Welfare packages: NASS seeks better offer for judiciary officers…Buhari increases allocation from N120bn to N150bn

November 25, 2022 Taiye Odewale Abuja 0

The National Assembly through its joint Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters has demanded for better welfare packages for judiciary officers. The request was made Friday in Abuja at the 2023 budget defence session when the executive secretary of the National Judicial Council (NJC), Mr. Ahmed Gambo Saleh, had an audience with the joint committee on behalf of Read More

Clerk of NASS to vacate office February 2023 – Coalition

November 14, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Worried by publications in a section of the media on alleged attempts to subvert the process for the appointment of a Clerk of the National Assembly (CNA), a coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) has dismissed claims in certain quarters that the tenure of the CNA, Amos Olatunde, ends on Monday, November 14, 2023. The coalition made up of Centre Read More

NASS, FRSC hail Dangote Coal over CSR, road safety in Kogi

November 9, 2022 David Agba Abuja 0

The House of Representatives and Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) have commended Dangote Coal Mines Limited for supporting the government through its multimillion-naira social schemes, and for adopting innovations that have positively impacted the rate of auto crashes in the country. Speaking at an Interaction Session involving the host communities of Ankpa Local Government Area of Kogi State, Chairman of Read More

Climate Parliament tasks NASS on energy access

October 10, 2022 Blueprint 0

As part of the effort to support Nigeria’s plan for a decarbonised, low-carbon, and climate-resilient economy, the Climate Parliament Nigeria (CPN) has urged the National Assembly to boost Nigeria’s energy access. United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), Parliamentary Action on Renewable Energy (PARE) organised programme in Abuja to galvanise the interest of National Assembly members and ensure the required governance Read More

Workers applaud NASS on move to end dichotomy in health sector

September 27, 2022 Moses John Abuja 0

The Nigerian Union of Allied Health Professionals (NUAHP) has applauded the National Assembly on its move to amend the University Teaching Hospitals Act Cap U15 LFN, 2004, known as Decree 10 of 1985, saying the amendment would reduce frequent industrial crisis in the sector. Speaking during the National Executive Council (NEC) of the union in Abuja, Tuesday, president of the Read More

UBEC grants: Kwara gets clean bill as NASS threatens erring states

September 22, 2022 Blueprint 0

The House of Representatives Committee on Basic Education and Services recently concluded a two-day oversight inspection visit on UBEC / SUBEB intervention projects in Kwara state with a vow to expose erring states diverting UBEC marching grants. UMAR BAYO ABDULWAHB reports on the committee’s findings in the state. It was an expression of mixed feelings when members of the House Read More

NASS renovation’ll affect Buhari’s physical presentation of 2023 Budget – Lawan

September 16, 2022 Taiye Odewale Abuja 0

Presentation of the proposed N19.76 trillion 2023 budget by President Muhammadu Buhari to the joint session of the National Assembly next month “is not certain due to the on-going renovation of Hollow Chambers of the Senate and House of Representatives.” The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed this to journalists Friday in Abuja after inspecting Room 022 being put Read More

Insecurity: Can NASS carry out impeachment threat?

August 12, 2022 Blueprint 0

As the terrorists and other violent criminals continue to cause havoc in Nigeria, members of the 9th National Assembly have threatened President Muhammadu Buhari with impeachment if he failed to tackle the issues head-on. Can they carry out their threat? ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU asks. Senator and members House of Representatives across party lines gave President Muhammadu Buhari a six-week ultimatum to Read More

FG, NASS urged to move over N1bn Cancer Health Fund from FMoH to NHIA

August 3, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Executive Director of Project Pink Blue (PPB) – Health & Psychological Trust Centre, Runcie C.W Chidebe, has called on the federal government and National Assembly to urgently move the over N1billion Cancer Health Fund from Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) to the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA). Chidebe made the call recently in Abuja during the Health Financing Policy Read More

Kachikwu to NASS members: Impeach your leaders before Buhari

August 3, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) Dumebi Kachikwu, has challenged members of the current 9th National Assembly to impeach their leaders first before President Muhammadu Buhari. Kachikwu said the President ought to have been impeached seven years ago in his first year in office, alleging that President Buhari had committed all unimpeachable offences. The presidential candidate, however, pledged Read More

Extend Local Content Act to other sectors – Oil, gas stakeholders tell NASS

August 2, 2022 Benjamin Umuteme Abuja 0

Stakeholders in the oil and gas industry have called on the federal government to extend the Nigerian Content Law to other sectors of the economy. According to them, adopting a bespoke approach which would consider the peculiarities of the various sectors intended to be covered would further open up the economy and create the much needed industrialization the country craves Read More

Ahead 10th NASS, NILDS rolls out more legislative drafters

July 29, 2022 Taiye Odewale 0

The National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS) has rolled out additional thoroughly trained legislative drafters ahead of the 10th National Assembly in 2023. Speaking during certification of the new legislative drafters at the NILDS head office in Abuja Friday, the director-general, Prof. Abubakar Sulaiman, said a total of 50 drafters who are all lawyers had been trained and Read More

Pictures: Gbajabiamila returns to classroom

July 26, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Speaker of the House of the Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has gone back to study at Harvard University for a leadership course. In a post shared on his verified social media account, Tuesday, Gbajabiamila posted pictures of himself in a classroom. He gave this hint a day when the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), is holding protests across the nation in solidarity Read More

2022 Electoral Act: Lamentations in NASS over Indirect Primaries

June 20, 2022 Blueprint 0

Party primaries for 2023 general elections have come and gone but the indirect method used, is being criticised by federal lawmakers. TAIYE ODEWALE reports. Meaning of Indirect Primaries As stipulated in section 84(8) of the 2022 Electoral Act, any political party that adopts indirect primaries as option for emergence of its candidates for various positions in a general election, must Read More

No one is complete without Sports – Dare

June 4, 2022 Taiye Odewale, Abuja 0

Any able – bodied person without sports in his or her life is not complete, the Minister of Youths and Sports, Mr Sunday Akin Dare, has said. The Minister stated this in Abuja Saturday while declaring open Table Tennis and Badminton competitions organised by journalists covering the Senate under the aegis of the Senate Press Corps (SPC) Dare who was Read More

NHIA: Return us to NASS for implementation – Oloriegbe , Sununu beg constituents

May 24, 2022 Taiye Odewale, Abuja 0

Chairman Senate Commitee on Health, Senator Ibrahim Yahaya Oloriegbe ( APC Kwara Central), declared Monday that for strict implementation of National Health Insurance Authority Act (NHIA), he and his counterpart in the House of Representatives , Hon Tanko Sununu, should be voted into the coming 10th National Assembly. Oloriegbe who stated this while fielding questions from Journalists covering the Senate Read More

NASS determined to enhance efficiency in Judiciary – Lawan

May 24, 2022 Taiye Odewale, Abuja 0

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan has assured the judiciary that the National Assembly is determined to provide any possible support to enable it discharge it’s mandate. Lawan who stated this in Abuja on Monday at a capacity building workshop organised for Judges and Justices by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), said the federal lawmakers were determined Read More

Between visible records and empty promises

May 19, 2022 Blueprint 0

The drumbeats of politics have begun across the country ahead of the 2023 general elections. Quiet aspirants are creeping out from their hideouts. As a keen observer of the political trends in Albasu, Gaya and Ajingi federal constituency of Kano state. We have seen this quiet aspirant creeping out from his Abuja abode. In this regard, the choice before the Read More

Stipulate laws to fight hate, SDP presidential aspirant urges NASS

May 16, 2022 Blueprint 0

Ahead of 2023 general elections, a presidential aspirant on the platform of Social Democratic Party (SDP), Prince Adewole Adebayo, has called for the enactment of laws and enforcing them to fight hate and lawlessness. He expressed this in a tweet on his official Tweeter handle suggesting a way out of the murder of a Sokoto student, Deborah Samuel Yakubu over Read More

Goro deserves re-election

May 12, 2022 Blueprint 0

As we move closer to the 2023 general elections, no matter how hard some representatives try to mislead some gullible minds, I have to say, some Members of the National Assembly from my home state of Kano don’t deserve to get re-elected into their respective seats. Deserving re-election requires one to work tirelessly for his constituents. Every member has been Read More

NILDS raises legislative drafters for NASS, state assemblies

April 29, 2022 Taiye Odewale 0

The National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS) has begun the process of raising thoroughly trained legislative Drafters for the National Assembly and Houses of Assembly. Speaking at the ceremony, the Director General of NILDS, Professor Abubakar Sulaiman, said the main purpose of coming up with the idea “is to equip both the National Assembly and Houses of Assembly Read More

Ex-ACF chair urges FG, NASS to scrap JAMB

April 29, 2022 Mohammed Yangida 0

An elder statesman and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nasarawa state, Alhaji Musa Liman Kwande (Baraden Lafia), has called on the federal government to scrap the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in order to “free up admission processes into the nation’s tertiary institutions.” He made the call via a media chat Friday in Lafia, the Read More

NILDS raises legislative drafters for NASS, state assemblies

April 29, 2022 Taiye Odewale, Abuja 0

The National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS), has commenced process of raising thoroughly trained legislative Drafters for National Assembly and State Houses of Assembly. Forty of such set of legislative drafters were certificated Friday in Abuja by NILDS after three months intensive training. In his speech at the ceremony, the Director General of NILDS, Professor Abubakar Sulaiman, said Read More