Senators plan probe of National Assembly invasion
Chairman, Senate Committee on Navy, Isa Hamma Misau and his counterpart in Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Institutions, Rafiu Ibrahim, yesterday said they would jointly sponsor a motion to urge the Federal Government to immediately set up a judicial commission of enquiry to probe the recent invasion of the National Assembly Complex by masked operatives…
National Assembly fails to resolve 2019 election budget conflict
The National Assembly’s joint committees on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have failed to resolve discrepancies in the 2019 election budget.
As another storm breaks
This piece is a dialogue with Nigerian Leftists – and all those who feel they share essential attributes with Leftists (socialists and pro-people radical democrats) but for one reason or another, reject the “label” Leftists. The dialogue is driven by current political happenings and is here presented in form of notes, observations and propositions. Early…
Presidency urges National Assembly to concentrate on issues of national interest
The Presidency yesterday urged the National Assembly to dwell more on issues of national interest rather that engage in the subterfuge and drama being played out in the nation’s parliament.
Experts advocate public-private partnerships for nation branding
In view of recent developments and their dramatic political import for the country, it would appear that those saddled with leadership positions have thrown caution to the wind. The recent incident at the National Assembly clearly ridicules the country before the international community.
Acquittal: Senator Ugbane asks NASS to update website
Senator Nicholas Ugbane, who represented Kogi East in the 5th and 6th National Assembly, has urged the federal legislature to update its website to reflect the decisions of two separate courts sitting in Abuja that discharged him of allegations of corruption in two cases. In a statement, yesterday, by his media assistant, Abel Ada-Musa, the…
APC, PDP in race for numbers at National Assembly
Amid claims and counter-claims by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), over which has the majority in the National Assembly, intense underground maneuvering and lobbying are ongoing, with a view to swinging the pendulum.
2019: Nigerians decry gale of defections
Apparently worried by the gale of defections rocking the polity, especially between the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC) members in the National Assembly as 2019 elections draw near, Nigerians have condemned the action, describing it as selfish agenda of the politicians that would do Nigerians no good.
Ex-governors the problem of the Nigerian Senate - Donald Duke
A former governor of Cross River State has said the Nigerian Senate may not be peaceful until former state governors stop becoming lawmakers after leading their states. Donald Duke, also in the running for the Nigerian presidency, said the Nigerian Senate has become a "retirement home" for the former governors. "The Senate won’t find peace…
National Assembly to reconvene next Tuesday - Deputy Speaker
The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yussuff Lasun Thursday said that the Nigerian federal lawmakers will reconvene on Tuesday, August 14. This is coming after president Muhammadu Buhari’s aide on National Assembly matters Ita Enang earlier in the week urged federal lawmakers to cut short the annual recess in order to attend to…
APC justifies DSS action, Saraki, others urge probe
Short of withdrawing its earlier statement condemning the invasion of the National Assembly by the Department of State Services (DSS), the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday backed the action, saying it was aimed at frustrating an alleged plot by Senate President Bukola Saraki to stir violence as a ploy to stop his impeachment