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COVID-19: NASS Shuts Down, Says No Lawmaker Tested Positive by agwom(m): 6:46am On Mar 25
…seeks provision of palliatives for Nigerians

The two chambers of the National Assembly yesterday suspended legislative activities for two weeks following the spread of the deadly coronavirus disease. Senate President Ahmad Lawan announced the suspension after the Red Chamber emerged from an about one-hour executive session.

He, however, said the Red Chamber would be on hand to attend to emergency issues. He said, “The Senate further resolves to adjourn sitting for two weeks from today due to the pandemic of coronavirus ravaging the entire world. The Senate resumes on the 7th of April.” He urged the federal government to devote special fund to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Meanwhile, the House of Representatives has asked its members to remain in Abuja throughout the two weeks period. The Green Chamber’s resolution to suspend sitting followed a motion by its speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila and nine others.

Similarly, the House also passed the Economic Stimulus Bill that called on the federal government to provide economic stimulus packages including tax suspension and other measures to mitigate the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on Nigerians. Briefing newsmen after the resolution, House spokesman Benjamin Kalu (APC, Abia) said members were advised not to travel out of Abuja because there may be need to reconvene on emergencies.

No NASS member tested positive The two chambers also dismissed reports that some of its members who just returned to the country from foreign trips had tested positive for coronavirus.

“So far, there is no senator that has been tested positive,” Chairman, Senate Committee on Health, Ibrahim Oloriegbe, told reporters after the Red Chamber adjourned sitting. He also described as untrue reports that some lawmakers evaded screening at the airport, saying the Senate had not received any complaints from the airport officials regarding screening of federal lawmakers. Also, the House spokesman described the reports as “fake and unsubstantiated rumour”.

Speaking on the purported letter written to the House speaker by the Chief of Staff to the President, Kalu said it was the handiwork of fake news merchants.

N/Assembly orders staff to stay at home

Meanwhile, the management of the National Assembly yesterday ordered all staff, including legislative aides, to remain at home with effect from Wednesday, March 25, 2020, for a period of two weeks.

Clerk to the National Assembly Sani Omolori gave the directive in a circular, NASS/CNA/46/Vol. 1/415, dated March 24, 2020. He, however, directed all staff to remain within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) as any of them needed would be summoned to the office. “Failure to heed to this directive will attract sanctions,” he added.
https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/covid-19-n-assembly-shuts-down-says-no-lawmaker-tested-positive.html

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Re: COVID-19: NASS Shuts Down, Says No Lawmaker Tested Positive by Citytrend: 6:47am On Mar 25
Are you expecting politicians who told you they will not disclose the info of Victims of Coronavirus to tell you the truth?

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Re: COVID-19: NASS Shuts Down, Says No Lawmaker Tested Positive by haryorbarmie83(m): 6:47am On Mar 25
How can this be true. They should all wait till after 14 days.

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Re: COVID-19: NASS Shuts Down, Says No Lawmaker Tested Positive by chiiraq802(m): 6:50am On Mar 25
Don't mind them, most of them are already infected with covik one nine birus...
They are going to self isolate in private...they don't want the masses to know.

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Re: COVID-19: NASS Shuts Down, Says No Lawmaker Tested Positive by izzou(m): 6:51am On Mar 25
grin

I don't think Nigeria is prepared for this pandemic

We are still slow to shut down activities. We had to wait for Buhari's daughter and Atiku's son to fly in before the airports were closed

Banks are still functioning even though 95% of transactions can be done outside the banking hall(deposit and withdrawal).

People say God isn't a solution for this pandemic, but at this point, only God can save us from an unserious government

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Re: COVID-19: NASS Shuts Down, Says No Lawmaker Tested Positive by raheem1915: 6:54am On Mar 25
It's a good idea.
Re: COVID-19: NASS Shuts Down, Says No Lawmaker Tested Positive by MANNABBQGRILLS: 6:54am On Mar 25
A source, who spoke in confidence, said: “When the senators returned to the country, the President of the Senate tactically told them to go into self-isolation for 14 days. But most of them ignored his advice.

“In fact, the senate president refused to either hug or shake hands with them to the consternation of the affected senators.

The second image below goes for all our corrupt past and present politicians, anyone of them that looted, raped and stole from our National treasury to take our nation many years backward,
they won't escape it, only if they returned all they have stolen.
And if you are here supporting any of these politicians that raped and looted our nation (or collecting any form of money to launder their images both online and offline).....repent NOW before what will befall them come looking for you.

No be curse,
Na FACT!


Meanwhile,
Coronavirus right now............

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Re: COVID-19: NASS Shuts Down, Says No Lawmaker Tested Positive by Sheuns(m): 6:55am On Mar 25
Time will tell if you guys are positive or not.

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Re: COVID-19: NASS Shuts Down, Says No Lawmaker Tested Positive by auditor0471: 6:55am On Mar 25
How will they now get their sitting allowance? Am not wishing them anything negative after 14days.

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Re: COVID-19: NASS Shuts Down, Says No Lawmaker Tested Positive by Nowell08: 6:55am On Mar 25
Ok
Re: COVID-19: NASS Shuts Down, Says No Lawmaker Tested Positive by Powersurge: 6:55am On Mar 25
One thing about the truth is that, it's a bitter pill to swallow. But once you muster the energy to swallow it, it becomes honey in your belly.


On the flip side, lie is sweet to swallow, but becomes DDVP (Sniper's chemical) in your stomach.

If they are lying or saying the truth, time will tell.

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Re: COVID-19: NASS Shuts Down, Says No Lawmaker Tested Positive by HOLYDICK(m): 6:56am On Mar 25
Ogun kee them all.....



They all need to be quarantined for 6 months without pay... bunch of thieves...
Had it been the border was closed how could anyone of them would have travelled and even be a carrier of this deadly virus.

May God save us all..
Time to set things straight with our makers

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Re: COVID-19: NASS Shuts Down, Says No Lawmaker Tested Positive by wonuks(m): 6:56am On Mar 25
izzou:
grin

I don't think Nigeria is prepared for this pandemic

We are still slow to shut down activities. Banks are still functioning even though 95% of transactions can be done outside the banking hall(deposit and withdrawal).


If banks shutdown how would they have cash to put in the ATM machine?

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Re: COVID-19: NASS Shuts Down, Says No Lawmaker Tested Positive by AsomArchitectNG: 6:56am On Mar 25
Funny ppl
Re: COVID-19: NASS Shuts Down, Says No Lawmaker Tested Positive by NLSOFT: 6:56am On Mar 25
Why Then No Shutdown...... Ghana Are Busy Sanitizing Cities, Villages, Market, Public Places, Nigeria Still Confused On Steps To Combat Coronavirus:


The Nigeria Government is in deep confusion as COVIC_19 escalate, more fear and panic everywhere, people are worried how are we going to survive, with all the hunger virus, bad leadership virus in Nigeria

How will the Nigerian survive this Pandemic, with over 200+ million population, ill-health facilities, tribalism, and corruption in Nigeria

All Indeed is not well

Read https://www.nairaland.com/5754178/ghana-sanitizing-nigeria-still-confused

And Pray For Both The Government And The People Of Nigeria. AS Corona is at was with both the rich and poor
Re: COVID-19: NASS Shuts Down, Says No Lawmaker Tested Positive by IeatPussy: 6:56am On Mar 25
You can’t hide pregnancy. Within the next 14 days, we shall find out.

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Re: COVID-19: NASS Shuts Down, Says No Lawmaker Tested Positive by Olayinka6516: 6:56am On Mar 25
Hi mm
Re: COVID-19: NASS Shuts Down, Says No Lawmaker Tested Positive by Babsib2dk: 6:56am On Mar 25
Omg
Re: COVID-19: NASS Shuts Down, Says No Lawmaker Tested Positive by money121(m): 6:56am On Mar 25
Ok
Re: COVID-19: NASS Shuts Down, Says No Lawmaker Tested Positive by temptnow: 6:56am On Mar 25
Since when did Nigerian politicians start telling us about their medical conditions

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Re: COVID-19: NASS Shuts Down, Says No Lawmaker Tested Positive by fatymore(f): 6:57am On Mar 25
Awon oniro oshi.


They know Nigerians don't like then before.

They have been exposed to it, let them do self isolation and come out after 14days.

Please stay at home, if you can afford it

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Re: COVID-19: NASS Shuts Down, Says No Lawmaker Tested Positive by Ravenna: 6:57am On Mar 25
Dem Don dey fear..
Re: COVID-19: NASS Shuts Down, Says No Lawmaker Tested Positive by Humphrizy(m): 6:57am On Mar 25
No time to check time...we gather dey watch una.... CoronaVirus no Sabi rich man...e no Sabi poor man.

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Re: COVID-19: NASS Shuts Down, Says No Lawmaker Tested Positive by VenOmswiftTM(m): 6:58am On Mar 25
Good move. I still feel some of them might have been infected though.

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Re: COVID-19: NASS Shuts Down, Says No Lawmaker Tested Positive by akanbiaa(m): 6:58am On Mar 25
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Re: COVID-19: NASS Shuts Down, Says No Lawmaker Tested Positive by bellotaofeek: 6:58am On Mar 25
Just 14 days. We are here waiting. And by the way. Since no member has contacted the nasty virus. I see no reason for you guys not to sit , we have a lot of issues to be discussed and resolve in Nigeria !

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Re: COVID-19: NASS Shuts Down, Says No Lawmaker Tested Positive by xpensivNas(m): 6:59am On Mar 25
Time will tell
Re: COVID-19: NASS Shuts Down, Says No Lawmaker Tested Positive by Shyguy500(m): 6:59am On Mar 25
Still playin' silly game(s) with the virus,smh! y'all should continue..
Re: COVID-19: NASS Shuts Down, Says No Lawmaker Tested Positive by Grace001: 6:59am On Mar 25
Let them have a feel of the fear an average Nigerians feels before corona came. Majority of them are exposed to it, all thanks to Atiku son and Abba Kyari.

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Re: COVID-19: NASS Shuts Down, Says No Lawmaker Tested Positive by Alexis11: 6:59am On Mar 25
These ones are just the worst set of humans in this country.

The "no one test positive" statement is a big fat lie. How many of them submitted themselves for test??

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Re: COVID-19: NASS Shuts Down, Says No Lawmaker Tested Positive by ImmaculateJOE(m): 6:59am On Mar 25
Lies from the pit of hell....

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Re: COVID-19: NASS Shuts Down, Says No Lawmaker Tested Positive by tammie24: 7:00am On Mar 25
Yet

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