Category: The Legislative Blog

ToluNovember 25, 2016

[The Legislative Blog]: And the award for Worst Senator of the Year goes to…Dino Melaye

How can you throw such deserving title at Senator Dino Melaye? Senator of the Year award at the Senate Press ...

ToluNovember 23, 2016

[The Legislative Blog]: President Buhari’s MTEF document is no document – Senate members are still not convinced

Members of the Nigerian Senate had no good words for President Buhari’s MTEF and FSP documents at plenary today. The ...

ToluNovember 22, 2016

[The Legislative Blog]: We should applaud the Senate for rejecting CBN’s FOREX proposal

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele is obviously in a struggle to keep up with ...

ToluNovember 15, 2016

[The Legislative Blog]: Dear House of Reps members, thank you for buying “only” Peugeot cars

We’re not even here for the long talking today. The “exotic car purchase” by the House of Reps is one ...

ToluNovember 8, 2016

[The Legislative Blog]: Hon Jibrin premieres his anti-corruption international campaign in London

Suspended lawmaker, Hon Abdulmumin Jibrin declared via Twitter few hours ago, “I WILL NOT RETURN TO NIGERIA UNLESS MY SAFETY ...

ToluNovember 5, 2016

[The Legislative Blog]: What’s better than common sense? | Dino Melaye and Ben Murray-Bruce explain

Lets make something better than common sense A post shared by Dino Melaye (@dinomelaye) on Nov 4, 2016 at 2:10am ...

ToluOctober 27, 2016

[The Legislative Blog]: Let’s talk a bit about street begging now that the Senate is interested

“Sister, i’m going to Mushin and i lost my wallet. Can you please help me with 100 naira?” This is ...

ToluOctober 22, 2016

[The Legislative Blog]: Usman thinks Hon Jibrin has lost his political relevance…maybe we agree

Who is Usman? Another lawmaker? A minister? A government official? Usman is none of any of the options listed. Usman ...

ToluOctober 21, 2016

[The Legislative Blog]: The Nigerian Senate refuses to carry last on this tech stuff, hence Facebook Live

First it was e-voting days ago, we ignored it like “no be today, they’ll soon spoil it sef as per ...

ToluOctober 19, 2016

[The Legislative Blog]: These are the ways Senator Bukola Saraki wants us fight corruption

The National Assembly resumed plenary sessions for the week today and amidst the flurry of activities, Senate President Bukola Saraki ...

ToluOctober 18, 2016

[The Legislative Blog]: President Buhari, Hon Jibrin and the anti-corruption sham

Hon Abdulmumin Jibrin still gets media coverage. With every – no longer shocking – revelation, Nigeria’s foremost whistleblower still gets ...

ToluOctober 17, 2016

[The Legislative Blog]: A dose of common sense for Mr President

A dose in time will be just right! Common sense advocate, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce has a few words for ...

ToluOctober 13, 2016

[The Legislative Blog]: Can NASS please explain 3000 legislative aides?

Just when you’re trying to make sense of the events that happen in Nigeria’s political sphere on a daily basis, ...

ToluOctober 12, 2016

[The Legislative Blog]: Have you met the most dramatic House of Reps member?

If you haven’t come across the man in this video before now, let us introduce him to you. He is ...

ToluOctober 12, 2016

[The Legislative Blog]: All eyes on Senate’s investigation into diversion of IDP funds

Many Nigerians never seem to agree with committee set-ups by the government at all levels owing partly to lack of ...

ToluOctober 6, 2016

[The Legislative Blog]: If you see Dino drive by, holla at your boy!

A man has love for the beautiful things in life and a man will not let the economic recession stop ...

ToluOctober 4, 2016

[The Legislative Blog]: The Senate has done well with the proposed N300,000 donation to IDPs

Senator Baba Kaka Bashir Garbai representing Borno Central in the Upper Chamber moved the motion on the humanitarian crisis in ...

ToluOctober 1, 2016

[The Legislative Blog]: Democracy or “Magogocracy”? Nigeria’s leaders need to choose

In this thread, blogger and all round commentator, Japheth Omojuwa advises the Nigerian government to review its resolve to fight ...

ToluSeptember 28, 2016

[The Legislative Blog]: Is the House of Reps ready for Hon Jibrin’s verbal onslaught?

Hon Abdulmumin Jibrin has lost the battle. The House of Representatives today suspended Hon Jibrin representing Kiru/Bebeji Federal Constituency of ...

ToluSeptember 24, 2016

[The Legislative Blog]: Senator Joshua Dariye’s journey to “sainthood” at the APC

Yesterday, amidst the lengthy debate about Senate plans at the Upper Chamber, Senator Joshua Dariye representing Plateau Central announced his ...

ToluSeptember 22, 2016

[The Legislative Blog]: Plenary ended at 4.21pm…the Nigerian Senate goes hard

Shall we give a resounding applause to the Nigerian Senate for closing plenary at 4.21pm today? It must be a ...

ToluSeptember 22, 2016

[The Legislative Blog]: 5 important things Speaker Dogara said at the House of Reps’ resumption

Nigeria’s House of Representatives resumed from its annual recess yesterday, 21st September and its first sitting turned out to be ...

ToluSeptember 21, 2016

[The Legislative Blog]: Dogara! Dogara!! Dogara!!!

It was theatre in its most crude form at the House of Representatives sitting today. Dogara! Dogara!! Dogara!!! The honourable ...

ToluSeptember 20, 2016

[The Legislative Blog]: “Change will not happen by a slogan” and other things Saraki said at today’s plenary sitting

The  Nigerian Senate resumed today from their seven-week recess and in his welcome speech, Senate President Bukola Saraki made some ...

ToluSeptember 20, 2016

[The Legislative Blog]: Vote of confidence or not? Hon Dogara will be on the spot today

Play time is over and members of the Nigerian Senate and House of Representatives will resume their sworn duties today, ...

AzeezSeptember 19, 2016

Budget Padding Tracker: Ignore Jibrin, he is a psychiatric case – Chief Whip

The Chief Whip of the House of Representatives, Alhassan Doguwa on Sunday said Nigerians should ignore the former Chairman of the House ...

ToluSeptember 15, 2016

[The Legislative Blog]: Senator Buruji Kashamu is the messiah of Ogun East district

Fellow Nigerians, What comes to mind when you see a crowd this large in Nigeria? A religious convention? Voters at ...

ToluSeptember 14, 2016

[The Legislative Blog]: Once recess is over, recession will be packing its bags too

In a Sallah speech, Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki has assured Nigerians that upon resumption, the upper chamber will begin ...

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