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New Electoral Act: Senate to Discuss Court’s Judgment Wednesday

The Senate, will tomorrow, Wednesday, March 23, 2022, consider a motion to discuss the recent judgment by a Federal High Court sitting in Umuahia, nullifying the provisions of Section 84(12) of the newly amended Electoral Act 2022 passed by the National Assembly. Justice Evelyn Anyadike, in a judgment, held that the Section of the Act…

N’Assembly Gives Revenue Agencies N3trn Target For 2022

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Monday, said that revenue generating agencies of government are capable of generating and remitting N3 trillion naira annually to the coffers of the federal government if efforts are made to cut down on wasteful spending. Lawan made this known in an address delivered to declare open an interactive…

Fuel Subsidy Removal, Government Still In Discussion – Finance Minister

The Minister of Finance, Budget and Economic Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, has recently in Abuja said that the Federal Government is still in consultation with various stakeholders on the need to end fuel subsidy. Mrs. Ahmed said this during an interaction with the Senate President, Mr. Ahmed Lawan, Honourable Minister of State Petroleum, Timipriye Sylva,…

Electoral Bill: Senate Approves Direct, Indirect or Consensus for Party Primaries

The Senate on Wednesday re-amended the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill, 2021, passed by the National Assembly on November 18, 2021. The chamber in Clause 84(2) of the report approved direct, indirect primaries or consensus as procedure for the nomination of candidates by political parties for the various elective positions. It also approved the recommended Clause…

Senate Will Expedite Action On Electoral Bill – Lawan

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has assured that the chamber would expedite action on the Electoral Act Amendment Bill having concluded all consultations on the President’s response. Lawan gave the hint on Tuesday in an address delivered at the start of plenary to welcome Senators back from the Christmas and New Year break. He…

Senate Passes N17.12trn Budget for 2022, Adjourns Plenary Till January 18

The Senate on Wednesday passed an aggregate expenditure of N17,126,873,917,692 trillion naira as budget for the 2022 fiscal year. The passage followed the consideration of a report by the Appropriations Committee on the 2022 Appropriations Bill. Chairman of the Committee, Senator Barau Jibrin, said the revenue projection for the 2022 budget was predicated on the…

Why Nass Can’t Override Buhari’s Refusal to Sign Electoral Act Amendment Bill – Wike

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike says the National Assembly lacks the temerity to override President Muhammadu Buhari’s refusal to sign the Electoral Act amendment bill because it is part of the All Progressives Congress (APC) scheme to deny Nigerians free, fair and transparent election in 2023. He said the only way for Nigerians…

President Buhari Presents 2022 Budget To National Assembly On Thursday

President Muhammadu Buhari would on Thursday present the 2022 budget to a joint session of the National Assembly. The Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege, gave the hint on Tuesday after reading and referring President Muhammadu Buhari’s submission of the revised 2022-2024 Medium Term Fiscal Framework to the Committee on Finance for legislative input. President Buhari…

National Assembly Passes N13.588trn 2021 Budget

The National Assembly on Monday at a special plenary session passed the 2021 Budget totalling N13.588 trillion, N505 billion higher than the proposed figures presented by President Muhammadu Buhari. The President had on October 5, 2020 submitted a budget termed ‘budget of economic recovery and resilience’ of N13.082 trillion to a joint session of the…