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The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, on Monday urged the leadership of the Joint Health Sector Union and the Assembly of Healthcare Professionals (JOHESU), FCT chapter, to shelve the proposed industrial action over issues including irregularities in salary payment among others.
The management of the National Assembly has foreclosed the possibility of all Assembly workers resuming duties next week, saying only selected staff would be allowed to work for two days every week.
Public backlash continues to trail the delivery of exotic cars to the House of Representatives amid fight against Coronavirus.
A top management official of the complex yesterday said: “Yes! We have this dangerous intelligence report that the National Assembly may be a victim of terrorist attack and we’re not joking with it. The official said the way strange and very suspicious looking persons thronged the National Assembly complex in recent times was worrisome.
The House of Representatives is currently meeting with the service chiefs over the spate of insecurity in Nigeria.
Senator Godiya Akwashiki, the acting Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, said the leadership of the red chamber was not bothered by the public outcry and lawsuit initiated against the N37bn allocated to the Federal Capital Development Authority for the renovation of the National Assembly complex.
Another member of the House of Representatives, Armaya’u Abdulkadir, has expressed his opposition to the N37 billion National Assembly Complex renovation project.
The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), BudgIT, Enough is Enough (EiE) and 583 concerned Nigerians have filed a lawsuit asking the Federal High Court, Abuja to “restrain and stop President Muhammadu Buhari and Mrs Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning from releasing N37 billion allocated for the renovation of the National Assembly complex to the Federal Capital Development Agency and the National Assembly until an impact assessment of the spending is carried out.”
Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.
Senator Sabi Abdullahi, the Senate deputy chief whip, has stated that renovation of the National Assembly complex which was built in 1999 is long overdue.
Despite the opposition against it, the Senate Deputy Chief Whip, Senator Sabi Abdullahi, has said that the renovation of the National Assembly complex is long overdue, 20 years after it was built in 1999.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday, described the N37 billion claimed to be for the renovation of the National Assembly complex as an unpardonable rip-off plot and a last straw of alleged corruption that pervades the President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC administration.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Sunday advanced reasons why the ninth Senate is in a hurry to deliver on some of the targets set in its legislative agenda. Lawan said the Senate is conscious of the need to act very fast before the 2023 politics start to slow down governance.
The ninth Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria made history on Thursday, December 5, with the passage of the 2020 Appropriation Bill into law, thereby fulfilling the promise of the legislature to return the budget cycle to January - December period as it used to be.
The Chairman of the National Assembly, Sen. Ahmad Lawan, said that the assembly would ensure the passage of the 2020 Appropriation Bill of N10.33 trillion in December.
Femi Gbajabiamila, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, is about to hold a world press conference on the ongoing xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other foreigners in South Africa.
The Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu on Wednesday said the act of attacking police personnel in the course of protecting citizens and giving rooms for people to express themselves was condemnable.
The Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) says it has validated four Rapid Test Kits to determine their suitability for testing SAR-COV-2 infection popularly known as COVID-19 in the country.
Nigerian celebrities have taken to their social media platforms to mourn the death of Music Legend, Majekodunmi Fasheke, a.k.a Majek Fashek.
Rwanda says it will announce new restrictions on containing the coronavirus Tuesday, a stark reversal of the country's plan days ago to ease restrictions, including motor vehicle travel throughout the country.
In response to the yearnings of industry stakeholders to declare telecom facilities Critical National Infrastructure, President Muhammadu Buhari, has finally approved and also directed that necessary physical protective measures be put in place to safeguard telecommunications infrastructure deployed across the country.
Alliance for Surviving COVID-19 and Beyond, (ASCAB), a group led by prominent Nigerian human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s claim that late dictator, Sani Abacha, stole $1 billion contradicts the figures earlier released by his own officials.
A group, Friends of President Donald Trump in Nigeria named ‘MAGA Group’ has written a letter to President Donald Trump describing in detail how the recent position of the US Secretary of State, Robert Munichin, is damaging American interest across Africa.
World champion Lewis Hamilton criticised the “biggest of stars” in “white-dominated” Formula One for failing to speak out against racism as protests erupted around the United States.
Popular Nigerian Singer Tiwa Savage has bemoaned the poor supply of electricity in the country.
Thousands gathered outside the US embassy in Østerbro, Copenhagen, to protest the death of George Floyd.
Veteran striker Ighalo joined the Red Devils on loan from Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua in January 2020 and made a strong impact, with four goals in eight appearances before the season was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic.