Edo Assembly: House of Reps Committee Submits Report

The House of Representatives on 17 July 2019 responded to the crisis in the Edo State House of Assembly, calling on the latter to either abide by its set conditions or risk National Assembly’s intervention in its affairs. This came as it adopted the recommendations from a 13-Man Ad-hoc Committee that was constituted on Tuesday, 9th July 2019 to investigate the inauguration of the Edo…

House Minority Leadership Tussle

The House of Representatives descended into chaos on 4th July 2019 after the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila read a communication signed by 90 lawmakers from its various minority parties (including the People’s Democratic Party) selecting their leadership. The letter nominated Hon. Ndudi Elumelu (PDP:Delta) as Minority Leader, Hon. Toby Okechukwu as Deputy Minority  Leader (PDP:Enugu), Hon. Gideon Gwani Lucas (PDP:Kaduna) as Minority Whip  and…

INEC Budget Priority Concern as NASS Reconvenes

The passage of the budget for the conduct of 2019 General Elections is one of the top two priority issues that Nigerians expect to consider as it reconvenes on October 9. The National Assembly had set to pass the budget in June but this was scuttled in the wake of the hurried adjournment of the National Assembly following security and executive attempts to interfere on…