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Saraki Tasks National Assembly Mgt on Accountability, Transparency

2017-03-20T14:39:23+00:00 March 20th, 2017|Legislature|

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Monday, urged the management of the National Assembly to make accountability and transparency its watchword, so as to enable the legislature achieve its goal of a sustainable and fully diversified economy. Saraki who gave this charge in his speech at the opening session of a retreat for the [...]

Saraki Seeks Senate, Stakeholders’ Collaboration To Reposition Capital Market

2017-03-09T07:37:23+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Legislature|

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday, urged members of the Senate Committee on Capital Market, to work closely with stakeholders in the sector to reposition the nation's capital market. Saraki, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, made the call at a public hearing organized by the Senate Committee [...]

Senate President Urges North-east Leaders to Make the NEDC Work

2017-01-26T16:10:22+00:00 January 25th, 2017|Legislature|

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday appealed to elders and leaders of the North-east region to make the North-east Development Commission (NEDC) work and beneficial to the generality of the people when the recently passed bill is signed into law by the President. Saraki, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, [...]

Why National Assembly’s Focus Will Remain on the Economy

2017-01-24T15:20:54+00:00 January 24th, 2017|Legislature|

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that the 8th National Assembly's focus will continue to remain on the economy until the country exits recession, create jobs and facilitate private sector investment in infrastructure. Saraki, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, disclosed this in his speech at a dinner [...]

Senate to Focus on 2017 Budget This Week

2017-01-24T04:19:58+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|Legislature|

...Customs & Excise Report to be Laid This week, the Senate is set to begin debate on the 2017 appropriations bill submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari. Both chambers of the National Assembly Senate had last week passed the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP) for 2017 to 2019, paving way for [...]

MTEF, Aviation Crisis, CAMA, UBEC Amendment to Occupy Senate This Week

2017-01-16T11:02:53+00:00 January 16th, 2017|Legislature|

The passage of the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP) preparatory to working on the 2017 budget, amendment of the Company and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) and the Universal Basic Education Act as well as the continuation of the Ministerial Briefing on the proposed closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja, [...]

National Assembly to Complete Constitutional Amendments Early 2017

2016-12-15T13:57:11+00:00 November 24th, 2016|Legislature|

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has said that the on-going process of amending the 1999 Constitution being undertaken by the 8th National Assembly would be completed early next year.Dr. Saraki spoke on Wednesday when the National Executive of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), led by its President, Abubakar Balarabe Mahmud  (SAN), visited him at [...]

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