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BudgIT & EiE Nigeria: We Will Now Ensure Lawmakers Reduce Their Allowances

BudgIT— a Nigeria’s civic tech organization, raising the standards of transparency, citizen engagement & accountability most especially in public finance– and Enough is Enough Nigeria, coalition of young Nigerians promoting good governance and citizen engagement, are two organizations that have been at the forefront of achieving an #OpenNASS. The campaign is to ensure accountability and transparency become the hallmarks of ...

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Update: National Assembly Shutdown As Super Falcons Protest Non-Payment of Allowances

The National Assembly, Abuja has been shutdown by security operatives, Daily Post reports The decision to shut the complex might not be unconnected with the preparations ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari’s anticipated visit to the National Assembly today to present the estimates of the 2017 budget to a joint assembly. Meanwhile, Buhari is currently in the Gambia and it is ...

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Nigeria: Once this Bill is Passed into Law, States Will Have Control Over their Resources

The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed through second reading a bill to grant states in the country control over minerals resources within their domain. The bill, seeks to grant the control of revenues derived from mineral resources domiciled in the states to their various governments, according to Premium Times. The Bill is titled: “A bill for an Act to ...

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The Nigerian Senate is Now Live-streaming its Sessions on Facebook

Despite ultimately futile efforts to pass a bill that was seen as a pretext to censor Nigerians on social media, lawmakers in Nigeria are now taking advantage of the popularity of social media platforms to connect with more citizens, Quartz Africa reports. After a test run last week, Nigeria’s senate has begun live-streaming its plenary sessions on Facebook, allowing anyone ...

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Are You Aware? A Bill to ‘Paralyse’ NGOs/CSOs is About to be Passed into Law in Nigeria

WHAT’S THE NAME OF THE BILL?  Non-Governmental Organization Regulatory Commission of Nigeria (Establishment) Bill, 2016. It’s sponsored by Hon. Buba Jibrin. The First Reading took place on 2/6/2016, Second Reading: 14/07/2016. Thereafter, it was referred to Committee on CSOs and Development Partners. Third Reading/Date Passed is yet to be revealed. NUMBER OF CLAUSES/PARTS The Bill has 8 parts and 58 clauses, a schedule ...

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Nigerian Lawmakers Fight Dirty Over Debate On Immunity for Their Leaders

Lawmakers in Nigeria’s House of Representatives yesterday ‘fought’ over a debate on whether or not their leaders should enjoy immunity like the president and state governors. The Minority Leader, Leo Ogor, had sponsored a bill which sought for an amendment to Section 308 of the 1999 Constitution to give immunity to the Senate President, Speaker of the House of Reps, ...

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