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Federal Constituencies and Senatorial Districts in Nigeria’s National Assembly

In this report, OrderPaper’s Sharon Eboesomi gives a breakdown on the Federal Constituencies and Senatorial Districts under the Nigerian National Assembly. The National Assembly (NASS) is the democratically-elected body that represents the interests of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and its people, makes laws and holds the Government to account. According to Sections 47-49 of the 1999 Constitution: “There shall be a National Assembly (NASS) for the federation which shall consist of two chambers: the...

Meet members of the 10th National Assembly from Abia State 

Eleven lawmakers in the 10th National Assembly are from Abia State – three in the Senate and eight in the House of Representatives. This article tells you about them and the constituencies they represent. Abia, a state in the south-eastern part of Nigeria, has Umuahia as the capital. Nicknamed as ‘God’s own state,’ Abia was created in 1991 from the old Imo State. The name “Abia” is derived from the initial letters of four highly...

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...

Kebbi assembly suspends member over ‘unguarded utterances’

Umar, member representing Birnin Kebbi North Constituency, has been suspended by the Kebbi State House of Assembly. Hon. Hassan Umar, the member representing Birnin Kebbi North Constituency, has been suspended by the Kebbi State House of Assembly for allegedly making unguarded utterances. This information was revealed in a statement signed by the Clerk of the House, Suleiman Shamaki, and made available to journalists on Monday. According to the statement, Umar’s suspension was as a result...

You are endangering the country’s progress – Senate summons Total Energies MD, Matthieu Bouyer

The Senate issued a final notice of appearance to the Total Energies MD, Matthieu Bouyer. The managing director of Total Energies, Matthieu Bouyer, has been summoned to appear before the Senate Committee on Oil and Gas Host Communities. This is as the committee issued a final notice of appearance to the MD contained in a statement released to journalists at the National Assembly by the chairman of the Senate Committee, Senator Benson Agadaga on Monday....

SPOTLIGHT: Regina Akume, former first lady in the House

From the first lady of Benue state to the House of Representatives, Regina Akume comes to parliament with the experience of enjoying perks and privileges. Will her background spur her to deliver service effectively or hamper her? Rep. Regina Akume is the wife of Sen. George Akume, the former governor of Benue State and the incumbent Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF). Over the years, she has proved to be a powerful anchor...

Reps south west caucus condemn attack on Oyo govt house by Yoruba agitators

Federal lawmakers from the southwest region condemn the attack on the Oyo state government house by Yoruba agitators and disassociate from the group. The House of Representatives South West Caucus has disassociated itself from a group known as Yoruba Nation Agitators, saying their conduct in Oyo state has caused unrest and poses a threat to the peace and stability of the region. The lawmakers also condemned the illegalities perpetuated by the group which they fear might...

Rep moves to combat wildlife trafficking

Rep. Ugbor decried the low status of Nigeria as a global hub for wildlife trafficking in recent years which is his motivation for sponsoring the Bill. The Minister of Environment, Mr. Balarabe Abbas has expressed willingness to support the National Assembly to ensure the speedy passage of the endangered species bill to combat the menace of wildlife trafficking in Nigeria. The Minister made these remarks in Abuja on Monday at a stakeholders meeting convened by...

“I collected dollars in cash for Emefiele”, dispatch testifies in court

Osazuwa narrated how he had helped Emefiele pick up $1m, $850,000, $750,000, $400,000 on different occasions. In the ongoing trial concerning alleged abuse of office, Monday Osazuwa, an employee of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has testified against Godwin Emefiele, a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). At the high court in Ikeja, Lagos, Emefiele and his co-defendant, Henry Omoile, are presently on trial for a 26-count accusation. Nonetheless, the duo...

KASHIM SHETTIMA: Odyssey from Senate to Vice Presidency

Kashim Shettima, known for his hard face and blunt talk has had his share of controversies. However, his political trajectory is examined as OrderPaper’s Esther Adedoyin writes on EX-NASS MEMBERS SERIES. Kashim Shettima’s remarkable journey from political newcomer to Vice President of Nigeria stands as proof of his commitment to public service. Transiting from teaching to banking, Shettima joined politics and quickly rose through the ranks. Born on September 2, 1966, Shettima went to the University...

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