Passage of 2020 budget tops Senate headlines last week

It was a busy week at the National Assembly. but the passage of the budget cast a shadow over the other activities.


The new legislative week was barely 13 minutes old when a motion by the Senate Leader, Abdullahi Yahaya, asking his colleagues to postpone plenary in honour of a House of Representatives member, Jafaru Illiyasu, who died last weekend, was unanimously adopted.

But before the adjournment to the next day, Senate President Ahmad Lawan read President Muhammadu Buhari’s letter requesting the confirmation of Zikrullah Hassan as the new chairman for the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON). The president also in the letter nominated commissioners for the Muslim Pilgrims’ Board.


Having ousted Dino Melaye at the bye-election, Smart Adeyemi was sworn…

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