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Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Minister: 60 percent of Nigeria’s 2019 budget to be rolled into 2020

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, Thursday said less than half of the 2019 budget will be implemented this year.
The new minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Clement Agba, has charged staff of the ministry to work harder and smart to realize the Next Level agenda of the federal government.

Minister: We need smart workers to realize Next level agenda

The new minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Clement Agba has charged staff of the ministry to work harder and smart to realize the Next Level agenda of the federal government.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has approved the appointment of Olarewaju Lasisi as his senior special adviser on media and public affairs. 1

Reps speaker urges state assemblies to save local council system in Nigeria

The Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, has urged State Houses of Assembly to save the Local Government Area system in Nigeria from imminent collapse through its instrument of lawmaking.

Senator Kalu: National Assembly‘ll not be rubber stamp

The Senate Chief Whip, Sen. Orji Kalu, has assured Nigerians that the ninth National Assembly will not be a rubber stamp to the executive.
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Senators, Reps members buy SUVs, properties at ridiculous prices

Corruption allegations have continued to dominate the National Assembly (NASS) as another allegation of selling items at scandalously give-away prices to outgoing lawmakers has surfaced.
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Crisis: Bauchi Assembly summons special session at night

The remaining 17 members of the Bauchi State House of Assembly were on Friday night, inaugurated, in what appears to signal a resolution of the leadership crisis bedeviling the House.
L-R- Oshiomhole, Lawan, Buhari and Gbajabiamila at the event

Senate President Lawan, Speaker Gbajabiamila meet with President Buhari over insecurity

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday met with the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, where issues of national interest were deliberated upon.

Speakers’ conference lauds Nass intervention in Edo, Bauchi assembly crises

The Chairman, Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria, Mr Mudashiru Obasa, has commended the National Assembly (NASS) for its intervention to resolve the crises rocking Edo and Bauchi State Houses of Assembly.

Police arrest 40 members of Ibrahim El-Zakzaky Islamic movement

The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Tuesday in Abuja arrested 40 members of El-Zakzaky Islamic Movement over violent protest.
Edwin Kiagbodo Clark

Reps minority leadership crisis: Edwin Clark urges PDP to sheath its sword

Chief Edwin Clark, a chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for truce in the tussle surrounding the emergence of minority leadership in the House of Representatives.
Femi Gbajabiamila

Speaker Gbajabiamila urges Presidency to return to January-December budget cycle

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday urged the Presidency to ensure the early submission of the Medium Term Expenditure Framework, MTEF, to allow for the early passage of the 2020 budget.
Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education, told newsmen on Sunday in Kaduna that the review would enable the Commission to determine areas requiring legislative action before the 2023 elections.

Festus Okoye: Inec strategising for better elections in 2023

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said its ongoing review of the 2019 elections was to determine areas requiring improvement for better outcomes in 2023.
Ahmed Idris Wase

Deputy speaker urges workers to make Nass conducive for lawmakers

The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Idris Wase, has urged workers in the National Assembly to create an enabling working environment for members of the federal parliament.

House of Reps partner Pasan on dialogue, staff welfare

The House of Representatives has agreed to partner with the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria, (PASAN) to engage in peaceful dialogue with the staff of National Assembly to end incessant protests.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan presiding over the second plenary of the 9th Senate having been inaugurated on Tuesday, the 11th Of June, 20198

Senate president: My take home salary is N750,000

President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, yesterday picked holes on insinuations that Senators and members of House of Representatives are paid jumbo salaries, saying that it was far from the truth.
Nicholas Ebomo Mutu

Rep Mutu: I neither forged certificates nor impersonated

The House of Representatives member for Patani/Bomadi constituency of Delta State, Mr. Nicholas Mutu, has debunked certificate forgery and impersonation allegations leveled against him by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Collins Eselemo in the February 23, 2019 elections.
Bank of Industry (BoI)

Bank of Industry disburses $82 million for ship procurement

The Bank of Industry (BoI) has disbursed $82million to some indigenous investors for the purchase of ships. The cash covers support for companies involved in ship repairs and allied investments.

Federal government saves N594 billion in two years through PICA

The Presidential Initiative on Continuous Audit (PICA), on Monday said saved N594, 089,136,242.41 billion from auditing Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs) between 2016 and 2018.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reacts to Manchester United defeat against Palace

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reacted to the 2-1 shock defeat against Crystal Palace on Saturday at the Old Trafford.
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My mother, aunt warned me against politics – Oyo governor

Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde, has called on men and women of integrity not to shy away from participating in politics, saying that is the only way to sanitise the system.
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Report: Donald Trump suggested nuking hurricanes

US President Donald Trump suggested dropping nuclear bombs on hurricanes before they made landfall in the United States, Axios reported Sunday.