Tag archive for ‘National Assembly’
By Bar and Bench On Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

Corruption: Senior police investigator drags IGP to Buhari, N’Assembly over N32bn fraud probe, others

A serving Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Abduyari Lafia, has written a petition to President Muhammadu Buhari, against the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, calling for a comprehensive probe More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Buhari proposes N8.612 trillion budget for 2018

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday presented a budget estimate of N8.612 trillion for the 2018 fiscal year to a joint session of the National Assembly. The key parameters and assumptions for the 2018 budget More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Group sues National Assembly over bill to regulate NGOs

A group of Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs) operating as Human Rights Agenda Network (HRAN) has sued the National Assembly before a Federal High Court in Abuja over on-going plan to legislate on regulation More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, October 29th, 2017

Why Nigerians should not expect timely passage of 2018 budget—NASS

Says 2017 budget yet to attain 10% implementation The Chairman of House of Representatives Committee on Legislative Budget and Research, Mr. Timothy Golu, has said that the 2018 bill which the presidency said More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, September 1st, 2017

New constitution amendments trapped at National Assembly

Works on the proposed amendments to the 1999 Constitution may be delayed further as the 36 state Houses of Assembly have yet to receive the amendments passed by the National Assembly for inclusion in the 1999 Constitution. Findings More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Medical Vacation: Buhari writes National Assembly, takes over power from Osinbajo

President Muhammadu Buhari has written the leadership of the two chambers of the National Assembly to inform them that he had resumed his office in line with the provisions of the basic laws of the land. The letter More...

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...