Without the illegal allowances, these are what your Senators, Reps earn

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Going by the remuneration approved for them by the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), the annual take-home (excluding estacode, Duty Tour Allowance (DTA) and some sundry allowances which they are paid as necessary), of each of the 360 members of the House of Representatives is estimated at N18.26 million.

Each of the 109 senators earns a bit higher, pocketing N19.66 million each a year, PREMIUM TIMES analyses have shown.

Additionally, each senator collects N1.01 million a year for his or her domestic staff, while each member of the House of Representatives collects N1million for the same purpose.

Each lawmaker gets N202, 640 as Newspapers/Periodicals allowance per annum.

Based on the approved pay schedule, N1.4billion is spent on the 469 lawmakers as furniture allowance annually, while their car loan stands at N2.34billion per annum.

These figures taken together, the 360 members of the House of Representatives gulp N6.58 billion from the nation’s treasury in annual salaries and allowances, while the 109 Senators cost the nation N2.14 billion in similar emoluments.

Cumulatively, the country shells out a hefty N8.72 billion every year in salaries and allowances to lawmakers in the two chambers of the National Assembly.

However, the amount the Senators and Members of the House of Representatives remit as tax appears insignificant as their income tax is calculated as a function of their basic salaries alone.

Yet the allowances, which are non-taxed are about 870 percent (Senators) and 820 percent (Reps) of their basic salaries.

PREMIUM TIMES analyses of the lawmakers’ pay did however not include the illegal but hefty quarterly allowances lawmakers pay themselves – they call it office running cost.

It is unclear how much it is now. In 2009, it was N192million per senator per quarter while their House of Representatives counterparts received N140 million per quarter.

Insiders say the “allowances” have increased dramatically over time. Lawmakers wouldn’t disclose how it is.

In the twilight of the Seventh Assembly, led by David Mark of the Peoples Democratic Party, the clamour by Nigerian civil society organizations only forced the legislators to knock off N20billion from their budgetary allocation, thus making them cut the habitual annual budget of N150 billion to N130 billion.

First term senator Ben Murray-Bruce’s call for reduction in allowances of members of the National Assembly received widespread commendation.

A number of lawmakers followed suit, giving support to Mr. Murray-Bruce’s populist proposal. But no such reduction in emoluments have so far been effected.

The N7.8 billion the federal lawmakers will pocket this year is almost the sum total of 2015 capital allocation to the Power Sector (N4.24billion, the Ministry of Women Affairs (N1.25billion), the Federal Ministry of Communication Technology (N500million), the Federal Ministry of Justice and the National Human Rights Commission (N500million), the Ministry of Science and Technology (N500million), the Ministry of Petroleum Resources (N500million), the Ministry of Labour and Productivity (N200million) and the Ministry of Police Affairs (N150million).

The infographics below give graphic analyses of the lawmakers’ salaries and allowances:


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  • David Adeniran

    Indeed these politicians are really task masters and devourers. These are not servants of the people but feudal lords. Nigeria is simply a wasted generation. How can you sustain such an expensive Government and still expect the economy to improve, expect prosperity for the people or expect the a non do-or-die politics? The insanity in Nigeria political system is unquantifiable and who will redeem this Nation from SELF-DESTRUCTION?

    • Henry Nworu

      Don’t worry, Buhari and Osibanjo have come to the rescue. Just wait till after the public declaration of their assets, and you’ll be encouraged.

      • TrueNja

        VP Osiibajo is not a saint He is worst in corruption than GEJ using Jesus Christ name to corruptly enrich himself. You shall see, he won’t make his assets public.

  • PRAYER_For_ SENATORS

    Dear LORD,
    We know you listen and grant the prayers of the oppressed and downtrodden. Therefore as we approach the end of the year, we pray that you distribute blessings amongst all the poor and honest men & women in our country in good and JUST measure –
    In the same vein oh Lord, distribute any diseases/illness according to level of income.

    —–Let the Senators who earn over $1.7m annually receive the most serious of diseases like Brain tumours, Cancers of the brain, anus, teeth, liver, eyes, and ears.
    —–Let hypertension be truly hyper in their lives. Let diabetes be their portion.
    —–Let their planes crash overhead shark infested oceans or waters.
    —–Let mysterious fires engulf their numerous uninhabited buildings scattered all over Nigeria, Belize, Comoros Island, Europe & America.
    —–Let their diseases be incurable or expensive to cure and treat in accordance with their level of income.

    BUT for us the poor, whose Salaries are normal and many times never paid on time, let simple small small cold that N20 Alabukun powder can cure be our portion. Amen? Amen!

    • Ed

      You’re a hopeless evil.

    • Jonny

      Thank you very much for dis prayer. Pls add Ebola to the list of diseases as a sign of more love for our Senators.

    • Nwa _ Africa

      Chai, you wicked bah……………………

    • Mohstone

      AMEN …. lol

  • Ed

    Poorly written. Very poor graphics . Much below expectation.
    The presentation did a disservice to the topic of overpaid and under performance senators.

    • Wähala

      PT are not good at forensic analysis, they are good at breaking news but not even investigative stuff. This is poorly written with kindergarten graphics that may impress the poorly educated. You are right, their write-up does not justify the windy graphical analysis. No surprise Nigeria has no university in the top 1000 of the world, it’s bcos of pfools teaching pfools.

    • Emekemitemekinvwe

      Don’t you think your poor English is part of your problem ? Perhaps that’s why you see the report as poor.

      “….of overpaid and under performance senator” ….Should be “overpaid and under perforMING senator”

      We cautioned you about Katsina college, but you insisted that your destiny resides there. See your life!

      • Ed

        That’s what we called typo error in the real world.
        Too late for you old boy.

  • dudu

    This report is haphazard and even the graphics did no justice to it

  • burning spear

    The bulk of the money as calculated by the agents of APC-TO DEMONIZE SARAKI- clearly shows that–the wages of the senators come from–the crude oil revenue base of the South- south—what we Nigerians want to know most especially those from the South south of Nigeria–is what each zone or state contributes towards the payment of these WAGES ati allowances to the senators–when Jonathan called for the National Confab where we were supposed to tackle these issues–APC led by Tinubu and the Fulanis headed by the sultan of Sokoto ati Dr Junaid refused to identify with the hopes and aspirations of the conveners of the confab—They ensured that Jonathan was overthrown so that he will not be able to implement plans for granting political autonomy to the 6 zones–Now all we have been hearing since the arrival of angel Buhari— is probe —probe probe probe–He wants to probe NNPC–Customs—NIMASA–But not CBN under Sanusi the emir of Kano—not Amaechi from whom he collected the bulk of the money he used for his campaign runs—final verdict is this-since the ENTIRE money comes from the awooooof oil revenue base of the SS–AND THE Fulanis ARE NOT ALLOWED TO PAY TAX ON THEIR COWS—-the senators have no case to answer———————THESE ARE CRUDE TACTICS DESIGNED BY BUHARI AND HIS APC ROGUES TO DIVERT OUR ATTENTION—-from the real issues confronting us as a nation—-farmers are looking for fertilizers and seedlings–not probes—we do not even know the number of the oil wells owned by the sultans and emirs–in d fulani north—-until we know—-CASE CLOSED

  • Rommel

    To solve all this problem,States should be responsible for all emoluments of their representatives at the national assembly while the federal government provides accommodation and transportation in Abuja and during any assignment they may undertake in the course of their duty.

  • burning spear

    A look at the Fulani Dome as designed by El Rufai and Buhari–alone will tell u we are not one—in Nigeria—–separation is the only answer—-Nigeria is not a Jihadist country–aware it is a secular nation. So why this rubbish with my oil money? This is a pure representation of the Caliphate in Sokoto-period——-let my people go

  • agbobu

    [NIGERIANS WHY ARE WE SO NAIVE AND SO DOCILE? WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO THE VERY VIBRANT PRESS OF DAYS GONE BY? WHY DO WE FOLD OUR ARMS AND ALLOW THESE THIEVES AND GANGSTERS REAP US UP AND TOY WITH OUR DESTINY? WHY IS IT THAT WE ALLOW THESE RASCALS TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, LIKE THE KILLING OF TARIYE OMUNGUYE GEORGE OF NEITTI, BY POISIONING DURING ONE OF THE SO CALLED RECONCILIATION OF ACCOUNTS MEETING?, WE MAY SAY IT HAS NOT HAPPENED TO ME WHY BOTHER? IF THE MAJORITY GOOD ONES KEEP QUITE AND SAY NOTHING WHEN THE FEW EVIL ONES PERPETUATE THEIR EVIL DEEDS, THEN THE VERY FEW EVIL ONES WILL CONTINUE WITH THEIR EVIL DEEDS. WE MUST ALL NOW STAND UP VERY TALL, LOOK AT OURSELVES FRONTALLY, EYE BALL TO EYE BALL AND BEGIN TO ASK QUESTIONS AND DEMAND VERY IMMEDIATE ANSWERS. IF WE THINK THAT SOME ONE ELSE FROM OUTSIDE WILL DO THIS FOR US, THEN WE ARE ONLY DELUDING OURSELVES. THESE WERE THE SOME PERSONS WHO PROMISED US A FORENSIC AUDIT OF THE NNPC, GAVE US PRICE WATER HOUSE AS THE AUDITOR, BUT DELIBERATELY REFUSED TO GIVE PRICE WATER HOUSE ALL THE ACCOUNTS, THE BANK STATEMENTS, ALL THE FIGURES, ALL THE FACTS ETC. WE MUST ALL SAY VERY LOUDLY, VERY FIRSTLY, VERY FIRMLY AND VERY COMPLETELY THAT ENOUGH IS ENOUGH AND THAT ALL OFFENDERS NO MATTER, WHO THEY ARE OR HOW HIGHLY PLACED THEY ARE MUST FACE JUSTICE AND IF FOUND GUILTY, AFTER VERY DILIGENT, FAIR AND VERIFIABLE LEGAL PROCESSES, MUST BE VERY SEVERELY PUNISHED. THIS WILL SERVE AS A DETERRENT FOR FUTURE OFFICE HOLDERS

    • tony

      We now have gollable Journalist…..they have been bought over by the likes of Tinubu and co

  • Jaja2015

    I am appalled at the amount of money these legislators award themselves, and I support the campaign for greater openness and transparency in highlighting their earnings. However, this report is poorly written, difficult to follow, difficult to understand, and the infographics do not provide much clarity. I still don’t know how much each legislator earns per annum and per month. The writing is disjointed in certain paragraphs, confusing in others. For instance, figures are quoted without telling the reader whether these are annual or monthly earnings. The concluding paragraphs should have summarised everything and provided greater clarity. PT, please you need to re-write this important report in a more readable maner

    • AbujaKeneth

      I aligned myself with your position

    • Yusuf

      Also to ad, the Green portion of the pie chart say senator’s percentage, it should be corrected to house of rep members

      • TrueNja

        It was typo. Jaundice research analyst(s).

  • Edward Longe

    1.4B annually for furniture,1.01M for domestic staff, wardrobe allowance, newspapers etc. Hmmmm!!. Now what exactly are they supposed to spend their earned salary on for goodness sake.

  • how many oil wells fulanis get

    IBB And Abdulsalami Are Relatives.
    by Matthias Ilo, Abuja.

    This is a picture of Abdulsalami Abubakar and Ibrahim Babangida perhaps before they were 18 years of age.

    Nigeria is so unique that it is only in Nigeria you will find blood relatives pretending to the whole nation that they are just friends or colleagues.

    When you check the body language of these two while in the Army as senior officers, you will think they were just colleagues, not knowing that these people were in fact trained under one roof by one man, Abdul Salam’s father.

    Someone, an ADC to a General on the same level with these Generals holding Nigeria by the throat, with whom I lived with in Maitama at about 1996, once told me that Babangida actually lived with the Abdul Salam’s and that he actually enrolled into the military while living with the Abdul Salams. Both Abdul Salam and Babangida wrote entrance exams together.

    While Babangida chose Army, AbdulSalam preferred Air Force. After the exam, Abdul Salam scored well above what was required to enroll for Army but insufficient for Air Force. Babangida passed and entered for Army course. He resumed for training and discovered that there were still places for potential army trainees. He informed Abdul Salam but Abdul Salam wanted to wait for the following year so he can try the Air Force once more. After much persuasion, Abdul Salam decided he will give it a trial. That was how he joined the Army.

    But when you look at them today, they give the impression that they were merely colleagues, in the same way President Buhari is pretending that his sister’s daughter, the Acting INEC Chairman, whom he grew up together in the same house is now another stranger, he barely know.

    SHIKENA!!!!

  • money from d oil wells ind SS

    The bulk of the money as calculated by the agents of APC-TO DEMONIZE SARAKI- clearly shows that–the wages of the senators come from–the crude oil revenue base of the South- south-EARN LESS THAN 12,00 DOLLARS? SADLY–what we Nigerians want to know most especially those from the South south of Nigeria–is what each zone or state contributes towards the payment of these WAGES ati allowances to the senators-PERIOD When Jonathan called for the National Confab where we were supposed to tackle these issues–APC led by Tinubu and the Fulanis headed by the sultan of Sokoto ati Dr Junaid refused to identify with the hopes and aspirations of the conveners of the confab—They ensured that Jonathan was overthrown so that he will not be able to implement plans for granting political autonomy to the 6 zones–Now all we have been hearing since the arrival of angel Buhari— is probe —probe probe probe–He wants to probe NNPC–Customs—NIMASA–But not CBN under Sanusi the emir of Kano—not Amaechi from whom he collected the bulk of the money he used for his campaign runs—final verdict is this-since the ENTIRE money comes from the awooooof oil revenue base of the SS–AND THE Fulanis ARE NOT ALLOWED TO PAY TAX ON THEIR COWS—-the senators have no case to answer———————THESE ARE CRUDE TACTICS DESIGNED BY BUHARI AND HIS APC ROGUES TO DIVERT OUR ATTENTION—-from the real issues confronting us as a nation—-farmers are looking for fertilizers and seedlings–not probes—we do not even know the number of the oil wells owned by the sultans and emirs–in d fulani north—-until we know—-CASE CLOSED

    • joshua

      ur analysis ache lik a virus. probe indeed! is it buhari dt ll probe ameachi, is buhari d govt of rivers? hv u not heard dt a forensic auditing was approved by fed govt to b carried out on nnpc, cbn nd co? abeg, let us b objective in our analysis so dt we ll not bn seen to b one sided. tinubu didnt support d yeye “take home ur own share of national cake” confab bcos a genuine confab suld b established by an act of d national assembly. and again, who is tinubu sef, was tinubu d senator dt wuld hv moved a motion to legalised d confab reports? it wasnt only tinubu dt rejected d confab, many did. bro, pls go thru d list of d members of d confab u ll see dt dey all afta d confab directly/indirectly campaigned for Gej. again, check d confab report, i hv one wit mi, der s no where in it where issue of resource control was discussed, rather, members of d confab unianimously adviced GEJ to set up anoda technical committee to look into issue of resource control. d confab was already dead bfo it was convened. buhari nids to clear d rots done by Gej bfo he culd stat real work… I’m Joshua

  • SAM .A

    It is time to scrap one of these house of thieves , they will never make the law to do it , because it is their honey comb. Let us propose a refrandum next election circle , scrap either House or Senate to be on ballot paper . campaign for it nation wide . The result will be final , we shall have one house left for legislooters. and save billions yearly.

    • SEPARATION IS THE ANSWER

      Mumu WHERE DOES THE MONEY COME FROM—WHICH PART OF Nigeria?–ARE THE 36 STATES CONTRIBUTING EQUALLY TO FUND THE WAGES OF THE LAWMAKERS—OR THE MONEY FLIES IN FROM JUST ONE SIDE OF THE COUNTRY-?-WHICH IS THE SOUTH SOUTH–? HOW MUCH OF THESE MONEY COME FROM KATSINA OR SOKOTO ATI OSUN STATE-RESPECTIVELY–AND HOW MANY OIL WELLS ARE OWNED BY THE FULANIS–DO THE FULANIS PAY TAX ON THEIR COWS?

  • IS BUHARI A NIGERIAN

    IBB And Abdulsalami Are Relatives.
    by Matthias Ilo, Abuja.

    This is a picture of Abdulsalami Abubakar and Ibrahim Babangida perhaps before they were 18 years of age.

    Nigeria is so unique that it is only in Nigeria you will find blood relatives pretending to the whole nation that they are just friends or colleagues.

    When you check the body language of these two while in the Army as senior officers, you will think they were just colleagues, not knowing that these people were in fact trained under one roof by one man, Abdul Salam’s father.

    Someone, an ADC to a General on the same level with these Generals holding Nigeria by the throat, with whom I lived with in Maitama at about 1996, once told me that Babangida actually lived with the Abdul Salam’s and that he actually enrolled into the military while living with the Abdul Salams. Both Abdul Salam and Babangida wrote entrance exams together.

    While Babangida chose Army, AbdulSalam preferred Air Force. After the exam, Abdul Salam scored well above what was required to enroll for Army but insufficient for Air Force. Babangida passed and entered for Army course. He resumed for training and discovered that there were still places for potential army trainees. He informed Abdul Salam but Abdul Salam wanted to wait for the following year so he can try the Air Force once more. After much persuasion, Abdul Salam decided he will give it a trial. That was how he joined the Army.

    But when you look at them today, they give the impression that they were merely colleagues, in the same way President Buhari is pretending that his sister’s daughter, the Acting INEC Chairman, whom he grew up together in the same house is now another stranger, he barely know.

    SHIKENA!!!!

  • Omotolaaraujo

    Legislooters are not worth their pay and undeserving of the allowances they receive.

  • Hans Oreva

    WHAT THE HELL? And that theif of a Saraki postpone debate of senate renumeration

  • Spark

    Could someone please tell me who is or are “Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC)”?
    Are they Nigerians or from outer space?
    Are they the one who also fix the Nigerian minimum wage???
    Were they forced to approve this jumbo injustice?
    Do they know what they actually approve? What is their Justification for this hyper remuneration?
    No wonder it is do or die game to be a Honourable.
    Can someone come up with that of the State House Assembly too?
    I am having Headache.

  • zygote

    Jesu! Jesu!!! Jesu!!!! Jesu!!!!!! Jesu!!!!!!!!

  • Oweja

    This huge remuneration must come down! It must!!! The nation simply cannot sustain it much longer if we are not to end up disastrously. With similar things going on in each State …, this is horrible! Why did the Revenue Mobilization Authority behave so unkindly to our country?

  • shams

    The take home is not the main issue, 19m is not that bad but the illegal money they make seems to be the problem. Non of our past legislatures is living the life of 19m. You see that quarterly allowances that is over 100m per member is the problem. LET ME SAY THIS CLEAR, THE ERA OF JUICY COMMITTEE IS OVER COZ NO MINISTER WILL HAVE MONEY TO GIVE YOU

  • ricky kado

    I sincerely urge fellow Nigerians to direct their grievances and anger to the agency that fix the jumbo pay. From the report and tradition it is not the NA members their own salaries. I think we are directing our anger in the wrong direction. We are very unfair to NA members. Afterall some Nigerians collectected stomach infrastructure from these members before voting for them. Do you think they are father Christmas? We need not to be unnecessarily sensational about this issue.

    • Triple 777

      Did you really just say “unnecessarily sensational…” About 5% of the country’s entire budget is being spent by less than 500 people annually and you sayunnecessarily sensational ? You really need to be a little bit more sensitive than that.

  • Chris1408

    Recess allowance???? What in the world is”Recess allowance” or Robe allowance? This is truly NASS of thieves and looters. No country can survive under such arrangements

    • where does the money come from

      WHERE DOES THE MONEY COME FROM—WHICH PART OF Nigeria?–ARE THE 36 STATES CONTRIBUTING EQUALLY TO FUND THE WAGES OF THE LAWMAKERS—OR THE MONEY FLIES IN FROM JUST ONE SIDE OF THE COUNTRY-?-WHICH IS THE SOUTH SOUTH–? HOW MUCH OF THESE MONEY COME FROM KATSINA OR SOKOTO ATI OSUN STATE-RESPECTIVELY–AND HOW MANY OIL WELLS ARE OWNED BY THE FULANIS–DO THE FULANIS PAY TAX ON THEIR COWS?

      • Triple 777

        So what are you saying exactly? Are you in support of the renumerations of the law makers or against it? Dont be so filled with hate to the point that you lose your sense of judgement. We are all saying this type of thing is just wrong, do you have to oppose that too? Haba!

  • what about adams

    Dr Okonjo-Iweala Listed 33rd Among 50 Greatest World Leaders.

    The former Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has been named one of the 50 greatest leaders in the world by globally-acclaimed Fortune Magazine.
    Occupying the 33rd spot on the list, the minister was recognised alongside the Liberian President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf; Catholic Pontiac, Pope Francis; Chinese President Xi Jinping; Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi; Bill and Melinda Gates as well as Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerburg and Apple Chief Executive Officer, Tom Cook.

  • Layo

    Now I understand why they kill to get to grab this position by hook or crook, by fire by thunder. This is free money, lots of them go there to sleep without contributing nothing on the floor. These people can’t run pure water factory for six months, not all of them though. But in fairness, they did not fix the salaries.

  • Paul, in Cape Town

    What a country. While school fees are being inflated so that poor will remain poor and uneducated forever.
    It is disgraceful to see how Nigeria poor kids look in foreign televisions while their leaders don’t care.
    So shameful indeed.

  • Guguru

    The allowances are simply criminal. Even in the private sector, few people are offered these insane amounts of money.

  • agbobu

    GOODLUCK JONATHAN AND HIS GANG STOLE VERY RECKLESS, VERY MASSIVELY, VERY CRUDELY, VERY ABYSMALLY, VERY PAROCHIALLY, VERY SHAMELESSLY AND VERY OBSCENELY

    • Probe will not probe CBN

      did what—————–u are a mental case————-like buhari—when are u going to probe CBN under Sanusi

  • Comfortkay

    We have a very bad democratic system in Nigeria where the Senate and House are free to make outrageous salaries. Our democracy is very weak because of the electoral system and corruption.
    Nigerian presently live in abject poverty, despite enormous wealth of this great nation, Our graduates are not waste materials they cannot put to use what they have learn, no wonder the American President doesn’t want to visit this country.
    We need a referendum as quickly as possible so that we can remove all these JUMBO allowances of our law maker.

  • Amir

    David Mark is the worst public officer since amalgamation. He bullied Dr Clueless Dumbo to approve N150 billion yearly allocation for the National Assembly. God rescued us from the ageless shameless federal treasury cockroach whose mission in public office is to loot and destroy.

    • Trenchard

      This is the real issue. Even RMAFC must have been bullied/bribed to fix such toxic allowance. By rule of thumb total allowance should be a fraction of the salary and should not be more than salary. Check elsewhere where humans are governing humans and you will see how salaries are graded for public officers/servants

  • Remi

    If the salary approved is less than N30 billion per annum please Nigerians what are our lawbreakers doing with a budget of N120billion? Who approves this budget? Who does oversight over this budget implementation? Please Nigerians is this how we shall continue to allow these lawbreakers to rip us off? It is time for sober reflection. To add salt to injury they pass 46 bills in 10 minutes some days to the end of their tenure. How did we get here?

  • Man_Enough

    It is imoral for anybody in the public service to fix salary for himself. PT, please do a comparism with a federal permanent secretary and a director.

  • Man_Enough

    In addition, the ex governors in the senate are also collecting unwuantifiable pensions which is at least 20 times the pension of a retired general of the nigerian army.

  • Man_Enough

    O God! To whom vengeance belongeth. Shew thyself.

  • Issei

    Premium times motor vehicle loan,and furniture are paid once in four years at the beginning of each tenure.

  • Mockme

    And so what? We have heard this over and over again.

  • gogome alexander

    I HATE THIS PREMIUM TIMES WITH PASSION

    I just want the whole world to hear me on this one. I hate Premium Times with real passion.
    What is their business with Senators salaries for God’s sake? Are Senators complaining?
    This is how Premium Times can cause fighting with parliament in Nigeria if care is not taken.

    Premium Times cannot understand simple things, like rule of law, which determines these salaries.
    Senators and Representatives can take any amount they want as their salary because they decide.
    If they like, they can even take all of 2015 budget of Nigeria as Senators salaries – they have the right.

    When you say lawmaker do you know what lawmaker means? He is Somebody that decides everything!
    So, if Premium Times people can’t understand the simple meaning of lawmaker, what else can they know?
    Anybody who has time can teach Premium Times people the meaning of rule of law, me i don’t have the time.

    • Dee

      Alexander….. I think you are way out of line… Premium times or not. It is news, unless you claim otherwise.
      The point is to see the extent of unnecessary expenses to law makers whilst the others suffer.
      The point is to make a better Nigeria….Unless you didnt see what else can be done with such money. The difference isnt even up to N1billion. A senator receives N1.63m and now to be revised to N1.46m. Its not bad… its just how its meant to happen. It happens in other private offices, if they cant afford luxury: Luxury is cut down. Its not a demotion of any sort. Its an option option to leave if you are not interested.

    • Akiika

      You were so fixated with dismissing the report that you shamefully display your ignorance. Here is the first sentence of the report:

      “Going by the remuneration approved for them by the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC)”

      RMAFC approves salary, not the legislators. Even the president does not fix his own salary. You guys are too lazy to read. You just jump to make your sentiment laden comments.
      Mtchew!

    • Otiti

      Alexander I will pray that you hang yourself to death

  • tycoon

    BREAKING NEWS: Buhari makes asset declaration public

  • mazi o Nnoruka

    Nigeria is a Gangster Paradise and must come to an end…

  • FirecloudOFGOD

    These people are really suffering during recess; given the allowance of only 10% of their basic salary! Life must be tough for them o!

  • Festus

    chei! chei!! chei!!! chei!!!!….there is God o……all these money you peple are thiefing…..all these money…..there is God ooo

  • Alexander…..please stop displaying your ‘unpatrioticism’…These set of people need to adjust their pay in light of our current realities as a country.

  • Burbank

    These fat cats are greed and gluttony personified. They refused to even agree to reduce their salaries, like Buhari and Osinbajo.
    But then again, these obscene sums for the senators and assemblymen, pale to insignificant compared to what Tompolo, Asari, Fasehun, Dagogo, Evans Bipi , Edwin Clark, Boyloaf got, in the billions, as their amnesty payments, so that they will stop killing Nigerians and bombing Nigerian properties.

  • Melody

    Nigerians, where are you? School fees on the increase! Rent skyrocketing! Electricity bill beyond the reach of the poor! Dilapidated roads and indeed the entire infrastructure! Hospitals mere consulting clinics! Salaries and benefits of servants locked up and everybody is moping, allowing usurpers and guzzlers to rip off the treasury. I hate this democracy. Where is Nzeogwu? Where is Orka? Where is Rawlings? Where is the revolutionary instinct in us?

  • Mama Kay

    A Senator’s salary should be equivalent to the highest paid civil servant and rep’s a level below it.

    Only then will we get people who want to serve the country and not people who want to loot and rape her.

    Ditto ministers.

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    Date for free at www. fancyupage. com

  • Trenchard

    Are these people better than Professors, teachers and researchers who earn less than N400,000 total package a month and Nigerians call that jumbo salary? The press should place legislators salary side by side what other public servants like Nigerian professors earn. You will see why Nigeria will take a whole millenium to develop

  • Segun Adenaike-Johnson

    All Animals Are Not Equal Going By Earning of Reps vis a vis Minimum Wage of N18,000 in Nigetia

  • Ogeez

    That these group of Nigerians can sustain this irresponsible buffet, insanity is indeed a national sport in Nigeria.