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Court stops NASS from taking over Edo Assembly

Edo Assembly By Johnbosco Agbakwuru & Ikechukwu Nnochiri Abuja—A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has restrained both the Senate and the House of Representatives from taking over legislative duties of the Edo State House of Assembly. ICPC summons ex-House of Reps member over grants for widows, market women(Opens in a new browser tab) Trial […]

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Edo Assembly, speaker drag NASS to court over move to take over legislative functions

The Speaker of the Edo House of Assembly, Mr Francis Okiye, on Wednesday filed a suit stopping the National Assembly from taking over the state assembly’s functions at the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja. Continue reading Edo Assembly, speaker drag NASS to court over move to take over legislative functions at Vanguard News. Hits: […]

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Insecurity: Invoke Section 89 on Buhari over $1bn ECA fund now, PDP urges NASS

By Dirisu Yakubu ABUJA-The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has urged the National Assembly to respond to demands by Nigerians to as a matter of urgency set up an adhoc committee to recover the allegedly missing $1bn drawn from the Excess Crude Account by the Presidency in 2017. PDP This is even as the party counsels […]

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You have valid reason to take over Bauchi Assembly – Women group tells NASS

The Women Coalition for Sustainable Peace and Viable Democratic Gains in Bauchi State has explained that the National Assembly has no valid reason to take over the State House Assembly as it is in the 1999 constitution as their actions may put the state under siege. Leader of the group, Hajiya Addaji Mohammed, stated this […]

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Groups accuse Edo gov of anti-NASS sponsorship

…that’s not true—Governor’s aide By Alemma Aliu AS the Senate prepares to debate the report of its ad-hoc committee on the crisis rocking the Edo State House of Assembly, two groups; Edo United Front, EUF, and Common Peoples Advocate, CPA, yesterday accused Governor Godwin Obaseki of sponsoring recent protests in the state against the National […]

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Ministerial list: Buhari in closed-door meeting with NASS leadership, Oshiomhole

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday night met behind closed-doors with the leadership of the National Assembly (NASS) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the maiden meeting between the President and the NASS leadership was being held at the new Banquet Hall of the villa. NAN reliably learnt that […]

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Shiite: Group blows hot over attack on police, says attack on security agencies attempt to overthrow govt

The National Democratic Forum has in strong terms condemned the invasion of the National Assembly by members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, otherwise known as Shiites, on Tuesday. Members of Shiite on the road along Kubuwa Expressway in Abuja. Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan NDF described the attack on security agencies as an attempt […]

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NASS: Buhari under fire over crisis in House of Reps

Youths of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the Southwest, under the aegis of PDP Youths Congress, PDPYC, have berated President Muhammadu Buhari over the crisis rocking the House of Representatives. The youths wondered why Buhari has remained silent in the face of what they described as flagrant lawlessness and authoritarianism beingperpetrated by APC leaders […]

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NASS: Members of minority parties react to emergence of Elumelu, others as principal officers

Some of the members of the minority parties in the House of Representatives have thrown their weight behind the announcement of Rep Ndudi Elumelu (PDP-Delta) as Minority Leader of the lower chamber. They expressed their support, on Wednesday, at a news briefing in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Speaker, Femi […]

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Ahead of NASS resumption: New era of bipartisanship?

By Charles Kumolu,Deputy Editor No party can do it alone. We critically need a common ground, indeed, a covenant of decent and civil behaviour that will inspire style and substance across the aisle. What we are doing now is not sustainable. It is not even politics. At best it is a triumph of tactics over […]

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NASS leadership: Oshiomole behaves like primary school head boy – Senator Fadahunsi

The Senator representing Osun East Senatorial District, Francis Fadahunsi has said that the National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole, was by his behaviour exhibiting traits of the head-boy of a primary school. He added that members of the ruling APC, who had ambitions during the just-concluded leadership election in the National Assembly, […]

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PDP vows to probe NASS leadership election

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said it will probe the circumstances that made its lawmakers to vote against the directive to support Senator Ali Ndume and Hon. Mohammed Bago as Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives, respectively. Chairman of the party’s Board of Trustees, BoT, Senator Walid Jibrin disclosed this on […]

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BREAKING: NASS: Omo-Agege appoints senior aides

Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie 0mo-Agege, has approved the appointments of top Special Advisers. He appointed Dr. Otive Igbuzor as his Chief of Staff and Yomi Odunuga as Special Adviser, Media and Publicity. The lawmaker also announced the appointment of Lara Owoeye-Wise as Senior Special Assistant on Electronic and New Media. This was […]

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NASS: Political parties make fresh demands from Lawan, Gbajabiamila, others

Conference of Nigeria Political Parties, CNPP, has urged the newly elected leaders of the upper and lower chambers of the National Assembly to make the people who elected them the centre of their legislative and oversight activities in the next four years. While congratulating the new legislative leaders for their victory, the CNPP, in a […]

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NASS: Lawmakers reveal how Gbajabiamila allegedly bought votes with ‘Green Cards’, head to court

A group of lawmakers drawn from various parties are heading to court over alleged proof of vote-buying and gross impunity by the Clerk of the National Assembly, Alhaji Sani Omolori. Omolori, who supervised the June 11 election of Speaker and Deputy Speaker in the House of Representatives, is being accused of having condoned impunity among […]

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APC to probe Ndume, Bago over NASS leadership polls

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said it is considering different options in handling issues relating to its lawmakers who went against the party’s position on the leadership of the National Assembly. National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, made this known on Friday. He recalled that the party had adopted Senators Ahmad […]

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Obasanjo: ACF speaks on looming disaster in Nigeria, new NASS leadership

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has disagreed with former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s allegation of imbalance in the nation’s governance structure. It also said that with the emergence of members of the APC as principal officers of the National Assembly, the ruling party should be in absolute control of its affairs to deliver on its promises […]

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9th NASS: APC may zone Chief Whip, Deputy Senate Leader to South-East

…Adamu Abdullahi, Kalu, Folarin, Doguwa, Ossai, others in race for majority leader…South-West, South-East battle for Senate Leader…APC may zone Chief Whip, Deputy Senate Leader to South-East…PDP Caucus meets By Clifford Ndujihe, Levinus Nwabughiogu & Omeiza Ajayi AFTER the emergence of Senate President, Deputy Senate President, House of Representatives Speaker and deputy speaker, the focus has […]

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9th Assembly: APC governors state position on new NASS leadership

Governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, under the auspices of the Progressive Governors’ Forum, has promised to work in synergy with the leadership of the ninth National Assembly. This was disclosed in a letter of congratulations signed by the Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Kebbi state, Atiku Bagudu. […]

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Gov. Ortom speaks on new NASS leadership, June 12

The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has congratulated the new President of the Senate, Senator Ahmed Lawan and Speaker, House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, as well as their deputies for emerging victorious in yesterday’s National Assembly leadership elections. Governor Ortom expressed confidence in the ability of Senator Lawan and Rt. Hon. Gbajabiamila to […]

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NASS: Okorocha stopped from participation in 9th Assembly inauguration

Rochas Okorocha, immediate Past governor of Imo state, has been stopped from participating in the inauguration of the 9th National Assembly. The ex-governor had arrived the National Assembly on Tuesday morning and headed straight to the office of Sani Omolori, clerk of the National Assembly. It was reported that after some minutes at Omolori’s office, […]

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Details of APC Governors’ meeting with Oshiomhole, NASS caucus revealed

Governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as well as the party’s National Working Committee (NWC), today met with the APC caucus of the incoming ninth National Assembly, ahead of Tuesday’s inauguration. The meeting which had several of the Governors in attendance, was to finalize arrangements regarding its zoning of principal […]

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Social Workers chide NASS, warn Buhari against assenting Chartered Institute of Social Work Practitioners Bill

The Nigeria Association of Social Workers (NASoW), the umbrella body of all Social Workers in Nigeria, has kicked against the substitution of “Nigeria Council for Social Work [Establishment] Bill 2019”, the bill which seeks to regulate the profession of Social Work in Nigeria, for Chartered Institute of Social Work Practitioners Bill from the Institute of […]

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SERAP, BudgIT, EiE urge court to stop NASS N4.68bn ‘welcome package’

LAGOS—OVER 1,500 concerned Nigerians, including the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, BudgIT and Enough is Enough Nigeria, EiE, have filed a lawsuit asking the Federal High Court to “restrain, prevent and stop the National Assembly Service Commission from paying the incoming members of the 9th National Assembly individually and/or collectively over N4.68 billion as […]

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How 8th NASS performed better than previous assemblies – Okei-Odumakin

The Centre for Change Initiative, a civil society organisation, on Sunday, said the performance of the outgone 8th National Assembly exceeded the performances of the previous National Assembly sessions. The organisation’s president, Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos while assessing the performance of the 8th Assembly. Okei-Odumakin […]