Category Archives: National Assembly

Senate warns against misinterpretation of laws

Disturbed by the ruling of a Federal High Court, which restrained it from taking further action on the contentious Electoral Act Amendment Bill 2018, the Senate yesterday warned against misinterpretation of the country’s laws. Full story

Source: https://guardian.ng/news/senate-warns-against-misinterpretation-of-laws/

Posted by Hussaini Ali

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Senate faults court order, asks CJN to caution judicial officers

The National Assembly has rejected all the arguments President Muhammadu Buhari gave for withholding assent to the Electoral Act Amendment Bill 2018.It based its position on a report submitted by its legal department. Full story

Source: http://guardian.ng/news/senate-faults-court-order-asks-cjn-to-caution-judicial-officers/?utm_source=Guardian+Newsletter&utm_campaign=9d1bf64f33-Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b799d7d8ad-9d1bf64f33-99238021

Posted by Hussaini Ali March 16, 2018

It is within the powers of National Assembly to reorder elections’

The attempt to re-order the 2019 general elections by the National Assembly is generating controversy such that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and other interested Nigerians are kicking against the move. In this interview with JOSEPH ONYEKWERE, Lagos lawyer, Dayo Ogunjebe says it is within the powers of the National Assembly to re-order the elections. He also spoke on human rights record of the federal government as well as other judical issues. Full story

Source: http://guardian.ng/features/it-is-within-the-powers-of-national-assembly-to-reorder-elections/

Posted by Hussaini Ali March 6, 2018

Nigerian women ‘indigeneship’ bill gets second reading in House

The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed through second reading, a bill for an act to amend the Federal Character Commission Act to allow married women chose which indigeneship they want. Full story

Source: https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/more-news/257215-nigerian-women-indigeneship-bill-gets-second-reading-house.html

Posted by Hussaini Ali February 1, 2018

Court grants leave for trial of lawmakers over budget padding

A Federal High Court, Lagos has granted a request by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) to seek an order to compel prosecution of some principal officers of the National Assembly over alleged padding and stealing of N481billion from the 2016 budget. Full story

Source: http://guardian.ng/news/court-grants-leave-for-trial-of-lawmakers-over-budget-padding/?utm_source=Guardian+Newsletter&utm_campaign=bfeb6302ad-Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b799d7d8ad-bfeb6302ad-99238021

Posted by Hussaini Ali January 15, 2018

Uproar as Senate debates 2018 budget proposal

Debate on the general principles of the 2018 budget proposal began on a heated note at the Senate yesterday, with some members describing the fiscal document as “unrealistic, ” “fictional” and “imaginary.”Many senators who contributed to the debate across party lines declared that the N11 trillion collectible revenue proposed could not be met and called for increase in oil price benchmark from $45 to $50 per barrel. Full story

Source: http://guardian.ng/news/uproar-as-senate-debates-2018-budget-proposal/?utm_source=Guardian+Newsletter&utm_campaign=ee709ac9f5-Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b799d7d8ad-ee709ac9f5-99238021

Posted by Hussaini Ali November 29, 2017

Reps Pass Climate Change Bill

The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill to provide a legal framework for mainstreaming of climate change responses and actions into government policy formulation and implementation. Full story

Source: www.pmnewsnigeria.com

Posted by Amaka, 9 November 2017