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    Senate Orders Immediate Remediation Of Lead Poison Victims

    The Senate has directed the executive to commence the immediate remediation of Shikira community in Niger State and other communities affected by lead poison in Nigeria. The directive was given on Thursday by the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, who consented to a motion moved by Senator David Umaru from Niger State at the Upper

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    Again, National Assembly Transmits Amended 2016 Budget To Presidency

    Succour may come the way of Nigerians and businesses soon as the National Assembly formally transmitted the amended 2016 Appropriations Bill to the presidency for assent. Yussuff Lasun, Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, on Thursday handed over the 2,232-page budget to Ita Enang and Suleiman Kawu, Special Advisers to the President on National

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    Senate Seeks Capital Punishment for Kidnappers

    With the increasing number of kidnapping and hostage taking in the country, the Senate, yesterday, sought to enact a law that would mandate capital punishment for kidnappers in the country. Adopting the report of the Joint Committee on Police Affairs, National Security and Intelligence, titled: “The unfortunate recurrence of kidnapping and hostage-taking in Nigeria, National

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    Budget distortion: Fear grips NASS

    Fear has now gripped some top officials of the National Assembly over the revelation that they hijacked the budget sent in by President Muhammadu Buhari and used their positions to distort the fiscal document by allocating huge projects worth billions of Naira to themselves under the guise of working on the budget. The affected influential

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    Senate gives Buhari final warning over budget 2016

    The Senate, yesterday, gave what it described as a final warning to the presidency on its dealings with the legislative branch of government, affirming that it would no longer tolerate the presidency blaming the legislature for its failures. The assertion which was a direct fallout from brickbats over the removal of the Calabar – Lagos

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    UPDATED: Senate passes 2016 budget

    The Senate, on Wednesday, passed the 2016 Appropriation Bill and reduced the budget size from the initial N6.077trn presented to the  federal parliament  by President Muhammadu Buhari on December 23, 2015, to N6.060trn, a difference of N17bn. The federal lawmakers approved the N1.587trn as the  capital expenditure portion of the budget and the recurrent expenditure

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    Why We Didn’t Pass 2016 Budget On March 17 – NASS

    The National Assembly has said that its failure to pass the 2016 Appropriation Bill yesterday, Thursday, March 17, 2016 by the Joint Appropriation Committees of both chambers was due to the Assembly’s quest to pass a “workable and implementable” budget. Disclosing this at a joint press conference in Abuja yesterday, the chairmen of the Media

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    Senate shift date of 2016 budget passage again

    The Senate on Wednesday said that the Thursday deadline fixed for passage of the 2016 Appropriation Bill was no longer feasible. Spokesman of the senate, Aliyu Sabi, gave the indication in Abuja when he briefed newsmen on the latest development on Bill in the National Assembly. He said that the budget would be laid on

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    We will pass 2016 budget in February – Senate President

    Senate president, Bukola Saraki has given the assurance that the Senate Chamber is working hard to ensure the passage of 2016 budget by end of February. He dropped the hint yesterday while fielding question from Journalists at Dutse International Airport. He explained that the Chamber is working tirelessly to meet the target. His words “we

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