9th National Assembly
As we recently marked the 61st anniversary of our nation’s independence, it seemed appropriate to do some introspection.
The passage of the 2021 Electoral Bill presents a historic moment to create electoral reform legacies by the Ninth National Assembly
11 Mar 2021
The three core roles and responsibilities of the legislature are defined. Representation is about individual legislators speaking and working in favour of their constituencies for government interventions through infrastructural development and other life-enhancing deliverables. Legislation involves making laws for peace, order and good governance. And then over-sight functions, technically called checks and balances, entail exercising…
16 Mar 2020
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
22 Jan 2020
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.
22 Dec 2019
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, says the 9th National Assembly is irrevocably committed to protecting the interests of the people
14 Oct 2019
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.
5 Oct 2019
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.
23 Jul 2019
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…
19 Jun 2019
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…
11 Jun 2019
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…
9 Jun 2019
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…