Issues as Senate constitutes standing committees

July 14, 2023 Tope Sunday 0

The appointment of chairmen for Special Committees in the 10th Senate has been generating ripples. How the Senate leadership intends to settle the matter without rancour remains to be seen; TOPE SUNDAY writes. Last week, the President of the Senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio, named Chairmen for Special Committees in the 10th Senate. In his first appointment, no member of the Read More

10th NASS: Kaduna Rep member assures constituents of quality representation

June 25, 2023 Abubakar Labaran 0

A member representing Kachia/ Kagarko federal constituency at the national assembly,Mr David Gurara, has assured his constituents of quality representation and the provision dividends of democracy. Gurara made the pledge in Kachia at a grand reception organised in honour by the Kachia Joint Peace and Reconciliation Forum (KJPRF) and Kagarko Peace Ambassadors. He said he is going to be a Read More

10th NASS: Youth alliance hails Abbas, charges him on inclusiveness

June 15, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

A non- partisan group, Youth Alliance has urged the speaker of the 10th House of Representatives, Hon. Tajudeen Abbas, consider the interest of the Nigerian youth in his administration. Addressing journalists in Abuja on Thursday, spokesperson of the group, Dami Adeyi, said the emergence of Tajudeen would is a renewed hope for Nigerian youth. He said that the group had Read More

Speakership: Group holds rally, drums support for Abass

June 12, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

Ahead of the inauguration of the 10th National Assembly, a group, Youth Alliance for Renewed Hope, on Monday urged lawmakers in the House of Representatives to ensure the emergence of Tajudeen Abbas as Speaker of the House. The spokesperson for the group, Dami Adeyi, who said this during a rally in Abuja, noted that Abass possessed the right qualities to Read More

10th NASS: Group drums support for Abbas/Kalu

June 9, 2023 Chamba Simeh 0

As the 10th National Assembly will be inaugurated on Tuesday, 13 June 2023, the Amalgamated Niger Delta APC Support Group from 9 states of the Niger Delta has called on all Honourable members-elect to support the speakership of Hon. Tajudeen Abbas and Hon. Benjamin Okezie Kalu as Speaker and Deputy Speaker respectively. Convener/National Coordinator of the Support Group, Comrade Tamaramienbi Read More

10th House: 35 South-east members-elect back Abbas, Kalu as Speaker, Deputy

June 9, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The Communication Adviser to Tajudeen Abbas and Benjamin Kalu Campaign Group, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, has commended House of Representatives members-elect from the South-East region for adopting Hon. Tajudeen Abbas and Hon. Benjamin Kalu, for positions of Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the incoming 10th House. Deputy chairman, House Committee on Appropriations, Hon. Igariwey Iduma Enwo, who made the announcement during Read More

NASS leadership: Group drums up support for Akpabio, Jibrin

June 8, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

A group, Stayalert Human Right Awareness Initiative, has called on senators-elect to rally support for Senator Godswill Akpabio for President of the Senate and Barau Jibrin as deputy  President of the Senate, respectively, in the interest of peace and unity of the country.  The executive director of the group, Ambassador Hilary Onah, who made the appeal during a press conference Read More

Firebrand Abdul Ningi best as Senate minority leader – Yakubu

June 2, 2023 Agi Onda 0

The chairman, Media Dialogue Communication Limited, Amb Joseph Tanimu Yakubu, has called on senators-elect on the platforms of opposition political parties to elect a former deputy majority leader of the Senate, Abdul Ningi, as the minority leader of the 10th Assembly. Yakubu, who made the call in an interview with Blueprint Weekend, said the vibrancy, charisma and legislative exposure of Read More

10th NASS leadership: Trouble looms as aspirants ignore endorsements

The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and some House of Representatives members-elect and senators-elect on the party’s platform are on a collision course over the election of presiding officers of the 10th National Assembly. TAIYE ODEWALE and BENJAMIN SAMSON in this report examine the insistence of some aspirants to contest despite the party’s directives. Just a few days Read More

10th Assembly: CNG urges Tinubu to yield to demands of North

May 28, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has given reasons the President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, must yield to the demands of the north in sharing leadership positions in the 10th National Assembly CNG said the region gave him the highest number of votes in the just concluded 2023 general polls. CNG was reacting to a statement made by Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) Read More

Senate presidency: Izunaso as a threat to Akpabio, Kalu’s ambition

May 23, 2023 Izunaso 0

As the race for the Senate Presidency gathers momentum, it is becoming clear that the main contenders for the coveted office of the number three man in the country is a three-man race. Former governors Orji Uzor Kalu and Godswill Akpabio have hitherto been the frontline contenders before the coming on board of Osita Izunaso, the senator-elect for Imo West Read More

10th NASS leadership: APC never imposed us but showed direction to party members – Benjamin Kalu

May 18, 2023 TOPE SUNDAY 0

Benjamin Kalu is a deputy speakership aspirant for the 10th National Assembly. He provides some insight into his choice and that of Tajudeen Abbas as speaker by the All Progressives Congress (APC), as well as the reasons the Southeast was considered ahead Northcentral. TOPE SUNDAY reports as monitored on Channels Television. Excerpts From being a spokesperson of the House to Read More

10th national assembly: Allow lawmakers choose their leaders – Middle belt youth tell Shettima

May 18, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

Ahead of the election of the leadership of the 10th National Assembly, the Coalition of Middle Belt Youths Leaders has urged the Vice President-elect, Kashim Shettima, to allow lawmakers-elect to choose their presiding officers without interference. Shettima was recently quoted as saying that the Senate President and the speaker of the House of Representatives cannot be of the same faith Read More

10th NASS: Micro zone deputy speaker position to Ebonyi, Kalu not qualified – Coalition tells APC 

May 16, 2023 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

A Network of Civil Society Organisations in Nigeria has called on the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to reverse its recent decision which led to the choice of Hon. Benjamin Kalu as the consensus House of  Representatives deputy speaker aspirant for the 10th National Assembly. The Coalition in a unanimous presentation during a press briefing in Abuja on Tuesday also Read More

Senate Presidency: Group congratulates Akpabio, Jibrin over APC endorsement  

May 10, 2023 Chamba Simeh 0

A group, under the aegis of Renewed Legislative Vision (RLV), has congratulated Senators Godswill Akpabio and Barau Jibrin over their endorsement by the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Working Committee (NWC), for the position of Senate President and Deputy Senate President, respectively This was contained in a statement signed by the convener of the group Mallam Bala Usman on Tuesday Read More

10th NASS: North central senators-elect, Doguwa, Betara, Wase dare APC, Gbajabiamila risks impeachment

Barely 24 hours after the All Progressives Congress (APC) zoned the positions of presiding officers of the National Assembly, the lawmakers-elect in the two chambers  have squared up for a fight to resist ‘imposition’ of any sort. At the end of its meeting Monday, the APC zoned the position of Senate President to South-south with Akpabio as its choice, and Read More

Crisis looms in Reps over ‘doctored’ House rules

May 10, 2023 Joshua Egbodo 0

Speaker of the House of Representatives Hon Femi Gbajabiamila may face impeachment from office ahead of the inauguration of the 10th Assembly over alleged doctoring of the House Standing Order. It was gathered that over 100 aggrieved members of the House have signed a notice of impeachment to be served on the Speaker at the resumption of plenary, Tuesday, which Read More

10th Reps: Gagdi declares for speaker, unveils manifesto

May 6, 2023 Joshua Egbodo 0

Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on the Navy, Hon. Yusuf Gagdi, has formally declared his interest in the race for speakership of the 10th House of Representatives, giving clues on reforms he would introduce if elected. The lawmaker during his public declaration in Abuja on Saturday, promised to strengthen oversight by standing committees of the House, and make Read More

10th National Assembly: Setting agenda for presiding officers

May 6, 2023 Mon-Charles Egbo 0

From every perspective, what shaped the events and activities leading to the 2023 general elections was a massive agitation for a regenerated Nigeria where everything is working for the good of all. The political parties, candidates and the electorate were unanimous that Nigeria must work “now or never”. The level of the expressed desperation, justifiably borne out of deep-rooted frustrations, Read More

North-west deserves senate presidency

May 1, 2023 Samuel Jackson 0

“There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.” Martin Luther King Jrn. By the time you are reading this, the conscience of some leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who are trying to deprive the North-west the senate presidency Read More

NASS begins induction for senators, members – elect May 7

April 21, 2023 Taiye Odewale 0

Ahead of inauguration of the 10th National Assembly in June, the management of the federal parliament has set machinery in motion for induction of the 469 federal lawmakers – elect next month. Induction programmes for the federal lawmakers as outlined in  a statement signed by the Chairman of sub – committee on Media and Publicity , Ali  Barde Umoru, in Read More

10th NASS: North-west stakeholders back Gagdi as Speaker

April 14, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

As the race for the leadership of the 10th National Assembly gathers momentum preparatory to their inauguration in June, 2023, North-West Stakeholders under the auspices of North West Democratic Agenda, have thrown their weight behind the candidature of Plateau State Rep. Member Hon. Yusuf Gagdi as the Speaker. The stakeholders at a press conference in Kaduna argued that, for Nigeria Read More