National Assembly

Reps Step Down 2019 Budget Debate

The House of Representatives on Thursday stepped down the consideration of the 2019 budget to enable members to study the document. The development followed a motion by Chairman, House Committee on Rules and Business, Edward Pwajok, at the second plenary for the year presided over by the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, in Abuja. The House had […]

Adebutu Decries Impasse in National Rural Telephony Programme

Chairman House Committee on Rural Development, Honourable Oladipupo Olatunde Adebutu has called for resolution of the current impasse in the National Rural Telephony Programme (NRTP), while acknowledging that current technologies, especially the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM), had overtaken events in the sector. He said because of the huge sums of money the government […]

Senate Rejects Buhari’s Plan to Borrow $30 billion

Senate rejects Buhari’s plan to borrow $30 billion The Senate on Tuesday rejected President Muhammadu Buhari’s plan to borrow $30 billion from external bodies for infrastructural development. The president had sent a request to the Senate recently seeking approval to borrow $30 billion to finance critical projects in the country. At its sitting on Tuesday […]