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Legislative Coup in Bauchi, Edo

Legislative Coup in Bauchi, Edo

After 20 years of democracy in Nigeria, the era of executive impunity and legislative rascality is evidently not over as minority law makers in Bauchi and Edo Houses of Assembly seize leadership At the Bauchi and Edo State Houses of Assembly, confusion reigns, and the business of law-making is in abeyance. It had been so

National Assembly Mace

NASS to Resume February 26

The National Assembly has announced the postponement of its resumption scheduled for Tuesday February 19 to Tuesday February 26.  In a statement issued on Sunday, the Clerk of the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori said the postponement became necessary following the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections to Saturday February 23. “This is to

Budget 2017

Two More Reps Dump APC

Two more members of the House of Representatives, Ahmed Abu, representing Lavun/Mokwa/Idati Federal Constituency of Niger State, and Olemija Stephen, who represents Akoko North-East/West of Ondo State have dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. This comes a day after two members announced their defection to other parties. A letter read by the Speaker of

Gbajabiamila Emerges Reps’ Majority Leader

The leadership crisis in the House of Representatives appears to have been solved, as Femi Gbajabiamila, the three-term member, representing Surulere Federal Constituency of Lagos, emerged the Majority Leader of the 8th House. Yakubu Dogara, the speaker of the house, announced his appointment as they resumed sitting earlier today, Tuesday, July 28. Other positions announced by the

Senate Passes Criminal Justice Bill

The Senate on Tuesday, passed the Criminal Justice Bill that would ensure speedy dispensation of justice in the country. According to Umaru Dahiru Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, the Bill would promote efficient management of criminal justice institutions when signed into law by the president. He said the bill will

Oby EzeKwesili

Ezekwezili Condemns Confirmation of Obanikoro

Oby Ezekwesili, former minister of Education has criticized today’s nomination and confirmation of Musiliu Obanikoro, a former lawmaker, as a Minister. While describing the nomination by the Senate as morally repugnant, Ezekwesili also described the senators who approved the confirmation as shameless fellows. “So despite Ekitigate, our Senate confirmed the morally repugnant nomination of Obanikoro

Senate Confirms Obanikoro

The Nigerian Senate has confirmed embattled Musiliu Obanikoro as Minister of the Federal Republic despite a walk-out staged by Senators who are members of the All Progressives Congress, APC. Obanikoro was asked to take a bow rather than be screened by the Senate. This is consistent with the tradition of the upper legislative chamber when

SENATE PASSES N4.695 TRILLION 2014 BUDGET

The Senate on Wednesday passed N4.695 trillion as the 2014 national budget. The budget is N52.2bn more than the N4.642 trillion submitted by President Goodluck Jonathan to the National Assembly on December 19, 2013, through the Co-ordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. Main points of the 2014 budget approved

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