9th National Assembly
Supreme Court, INEC brains behind electoral act amendment, says DSP Ovie Omo-Agege
Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege, who is also the Chairman of Constitution Review Committee, has said that the 9th Senate’s ongoing efforts at amending the Electoral Act were prompted by the Supreme Court
Quality representation is possible in Idemili
It is fair to argue that his stay in the National Assembly was quite momentous. In less than five months he had sponsored motions that touched on the economic life of Nigerians and made an effort to drive them.
Na'Abba's disclosure versus public perception of ninth National Assembly
The recent disclosure of the former Speaker, Ghali Umah Na'abba, that the current Senate President Ahmed Lawan actually championed the botched impeachment of former President Olusegun Obasanjo might have set the stage for further debate on the perception that the 9th National Assembly is a rubber stamp of the executive after all.
NASS mulls implementation of local content in engineering projects, says Lawan
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has indicated that the 9th National Assembly might take up the issue of local content with the executive arm to ensure that Nigerian engineers take charge of all engineering projects in the country.
Buhari sends 43-man ministerial list to Senate
The Nigerian Senate Tuesday said it has received the list of nominees expected to form President Muhammadu Buhari's cabinet, almost two months after he was sworn for a second term. "President of the Senate, Distinguished Senator Ahmad Lawan has announced receiving the list of ministerial nominees for confirmation from President Muhammadu Buhari," Lawan spokesman to…
Will this assembly justify its existence?
As the 9th National Assembly is inaugurated, is there any hope that this time around, the lawmakers would work harder to earn the respect of Nigerians before their tenure expires? Or at least try to go beyond the modest gains of their immediate predecessor in terms of asserting the independence and autonomous status of the National…
Heavy security ahead of NASS leadership election
Security operatives have barred vehicles from entering into the National Assembly Complex ahead of today’s election of principal officers of both legislative chambers. All the entry points into the complex are manned by operatives of the Department of State Security (DSS) police and other security agencies. The SGF entry point close to the Complex that…
Ex-Enugu State governor, Nnamani restates loyalty to Ugwuanyi
Former Enugu State Governor, Chimaroke Nnamani, has expressed loyalty to the Governor of the state, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi. Nnamani, who is a Senator-elect, made this known in a statement on Sunday. The senator-elect said he remained grateful to Ugwuanyi for supporting him through his journey to the Senate. He said: “I am grateful to my governor…
APC hails Goje for withdrawing from Senate presidency race
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has commended Sen. Danjuma Goje for his decision to withdraw from the 9th Senate Presidency contest in support of the party’s endorsed candidate, Sen. Ahmad Lawan. The commendation is contained in a statement issued Thursday in Abuja by Malam Lanre Issa-Onilu, the party’s National Publicity Secretary. It also commended the…
APC can't stop me from contesting for deputy Senate president, says Kalu
Nigerian lawmaker Senator Orji Uzor Kalu Thursday said he will run for the office of deputy Senate president regardless of the All Progressives Congress (APC) stance. “Let me be honest with you even if the party ask me not to run," Kalu said on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme. "-I will run on the floor of the…
My Senate presidency ambition is in national interest, says Lawan
Nigerian lawmaker Senator Ahmed Lawan has said his ambition to be Senate president in the 9th National Assembly is with the intent of making a difference in the legislative arm of government for the citizens. "I want to go there to make a difference," Lawan said in an interview published in Daily Trust newspaper. "We…