Tag: National Assembly

Electoral Act amendment bill will be submitted this February – National Assembly

The National Assembly says it would submit the Electoral Act Amendment Bill to President Muhammadu Buhari for his assent before the end of February. Chairman, Senate Committee on Independent National Electoral Committee (INEC) Senator Kabiru Gaya disclosed this when he spoke to journalists in Abuja. “We are doing the Electoral[Read More…]

National Assembly committee proposes 10Billion election spending cap

The Joint Senate and House of Representatives Committees on the Independent National Electoral Commission and Electoral Matters, has proposed an upward review of the amount to be spent by candidates seeking elective public office to N10bn. The committee also proposed an extension to the tenure of Local Government Chairmen, in[Read More…]

Breaking: Buhari will on Thursday address a joint session of the National Assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday address a joint session of the National Assembly. This is according to the President’s Personal Assistant on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie. Ms Onochie disclosed this on Monday, via her official Twitter handle. “FireFLASHFire, FireFLASHFire President @MBuhari will address a joint session of the National[Read More…]

Fredrick Nwabufo: Has the microphone been turned off on national assembly’s N81bn probe of NDDC

By Fredrick Nwabufo Probe. This is another word for political manoeuvring, horse-trading, chicanery and blackmail – in the Nigerian milieu. Probes are launched here not for righteous ends but for some predetermined recidivist motives. In particular, the so-called ‘’corruption probes’’ are themselves felonious panels set up to exact vengeance, broker[Read More…]

Just In: Court grants bail to six Abuja #EndSARS protesters – here are the conditions

A magistrate’s court in Wuse, Abuja, on Wednesday, granted bail to six #EndSARS protesters who were arrested in front of the National Assembly complex, Abuja. Thousands of Nigerians marched in Lagos and other cities across the country to demand an end to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, or SARS, a police[Read More…]

Permanent Secretary of the State House has said the N1.3bn approved for Villa clinic was too small

The Permanent Secretary of the State House, Tijani Umar, has said the N1.3bn approved for Villa clinic was too small. He spoke in an interview with journalists on Thursday after defending 2012 budget estimate before the Senate Committee on Federal Character and Intergovernmental Affairs State. The Permanent Secretary who promised[Read More…]

National Assembly postpones PIB deliberations to 2021

The National Assembly has postponed deliberations on the Petroleum Industry Bill to the first quarter of next year. The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, disclosed this to journalists in Abuja on Tuesday at the two-days Joint Executive-Legislature Leadership Retreat held at the Presidential Villa Banquet Hall in[Read More…]

We will pass the Petroleum Industry Bill speedily says Gbajabiamila

The leadership of the National Assembly said, on Monday, that the Assembly would break the jinx of not being able to pass the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) after several attempts. President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan and the Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila assured Nigerians that the time had[Read More…]

National Assembly extends recess by two weeks

The federal lawmakers adjourned for their annual recess on July 23 and were expected to resume plenary on September 15. However, in a notice to the lawmakers on Friday, Ojo Olatunde Amos, acting clerk of the national assembly, said plenary would resume on September 29. No reason was given for[Read More…]

“Even war criminals captured alive are entitled to certain rights” – Suswan calls for judicial panel over the killing Gana

A former governor of Benue State, who is representing Benue North-East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Gabriel Suswan, has asked the Federal Government to set up a judicial panel to unravel the killing of the late Terwase Agwaza alias Gana by soldiers on Tuesday. The deceased was killed[Read More…]