Again, Shiites on the rampage

Invade National Assembly; injure Policemen, smash cars, windows • Vow to embark on another massive protest today • Be on red alert, IGP tells AIG’s, CP’s Pandemonium broke out on Tuesday in the lobby of the National Assembly after Shi’ite protesters shot at least four policemen attached to the complex. According to reports by The Nation, the incident occurred around 2pm while plenary was ongoing. A policeman, soaked in blood, was seen rushed into the lobby and to the National Assembly clinic. Another civilian was also seen led to the…

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Minimum Wage: FG Transmits Executive Bill To NASS

The Federal Government on Wednesday transmitted executive bill to the National Assembly for the new minimum wage of N27, 000 for state government workers and the private sector as well as N30, 000 for the federal workers. The National Council of State comprising past Presidents, Chief Justice of Nigeria, Senate President and governors had in a meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Tuesday, approved the new minimum wage and mandated the President to forward executive bill to the National Assembly. Confirming…

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Senate Adjourns Plenary Over Lack of Quorum

The Senate on Tuesday adjourned plenary due to lack of quorum as the hallowed chamber saw only 7 Senators out of the 109 Senators at the session. Senate President Bukola Saraki who presided over the fifteen minutes sitting had to adjourn the plenary following a point of order raised by Senate chief whip, Senator Olusola Adeyeye Senator Adeyeye had explained that due to lack of quorum among Senators, the chamber by law cannot perform any function, he therefore moved for adjournment and was seconded by Senator Emmanuel Bwacha. Only 7…

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Saraki In Ghana

Senate President Bukola Saraki, Deputy Senate Leader Bala Ibn Na’Allah and other members of Nigerian National Assembly with the Vice President of Ghana, Monday morning on a courtesy visit to the VP in Ghana, ahead of the celebration of Ghana’s independence and 25 years of uninterrupted parliamentary democracy.

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Senate Wades Into SSANU, NASU Strike

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The Senate on Wednesday waded into the ongoing strike of Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities SSANU, Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities NASU, and National Association of Academic Technologists NASAT. The striking unions had in December 2017 called on the Federal Government to release N30 billion to them as a condition to call off the strike. Th e Senate’s intervention on the matter was as result of the directives given to the Chairman, Senate on Committee on Tertiary institutions and Tetfund, Senator Jibrin Barau, by the Deputy Senate President, Ike…

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Election Sequence: Senate in a Rowdy Session

The Senate is reported to be in a rowdy session over disagreement on the harmonised sequence of election. Senator Abdullahi Adamu APC Nasarawa, was reported to have claimed 59 Senators were against the amendment and promised a showdown. A journalist with a sister medium, Summner Shagariwriting on his Facebook page said “Senators are sharply divided over the final passage of the conference committee report of the amended 2010 electoral act at Wednesday’s plenary with nine Senators angrily leaving plenary to address journalists where they claimed to have fifty nine colleagues…

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