Parliament Watch

W​hy National Assembly ​refused to pass Petroleum Industry Bill — Group

The PIB was first introduced into the National Assembly in 2008 as an executive bill by then president, Umar​u​ Yar’Adua

Without the illegal allowances, these are what your Senators, Reps earn

Our analysis did however not include the illegal but hefty quarterly allowances lawmakers pay themselves

INVESTIGATION: Men, Woman facing criminal allegations, who will make laws for Nigeria

PREMIUM TIMES presents tainted Senators and House of Representatives members who will be making laws for the nation.

Ike Ekweremadu, PDP, Deputy Senate President

PDP’s Ekeremadu returns as Deputy Senate President

He won the race following a power sharing deal that had the minority but influential PDP back the new senate president, Bukola Saraki.

Bukola Saraki elected Senate President

The former Kwara State governor has been sworn into office.

Senate, House of Reps elect new leaders — LIVE UPDATES

Shortly after the innauguaration, the lawmakers would elect their leaders in what would be Nigeria’s most contested National Assembly leadership since the return of democracy in 1999.

House of Rep passes Petroleum Industry Bill

The Senate did not pass the bill before the end of its tenure.

Seventh Senate passed 123 bills – Ndoma-Egba

The Seventh Senate concluded its four-year term Thursday.

SHOCKING: 2015 Budget: National Assembly’s N150billion enough to fund capital votes for 20 Federal MDAs

While the lawmakers take so much, their work rate has been dismally poor, PREMIUM TIMES analysis show.

REPORT CARD: Nigerian Senators, Reps cornered N600bn in 4 years but passed only 106 bills

Despite taking funds needed to provide hospitals, schools and jobs, the lawmakers returned about 10 per cent efficiency.

Mark cautions state lawmakers to resist executive interference

Mr. Mark says independence should not prevent collaborations between the executive and the state legislatures

Former State Assembly Speakers demand retirement benefits

The former speakers say provisions for their benefits should be included in the Constitution.

Senate may overule APC on Senate Presidency zoning — Deputy Minority Leader

Senator Sani says lawmakers may choose their leader independently if they are not satisfied with the APC zoning.

Senate Presidency: South East group roots for Lawan

The group says Mr. Lawan is the best person to lead the eighth Senate.

Senate passes bill criminalizing female genital mutilation, violence

The bills seeks to prohibit violence in private and public life.

Senate urges ​Nigerian ​military to investigate Jos killings

The culprits used the Nigerian Army uniforms to carry out their operations.

Senator begs Jonathan to forgive suspended Permanent Secretary

The lawmakers says the permanent secretary went beyond his brief in recalling the envoys.

Full list of Ogun House of Assembly members

The APC won 17 seats while the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, won 9.

LIST – New House of Reps Members for Nigeria’s 8th National Assembly

Generally, most of the Reps that would make up the 8th National Assembly posses at least a bachelors degree. Only 26 ​m​embers ho​l​d only ​Secondary School Certificate.

Top 10 Corruption Scandals Nigeria’s National Assembly Hasn’t Resolved

These are just few of the scandals the National Assembly may not resolve before the end of the 7th Assembly.

Nigerian govt sues Senate, House over Constitution Amendments

The government says the amendments are inconsistent with the spirit of federalism, separation of powers and checks and balances.

former Senate President, David Mark

​Lawmakers pass bill to establish National Assembly budget office

Senate endorsed the sack of 17 NSCDC employees.