Category archives for: LEGISLATURE

Nasarawa Impeachment: How Three Died, Two Injured In Another APC, PDP Brutal Clash


The renewed determination by the Nasarawa state House of Assembly on Monday to take their impeachment procedure to logical conclusion stirred up APC supporters against PDP leaving 3 persons dead and one person critically injured in Dadere, Obi local government on Tuesday. The crisis started when Hon. Sidi Bako, a member of the Nasarawa House […]

2015: INEC Reacts To Law Checking Deployment Of Soldiers, Police During Elections

Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Attahiru Jega

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Attahiru Jega, has backed a bill by the House of Representatives seeking to give the electoral body powers to control the movement of soldiers and other security personnel during elections. Mr. Jega gave the support Tuesday at a public hearing organised by the lower legislative chamber. […]

Al-Makura Impeachment: ‘Tread with caution’ – CACOL tells lawmakers

Gover‎nor Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa state

The Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL) has condemned the renewed plan by the Nassarawa State House of Assembly to impeach the Governor of the state, Mr. Tanko Al-Makura. The aggrieved lawmakers, who are unhappy that the governor was cleared of all the allegations they previously levelled against him, have been said to have hatched a […]

Al-Makura Impeachment Panel: Nasarawa Assembly Petitions NJC Over CJ’s Conduct

Tanko Almakura

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly, at a resumed sitting yesterday, resolved to petition the chief judge (CJ) of the state, Justice Suleiman Dikko, to the National Judicial Council (NJU) over perceived irregularities in the composition of a probe panel to investigate allegations of financial misappropriation and breach of constitution levelled against Governor Umaru Tanko […]

Part-time Legislature: To Be Or Not To Be?

Mark, Ekweremadu, Ndoma-Egba Condemn Abbuja Bomb Blast

Jonathan Nda-Isaiah writes on the clamour by some Nigerians for a part time legislature which will see the collapse of the Senate and House of Representatives into one House to curb high cost of governance. The cost of running the three arms of government; executive, legislature and judiciary, has been a source of concern to […]

APC, Falana flay fresh plot to remove Al-Makura


The All Progressives Congress has condemned the renewed plan by the Nasarawa State House of Assembly to impeach the state governor, Alhaji Tanko Al-Makura. Lagos lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana, SAN, also said the fresh move to remove Al-Makura, was illegal. The lawyer said in a statement on Sunday that under the constitution, the House of […]

What might be wrong? As deputy gov slumps before impeachment panel…Read to find out

Edo State House of Assembly in crisis

Enugu State Deputy Governor, Mr. Sunday Onyebuchi, on Wednesday slumped while testifying before the panel of enquiry that is investigating impeachable allegations levelled against him by the state House of Assembly. The deputy governor had testified for about three hours in his own defence when he suddenly complained of dizziness and collapsed into his seat. […]

Adamawa Crisis: Nyako Not Giving Up, Makes Necessary Moves To Block A Fresh Probe Despite Impeachment

Former Gov. Murtala Nyako of Adamawa state

Former Adamawa State Governor, Murtala Nyako, has requested the Acting Chief Judge of the state, Justice Ambrose Mammadi, to quickly assign his newly filed suit to a vacation judge. He is through his suit, marked ASY/107/2014, seeking among other things, an order to disband the Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by the administration of […]

Aftermath of #OsunDecides: Aregbesola warns INEC against post-election malpractices


Osun State Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, has warned officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission against allowing some unscrupulous politicians to compromise them to tamper with sensitive materials used for the conduct of last Saturday’s governorship election. The governor gave the warning at the presentation of certificate of return to him by INEC in Osogbo, […]

National Conference: Why new constitution need to be drafted

Issues Over FG Owing Confab Delegates Five Weeks Allowance

The plot to make the National Conference write a new constitution for Nigeria has resurfaced ahead of today’s resumption of plenary for delegates to approve the final report of the conference, Daily Trust can reveal. A delegate who read the draft report, which is to be circulated today, said the secretariat of the conference has […]

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