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25 Jul 2019
There was pandemonium at Ondo State House of Assembly as snakes chased lawmakers out of the building and the ceilings eventually caved in during the "plenary session. The snake incident happened on Wednesday during the Yoruba sitting, preventing the legislators from embarking on the session as everyone scampered for safety. According to a source within…
25 Jul 2019
The Managing Director, Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), Ahmed Kuru, has disclosed that political officeholders including ministers and lawmakers (names withheld), are among the 350 Obligors that account for over 80 percent of the N5.5 trillion debts it inherited as a result of non-performing loans (NPLs) in the country.
19 Jul 2019
Cross State Governor Ben Ayade is on warpath with the House of Assembly and some communities in the state over alleged land grab. The state government recently set up a committee to acquire 9,000 hectares of land across the three senatorial districts of the state for agriculture, which some persons in the state suspected maybe plan to embrace the federal government’s suspended Rural Grazing Area (RUGA) programme.
28 Jun 2019
Contrary to general optimism among Nigerians, President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet may not be constituted before October, especially with the threat by federal lawmakers to keep away from the National Assembly until their allowances are paid. The Guardian learnt that two weeks after the inauguration of the Senate and House of Representatives, the National Assembly’s commission…
25 Jun 2019
Too often in our nation’s history of the conduct of legislators both at the national and state levels, it seems that the elected members almost immediately abandon the sacredness of their mandate even before they commence business in what is supposed to be the “hallowed chambers.” One is at great pains to suggest that a…
19 Jun 2019
The crisis rocking Edo State House of Assembly got messier yesterday evening, as thugs attacked some members in a hotel at the state capital. The attack on 15 lawmakers, including Mr. Seidu Oshiomhole (Etsako West II), younger brother to former Governor Adams Oshiomhole, who is national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), left some…
4 Jun 2019
All 44 senators and the 118 members of the House of Representatives elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have begun a marathon meeting on the leadership of the incoming Ninth National Assembly.
17 May 2019
Britain's Labour opposition pulled the plug Friday on six weeks of Brexit compromise talks with Prime Minister Theresa May, blaming her evaporating authority as her premiership nears its death throes. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said the gaps between them could not be bridged -- and he had no confidence that her successor would stick…
12 May 2019
Prior to the current torrent of lachrymose lamentations in the House of Representatives, many Nigerians had expressed the view that until politics and political correctness is divorced from issues surrounding the insurgency and insecurity is various parts of Northern Nigeria, the truth would not be established or any seriousness attached to the search for solution.…
6 May 2019
The Not-Too-Young-To-Run Movement' is to host no fewer than 300 young elected legislators in the National and State Houses of Assembly on May 7 and May 8, 2019 in Abuja. With the theme: Leadership, Power and Politics, the meeting is designed to inspire, empower and expose newly elected lawmakers in the 2019 general elections to…
29 Apr 2019
A crisis is brewing in Bayelsa State over a bill passed by the House of Assembly approving life pension for all past and current members of the legislature. It was learnt that stakeholders in the state, including civil society organisations and political parties are preparing to protest. The House of Assembly had triggered anger last…
26 Apr 2019
The National Assembly may sanction indicted lawmakers next week over the invasion of the Senate chambers and snatching of its mace last year. The invasion of the Senate chambers on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, caught every lawmaker unawares and threw them into panic particularly with regards to the fact that the invasion happened in spite…

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