National Assembly holds 2nd Joint Hearing on the Appropriations Bill

The National Assembly (NASS) held a National Budget Hearing on the N8.61 trillion 2018 budget that was presented by President Buhari in November 2017. This is the second national hearing held by NASS on the budget; the first was held on the 2017 budget. Carried out in collaboration with the Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre (PLAC), and with the support of the British Department of…

Faceoff as National Assembly, Presidency Argue Over Electoral Act Amendment Bill, 2018

The fate of the Electoral Act Amendment Bill, 2018 remains tentative after a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja issued an order preventing the National Assembly from overriding the President’s veto on the Electoral Act Amendment Bill, 2018. It will be recalled that prior to the subsisting court order, President Muhammadu Buhari had written to the National Assembly’s leadership on March 13, 2018 rejecting the…

House Passes NFIU Bill

The House of Representatives, on Thursday, 29th March, 2018, passed the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) Bill for third reading after further reconsidering the Bill and making necessary amendments to section 25 and clause 27 of its Conference Committee report on the Bill. Although the House of Reps initially passed the Bill in November 2017, it rescinded its decision on the NFIU Bill and ten…