The National Assembly has published a summary of the details of its 2017 budget which increased from N115 billion in 2016 to approximately N125 billion this year.
The 2017 budget proposal, termed “Budget of Recovery and Growth”, was first presented before a joint committee of the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari on December 14, 2016.
The report was presented on Tuesday by the chairman of the appropriations committee, Danjuma Goje, almost five months after President Muhammadu Buhari presented the budget proposal to a joint session of the National Assembly in December 2016.
A no-case application implies that the accused person wants the court to discharge him on the grounds that the prosecution has not done enough to establish a prima facie case against him.
The Senate has said that it will not be in a hurry to pass the bill seeking for the establishment of the Peace Corps of Nigeria, following recent developments surrounding the organization.
The Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, has again adjourned the trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki, the fourth time in recent times, all at the instance of the prosecution team.
The trial had earlier been postponed from April 18 to April 25 but when journalists arrived the Tribunal on Tuesday, they were told that the hearing has been shifted yet again to April 27.
The PIB has been an ongoing project for years now and had many times been reconstructed and redrafted but has never been passed into law.
Saraki maintained that the isolated cases where the Senate had to reject some nominees of the President do not translate into a frosty relationship with the presidency.
Though the agenda of the meetings is not yet clear, it may not be unconnected with the current face-off between the Senate and the executive