Thursday, May 26, 2022

Parliamentary

Ebonyi PDP lawmakers deny resigning, knock APC lawmakers over seats declared vacant

Mr Nwifuru, who thereafter declared their seats vacant, directed the Clerk of the House of notify the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in writing and the need for replacement through the conduct of a fresh election.

3 Ebonyi PDP lawmakers resign, seats declared vacant

The letter announcing the stepping aside of the lawmakers was read on the floor of the house by the speaker, Francis Nwifuru, on Tuesday.

Senate rejects Buhari’s request to amend new Electoral Act

The bill was thrown out after Senate leader Senator Yahaya Abdullahi led the debate for second reading of the bill.

Reps make U-turn on three rejected gender bills

The House had rejected the bills last week while voting on proposed amendments to the 1999 Constitution.

Senate warns Court over order on new Electoral Act, vows to do President Buhari’s...

Mr Lawan warned the judiciary to respect the separation of powers contained in the constitution to avoid anarchy.

Reconsider rejected gender bills, Aisha Buhari appeals to lawmakers

Mrs Buhari had last week stormed the lawmaking premises to show support for the bills but on Tuesday during the fifth altercation of the 1999 constitution, the two chambers voted against the legislations.

Protesters block NASS gate over rejected women bills

The bills bordered on special seats for women in the legislature, indigeneship, citizenship and 35 per cent party leadership.

Senate passes local govt financial autonomy bill

It seeks to grant full financial and administrative autonomy and make local councils have a uniform tenure across the states.

Again, NASS proposes life pension for presiding officers

SERAP argued that some principal officers of the National Assembly had served as governors and are already enjoying life pensions in their states.
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