NASS queries police invasion of Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly

The Senate Committee on Police Affairs will look into the circumstances leading to the closure of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly after allegations that the Nigeria Police Force “invaded” the State Assembly and prevented lawmakers from accessing their chambers was raised at a Senate plenary. The Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly has been on the spotlight since a court order pronounced the…

Senate adopts Bill Prohibiting Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities

Nigeria may well be on its way to domesticating the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities as a Conference Committee Report on a Bill promoting the full integration of persons with disabilities into society was adopted by the Senate on 21 November, 2018. The Bill describes persons with disabilities as having “long term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairment[1]”, that could…

House of Representatives to launch an investigation into the Military’s Use of Appropriated Funds

The House of Representatives is set to investigate how funds appropriated to security agencies are utilised after a motion queried the operational lapses that led to the killings of at least 118 soldiers by Boko Haram at Metele village, Borno State was moved at its plenary session on Tuesday 27th November, 2018. Members of the House of Representatives had expressed dismay over President Buhari‘s disposition…

Senate confirms Mr.Olanikpekun Olukoyode as Secretary of EFCC

Mr.Olanikpekun Olukoyede is now Secretary of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) following Senate’s approval of his nomination on 28 November 2018 in accordance with section 2(3) of the EFCC Act. As secretary and head of the Commission’s administration, Mr. Olanipekun is expected to assist the Commission achieve its objective of coordinating and enforcing economic financial crimes laws among others. There are however other…