Tag archive for ‘National Assembly’
By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, June 28th, 2017
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N’Assembly lacks power to insert new projects into budget –SANs

As Ozekhome parts way with colleagues, backs parliament Five members of the inner bar including human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), on Tuesday, dismissed as balderdash the claim the federal lawmakers More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, June 16th, 2017
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N/Assembly has powers to tamper with budget–Dogara

We won’t be rubber stamp to the Executive Refusal to implement budget impeachable offence Speaker of the House of Representatives Hon. Yakubu Dogara, on Thursday declared that the National Assembly has the More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, June 10th, 2017
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2017 Budget may be signed next week—Dogara

Strong indications emerged Friday that Acting President Yemi Osinbajo would give his assent to the 2017 Appropriations Bill to become law next week. Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, who made More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, June 6th, 2017
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N/Assembly committed to passing laws to improve business environment—Dogara

The speaker of the House of Representatives,  Hon. Yakubu Dogara has assured that the National Assembly will  act on legislations that will improve Nigeria’s business environment. Dogara gave this assurance More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, June 1st, 2017
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N/Assembly plans to raise teachers’ retirement age to 65—Dogara

We must upgrade working condition of teachers in Nigeria Don’t transfer our salaries to LGAs, NUT tells N/Assembly Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, on Wednesday disclosed that More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, May 13th, 2017
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Okogie, Nweze, others blast senators, reps over N125bn ‘jumbo’ budget

Prominent Nigerians across geo-political zones of the country including retired Catholic Archbishop of Lagos State, Anthony Cardinal Olubunmi Okogie, on Friday slammed the National Assembly for appropriating a More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, May 12th, 2017
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At last, National Assembly passes N7.441 trillion 2017 Budget

After about five months of deliberation, critical examination of details and rejigging, the two chambers of the National Assembly on Thursday passed the 2017 budget. Specifically, the budget was passed Thursday More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017
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N/Assembly  won’t stifle free press in Nigeria—Dogara

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, on Tuesday declared that that no society could grow without an active press to monitor and report its activities. Dogara spoke on a day he assured that More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, April 24th, 2017
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The dangerous implications of Presidency’s insistence on Magu, by Uju Okeke

The EFCC is not one of the Federal Executive bodies specifically mentioned and created in Sections 153-169 (listed in third schedule) which appointment and removal is provided for in Section 171 of the Constitution. More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, April 20th, 2017
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SGF’s Suspension:  National Assembly hails Buhari

Lawmakers from both the upper and lower chambers of the National Assembly on Wednesday applauded the suspension of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Babachir David Lawal by his principal, More...