HOW HON. KOLAWOLE LAWAL STANDS IN THE 9TH NATIONAL ASSEMBLY By Obute James

Hon Kolawole Lawal, Chairman, House Committee on Ethics and Privileges and representative of Egbado South/ Ipokia Federal Constituency of Ogun State is one of the few federal lawmakers who did not hesitate to point to direction they are going in terms of the legislative duties.   This is evident in his contributions to debate on motions and bills in the chamber, response to his constituency’s challenges and constituents’ complaints, bills sponsoring and presentation of motions among other legislative activities. Within the last few months of the 9th National Assembly Hon.…

President Buhari to present 2021 budget  on Thursday

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday present the 2021 budget estimate at a Joint session of both chambers of the National Assembly. The announcement was made following receipt of a letter from the President which was read during plenary by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday. The letter reads: “May I crave the kind indulgence of the Distinguished Senate to grant me the slot of 11:00hrs on Thursday, 8th October, 2020, to formally present the 2021 Appropriation bill to the Joint Session of the National Assembly. “While I look…

FIRST YEAR ANNIVERSARY: Buhari felicitates with 9th National Assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent warm greetings to the leadership and members of the 9th National Assembly on their first anniversary, extolling the sense of duty and diligence in handling issues related to the development of the country. President Buhari saluted the vision, courage and patriotism of the Assembly, noted, with appreciation, the understanding and maturity of the lawmakers in speedily processing bills that directly impact the welfare of Nigerians, courageously finding common grounds to move the country forward, and passionately carrying out their oversight functions with justice and fairness.…

9th National Assembly, a Parliament Waging a War Against its Own People By Moses Idika

On June 11, 2019 the 9th National Assembly was inaugurated with fanfare in Abuja as Nigerians from all the 36 states converged on Abuja to celebrate the “induction” their representatives into the hallowed chambers of Nigeria’s apex lawmaking body. All the hotels and many private homes in and around Abuja were filled with well wishers, supporters and family members who arrived the nation’s capital to rejoice with their new or re-elected lawmakers. One week earlier, June 6th, 2019, the life span of the 8th National Assembly had elapsed and it…

PIB: How 9th National Assembly will break the jinx – Lawan

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said the Ninth National Assembly will do things differently to break the jinx with the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) next year. The upper chamber, according to Lawan, will as a matter of urgency prioritize the consideration of the Petroleum Industry Bill alongside reforms of the Electoral Act when it returns from the Christmas break in January. The Senate President made this disclosure at a media briefing of Editors, Bureau Chiefs and members of the Senate Press Corps on Monday in…

9th National Assembly will not be Appendage of Executive -Gbajabiamila

Speaker, House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has assured that the current National Assembly under the leadership of Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, will not be an appendage of the executive arm of government. Rather, he said the National Assembly as an institution, would strive to uphold the independence of the legislature. The Speaker gave the assurance in Abuja Monday during the second annual public lecture of the ‘Legislative Digest’, a monthly magazine of the National Assembly. Represented by the Chairman, House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Hon. Ben…