NASS Committees on Appropriations hold public hearing on 2017 budget

  The 8th National Assembly achieved a major milestone on Monday 13th February when it began its three -day public hearing on the 2017 budget. It is the first time that the national budget has been open to public debate since Nigeria’s return to civilian rule in 1999. The public hearing, which was organised by the National Assembly’s Joint Committees on Appropriations in collaboration with…

Presidency Forwards Justice Walter Onnoghen’s Name to Senate For Confirmation as CJN

The Senate will consider the Presidency’s recommendation of Justice Walter Onnoghen’s as the next Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) after Acting Vice President Yemi Osibanjo averted a potential legal crisis by forwarding the name of the learned justice to the chamber on 7th February 2017. As a departure from the norm, President Buhari had sworn in Justice Onnoghen in an acting capacity on 10th November…

Worries over State of President Buhari’s Health as he Extends Vacation Indefinitely

Worries over the state of President Buhari’s health have intensified since the President officially communicated to the National Assembly via a letter, of his intention to extend his annual leave from 6th February until his doctors in London, United Kingdom were satisfied that certain factors from his medical results were ruled out. In his first letter notifying the National Assembly of his leave on health…

Citizens demand Good Governance With Protests Across the Country

A national protest to demand good governance and a better standard of living led by civil society groups, trade unions and human rights activists took place on the 8th of February in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, and other major cities. Using the Twitter hashtag “IStandwithNigeria”, the groups demanded better accountability and transparency of a government that promised Nigerians change when it was voted into power…