Category archives for: LEGISLATURE

Jonathan’s $1bn Loan Request: Why we are going to approve the request – Senate


For opponents of President Goodluck Jonathan’s request for $1 billion loan to equip the military for the battle against insurgency, it was bad news from the Senate yesterday as the parliament said the request was consistent with its earlier resolution asking the president to present a supplementary budget whenever it is required to fight the […]

Fighting Boko Haram: N’Assembly may reconvene over Jonathan’s $1bn loan request


The Senate may recall its members, who are currently on annual vacation, to consider President Goodluck Jonathan’s request for $1bn external loan to fight the miltant Boko Haram sect. The Chairman, Senate Committee on Information and Public Affairs, Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe, stated this on Friday. Jonathan had on July 16, 2014 sent a letter to […]

Impeachment: Read the outcome of Jonathan’s meeting with Nasarawa lawmakers

Tanko Almakura

The Nasarawa State Chief Judge, Suleiman Dikko, has set up a seven-member panel to investigate the 16 count allegations levelled against Governor Tanko Almakura by the state House of Assembly. The appointment of the panel came a day after six of the lawmakers, led the Speaker, Musa Mohammed, met with President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja. […]

Aftermath of Nyako’s impeachment, lawyer threatens to drag Adamawa House to court…READ WHY


A Yola-based lawyer, Mr Sunday Wugira, has threatened to drag Adamawa House of Assembly to court for failing to inform Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of the removal of Murtala Nyako as Governor of the State. Wugira, who was in the assembly with a letter requesting for the Certified True Copy of the House’s proceeding […]

Presidential Election: Who takes over Aso Rock?…PDP, APC scheme towards 2015


In this piece, our correspondent, ALLWELL OKPI, examines emerging developments within the nation’s political circle ahead of the 2015 general elections Factionalised, depleted and war-torn was the state of the Peoples Democratic Party early this year. The future of the ‘largest party in Africa’ seemed bleak as the defections of its members to the newly […]

At Last, Nasarawa APC Takes Action Over Al-Makura’s Impeachment As Party Loyalists Hold Rally

All Progressive Congress (APC)

Nasarawa state governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, on Thursday called on the All Progressives Congress loyalists to resist any attempt by the state legislators to impeach him from office. The lawmakers on Wednesday directed the clerk of the Assembly to mandate the Chief Judge of the state to raise a seven-man panel to investigate and probe […]

Nasarawa Crisis: Jonathan Finally Intervenes In Al-Makura’s Impeachment, Meets Privately With PDP lawmakers

Jonathan moves to save Al-Makura

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday met behind closed-doors with six members of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly. The meeting was believed to be the President’s way of intervening in the impeachment process that the lawmakers had instituted against the state governor, Tanko Al-Makura. Al-Makura had met with the President over the weekend in his […]

Enugu Impeachment: Why Deputy Governor Must Go, Apart From “Raising Chickens In Govt House” – Lawmakers!

Enugu state governor, Sullivan Chime

The Enugu State House of Assembly on Tuesday said the state deputy governor, Sunday Onyebuchi, does not deserve to remain in office for operating a poultry farm within his official quarters and obstructing the smooth running of government in other ways. Twenty-two of the 24 members of the Assembly had on Monday resolved to serve […]

Nasarawa Impeachment: The 16 Offences Listed Against Gov. Al-Makura – PDP Lawmakers!

Gover‎nor Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa state

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly on Thursday levelled 16 charges bordering on official misconduct against the state governor, Tanko Al-Makura. The legislature had ordered that the governor be served an impeachment notice signed by 20 out of its 24 members on Monday. The 20 members belong to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, while the […]

Nassarawa: Finally, House orders Chief Judge to set up panel to investigate Al-Makura

Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura

Nasarawa State House of Assembly has ordered the state’s Chief Judge, Suleiman Dikko, to constitute a panel to investigate Governor Tanko Al-Makura as accused by lawmakers of committing impeachable offences. State lawmakers launched impeachment proceedings against the governor last week, accusing him of 16 offences. A seven-man panel to be named by the chief judge […]


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