For National Assembly, a youthful legacy beckons
In the last two decades, the last three years has gone down in annals of Nigeria’s politics as the epochal period whereby the young populations in Nigeria got a heavy dose of attention from the topmost echelons of the national parliament. The combination of two young Nigerians as the President of the Senate in the…
Police to deploy 1,500 officers for Katsina rerun poll
The Nigeria Police have said it would deploy no fewer than 1,500 officers and men for Saturday’s National Assembly rerun election for the Mashi/Dutsi House of Representatives seat in Katsina State.
Doctors want National Assembly to pass bill establishing NCDC
In a bid to stop the high mortality and morbidity of Lassa fever and other infectious epidemic diseases in the country, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has called on the National Assembly to pass the bill establishing the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) as a matter of urgency.
Presidential poll holds last as National Assembly panel okays report
The National Assembly’s Conference Committee on the amendment of the Electoral Act has approved that the presidential election will be conducted last in 2019. After subjecting the re-ordering clause in the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill to vote, the conference committee placed the National Assembly election first. It is to be followed by the governorship and…
BPP, National Assembly berate MDAs’ poor compliance with procurement act
The Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) and the National Assembly have berated Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) on the poor compliance with the Public Procurement Act of 2007.
Civil servants urge National Assembly to reject plans to deregulate workers’ wage
The Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Assembly to reject the recommendation by the Committee on True Federalism that wage and other labour-related matters should be removed from Exclusive Legislative List to the Concurrent List.
‘Life pension for governors, deputies an aberration’
The essence of pension is to cater for people who have served meritoriously and to discourage the attitude of people who want to keep things aside for eventualities in case one is out of office and money is no longer available.
New law seeks penalties for non-implementation of budget
The National Assembly is processing a fresh legislation, with stiff penalties, including impeachment for non-implementation of national budgets. The bill, which is being given expeditious consideration, also provides specific timeline for the preparation, consideration and enactment of national budgets, emanated from reports of the National Institute for Legislative Studies (NILS) after series of engagements with…
Court grants leave for trial of lawmakers over budget padding
A Federal High Court, Lagos has granted a request by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) to seek an order to compel prosecution of some principal officers of the National Assembly over alleged padding and stealing of N481billion from the 2016 budget.
Treatment of gunshot victims
The signing into law of the bill that empowers medical personnel to treat gunshot victims without waiting for police report has given legal backing to the persistent calls for higher premium to be placed on life than hitherto done.
Beyond window-dressing probes, knee-jerk reactions, National Assembly owes Nigerians explanations on Baru-gate and fuel shortages
The Senate has served notice to hold a public hearing on January 4, 2018 on the acute scarcity of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), which inflicted untold hardship...