Nigeria

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Branch Secretary
Delta State House of Assembly
P.M.B. 5028
Asaba , Delta
Nigeria
Delta NG
Branch President
Ebonyi State House of Assembly
Nkaliki Road
Abakaliki , Ebonyi
Nigeria
Ebonyi NG
Branch Secretary
Ebonyi State House of Assembly
Nkaliki Road
Abakaliki , Ebonyi
Nigeria
Ebonyi NG

Members

  • Kogi

    The House of Assembly as an Arm of the State Government derives its existence and authority under section 47-129 of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999. Its main function is...

    Kogi

    Seat of Parliament:
    Lokoja
    Nigeria
    7° 48' 31.68" N, 6° 44' 14.64" E
    Population: 3,595,789 Constitution: State Date of Independence: CPA Branch Formed: 01 Jan 2000 Voting Age: 18
    Branch Profile:

    The House of Assembly as an Arm of the State Government derives its existence and authority under section 47-129 of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999. Its main function is to make laws for good Governance of the State and the Nation in general. It operates under the political leadership of the Speaker and other House leaders namely: Deputy Speaker, Majority Leader, Minority Leader, Chief Whip. Others are Deputy Majority leader Deputy Chief Whip and Minority Whip. The Legislative/Administration is headed by the Clerk of the House, a professional and accounting officer, together with his team of seconded professional staff from the State Civil Service. They collectively provide Administrative, Legislative and Finance Services to the Honourable House. OBJECTIVES/ AIMS The Primary Aim 0f the House of Assembly is to make Laws for the Governance of the State and the Nation in general through the Legislative Process. Other Aims and Objectives are highlighted below: i) Approval of Executive Appointments: The constitution requires the State Governor to submit his executive nomination and other important office appointments to the House for screening and approval before they are confirmed/announced. The House has the power to adjust or reject such nomination for appointment into public office. ii) Investigation and Resolution of Conflicts: The House of Assembly is an important organ for the registration of public opinion and grievances. Most of the nagging private and public problems of the citizenry are ventilated through the Legislature. In this regard protests, demonstrations and petitions in private and public capacities are lodged in the Legislature. The complaints/petitions committee of the House investigates and strives to resolve conflicts arising therein. The Legislature through these objectives becomes the guardian and protector of the citizens right. iii) Financial Support: it approves and controls the spending of money and approves its proposed financial estimates by the executive. It passes the appropriation Law and performs oversight functions on the executive arm. iv) Control of Activities: The House of Assembly controls the activities of other branch of government through the Legislative committees. The various committees of the House perform oversight functions on the Government Ministries/Departments to ensure that they are performing their statutory functions vise-a-vis the financial allocation appropriated to them. v) Power of Impeachment: The House of Assembly is empowered to draw charges of impeachment against officials of the State Government. If the charges attracts 2/3 majority of the members then a vote is passed to refer to the matter to the judiciary for necessary action on charges brought against the accused official. ACHIEVEMENTS i) The relative peaceful co-existence between the Executive and Legislative Arms of the Government and the citizenry in general is due to the good laws emanating from the House of Assembly thereby promoting Governance of the present administration. ii) The Hon. House since 1999 has passed thirty-nine (39) numbers of Bills into Laws and three hundred and six (306) of motions raised towards promoting peace and development of the State. PROJECT EMBARKED UPON The following projects were embarked upon directly by the Hon. House and others on-going such as: i) Purchase of 18-seater staff bus. ii) Construction of Assembly Premises road network. iii) Land scarping of parts of the Assembly Complex. iv) Building of staff cafeteria and clinic (on-going) Kogi state came into being as a result of the state creation exercise on 27th of August, 1991 with the administrative headquarters in Lokoja. The creation of the state was indeed a significant development for its citizens. This is because it brought about the reunion of a people who had shared historical roots and co-existed peacefully with the former Kabba province in the defunct Northern Region for more than 80 years. The state which is structured into 21 LGA?s comprises of three major ethnic groups i.e. Igala, Ebira and Okun (Yoruba) other minor groups include ? Bassa Komo, Bassa Nge, Kakanda, Kupa, Ogori-Magongo, Nupe, Oworo, Gwari etc. There are 8 languages spoken as first language in Kogi State. Ebira, Igala, Nupe and Yoruba are major languages. The other languages are minority languages.

  • Kwara

    Kwara State is one of the 36 states that make up the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Africa's most populous country. Kwara State shares a boundary to its west with the Republic of Benin and has as...

    Kwara

    Seat of Parliament:
    Ilorin
    Nigeria
    8° 29' 29.976" N, 4° 32' 40.704" E
    Population: 2,591,555 Constitution: State Date of Independence: 27 May 1967 CPA Branch Formed: 01 Jan 2000 Voting Age: 18
    Branch Profile:

    Kwara State is one of the 36 states that make up the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Africa's most populous country. Kwara State shares a boundary to its west with the Republic of Benin and has as its northern boundary, the Niger River. The capital city of Ilorin is situated 306km inland from the coastal city of Lagos and 500km from the federal capital, Abuja. Major towns include Offa and Jebba, located on the Niger River. Other towns include Patigi, Erin-lIe,lIoffa, Adeleke Igbewere, Ejidongari, Osi, Lafiagi, Gure, Afon, Kaiama, Isanlu-lsin, Omu-Aran, Egbejila, lIota, Iponrin and Igbaja. Kwara State was created in May 1967, as one of the first of 12 states to replace the nation's four regions. Originally the state was known as West Central State but the name was changed to m Kwara, a local name for the Niger River. The size of the state has been reduced over the years, as new states have been created within the federation. The total landmass of Kwara State today is 32 500 square kilometres. Kwara State is known as 'The State of Harmony? on account of the peaceful relations that exist among its multicultural and diverse population of about 2.5 million people. Followers of the three great religious faiths to be found in Nigeria, Islam, Christianity and traditional, coexist within the state. Governor Abubakar Bukola Saraki, the Executive Governor of Kwara State and Chairman, Nigeria Governors' Forum Governor Bukola Saraki of the People?s Democratic Party began his first term of office in 2003 and won re-election in 2007. He is a medical doctor with extensive experience in financial controls and budgeting. After qualifying and working as a doctor in the UK (Cheltenham College, London Medical Hospital college and University of London), he began working at Societe Generale Bank in 1989. He worked for two years as Special Assistant to the President of Nigeria on the budget and chaired a national commit, tee on non-oil revenue generation. For his work as Executive Governor of Kwara State, Governor Saraki has won several awards, including Best Governor in Africa, presented by the Kenneth Kaunda Foundation in 2006. States in Nigeria enjoy a high degree of autonomy. Each state, for example, can set industrial policy and independently seeks to attract investment. This is normally located within a broader national policy and must naturally comply with federal rules (with regard to import duties, for example). Energy policy is the sole preserve of the federal government although this is changing as the option of using Independent Power Producers (IPP) becomes more attractive. Each state is divided into Local Government Areas (LGAs) and, in the case of Kwara, there are 16 such LGAs.

  • Lagos

    Lagos state was created on 27 May 1967 and had been governed by Military Governors/Administrators, who fused the Executive and Legislative power of government. This system of administration...

    Lagos

    Seat of Parliament:
    Ikeja
    Nigeria
    6° 34' 59.988" N, 3° 19' 59.988" E
    Population: 9,013,534 Constitution: State Date of Independence: 27 May 1967 CPA Branch Formed: 01 Jan 1981 Voting Age: 18
    Branch Profile:

    Lagos state was created on 27 May 1967 and had been governed by Military Governors/Administrators, who fused the Executive and Legislative power of government. This system of administration remained unchanged until 1 October 1979 when the state had its first taste of democracy and democratic governance during the Second Republic. The First Assembly of Lagos state was inaugurated on 2 October 1979 with the election of Hon. Oladosu Oshinowo (Ikorodu II), a legal practitioner as the first Speaker, while Altair Bola Kotun served as the clerk of the House. The Assembly had 36 members and operated from a temporary site at Nos 1-2, Oduduwa Street, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos, before its movement to the permanent site at the Assembly Complex, Alausa, Ikeja in 1980. The Assembly ran its full course of four?year term from1979 to 1983. The thirty- six (36) Member Second Assembly was inaugurated on 2nd October, 1983 and elected Hon. Oladimeji Longe (Itire-Ikate), also a lawyer as Speaker, while Alhaji Bola Kotun remained as the Clerk of the House. The Assembly was barely three months old when it was truncated by the coup d?etat of 31 December, 1983. The military remained in power for nine (9) years and Lagos State was ruled by Military Administrators. In 1990, the then Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida (Rtd) began a transition Programme to civil rule, culminating in the inauguration of the thirty (30) Member Third Assembly in January 1992. Hon. (Alhaji) Shakirudeen Abayomi Kinyomi (Ojo1), an Engineer emerged as the Honorable Speaker, while Alhaji R.B Tinubu served as Clerk of the House. However the Third Assembly was again truncated by the Military Coup of 17 November, 1993. The Fourth Assembly was inaugurated on 2 June 1999. Hon. Dr. Adeleke Olorunnimbe Mamora (Kosofe1), a Medical Practitioner was elected as the Speaker. The House in the Fourth Assembly was made up of Forty (40) Members. The Clerk of the Assembly at inception was Alhaji L.A. Gbadamosi, mni, and was succeeded in February, 2001 by Mr. R.O. Jaiyesinmi. The Fourth Assembly ran its full course of four years from June 1999 to May 2003. The Fifth was inaugurated on 2 June 2003, with 40 Members. Hon. Jokotola Pelumi (Epe11) a lawyer, was elected as Speaker but was later impeached. His counterpart from (EpeI), Hon Adeyemi Ikuforiji, a seasoned lecturer and educator, was elected as Speaker. the present Speaker of the House. The current Assembly which is the sixth was inaugurated on 4 June 2007 with Hon. Adeyemi Ikuforiji (Epe1) returned as the Speaker. The other Principal Officers in the House include: I. Hon. (Mrs.) A. Tejuoso (Mushin I) ? Deputy Speaker. II. Hon. Kolawole T.M. (Ajeromi Ifelodun I) ? Majority Leader. III. Hon. Avoseh H.S. (Badagry II) ? Minority Leader IV. Hon.Dr. Adeyeye A. (Kosofe II) ? Deputy Majority Leader; V. Hon. Dr. A. M. Balogun (Surulere II) ? Chief Whip; and VI. Hon. Mrs. Akande L.F. (Ikeja II) ? Deputy Chief Whip. The Forty (40) Member House is made up of two (2) Members from each of the twenty (20) Local Government Areas of the State. Thirty-Seven (37) of the Members belong to the Action Congress (AC) party and three (3) are from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Nigeria officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a federal constitutional republic comprising thirty-six states and one Federal Capital Territory. The country is located in West Africa and shares land borders with the Republic of Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in the north. Its coast lies on the Gulf of Guinea, a part of the Atlantic Ocean, in the south. The capital city is Abuja. The three largest and most influential ethnic groups in Nigeria are the Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba. The people of Nigeria have an extensive history, and archaeological evidence shows that human habitation of the area dates back to at least 9000 BCE. The Benue-Cross River area is thought to be the original homeland of the Bantu migrants who spread across most of central and southern Africa in waves between the 1st millennium BCE and the 2nd millennium CE. The name Nigeria was created from a portmanteau of the words Niger and Area, taken from the River Niger running through Nigeria. This name was coined by Flora Shaw, the future wife of Baron Lugard, a British colonial administrator, in the late 19th century. Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the eighth most populous country in the world, and with a population of over 148 million it is the most populous black country in the world. It is a regional power, is listed among the Next Eleven economies, and is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. The economy of Nigeria is one of the fastest growing in the world, with the International Monetary Fund projecting a growth of 9% in 2008 and 8.3% in 2009.

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