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Kaduna Assembly indicts former governor El-Rufai over alleged misappropriation of N423bn

A report by the ad-hoc Committee probing the El-Rufai administration in Kaduna has revealed that loans and contracts from 2015 to 2023 were misappropriated, with substantial funds allegedly diverted from their intended purposes An ad hoc committee established by the Kaduna State House of Assembly has revealed significant financial mismanagement during the tenure of former Governor Nasir El-Rufai. The committee’s findings, presented during a plenary session on Wednesday, indicate that loans and contracts from 2015...

Kano State Assembly dissolves five Emirates, reverts to single Emirate Structure

Kano State House of Assembly passed the Kano State Emirate Council Law (Repeal) 2024, which dissolved five Emirates. In a significant legislative move, the Kano State House of Assembly has passed the Kano State Emirate Council Law (Repeal) 2024, effectively dissolving the five existing emirates in the state and reverting to a single emirate structure. The decision was made during Thursday’s plenary session, presided over by Speaker Hon. Ismail Falgore. The amendment bill, which successfully...

Alleged Misappropriation: Cross River State Speaker Ayambem, impeached

Speaker of the Cross River State House of Assembly impeached amidst allegations of misappropriation, House engaged in physical altercations. The Speaker of the Cross River State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Elvert Ekom Ayambem, has been impeached following serious allegations of financial misappropriation.  The impeachment, which occurred on Wednesday, saw 17 out of the 25 members of the Assembly support the motion to remove Ayambem from office. The motion for impeachment was initiated by Hon....

36 State Houses of Assembly declare support for State Police

The speaker of the Oyo House of Assembly and conference chairman signed the communique which declared that State Police would check the negative trend of insecurity in the country. The speakers of the 36 state houses of assembly have declared their support to the national assembly’s ongoing process of creating state police. The speakers made their resolution known in a communique issued at the end of the meeting of the conference of speakers of state...

Bye-Elections: INEC declares vacancies in several constituencies across Nigeria

INEC Chairman has said that the commission would soon announce dates for bye-elections. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced vacancies in several constituencies across Nigeria following the death or resignation of members.  INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, revealed the affected constituencies during a quarterly consultative meeting with media executives. Among the constituencies affected are the Garki/Babura Federal Constituency in Jigawa State, left vacant by the passing of Hon. Isa Dogonyaro; Khana 2 State...

100 girls wedding: Minister of Women Affairs petitions IGP, Court

Sarkindaji, speaker of the Niger state House of Assembly, announced last week that he would sponsor the wedding of 100 girls, some of whom were orphaned by insurgency. The Minister of Women Affairs, Uju Kennedy-Ohanenye, has petitioned the inspector-general of police (IGP) and seeks a court injunction to halt the marriage of 100 girls in Niger state. Abdulmalik Sarkindaji, who is the speaker of the Niger state House of Assembly, announced last week that he...

Rivers Crisis: Clash over relocation, court bars pro-Wike lawmakers from parading as Assembly members

“Now, therefore, I, Sir Siminalayi Fubara, the Governor of Rivers State this 30th day of October 2023, Pursuant to the powers vested in me under the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) hereby issue, order, and direct that all proceedings and business of Rivers State House of Assembly shall temporarily take place at the Auditorium…” A Rivers court has barred the Speaker of the pro-Wike faction of the state Assembly, Martin...

Fubara fights back as Rivers State Assembly gets new speaker

Fubara and the Rivers State House of Assembly go head to head again as a new factional Speaker has emerged. The political crisis between Rivers State Governor Siminalayi Fubara and the Rivers State House of Assembly has continued to take new twists as Hon. Victor Jumbo, representing the Bonny Constituency, has emerged as the new factional Speaker in the Rivers State House of Assembly on Wednesday. Jombo is among the four lawmakers loyal to the State...

State Police: Lagos Assembly backs creation, faults IGP

“We strongly believe that if we have state police, we would be able to solve the issues of crime in our nation or reduce it to the minimum” – Obasa. The Lagos State House of Assembly has opposed the stance of Inspector General of Police (IGP), Olukayode Egbetokun, who stated that Nigeria is not ready for the implementation of state police. Reacting, Speaker Mudashiru Obasa instructed the House Clerk, Olalekan Onafeko, to write the IGP and...

Again, pro-Wike Rivers Assembly overrides Fubara, passes public procurement Law

The Rivers State House of Assembly has overridden the assent of Governor Siminialayi Fubara for the third time in three months. For the third time in three months, the Rivers State House of Assembly has continued to exercise the powers of the provisions of Section 100 (5)of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic (as altered) as it overrides the assent of Governor Siminialayi Fubara to pass the Rivers State Public Procurement (Amendment) Bill, 2024...

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