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.
National Assembly to support local government autonomy
Speaker House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, on Tuesday in Abuja said the National Assembly was committed to ensuring that local government administration in the country got autonomy.
Civil society organisations urge FG, National Assembly to hasten passage of PIB
A Coalotion of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) has called on the Federal Government and the National Assembly to close ranks and expedite the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) to provide clarity and certainty that would attract the needed investment in the sector.
Coalition urges National Assembly to probe alleged ceding of waterways to Israeli firm
A coalition of civil society groups has urged the National Assembly to probe the ceding of Nigerian coastal waterways to an Israeli firm.
Problem with the legal profession regulation bill
In my opinion, the Legal Profession Bill is bad law as it is, and should be overhauled to reflect the needs of today’s young lawyers- a consistently teeming population, and not just feed the egos of a few.
National Assembly investigates 26 girls’ death in Spanish warship
The National Assembly has resolved to investigate the death of 26 young Nigerian girls found in a Spanish warship on the Mediterranean en route Italy.The decision was taken yesterday in the Senate following a motion titled “Death of 26 young Nigerian girls en route Italy.....
Threat to 2018 budget thickens in National Assembly
Less than 24 hours to President Muhammadu Buhari’s planned presentation of the 2018 budget estimates to the joint session of the National Assembly, lawmakers have intensified their opposition to the exercise.
Civil servants urge National Assembly to ensure early release of salary arrears, pensions of workers
The Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) has urged the National Assembly to drop the idea of querying the legality of the bailout funds to the state governments but rather join hands with the federal government, the trade union movement....