Budget, Minimum Wage Bill To Top NASS Priority Concerns at its Reconvenes after the Elections

The passage of the 2019 budget and the Minimum Wage Amendment Bill, 2019 are expected to form part of National Assembly’s priority concerns as it resumes legislative activities on Wednesday, 13th March, 2019. At its reconvening, the National Assembly will be expected to prioritise deliberations and passage of the N8.83trillion 2019 Budget which has stalled in both chambers over political party campaigns and the General…

NASS Mourns Hon. Temitope Olatoye

Legislative activities in the National Assembly will resume fully on Wednesday, 13th March, 2019 following its brief adjournment on Tuesday, 12th March in honour of late Hon. Temitope Olatoye “Sugar” who was assassinated during the governorship elections. Until the lawmaker’s death by political thugs on Saturday, March 9, 2019, Hon. Olatoye represented the Lagelu/Akinleye constituency of Oyo State in the Federal House of Representatives and…

National Assembly Adjourns to 12th March, 2019

The National Assembly has adjourned plenary to 12th March, 2019 following lawmakers’ failure to constitute a quorum at its first sitting after the Presidential/ National Assembly elections held on 23rd February, 2019. The low attendance which only saw 8 lawmakers in the Senate and 12 members in the House of Representatives forced the leadership of both chambers to extend reconvening by two weeks. The Senate…

President Buhari Declines Assent to NOSDRA Bill

Despite earlier assurances by the Presidency to pass the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) Amendment Bill, 2018, President Buhari declined assent to the Bill in a letter addressed to the leadership of the National Assembly in February, 2019. Prior to the President’s refusal, the National Assembly had canvassed for passage of the Bill on the ground that it would increase accountability for…