SPOTLIGHT: Oshiomhole as emerging show stopper in Senate

In the 10th Senate so far, it is rare to have a plenary session where Oshiomhole does not make a significant contribution. As a norm, the Senate exercises legislative authority in representation, making laws and carrying out oversight and some senators are notably making concerted efforts to close up the gaps left by their predecessors. Presently, public confidence in legislators is very low and with the rate of increasing interest in the legislature, political observers...

2024 budget breakdown: see ministries with increased allocations

The National Assembly has passed N28.5 trillion as the budget for the 2024 fiscal year, a significant increase from what was proposed. A review of the breakdown of the budget shows that some of the ministries had a significant increase in their budgetary allocation, and others slightly.    On Saturday, December 30, 2023, the National Assembly passed N28.5 trillion as the budget for the 2024 fiscal year, 30 days after President Bola Tinubu presented the...

Senate lambasts correctional service over condition of inmates

The national assembly joint committee flayed officials of the correctional service who fiddled and fidgeted in providing answers to questions The Senate has lambasted officials of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) over the inhumane conditions of inmates in their custody. This followed series of questions thrown at the officials by lawmakers during the 2024 budget defence with the National Assembly joint committees on Interior on Thursday, December 7, 2023. Trouble started when Sen. Adams Oshiomhole...

Foreign prisoners are taking the jobs of Nigerians – Oshiomhole

The former labour leader says the government must scale up efforts to address unemployment as prisoners from other countries have made matters worse by taking up jobs meant for Nigerians  Chairman of the Senate Committee on Interior, Adams Oshiomhole (APC, Edo North) has lamented the high unemployment rate in the country, which he linked to the number of foreign prisoners who get into the country under false pretences, pose as tourists, and take up legal...

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