• Shock as Senior Legislative Aide Slump and Dies at National Assembly entrance

    Shock as Senior Legislative Aide Slump and Dies at National Assembly entrance

    A Senior Legislative Assistant (SLA) serving with a lawmaker in the National Assembly, Abubakar Sani Mashi, has died Monday morning after slumping at the entrance to the White House section of the National Assembly.

    NASS Ambulance service had rushed to assist the legislative aide after falling down but he was said to have died before any assistance could be offered.

    Witnesses said a vehicle which dropped off the deceased at the back entrance to the White House building had not even leave […]

  • Nigerian Peace Corps hails National Assembly, urges Buhari to assent Bill

    Nigerian Peace Corps hails National Assembly, urges Buhari to assent Bill

    According to reports, the National Commandant of the Nigerian Peace Corps, Dr Dickson Akoh on Thursday commended National Assembly over the passage of the Bill for an Act to establish the agency.

    The Senate had on Thursday read the Bill for the third time and finally passed it, in concurrence with the House of Representatives which had passed same earlier in the year.

    Addressing Journalists shortly after the passage on Thursday, Akoh appreciated Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki; Speaker Yakubu Dogara and […]

  • National Assembly tasked on passage of Competition and Consumer Protection Bill

    National Assembly tasked on passage of Competition and Consumer Protection Bill

    According to reports, the National Assembly has been urged to expedite action on the passage of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Bill, which is currently before it.

    In a communique issued recently by the Private Sector Coalition on the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Bill at the end of a one-day meeting in Lagos, the group noted the Competition Bill is awaiting its third reading in the House of Representatives and has passed its second reading in the Senate.

    It noted […]

  • National Assembly to complete constitutional amendment early 2017, says Saraki

    National Assembly to complete constitutional amendment early 2017, says Saraki

    Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki has said that the on-going process of amending the 1999 Constitution being undertaken by the 8th National Assembly would be completed early next year.

    Dr. Saraki spoke Wednesday when the National Executive of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), led by its President, Abubakar Balarabe Mahmud (SAN), visited him at the National Assembly, Abuja.

    According to the Senate President, “on the issue of Constitution Amendment, we started very early on this because we know it can be a […]

  • Jibrin’s constituents sue Dogara, National Assembly over suspension

    Jibrin’s constituents sue Dogara, National Assembly over suspension

    Aggrieved by the suspension of their representative, Abdulmumin Jibrin Kofa, from the House of Representatives, electorates of Bebeji/Kiru federal constituency, have taken the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, House of Representatives and the House Clerk to court.

    Jibrin was suspended from the lower federal legislature for 180 days for his role in the alleged padding of the 2016 budget.

    Counsel to the aggrieved party, Barrister Bashir Muhammad Muqaddam, briefed journalists, yesterday, in Kano, after filing the case at the Federal High Court, Court 2.

    Muqaddam […]

  • Budget padding: Jibrin is confused, destructive to National Assembly – Galambi

    Budget padding: Jibrin is confused, destructive to National Assembly – Galambi

    A former member of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Yusuf Shittu Galambi, has advised members of the House of Representatives and general public not to be deterred by the accusations and character assassinations by the former chairman of the House of Representatives Commitee on Appropriation, Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin, on the role of Speaker Yakubu Dogara and other principal officers of the House accused of budget padding and other matters in the National Assembly.

    He said, from the outset Jibril is more […]

  • ‘National Assembly amendment of CCB, CCT Act will fail’

    ‘National Assembly amendment of CCB, CCT Act will fail’

    According to reports, the Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Professor Itse Sagay, SAN, and the immediate past Director-General of Nigerian Law School, Professor Tahir Mamman, SAN, have flayed the National Assembly for removing the control of the Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB, and Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, from the executive, saying the plan will fail.

    According to the two SANs, the action of NASS is informed by the ongoing travails of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, at the […]

  • FG renames PIB as PRB, submits draft bill to National Assembly soon

    FG renames PIB as PRB, submits draft bill to National Assembly soon

    According to reports, the Federal Government may have renamed the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) as Petroleum Reform Bill (PRB). The draft bill is expected to be submitted to the National Assembly in the next few weeks.

    Speaking yesterday in Abuja at the Nigeria Gas Association (NGA) 10th international conference and exhibition, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, consistently referred to the PIB as PRB.

    According to Kachikwu, “On the Petroleum Reform Bill, we are in the process of […]

  • Budget: Buhari writes National Assembly to borrow $29.96bn external loan

    Budget: Buhari writes National Assembly to borrow $29.96bn external loan

    President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday forwarded a request to the National Assembly to approve external borrowing plan of $29.960 billion to execute key infrastructural projects across the country between 2016 and 2018.

    The president also requested for virement of N180.8 billion in the 2016 budget for provision of needed votes for some critical sectors across the 36 states of the federation and the FCT.

    Buhari made the requests in two separate letters to the President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, and […]

  • Shi’ites Commence 3-day Protest At National Assembly Gate

    Shi’ites Commence 3-day Protest At National Assembly Gate

    According to reports, the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shi’ites yesterday commenced a three day protest at the gate of the National Assembly, demanding the immediate and unconditional release of their leader, Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.

     

    The group under the aegis of Save Zakzaky’s Life Group (SZLG) who are mostly youth, held procession at the Federal Secretariat, and Eagle Square for several hours before moving to the gate of the National Assembly.

    They were closely monitored during the protest by […]

  • National Assembly invites Buhari to address legislature on economy

    National Assembly invites Buhari to address legislature on economy

    According to reports, the National Assembly has passed a motion to invite President Muhammadu Buhari to address the legislature on efforts being made by his administration to tackle the economic recession.

    The Senate on Thursday passed the motion in concurrence with the House of Representatives, which had earlier on September 22, 2016 resolved to constitute an ad hoc committee to liaise with the Upper Chamber, with a view to inviting the President to brief a joint session of the National Assembly […]