Tag archive for ‘National Assembly’
By Bar and Bench On Monday, April 24th, 2017

The dangerous implications of Presidency’s insistence on Magu, by Uju Okeke

The EFCC is not one of the Federal Executive bodies specifically mentioned and created in Sections 153-169 (listed in third schedule) which appointment and removal is provided for in Section 171 of the Constitution. More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, April 20th, 2017

SGF’s Suspension:  National Assembly hails Buhari

Lawmakers from both the upper and lower chambers of the National Assembly on Wednesday applauded the suspension of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Babachir David Lawal by his principal, More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Buhari condoles with Farida Waziri over husband’s death

President Muhammadu Buhari  on Tuesday condoled with the family of the former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Farida Waziri, and friends of the former Nigerian Ambassador to Turkey, More...

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

Brewing storm in National Assembly over suspension, by Otei Oham

Over a dozen members of the National Assembly have, at different times, since the return of democracy in 1999 been suspended so far from the Senate and House of Representatives. The prime reason always canvassed More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Saraki leads National Assembly delegation to Buhari in UK

Senator Bukola Saraki has led the leadership of both the Senate and House of Representatives on a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari who is on vacation in London. Saraki is the senate president and chairman of More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, February 13th, 2017

Full text of Speaker Dogara’s speech at public hearing of 2017 Budget

As announced last week, the National Assembly has begun hearing Monday on the 2017 Budget . The agencies and ministries of government were invited to defend their allocations. Speaker of the House of Representatives, More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, February 6th, 2017

Vacation: Buhari’s letter on indefinite extension of vacation divides Nigerians

What Babatope, Ango Abdullahi, Fayose, others say ON a day he is expected to return to the country preparatory to resumption of office today after 10 days official vacation, President Muhammadu Buhari, on Sunday, More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Breaking: Buhari writes National Assembly, to proceed on another leave

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the National Assembly to inform it of his intention to proceed on a 10-day working leave. Bar and Bench watch learnt on Thursday that the letter was addressed to both the More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

Why N’Assembly should impeach Fayose now–Group

A group operating under the name and style of Coalition for Good Governance and Anti-Corruption has appealed to the National Assembly to immediately impeach Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose. The group said the More...