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Nigeria’s North East geo-political zone has six States comprising Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe. In this Third-Year Appraisal of the Ninth National Assembly, we examine the performance of the federal lawmakers from the North East since 2019.   The zone has 18 Senators and 48 Members in the House of Representatives representing these six states, respectively.       SENATE SCORECARD   In the period under review, the performance of the North East...

Committee Chairman, Rep. Mark Gbillah, emphasises the need to give special protection to whistleblowers in the country in line with the current administration’s policy of fighting corruption. Committee says whistleblowers were intimidated by a retired DIG in the Force Criminal Investigative Department (FCID) who forced them at gunpoint to sign an undertaking not to reveal details of the deal.     Any law enforcement agency wanting to track an individual or persons (foreigner or a...

Supplementary Act: Reps approve restructuring of N1trn Ways and Means advances

Approval of the requested restructuring of the N1 trillion in Ways and Means advances is for the implementation of the 2022 Supplementary Appropriation Act. Lawmakers to further engage with the executive by the Joint Committee to allow for a thorough and detailed work        READ ALSO: Senate pass N819.54bn 2022 Supplementary Budget   The House has approved one trillion naira in Ways and Means advances for implementation of the 2022 Supplementary Appropriation Act...

Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Senator Ibrahim Oloriegbe, (APC, Kwara Central), was among the key actors that saw to the passage and eventual assent of the Mental Health Act. OrderPaper Nigeria sat with the medical doctor-turned-politician in an interview to gain greater insight into the objectives and major provisions of the Act     READ ALSO: Parliament Meme: Committee Membership in the Senate     President Muhammadu Buhari on January 5, 2023, signed...

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