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28 Jul 2017
On Wednesday, 87 Nigerian senators passed a bill that lowered the age requirement for seeking the highest political offices in the country.
27 Jul 2017
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has urged the National Assembly to make stringent laws to check the incessant cases of kidnapping nationwide. He noted that the nefarious act was thriving because of lack of a tighter legislation.
26 Jul 2017
The issue became so contentious that the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, severally intervened to calm frayed nerves as he declared that the leadership of the National Assembly had not taken any position on any proposal.
26 Jul 2017
Oddly enough, the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic (as amended) usurps the National Assembly in the originating process of the declaration of the permanent incapacity of presidents and vice-president of the country.
24 Jul 2017
A group of prominent Nigerians comprising politicians, lawyers, administrators and businessmen has charged the National Assembly to do the needful by investigating the health condition of President Muhammadu Buhari with a view to determining his suitability to remain in office.
24 Jul 2017
Wife of a former legislative aide in the National Assembly, Mrs. Esther Nkim, has petitioned the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), Zone 6 accusing the police of deliberate killing of her husband, Mr. Emmanuel Nkim.
23 Jul 2017
Section 147, in which the constitution provides for the appointment of ministers was altered to provide that once the president takes Oath of Office, he has only 30 days within which to appoint his ministers.
20 Jul 2017
The attacks on the legislature gained a fresh unprecedented impetus at the inception of the Eight National Assembly with allegations of forgery, court cases and character defamation targeted at the leadership and select members.
18 Jul 2017
The National Assembly and the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) have signed a $1.3 million project grant agreement for the National Institute of Legislative Studies (NILS) to enhance the lawmakers’ capacity in the West African Sub-region.
18 Jul 2017
This question is prompted by certain provisions of the Child Rights Act 2003, which require a High Court to sit with assessors when hearing matters involving children. I believe that to the extent that the 1999 Constitution provides that a High Court shall be duly constituted if it consists of at least a judge of…
12 Jul 2017
The Ijaw Youth Congress (IYC) has threatened to occupy the National Assembly if it fails to halt the alleged harassment of former President Goodluck Jonathan.In a statement yesterday in Asaba, Delta State by its president, Oweilaemi Perestubor,...
9 Jul 2017
The worsening face-off between the executive and the National Assembly (NASS) is generating symptoms of intense hostility, as the NASS leadership, The Guardian understands, has perfected plan to override the veto of acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on some bills,....

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