Tag: Legislators

Senate President says no amount of blackmail will stop him and Senators from working with Buhari

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Friday, dismissed the insinuation that the ninth National Assembly is a rubber-stamp legislature. Lawan said no amount of blackmail will discourage the present Assembly from working with the executive arm of government for the good of the people. In a statement signed[Read More…]

Senate That Cleared AGF For The Job Says “Abubakar Malami Hardly Fit To Continue As Minister”

The Senate has said Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN) is no longer a fit and proper person to occupy the office of Attorney General of the Federation. The Senate position expressed in a statement by its spokesman, Aliyu Sabi, was in reaction to the ruling of a Federal High Court in[Read More…]

Legislator Endorses Bill To Reduce Ages For Elective Positions

More legislators have expressed their supports and endorsement for a bill seeking to reduce the age of candidacy required to run for elective positions in Nigeria. Hon. Suleiman Yahaya Kwande, member representing Jos North /Bassa Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives said he and his colleagues would ensure that[Read More…]

Ekweremadu Absent As Buhari Lobbies National Assembly Leaders

Senate President and Chairman of the National Assembly, Dr. Bukola Saraki, yesterday night, led no fewer than 20 members of the upper and lower chambers, to a first official meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and the leaders of both houses of the federal parliament, since assuming office on May 29,[Read More…]

Opinion: Buhari, ‘Legislooters’ And The Change Agenda

By Chido Onumah & Godwin Onyeacholem Wind the critically slurred legislative tape back to the first National Assembly of the Fourth Republic. It began sometime in 1999, you’d recall. That was the period the incautious yet irrepressible Chuba Okadigbo, then a brand new senator of our perpetually blighted Republic, first[Read More…]