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Nigeria’s Senate and House of Representatives | 7 Differences and Similarities  

The Nigerian National Assembly is a bicameral legislature established under section 4 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) consisting of the Senate and House of Representatives. The Nigerian Parliament, right from its inception, has seen significant and historical advancements that can be traced back to the colonial and post-colonial times. Run through history… Nigeria’s colonial legacy is the background to the current system of presidentialism in Nigeria. Over time, the legislature in Nigeria has transformed...

Tinubu’s ‘green’ mobility directive: All you need to know about the shift to CNG vehicles

In a groundbreaking move toward environmental sustainability, President Tinubu’s directive mandates Ministries and Agencies to transition to CNG-powered vehicles. This bold step signifies a significant shift towards cleaner energy solutions, aiming to reduce carbon emissions and promote a greener future for Nigeria. However, what are the overall implications and the fine lines of this transformative policy change? In recent years, the world has witnessed a growing concern over environmental issues, particularly the adverse effects of...

LANDLORDS: 7 longest-serving members of the National Assembly

In the 25 years of the 4th Republic National Assembly, these 7 lawmakers have managed to return to parliament in every 4-year electoral circle. They are unarguably the landlords of the space.  These lawmakers have served in the National Assembly for well over a decade. Because lawmakers in Nigeria enjoy an unlimited term by statute, unlike the executive arm, which has an eight-year term restriction, some have remained in office since Nigeria’s return to democracy...

Senate committee backs 18-year minimum entry age into tertiary institutions

The Senate, according to Dandutse, would back any initiative taken by the government to expedite the admissions process, particularly with regard to the minimum age requirement for entrance into tertiary institutions. The federal government’s proposal to review the entry age into tertiary institutions has been supported by the Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFund. This was revealed by the committee’s chairman, Muntari Dandutse (APC, Katsina South), Tuesday in Abuja during the monitoring of the...

Again, Senate postpones resumption by another week

OrderPaper recalls that both Houses had last week, postponed their resumption originally slated for 16th April, 2024 to 23rd April, 2024 to ensure the completion of the renovation of the National Assembly Complex. The Senate has again postponed its plenary resumption to Tuesday 30th, April, 2024. This information was contained in a statement by the Clerk of the Senate, Chinedu Akubueze directed to Senators of the National Assembly on Thursday.  The statement read, “Distinguished Senators...

NASS Complex Renovation: Senate, Reps to return to main chambers next week 

After 19 months of holding plenaries at temporary Chambers, both the Senate and the House of Representatives, are returning to their main Hallowed Chambers on Tuesday next week.  Members of the House of Representatives and Senators are set to resume plenary sittings in their main Chambers next week on Tuesday, April 23, 2024 OrderPaper recalls that a contract worth N37 billion was given to Visible Construction Limited and a few other companies by the Federal...

INSIGHT: NNPCL, public revenues and the profit motive

Ever wondered how the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited (NNPCL) earns and utilizes money and on whose behalf? This piece explores how the state-owned company generates income and makes profits as empowered by the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) 2021 and how such revenues contribute to Nigeria’s economy. Until the enactment of the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA), 2021, the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) was a state-owned behemoth that played both regulatory and commercial roles in...

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