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What really provoked the 10th Senate’s first rowdy session?

Eight months after the Senate set up a Committee to conduct holistic investigation into a huge disparity in the disbursement of a N483, 000, 000 loan to six geo-political regions in 2021 by the Development Bank of Nigeria (DBN), motion provokes rowdy session in the Red Chamber.     READ ALSO: Tambuwal loses out as Senators Bamidele, Mwadkwon, Others emerge Senate Principal Officers   Members of the Tenth National Assembly will return to legislative business...

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...

How Supreme Court freed Senator serving seven-year jail term

The Court of Appeal in Lagos, in its July 1, 2022 judgment, gave Senator Nwaoboshi a seven-year prison term over the purchase of Guinea House in Apapa for N805 million. READ ALSO: 2022 Review: Major scandals involving National Assembly members       The Supreme Court has quashed the seven-year prison sentence of former Delta North lawmaker, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, over fraud and money laundering allegations. An immediate release of the ex-Senator from Ikoyi Prisons...

Floods: Kogi Senator calls for urgent intervention, laments building collapse

Nigeria has faced the challenge of floods in the past couple of years, and the central city of Lokoja is one of the worst affected areas.     READ ALSO: As 10th NASS resumes, ten issues that should top the agenda   The lawmaker representing Kogi East Senatorial District, Abubakar Sadiku Ohere, has called for immediate action to be taken towards addressing the problem of floods in the country. This is as he expressed worry...

“Create website for publication of Nigerian laws” – Reps task OAGF

The legislators said the compilation and publication of the country’s laws on a website will allow for easy access by citizens and non-citizens alike, and prevent duplication of laws.   READ ALSO: As 10th NASS resumes, ten issues that should top the agenda         The House of Representatives on Thursday passed a motion calling on the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Nigerian Law Reform Commission to commence the...

Senator Daniel writes Ogun Governor over suspension of pension and allowances

Gbenga Daniel had before winning the February 2023 Senate election to represent Ogun East District, governed ‘The Gateway State’ between 2003 and 2011 as a member of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).     READ ALSO: PROFILES: Meet 10 Ex-Governors moving to the 10th National Assembly     The lawmaker representing Ogun East Senatorial District, Gbenga Daniel, has written to the Ogun State Government requesting an immediate suspension of monthly payments being paid to him as a...

Students Loans: Reps to convene summit, warn against tuition fees increment

The Students Loan Bill 2023 was passed by the 9th National Assembly and recently assented to by President Bola Tinubu to help students pay for tertiary education.   READ ALSO: As 10th NASS resumes, ten issues that should top the agenda   The House of Representatives, on Thursday, warned public tertiary institutions in Nigeria not to take advantage of the Students Loans and Access to Higher Education in Nigeria Act and increase their tuition fees....

President Tinubu writes House of Reps, requests Service Chiefs confirmation

The President had on 19th June, 2023, appointed the Service Chiefs while both Chambers of the National Assembly was on recess.     The House of Representatives on Thursday received a correspondence from President Bola Tinubu requesting confirmation of the newly appointed Service Chiefs. Tinubu’s request, which was contained in a letter addressed to the Speaker of the House, Rep. Tajudeen Abbas read at plenary. The Service Chiefs are Maj. Gen. C.G Musa, Chief of...

Illegal Disposal of FG Assets: Reps probe Customs, NPA, NRC, Others

The sponsor said while these federal government agencies auction public property at very low prices and without due process, revenue realised from the disposal into the consolidated revenue Fund is a breach of the Constitution.     The House of Representatives on Thursday resolved to carry out a comprehensive probe into the alleged illegal disposal and auctioning of the multi-billion naira assets belonging to the Federal Government and some of its agencies from 2010- 2022....

Imo Erosion: Senate urges inter-agency intervention to safeguard residents

Sponsor of the motion said the gullies and floodwaters, which have become treacherous, have led to the loss of human lives, properties worth over N4 billion.   READ ALSO: Oshiomhole, Harry-Banigo, Khabeeb…Meet the oldest lawmakers in the 10th Senate   The Senate has urged the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, to urgently implement a community resettlement plan, where necessary, to relocate residents from high-risk areas, providing them with adequate housing, livelihood support, and necessary amenities....

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