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COVID-19: Presidency Lambastes Senate For Asking Buhari To Address Nigerians

The Presidency on Thursday hit out on the Senate for calling on the President Muhammadu Buhari to address Nigerians in a television broadcast following the outbreak of novel Coronavirus.  AljazirahNigeria recalls the Senate at plenary on Wednesday  asked President Buhari

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The NASS, Obnoxious Bills And The Rest Of Us

By Akintunde Babafemi We all know that the National Assembly, NASS wields enormous powers as conferred on them by the laws of our land; but it is not difficult for me or anyone else to discern that this power is

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Enter NASS, Africa’s Shrine Of Hypocrisy

By Anthony Obekpa Nigeria is an unfortunate country on many flanks. There is nowhere this misfortune is expressed more pungently than in the National Assembly (NASS). The two chambers of our  national parliament have the penchant to engage in actions which

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Coronavirus Scare: Reps Moves To Suspend Plenary For Two Weeks

The House of Representatives Tuesday resolved to suspend plenary for two weeks to enable the management of the National Assembly, put measures in place against the spread of coronavirus in the country. The development was part of the resolution of

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Nigeria’s National Assembly Under Security Siege

By Yemi Itodo Without prejudice to the importance of security to law, order, stability and the overall wellbeing of the Nigerian state, especially in a convoluted society battling a deadly insurgency, the bitter truth is that, the National Assembly of

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Nigeria: Where Lawmakers Jettison Conscience

BY CHIDOZIE OGBONNYA Having deliberately stayed away from discussions around the financial and other benefits of Nigerian lawmakers both at the state and at the federal level, my prejudice and that of many Nigerians about legislators in the 9th National

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Nigerians In Diaspora Can’t Vote Until Constitution Is Amended – Gbajabiamila

Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the House of Representatives, says that constitutional amendment is needed before Nigerians in diaspora can be allowed to vote. Gbajabiamila said this at the Diaspora Voting Stakeholders Workshop in Abuja. He said that millions of

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Who Will Save The Senate?

By John Madu Since the commencement of democratic experience in Nigeria in 1999, the National Assembly being the legislative arms of government, has somewhat attempted to constitute its self as a parallel government in Nigeria. Right from the time of

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NASS Debates: When Personal Interest Conquered Public Good

By Itodo Ikongbe   Though America can loosely be referred to as a crazy country, with its endearing epaulet of “God’s Own country, “notwithstanding.  Some even derogatively call them “Yankees.” But I admire the political cum leadership maturity and national

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Calls For Sack Of Security Chiefs Diversionary —CSOs

Conference of Civil Society Organisations for Peace, Security and National Development has faulted the call by the National Assembly and other pressure groups for the sack of military chiefs saying the call was ill timed and diversionary considering the achievements

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