Nigeria

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Branch Secretary
Borno State House of Assembly
P.M.B. 1180
Maiduguri , Borno
Nigeria
Borno NG
Branch Deputy Secretary
Borno State House of Assembly
P.M.B. 1180
Maiduguri , Borno
Nigeria
Borno NG
Branch President
Cross River House of Assembly
House of Assembly Buildings P.M.B. 1372
Calabar , Cross River
Nigeria
Cross River NG

Members

  • Imo

    The Imo State House of Assembly came up as a result of the creation of Imo State early in 1976 by the General Murtala Mohammed administration. It did not take off until the Military handover in...

    Imo

    Seat of Parliament:
    Owerri
    Nigeria
    5° 28' 59.988" N, 7° 1' 59.988" E
    Population: 3,934,899 Constitution: State Date of Independence: 03 Feb 1976 CPA Branch Formed: 01 Jan 1981 Voting Age: 18
    Branch Profile:

    The Imo State House of Assembly came up as a result of the creation of Imo State early in 1976 by the General Murtala Mohammed administration. It did not take off until the Military handover in October, 1976 to a democratically elected government. The history of the Assembly dates back to October,1979 in the old Imo State comprising the present Imo, Abia and Ebonyi States, during the second Republic which lasted from 1st October 1979 to 30th December, 1983. On October 2nd, the first Imo State Legislature was inaugurated by the State Governor, His Excellency, Chief Samuel O. Mbakwe. The Imo State House of Assembly operated from a temporary site at the Ama JK within the premises of the Owerri Municipal Council, in a building which later housed the Armed Robbery and firearms Tribunal. At the inauguration of the House, RT. Hon. Barr. Gideon Atuloma emerged the speaker of the Legislature; while Hon. Okechukwu Okaibedi was elected his Deputy. At the expiration of the first Legislative by the end of September 1983, the Second House took off early October 1983, with Hon. Barr. S.N. Onyeama as Speaker; while Hon. Barr. Anomnachi became his Deputy. The tenure of this legislature was very short as the democratically elected governor was overthrown on 30th December, 1983 by General Muhammadu Buhari. On December 23, 1991, its permanent site located off Port-Harcourt Road, Owerri, was commissioned by the then Military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida in preparation for the third Republic. The Imo Legislature stayed in Limbo until January 3rd 1992 when in line with the transition programme of General Ibrahim Babangida, it was inaugurated. Rt. Hon. Chief Maxwell Duru was elected Speaker while Hon. Okechukwu Dike was elected Deputy Speaker. Hon. Chief Jones Uzoka was appointed Majority Leader, Hon. Nkem Nwankwo Jr.-Majority Chief Whip, Hon. Barr. C.O.C. Mgbaahuru was appointed Minority Leader while Hon. Barr. Soronnadi Njoku was also appointed Minority Whip. On November 17th 1993 the legislature was sacked by General Sani Abacha who also dismantled all the democratic structures established during Babangida's transitioinal programme. Following the return to democracy on Saturday 29th May 1999, the Imo State House of Assembly was inaugurated on 2 June 2 1999. On 6 June 1999 the Principal Officers of the 27 member house were elected /appointed. RT. Hon. Barr. Noel Agwuocha Chukwukadibia, who represented Ahiazu Mbaise Constituency, was elected Speaker while Hon. Jonathan Ogu Onyeama, representing Nkwerre constituency was elected Deputy Speaker. Hon. Standford Onyirimba, representing Ehime Mbano was appointed the Majority Leader by the party. Hon. Barr. Marcel Onuoha representing Isu was appointed Minority Leader. Hon. Steve Orji, representing Orlu was appointed Majority Chief Whip while Hon. Dr. Sam Emeka Ukaegbu, representing Ikeduru was appointed Minority Whip. Other officers of the House were Hon. Ernest Ibejiako representing Owerri Municipal was Deputy Majority Leader; Hon. Dr. Ezeadi O. Ezeadi representing Okigwe was deputy Majority Whip. Hon. Gabriel Sonny Amadi representing Owerri West was Deputy Minority Leader and Hon. Ernest Emeghebo representing Onuimo was Deputy Minority Whip. It must be noted that in September 2001, there was a change in the leadership of the party during which Rt. Hon. Barr. Nnaemeka Maduagwu representing Owerri North was appointed Speaker and Hon. Oliver Akpaka representing Nwangele became Deputy Speaker. In August 2002, another change in leadership took place in which Rt. Hon. Barr. Godfrey Dikeocha representing Aboh Mbaise was elected Speaker. There were no further changes until the winding up of the 4th House, 1st Assembly on 2nd June 2003. The present legislators of the Fourth House, Second Assembly of the Imo State House of Assembly were inaugurated and sworn-in on 4th June 2003. Rt. Hon. Barr. Kelechi Kennedy Nwagwu, representing Ikeduru was elected Speaker, Hon. Chief Chuma Nnaji, representing Njaba was elected Deputy Speaker. Hon. Chief Stanford Onyirimba representing Ehime Mbano was appointed Majority Leader, Hon. Dr. Peter Ukaigwe representing Orlu, Majority Chief Whip. Hon. Alex Emeziem representing Aboh Mbaise Deputy Majority Leader while Hon. Ngozi Ogbu representing Okigwe became the Deputy Chief Whip, however in November 2003 Hon. Barr. Dan. Nwagwu representing Obowo became the Majority Leader following the resignation of Hon. Chief Stanford Onyirimba as the Majority Leader.

  • Jigawa

    Jigawa State House of Assembly is one of the 36 State Houses of Assembly in the Federation. It came into being as a result of the creation of Jigawa State out of the then Kano State. In 1991 under...

    Jigawa

    Seat of Parliament:
    Dutse
    Nigeria
    11° 47' 29.076" N, 9° 19' 27.516" E
    Population: 4,988,888 Constitution: State Date of Independence: 27 Aug 1991 CPA Branch Formed: 01 Jan 2000 Voting Age: 18
    Branch Profile:

    Jigawa State House of Assembly is one of the 36 State Houses of Assembly in the Federation. It came into being as a result of the creation of Jigawa State out of the then Kano State. In 1991 under the leadership of General Ibrahim Babangida general elections was organized and Members were elected into the State House of Assembly on 14, December 1991. The members were elected under two-party arrangement. The parties were; The Social Democratic Party (S.D.P) and the National Republican Convention (N.R.C). The first Executive Governor Alhaji Ali Sa`ad Birnin Kudu inaugurated the first House of Assembly in 1992 with 42 members in the state assembly then representating various constituencies. The forth republic House of Assembly was inaugurated in 1999 by the second Executive Governor Alhaji Ibrahim Saminu Turaki elected under the platform of the ANPP and by then, the number of the House of Assembly members weas reduced to 30. In 2003 another set of 30 members were inaugurated by the same Ibrahim Saminu Turaki who secured his second term as Governor in the 2003 elections. ?Law Making: Principally, the State House of Assembly is to make laws for the peace, order and good governance of the State in respect of matters not in the Exclusive legislative list but in Concurrent list. It could also legislate on other matters with which it is empowered by the Constitution to do so. ?Representative Function: Membership of the State House of Assembly is based on Constituency arrangement of the State for effective representation of the populace. Each member therefore represents a Section of the people in the State (Constituents) for avoidance of marginaiization in the Scheme of things. ?Deliberative Function: Before any Bill is passed into law, or a resolution taken on any matter before the House, members must procedurally, engage in a careful and meticulous deliberation of all the facts therein, to arrive at definite and worthy decisions. ?Administrative Function (Confirmation of Appointments): The House of Assembly participates in the appointment process. Under Section 192(2) persons nominated for appointment as Commissioners, State Chief Judge, Board members and Chairmen of Parastatals etc. require the Confirmation of the State House of Assembly for such appointments to be valid. ?Oversight investigative function: This function is contained in Section 88 of the 1999 Constitution. Here the State House of Assembly is empowered to carry out investigations within its competence to prevent and expose corruption, inefficiency or waste in the execution or administration of laws. It is empowered to procure evidence, written or oral, direct or circumstantial as it may deem necessary and also to examine any witness whose evidence may be material to the subject matter. The primary aim of this function is to promote efficiency, transparency and due process in the running of the affairs of the State. ?Quasi-Judicial Function: The State House of Assembly performs this important function through the impeachment and removal from office, of members of the executive. Under section 143 and 188' of the 1999 Constitution, the State Governor and his Deputy are liable to impeachment. This is the process by which the legislature formally brings charges against the Governor or his Deputy with a view to his trial and removal from Office if found guilty as charged. ?Judicial Function: The State House of Assembly is empowered to regulate its Proceedings including control over the conduct of members during Sessions. Such members or even non-members may be tried summarily for contempt and punished without the right of appeal to law Courts. Again the State Assembly can conduct a trial as if it were a Court of Law. It may thus issue a Warrant to compel the attendance of any person who, after having been summoned to attend, fails to do so. When the third Republic took -off on 2nd January, 1992, the House was proclaimed on 13th January 1992 with the Hon. Sani Abdullahi Zugai as Speaker. He presided over the affairs of the House from 13th January - 15th oct. 1992. On 15th Oct, 1992, Sani Abdullahi was impeached by the members and Hon. Isa Zakari was elected as the speaker. Prior to that, Hon. Isah was the Deputy Speaker. He presided from 15th October 1992 to 17th November, 1993 when the third republic ended through a military coup. With the ushering in of the fourth Republic, the House of Assembly took off on 10th June, 1999 with the election of Hon. Babannan Rabo Aujara as the Speaker up till May 31st 2000 before he was removed and replaced with Hon. Iliyasu Saidu Dundubus who presided over the affairs of the till the 29th of July 2003 when Hon. Mustapha Makama was elected as speaker. He held forth until may 29th 2007 when the new state leadership was inaugurated following which Hon. Adamu Ahmed Atamos was elected to lead the House on the 1st of June 2007.

  • Kaduna

    In 1976, the General Murtala Mohammed administration created seven new states in Nigeria, North Central State, with the capital at Kaduna, and was renamed Kaduna State. It was made up of the two...

    Kaduna

    Seat of Parliament:
    Kaduna
    Nigeria
    10° 31' 0.012" N, 7° 25' 59.988" E
    Population: 6,066,56 Constitution: State Date of Independence: 27 May 1967 CPA Branch Formed: 01 Jan 1982 Voting Age: 18
    Branch Profile:

    In 1976, the General Murtala Mohammed administration created seven new states in Nigeria, North Central State, with the capital at Kaduna, and was renamed Kaduna State. It was made up of the two colonial period provinces of Zaria and Katsina. Iin 1991, the number of states in the country was increased from 21 to 30, Katsina Province became Katsina State, while the old Zaria Province became the new Kaduna State. There are 23 local government areas (LGAs) in the state, although the number of ethnic groups is much larger. Kaduna State occupies part of the Central position of the Northern part of Nigeria (with Kaduna as its capital) and shares common borders with Zamfara, Katsina, Niger, Kano, Bauchi and Plateau States. To the South-West, the State shares a border with the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The global location of the State is between longititude of 30?? east of the Greenwich meridian and also between latitude 0900 and 11 30?? North of the equator. The State occupies an area of approximately 48,473.2 square kilometers and has a population of more than 6 million (2006 census). The global location of the State is between longititude of 30?? east of the Greenwich meridian and also between latitude 0900 and 11 30?? North of the equator. The State occupies an area of approximately 48,473.2 square kilometers and has a population of more than 6 million (2006 census). Kaduna State Ministries include Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Women Affairs and Ministry of Environment.

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