Posts Tagged ‘National Assembly’

FG debunks rumors 40% of $22.7bn loan to be paid to consultants

by Ikokwu Ikembaon March 13, 2020
The presidency released a statement denying claims that it had the intentions of paying 40% of the $22.7 billion loan approved by the National Assembly, to consulting firms. They stated that these rumors are false. The Nigerian Government negotiates directly with the bilateral & multilateral lenders involved. There are no middlemen. The general public should […]

Senate commences public hearing on Social Media Bill

by Ikokwu Ikembaon March 9, 2020
The Senate on Monday in Abuja commenced a public hearing on the controversial social media Bill. The Bill titled: “A Bill for an Act to make provisions for the protection from internet falsehood and manipulations and for related matters, 2019,” was sponsored by Senator Mohammed Sani Musa, representing Niger East. Senate President Ahmad Lawan arrived […]

Senate Moves to Check Medical Brain Drain in Nigeria

by Ikokwu Ikembaon February 19, 2020
The Senate has begun moves to check the rising emigration of medical and health professionals from Nigeria to developed countries. Consequently, a bill seeking to establish the Federal University of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Abeokuta got a boost as it scaled second reading in the Senate. In his lead debate, Sponsor of the bill, Senator […]