Avoiding repeat of tainted national legislature as ninth Senate opens
Today, Nigeria’s federal bi-cameral legislature, the National Assembly, begins another parliamentary journey 20 years after the country’s return...
Coalition urges Dogara to go for second term
A Coalition of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) support groups in Bauchi State has called on outgoing Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara to contest for a second term as Speaker.
8th House of Representatives adjourns indefinitely
The 8th House of Representatives has ended its tenure after four years in office and has adjourned indefinitely in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution. This was sequel to a unanimous adoption of a motion by the Majority Leader of the House, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos) at the end of the valedictory session on…
Why we disagree with you, National Assembly tells president
Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara yesterday reaffirmed the independence of the National Assembly, saying the legislature will not be a rubberstamp of the executive arm of government.
FRC, Reps committee partner on digitised reporting for transparency
The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) of Nigeria is in partnership with the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the House of Representatives...
National Assembly bows to pressure, drops media restrictions
As stakeholders in the media industry protest against the stringent conditions for covering activities of the National Assembly, the management has withdrawn the controversial accreditation guidelines.
Reps move to dismantle dichotomy between degree, HND holders
The House of Representatives yesterday passed a bill aimed at halting the dichotomy between Higher National Diploma (HND) and degree holders in the country.
Imo speakership race and making of a ‘Saraki’
Just like President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015 when he stayed aloof and allowed Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara to hijack the 8th National Assembly, Imo State governor-elect, Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic party (PDP), advertently or inadvertently, may be toeing the path of crowning another ‘Saraki’ in the Eastern Heartland. There is a likelihood…
Govs back state’s legislature, judiciary financial autonomy
Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) have thrown their weight behind the implementation of financial autonomy...
Reps allege non-remittance of $996m to TSA by banks
The House of Representatives yesterday alleged that the sum of $995.71 million was yet to be remitted to the treasury single account (TSA) by deposit money banks (DMBs) in defiance of the Federal Government’s directive.
Dogara decries godfatherism in Nigeria’s politics, cautions young lawmakers
Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has decried the influence of godfathers in Nigeria’s politics. Speaking in Abuja yesterday at a conference organised by the #NotTooYoungToRun Movement and YIAGA Africa for young lawmakers at both the national and state levels, he said it behoves up-and-coming politicians to free themselves from the negative influence of godfathers…