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2017 Budget: NASS draws battle line with Osibanjo



By Henry Umoru
Strong indications have emerged that fresh crisis may be looming between the Presidency and the National Assembly over the 2017 budget, as senators and members of the House of Representatives are said to be very with Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, for downplaying their power to tinker with the budget.

Consequently, the lawmakers vowed not to entertain any virement or supplementary budget proposals that would come from the executive.

Vanguard gathered, yesterday, that the lawmakers, who had earlier agreed to entertain virement or supplementary budget proposals from the Presidency prior to the signing of the document last Monday by Osinbajo, had made a U-turn because they are obviously angered by the statements credited to Osinbajo which challenged their constitutional powers to tinker with the Appropriation Bill.

The lawmakers described the Acting President’s statements as “medicine after death,” designed to incite members of the public against the legislature.

The lawmakers, who are now angry that the executive was only setting the legislature up for another round of public bashing, however, accused Osinbajo of “bad faith” and “playing to the gallery.”

While accusing Osinbajo of undermining the legislature, some of the lawmakers are insisting that unless he comes up with a counter-statement, no request for virement or supplementary appropriation would be entertained from him.

According to a senator, the statements credited to the acting president negated the agreement he had with their leadership before the signing of the budget.

“If he felt strongly that we do not have the powers to change anything in the budget proposal and estimates, then he should not have assented to it and he should know that now that he has signed it, it is a valid law of the land and like the speaker noted in his comments on the issue last Thursday, he should know that it is an impeachable offence not to implement it,” said the senator, who pleaded anonymity.

The NASS members, whose leadership had last week responded to the Acting President’s statement, have reiterated that the comments were needless as both arms had agreed that if there was any issue arising in the implementation of the budget, the Presidency could forward a request for virement.

Virement would enable the executive move funds from one item to the other or even request for supplementary appropriation.

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Prostitute drags Uber driver to court for failing to pay N6,000 ‘service charges’




A 28-year-old Uber driver, Sunday Omale, was on Tuesday arraigned before Magistrate E. Kubeinje of an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State for allegedly refusing to pay a commercial sex worker.

Omale, who resides at Alhaja Elesin Street, Ogudu, is facing assault occasioning bodily harm after having three rounds of sex with one Precious Mustapha.

The accused was alleged to have refused paying her N6,000, being her service charge.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Lucky Ihiehie, told the court that the accused committed the offence on July 29 at Ogudu area of the state.

Ihiehie said Omale allegedly assaulted the complainant after having canal knowledge of her.

The prosecutor said that the 28-year-old complainant suspected to be a commercial sex worker had reported the matter to the Police.

Ihiehie said that the complainant had met Omale at the African Shrine, Ikeja, where she charged him N6,000 after having three rounds of sex with her.

The prosecution said an argument ensued between them as Omale claimed that he did not have cash on him, and suggested the option of using his ATM card to withdraw money to pay her.

Ihiehie said Omale drove with the complainant round Ikeja and Ogudu axis without stopping at any of the banks where he could have used his ATM card to withdraw money.

The prosecution said Omale also deceived the complainant by driving her to his friend’s house with the pretext of collecting money from him to pay her.

“Unfortunately, the accused’s friend chased him out of his compound.

“When it became clear to the accused that there was no place where he could get money, he used an object to hit Precious Mustapha on the head and started beating her,’’ Ihiehie said.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Omale, who was not represented by any counsel, pleaded not guilty to the offence.

The prosecutor said that the offence contravened Section 173 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Kubeinje, however, admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties who must have evidence of tax payment for two years.

The magistrate adjourned the case until September 25.

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Man who trekked from Yola to Abuja in celebration of Buhari develops leg injury



Abubakar Duduwale, the man who trekked from Yola to Abuja inc celebration of Buhari, has developed a leg injury. He is currently incapacitated and in need of help.Duduwalle is in Yola at the moment.

Another like him, Hashimu Suleiman, who trekked from Lagos to Abuja in celebration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory in 2015 presidential election has described his action as a big mistake.

He was quoted as saying, “Removing fuel subsidy at this hard time is not palatable to hear, when so many workers and labourers can hardly put food on their table, many companies have folded up, and cost of living is very high.

“Nigerians have been hoping for a positive change for a very long time, enduring hardship and now the Federal government wants to make things worse for the masses.”

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READ: Five underwear tips for maximum comfort during menstruation



Comfort is unarguably part of every lady’s top priority when ‘Aunt Flow’ comes visiting.

While on your period, mood swings, cramps and nausea make you uncomfortable.

The type of underwear and its features also goes a long way in determining how comfortable you feel.
Here are five tips to consider for underwear choice while menstruating.

Use bright coloured underwear

While you might be tempted to use dark coloured underwear for fear of stains, they are not your best option because dark colours are good conductors of heat.
Your pubic area should be free of moisture and heat. Bright coloured underwear such as cream, baby pink, shy blue, and white repel heat and keep you dry.

Tight but not tight

In between tight and loose is what you need. Your underwear should be tight enough to hold your sanitary wears and lose enough to avoid friction on your skin.

Cotton material

Do not use underwear made from lyrac, nylon or lace materials as they reduce aiflow and make your sweaty. Cotton underwear is absorbent, soft and comfortable. They also let go of stains easily.

Use pant liners for tampons

If you are using tampons, it would be safer to lay a liner on your panties, especially if you are using your favourites, so you don’t ruin them.

Medium-sized underwear

You would need panties big enough to cover your pubic region and hold your sanitary pads in place. You may want to avoid g-strings. You may use seamless pants to avoid panties lines traces on your clothes.

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