Tag: legislature

Op-ed EditorOctober 30, 2016

Opinion: Before Federal Government reintroduces toll plazas in Nigeria

by Jide Ojo For some time now there have been heated debates on how Nigeria can fix her deplorable road ...

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 ...

Op-ed EditorOctober 25, 2016

Opinion: Abdulmumin Jibrin| The travail of a whistle blower

by Usman Alabi What was Jibrin thinking when he decided to call the bluff of the members of the inner ...

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 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 President ...

Op-ed EditorOctober 17, 2016

Gimba Kakanda: Forgetting Abdulmumin Jibrin

by Gimba Kakanda I was part of a group that met the lone fighter on October 3. It was a ...

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 7, 2016

[The Legislative Blog]: Between President Buhari, Hon Dogara and private meetings

We’re sure you caught the news about the closed door meeting the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu ...

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 30, 2016

[The Legislative Blog]: The National Assembly finally gives the #GEO bill a chance

It’s almost victory for the Gender and Equal Opportunities Bill at the Upper Chamber as the bill that had been ...

ToluSeptember 30, 2016

3 ways Hon. Jibrin’s suspension explains the decaying Nigerian system

News of the suspension of Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin by the House of Representatives filtered through news sites yesterday, almost overshadowing ...

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]: 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, ...

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 9, 2016

[The Legislative Blog]: Senator Buruji Kashamu’s many woes

Senator Buruji Kashamu representing Ogun East senatorial district is in a lot of trouble but Nigerians are not talking so ...

ToluSeptember 5, 2016

[The Legislative Blog]: Oh ye Melaye, how about the speck in thine eye?

by Tolu Omoyeni In the wake of the recession in Nigeria, Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi west in the National ...

Adebayo EmuleomoAugust 12, 2016

Americans call it ‘Pork Barrel’, what Nigerians call ‘Padding’ | 5 reasons why Speaker Dogara is right

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara stated quite clearly on Thursday that no member of the hallowed ...

Mazi EmekaJuly 19, 2016

Opinion: The distinguished mole(s) in the 8th Senate

By Olalekan Alabi Without any doubt, the events of last week in the Nigerian Senate which led to the altercation ...

Mazi EmekaJune 25, 2016

National Assembly to ‘frustrate’ Buhari’s anti-corruption war

The relationship between the executive and legislative arms of government has come to a head following the decision of the ...

Mazi EmekaJune 23, 2016

War of the lawmakers: APC, LP Senators pass vote of confidence on Buhari (PHOTOS)

Senators under the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and Labour Party (LP), on Thursday, passed a vote of ...

Mazi EmekaJune 7, 2016

FG appoints Acting Auditor-General

The Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC), on Tuesday, announced the appointment of Florence Anyanwu as the acting Auditor-General of the ...

Kolapo OlapojuOctober 17, 2014

I can give Lagosians a better deal than they’ve ever had before – @YemiIkuforiji speaks on Governorship ambition

by Godwin Akanfe Since emerging as Speaker of the Assembly in December 2005, Rt Hon. Adeyemi Ikuforiji has gone on ...

September 27, 2013

#OurNASS: Youth visit Assembly Complex, demand a pay cut for Nigerian lawmakers (WATCH)

by Oge Okonkwo Several Nigerian youth in a peaceful protest on Thursday marched from the parking lot of Eagles Square, ...

September 1, 2013

Opinion: The National Assembly’s jamboree & Ezekwesili’s interjection

by Amanze Obi Oby’s jibe at the Presidency raised sufficient dust. The Jonathan government was so incensed that it even ...

August 8, 2013

Opinion: Nigerian legislators are cats with nine lives

by Josef Omorotionmwan When it comes to playing to the gallery, the House of Representatives is certainly smarter than the ...

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