Category archives for: LEGISLATURE

Ekiti Impeachment Saga: Root of the crisis rocking the Ekiti State House of Assembly


In this piece, KAMARUDEEN OGUNDELE takes a look at the crisis rocking the Ekiti State House of Assembly The tension pervading the Ekiti State House of Assembly started with a rumoured plan to impeach the Ekiti House of Assembly Speaker, Adewale Omirin. This was reported in a section of the media on October 12, 2014. […]

N’Assembly recants, says minimum wage still on exclusive list


The House of Representatives clarified on Thursday that the National Assembly did not remove labour matters from the Exclusive Legislative List, contrary to reports making the rounds. The Deputy Speaker of the House, Mr. Emeka Ihedioha, made the clarification amid threats by organised labour to embark on strike over the matter. Ihedioha, who is the […]

Exposed: How The Senate Plot To Scrap National Minimum Wage In Nigeria – NLC


Nigeria’s labour movement has vowed to resist the decision of the Senate to remove the minimum wage from the Exclusive list to the concurrent legislative list. According to the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), such move would create more economic hardship on Nigerian workers. Removal of the minimum wage from the exclusive list empowers states and […]

‘You Have No Right To Own Private Business’ – Fayose Finally Reacts To Ekiti Speaker’s Allegation

Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose

The governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, has described as “mischief” the claim by the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Adewale Omirin, that his (Mr. Omirin’s) filling station was sealed for political reasons. The governor had on Tuesday ordered the immediate closure of the petrol station, T5 Petrol Station, owned by the Speaker, […]

Alleged Plot To Impeach Fayose: Group Accuses APC Lawmakers Of Bribery, Speaker Reacts

Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose

A group, Ekiti Democratic Coalition, has alleged that 15 All Progressives Congress members of the Ekiti State House of Assembly have been bribed with N800m to impeach the State Governor, Ayodele Fayose. The group made the allegation in a release issued on Wednesday and signed by its Coordinator, Comrade Aderemi Olaleye. It alleged that the […]

National Assembly retains immunity for President, govs


. Approves LG autonomy, independent candidacy in election . Scraps SIECs; removes wages from exclusive list . Empowers NASS to override President, govs on assent . Confers immunity on legislators ABUJA—THE Conference Committee of the National Assembly on Constitution Review yesterday retained the immunity clause for the President and the Governors which was originally in […]

Tambuwal keeps Reps in suspence on over defection rumor


Anxiety thickened at the House of Representatives on Tuesday over the suspected moves by the speaker, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal, to dump the Peoples Democratic Party. The issue featured in most hushed discussions among members in Abuja, barely 24 hours after Tambuwal attended an All Progressives Congress meeting in his Sokoto home state on Sunday. The […]

Confusion in Osun PDP over Omisore’s next plan of action ahead 2015

Senator Iyiola Omisore

Contrary to the bold-face being put up by chieftains of the State of Osun chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on the ongoing litigation at the Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Osogbo, the state capital, OSUN DEFENDER can authoritatively reveal that the leadership of the party has all along been playing on the fellow […]

Ekiti State House of Assembly suspends recess for Fayose


The Ekiti State House of Assembly on Monday resumed work four days after the Speaker, Adewale Omirin, declared a month recess. The PUNCH learnt that the Assembly started with the parliamentary, where it set the agenda for the week. It would on Tuesday (today) begin plenary at its hallowed chamber in preparation for the screening […]

BREAKING NEWS: Speaker Tambuwal Finally Dumps PDP, Defects To APC – Details!

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal

Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, speaker of the house of representatives, has finally defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC). It was reliably gathered that he will be issued his APC membership card on Tuesday morning at his ward in Tambuwal, his hometown, before he heads for Abuja for the plenary of the house same day. The […]

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