As the details of the 2016 Budget continues to unfold, it has emerged that President Muhammadu Buhari has slashed the N100 billion Constituency funds meant for the 469 Senatorial Districts and Federal Constituencies to N60 billion.
The Senate is wading into the disagreement between the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and MTN Nigeria over the N780 billion fine imposed on the telecoms firm last year.
Senate President Bukola Saraki, has responded to a letter from former President Olusegun Obasanjo, to him and Speaker of the House of Representative Yakubu Dogara in which the former president condemned the leadership of the National Assembly for planning to buy more cars.
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Federal Capital Territory, Dino Melaye, on Thursday reacted to the letter written by ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, describing it as “a misplacement of anger.”
The House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs has asked the Federal Government to take definitive action on the death of a Nigerian, Mr Timothy Chinedu, who was allegedly killed in South Africa last week
The Senate yesterday fixed February 25 for the passage of the 2016 Appropriation Bill. The bill scaled second reading in the Senate.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has written a letter to the Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara criticizing them over the reported plans to buy more cars for each Senator to carry out their legislative duties.
President Muhammadu Buhari has requested the National Assembly to consider two executive bills as part of improved legal framework to fight corruption.
The Senate Committee on Banking,Insurance and other Financial Institutions headed by Senator Rafiu Ibrahim has commenced a probe into the N 5.4 trillion owed the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) by some firms.
An House of Representatives Ad hoc Committee has revealed that the country has been short-changed in the execution of the $470 million contract for the installation of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras in Abuja and Lagos awarded to the ZTE Corporation of China by the immediate past administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan.