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

Govs, NASS members ‘ve failed South-East – Activist

April 5, 2022 Emeka Nze 0

A legal activist and solicitor of the Supreme Court, Barrister Chukwudi Ezeobika Esq, has stated thatgovernors and members of the National Assembly (NASS) from the South-East are docile, out of touch and completely unconscious of their roles and duties to the region. Ezeobika in a statement on Monday noted that “it is indeed worrisome that elected state governors and members Read More

We’re shortchanged, South East NASS caucus laments

April 3, 2022 Chuks Nweze 0

The South East caucus of the National Assembly has raised the alarm that the region is being shortchanged in the number of senators and House of Representatives members from the zone compared to other zones. The NASS members made this outcry during South East Open Square programme organised by Daria Media in collaboration with Channels TV, and sponsored by MacArthur Read More

2023: I’ll win NASS election for PDP – Iornem

March 28, 2022 John Shiaondo 0

A PDP House of Representatives contender for the Kwande /Ushongo Constituency, Dr Kohol Iornem, has purchased his expression of interest and nomination forms to contest for the party’s ticket in the upcoming primaries. Dr. Iornem is president of Udzough u Tiv in the United Kingdom.Presenting the nomination and express of interest form before his supporters Sunday, Dr Iornem, said he Read More

ActionAid wants NASS commitment to passage of Gender Bills

March 24, 2022 Adeola Tukuru 0

ActionAid Nigeria ( AAN) has called on the Nigerian National Assembly to substantiate it’s commitment to gender equality by representing and reconsidering all five proposed Gender Bills in the 5th Constitution Amendment Bills. AAN Country Director, Ene Obi in a press statement issued in Abuja said the Nigerian women deserve a constitution that guarantees: an irreducible minimum of 111 seats Read More

Constitution review: Anxiety over outcome from state parliaments

March 17, 2022 Blueprint 0

With voting concluded by both houses of the National Assembly, on the 68 constitution alteration Bills, anxiety has been in air over possible outcomes from the State Houses of Assembly. JOSHUA EGBODO reviews past attempts, and the hurdles before the ongoing process. Tightening lose ends With voting concluded on the promised alterations, all eyes were on the National Assembly, which Read More

Gombe: KFP slams NASS, advocates women participation in politics

March 9, 2022 Auwal Ahmad 0

Chairperson of Kalthum Foundation for Peace, Ummul Khalthum Muhammad, has called on women to actively participate in the political process ahead of the 2023 general elections. Ummul Khathum made the call in a press statement signed and made available to newsmen in Gombe on Wednesday, in commemoration of the International Women’s Day (IWD) celebration. The woman activist urged the federal Read More

IWD: NAWOJ asks NASS to reconsider gender bills

March 9, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Nigeria Association of Women Journalist (NAWOJ) Tuesday said until the gender bills are reconsidered and passed into law by the 9th National Assembly, Nigeria cannot be considered a fully democratic nation. NAWOJ made her position known in a statement signed by the president, Comrade Ladi Bala to congratulate Nigerian women on the occasion of the International Women’s Day celebrated Read More

IWD: Re-consider rejected Gender Bills, Anyim tells NASS

March 8, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche Abuja 0

Former Senate President, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, has called on the National Assembly to re-visit the rejected Bills on women/gender related issues with a view to passing them into law. The former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) in a message of solidarity and support to Nigerian women on the occasion of the 2022 International Women’s Day (IWD) Read More

Constitution review: Women group decries NASS’ rejection of gender bill

March 3, 2022 Joy Emmanuel Yenagoa 0

The Standup for Women Society (SWS) Bayelsa state chapter, Wednesday, expressed disappointment and grieved at the actions of the 9th National Assembly (NASS), when they rejected a bill seeking to reserve special seats for women at both national and state assembly. A statement by the state chairperson, Liberator Eunice Nnachi, in Yenagoa, frowns at how they denied women the opportunity Read More