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Elections postponement: Senate may summon Jega

A senator critics Mr. Jega for acting without consulting the legislative

Missing $20billion: Reps to summon PriceWaterhouseCooper

The chairman House committee on Public Accounts says Nigerians would want to know the details of what happened.

Senate gives N4.3trillion 2015 budget second reading

The senate adjourned sitting till February 17.

Sunset at the National assembly

​Oil Crisis: Nigerian govt retains National Assembly’s N150bn jumbo budget despite dwindling revenues

While the Presidency has taken some budget cut amid dwindling revenues, the government has given the National Assembly the same amount it has spent the last four years.


Okonjo-Iweala presents N4.3 trillion budget to National Assembly

The 2015 budget is the lowest in four years.

Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Jonathan avoids National Assembly, sends Okonjo-Iweala to present 2015 budget

The delay in the presentation was blamed on the falling oil prices.

Melaye picks APC senate ticket for Kogi West

The former lawmaker and activist will now contest against incumbent senator, Smart Adeyemi, of the PDP.

Senate leader, Ndoma-Egba, loses fourth term bid at PDP primary

He was defeated by John Owan-Enoh at the PDP primary for the constituency.

Scaling of National Assembly gate our lawmakers’ ‘finest hour’ – Soyinka

The Nobel laureate says the phrase: ‘show of shame’ should be reserved for the Inspector General of Police.

Obasanjo rubbishes National Assembly, says it’s an assembly of thieves, looters

“When the guard is the thief, only God can keep the house safe and secure,” Mr. Obasanjo says.

Sunset at the National assembly

National Assembly gets new deputy clerk

Ben Efeturi was until his new appointment the clerk to the Senate.

Senate minority whip slams Police over NASS crisis

The senator and governorship hopeful says the crisis could have on Nigeria’s international trade.

Sunset at the National assembly

Senate President, Mark, orders immediate closure of National Assembly

An attempt by security operatives to stop the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, from the assembly plunged the complex into chaos.

VIDEO: Blocked APC Lawmakers jump gate into National Assembly

The brief video shows the chaos at the National Assembly Thursday.

Aminu Tambuwal

UPDATE: Speaker Tambuwal blocked from entering National Assembly

The spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress, Lai Mohammed,  has confirmed to journalists at the APC secretariat in Abuja that security operatives have prevented the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, from gaining entrance into the National Assembly Complex. “I spoke with speaker Aminu Tambuwal five minutes ago and he confirmed to me […]

Security operatives take over National Assembly ahead of Reps’ sitting

The expanded security operation is believed targeted at the embattled House of Representatives’ speaker, Aminu Tambuwal.

Nigerian Senate fails to extend emergency rule in northeast; summons military chiefs

Lawmakers say the president has rights to deploy the military without a state of emergency.

Senate divided over emergency rule in Borno, Adamawa, Yobe

“The situation in the Northeast region of the country had remained the same even after two of such extensions”.

Judge withdraws from $620,000 Farouk Lawan bribery suit

The lawmaker had accused the judge of bias.

Jonathan writes National Assembly, requests extension of emergency rule in Borno, Adamawa, Yobe

The Senate has confirmed receipt of the president’s letter.

former Senate President, David Mark

Senate postpones resumption date by one day

The Senate had abruptly adjourned sitting till Nov 11.

former Senate President, David Mark

Withdrawal of Tambuwal’s Security: Senate President vows to defend legislature

“I want to assure all of you that I would do the needful, to protect and defend the legislature at all costs.

$620,000 Bribery Scandal: Farouk Lawan, Emenalo fail to stop trial

The duo allegedly received a $620,000 bribe.

Makarfi’s former aide set to oust him from Senate

The former says his senatorial district deserves a better representation.

Minimum Wage: Nigeria workers union gives Senate ultimatum

“We say `NO’ to the minimum wage deregulation and we will resist the attempt with our capacity.”