Court Order Halts NASS Plans to take over Edo State House of Assembly

The National Assembly may halt plans to take over the legislative functions of the Edo State House of Assembly after an interim order issued by a Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday 7th August, 2019 ordered both parties to maintain status quo.  This came as the Edo State Government instituted legal proceedings challenging the resolutions of the Senate and the House of Representatives directing…

NASS Sets Up Standing Committees

The Senate and House of Representatives has announced the leadership of its standing Committees. While the 9th Senate has 69 Standing Committees (an increase from the 68 inaugurated in the preceding Senate), the House has 105 Committees (an increase from the 97 inaugurated in its last Assembly). The move which improved on the timing from the last Assembly where standing Committees were announced in October…

Senate Confirms 43 Ministerial Nominees

The Senate on Tuesday, 30th July confirmed all 43 Ministerial nominees forwarded by President Buhari. The President had on 23rd July, submitted its list in line with section 147 of the 1999 Constitution that requires approval of each nominee and the guidelines for their composition. However, not all are impressed with the tardiness of the President’s submission (54 days after inauguration); or the gender disparity…