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Election, voters

Okonkwo emerges ADP candidate for Anambra gubernatorial election

“Ifeanyi Okonkwo had a total of 1,062 out of 1,072 accredited votes to pick the party’s gubernatorial ticket.”

Activist sues National Assembly over purchase of multi-billion Naira cars

Last week, the House of Representatives began delivery of the first batch of 360 Peugeot cars to lawmakers in Abuja.

National Assembly never complied with FOI Act – Report

“While 60 institutions out of 800 submitted such reports to the AGF in 2015, only 44 submitted in 2016.”

Nigeria’s National Assembly fails to account for N9 billion – Audit Report

Apart from the National Assembly, other key bodies indicted include the NNPC and Ministry of Interior.

Femi Gbajabiamila

Why National Assembly budgets, lawmakers’ pay should be made public — Gbajabiamila

The Leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, in this interview with PREMIUM TIMES’ Festus Owete and Hassan Adebayo, speaks on his defeat in the race for Speaker, why Nigerians are not sympathetic to lawmakers, the huge salaries and allowances earned by the lawmakers and other issues.

INTERVIEW: Why National Assembly budgets, lawmakers’ pay should be made public — Gbajabiamila

The House Leader also spoke on why he lost the Speakership election.

Alleged forgery: Court order on Saraki, Ekweremadu pasted in National Assembly

A court authorized service by substituted means.

Chambers of the Nigerian Senate used to illustrate the story.

Constitution Review: Ekweremadu, others want life pension for National Assembly leaders

Some senators have opposed the proposal.

​‘OccupyNASS group received about N400, 000 daily for National Assembly protest’

The group says it is ending its campaign after a “resoundingly successful” protest.

Budget Impasse: Multiple protests rock National Assembly

The two groups are demanding urgent action on the 2016 budget.

Buhari refuses to sign 2016 budget, returns document to National Assembly

A spokesperson for the House of Representatives says the president has identified “grey areas”.

Ike Ekweremadu, Deputy Senate President

EFCC rejects Ekweremadu as anti-corruption ambassador, disowns National Assembly officer

The EFCC says its National Assembly liaison officer, Sulaiman Bakari, acted outside his brief.

Abubakar Malami

Nigeria Justice Minister rejects Kogi Assembly takeover by National Assembly

The minister says the directive is not biding.

#PanamaPapers: Toyin Saraki’s lawyers disagree with husband, say secret assets belong to her alone

Senate president insists assets belong to his wife’s family.

Election, voters

2015 Election: Presidential, National Assembly results from Nigeria’s South South inflated – Report

TMG says it deployed 4,000 citizen observers to polling units across the 774 Local Government Areas.

Chambers of the Nigerian Senate used to illustrate the story.

Again, National Assembly disappoints on 2016 budget

The Senate claims to pass the budget as earlier assured “was still within an acceptable error margin”.

EXCLUSIVE: Inside National Assembly’s N115 billion budget for 2016; House of Reps gets biggest share

PREMIUM TIMES has exclusively obtained details of the National Assembly’s budget, wrapped in secrecy in the last five years.

Irritated by fraudulent allocations, National Assembly postpones budget passage indefinitely

The lawmakers denied any rift with the executive but said the National Assembly needed to do a “proper clean-up” of the budget.

EXCLUSIVE: Obasanjo writes Saraki, Dogara, accuses National Assembly of corruption, greed, lawlessness, impunity

The former president challenges the federal legislature to publish its recurrent budgets for 2000, 2005, 2010 and 2015.

SPECIAL REPORT: How National Assembly’s public account committees engage in massive money laundering

Instead of ensuring probity and accountability in line with their mandate, members engaged in abuse of the nation’s money laundering laws

SHOCKING: 2016 budget documents stolen from National Assembly

President Buhari had presented a N6.08 trillion budget for the fiscal year 2016 to a joint session of the National Assembly.

Group wants National Assembly leadership investigated for money laundering

CSNAC also wants collaborating banks sanctioned.

National assembly abuja building

SPECIAL REPORT: Inside the massive money laundering in Nigeria’s National Assembly

The nation’s lawmaking body is involved in abusing Nigeria’s money laundering law it helped enact.

Ike Ekweremadu, PDP, Deputy Senate President

Fresh facts expose how Ekweremadu, others withdrew N8 billion, laundered funds in failed constitution amendment

Bank documents reveal details of transactions

Senate chamber

EXCLUSIVE: Despite cash crunch, Nigerian Senate illegally buying N4.7billion exotic cars for Saraki, other senators

The Senate is buying the cars at a time millions of Nigerians are facing severe economic hardship