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15 Mar 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari’s veto of the Electoral Act Amendment Bill might not have long to fly, as the Senate steps up moves to override it .
14 Mar 2018
The Senate is worried that most international treaties and conventions entered by the Federal Government over the years do not have the force of law.The upper chamber yesterday said the action was contrary to the provision of the law and insisted, “ no treaty between the Federal Government and any country shall have the force of law.....
9 Mar 2018
A member of the House of Representatives from Akure South/North Federal Constituency of Ondo State, Afe Olowookere, has declared that the National Assembly has constitutional power to reorder the 2019 general election sequence.  Speaking while being presented with a commendation letter by the Correspondents’ Chapel of the Ondo State branch of Nigeria Union of Journalists…
6 Mar 2018
Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has charged Nigerians living outside the country to be more active in the advocacy and lobbying for diaspora voting. He said this would make it easy for the National Assembly to get the needed popular support from Nigerians in carrying out an amendment to the constitution to give Nigerians in…
6 Mar 2018
The attempt to re-order the 2019 general elections by the National Assembly is generating controversy such that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and other interested Nigerians are kicking against the move. In this interview with JOSEPH ONYEKWERE, Lagos lawyer, Dayo Ogunjebe says it is within the powers of the National Assembly to re-order the…
28 Feb 2018
One of Nigeria’s foremost legal practitioners, Mr. Femi Falana, SAN has recently published an opinion on the needless controversy over one (1) out of the forty five (45) clauses in the proposed amendment to the extant Electoral Act (see Vanguard Newspaper of Friday 23rd February, 2018). The main thrust of the clause is to amend…
20 Feb 2018
Tougher times await Nigerians following the threat last week to shut-out 63 parastatals and government corporations from accessing funds from the 2018 budget over alleged refusal to appear before the relevant committees of the National Assembly to explain how they spent 2017 budget as well as defend the 2018....
19 Feb 2018
Shareholders’ in the nation’s capital market at the weekend renewed their call for the National Assembly (NAS) to expunge the clause (statues bar) on the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA), which prohibits shareholders from claiming dividend after 12 years. The shareholders, who expressed regrets on the increasing level of unclaimed dividend in the market,…
13 Feb 2018
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…
8 Feb 2018
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.
8 Feb 2018
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.
7 Feb 2018
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…

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Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP), Federal Capital Territory (FCT) chapter has bemoaned influx of land grabbers in the nation’s headquarters, saying their activities are disrupting genuine developmental efforts.
26 mins ago
Labour Party (LP) House of Representatives candidate for Amuwo Odofin, George Adegeye, has promised selfless and qualitative representation, if elected into the National Assembly.
27 mins ago
The February 25 presidential election looks likely to head to a runoff with Peter Obi of the Labour Party, and either Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) or Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), according to a latest poll conducted across the countryby Nextier, a public policy think tank .
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Bacardi in Nigeria, a subsidiary of Bacardi Limited is partnering with a non-profit organisation - HACEY to plant more than 300 trees in Lagos and its environs. The goal of the new programme is to preserve earth’s natural assets and build awareness on how Nigerians can play a key role in building a more sustainable…
30 mins ago
Despite election fears and other economic challenges confronting the nation's economy, the anticipation of improved corporate earnings and accompanying dividend declarations lifted investors’ fortune by 2.95 per cent.