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Senator defends Jonathan’s rejection of Constitution Amendment

The lawmakers says the president demonstrated “statesmanship”.

Ex-militants among newly elected lawmakers in Rivers Assembly

The militants are becoming increasingly influential and moving up the political ladder in a number of Niger Delta states

Court grants Media Rights Agenda leave to sue Reps over records of committee investigation

Justice Chukwu granted MRA leave to apply for the reliefs sought and adjourned hearing in the substantive suit till April 16, 2015.

Ex-Speaker, Masari, wins Katsina guber election

Mr. Masari of the APC defeated six other candidates.

Court orders N’Assembly to disclose allowance paid to lawmakers

Lawmakers are believed to receive huge sums, running into tens of millions, as Constituency Allowance every quarter.

With APC win, South East shuts self from Senate President, Speaker slots

APC will have no representatives from the South East in the eighth session of the National Assembly which begins June.

Senate chamber

APC snatches Senate majority, ends PDP’s 16-year rule

The APC snatches the Senate’s leadership, but lacks a two-third majority.

I have no apology for confirming Obanikoro – Mark

David Mark says he will not trample on Senate rules to satisfy the yearnings of any interest, no matter how vociferous and violent.

EDITORIAL: The Moral Stench of Confirming Musiliu Obanikoro as Minister

Our lawless and shameless lawmakers have failed the country once again, and there is no doubt that they will remain on the wrong side of history for a long time.

Senate confirms Obanikoro as minister despite Ekitigate scandal

APC lawmakers staged a walk-out.

Former Minister Musiliu Obanikoro

EDITORIAL: The Moral Burden of Clearing Mr. Obanikoro

The allegation against Mr. Obanikoro and others should not be a matter of partisan bickering. Loyalty to the constitution should be the only concern here.

Femi Gbajabiamila

Reps Minority Leader, Gbajabiamila, apologises over row with Deputy Speaker

The All Progressives Congress, APC, lawmakers in the House of Representatives had accused Emeka Ihedioha of partisanship.

Nigeria Senate slashes subsidy on kerosene, petrol

The upper chamber slashed petrol subsidy from N200 billion to 100 billion.

Ekiti tape controversy: Senate refuses to discuss Obanikoro’s ministerial nomination

Mr. Obanikoro is currently embroiled in the Ekiti rigging audio tape crisis.

Nigeria Senate approves $52 crude oil benchmark for 2015 Budget

The federal government proposed $65 per barrel.

Nasarawa on map

Youth Unemployment: Nigeria on “gun powder” – Ex-​Senators, Reps

The forum asked elder statesmen to live above board.

Reps move to probe use of Hiace buses after Bayelsa auto crash deaths

The investigation follows the deadly road accident that claimed the lives of Bayelsa female politicians.

Nigerian Senate expresses confidence in Jega, INEC; okays card readers for elections

Some PDP senators had claimed that the use of card readers is constitutional.

Former INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega

Senate summons service chiefs over election postponement

The APC Senators say the Service Chiefs forced INEC to postpone the elections.

Jega tells Senators he can’t guarantee elections will hold March 28

The commission says it will go ahead with its plan to deploy card readers for the election.

APC takes House of Reps’ majority as 6 PDP members defect

The APC moved Tuesday to take full leadership of the House.

Download: Nigeria 2015 Budget Proposal the Jonathan govt does not want Nigerians to see

PREMIUM TIMES, courtesy BudgIT, has obtained authentic copies of the proposal handed to federal lawmakers for vetting and approval.

Nigerian Senate summons Jega over postponement of elections

APC Senators say military chiefs should have been summoned instead.

Former Minister Musiliu Obanikoro

Jonathan writes Senate, nominates Obanikoro, 7 others as ministers

Mr. Obanikoro was one of the biggest casualties of the gubernatorial primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP], after resigning his ministerial position on October 15 to vie for the party’s ticket in Lagos for the 2015 election.

Sunset at the National assembly

Senate, House of Reps to resume Tuesday

The 2015 Appropriation Bill is top on the agenda.