THE National Assembly failed to strike the right chord with Nigerians when it rejected power devolution in the ongoing process to further amend the 1999 Constitution.

This is a huge setback in the quest for national rediscovery, misguidedly contrived by 48 senators, with the House of Representatives in tow. It is a rank failure that will continue to haunt the parliament led by Bukola Saraki. But recklessness like this amid a wave of restless agitations across the country has spawned an …

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LG autonomy: ploy to destroy cultural democracy, grab land for herdsmen – Afenifere by Punch Newspapers

Editorial A village is missing its idiots. These unclothed thoughts are just mind numbing. How can more and devolved power be a parochial interest. Jesus wept. The Afenifere Renewal Group has raised alarm over the proposed bills that will purportedly grant autonomy to Local Government Areas in the ongoing constitution amendment exercise.NASS had passed two …

Suspension of the NHIS Executive jeopardizes House Committee’s investigation on HMOs By Levinus Nwabughiogu

Hon. Chike Okafor, member representing Ehimembano/Ihitte Uboma/Obowo Federal Constituency of Imo State, is the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Health Service investigating the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, which Executive Secretary, Professor Usman Yusuf, was suspended by the Minister of Health, Professor (ES) Isaac Adewole, last week. In this interview, Okafor says …

Presidency drags Senate to Supreme Court over Magu, others – Unini Chioma

The Presidency has reiterated its stance that certain federal appointments should not require the Senate’s confirmation. It said the refusal by the Senate to confirm the appointment of the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, had more to do with politics than with the law. This is the position of …

For suspending the Executive Secretary of National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, Professor Usman Yusuf, members of House of Representatives are up arms against the Presidency. By Levinus Nwabughiogu

It was either a function of generosity or that of miraculous upsurge or even both that he survived in office beyond June 22, 2017. Not many people had expected it. To say that he ruffled a few feathers on that day is to be tacit with words. In fact, to many people, Professor Usman Yusuf, …

Missing President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari receives visit from his deputy. Why now? – Conor Gaffey of Newsweek

For a short time this week, Nigeria—one of the world’s most populous countries and Africa’s biggest economy—was leaderless. The current president, Muhammadu Buhari, has been off grid for more than two months since stealing away to London on May 7 to receive treatment for a mystery ailment. He has not been seen publicly (and has …