Senators To Receive N40.5m, Reps 30m As Overhead Allowances In 3 Months – Report
Payment of overhead allowances to lawmakers inaugurated on Tuesday in the first three months will increase their total allowances to N19.89bn, investigations by Saturday PUNCH has shown. The PUNCH had exclusively reported that 469 lawmakers would get N4.68bn as welcome package to sort out accommodation and furniture issues. Further investigations showed that each senator will receive N40.5m for three months as overhead allowance, with each member of the House of Representatives receiving N30m for the same purpose. This means that 109 senators will get N4.41bn as overhead allowance for the first three months while the 360 Reps will get N10.8bn
Ali Ndume Predicts Danger Ahead of 9th Assembly Over Independence of Legislature
An aspirant for the President of the Senate, Mohammed Ali Ndume, has warned that the independence of the Ninth National Assembly may be under threat. He called on lawmakers to work to protect its independence to avoid turbulent sessions. Ndume also singled out Senator Dino Melaye and apologised to him “if I offended you during my stay in the Eight Senate.” Ndume, representing Borno South in the upper legislative chamber, noted that the only thing every parliament is going for is its independence which it must guard zealously. The lawmaker said this while contributing to the valedictory session to mark
Letter From Buhari For Proclamation of 9th N’Assembly Leaked, Went Viral
The Nation Newspaper has reported that Unconfirmed Presidential Proclamation document of the Ninth National Assembly suddenly surfaced on Monday in Abuja. The Proclamation document dated May 30, 2019, purportedly signed by President Muhammadu Buhari slated Tuesday, June 11, 2019, as the date for the inauguration of the Ninth National Assembly. The document also with a Presidential seal, went viral on social media. Although sources at the office of the Clerk to the National Assembly, Alhaji Mohammed Sani-Omolori, confirmed the receipt of the letter for the Proclamation of the Ninth National Assembly, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National
9th Assembly: ’51 APC Senators, 191 Reps signed for Lawan, Gbajabiamila
Senator representing Oyo North, Senator Fatai Buhari; the House of Representatives-elect for Ibadan North federal constituency, Hon. Musiliudeen Akinremi and a Civil Society Group, Gbaja for Speaker Civil Society Coalition, on Saturday in Ibadan, said Senator Ahmed Lawan and Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, at the moment, have enough support of the National Assembly to lead the 9th National Assembly. Fatai Buhari, while responding to questions from journalists in Ibadan, said 51 out of the 66 Senators elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress have signed an endorsement list and pledged to vote for Senator Lawan, representing Yobe North District.