PDP Says 2020 Budget Fraught With Padding, Fraudulent Duplications and False Performance Indices, Will Further Impoverish Nigerians

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reacted to the 2020 Appropriation Bill submitted yesterday to the National Assembly by president Muhammadu Buhari. The party in a statement on Tuesday signed by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan said the budget proposal will further impoverish Nigerians. It called on lawmakers to redirect the budget so as…

PDP Kicks Against VAT Increase

The main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has kicked against the decision of the federal government to increase the Value Added Tax (VAT) from its current 5% to 7.2%. The party in a statement issued on Thursday by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan described the hike as anti-people and suppressive. The party called…

Buhari Drops Enang, Appoints Replacement

President Muhammadu Buhari has dropped Ita Enang as his Senior Special Assistant on National Assembly Matters (Senate). Babajide Omoworare has been appointed to replace the Akwaibom-born former lawmaker. Confirming his appointment, Omoworare in a statement on Tuesday thanked Buhari for the gesture. See statement “Mr. Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President of the…

Nigerian Prison Service Gets New Name

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed an Act changing the name of the Nigerian Prisons Service To Correctional Service. According to the Senior Special Assistant to the president on National Assembly matters, Senator Ita Enang, who addressed State House Correspondents on Wednesday,the Nigerian Correctional Service Act,2019, repeals the Prison Act and changed the name from Nigerian…

Edo Assembly Crisis: Speaker Sues National Assembly Over Move to Takeover House

The Speaker of the Edo House of Assembly, Mr Francis Okiye, on Wednesday filed a suit stopping the National Assembly from taking over the state assembly’s functions at the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja. In an originating summon and a motion on notice for interlocutory injunction with suit number: FHC/ABJ/CS/815/2019 filed by the speaker…