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Latest 9th National Assembly News For Thursday, September 5th, 2019




'South East Gave Tinubu Meager Votes, Yet Want To Produce Senate President'

Good day Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of 9th National Assembly news headlines for today Thursday, September 5th, 2019.

Below is a roundup of top 9th National Assembly stories.

1. Xenophobia: Lawan Breaks Silence On Attack Against Nigeria In South Africa

Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, has lashed out at the worsening xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals in South Africa, in which Nigerians have been major victims. Lawan in a statement he personally signed today stated that Nigeria is fed up of being targets of such attacks and will not tolerate hate crimes against any of its citizens in that country.

2. Speaker Gbajabiamila Takes Major Decision Over Xenophobic Attacks On Nigerians

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, says he will be cutting short his trip to Tanzania for the 50th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference over the recent Xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa. Naija News had reported earlier that properties including cars belonging to Nigerians in the country, were set ablaze by South Africans in the wake of the Xenophobic attacks.


3. CSOs Drag Senate To Court Over Alleged Plan To Spend N5.5bn On Cars

Three different civil society organizations have come together to query the National Assembly service commission over an alleged plan of releasing the sum of N5.550 billion budgeted for the purchase of luxury cars for principal officers of the ninth Senate. Naija News understands that the alleged plot has been filed before a Federal High Court in Lagos by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, BudgIT and Enough is Enough.

4. 9th NASS: Senate President Lawan Promises To Support Buhari’s Next Level Agenda

President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, has declared that the ninth National Assembly will give its maximum support to the Administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to achieve a better, prosperous and secured Nigeria for the good of the citizens. “We will make sure the ninth National Assembly gives him (Buhari) the full support needed to achieve the Next Level agenda in the interest of our people and the country,” Lawan said in his native home, Gashua, late Tuesday at a Town Hall meeting to round off a thank-you visit to his constituents in Yobe State.

That’s the 9th National Assembly news for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.