New twist to rice palliative as agric ministry say they are constituency projects

The ministry’s director of information, Dr. Joel Oruche, has affirmed that the ministry is not responsible for providing the rice palliative which he described as constituency projects. The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security has refuted rumours that it is holding up the delivery of rice that President Bola Tinubu reportedly gave to members of the National Assembly to distribute to citizens in their senatorial districts and federal constituencies. Recall that lawmakers in the...

Why we jerked 2024 budget by N1.2trn – NASS

The representatives explained that inflation and the need for a realistic dollar exchange rate necessitated the increase of N1.2trn in the 2024 budget The National Assembly has passed the 2024 budget with an increase of N1.2trn. The lawmakers, who held a special session to pass the budget, increased the estimate from N27.5 trillion presented by President Bola Tinubu to N28.7trillion. The Senate also passed the 2024 budget with a similar raise of the estimates. Explaining...

SPOTTED: 10 motions in 6 months of the 10th House

10 motions of the 500 so far taken in half a year of the 10th House of Representatives offer a glimpse into how citizen-centric the green chamber is. It also speaks of the resolve of the chamber to see matters to reasonable conclusion It is about six months since the 10th House of Representatives was inaugurated on the 13th of June 2023. As legislators took time to settle in and went about their duties, Nigerians...

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