Tag: National Assembly

Simon Kolawole: The ‘Tambuwal Test’ For Our Democracy

You should have seen me battling with tears on Thursday. After 15 years of unbroken experience of democracy in Nigeria, I had been quietly happy that despite the teething problems, despite the imperfections, despite the rough edges, we were making progress steadily. One step at a time. One day at[Read More…]

Bola Tinubu: This Presidency Leaves The Nation’s Grave Problems Unattended

By deploying hundreds of police officers to prevent the Speaker of the House of Representatives from entering the National Assembly Complex, the President has revealed his hand to be a devious one. Having asked the Speaker to convene the House to consider extending the state of emergency in Adamawa, Borno[Read More…]

@BukolaSaraki: Are We Becoming A Police State Or Was This A Coup Attempt?

I think the gloves are now off and the knuckles are out. No one should be left in doubt as to what we face today. The show of shame has taken another dimension. I could not imagine that what happened at the National Assembly yesterday, where the police without hesitation[Read More…]

“Only Criminals That Jump Fences” Ex-Militants Dare House Of Reps To Impeach Jonathan

Former militants in Niger Delta have reacted to the alleged plan to impeach President Goodluck Jonathan by daring members of the House of Representatives to carry out their threat and face dire consequences. President of the Leadership, Peace and Cultural Development Initiative, a body of former leaders of militant camps[Read More…]

@DeleMomodu: That Notorious Gate In Abuja

Fellow Nigerians, today is one of those days that I don’t even know where to start from. I’m sure you won’t blame me for finding myself in this lethargic and somnambulist state. I feel like I’m in a trance with events spiralling out of control at the speed of light.[Read More…]

Renewed B’Haram Onslaught In Borno Kills 45 People As Commotion Hits Nat’l Assembly

At least 45 people were killed in a suspected Boko Haram attack in northeast Nigeria, officials and witnesses said on Thursday, in the latest violence to hit the restive region. Reports say the attack happened in the village of Azaya Kura in the Mafa area of Borno state on Wednesday, the[Read More…]

Aminu Tambuwal Assaulted The Police – NPF Explains In A Statement [READ]

Press Releases Following an intelligence report of a likely invasion of the House of Representatives by hoodlums and thugs, the Nigeria Police Force promptly deployed its personnel to the premises to prevent a breakdown of law and order. Consequently, the Police condoned the area and began screening of all members[Read More…]

Jonathan Says Some Nigerian Politicians Don’t Deserve Immunity

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday agreed with those campaigning for the removal of immunity clause from the nation’s constitution, saying some people do not merit it. According to the Nigeria’s 1999 Constitution, the President, Vice President, state governors and their deputies enjoy immunity from criminal prosecution. But Jonathan frowned at a[Read More…]

Primaries: PDP Sets Up Special Committee To Screen Serving National Assembly Members In Abuja

Press Releases Owing the scheduled resumption of the House of Representatives on Thursday, November 20, 2014, the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has set up a Special Committee to screen all serving members of the National Assembly aspiring to re-contest in the 2015 National Assembly election in Abuja[Read More…]

Tambuwal Meets Over 80 APC Lawmakers, Strategies On Tackling PDP Reps

Over 80 lawmakers were at the All Progressives Congress (APC) secretariat on Monday for a consultative session with party executives. More than 80 lawmakers, including the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, had a closed door meeting with APC leaders. Addressing Journalists at the end of the[Read More…]