Why is the Senate interested in NDDC?

Mon-Charles Egbo, print media aide to the President of the senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan explains the interest of the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly in the affairs of the Niger Delta Development Commission The Niger-Delta Development Commission (NDDC) is an intervention agency of the Federal Government created to directly improve the living standard of […]

Vaccine: Bill Gates makes clarification on ‘offering House of Reps $10m bribe’

The co-founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates has rubbished claims that it offered a $10million bribe to members of the House of Representatives to pass the Infectious Diseases Bill. DAILY POST had reported that the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) had alleged that the Green Chamber of the National Assembly had been offered money to […]

Bill for independent candidature passes 2nd reading at House of Reps

By EricJames Ochigbo A Bill for an Act to alter the 1999 Constitution to allow for independent candidates in elective offices in Nigeria,  has passed second reading at the House of Representatives. The bill seek to alter the 1999 Constitution for independent candidate in the country. The bill which was sponsored by the Majority Whip […]

Senate considers bill to boost advance healthcare in Nigeria

The Senate on Tuesday at plenary considered a critical bill seeking to boost advanced healthcare service delivery in Nigeria. It will also act as safeguard and response to medical emergency in the future. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Sandy Onor (PDP-Cross River Central), seeks to establish the Advanced Healthcare Development Fund. Leading the debate on […]

Parliamentary system of government in Osun unconstitutional – Rep

Gov. of Osun Goyega Oyetola By EricJames Ochigbo A member of the House of Representatives, Mr Oluwole Oke (PDP-Osun) says the introduction of parliamentary system of government in the administration of local government areas in Osun “is unconstitutional’’. Oke made the remarks in a statement issued on Sunday in Abuja. He said that the current […]

COVID-19: Reps to review its Legislative Agenda

By Eric James Ochigbo The House of Representatives says it plans to review its Legislative Agenda to accommodate adequate response to COVID-19 pandemic. Mr Femi Gbajabimila the Speaker of the House said this while receiving a Coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) who paid him a courtesy visit on Monday in Abuja. According to him, […]

N40bn NDDC Probe: Ex-militants back NASS

By EricJames Ochigbo A group of ex-militants known as ‘Conscience of the Niger Delta’ has thrown its weight behind the National Assembly’s probe of an alleged N40billion irregular expenditure by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). In a statement by the Coordinator on Monday in Abuja, Mr Odudoh Okpokiri, the group called on the National […]

5G network under scrutiny in Nigeria as senate probes

The Senate on Tuesday mandated its committees on public health, communications and science and technology, and cybercrime to investigate the status of the 5G network in the country as well as its impact on citizens. It also asked the federal government to suspend deployment and installation of the network in Nigeria. The 5G is a […]

109 Senators donate 50% of salaries to fight COVID-19

By Naomi Sharang The 109 senators has announced decision to contribute 50 per cent of their salaries to support Federal Government’s efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19. Acting spokesman of the Senate, Sen. Godiya Akwashiki, announced the decision in a statement in Abuja on Monday. According to him, after due consultations following a keen […]

Senate resumes plenary April 28

The Clerk of the Senate, Mr Nelson Ayewoh, on Monday announced that the chamber would resume plenary on April 28. In a statement in Abuja, he said the members are accordingly notified of the resumption date. “Distinguished senators are by this notice expected to sit in plenary on Tuesday 20th April at 10.00am prompt. “Staff […]

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