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Gbajabiamila Emerges Reps’ Majority Leader

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

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


The Senate on Wednesday passed N4.695 trillion as the 2014 national budget. The budget is N52.2bn more than the N4.642 trillion submitted by President Goodluck Jonathan to the National Assembly on December 19, 2013, through the Co-ordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. Main points of the 2014 budget approved

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