Unravel those behind Nembe invasion, Bayelsa lawmakers tell Tinubu

August 29, 2023 Joshua Egbodo 0

The Bayelsa state caucus in the House of Representatives has called on President Bola Tinubu to ensure the recent invasion of a community in Nembe is thoroughly investigated in order to unravel those behind it. The lawmakers said they were in doubt if the operation reportedly carried out by personnel of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) unit of the Read More

NASS tasks NILDS on legislative knowledge for new lawmakers

July 18, 2023 Taiye Odewale 0

Leadership of the National Assembly Monday tasked the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS), to provide knowledge for navigation of complexity of legislative practices for new federal lawmakers who constitute 70% of membership of the 10th National Assembly. The call by leadership of the National Assembly to NILDS was made by both the President of the Senate , Read More

Top female lawmakers exchange blows inside parliament

May 25, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Rival Bolivian lawmakers engaged in a brawl and threw punches at one another on the floor of parliament during a debate over the fate of a jailed governor described as a political prisoner by the opposition. Chamber of Deputies leader Jerges Mercado, said the brawl, which happened Tuesday, was “regrettable” and “an embarrassment.” The lawmakers, all women, threw punches and Read More

Have passion for unity, eschew greed, Lagos Speaker urges lawmakers

May 5, 2023 Adewale Ajayi 0

The Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Midashiru Obasa, has charged newly elected members into the House of Assembly to have passion for unity, political will to succeed, and eschew greed. Obasa gave this advice, Friday at a three-day induction programme organised for the elected lawmakers. Declaring the programme open, Obasa emphasised the importance of the legislature in Read More

4 Ondo lawmakers suffer defeat, 2 persons shot

March 20, 2023 Barnabas Olabisi Akure 0

Results from collation centres across the 18 local government areas of Ondo state have shown that four out of eight serving members of the State House of Assembly who sought reelection have suffered defeat in last Saturday’s poll. Blueprint reports that elections held in 26 state constituencies in a peaceful atmosphere though with low voters turnout in most of the Read More

Sources, integrity of Nigeria’s agriculture data are doubtful – Lawmaker

July 31, 2022 Admin III 0

A Law maker representing, Andoni-Opobo/Nkoro Federal Constituency in the House of Representative, Dr. Awaji-Inombek Abiante has questioned the sources and integrity of data being quoted in the agricultural sector, saying its integrity is doubtful. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and other international organisations have different statistics on different aspect of Nigeria agriculture that each claim to be authentic. But Dr. Read More

Breaking: Another Nigerian lawmaker is dead

July 1, 2022 Moribirin Rosemary 0

A House of Representatives member representing Egor/Ikpoba-Okha federal constituency of Edo state, Hon. Jude Ise-Idehen, has passed on. The lawmaker reportedly died on Friday morning from an undisclosed ailment. Spokesman of the House of Representatives, Rep Benjamin Kalu, confirmed the death of the lawmaker but said the cause of death was not yet known to the house. Details loading…

Unutilised constituency projects littering the Okeho landscape

June 8, 2022 Admin III 0

The constitutional responsibility and duty of a lawmaker is to make laws and sponsor bills that would have meaningful impact on their constituents. They are also saddled with the responsibility of contributing meaningfully well to the growth and development of their various constituencies and this is the main reason why each lawmaker is entitled to constituency allowances, either at the Read More

Lawmakers, journalists face discomfort as renovation begins in NASS

April 15, 2022 Taiye Odewale 0

Members of the National Assembly at both Chambers and journalists covering their activities are in for hard times as renovation works on Hallowed Chambers begin. The Clerk to the National Assembly (CNA), Architect Amos Ojo Olatunde, in a press statement the renovation would cover the entire White House, which is the first component of the NASS complex built in 1996 Read More

Lawmakers knock NIMASA DG over controversial $195m deep blue project

March 18, 2022 Admin III 0

The House of Representatives Committee on Navy investigating the controversial $195 million deep blue project has queried the Nigerian Maritime Administration Agency (NIMASA) over the purchase of arms. The deep blue project is a three-year maritime security contract awarded by the federal government to a foreign private company named HLS International Limited. The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Navy, Read More

Bello to state lawmakers: I won’t disappoint you if elected president

January 20, 2022 Mohammed Lawal 0

Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello on Thursday assured members of the conference of Nigeria State Legislatures that he will never disappoint them if elected as president in 2023 presidential election. The governor gave the assurance at the extra-ordinary meeting of the conference of Nigeria State Legislatures, North-east zone held at Hazibal Hotel, Bauchi. Governor Yahaya Bello, who appreciated the North-east Read More

Sani Zorro, Mike Umeh: Where are they now?

January 14, 2022 Admin III 0

In this edition, a former lawmaker/practising journalist and two former football administrators who had served Nigeria meritoriously come under focus; ELEOJO IDACHABA writes. Sani Zorro Sani Zorro once represented Gumel, Gagarawa, Maigatari and Sule Tankarkar constituency of Jigawa state in the House of Representatives between 2015 and 2019, in addition to being a national president of the Nigerian Union of Read More

Banditry: Lawmakers seek more security presence in Katsina

December 24, 2021 Admin III 0

The Katsina State House of Assembly has called on security agencies to beef up efforts at safeguarding lives and property in areas that are troubled by armed bandits particularly in Faskari local government area, which has been witnessing series of attacks in the last two weeks. The call followed a Matter of Urgent Public Importance moved by the member representing Read More

VIDEO: Drama as Lawmakers exchange blows over controversial Bill

December 22, 2021 Admin III 0

Members of the Ghana parliament are seen in a viral video exchanging blow during voting on the controversial E-levy bill. The lawmakers were taking votes on whether or not the E-levy should be adopted under a certificate of urgency. According to local media, Joseph Osei-Owusu, who was presiding stated that he was stepping down to vote and asked the Second Read More

Nigerian lawmakers earns $224,000 more than US counterpart – Afenifere

November 30, 2021 Admin III 0

The Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere in Europe and the United Kingdom (UK) has lamented the rising costs of governance in the country, noting that an average House of Representative member in Nigeria earns $224,000 more than their counterpart in the United States. Afenifere also asked President Muhammadu Buhari to shelve its planned N5,000 monthly transport grant to the poorest Nigerians, Read More

Imo new speaker suspends 3 lawmakers

November 9, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

The newly elected speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, Kennedy Ibeh, Monday, achieved his ambition of becoming number three citizen of the state. The Obowo state constituency lawmaker who has never hidden his love to occupy the hottest seat in the hallowed chambers right from his first tenure during the administration of former governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, grasped Read More

Listen to Nigerians, declare for presidency now, pressure mounts on Tinubu

October 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Lagos state governor and a national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has been pressurised again to make public his intention to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari. Thousands of his supporters gathered Saturday in Abuja at the unveiling Asiwaju’s legacies and inauguration of states’ steering committee to reinstate their claims. Although the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has Read More

Don condemns call for return to regional government

October 15, 2021 Emmanuel Ologun 0

Participants at a roundtable discussion on Nigeria’s democracy and governance issues have suggested that citizens should play more participatory role in politics and hold their lawmakers accountable by compelling them to amend the constitution so that the nation’s democracy can work, or revert to regionalism. A leading discussant at the one day workshop organised by the Faculty of Social Sciences, Read More

2023 presidency: APC national secretariat approves Osinbajo mobilisation group

October 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ongoing mobilization towards ensuring that Vice President Yemi succeeds President Muhammadu Buhari has received further boost with the APC National Headquarters formal recognition of the Progressive Consolidation Group (PCG). An October 4, 2021 letter issued by the APC and titled ‘Letter of Recognition as Support Group’ formally makes the pro-Osinbajo PCG the first 2023 presidential mobilization group to be granted Read More

Kebbi lawmakers pass law on child rights

The Kebbi state House of Assembly Tuesday passed a bill to domesticate the Child Rights Act in the state. The Child Rights Act is an international law domesticated by Nigeria in 2003. It protects children against abuse. The passage of the bill in Kebbi state followed that of Katsina in December last year. Both North-west states are affected by child Read More

2022: Budget of high sounding figures, CUPP reacts

October 7, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has taken a swipe at the 2022 budget presented by President Muhammadu Buhari at the National Assembly on Thursday. The President had on Thursday presented a budget of N16.39 trillion to the National Assembly. The CUPP, in a statement by its spokesman, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, said that the budget only highlighted by more Read More

Increasing borrowings worrisome – Ndume

September 17, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

Senator Ali Ndume (APC Borno South), Thursday, said the increasing requests for loans by the executive arm of government and expeditious approval by the National Assembly, are worrisome. Ndume who stated this while fielding questions from journalists covering the Senate , said though borrowing is not a crime but the thoroughness required for its approval, is often not followed by Read More