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Olu of Ilaro, other Ogun monarchs hit National Assembly

The Olu of Ilaro, Oba Kehinde Gbadewole Olugbenle and some prominent traditional rulers mainly from the Ogun West Senatorial District stormed the National Assembly on Thursday.

Battle for Financial autonomy: Police take over National Assembly

Officers of the Nigerian Police Force mobilized to the National Assembly complex on Monday barred members of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) from gaining entrance.

PASAN to shut down NASS, Houses of Assembly from Monday

The Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria, PASAN, directs members to shut down the National Assembly, Houses of Assembly from Monday indefinitely.

National Assembly to amend Constitution to include gender parity

The National Assembly has expressed its readiness to amend the Constitution to ensure gender parity and enact laws to improve the fortunes of women and girls in Nigeria.

State Houses of Assembly workers protest, storm National Assembly

Workers from the various state Houses of Assembly under the auspices of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) on Tuesday stormed the National Assembly Complex in Abuja and drove away security operatives attached to the building to demand full implementation of financial autonomy for the state legislature.

Group throws weight behind ban of bleaching cream

The Yoruba Youth Socio-Cultural Association (YYSA), on Thursday, threw its weight behind the move by the National Assembly to ban importation and production of bleaching creams in the country.

NASS enjoys growing confidence of Nigerians: Lawan

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday, said that the National Assembly enjoys the confidence of Nigerians given the growing number of petitions brought before it, and received in the Ninth Assembly.

NASS makes special provision for COVID-19 2nd wave

President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan said the National Assembly has made special provisions for the prevention and management of the second wave of COVID-19 in the country.

National Assembly postpones resumption over APC assignment

The National Assembly on Saturday postponed its resumption to enable lawmakers, who are members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to partake in the party’s membership registration and revalidation exercise scheduled to begin on Monday 25th January 2020.

Stop Buhari now or we sue him: Group tells Lawan, Gbajabiamila

President Buhari must be stopped from selling public properties to fund the 2021 budget, a Nigerian group has told National Assembly leaders

Where is the National Assembly’s budget?

Since the 8th Assembly released its budget to the public in 2018, the 9th Assembly is yet to practice Open Budget or Fiscal Transparency which is a thematic area under Open Government Partnership Nigeria signed on to.

Ozekhome to Malami: You are wrong, National Assembly can invite Buhari

Chief Mike Ozekhome, a senior advocate and constitutional lawyer has disagreed with Justice Minister Abubakar Malami, on whether the National Assembly has a right to invite President Muhammadu Buhari to address members.

What does the National Assembly mean to Nigerians? – Lawan

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan has challenged those who are critical of the National Assembly to a debate on the relevance of the Legislature to Nigerians rather than criticising the funding of the Assembly.

What happened to NDDC probes by National Assembly?

Four months since the NDDC probes at National Assembly, no one has been held to account for the gross plunder of funds meant for Niger Delta people

Nigerians will be shocked when I release details of earnings of NASS members – Reps Spokesperson

Ayorinde Oluokun/Abuja Nigerians will be shocked by the details of earnings of lawmakers in the National Assembly which will soon be released, Benjamin Kalu, the...

National Assembly moves resumption date to Sept 29

The National Assembly has postponed its September 15, 2020 resumption of plenary sessions by another two weeks.

Pondei bombs National Assembly: NDDC coerced to pay rogue contractors

National Assembly members have been accused of blackmail and coercion, in forcing the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC pay rogue contractors, before approving the agency's budget.

Corruption probes: SERAP sends message to Lawan, Gbajabiamila

Senate President, Dr Ahmad Lawan and Speaker of House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila have been sent a request by a Nigerian group, to urgently publish all reports of corruption probes by the National Assembly since 1999.

Senate confirms Adesina, 39 others as Ambassadors

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed the nomination of 39 Non-career and one Career Ambassadors of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Asari Dokubo, Edwin Clark, why no outrage over iniquity at NDDC?

Why is Chief Edwin Clark, the foremost Ijaw leader, taciturn over NDDC? Where is Asari Dokubo, the defender of the Niger Delta?

We will not allow ourselves to be distracted – Senate President

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan said on Monday that he and his colleagues in the ninth National Assembly will not allow any distraction from their focus.

National Assembly commission queries clerk for insubordination

The National Assembly Service Commission has queried Alhaji Mohammed Sani-Omolori, Clerk of the National Assembly for 'gross insubordination'.

National Assembly Clerk rejects retirement by commission

The National Assembly Clerk, Alhaji Mohammed Sani-Omolori has rejected his forced retirement by the National Assembly Service Commission. 

JUST IN: Senate okays life imprisonment for kidnappers

Anyone convicted of kidnapping in Nigeria will now face life imprisonment, the Nigerian Senate prescribed on Tuesday.

What NASS will do to prevent wanton killings in Kaduna – Lawan

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the National Assembly will engage security agencies in the country with a view to upscaling operations in hot-spot areas to avert the killings of residents of Kaduna South senatorial district.

Don’t usurp powers of Executive, lawyers tell National Assembly

Lawyers under the aegis of Coalition of Public Interests Lawyers and Advocates (COPA) have advised the National Assembly (NASS)

Provide timelines for community policing, Lawan tells I-GP

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday charged the Inspector-General of Police to provide timelines for the implementation of the community policing in the country.

Senate considers N10.51trn revised budget for 2020

The Senate on Thursday reconvened to consider President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for approval of the revised 2020-2022 Medium Term Expenditure Framework/Fiscal Strategy Paper, and revised Appropriation Bill 2020.

National Assembly members return tomorrow for 2020 budget

The National Assembly members will tomorrow resume from their Eid-el-Fitri break to consider President Muhammadu Buhari’s Appropriation (Amendment) Bill 2020..

Senate begins amendment of Nigeria’s local content law to strengthen economy

The Senate has commenced amendment of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development Act 2010, following the consideration of a bill seeking to boost local content and strengthen the nation’s economy.

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