration) Act (Amendment) bill; Produce (Enforcement of…

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