Category Archives: National Assembly

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

Source: http://www.allafrica.com

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

Source: http://www.worldstagegroup.com/worldstagenew/index.php?active=news&newscid=36763&catid=2

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

Source: http://guardian.ng/news/reps-query-cbn-ministry-over-illegal-payment-of-163-7-million/?utm_source=Guardian+Newsletter&utm_campaign=86c7406bba-Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b799d7d8ad-86c7406bba-99238021

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

Source: http://guardian.ng/news/senate-receives-2017-budget-report/?utm_source=Guardian+Newsletter&utm_campaign=7fc3bbd07e-Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b799d7d8ad-7fc3bbd07e-99238021

Posted by Hussaini Ali May 10, 2017

Senate chides Buhari for calling VP ‘coordinator’

The Senate yesterday declared that Professor Yemi Osinbajo should function as Acting President pending the return of President Muhammadu Buhari from medical vacation. The upper legislative chamber insisted that it would fully adopt and apply Section 145 of the constitution, which clearly spells out what should happen when the president proceeds on vacation. Full story

Source: http://guardian.ng/news/senate-chides-buhari-for-calling-vp-coordinator/?utm_source=Guardian+Newsletter&utm_campaign=7fc3bbd07e-Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b799d7d8ad-7fc3bbd07e-99238021

Posted by Hussaini Ali May 10, 2017

NASS may invoke constitution over Buhari’s health status

Some National Assembly members may attempt to call for the invocation of section 144 (1) of the 1999 Constitution aimed at ascertaining the health status of president Muhammadu Buhari. Full story

Source: http://guardian.ng/politics/nass-may-invoke-constitution-over-buharis-health-status/?utm_source=Guardian%20Newsletter&utm_campaign=ed6da7e0e2-Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b799d7d8ad-ed6da7e0e2-99238021

Posted by Hussaini Ali May 8, 2017

On Magu’s quandary, these are the salient questions

Following the Senate’s decision to decline the confirmation of Ibrahim Magu as EFCC Chairman, learned Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, has theorised that the Senate’s approval could in fact, be dispensed with. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, a professor of Law and also Senior Advocate of Nigeria, has aligned himself with the argument. Full story

Source: https://guardian.ng/features/on-magus-quandary-these-are-the-salient-questions/

Posted by Hussaini Ali April 25, 2017