Tenure extension of national assembly clerk is illegal – Head of Service, Folasade Yemi-Esan

Head of service (HoS) Folasade Yemi-Esan has criticized the extension of tenure of clerk of the national assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori.  Federal lawmakers had amended relevant laws which enabled the extension of the clerk’s tenure without a public hearing. Sani-Omolori’s tenure was extended by five years despite attaining retirement age. In a memo with reference number: HCSF/SPSO/ODD/E &… Continue reading Tenure extension of national assembly clerk is illegal – Head of Service, Folasade Yemi-Esan

”They know we can’t do anything”- Paul and Jude Okoye react to N27bn budgeted for National Assembly renovation

Singer Paul Okoye and his brother, Jude, have taken to social media to react to news of the Federal government budgeting N27 billion for the renovation of the National Assembly while slashing budgets for other important sectors like Health and Education. Paul who reacted via his Twitter handle, said the Federal government can only do… Continue reading ”They know we can’t do anything”- Paul and Jude Okoye react to N27bn budgeted for National Assembly renovation

Protesters storm National Assembly, ask Senate President to declare Orji Uzor Kanu’s seat vacant

Protesters under the aegis of Concerned Citizens of Abia North in Abia State, today stormed the National Assembly with the singular request for the senate president, Ahmad Lawan, to declare vacant the seat of the Senate Majority Whip, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu. Kalu who served as the state governor from May 29, 1999, to May 29, 2007, has been in prison… Continue reading Protesters storm National Assembly, ask Senate President to declare Orji Uzor Kanu’s seat vacant

Governors ask national assembly to halt infectious diseases bill

The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) has asked the national assembly to suspend the infectious disease bill which has triggered mixed reactions in the last few days.  The Bill which is sponsored by the speaker of the house of representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, seeks to repeal the  Quarantine Act, ensure compulsory vaccination of citizens against infectious diseases and also make possession of… Continue reading Governors ask national assembly to halt infectious diseases bill

National Assembly exposes INEC’s ‘unapproved’ spendings

The National Assembly Joint Committee on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has raised concerns about the additional budgetary spending of over N503 million by INEC without applying for virement from the National Assembly.   The discovery was made during the 2019/2020 budget defence session by the commission before the committee. Rep. Ibrahim Babangida from Katsina raised… Continue reading National Assembly exposes INEC’s ‘unapproved’ spendings