Two More Reps Dump APC

Two more members of the House of Representatives, Ahmed Abu, representing Lavun/Mokwa/Idati Federal Constituency of Niger State, and Olemija Stephen, who represents Akoko North-East/West of Ondo State have dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. This comes a day after two members announced their defection to other parties. A letter read by the Speaker of […]

Saraki Faults Governors and Military On IPOB

Senate president Bukola Saraki has said that the declarations made by the Southeast governors and the Nigerian Army on the Independent People of Biafra, IPOB contravene the Constitution of Nigeria. Saraki, a former governor said the two groups flouted the constitution with their pronouncements, insisting that he believed that should the decisions espoused in the […]

Gbajabiamila Emerges Reps’ Majority Leader

The leadership crisis in the House of Representatives appears to have been solved, as Femi Gbajabiamila, the three-term member, representing Surulere Federal Constituency of Lagos, emerged the Majority Leader of the 8th House. Yakubu Dogara, the speaker of the house, announced his appointment as they resumed sitting earlier today, Tuesday, July 28. Other positions announced by the […]

Protesters Storm National Assembly

Some protesters, on Wednesday, stormed the National Assembly complex demanding a legislation that would prescribe the death penalty as punishment for corruption in the country. Speaking under the auspices of a group called, Voice of the Voiceless, they said there was no way Nigeria would make progress, if corruption in public office was not brought […]

Senate Passes Criminal Justice Bill

The Senate on Tuesday, passed the Criminal Justice Bill that would ensure speedy dispensation of justice in the country. According to Umaru Dahiru Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, the Bill would promote efficient management of criminal justice institutions when signed into law by the president. He said the bill will […]

Ezekwezili Condemns Confirmation of Obanikoro

Oby Ezekwesili, former minister of Education has criticized today’s nomination and confirmation of Musiliu Obanikoro, a former lawmaker, as a Minister. While describing the nomination by the Senate as morally repugnant, Ezekwesili also described the senators who approved the confirmation as shameless fellows. “So despite Ekitigate, our Senate confirmed the morally repugnant nomination of Obanikoro […]

Senate Confirms Obanikoro

The Nigerian Senate has confirmed embattled Musiliu Obanikoro as Minister of the Federal Republic despite a walk-out staged by Senators who are members of the All Progressives Congress, APC. Obanikoro was asked to take a bow rather than be screened by the Senate. This is consistent with the tradition of the upper legislative chamber when […]

INEC Shifts Date for Submission of Candidate List

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has moved the deadline for the submission of political parties’ candidates list for governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections from December 25 to December 26, 2014. This was disclosed by Kayode Idowu, Chief Press Secretary to the INEC chairman, on Thursday evening in Abuja. He said “the commission […]