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Hong Kong Lawmakers Resign In Solidarity With Disqualified Colleagues

All of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy lawmakers have resigned after four of their colleagues were disqualified. On Wednesday Beijing passed a resolution allowing the city’s government to disqualify politicians deemed a threat to national security. Shortly afterwards Hong Kong Democratic Party

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Tension As 11 Lawmakers Elect Speaker In Bauchi

BY JONATHAN IPAA  Palpable political tension has taken over the Bauchi State House of Assembly over the election of a speaker. Eleven members out of the thirty-one State Assembly members converged at the Assembly complex as early as 7am Thursday to

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Lawmakers To Approve N242b For 2019 Polls Next Week

The Independent National Electoral Commission says federal lawmakers will considering passing a N242 billion budget for the 2019 general elections next week. Chairman of the commission Yakubu Mahmood spoke after meeting with the leadership of the National Assembly on Wednesday

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PDP Lawmakers Drinking Whiskey Inside N’assembly During DSS Siege – Presidential Aide 

Babafemi Ojudu, special adviser to the president on political matters, says Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers are attempting to “elicit public sympathy” with the security siege at the national assembly complex. He said while operatives of the Department of State Services

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The politics of independent report submission in National Assembly

By Morgan Omodu The Legislative arm of government has her constitutional duty as enshrined in the constitution of the Federal Republic. Of most significant to this write up is the over sight functions exercised over the MDA’S, Parastatals and Agencies

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Nigerian lawmakers move against Saraki, Dogara over budget secrecy, constituency projects

The secrecy with which the National Assembly has handled its budgets, and the lopsided manner it distributes funds for zonal intervention projects, are unsettling the lawmaking body and putting members on a collision path against the leadership, PREMIUM TIMES can

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Euro lawmakers press EU to impose visas on U.S. citizens

The European Parliament called on the EU executive on Thursday to force Americans to apply for visas before visiting Europe this summer, stepping up pressure to resolve a long-running transatlantic dispute on the issue. The European Commission stressed it was

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X-raying Nigerian economic recession and the MMM controversy – Gbenga Odunsi

By Gbenga Odunsi (Assistant Editor) The House of Representatives has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Central Bank of Nigeria to immediately go after the promoters Mavrodi Mondial Moneybox, otherwise known as ‘MMM’ in Nigeria. Lawmakers strongly

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House of Reps clears members accused by U.S. of sexual assault

The House of Representatives on Tuesday cleared the three lawmakers accused of sexual misconduct. In recommendations submitted by its Ethics and Privileges Committee, the House also mandated the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to engage the United States senior diplomats on

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OccupyNASS Protest for October 10 in Abuja

In a bid to further champion transparency in the activities of Nigeria’s legislature, the OccupyNigeria group has made plans to engage in a protest match on Monday October 10 in Abuja, Nigeria. In a statement released on Thursday, entitled ‘OccupyNASS:

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