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10th NASS: Composition of the House of Reps Standing Committees

In terms of gender distribution, one hundred and twenty-four (124) male members chair ninety-three per cent (93%) of the Committees, while nine (9) out of the fifteen (15) female members of the House chair seven (7%) of the committees.         Seven weeks after the inauguration of the Tenth National Assembly, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Tajudeen Abbas announced the Standing Committees of the 10th House of Representatives to enable...

THROWBACK: Akpabio, Niger Delta Ministry, and forensic audit of the NDDC

Four years after an ex-lawmaker was appointed Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, President Bola Tinubu towed the same path this week with the appointment of Hon. Abubakar to head the Ministry. What issues are bedevilling the region, and what key questions are begging for answers?     READ ALSO: Reps chide IOCs over role in indebtedness, fiscal incapacity of NDDC     July 12, 2022 Then Minister of  Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, in...

Profile of Hon. Abubakar Momoh | Minister of Niger Delta Development

Forty per cent of President Bola Tinubu’s Cabinet Members are Ministers with a background in the legislature. Who are these former lawmakers, and what is their background like? We profile Honourable Abubakar Momoh; the 64-year-old Minister of Niger Delta Development.   READ ALSO: 18 ex-lawmakers, 4 ex-Ministers; Meet President Tinubu’s team of 45     President Bola Tinubu on Monday officially inaugurated members of his cabinet, which consists of forty-five (45) Ministers with their respective...

As Tinubu inaugurates Ministers, vacant NASS seats increase to 6

Eighteen (40%) out of President Tinubu’s 45 Ministers are persons with either local, state or federal legislative experience. With four (4) of these sixteen (16) Ministers holding legislative seats up until their inauguration on Monday, what are the implications for the National Assembly?   READ ALSO: 10TH NASS: At first plenary, Speaker Abbas declares lawmaker’s seat vacant     After eighty-three days in office as President, President Bola Tinubu this Monday formally inaugurated forty-five (45)...

Ministerial Screening: Senator John Enoh | Nominee with legislative background

As the Senate screens Senator John Owan Enoh; one of President Tinubu’s twenty-eight (28) Ministerial nominees with a legislative background. We present a profile of the former State and Federal lawmaker from Cross River State     READ ALSO: Ministerial Screening: 7 Things you should know about the process     Having spent over twenty years in the legislative arm of government, fifty-seven-year-old John Owan Enoh is one of ten nominees (with a legislative background) sent...

Ministerial Screening: Senator Dave Umahi | Nominee with legislative background

In this part of our series on President Bola Tinubu’s Ministerial Nominees with legislative background, the focus is on Senator David Umahi; a serving Senator and nominee from Ebonyi State    READ ALSO: Ministerial Screening: 7 Things you should know about the process   Sixty-year-old Senator David Umahi is one of ten nominees sent by President Bola Tinubu for screening and possible confirmation by the National Assembly. According to Section 147 (2), any appointment to...

Ministerial Screening: Senator Abubakar Kyari | Nominee with legislative background

In continuation of our series on Ministerial nominees with legislative background, here’s a profile of Senator Abubakar Kyari from Borno State, who is the Acting National Chairman of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC)   READ ALSO: Ministerial list: Beyond mere rituals, as Nigerians await Tinubu’s ‘(wo)men’     The Tenth National Assembly is in the process of screening nominees of President Bola Tinubu for the Office of Minister of the Government of the Federation...

Parliament Spotlight: Presiding Officers of Nigeria’s State Assemblies (North East)

Who are the Speakers and Deputy Speakers in the six State Assemblies of Nigeria’s North East geo-political zone? Find out in Part four of our series on Presiding Officers of Nigeria’s State Assemblies.       READ ALSO: State Assembly Polls: “63% of Nigerians voted based on bandwagon trend”   Nigeria’s North East geo-political zone comprising Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe States have a cumulative membership strength of 158 lawmakers. Beyond the number...

Parliament Spotlight: Adewunmi Oriyomi Onanuga | Reps Deputy Chief Whip

This week, our Parliament Spotlight is focused on the lawmaker representing Ikenne/Sagamu/Remo North Federal Constituency of Ogun State in the House of Representatives. She doubles as the only female Principal Officer among nineteen men in both chambers of Nigeria’s federal parliament.   READ ALSO: Parliament Spotlight: Franca Afegbua; Nigeria’s First Elected Female Senator     When the results of the 2023 National Assembly elections were fully unveiled to Nigerians, it was clear to many that...

North Central: Presiding Officers of State Assemblies | Parliament Spotlight

A spotlight on the Speakers and Deputy Speakers, and data on the total number of legislators in the six (6) State Houses of Assembly of Nigeria’s North Central geopolitical zone       READ ALSO: South East: Meet the Speakers and Deputies of the State Assemblies         KWARA STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY (10th Assembly) Members: 24 LEGISLATIVE SESSION Speaker Deputy Speaker 10th Assembly Rt. Hon. Yakubu Danladi-Salihu Hon. Emmanuel Ojo Oyebode Ilesa/Gwanara...

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