The Nigerian Senate has expressed worry over the refusal of Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to sign four bills passed by the National Assembly into law.
President Muhammadu Buhari has authorised Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to send the name of Walter Onnoghen to the senate for confirmation as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN.
BudgIT, a civic organisation, has forwarded a long list containing 590 items it considered “frivolous” in the 2017 budget proposal to the leadership of the National Assembly.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has said that his administration has committed over N4 billion in funding for security agencies as part of efforts to bring the level of insecurity in the State to a manageable level.
The refusal of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal to resign from office and the reluctance of President Muhammadu Buhari to drop him has continued to generate reactions among Nigerians.
There were indications on Thursday that the controversy over corruption allegation levied by the senate against the Secretary to the Federal Government, Babachir Lawal, may not die soon, and could result in a worsening relationship between the Presidency and the Senate.
The Senate has received a letter from President Muhammadu Buhari, explaining why he did not act on the recommendations of the Senate on the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal.
The Senate has condemned President Muhammadu Buhari for deploying Nigerian troops to the Gambia without first seeking and obtaining the approval of the National Assembly.
As the Senate gets ready to begin the consideration of the 2017 budget, the lawmakers on Wednesday approved the 2017-2019 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and the Fiscal Strategy Paper, MTEF/FSP, which was sent to the senate by President Muhammadu Buhari last year.
The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, says it is worried by the revelation that federal judges in the country have not received their salaries and allowances in the last four months,threatening to sue the federal government if the situation remain unchanged.