2013 amended budget: Reps summon Okonjo Iweala over ‘collapse of economy in September’

2013 amended budget: Reps summon Okonjo Iweala over ‘collapse of economy in September’

House of Representatives yesterday asked the  Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to appear before it over her assertion that the economy will  collapse in September if the National Assembly failed to approve the 2013 Budget amendment bill sent to it by President Goodluck Jonathan. It said the minister’s […]

Ghana cabinet approves anti-terrorism amendment law

The Ghanaian cabinet has approved the anti-terrorism amendment law and forwarded the same to the Parliament. Mr Ibrahim Mohammed, Deputy Minister of Information and Media Relations, made this known on Monday during a media briefing in Accra. He said the amendment was necessary following increased threat of terrorists attacks in the country. The minister further said that […]

Constitution Amendment: Reps To Rename Nigeria Police- Video

A member of the House of Representatives, Ibrahim El-Sudi, has revealed that the Constitution Amendment committee of the House has proposed the need for the Nigeria Police Force to be renamed Nigeria Police, as part of its recommendation. Mr El-Sudi made this known on Channels TV weekend programme; Sunrise, while answering questions on police reforms […]

Ezekwesili kicks against Procurement Act amendment

Ezekwesili kicks against Procurement Act amendment

…Says Govt now theatre arena of contracts   ABUJA – Former Minister of Education and first Director-General of the Bureau of Public Procurement,BPP, Dr Oby Ezekwesili Tuesday advised President Goodluck to stop presiding over meetings that involves the award of contracts. She also urged members of the National Assembly to kick against the proposed amendment […]

Lawmakers interested in politics rather than primary duties- Kukah

•Falana says 91.9% inmates in Lagos are poor people The Bishop of Sokoto Diocese of the Catholic Church, Bishop Matthew Kukah, has advised Nigerian lawmakers to amend the nation’s criminal justice system so that people would not suffer unnecessarily. Bishop Kukah spoke on prison reform yesterday at a seminar organised by the Knights of St. […]

We’re not in a hurry to pass it 2013 budget amendment– Senate

We’re not in a hurry to pass it 2013 budget amendment– Senate

ABUJA—THE lingering crisis between the executive and legislature has deepened, with the Senate boasting that it was not in a hurry to pass the 2013 budget amendment Bill currently before the National Assembly. Strong indications have also emerged that a new phase in the problem is the fact that the executive may have rejected the […]

Constitution amendment: The Reps’ report

Constitution amendment: The Reps’ report

The collated result of the House of Representatıves “People’s Publıc Sessıon” on the Revıew of the 1999 Constıtutıon has generated compellıng ınterest sınce last Thursday when ıt was made publıc. It ıs not for nothıng. And for several reasons. Controversıes had dogged past attempts to amend or revıew the 1999 Constıtutıon, whıch was foısted on […]

Amendment of 1999 Constitution unnecessary – Niger governor

Amendment of 1999 Constitution unnecessary – Niger governor

The Chairman of the Northern States Governors’ Forum, Dr. Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu, has described as unnecessary attempts by the National Assembly to amend 1999 constitution. Instead of constitution amendment, the Niger State governor, said what the nation needs is judicial interpretation of vexed sections of the document. He challenged the judiciary to wake up to […]

Revenue sharing: Reps to strip Jonathan of powers

Revenue sharing: Reps to strip Jonathan of powers

House of Representatives is set to enforce its power to review revenue sharing formula as a bill for the amendment of Section 162 (2) scaled second reading on Tuesday. The matter came up for deliberation during the first plenary of the second session of the 7th Assembly. The  ‘bill for an Act to alter the […]