Osinbajo, NASS leadership confer on planned hike on electricity tariff
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja met with Senate President, Ahmed Lawan and Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, over the proposed increase in electricity tariff.
Politics and ‘blood-letting’ industry
Judging by performance and campaign promises of politicians across the world, African politicians would rank as one of the most unreliable in keeping their election pledges.
Buhari felicitates with 9th national assembly on first anniversary
President Muhammadu Buhari has sent felicitations to the leadership and members of the 9th National Assembly on their first anniversary, extolling the lawmakers' sense of duty and diligence in handling issues related to the development of the country.
Outrage over cut in health, education budgets
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the Federal Government’s slashing of the 2020 budgetary allocations for basic health care from N44.4 billion to N25.5billion...
High number of out-of-school children worries Senate President
The President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan yesterday expressed concern over the danger posed by high rate of out-of-school children still prevailing in the country insisting it is unacceptable for the 21st Century Nigeria.
COVID-19: Tangle over fiscal discrepancies in NSIP’s budget and implementation
Four years into the implementation of the National Social Investment Programmes (NSIPs) initiated by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, there are pointers that the project...
Presidency, National Assembly faceoff over SIP gets messier
The disagreement between the presidency and the National Assembly leadership over the management of the Federal Government Social Investment Programme (SIP) worsened yesterday.
Nigerian Senate may approve funds for coronavirus fight
Nigeria Senate on Tuesday expressed readiness to approve funds for the federal government to tackle coronavirus if a request is made. The Senators during Tuesday's plenary decried the country's inadequate preparation for the coronavirus epidemic and submitted that Nigeria was pushing her luck too far. The lawmakers expressed dismay that there were no testing centres…
Argungu fishing: An end to insurgency, says Lawan
The Grand Finale of the 2020 Argungu International Fishing and Cultural festival ended yesterday in a funfair. The event, which brought the five-day cultural fiesta to a close...
‘Mourners’ jostle for Uwajumogu’s seat in Senate
The jostle for the replacement of the senatorial seat hitherto occupied by the late Benjamin Uwajumogu, who on December 18, 2019 because of death, ceased to be a senator, has earnestly begun.