Nigeria

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Contacts

Branch President
Offices of the Legislative Complex Kaduna State
House of Assembly Lugard Hall P.M.B. 2125
Kaduna
Nigeria
Kaduna NG
Branch Vice-President
Offices of the Legislative Complex Kaduna State
House of Assembly Lugard Hall P.M.B. 2125
Kaduna
Nigeria
Kaduna NG
Branch Secretary
Offices of the Legislative Complex Kaduna State
House of Assembly Lugard Hall P.M.B. 2125
Kaduna
Nigeria
Kaduna NG

Members

  • Taraba

    The Taraba State House of Assembly was first constituted in 1992 that was one year after the creation of the State. But it was short-lived because of military intervention after two years as a...

    Taraba

    Seat of Parliament:
    Jilango
    Nigeria
    8° 54' 0" N, 11° 22' 0.012" E
    Population: 2,688,944 Constitution: State Date of Independence: 01 Jun 1992 CPA Branch Formed: 01 Jan 2000 Voting Age: 18
    Branch Profile:

    The Taraba State House of Assembly was first constituted in 1992 that was one year after the creation of the State. But it was short-lived because of military intervention after two years as a Legislature. With the adoption of Presidential system of government, on 29th May, 1999 the Taraba House of Assembly was reconstituted with membership of 24 elected Members drawn from the 16 Local Government Areas of the State. Since then the House has been operating in line with the principles of Democracy. Taraba State is bounded in the west by Plateau and Benue States and on the east by the Cameroon. Taraba has sixteen Local Government Areas, which are governed by elected chairmen. Rivers Benue, Donga, Taraba and Ibi are the main rivers in the state. They rise from the Cameroonian mountains, straining almost the entire length of the state in the North and South direction to link up with the River Niger.

  • Yobe

    The legislative arm of government is vested with the primary function of making laws to promote and enhance the socio-economic and political development as well as ensuring peace and stability...

    Yobe

    Seat of Parliament:
    Damaturu
    Nigeria
    11° 44' 55.896" N, 11° 57' 57.708" E
    Population: 2,532,395 Constitution: State Date of Independence: 01 Oct 1960 CPA Branch Formed: 01 Jan 2000 Voting Age: 18
    Branch Profile:

    The legislative arm of government is vested with the primary function of making laws to promote and enhance the socio-economic and political development as well as ensuring peace and stability within the geo-political configuration of the state. The Honorable Speaker is the head of the Legislature, while the Clerk of the House is the administrative head and chief adviser to the Honorable Speaker. There are 24 members in the House, out of which the All Nigerian People Party (ANPP) controls the House with 19members, while the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has 5members. Presently there are 5 Special and 24 Standing Committees in the House. Yobe State came into being on 27 August 1991. It was carved out of the old Borno State by the Babangida administration. The circumstances that led to the splitting of former Borno State into Yobe and Borno are mainly two fold. The former Borno State being one of the largest states in terms of land area, was simply too large for easy administration and meaningful development; and ethnic rivalry. A total of nine additional states were created at that time, bringing the total number of states in the country to thirty from twentyone. Today, Nigeria is made up of thirtysix states and a Federal Capital Territory. Administrative Structure: The state is governed by the executive council, with the Governor as Chairman. The executive council is made up of the Governor, the Deputy Governor, the Commissioners of the various ministries and the Secretary to the state government. The ministries are: Agriculture and Natural Resources; Education; Works, Housing and Transport; Justice; Health; Finance, Economic Planning, Commerce and Tourism; Women Affairs; Environment; and Social Development, Cooperatives, Youth and Sports. There are seventeen local government councils in the state and under the present setup, each of the LGAs is governed by a local government executive council with the Local Government Chairman as the head. Other members of the executive council include: the ViceChairman, four supervisory councillors and the Secretary of the Local Government who also serves as secretary to the council. With the introduction of the presidential system of government which emphasises the separation of powers betwen the three arms, the Honourable Speaker is the chief executive and accounting officer of the Legislative arm, the state House of Assembly. There are also the Deputy Speaker, the majority and minority leaders, Chief Whips of parties and other honourable members. The administrative head of the legislature is the Clerk of the House who is also the chief adviser to the Speaker. The legislative arm of government is also extended to the local government level where the legislature is headed by the leader of the House. The third arm of the government is the judiciary which is headed by the Chief Judge who is also the chairman of the State Judicial Service Committee a body responsible for the appointment, promotion and discipline of judicial officers. There is also an indigenous administrative structure at the apex of which is the Council of Chiefs, made up of Emirs, District Heads, Village Heads and traditional title holders. These are vested with the responsibility of ensuring peace, as well as preserving and promoting the culture and traditions of the people of the state. The Council also plays advisory role to the state as well as the local government. There are currently four emirates in Yobe State, namely Bade, Fika, Ngazargamo and Machina with the titles of first class emirs. The Emir of Fika is the Chairman of the Council of Chiefs. More emirates are at present being proposed.

  • Zamfara

    Zamfara State is situated in north-western Nigeria and is one of the 36 states of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The capital is Gusau, and the current Governer is Abdul'aziz Abubakar Yari, a...

    Zamfara

    Seat of Parliament:
    Gusau
    Nigeria
    12° 9' 46.26" N, 6° 40' 28.2" E
    Population: 3,602,356 Constitution: State Date of Independence: CPA Branch Formed: 01 Jan 2000 Voting Age: 18
    Branch Profile:

    Zamfara State is situated in north-western Nigeria and is one of the 36 states of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The capital is Gusau, and the current Governer is Abdul'aziz Abubakar Yari, a member of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP). Zamfara was created out of the former Sokoto State on 6th October 1996 by the Military Regime of General Muhammad Sani Abacha. Historically, the State was one of the old Hausa city states, with the kingdom beginning in the 11th century and flourishing up to the 16th century as a city state. The people of Zamfara are mainly the Hausa and Fulani tribes, whose predominant occupations are farming and animal breeding. The State also has an abundant deposit of solid mineral resources, including Gold, Tantalite, Ion-Ore, Copper and Barite. Extending up to the bend of River Rima to the Northwest and River Ka in the Southwest, Zamfara consists of 14 Local Government Areas namely Anka, Bakura, Birnin Magaji, Bukkuyum, Bungudu, Gummi, Gusau, Maradun, Kauran Namoda, Maru, Talata Mafara, Shinkafi, Tsafe and Zurmi. With an area of 38,418 square kilometres, it is bordered in the North by Niger republic, to the South by Kaduna State. In the east it is bordered by Katsina State and to the West by Sokoto and Niger States. Traditionally, the State is divided into seventeen emirate councils among which five are first class emirs (the traditional rulers). Each emirate is divided into a district headed by district heads and the districts further divided into villages headed by village heads. The Government is headed by an elected executive Governor who later appoints his loyalist as commissioners to head the various ministries and form the State Executive Council. The Governor is elected after every four years in accordance to the provision of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Source: http://www.zamfarastatehouseofassembly.org/

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