Lessons from the 7th Assembly: Setting an Agenda for the 8th Assembly

There are great expectations on Nigeria’s recently inaugurated 8th Assembly. Ushered in against the mantra of change, it is the first time in 16 years, that the All Progressive Congress has produced majority lawmakers in both chambers. In the 7th Assembly, former Speaker, RT. Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal spearheaded the legislative process with an agenda that sought to reposition the House of Representatives as an…

Faceoff as Amnesty International Criticises Nigerian Military

There have been concerns in some quarters over the allegations contained in Amnesty International’s report titled “ Star on Their Shoulders, Blood on Their Hands[1]” which accuses the Nigerian military of perpetrating horrific war crimes in the pretext of fighting insurgency in the North East. The report claims that since March 2011 more than 7, 000 young men and boys have died in Nigeria’s military…