Category Archives: National Assembly

Senators furious over Nigerian Army Chief Buratai’s absence at public hearing

Members of the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions were on Wednesday infuriated by the refusal of the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, to honour the invitation of the committee. Full story


Posted by Amaka, 5 October 2017


Restructuring: Reps vow not to surrender power

The battle for restructuring took another shape yesterday, with lawmakers insisting that the task is within their power. In fact, House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara said they would not surrender their power to make laws, including one that will pave the way for the restructuring of the country. Full story


Posted by Amaka, 27 September 2017

After Two-Month Recess, Nigerian Senate Promises To Prioritize PIB, Social Justice Bill, Others

The PIB has been in the National Assembly for over a decade. The bill, meant to completely redefine and regulate the petroleum sector, has faced stiff opposition from international oil firms as well as along ethnic lines. Full story


Posted by Amaka, 27 September 2017

Reps Seek Review, Expansion of Laws to Manage Pollution in Niger Delta

The House of Representatives yesterday pushed for a review of the laws regulating oil spillage in the Niger Delta and other oil producing areas.The bill to amend the NOSDRA Act, 2006 was brought to the House by the Chairman, House Committee on Environment and Habitat, Obinna Chidoka. Full story


Posted by Amaka, 24 July 2017

Nigeria: Senate orders committee to start treating petitions on corruption

The Senate has expanded the responsibilities of one its Committees to include taking petitions from members of the public on allegations of corrupt practices in any government establishment across the country. Full story


Posted by Hussaini Ali June 20, 2017

Reps query CBN, ministry over illegal payment of $163.7 million

The House of Representatives Committee on Public Procurement yesterday queried the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) over the payment of $163.7 million to pre-shipment inspection agents (PIAs) involved in the monitoring of crude oil and gas exports from Nigeria from 2009 to 2014 without the approval of the National Assembly. Full story


Posted by Hussaini Ali May 17, 2017

Senate receives 2017 budget report

National Assembly may pass N7.441 trillion Appropriation Bill tomorrow. The Senate yesterday said it would begin clause-by-clause consideration of the 2017 Appropriation Bill and may pass it tomorrow. Full story


Posted by Hussaini Ali May 10, 2017