Finally, in the election of the Principal Officers in the 9th National Assembly, conscious efforts must be made to ensure that the principle of Federal character is strictly adhered to in the. June 9, 2015. 1 min read. ADVERTISEMENT. Members of the National Assembly will Tuesday elect the principal officers who will take charge of the Senate and the House of Representatives. In the.
THE crisis rocking the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) over the election of principal officers of the National Assembly has once again opened a new debate on the issue of party supremacy. national maternal and perinatal deaths surveillance (est, etc,) bill, 2020 Senate 2021-01-19 14:04:08 Federal university of health sciences, otukpo, benue state (est, etc,) bill, 202 For the Senate which President, Bukola Saraki doubles as the head of the National Assembly, the 8th session was one borne out of the many politics and controversies associated with the new. , July 2, announced the names of the eight principal officers for both the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the minority Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
President Muhammadu Buhari has reviewed the relationship between the Executive arm of the government and the outgoing 8th National Assembly and concluded that it wasn't the best. The president spoke when he hosted the Senate President, Bukola Saraki; House of Representatives Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, and other principal officers of the National. The National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is a bicameral legislature established under section 4 of the Nigerian Constitution. It consists of a Senate with 109 members and a 360-member House of Representatives.The body, modeled after the federal Congress of the United States, is supposed to guarantee equal representation with 3 Senators to each 36 states irrespective of size in.
Unlike in 2015, the party showed keen interest in who emerged as principal officers of the 9th National Assembly, immediately after the inauguration of the parliament The 469 members of the 8th national assembly have at least 2,570 aides, an investigation by NAN has revealed. Advertisement. Out of the number, 700 aides work for lawmakers in the senate, while. The offices of principal officers of the National Assembly have become Mecca of some sort for these senior civil servants. They go there very often to confer with the lawmakers they consider influential enough and seek their support for the clerk position, a senior legislative aide confided in our correspondent No fewer than 2,570 aides are engaged by members of the 8th National Assembly, totaling 469, an investigation by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) has revealed. Out of the number, 700 aides work. Speaker House of Representatives , Yakubu Dogara raising the Gavel after his election during the the inauguration of the 8th National Assembly. PHOTO: Ladidi Lucy Elukpo. • Aggrieved Reps head.
The National Assembly has continued to spend millions of naira on the rent accommodation and guest houses (too numerous to mention, both in Abuja & Lagos) for the Principal Officers from the. The National Assembly is rightly referred to as the symbol of our democracy. This is so because it is the only arm of government usually sacked whenever the military takes over, hence, the absence of the legislative arm is tantamount to the absence of democracy. Since the inception of our current democratic experiment, the National [ The APC, can after the emergence of the presiding officers, zone the principal positions since that falls exclusively within the power of the party or that of its caucuses in the National.
THE first anniversary of the inauguration of the 8th National Assembly on June 9 afforded Nigerians a good opportunity t
As provided in the National Assembly Act, each lawmaker, excluding principal officers, is entitled to five aides - one Senior Legislative Aide (SLA), two legislative aides, a personal assistant. Di 8th National Assembly wey begin work for 9 June 2015, Dis one make am difficult for di two principal officers to get beta rapport wit di president. Mace tiff How 8th National Assembly Saved Nigeria- Frm Senate President, Bukola Saraki. Lawan Donates N8m to Victims of Yobe Market Fire Disaster. Principal Officers; House of Reps. African Speakers to Meet in Nig as Gbajabiamila, Ghana's Speaker Seek Closer Parliamentary Relations. We owe our successes to God Through Tinubu-Speaker, Gbajabiamila. , the Deputy Senate President and the Clerk of the National Assembly, Alhaji Salisu Maikasuwa, may be sacrificed over the roles they played in the emergence of the principal officers of the NASS on June 9, 2015
The National Assembly Act stipulates that each lawmaker, excluding principal officers, is entitled to five aides - one Senior Legislative Aide (SLA), two legislative aides, a personal assistant and a secretary. Also, the President of the Senate is entitled to 45 aides, his deputy, 30, and 20 each for principal officers Reactions trailed the emergence of Sen. Bukola Saraki as the 8th Senate President and the election of other principal officers of the National Assembly. In Ibadan, Oyo State, Sen. Lekan Balogun, a Chieftain of PDP, described the emergence of Saraki as the new Senate president as a good development for democracy
An investigation in 2016 revealed that no fewer than 2,570 aides are engaged by the 469 members of the 8th National Assembly. Out of the number, 700 aides work for lawmakers in the Senate, while. Meet the 10 principal officers of the Nigerian senate below: Sen. Olubukola Abubakar Saraki -Senate President Sen. Ike Ekweremadu -Deputy Senate President Sen. Mohammed Ali Ndume -Majority Leader Sen. Godswill Obot Akpabio -Minority Leader Sen. Olusola Adeyeye -Chief Whip Sen. Tanimu Aduda Philip- Minority Whip Sen. Bala Ibn Naallah -Deputy Majority Leader Sen. Emmanuel Garba-ched Contrary to promise of harmonious relationship among all arms of government, the reverse has been the case in the last five years, plus. The cat and mouse relationship of the executive and legislature had its origin in the selection of presiding and principal officers of both chambers of the National Assembly as the n- PDP faction of the APC takes over the leadership of the legislature as. Checks further indicated that similar requests were made individually by five principal officers of the 8th Senate. A scrutiny of the office running cost for the month of October 2016 indicated that it emanated from Senators Philip Tanimu Aduda, Bala Ibn Na' Allah, Francis Alimikhena, Emmanuel Bwacha and Biodun Olujimi, indicating that each.
The Nation gathered that the condition of service for the National Assembly staff was amended close to the end of the 8th National Assembly, 1991 as a Principal Legal Officer on Level 12 . READ ALSO: NASS leaders must stop blackmailing IMC of NDDC — UNDEDSS. He later transferred his services to the National Assembly in February, 1991 as a Principal Legal Officer on Level 12
Some National Assembly Legislative Aides have called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to probe the leadership of the 8th Assembly over payments due to the aides. The aides under the aegis of Concerned Legislative Aides of 8TH National Assembly, urged the anti-corruption body to act on the petition which it had He was said to again allegedly moved his services to the National Assembly in February, 1991 as a Principal Legal Officer on Level 12. A source argued that the Clerk ought to have proceeded on retirement leave last year, but has remained in office despite the fact that those who joined the Civil Service in February 1985 had already retired The genesis of the current relationship between the National Assembly and the Executive dates back to the election of principal officers of the parliament, following the victory of the All. The intense negativity that such inflicts on legislation is part of the consequences one can easily glean from the number of the 8th National Assembly bills that the executive refused to sign into law, ending up as mere vocal exertions in the hallowed chambers from 2015 to 2019
The deft political calculations for effective capacity, geopolitical balancing and spread, as well as the alignments and realignments that permeated the battle for the leadership of the 9th National Assembly around this time last year did raise some concerns about whether the All Progressives Congress-led government would tread the same path of errors it trod four years· earlier and which. He recalled how the outgoing 8th National Assembly under Bukola Saraki as the President of the Senate, sabotaged the present administration in pursuit of selfish political interests of the PDP Everest Amaefule, Sunday Aborisade, Chukwudi Akasike and Adelani Adepegba. Four hundred and sixty five members of the 9th National Assembly, including Senators Orji Kalu, Danjuma Goje and Ibikunle.
The petition described the directive as a deliberate attempt to misappropriate the funds meant for them. On November 4, Lawan, Gbajabiamila and principal officers of the legislature, met the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, the Director-General of the Budget Office, Ben Akabueze, the CNA, NASS Service Commission directors, among others, over the matter By Yomi Odunuga. The deft political calculations for effective capacity, geo-political balancing and spread, as well as the alignments and realignments that permeated the battle· for the leadership· of the 9th National Assembly around this time· last· year did raise· some concerns about whether the All Progressives Congress-led government· would tread· the same path· of errors it trod. Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila and the Clerk to the National Assembly (CNA), Mohammed Sani-Omolori, have been asked to resolve the payment of severance allowances of legislative aides of the 8th National Assembly (NASS). A similar problem is brewing as legislative aides of the 9th NASS under the aegis of Progressives Aides Caucus.
The EFCC Monday swooped on the Kano State House of Assembly and detained the Speaker of the House, Alh. Gambo Sallau, alongside principal officers in what the state government has described as a political assault on the state government following the mass defection of the State Governor, Engr. Rabiu Kwakwanso alongside several other key politicians in government positions to the opposition All. .Says NASS'll Deliberately Be Pitching Buhari Govt Against The People If.. The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has warned members of the National Assembly, particularly the principal officers and their possible collaborators to retrace their steps if they truly working to pass the Electoral Act amendment bill with the controversial insertion of a strange Section 50(2. By Bukola Ajisola With the benefit of hindsight, the eighth National Assembly is likely to go down as the most self-serving, disoriented and anti-people assemblage in modern Nigeria. Whereas. The group reasoned that if the late Senate President, Mr. Chuba Okadigbo, and other principal officers during his time could be impeached for involvement in a controversial N155million, Messrs. Saraki, Dogara and other principal officers of the 8th National Assembly should suffer the same fate or be recalled by their constituencies for the. Although some principal officers in that assembly denied not retiring the money, the kernel of the matter is that members of the 8th National Assembly collected a whooping N150 billion in just four years under a bogus sub-head of running cost. This is not only reprehensible but also a great disservice to a nation whose economy is in.
Published. 6 June 2019. Chief Mike Ozekhome, A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, has described the 8th National Assembly as the best so far in the legislative history of Nigeria. Ozekhome, in a. The inanities of the 8th National Assembly. The lower house took idleness a notch higher by recently initiating a bill that would festoon its principal officers and that of Senate with. The situation of late passage of the budget got to its peak during the 8th National Assembly particularly because of the uneasy relationship which resulted in incessant friction between the Presidency and the Bukola Saraki led National Assembly. several parleys were held between the Presidency and principal officers of the National Assembly. President Muhammadu Buhari met with principal officers of the National Assembly on Thursday night, March 15, at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting comes following four previous failed attempts The lawmaker, called for discipline and unity among the APC members-elect to checkmate a likely repeat of what happened in the election of principal officers of the national assembly in 2015
THE OUTCOME OF THE 2015 NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS IN NIGERIA: LESSONS FOR OUR DEMOCRACY Being a text of a paper presented on the 5 th May, 2015 by Mark I. Hirnyam (Senior Admin Officer) at the weekly seminar of the Department of Research and Statistics, National Assembly, Abuja Upon assuming the mantle of leadership of the National Assembly, President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, vowed to return the country to the January - December budget cycle. To achieve this, several parleys were held between the Presidency and principal officers of the National Assembly, the result of which culminated in the presentation of the.
Catalog; Home feed; Business Day (Nigeria) Now that Lawan and Gbajabiamila lead the 9th National Assembly 2019-06-12 - ZEBULON AGOMUO . Prior to the election of the principal officers of the 9th National Assembly yesterday, there had been wheeling and dealing by the leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to produce a pre-determined outcome The 8th National Assembly in January 2016 set-up committees on the review of the 1999 constitution (as amended). states as well as nine principal officers of the house. to guarantee life. 8th Assembly: Unconfirmed report says Saraki, others failed to retire N73.5bn running cost - A report has said that the principal officers of the National Assembly received N7.5 billion in four years as running cost - The lawmakers were also said to have failed to retire the expenditure - Muhammed Ali Ndume, a former Senate leader, however.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, May 14, said the relations between the Executive arm of the government and the 8th National Assembly was not the best. The president while hosting outgoing members of the 8th National Assembly to an Iftar dinner (breaking of fast) at the State House said the nation deserved better than it got The 469 members of the 8th national assembly have at least 2,570 aides, an investigation by NAN has revealed. Out of the number, 700 aides work for lawmakers in the senate, while the remaining 1,870 are engaged by house of representatives members. In addition to the regular aides, the principal officers of both chambers hav
The letter, dated November 19, is titled Petition on criminal diversion of funds of legislative aides by the clerk and presiding officers of the 8th National Assembly The APC had, at a straw poll, chosen Senator Ahmed Lawan as the party's candidate for the Senate President's position and Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila, as the Speaker of the 8th National Assembly
The National Assembly is a strategic arm of government to achieve the Change Agenda for the country. I call on the Party's leadership to urgently set out mechanisms for the zoning/selection of our preferred principal officers who will join the President Buhari administration in implementing our Change Agenda Meanwhile, the Deputy Senate President and the Clerk of the National Assembly, Alhaji Salisu Maikasuwa, may be sacrificed over the roles they played in the emergence of the principal officers of. President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday reviewed the relationship between the Executive arm of the government and the outgoing 8th National Assembly and concluded that it wasn't the best. The president spoke when he hosted the Senate President Bukola Saraki, House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara and other principal officers of the National Assembly to breaking of [
John Oyegun, the National Chairman of APC had said over the weekend that the resignation of Ekweremadu will help the party tackle the crisis it has fallen into as a result of the disobedience of Saraki. Crisis has been simmering within the ruling APC and in the National Assembly since 9 June after the controversial National Assembly elections Ahead of the inauguration of the 8th National Assembly on June 9, the APC failed to come out clearly on its position on the election of the principal officers. They played the ostrich for long, leaving room for manipulations, hatred and intrigues among various interests in the party. Adding salt to the party's injury on the issue was the. Leaving all other Principal Officers of the 8th National Assembly elected with Senator Ike Ekweremadu the same day to be asking for his (Ekweremadu) resignation or impeachment is an affront to the Igbo nation and must be resisted by the Igbo and lovers of democracy to the last pint of our blood The 8th National Assembly toyed with the idea, but common sense prevailed when the attention of the principal officers was called to the fact that the travesty of a bill was already being challenged in court. The matter is still in the Supreme Court. But it seems that this 9th National Assembly which obviously loves journalists more than they.
The legislative aides under the auspices of Concerned Legislative Aides of 8TH National Assembly has lamented the non-investigation of their petition by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) bothering on the criminal diversion of their legitimate entitlements and allowances by the Clerk and Presiding Officers of the 8th National Assembly Officers from the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID), Abuja, investigating the alleged amendment of the Senate Standing Rules just before the leadership contest on June 9 on Monday interrogated some National Assembly officials The bill on immunity for principal legislative officers is uncalled for A bill seeking to amend section 308 of the 1999 Constitution to provide immunity for presiding officers of the National Assembly including the Senate president, speaker, deputy senate president and deputy speaker has scaled the second reading. Sponsored by Hon. Olusegun Odebunmi, the justification. Contractors demand N875m for National Assembly vehicles President Muhammadu Buhari has been petitioned by a group of contractors to prevail on the National Assembly to pay them for the officials cars bought for lawmakers since 2017. Numbering 12, the contractors demand the payment of N875m with 21 per cent interest within 7 days, fail of which they would sue the leadership o