Six States await Supreme Court Decision on Governorship Elections, as Court confirms Governorship Outcome in Abia, Delta, Niger, and Taraba

The Supreme Court was billed to deliver judgments on appeals against the elections of the Governors of six States, namely; Benue, Bauchi, Imo, Kano, Plateau and Sokoto States on Monday, 13th January 2020. However, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Mohammed suspended proceedings, stating that a member of the 7-man panel was indisposed. The Court adjourned sitting to Tuesday, 14th January 2020. There has…

House of Representatives rejects Extended Term for Elective Offices

The House of Representatives has rejected a Constitution alteration Bill proposing a 6-year tenure for the Office of President, Governor and lawmakers at the National Assembly and at the State Houses of Assembly. The Bill which was sponsored by Hon. John Dyegh (APC, Benue) failed to scale through second reading after lawmakers criticised its imbalance with global best practices at its debate on 17th December,…

New National Assembly Service Commission Board Inaugurated

The Senate has confirmed the appointment of new board members for the National Assembly Service Commission with Ahmed Amshi, the former Chief of Staff to the President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan as Chairman. Mr. Amshi, along with 12 others will be serving as the Executive Chairman and Members of the Commission. In a letter read by the President of the Senate, Sen. Ahmad…

Senate approves, Buhari abandons confirmed NDDC Board Members

The Senate confirmed the appointment of 15 nominees as members of the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) on Tuesday, 5th November 2019. This followed the receipt of President Buhari‚Äôs letter read on the floor of the Senate on Tuesday, 29th October 2019, requesting that 16 nominees be confirmed. However, one of the nominees, Joy Yimebe Nunieh, who is also the Chairperson of…