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Criminal charges: Court permits FG to serve Ekweremadu through NASS
Ike Ekweremadu Justice Binta Nyako NASS National News Nigeria

Criminal charges: Court permits FG to serve Ekweremadu through NASS

Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu The Federal High Court Abuja has granted the Federal Government permission to serve criminal charges on Deputy Senate President Ike EKweremadu through the Clerk of the National Assembly. Justice Binta Nyako gave the order on Wednesday following a complaint from the government’s counsel, Mr […]

NASS postpones resumption of plenary
M.A Sani-Omolori NASS National National Assembly News Nigeria

NASS postpones resumption of plenary

NASS The National Assembly has postponed resumption of plenary session earlier scheduled for Tuesday, 25th September to Tuesday 9th October due to the activities of the primaries of the political parties. According to a statement yesterday by the Clerk to the National Assembly, M.A Sani-Omolori, all distinguished senators and honourable […]

NASS adopts fourth version of Electoral Amendment Act
Electoral Amendment Act NASS National News Nigeria Sen. Suleiman Nazif

NASS adopts fourth version of Electoral Amendment Act

NASS The Senate and the House of the Representatives Joint Committee on Electoral Matters on Tuesday, adopted the fourth version of the 2018/2019 Electoral Amendment Act. The joint Committee Chairman, Sen. Suleiman Nazif (Bauchi North) gave the update on the outcome of the proposed amendment to Electoral bill at a […]

NASS joint committee reconvenes for amendment of Electoral Bill
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NASS joint committee reconvenes for amendment of Electoral Bill

National Assembly The National Assembly Joint Committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday reconvened to deliberate on the Electoral (Amendment) Bill 2018 for the fourth time. This is coming exactly two weeks after President Muhammadu Buhari, for the third time on Sept. 3, declined assent to the […]

2019: PDP readjusts dates for NASS, guber primaries
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2019: PDP readjusts dates for NASS, guber primaries

[FILE PHOTO] PDP leader, Uche Secondus The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has announced new dates for the sales of its nomination forms and primaries for State Houses of Assembly, National Assembly and Governorship elections in 2019. This was contained in a notice issued by the party’s National Organising Secretary, Rtd. […]

Presidency says Buhari not in confrontation with NASS over electoral act
2019 Elections INEC Malam Garba Shehu NASS National National Assembly News Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari

Presidency says Buhari not in confrontation with NASS over electoral act

NASS The Presidency says President Muhammadu Buhari is neither in confrontation with the parliament over his refusal to sign the amended Electoral Act Bill nor against the use of card readers in the forthcoming elections. The President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, who stated this […]

HURIWA seeks probe of NASS invasion
Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria HURIWA Miss Zainab Yusuf NASS National News Nigeria

HURIWA seeks probe of NASS invasion

Emmanuel Onwubiko, National Co-ordinator OF HURIWA A pro-democracy group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has urged the Federal Government to constitute an independent judicial commission of inquiry to probe the invasion of the National Assembly. HURIWA said the panel to be headed by a serving Justice of the […]

NASS open week: Bridging gap between legislature and the people
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NASS open week: Bridging gap between legislature and the people

National Assembly Not many people are conversant with the workings of the legislature, particularly the National Assembly. Pictures readily transmitted to citizens of the national legislature are those of heavy expenditure, and of late, confrontation with the executive. Whereas, the executive and judiciary have had longer years in service, as […]

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DSS operatives leave National Assembly complex

After barricading the entrance of the National Assembly Tuesday morning, the Department of State Services (DSS) operatives have departed the national assembly. The masked DSS operatives prevented lawmakers from entering the National Assembly complex as early as 7:00am claiming they were following ‘orders from above’. After several hours blocking the […]

APC lawmakers urge PDP to push for NASS reconvening
APC Femi Gbajabiamila Muhammadu Buhari‎ NASS National News Nigeria PDP

APC lawmakers urge PDP to push for NASS reconvening

House of Representatives All Progressives Congress (APC) members in House of Representatives have advised their Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) colleagues to push for reconvening from recess rather than blame President Muhammadu Buhari on issues. The members made the call on Tuesday, in a statement signed by the Leader of the […]

Budget crisis: Exposing N30b fraud forced my arrest, Abaribe alleges
Budget crisis Eyinnanya Abaribe fraud Metro NASS News Nigeria Senate Committee on Power

Budget crisis: Exposing N30b fraud forced my arrest, Abaribe alleges

DSS Fresh allegation of fraud in the 2018 budget amounting to about N30b, yesterday, emerged as Chairman of Senate Committee on Power, Eyinnanya Abaribe, alleged that the money was included in the budget document after the National Assembly (NASS) approved it. Abaribe, who was arrested and detained by the Department […]

Group lambasts South East NASS members over budget cut
Akanu Ibiam International Airport Chief Ugochukwu Okoro NASS National News Nigeria

Group lambasts South East NASS members over budget cut

A non-governmental organization, Igbo Canadian Community Association (ICCA/Umunna) has criticized southeast National Assembly members over the weak representation of Igbo projects in the 2018 Budget signed into law this week. In a statement issued yesterday, the President of the group, Chief Ugochukwu Okoro said that the budget allocation for the […]

NASS threatens Buhari with impeachment, gives 12-point condition
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NASS threatens Buhari with impeachment, gives 12-point condition

President Muhammadu Buhari<br /> The National Assembly on Tuesday, gave President Muhammadu Buhari 12-point condition to address urgently or face the invocation of its powers against him. This was the outcome of closed-door joint executive session of both chambers of the assembly in Abuja. President of the Senate, Dr Bukola […]

Why NASS retained ages for Senate, governors – Ekweremadu
Ike Ekweremadu NASS National News Nigeria Not too young to run

Why NASS retained ages for Senate, governors – Ekweremadu

Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has explained that the 35 years age qualification for the Senate was retained to correct the initial disparity in the 1999 Constitution between the age qualification for the Senate and that of the President, which used to be 40 years, […]