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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.
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.
APC snatches Senate majority, ends PDP’s 16-year rule
The APC snatches the Senate’s leadership, but lacks a two-third majority.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.