Tag: National Assembly

Confab: Delegate Advocates Part-Time Unicameral Legislature

NAN A delegate, Dr Phillips Salau, at the ongoing National Conference on Wednesday in Abuja advocated a part-time unicameral legislature to reduce the cost of governance in the country. Salau, representing North-Central zone, also advocated that the number of ministers, commissioners, special advisers, supervisors and other aides, should be cut[Read More…]

Confab:”I Thought It Was Shekau, That’s The Language Of B’Haram” Yinka Odumakin Blasts Lamido Of Adamawa

Spokesman of pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, has berated his fellow National Conference delegate and the Lamido of Adamawa, Muhammadu Barkindo Mustapha, for threatening a walk out from the conference. Speaking on Channels Television’s ‘Sunrise Daily’ about what transpired on the floor of the conference during the session, he[Read More…]

Reps To Investigate Govt Payment Of Demurrage To Vessels Operating In Nigeria

NAN The House of Representatives has mandated its Joint Committee on Petroleum, Upstream and Downstream, Navy and Public Account, to investigate how much the Federal Government has paid to owners of foreign vessels operating in Nigeria. The committee is to report to the House within two weeks. This resolution on[Read More…]

PDP Denies Bribing Lawmakers Says APC Is ‘A Sinking Party’

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Wednesday dismiss allegations by the All Progressives Congress that federal lawmakers were being induced with millions of dollars to defect to the ruling party. The Interim National Publicity Secretary of the APC Alhaji Lai Mohammed, had accused the PDP of rolling out a mouth-watering enticement[Read More…]

PDP Dangles $2m To Lure National Assembly Members – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the PDP of using public funds to lure back some of the federal lawmakers who have defected from the ruling party to the APC, condemning what it called political horse trading carried too far. In a statement issued in Lagos on Tuesday by[Read More…]

PDP Leads House Of Reps As 5 APC Lawmakers Defected For Ruling Party

Five lawmakers of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) from Kano, Zamfara and Sokoto States. Tuesday, defected to Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. The five lawmakers are Announcing the defection of the lawmakers by Speaker Aminu Waziri Tabuwal, the floor of the House was thrown into a rowdy session. The legislators started[Read More…]

Alison-Madueke, NNPC, PPMC Shun Reps’ Probe Over Kerosine Subsidy

The absence of the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison- Madueke, the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr. Andrew Yakubu and the Pipeline and Products Marketing Company (PPMC) stalled the House of Representatives Probe Monday. The lawmakers had proposed investigation into the Kerosene subsidy[Read More…]

PDP Reclaims House Of Representatives Majority Position

by Musa Abdullahi Krishi & Ibrahim Kabiru Sule The ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Thursday reclaimed its majority position in the House of Representatives following another defection of a member from Nassarawa state from the All Progressive Congress (APC). Rep David Ombugadu, in a letter read by the Speaker Aminu[Read More…]

Senator Saraki Moves To Unseat David Mark In The Senate

By Dia Zamani Fresh reports have emerged linking former Kwara state governor, Senate Bukola Saraki as spearheading covert moves to unseat Senate president, David Mark, in the latest of power moves to change power in the National Assembly. Earlier in the week, Saraki had stated 22 senators were close to[Read More…]

President Jonathan’s Cyber-Crime Bill Proposes Death Sentence, Others

By Muhammad Bello Depending on the outcome of the crime committed against the Critical National Information Infrastructure, the offender shall be sentenced to death or sentenced to imprisonment for a minimum term of 15 years without option of fine. This is part of the provisions of the Cybercrime Bill, 2013[Read More…]