Tag: Lawmaker

Gunmen attack Anambra lawmaker, Azubogu’s convoy, kill driver

Gunmen on Thursday attacked the convoy of a member of the House of Representatives, Honourable Chris Azubogu, in Anambra. Hon. Azubogu represents Nnewi North/Nnewi South and Ekwusigo Federal Constituency in the Green Chamber. According to reports, the lawmaker was attacked on his way to Nnewi from Awka after his formal[Read More…]

2023: Presidency must be zoned to Igbos or opened to all – Ondo lawmaker makes case for Igbo presidency

A member of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Tomide Akinribido, has argued that the next President to replace President Muhammadu Buhari should be from the southeast. Ahead of the 2023 presidential elections, there has been pressure on the two leading political parties, All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples’[Read More…]

Just In: Nigerian lawmaker, Akin Alabi files motion for the dissolution of SARS

Nigerian Lawmaker, Mr Akin Alabi has filed a motion before the House of Representatives asking for an urgent dissolution police special anti-robbery squad, SARS. In a statement issued and made available to NewsWireNGR Monday, Mr. Alabi, of the All Progressives Congress from Oyo State, said there is enough evidence in[Read More…]

Just In: Speaker of the Imo House of assembly Collins, 7 other lawmakers dump PDP for APC

The Speaker of Imo State House of Assembly, Chiji Collins, has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC). The lawmakers announced their defection as the House resumed sitting after a one-week break. The speaker, representing Isiala Mbano state constituency, under the All Progressives Grand[Read More…]

We don’t need 37 billion to renovate “that edifice” – Lawmaker kicks against National Assembly renovation

Bamidele Salam, a member of the house of representatives, has opposed the plan to spend N37 billion on the renovation of the National Assembly Complex. There has been a nationwide outrage since President Muhammadu Buhari approved the amount for the renovation of the complex. In a Facebook post on Sunday, Salam,[Read More…]

Senator backtracks, says “death penalty proposed in the Hate speech bill will be amended”

The Nigerian Senate may amend the proposed death penalty clause in the Hate Speech Bill before it. Sen. Sabi Abdullahi, who is the sponsor of the bill, made this known in a statement he signed on Sunday in Abuja. Abdullahi, who is the Deputy Chief Whip in the Senate, assured[Read More…]

APC Becomes Minority In Parliament As 15 Senators Defect To PDP, Shehu Sani Missing

The All Progressives Congress has become the minority in the upper chamber as 15 senators elected on the platform of the party joined the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Senators Musa Rabiu Kwakwanso and Dino? Melaye along with more than 13 others have announced their defection to the Peoples Democratic Party[Read More…]

Shortly After El-rufai’s Suspension, Kaduna Govt Demolish Factional APC Secretariat

Residents of GRA Kaduna were still in bed on Tuesday morning when a demolition team escorted by armed security operatives stormed 11B Sambo road. Just last week did Suleiman Hukunyi, lawmaker representing Kaduna north central senatorial district, convert the building – a duplex – to the head office of the[Read More…]

Two Feared Killed In Attack On Dino Melaye

At least two people were feared killed today as gunmen attacked the Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye. The attack occurred in front of the state polytechnic in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital. Melaye had stopped in front of the institution and was addressing his supporters, including some students of[Read More…]

Appeal Court Refuses To Stay Proceedings In Jibrin’s Case Against Speaker Dogara

The court of appeal Abuja division has refused to stay proceedings in the case filed by Abdulmumin Jibrin, lawmaker from Kano, seeking to challenge his suspension. The suit has Yakubu Dogara and the house of representatives as defendants. Jibrin was suspended for 180 legislative days (about one year) after he[Read More…]