A group of protesters on Wednesday went to the National Assembly to demand the withdrawal of the bills on hate speech and social media. Deji Adeyanju, a civil activist who led the protesters to the National Assembly gate described the bills as “obnoxious”. The protesters carried placards bearing various inscriptions aimed at rejecting the bills.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said on Friday that the National Assembly will not allow Ministers or Heads of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government to frustrate it from passing the 2020 Budget proposals by December.
Nigeria's Federal Executive Council is meeting to finalise the 2020 budget ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari's much-anticipated presentation to a joint session of the National Assembly tomorrow. Last week, the senate increased the proposed 2020 budget to N10.7 trillion. Steve Osho, Co-Managing Partner at Comercio Partners joins CNBC Africa for more.