Tag: National Assembly

Opinion: Senates And The Limits Of Political Buffoonery

At the risk of sounding immodest I must say that I am disappointed that a group of persons in the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria appear set to continuously drag Nigeria back by 500 years with their retrogressive tendencies and ultra conservative approaches to the serious business of[Read More…]

Further Delay In Passing PIB Will Affect The Economy- Nigerian Society Of Engineers

The Nigerian Society of Engineer (NSE) has said that any further delay in passing the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) into law will affect the economy. Engr. Isaac Olorunfemi, the President of the NSE gave this warning on Wednesday in Abuja at a world press conference to herald the World Engineering[Read More…]

Governors Kick Against Local Government Autonomy

Nigerian governors are not  impressed with the decision of the National Assembly to grant Local Governments autonomy in the ongoing constitutional review. The Governors are making plans to mobilise members of their state Houses of Assembly to reject the autonomy granted local governments by the members of the National Assembly.[Read More…]

$9.3m Arms Deal: APC Lawmakers Walk Out Over Refusal To Conduct A Probe

Members of the House of Representatives under the All Progressives Congress (APC) staged a walk out of the chambers as they alleged that the was a conspiracy not to probe the $9.3m arms deal. calls had been made for a probe but the Deputy Speaker Hon. Emeka Ihedioha who presided, refused[Read More…]

BREAKING: Boko Haram Closing In On Maiduguri, Says Senator Zannah

The Senator representing Borno Central at the National Assembly, Ahmed Zannah, Saturday said the Boko Haram sect is closing in on Maiduguri gradually. The senator’s alert to newsmen came on the backdrop of recent attacks on towns few miles from the Borno state capital. With recent attack on Gwoza and[Read More…]

National Assembly To Discuss Boko Haram With President

 Chairman, Senate Committee on Defence, Sen. George Sekibo, on Thursday said the National Assembly would meet President Goodluck Jonathan over the insurgency in the North-East. Sekibo disclosed this at the end of a close-door meeting of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Air Marshal Alex Badeh, Service Chiefs and the[Read More…]

Nigerian Senator Says Opposition APC Behind ‘Bring Back Our Girls’ Rallies

Chairman, Senate Committee on Rules and Business, Senator Ita Enang, on Thursday accused the All Progressives Congress of politicizing Nigeria’s problem by sponsoring the current unending protests over the 234 abducted School girls in Chibok , Borno State, across the country. The statement reads,”It is not the ceaseless rallies on[Read More…]

Reps To Vote On Extension Of State Of Emergency In Borno, Yobe, Adamawa

NAN The House of Representatives will on Thursday, vote on the extension of state of emergency in Adamawa , Borno and Yobe states. President Goodluck Jonathan in a letter to the House on May 13, requested for the extension of the state of emergency in the three states for another six months. Speaker[Read More…]

2014 Budget To Be Signed Soon- Labaran Maku

The Minister of Information, Mr Labaran Maku, on Wednesday assured Nigerians that the 2014 budget would soon be signed and presented to public after reconciliation of few areas of differences with the National Assembly. The minister gave the assurance at the post Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, presided over by President Goodluck[Read More…]

Boko Haram: Jonathan Seeks To Extend State Of Emergency In Adamawa, Borno & Yobe

President Goodluck Jonathan Tuesday sent a request to the National Assembly, seeking for an extension of the state of emergency declared in three North-Eastern states in May last year. The President is asking the lawmakers to extend the emergency rule currently in states of  Adamawa, Borno and Yobe. The state[Read More…]