Tag: National Assembly

APC Directs Members In The National Assembly To Block Consideration Of The 2014 Budget

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has directed its members in the National Assembly, NASS, to block consideration of the 2014 Budget, as well as ministerial and military appointments until the Federal Government halts the escalating violence in Rivers State. The APC Interim National Executive Committee held its 8th regular meeting[Read More…]

Court Stops APC From Taking Over House Of Reps Leadership

A Federal High Court in Abuja presided over by Justice Adeniyi Ademola has issued an order stopping the House of Representatives from changing its leadership pending the determination of a suit filed by the leadership of the embattled Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) seeking to block the move. Justice Ademola further[Read More…]

20 Aggrieved PDP Senators To Dump Party For APC, Resumption Date Postponed

The Clerk of the Senate, Mr. Benedict Efeturi, has issued a public notice directing senators to resume on January 21 against the earlier resumption date of January 14, citing the Eid – Maulud holiday and the Armed Forces Remembrance Day, as reasons. But report suggests the postponement would allow the[Read More…]

Misadventure Of 37 Federal Legislators

By John Ainofenokhai Permit me to go straight to the point by calling on Nigerians, in the light of the recent defection of 37 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the House of Representatives to the All Progressive Congress (APC), to draw attention to Section 68 (1)(g) of the 1999 Constitution[Read More…]

Speaker Tambuwal Assures Pro- Amaechi Lawmakers Of Security For Sittings

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal, has assured a faction of the Rivers State House of Assembly members that the National Assembly would ensure that adequate security was provided for them to sit in Port Harcourt. Following the crisis that erupted in the State assembly, the[Read More…]

Court Stops NASS From Taking Over Functions Of Rivers House of Assembly

The Federal High Court in Abuja has nullified the resolution of the National Assembly that gave it powers to take over the functions of the Rivers State House of Assembly, following the crisis rocking the legislature in the state. Recall that in a move to resolve the crisis in the[Read More…]

President Jonathan Supports Corruption, House Speaker Tambuwal

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Monday, accused the Executive arm of government in Nigeria of paying lip service to the fight against corruption. Tambuwal who was speaking at the 2013 International anti-corruption day organized by the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, in Abuja,  siad the Economic and[Read More…]