Tag archive for ‘National Assembly’
By Bar and Bench On Friday, August 18th, 2017

Again, Obasanjo hits N’Assembly, says Nigerian lawmakers are “unarmed robbers”

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday in Ibadan hit the National Assembly afresh over the huge salaries and allowances which lawmakers at both chambers draw on monthly basis, saying they are “bunch of More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

History beckons National Assembly, by Francis Dazang

The National Assembly has been on recess from July 27, 2017. The recess will last till September 19. Going on recess from time to time is the prerogative of the National Assembly. No organisation or institution More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Amendment of 1999 Constitution by National Assembly, a waste of time—Bisi Akande

Former interim Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Adebisi Akande has dismissed as mere waste of time the ongoing efforts by the National Assembly to amend the 1999 Constitution, saying the document More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Budget 2017: Rift between N’Assembly, Presidency deepens as senate asks Fashola to resign if …

Probes NPA over alleged $3b fraud Strong indications emerged on Wednesday that the rift between the National Assembly and the Presidency over the handling of the 2017 budget might have deepened. This is because More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, June 16th, 2017

N/Assembly has powers to tamper with budget–Dogara

We won’t be rubber stamp to the Executive Refusal to implement budget impeachable offence Speaker of the House of Representatives Hon. Yakubu Dogara, on Thursday declared that the National Assembly has the More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, June 10th, 2017

2017 Budget may be signed next week—Dogara

Strong indications emerged Friday that Acting President Yemi Osinbajo would give his assent to the 2017 Appropriations Bill to become law next week. Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, who made More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

N/Assembly committed to passing laws to improve business environment—Dogara

The speaker of the House of Representatives,  Hon. Yakubu Dogara has assured that the National Assembly will  act on legislations that will improve Nigeria’s business environment. Dogara gave this assurance More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, June 1st, 2017

N/Assembly plans to raise teachers’ retirement age to 65—Dogara

We must upgrade working condition of teachers in Nigeria Don’t transfer our salaries to LGAs, NUT tells N/Assembly Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, on Wednesday disclosed that More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, May 13th, 2017

Okogie, Nweze, others blast senators, reps over N125bn ‘jumbo’ budget

Prominent Nigerians across geo-political zones of the country including retired Catholic Archbishop of Lagos State, Anthony Cardinal Olubunmi Okogie, on Friday slammed the National Assembly for appropriating a More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, May 12th, 2017

At last, National Assembly passes N7.441 trillion 2017 Budget

After about five months of deliberation, critical examination of details and rejigging, the two chambers of the National Assembly on Thursday passed the 2017 budget. Specifically, the budget was passed Thursday More...