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Senate Will Concur With Reps After Re-examination Of 2016 Budget, Says Ndume

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Ali NdumeThe Senate has said the lingering controversy over the 2016 budget is one of the tenets of Democracy.
This is just as it said it would concur with the House of Representatives after the latter’s re-examination of the fiscal document.
While the Senate said it would not be arm-twisted into revisiting the 2016 budget and urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sign it into law as passed by the National Assembly, the House on Wednesday, said in the national interest, it would re-examine the budget and resolve any differences with the Executive.
The Senate Leader, Ali Ndume, who stressed that the House of Representatives did nothing ‘bad’ by taking a different stance, however, said the budget must be brought to the Senate after the re-examination for concurrence.
“If they do so, there is nothing bad; we are going to concur with them”, he said in an interview with a Daily Trust reporter yesterday.
“There are so many things that we do and they will concur; also there are things that they do and we will concur.
“So, if that is what they are doing, they have to bring it to us, so that we can concur. They cannot work on anything without us, so even if we don’t re-examine it, we will concur with them”, Ndume said.
He added that the controversy over the budget was not a new thing, saying they had similar experiences with former Presidents Olusegun Obsanjo and Goodluck Jonathan.
“In 2010, the Presidency returned the budget and we amended it. Aside from amendment, the budget can be reviewed through virement or supplementary budget. These are openings to correct disagreement like this.
“This is not peculiar do us alone, in America that we are copying … when there is a standoff between the executive and the congress on budget, it led to the shutting down of the government.
“But ours will not lead to this because we are not quarrelling, we are only disagreeing to agree and this is one of the tenets of democracy”, he said.
The All Progressives Congress senator also denied reports that Buhari has returned the budget back to the National Assembly.

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PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria

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PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the killing of peaceful #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos.

This was contained in a statement titled “EndSARS- Lekki Massacre,” signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, late on Tuesday.

Ologbodiyan said, “The Peoples Democratic Party, condemns in very strong terms, the killing of peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos as well as other parts of our country.

Also Read: Shehu Sani Condemns Shooting Of #EndSARS Protesters At Lekki Toll Gate

“It is shocking that security agents and, in some cases, thugs, were reportedly deployed to end the lives of promising Nigerians. This, to say the least, is saddening.

“Those responsible for the heinous murder of the innocent and harmless Nigerians must account for their nefarious acts.

“The PDP calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately direct an end to these wanton killings across our nation.

 

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#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

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#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

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The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has declared his intention to lead the #EndSARS protest against police brutality ongoing nationwide.

He stated this during an interview with Africa Independent Television AIT on Monday night.

Bello called on his fellow state governors to tack charge in their respective states so as to prevent loss of lives and properties due to attacks by hoodlums.

Also Read: Fayemi Names Members Of Judicial Panel On Human Rights Violations By Police

He, however, warned Nigerian youths to resist the temptation of using the current situation in the country to seek an undemocratic change in leadership.

The Governor warned that those interested in the presidency must wait till 2023 and go through democratic processes.

He urged the protesting youths to leave the streets and embrace dialogue.

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#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me: Femi Adesina

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#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me – Buhari’s Aide, Adesina

Femi Adesina

Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has revealed that he has been receiving curses from Nigerians through phone calls and text messages over a false report that he advised his principal to shun protesters.

Adesina stated in an article he wrote titled: “An Enemy of the People’ published on Thursday evening.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Nigerians Recount Their Horrible Ordeals In The Hands Of Thugs In Police Uniform

Adesina denied that he advised President Buhari for whatever reasons on the End SARS protesters, but said an online platform falsely accused him that he told Buhari to “ignore the protests and not give in to the demands of ‘Twitter warriors’.

He explained that his telephone numbers were posted on social media, thereby, making people reach out to him with curses.

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