2019: Who will run if Buhari decides not to?

Though President Muhammadu Buhari has not yet explicitly announced that he would go for a second term, many people close to him have said so and he has not publicly disowned them,a development seen by many as consent on the side of the president.

2019: Who will run if Buhari decides not to?

By Hamza Idris, Ismaila Mudashir & Muideen Olaniyi Though President Muhammadu Buhari has not yet explicitly announced that he would go for a second term, many people close to him have said so and he has not publicly disowned them, a development seen by many as consent on the side of the president. Some analysts […]

Politicians who can’t win election without Buhari oppose Amendment to Electoral Act

Chairman of South East Senate Caucus, Senator Enyinaya Abaribe said anyone still calling for President Muhammadu Buhari re-election is not fit.

Politicians who can’t win election without Buhari oppose Amendment to Electoral Act

Chairman of South East Senate Caucus, Senator Enyinaya Abaribe said anyone still calling for President Muhammadu Buhari re-election is not fit. The Senator who currently represents Abia South constituency made this statement while admonishing his colleagues who opposed the amendment to the Electoral Act regarding election sequence in the 2019 general elections. Abaribe made this statement […]

2019: CNPP Backs NASS on Order of Elections, Cautions CSOs Rejecting Reordered Polls

The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has thrown its weight behind the National Assembly on reordering of 2019 general elections and beyond, insisting that the presidential election must come last to save Nigerian democracy and the country from nosediving into a one party state at any point in our national life.  

2019: CNPP Backs NASS on Order of Elections, Cautions CSOs Rejecting Reordered Polls

The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has thrown its weight behind the National Assembly on reordering of 2019 general elections and beyond, insisting that the presidential election must come last to save Nigerian democracy and the country from nosediving into a one party state at any point in our national life. In its reaction […]

Senate knocks AGF, Sagay seeks Malami’s probe over Maina

Senate knocks AGF, Sagay seeks Malami’s probe over Maina

Eniola Akinkuotu and Leke Baiyewu, Abuja The Senate, on Tuesday, berated the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), for his moves to stop the National Assembly’s investigation into the controversial reinstatement of a former Chairman of the Presidential Task Team on Pension Reforms, Mr. Abdulrasheed Maina. The upper […]

Dinner with National Assembly part of routine stakeholders engagement – NNPC Boss

Dinner with National Assembly part of routine stakeholders engagement – NNPC Boss

The  Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has said that a dinner with members of the Senate and House of Representatives scheduled to hold on Tuesday evening was part of its routine stakeholders engagement. The explanation came amidst public criticisms that the corporation might have scheduled the dinner to influence the lawmakers who were investigating allegations of […]

Senators aspiring to be next governors

Senators aspiring to be next governors

Midway to 2019, many serving senators have directly or indirectly shown interest in crossing over from the National Assembly to various state government houses. Daily Trust takes a look at the growing trend. While some senators are planning to navigate their way to government houses because the incumbents are rounding off second terms, many of […]

Nigeria’s 2017 budget, despite being signed into law, still being amended

Nigeria's 2017 budget, signed into law by the acting president a month ago, has still not been finalised and is being amended due to disagreements between parliament and the presidency, two sources familiar with the matter said.

Nigeria’s 2017 budget, despite being signed into law, still being amended

Nigeria’s 2017 budget, signed into law by the acting president a month ago, has still not been finalised and is being amended due to disagreements between parliament and the presidency, two sources familiar with the matter said. Any delays to government spending could hobble recovery in Africa’s largest economy, now in its second year of […]

SERAP warns Dogara against granting amnesty to treasury looters

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent an open letter to Hon. Dogara Yakubu, Speaker, House of Representatives, urging him to use his “leadership position to take without delay all necessary measures to withdraw the bill to grant full and complete amnesty to suspected looters and allow them to keep their ill-gotten wealth.”

SERAP warns Dogara against granting amnesty to treasury looters

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent an open letter to Hon. Dogara Yakubu, Speaker, House of Representatives, urging him to use his “leadership position to take without delay all necessary measures to withdraw the bill to grant full and complete amnesty to suspected looters and allow them to keep their ill-gotten wealth.” Under […]

New Bill: Nigerian looters to get full amnesty

Looters of Nigerian treasury may get “full and complete amnesty” based on a proposed law currently being considered by the House of Representatives

New Bill: Nigerian looters to get full amnesty

Looters of Nigerian treasury may get “full and complete amnesty” based on a proposed law currently being considered by the House of Representatives. The proposed law seeks to give the looters leeway to escape any form of probe, inquiry or prosecution after fulfilling certain conditions. Besides, such looters shall not be compelled by any authority […]

Court never said you have power to increase budget – Falana tells Lawmakers

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says a federal high court never ruled that the national assembly had power to increase estimates of the appropriation act.

Court never said you have power to increase budget – Falana tells Lawmakers

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says a federal high court never ruled that the national assembly had power to increase estimates of the appropriation act. He was reacting to a claim by the house of representatives that “the federal high court has ruled that the national assembly has the power to increase or review upward […]

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