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FULL TEXT: President Bola Tinubu’s speech on 2024 Democracy Day

The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Bola Tinubu addressed the nation on a variety of issues affecting the country. President Bola Tinubu on Wednesday, June 12, 2024, addressed the nation to mark 25 years of uninterrupted democratic governance. Addressing a variety of issues affecting the country, President Tinubu laid out his vision for the future and pledged to implement democracy in the country. He also spoke on the nation’s democratic journey and honoured...

Rep Abdulmumini Jibril to head Housing and Habitat Committee 

Speaker appoints Rep Abdulmumini Jibrin to head housing & habitat committee  The speaker of the House of Representatives on Tuesday named Kano lawmaker, Rep. Abdulmumin Jibrin chairman Committee on Housing and Habitat. According to the Speaker, Rep. Tanjudeen Abbas, Rep. Abdulmumin is expected to bring his wealth of experience as a former chairman of the committees on finance, Appropriation, transport and foreign affairs as well as in the executive arm, having served as Executive Director...

Reps urge NASS leadership to intervene in Plateau House of Assembly crisis

Reps beg Nass leadership to intervene in the ongoing crisis at the Plateau state House of Assembly The House of Representatives has called on the leadership of the National Assembly to immediately intervene and ensure that the remaining Members Elect of the Plateau State House of Assembly are sworn for the purpose of equity, fairness and justice. This resolution was sequel to a motion of urgent national importance brought by former deputy speaker Rep. Idris...

Plenary Today: Senate silences Ireti over clash with Wike, other top stories 

The passage of this FCT supplementary bill clearly means that Ireti’s motion might no longer be taken as the Senate has also embarked on a recess. Senate silences Ireti over clash with Wike During the days plenary, on the second order of the day was a report from the Committee on FCT on the 98.5bn FCT Supplementary Appropriation Bill. However, opposing the consideration of this report, embattled Senator Ireti Kingibe (LP, FCT) raised a point...

Reps task Ministry of Women Affairs to train and support women in politics

The House of Representatives has mandated the Ministry of Women Affairs to create a department to train women in politics. The House of Representatives has made a significant move to address the underrepresentation of women in Nigerian politics by calling for targeted training and support for women in politics. In a resolution passed following a motion titled “Need to Provide Training and Support for Women in Politics,” sponsored by Rep. Blessing Chigeru Amadi (PDP Rivers),...

Public Procurement Act (Amendment) Bill passes first reading at the Senate

Government procurement or as popularly known as Public Procurement in Nigeria is governed by the Public Procurement Act 2007.  The Senate has passed for first reading, a bill seeking to amend the Public Procurement Act. The bill was sponsored by Senator Osita Ngwu (PDP, Enugu West) during Tuesday’s plenary. ● What is Public Procurement Public procurement refers to the acquisition of works as well as the purchase by governments and state-owned enterprises of goods and...

Breaking: Reps and Senate adjourn plenary for three weeks 

The Senate and House of Representatives have adjourned plenary sittings for the next three weeks The Senate and  House of Representatives have adjourned plenary for three weeks  to reconvene on July 2, 2024. The Deputy Speaker Rep. Benjamin Kalu (APC, Abia), announced this at the end of Tuesday’s sitting. The Deputy Speaker asked colleagues to enjoy the democracy day and their recess. Meanwhile, the Senate during plenary went into a closed door session to discuss...

Plenary disturbed as House of Reps Chamber faces technical issues again

Tuesday’s Plenary session in the House of Representatives suffered poor audio quality In an unsettling recurrence of technical difficulties, the House of Representatives faced significant audio issues during Tuesday’s plenary session. The members of the House were forced to raise their voices as the microphones malfunctioned, resulting in poor audio quality that hampered communication. The technical glitch not only caused inconvenience to the representatives but also posed a challenge for journalists covering the proceedings.  Despite...

LIFE This Week: Labour-Minimum wage negotiations, Democracy Day and other issues for NASS this week

OrderPaper in its LIFE this week presents a plethora of critical issues that demand urgent attention from the National Assembly The National Assembly is set to tackle a series of critical issues this week, with significant implications for the nation’s stability, development, and democratic processes. Each of these issues carries significant implications for Nigeria’s socio-political and economic landscape. Among the top agenda items are labour and minimum wage negotiations, the frequent collapse of the national...

35 reps propose six-year single presidential term with zonal rotation

Ugochinyere and 34 Members of the House of Representatives are canvassing for a six-year single term for Nigerian President and governors. In a significant move, thirty-five members of the House of Representatives have proposed a six-year single term for the country’s presidency.  The announcement was made during a press conference on Monday by Rep. Ikenga Ugochinyere (PDP, Imo), who was flanked by his colleagues and co-sponsors of the bills.  The proposed legislation, which has passed...

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