Bichi’s leadership capacity as appropriation chair ‘ll make passage of 2024 budget seamless – Ikenga 

November 30, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Petroleum Resources (Downstream), Hon. Ikenga Ugochinyere Ikeagwuonu, has said that House Committee Chair on Appropriation all inclusive leadership capacity will make passage of 2024 appropriation bill seamless. President Bola Tinubu, on Wednesday, presented the N27.5 trillion 2024 budget proposal to a joint session of the 10th National Assembly in Abuja — his first Read More

Official: Tinubu presents N27.5trn budget estimates

November 29, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu fo rmally presented a budget of N27.5 trillion for the 2024 fiscal year to the joint session of the National Assembly on Wednesday November 29, 2023. The newly adopted parameters in the budget estimates showed that N9.92 trillion is allocated for non-debt recurrent expenditure, while debt service is projected to be N8.25 trillion, and capital expenditure Read More

Disregard false, malicious petition against Abuja development control director, group tells NASS

November 9, 2023 Editor 0

The Director of Development Control Department of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Tpl Muktar Galadima has been enjoined to focus on his work and not get distracted by falsehoods and petitions by “some blackmailers who don’t mean well for Abuja” The call was contained in a press statement issued on Thursday by a civil society organisation , Pro-Impact Initiative Read More

Death visits NASS, as journalist dies, ministerial nominee collapses

October 4, 2023 Taiye Odewale, Abuja 0

Death hovered at the Senate wing of the National Assembly on Wednesday with loss of a journalist and collapse of ministerial nominee from Kaduna State, Balarabe Abbas Lawal during screening exercise. Before the screening exercise carried out on the three ministerial nominees forwarded to the Senate for consideration, the correspondent of the Tribune Newspaper in the Senate, Tijani Yinusa Adeyemi, Read More

Group holds protest, wants CJN, NJC to investigate alleged compromise plot on NASS elections

September 21, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

The South-East Pro-Democracy Advocacy Group (SPAG) has cried out over an alleged plot by some powerful politicians from the zone to compromise the Appeal Court verdicts. Against the backdrop, SPAG on Wednesday, held a rally at the office of the Chief Justice of Nigeria to register their displeasure. According to SPAG, some powerful and desperate individuals from the Southeast are Read More

OPSN laments incessant harassment by NASS

September 20, 2023 Content Administrator II 0

The Organised Private Sector of Nigeria (OPSN) has raised the alarm over frequent harassment of her members by various Committees and Ad-hoc Committees of the National Assembly. Briefing journalists in Abuja, Director General of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) Segun Ajayi-Quadri said Sections 88 and 89 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 as amended which the Read More

Ikenga: Onyereri urges Appeal Court to restore confidence of people, says tribunal verdict unjust

September 12, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The November 11th, 2023 Imo PDP Deputy Governorship candidate, Hon. Jones Onyereri, has expressed his displeasure over the tribunal verdict on Hon. Ikenga Ugochinyere who won his election landslide by the majority votes cast in the February 18th, 2023 National Assembly Elections even while he was away. Dr. Jones, in a statement by the media and publicity directorate of the Read More

Akpabio’s comment on NASS payment to Senators taken out of context – Ohanaeze Youths

August 9, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Socio-cultural Group, Ohanaeze Youth Movement has said that the recent comment made by Senate President Godswill Akpabio on statutory payments to federal lawmakers is being taken out of context by mischief makers who are hell bent on tarnishing the image of the parliament. The Upper Chamber on Monday concluded the screening and confirmation of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s ministerial nominees. Read More

Arewa youths hail Tinubu over Tunji-Ojo’s appointment as minister 

August 3, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The Arewa Youth Movement (AYM) has commended President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for the nomination of a member of the House of Representatives, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo as Minister. The lawmaker, who represents the Akoko North East/Akoko North West Federal Constituency of Ondo State, is among the first batch of 28 ministerial nominees whose names were read out by Senate President Godswill Akpabio Read More

Deputy Speaker appoints THISDAY Reporter, Udora Orizu, as media aide

August 2, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ben Kalu, has appointed THISDAY Correspondent, Udora Orizu, as Special Assistant on Press Affairs. In the letter of appointment dated July 25, 2023, Kalu said the appointment takes immediate effect. Miss Orizu, who is experienced in political and parliamentary reporting, was until her appointment a Correspondent with THISDAY Newspapers, covering the Read More

Breaking: Protesting Organised Labour members pull down gate, force way into NASS complex

August 2, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

The protesting members of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) have broken down the gate leading to the National Assembly Complex. The Organised Labour who are protesting against the “anti-people” forced their way into the premises of the Assembly complex shortly after breaking down the first gate on Wednesday. The protesters subsequently moved to the second gate of the assembly complex. Read More

Centre scores Abbas, House leadership high on synergy

July 15, 2023 Lekan Olaseinde 0

The Centre for Legislative Advocacy and Promotion (CLAP) has ranked the leadership of the 10th House of Representatives high in synergy. In a statement signed by its Executive Director, Dr Samuel Amuta, the Centre said the Green Chamber under the leadership of Rt Hon Tajudeen Abbas is totally focused on its constitutional mandate. Amuta said the Centre came to this Read More

Tinubu writes NASS, seeks N500bn for palliatives

July 12, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has taken steps to cushion the effect of subsidy removal on Nigerians. The president seek for the amendment to the 2022 supplementary appropriation Act to allow the Federal Government source N500 billion for palliative to cushion the effect of subsidy removal. The President in his letter to House of Representatives on Wednesday said the money will Read More

Ugochinyere passes vote of confidence on 10th NASS

July 10, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A member of the House of Representatives representing Ideato North/South federal constituency of Imo State, Hon. Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere Ikeagwuonu, has accused Imo State Governor and chairman of Progressives Governors’ Forum (PGF), Hope Uzodimma, of being the brain behind APC national chairman, Abdullahi Adamu’s rejection of National Assembly’s principal officers as announced by Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, and House Speaker, Read More

Kalu’s legal background ‘ll help Abbas, 10th NASS’ constitution reforms, – Groups

June 28, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Two organisations, Lawyers in Defence of Human Rights, and National Assembly Support Group, have said the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Benjamin Kalu’s legal experience will help Speaker Tajudeen Abbas and the 10th National Assembly’s constitution reforms exercise. The groups in a joint statement signed by their leaders, Obinna Nwabueze, Sebastian Anumege, F.C Jones and Surveyor Durukweaku, Read More

Breaking: Lawan, southeast Senators-elect dump Yari, back Akpabio hours to 10th NASS inauguration

June 12, 2023 Taiye Odewale, Abuja 0

Hours to inauguration of the 10th National Assembly and election of its principal officers, the aspiration of Senator Godswill Akpabio for presidency of the Senate got boosted Monday with total endorsement by the entire 15 Senators – elect from South East. Endorsement of Akpabio by the South East Senators-elect collapses aspirations of Senators Orji Uzor Kalu and Osita Izunaso for Read More

Breaking: 2 top speaker aspirants surrender for Abbas before 10th NASS inauguration

June 11, 2023 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Two top aspirants for the speakership position of the 10th House of Representatives, Aliyu Betara and Yusuf Gagdi, have withdrawn their candidacy in favor of Tajudeen Abbas, the preferred candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC). This decision was disclosed following a meeting with President Bola Tinubu and Vice-President Kashim Shettima on Sunday June 11, 2023. APC had officially nominated Read More

Dear G7 of NASS speakership aspirants

The election day of the speakership of the 10th Assembly is close and campaign season is coming to an end.Congratulations on merging yourselves as G7. Enjoy the moment, but understand that as a group, you have to turn your attention to nominate one of your members as aspirant. It is an enormous task. With that in mind, please accept this Read More