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What a Senator Earns In Nigeria - Do Or Die Affair N 29 479 749 Per Year by blacksta(m): 10:27am On May 25, 2009
Basic Salary  -                                                           2,484 245.50

Hardship Allowance  @ 50% of Basic Salary              1 242 122.70  ( I love this kind of hardship 00000)
Consistuency allowance @ 200% of BS                     4 968 509.00
Furniture Allowance @ 300% of bs                            7 452 736.50
Newspaper allowance @  50%                                  1 242 122.70 ( Which kind newpaper be this sh na online or hardcopy).
Wardrobe allowance @ 25%                                         621 061.37
Recess Allowance @ 10%                                              248 424.55
Accommodation @ 200%                                            4 968 509.00
utilities @ 30%                                                               828 081.83
Domestic Staff @ 75%                                                 1 863 184.12
Entertainment @ 30%                                                    828 081.83
Personal Assistance @ 25%                                           621 061.37
Vehicle Maintainance Allowance @ 75%                      1 863 184.12
Leave Allowance @10%                                                 248 424.55



                     one off payments As advised by Sagamite

Severance grautity @ 300%                                      7 452 736.50    Once they get fired
Motor Vehicle Allowance @ 400% of Bs                     9 936 982.00  - Every Four Years



Senators Salary per month  - N 2 456 647.7

Total  = N 29 479 749  * 109 Senators  Grand Total  = N 3 264 329 264.10


What a drain

also do not forget the under the table sharing and ghana must go bags -   

I have a friend who was a former assistant to a former senator who was to sent to collect an envelope containing $500,000 for sharing amongst about 5 to 6 senators  i guess to favour a particular outcome.



Here are some of the miffing facts in their report. Four times this year, each of the 360 members of the House of Representatives will receive ₦35 million as "constituency allowance." In conservative terms, that's $300,000 per member per quarter. At the end of the year, then, each member of the House would have collected a cool $1.2 million.

If this figure has made you dizzy - or put you in a tizzy - hold on a minute until you hear this one. Each of the 109 senators collects ₦48 million per quarter. At the end of the year, each senator's haul will be in the neighborhood of $1.7 million. That's not a bad sum for doing - little to nothing.

In case you're wondering, these legislators gobble enough cash to give pocket money to President Barack Obama. Obama's salary is $400,000 per annum. That's less than what each Nigerian senator "eats" each quarter.

Mind; this gargantuan "constituency allowance" comes on top of salaries and other sundry allowances by the Abuja "lootocrats." As a former member of the National Assembly told me, there's no requirement that the legislators explain how they spend their so-called "constituency" funds.

[size=14pt]"Throughout the four years I spent in the House," said this former representative, who asked for anonymity, "I don't know of one member who used the money to do anything serious in his or her constituency. The cash was pocketed."[/size]

http://www.nigeriavillagesquare.com/articles/okey-ndibe/a-feeding-frenzy-2.html



source - Revenue Commission & Segun Areluba , Focus Nigeria on AIT
Re: What a Senator Earns In Nigeria - Do Or Die Affair N 29 479 749 Per Year by asha80(m): 10:30am On May 25, 2009
source embarassed
Re: What a Senator Earns In Nigeria - Do Or Die Affair N 29 479 749 Per Year by blacksta(m): 10:43am On May 25, 2009
asha 80:

source  embarassed

Do you doubt the figures -   or do you think they earn less  grin
Re: What a Senator Earns In Nigeria - Do Or Die Affair N 29 479 749 Per Year by sbo(m): 11:00am On May 25, 2009
Is the taxpayer getting value for money from the current democratic structure? Are our elected politicians offering the taxpayers value for money? Should we outsource the nation legislative function to the private sector? Or should our elected politicians’ salaries/allowances be performance related? While some of these questions may sound trivial, these were some of the thoughts going through my mind over the last few days. It was reported in Thisday newspaper recently that about 17,500 public officers at all tiers of government draw N1.21 trillion allowances every year from the public coffers. This amount represents 93 percent of the N1.3 trillion that it costs the economy to retain their services every year. The balance of seven percent or N90 billion represents basic salaries payable to these public officers. To put this in context, it means N1.3 trillion is paid out to maintain 0.0125% of the nation’s population! Whilst the newspaper provided a further breakdown of how much is paid out in salaries and allowances to all tiers of government, the focus of this piece focuses on the legislature.

According to the newspaper, the 469 federal law makers (109 senators and 360 members of the House of Reps) cost the nation over N76 billion yearly salaries, allowances and quarterly payments. The breakdown shows that senators account for about 21 billion or 28 percent of the amount while House of Representatives take up the remaining 72 percent or N54 billion. We now know that each member of the 54 standing Senate committee receives a monthly imprest of between N648 million and N972 million per year, while, a member of the lower legislative chamber receives N35 million or N140 million as quarterly or yearly allowances.

I don’t know about anyone else, but I find these figures mind blowing. It even became harder for me to reconcile these figures when I read in the Tribune Newspaper that only one bill - the 2009 Appropriation Bill - had been passed by the lawmakers five months into 2009, and that they passed only four laws in the 2008 legislative session. And these were my reasons for the questions in my introduction. Based on these performances, I will be interested to know any legislator who can justify these salaries and allowances. I also don’t think these current salaries and allowances are sustainable in the long term.

As you all know, the legislature is a type of representative deliberative assembly with the power to create and change laws. The main job of the legislature is to make and amend laws. In presidential systemof government, the legislature is considered a power branch which is equal to and independent of the executive. Members of the legislature are also expected to hold the executive accountable on matters that affect their electorates.

However, the Nigerian legislature is at odds with the functions of a modern democracy. Instead of holding the executive branch accountable for its actions, our lawmakers collude with them to loot the treasury. The ineptitude of the National Assembly is also not surprising, considering that most of these legislators don’t even understand their responsibilities. Our legislative assembly brews on of the highest level of mediocrity. In order to feed their greedy and kleptomaniac tendencies, they jump up for joy when Appropriation Bills are debated because it gives them opportunity to ‘load’ the national budget.
The nation expects more these lawmakers. Paying federal legislators N76 billion per year in salaries and allowances without commensurate performance is not acceptable by any standard. As I said earlier, we may be better outsourcing the function of the legislators to the private sector. I don’t expect that any company executive will be paid N140 million in allowances without delivering on company target.

I agree that politicians must be well paid to prevent them from being corrupt. However, political office should be seen as service and not short cut to riches. Salaries and allowances of elected politicians can never be at par with the private sector. And if any politician thinks it should, he might as well pursue a profession in the banking or oil and gas industry.

I have had the opportunity to live in two western democracies in the last 10 years, and I have met elected Members of Parliament in these countries. The members of parliament make themselves very accessible to their constituents. They have an obligation to make representation to government on behalf of their constituents on issues that affects their welfare. They operate a well staffed constituency office, and it is mandatory that they attend to their constituents on certain days of the week. Now tell me, how many legislators in Nigeria have an office in their local constituency? It is a well known fact that most of legislators when elected move permanently to Abuja. Even though they are paid an allowance to maintain a constituency office they never do. They only return at the end of their term to seek votes for re-election. What is the function of legislator who cannot fight for his constituents? We read everyday in the media how local community are being exploited by state agencies. I read a story about some local residents who were asked by PHCN to pay for an electric transformer to be replaced! In a civilized society, these are issues elected legislators should be fighting.

The present crop of legislators seems to have lost their heads. Instead of charting a new course which will help strengthen our democratic structure, they embarked on silly and grandiose goose chase, probing all sectors of the economy. No wonder why they have only managed to pass four bills in the last 18 months at cost of almost N76 billion per year. If the N1.3 trillion spent yearly on public officers is invested in the nation’s infrastructure, I’m in no doubt that the nation will be better off.
Re: What a Senator Earns In Nigeria - Do Or Die Affair N 29 479 749 Per Year by RICHIEBOI1(m): 11:07am On May 25, 2009
if this is anything to go by. now i see why its a do or die affair. i wont be surprised this is true. angry
Re: What a Senator Earns In Nigeria - Do Or Die Affair N 29 479 749 Per Year by asha80(m): 11:08am On May 25, 2009
Nna nigeria is f----d sad angry
Re: What a Senator Earns In Nigeria - Do Or Die Affair N 29 479 749 Per Year by biina: 11:14am On May 25, 2009
angry If true (which it likely is), all of them should be shot like common criminals. The civil servant has become the public master.

Is it not the same amount received by all senators irrespective of state of origin?
The masses are busy chasing the phantom of ethnicity, while all our leaders (irrespective of origin) collude to loot the nation.
The anger of the masses should be directed at the leaders, and not another common man who is no better off.

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Re: What a Senator Earns In Nigeria - Do Or Die Affair N 29 479 749 Per Year by biina: 11:16am On May 25, 2009
@blacksta
Please modify the thread title to include the annual figure
Re: What a Senator Earns In Nigeria - Do Or Die Affair N 29 479 749 Per Year by ud4u: 11:49am On May 25, 2009
what is the way out of this problem?
Re: What a Senator Earns In Nigeria - Do Or Die Affair N 29 479 749 Per Year by mayrho(m): 12:05pm On May 25, 2009
shocked chei see ego
walahi if I no run come 2011 make I naked 4 bathroom
Re: What a Senator Earns In Nigeria - Do Or Die Affair N 29 479 749 Per Year by blacksta(m): 12:07pm On May 25, 2009
ud4u:

what is the way out of this problem?

Million dollar question.  

Nigerians are  to weak to stage any kind of fight.
Re: What a Senator Earns In Nigeria - Do Or Die Affair N 29 479 749 Per Year by Sagamite(m): 12:10pm On May 25, 2009
blacksta,

You would have been more accurate if you had realised that the following are one-off payments i.e. not an annual thing:

Motor Vehicle Allowance (Used to purchase and maintain official cars they use throughout their 4 year service)
Furniture Allowance (Used to furnish their houses)
Severance gratuity (Paid only when they lose an election to return to the senate).

So remove about N24m from that your total.
Re: What a Senator Earns In Nigeria - Do Or Die Affair N 29 479 749 Per Year by ebogentle(m): 12:11pm On May 25, 2009
********Just Speechless men, **********
Re: What a Senator Earns In Nigeria - Do Or Die Affair N 29 479 749 Per Year by JJYOU: 12:16pm On May 25, 2009
Sagamite:

blacksta,

You would have been more accurate if you had realised that the following are one-off payments i.e. not an annual thing:

Motor Vehicle Allowance (Used to purchase and maintain official cars they use throughout their 4 year service)
Furniture Allowance (Used to furnish their houses)
Severance gratuity (Paid only when they lose an election to return to the senate).

So remove about N24m from that your total.
mmmmmmmmmm you get better conscience.
Re: What a Senator Earns In Nigeria - Do Or Die Affair N 29 479 749 Per Year by Sagamite(m): 12:26pm On May 25, 2009
Actually, based on my info:

- He missed out Vehicle Maintenance Allowance at 75% of basic salary

- He is wrong on Newspaper Allowance which is 15% rather than 50%

- Senators do not qualify for Hardship Allowance, that is meant for only the Executive arm (President, VP, Governor and D. Gov). Except they changed that recently.

- And the figures above is only relevant to one Senator as the base salary he put above is for Senate President.

For other senators, use about N2,026,400 and Deputy Senate President use N2,309,166. I think it might have increased recently but I don't have those figures but those are the parity based on the figures he used for Senate President.
Re: What a Senator Earns In Nigeria - Do Or Die Affair N 29 479 749 Per Year by bigben3: 12:36pm On May 25, 2009
Very,very sad indeed! cry Think we the people have to rise against this thieving representatives and make them account for every kobo they are collecting.Really the way forward should be paying this guy per the number of work done,more like a sitting allowance
Re: What a Senator Earns In Nigeria - Do Or Die Affair N 29 479 749 Per Year by blacksta(m): 12:41pm On May 25, 2009
Edited - but still alot money down the drain for 180 days of service if not less .
Re: What a Senator Earns In Nigeria - Do Or Die Affair N 29 479 749 Per Year by sherrify: 12:58pm On May 25, 2009
ON THIS SAME FORUM SOME PEOPLE ARE AGAINST NIGERIA BORROWING A COUNTRY SOME PENY CASH, CAN U SEE THAT THERE IS NO POINT CRING NOT TO BORROW COUNTRIES MONEY, THE MONEY THEY EVEN WANT TO BORROW A WHOLE COUNTRY CAN BE DONE BY ONE SENATOR,
I JUST GET CONFUSED ABOUT THIS COUNTRY AND HAVE BIN OUT OF NIGGER FOR FEW YEARS NOW AND AM NOT EVEN DREAMING OF GOING BACK ANYTIME SOON, NO MATTER HOW HARD IT MAYBE OUTSIDE HOME, IF I WLD SUFFER IN MY OWN COUNTRY WITHOUT REWARD,WHY NOT GO PACK SHIT OUTSIDE AND BE REWARDED,
Re: What a Senator Earns In Nigeria - Do Or Die Affair N 29 479 749 Per Year by Sagamite(m): 1:04pm On May 25, 2009
blacksta:

Edited - but still alot money down the drain for 180 days of service if not less .

I agree it is a lot of money for the pile of shites that pack the legislative arm.

But putting it into context it is not that horrible (apart from the constituency allowance that no one monitors). Everything is monetised, so there is increased transparency. When you compare with the MP cost of UK, it is not that horrible.

Here is a brief cost of the average UK MP:

Salary: £63,291
London Allowance for non-London MPs: Up to £24,000
London Supplement for London MPs: £2,812
Food Allowance: £25-a-day (no need for receipt)
Staff Allowance: £90,505
Communications Allowance: £10,000
Stationary and IT Allowance: Up to £3,000
Severance Gratuity: Between 50% and 100% of Salary
Incidental Expenses: £21,339
Travel Expenses: Unlimited (receipt needed except it is less than £25)

Total allowance claimable: about £185K

Average claim by MPs: £135K
Re: What a Senator Earns In Nigeria - Do Or Die Affair N 29 479 749 Per Year by SubMacGun(m): 1:17pm On May 25, 2009
Sagamite:

I agree it is a lot of money for the pile of shites that pack the legislative arm.

But putting it into context it is not that horrible (apart from the constituency allowance that no one monitors). Everything is monetised, so there is increased transparency. When you compare with the MP cost of UK, it is not that horrible.

Here is a brief cost of the average UK MP:

Salary: £63,291
London Allowance for non-London MPs: Up to £24,000
London Supplement for London MPs: £2,812
Food Allowance: £25-a-day (no need for receipt)
Staff Allowance: £90,505
Communications Allowance: £10,000
Stationary and IT Allowance: Up to £3,000
Severance Gratuity: Between 50% and 100% of Salary
Incidental Expenses: £21,339
Travel Expenses: Unlimited (receipt needed except it is less than £25)

Total allowance claimable: about £185K

Average claim by MPs: £135K

Before u make any comparsion answer these questions

1.  What is the Gdp per capita in Nigeria and the U.k
2 .  What is the ratio or percentage of the those who earn above N30 Mill in Nigeria
3. What is the ratio or percentage of the those who earn above £135,000 in the u.k
Re: What a Senator Earns In Nigeria - Do Or Die Affair N 29 479 749 Per Year by 4Play(m): 1:18pm On May 25, 2009
Sagamite:

I agree it is a lot of money for the pile of shites that pack the legislative arm.

But putting it into context it is not that horrible (apart from the constituency allowance that no one monitors). Everything is monetised, so there is increased transparency. When you compare with the MP cost of UK, it is not that horrible.

Here is a brief cost of the average UK MP:

Salary: £63,291
London Allowance for non-London MPs: Up to £24,000
London Supplement for London MPs: £2,812
Food Allowance: £25-a-day (no need for receipt)
Staff Allowance: £90,505
Communications Allowance: £10,000
Stationary and IT Allowance: Up to £3,000
Severance Gratuity: Between 50% and 100% of Salary
Incidental Expenses: £21,339
Travel Expenses: Unlimited (receipt needed except it is less than £25)

Total allowance claimable: about £185K

Average claim by MPs: £135K

Typical Nigerian, apples to oranges comparison. Imagine justifying the remuneration of third world legislators by comparing it to that of the legislators of a $2 trillion economy.
Re: What a Senator Earns In Nigeria - Do Or Die Affair N 29 479 749 Per Year by FBS: 1:24pm On May 25, 2009
what can I say? shocked
Re: What a Senator Earns In Nigeria - Do Or Die Affair N 29 479 749 Per Year by blacksta(m): 1:30pm On May 25, 2009
Sagamite

How can you compare U.k has a $2.7 trillion GDP and growing and Nigeria $165 Billion GDP and shrinking

source - World bank
Re: What a Senator Earns In Nigeria - Do Or Die Affair N 29 479 749 Per Year by AmAlone: 1:37pm On May 25, 2009
what ha confused country. . . .
Re: What a Senator Earns In Nigeria - Do Or Die Affair N 29 479 749 Per Year by Youngj1(m): 1:49pm On May 25, 2009
Chei , i fit mad,
Re: What a Senator Earns In Nigeria - Do Or Die Affair N 29 479 749 Per Year by blacksta(m): 1:51pm On May 25, 2009
Young j:

Chei , i fit mad,
Am Alone:

what ha confused country. . . .

Please all calm down - i dont how - but we need to do something drastic.
Re: What a Senator Earns In Nigeria - Do Or Die Affair N 29 479 749 Per Year by Sagamite(m): 1:58pm On May 25, 2009
SubMacGun:

Before u make any comparsion answer these questions

1.  What is the Gdp per capita in Nigeria and the U.k
2 .  What is the ratio or percentage of the those who earn above N30 Mill in Nigeria
3. What is the ratio or percentage of the those who earn above £135,000 in the u.k

4 Play:

Typical Nigerian, apples to oranges comparison. Imagine justifying the remuneration of third world legislators by comparing it to that of the legislators of a $2 trillion economy.

blacksta:

Sagamite

How can you compare U.k has a $2.7 trillion GDP and growing and Nigeria $165 Billion GDP and shrinking

source - World bank

No 1, I am not justifying it. I think it is a bit excessive but do not think it is absolutely horrible.

No 2, there would be a level of living that would be required for such public people that have a function to perform (not my argument if they do not perform it) to ensure you entice high quality people (although this is not taking place).

Once you remove the Constituency Allowance, HofR and Sen salary and allowance is roughly about £50-70K.

Whether you like it or not, they will need to have reliable and efficient cars and no country GDP will lower this cost.

Whether you like it or not, they will have to live in a nice apartment in the Capital, and Abuja is one of the most expensive places on earth.

Whether you like it or not, they will have to travel by air in some cases as the country is a big place.

Whether you like it or not, they will need staff to do some work for them to ensure they are efficient.

Whether you like it or not, stationary, clothes, newspapers will still cost the same if not more.

Whether you like it or not, they will desire and need the modern amenities (generator, microwave, fridge etc) that is not available to the common man.

Whether you like it or not, the work they will do would be EXACTLY as tough and as challenging as that of the country that has 15bn times in GDP.

Critical analysis tells me that running a country's political infrastructure is expensive, and looking at Nigerian figures, it looks excessive to the common man (and probably is) but appropraite funding is needed to tackle corruption and aid efficiency. It is left to a good government to ensure this pay does so especially in a country that is known for doing otherwise.

I like the fact that it has been monetised otherwise we will have a serious case to deal with.
Re: What a Senator Earns In Nigeria - Do Or Die Affair N 29 479 749 Per Year by Becomrich: 2:11pm On May 25, 2009
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This Bill shall amend the boundary of Nigeria. And the following state of Bayelsa, Edo, Ekiti, lagos,Oyo, Ogun, Delta, Ondo, Osun, Kwara,kogi and Borgu(niger state) [Belodok states ] shall be permanently transferred to Benin Republic with supervision of the Nigeria-Benin commission. All land, air, coastal area, land, everything inside its land and air shall belong to the Republic of Benin
NIGERIA-BENIN COMMISSION ROLE AND RULES
This bill also create the Nigeria- Benin commission, which is to be headed by the president of Nigeria and President of Benin republic in rotation. A Two year duration , shall be approved by members of the Nigeria-Benin commission. The head of the Nigeria-Benin commission shall be called President General. The position of President General is reserved for only the president of Nigeria and Benin Republic. No other member of the Nigeria- Benin commission can hold the position of President General or deputy President General apart from this two.

The position of President General shall be rotated between the president of Nigeria and Benin republic. While the position of deputy President General shall be rotated between the president of Nigeria and Benin republic. With Nigeria President Umar Yar Adua starting first.

The Nigeria-Benin commission shall have 17 members. There are
The president of Nigeria.
The president of Benin republic
The president of Nigeria-Benin parliament
The Deputy president of Nigeria-Benin parliament (Nigeria)
The Deputy president of Nigeria-Benin parliament(Nigeria)
The Deputy president of Nigeria-Benin parliament(Nigeria)
The Deputy president of Nigeria-Benin parliament(Benin)
The Deputy president of Nigeria-Benin parliament(Benin)
The Deputy president of Nigeria-Benin parliament(Benin)
The senate president of Nigeria Senate
The Deputy senate president of Nigeria senate
The President of the Nigeria house of representative
The deputy President of Nigeria house of representative
The senate president of Benin Senate
The Deputy senate president of Benin senate
The President of the Benin house of representative
The deputy President of Benin house of representative

All serving governor, members of the senate, house of representative, chairman of local government, all elected position shall retain their position either transferred from Nigeria to the New Republic of Benin or in Nigeria.
There would be one currency in Nigeria and Benin republic with one central bank in each country. The currency shall be knew as Nibe. From the first two letter of the name of Nigeria and Benin Republic.
Nigeria and Benin Republic would financed the Nigeria-Benin commission and Nigeria-Benin parliament base on a 70% for Nigeria and 30% Republic of Benin ratio.
And an open boundary with no immigration officers expect at the boundary with other nation apart from Nigeria and Benin Republic.
All citizen of both Nigeria and Benin shall have right of resident in both country.
Nigeria and Benin republic shall still remain separate sovereign nation
This bill is based on the willingness of Benin republic accepting the Belodok state, if in an otherwise case the Belodok states shall become sovereign nation and all refers to Benin republic in this bill shall be replaced by Belodok, including the commission and parliament.
.

The Nigeria-Benin commission role is an executive role , while the Nigeria-Benin parliament is a legislative role.
All non physical assets of Nigeria including money and external reserve and other should be divided and transferred with a ratio 70% for Nigeria and 30% for Benin Republic.
Nigeria and Benin Republic shall contribute military force to Ecowas, Africa union and United nation if need be.
All office, officer and position either in the military or civilian retain in the Nigeria shall be transfer over to Benin republic and shall all retain the same position expect if in conflict. All personel should not be sacked. And most retain their position or be created.
All physical military position and assets of Nigeria including money, weapon, ships, tanks and others and other should be divided and transferred with a ratio 70% for Nigeria and 30% for Benin Republic.
All military personel in Nigeria of the New Republic of Benin origin shall be transfer to the Republic of Benin and retain the same military position and rank expect if there is conflict.
All civilian personel in Nigeria service of the New Republic of Benin origin shall be transfer to the Republic of Benin and retain the same position and scale expect if there is conflict.
All physical assets outside of Nigeria should be divided and transferred with a ratio 60% for Nigeria and 40% for Benin Republic.
All physical properties, document and other in The New Republic of Benin should be transfer by Nigeria. Include Airport, stadium, universities, roads, railway, seaport, etc belonging to Nigeria but is located in the New Republic of Benin shall be transfer to the Republic of Benin.

Each countries shall monitors its territory according to international law.
All international agency should be inform of the change in boundary and the establishment of the Nigeria-Benin commission including Ecowas, Africa union, the United Nation, European Union, USA, UK, Canada, China, India, Japan, Germany France, south Africa and other countries.
Nigeria-Benin commission headquarter, activate and site shall be located not in the capital of both country but on both countries bank of the River Niger at Mokwa in Niger state and Jebba in Kwara state. While Abuja would still remain the capital of Nigeria.
Nigeria-Benin commission duty include to execute law and rule set for it by the Nigeria-Benin parliament.


NIGERIA-BENIN PARLIAMENT ROLE AND RULES.

Nigeria-Benin parliament official languages shall be in English and French
Nigeria-Benin parliament headquarter, activate and site shall be located not in the capital of both country but on both countries bank of the River Niger at Mokwa in Niger state and Jebba in Kwara state. While Abuja would remain the capital of Nigeria.
The present Nigeria and Benin republic senate and house of representative would be merge on both level to create the initial Nigeria-Benin parliament.
In future the Nigeria-Benin parliament shall be made of members 60% of Nigeria and 40% of Benin Republic members.

The Nigeria-Benin parliament shall formate law leading to the unity of both economy
Nigeria-Benin parliament shall have one President and 6 deputy President. Three each from Nigeria and Republic of Benin
Nigeria-Benin business licensing board shall be created to licence business in the Nigeria-Benin parliament area.
All business licence shall be merge.
All members of Nigeria-Benin parliament shall be eligible for election to the office of President or deputy president of Nigeria-Benin Parliament.
The President or deputy president of the Nigeria-Benin parliament cannot combine his duties with any post expect ecowas related.
The President shall reside at the seat of the Parliament.
Before every round of voting at the Nigeria-Benin Parliament, the list of candidates for the post of President or deputy president shall be submitted to the Oldest Representative in term of age who shall read it out to the Parliament.
The President shall be elected by a two-thirds of Members of Parliament at the first round of voting, by an absolute majority of voting members at the following rounds at which only two (2) candidates who obtained the highest number of votes shall be presented.
As soon as the President has been elected, the oldest Representative shall vacate the Chair as acting President of Nigeria-Benin Parliament .
Only the elected President of the Nigeria-Benin Parliament may deliver an opening address.

Election of Deputy President to Nigeria-Benin Parliament
Six (6) Deputy President to Nigeria-Benin Parliament would be elected. Three each from Nigeria and republic of Benin.
Six (6) Deputy President to Nigeria-Benin Parliament shall then be elected separately. The candidate obtaining the majority of the votes cast on the first ballot shall be declared elected.
Should the number of candidates elected be less than the number of seats to be filled, a second ballot shall be held under the same conditions to fill the remaining seats.
Should a third ballot be necessary, a relative majority shall suffice for election to the remaining seats.
New nominations may be introduced between ballots during the election of Deputy President
Deputy Presidents to Nigeria-Benin Parliament shall take precedence in the order in which they were elected and, in the event of a tie, by age,
The term of office of the President or Deputy President to Nigeria-Benin Parliament shall be one time term of two years
The term of office of the President to Nigeria-Benin Parliament shall be rotated between Nigeria and Benin Republic.
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The term of office of the all members of the Nigeria-Benin Parliament shall be four years.

The Parliament may, on the basis of the report of a special committee, remove the President or Deputy President to Nigeria-Benin Parliament by a vote of two-thirds majority of the members, for serious shortcomings in the management of the affairs of the Parliament .
The special Committee may be set up at the request of a parliamentary group or at least twenty (20) Members of Parliament. The decision to set up the Committee shall be approved by a simple majority of the Members of Parliament of Parliament.
When a Representative changes parliamentary group he shall retain, for the remainder of his term of office, any seat he holds in the Nigeria-Benin Parliament.
Should a vacancy for one of these positions occur before the expiry of his term, the Representative elected shall serve only for the remaining period of his predecessor's term of office.

Vacancies
Should it be necessary for the President, a Deputy President or any other member of the Nigeria-Benin Parliament to be replaced, his successor shall be elected in accordance with these rules.
A newly elected Deputy President shall take the place of his predecessor in the order of precedence.
Should the President’s seat become vacant, the first Deputy President shall act as President until a new President is elected.
Duties of the President
The President shall direct all the activities of Parliament and its bodies under the conditions laid down in these Rules. He/she shall enjoy all the powers necessary to preside over the proceedings of Parliament and to ensure that they are properly conducted.
The duties of the President shall be to open, suspend and close sittings, to ensure observance of these Rules, maintain order, call upon Presidents, close debates, put matters to the vote and announce the results of votes, and to refer to Committees any communications that concern them.
The President may speak in a debate. Should he wish to take part in a debate, he shall vacate the Chair and shall not reoccupy it until the debate is over.
Parliament shall be represented in international relations, on ceremonial occasions and in administrative, legal or financial matters by the President, who may delegate these powers.
Duties of the Deputy President
Should the President be absent or unable to discharge his duties, or should he wish to take part in a debate pursuant to Rule , he shall be replaced by one of the Deputy Presidents, in order of hierarchy.
Duties of Treasurers
The Treasurers shall be responsible for administrative and financial matters directly concerning Members of Parliament, pursuant to guidelines laid down by the Nigeria-Benin Parliament.
Re: What a Senator Earns In Nigeria - Do Or Die Affair N 29 479 749 Per Year by Sagamite(m): 2:14pm On May 25, 2009
^^^^^^^ Cursed soul.

Can someone ban this f*cker?
Re: What a Senator Earns In Nigeria - Do Or Die Affair N 29 479 749 Per Year by Becomrich: 2:14pm On May 25, 2009
what does bayelsa people have to do with Enugu. Ijaw have nothing in common with igbo. that was the reason Isaac Boro join the army and many ijaw did, to remove biafra from thier land.

Look go and check nigeria election. Chief Obafemi awolowo won every time in ijawland. And some part of bayelsa state that they are claiming is bayelsa is really delta state.

IF you go to the London museum and check nigeria history. Willink Commission map before 1960 october  shows below. the western and eastern region. Visit the london museum.  Willink  never saw google satellite pictures. Is map is accurate and the creek he draw on the map are on satellite pictures showing delta state.  While oil field like Tunu oilfield , it is in delta state.

The map is a copy from the federal govt survey office when britain ruled nigeria. please check the bottom right corner for the information.

And here is a copy of gowon speech does not show gowon created rivers state from the mid west region.  some part been claim to be part of Bayelsa state are part of delta state.  The blue portion is disputed between bayelsa and delta state.  While the red line is really the true boundary of delta state ( western and mid western  region). Gowon is still alive to confirm if he wrote this speech.  See an old map of nigeria

Here is the Willink Commission report , the map is inside. I have copied the origin into a save hardware incase the govt try to alter or remove it. Please visit britain to confirm the story too.

http://www.adakaboro.org/thewillinkcomm/doc_download/21-the-1958-willink-commission-report-appendices




[Quote]
To this end, therefore, I am promulgating a Decree which will divide
the Federal republic into Twelve States. The twelve states will be
six in the present Northern Region, three in the present Eastern
Region, the Mid-West will remain as it is, the Colony Province of the
Western Region and Lagos will form a new Lagos State and the Western
Region will otherwise remain as it is. [/Quote]
--------Gowon


so you see. Delta state own most of the land you think bayelsa state own. 

















[Quote]
The country has a long history of well articulated demands for
states. The fears of minorities were explained in great detail and
set out in the report of the Willink Commission appointed by the
British in 1958. [/Quote]

----Gowon


Here is another interesting thing about Gowon speech, Gowon talked about Willink Commission. This map is from Mr Willink. And was the map presented by the Willink Commission. Delta state own Tunu oilfield and Akono oil field, and others.




Western Ijaw was in western region . Burutu was in western ijaw. And is in delta state.



According to Willink Commission delta state is from  around letugbene creek


Gowon's Broadcast to the Nation, dividing Nigeria into Twelve States

Dear Country men:

As you are all aware Nigeria has been immersed in an extremely grave
crisis for almost eighteen months. We have now reached a most
critical phase where what is at stake is the very survival of Nigeria
as one political and economic unit. We must rise to the challenge
and what we do in the next few days will be decisive.

The whole world is witness to the continued defiance of Federal
Authority by the Government of Eastern Region, the distruption of the
Railway, the Coal Corporation, the normal operations of the Nigerian
Ports Authority, the interference with the flight schedules of the
Nigeria Airways and other illegal acts by the Eastern Region
Government culminating in the edicts promulgated last month by that
Government purporting to seize all Federal Statutory Corporations and
Federal revenues collected in the East.

The consequence of these illegal sets has been the increasing
deterioration of the Nigerian economy. It has also produced
uncertainty and insecurity generally and pushed the country with
increasing tempo towards total disintegration and possible civil war
and bloodshed on massive scale.

It has also led to increasing loss of foreign confidence in the
ability of Nigerians to resolve the present problems. This has been
reflected in the stoppage of the inflow of much badly needed
additional foreign investment, it has put a brake on economic
development so essential to the well-being of the common man and the
ordinary citizen whose only desire is for peace and stability to
carry on his daily work.

In the face of all these, I have shown great restraint, hoping that
through peaceful negotiations a solution acceptable to all sections
of the country can be found. Unfortunately, the hopes of myself and
my other colleagues on the Supreme Military council have been
disappointed by the ever increasing campaign of hate by the Governor
of the Eastern Region. Lt. Col Ojukwu has continuously increased his
demands as soon as some are met in order to perpetuate the crisis and
lead the Eastern Region out of Nigeria. We know very well the tragic
consequences of such a misguided step. Not only will the regions
themselves disintegrate further, but before then, pushed by foreign
powers and mercenaries who will interfere, this dear country will be
turned into a bloody stage for chaotic and wasteful civil war.

When the tragic events of 15th January, 1966 occurred, the country
acquiesced in the installation of a Military Regime only because it
desired that order and discipline should be restored in he conduct of
the affairs of this country, that swift reforms will be introduced to
produce just and honest Government, to usher in stability and ensure
fair treatment of all citizens in every part of the country. The
citizens of this country have not given the Military Regime any
mandate to divide up the country into sovereign states and to plunge
them into bloody disaster.

As I have warned before, my duty is clear--faced with this final
choice between action to save Nigeria and acquiescence in secession
and disintegration. I am therefore proclaiming a State of Emergency
throughout Nigeria with immediate effect. I have assumed full powers
as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and Head of the Federal
Military Government for the short period necessary to carry through
the measures which are now urgently required.

In this period of emergency, no political statements in the Press,
on the Radio and Television and all publicity media or any other
political activity, will be tolerated. The Military and Police are
empowered to deal summarily with any offenders. Newspaper editors
are particularly urged to co-operate with the authorities to ensure
the success of these measures.

I have referred earlier to some illegal acts of the Eastern Region
Government. You all know that about one third of the entire falling
stock of the Nigerian Railways, including 115 oil-tankers, have been
detained and that the services on the Eastern District of the
Nigerian railways have been completely disrupted for many months.
You are also aware of the fact that they have disrupted the direct
movement of oil products from the refinery near Port Harcooout to the
Northern Region. They have hindered the transit of goods to
neighbouring countries and have even seized goods belonging to
foreign countries. These acts have flagrantly violated normal
international practice and disturbed friendly relations with our
neighbours. That refinery is owned jointly by the Federal Government
and Regional governments. Illegally, since last year, the
Authorities at Enugu have interfered with the flight routes of the
Nigeria Airways. Only recently they committed the barbaric crime of
hi-jacking a plane bound for Lagos from Benin. They have placed a
ban o the residence of non-Easterners in the Eastern Region--an
action which is against the Constitution and the fundamental
provisions of our laws. They have continuously on the Press and
radio incited the people of eastern Region to hatred of other
Nigerian peoples and they have indulged in the crudest abuse of
members of the Supreme Military Council, especially myself.

Despite all these, I have spared no effort to conciliate the East in
recognition of their understandable grievances and fears since the
tragic incidents of 1966. To this end I agreed with my other
colleagues on the Supreme Military Council to the promulgation of the
Decree No. 8 which completely decentralized the government of this
country and even went further than the Republican Constitution as it
existed before 15th January, 1966. But what has been the response of
the Eastern Region Government? Complete rejection of Decree No. 8
and insistence on its separate existence as a sovereign unit.

Only recently, a group of distinguished citizens formed themselves
into the National Conciliation Committee. They submitted
recommendations aimed at reducing tension. These included the
reciprocal abrogation of economic measures taken by the Federal
Military government and the seizure of Federal Statutory Corporations
and Federal revenue by the Eastern Government. These reciprocal
actions were to be taken within one week, that is by 25th May, 1967.
It is on record that I accepted the recommendations and issued
instructions effective from Tuesday, May 23. Indeed I now understand
that certain vehicles of the Posts and Telegraphs Department which
went to the East in resumption of services have been illegally
detained in the Region. The response of the east has been completely
negative and they have continued their propaganda and stage-managed
demonstrations for "independence."

Fellow citizens, I recognize however that the problem of Nigeria
extends beyond the present misguided actions of the Eastern Region
Government. My duty is to all citizens. I propose to treat all
sections of the country with equality. The main obstacle to future
stability in this country is the present structural imbalance in the
Nigerian Federation.

Even Decree No. 8 or Confederation or Loose Association will never
survive if any one section of the country is in a position to hold
the others to ransom.

This is why the item in the Political and Administrative Programme
adopted by the Supreme Military Council last month is the creation of
states as a basis for stability. This must be done first so as to
remove the fear of domination. Representatives drawn from the new
states will be more able to work out the future constitution for this
country which can contain provisions to protect the powers of the
states to the fullest extent desired by the Nigerian people. As soon
as these states are established, a new Revenue Allocation Commission
consisting of international experts will be appointed to recommend an
equitable formula for revenue allocation taking into account the
desires of the states.

I propose to act faithfully within the Political and Administrative
Programme adopted by the Supreme Military Council and published last
month. The world will recognize in these proposals our desire for
justice and fair play for all sections of this country and to
accommodate all genuine aspirations of the diverse people of this
great country.

I have ordered the reimposition of the economic measures designed to
safeguard federal interests until such a time as the Eastern Military
Government abrogates its illegal edicts on revenue collection and the
administration of the Federal Statutory Corporations based in the
East.

The country has a long history of well articulated demands for
states. The fears of minorities were explained in great detail and
set out in the report of the Willink Commission appointed by the
British in 1958. More recently there has been extensive discussion
in Regional Consultative Committees and Leaders-of-Thought
Conferences. Resolutions have been adopted demanding the creation of
states in the North and in Lagos. Petitions from minority areas in
the East which have been subjected to violent intimidation by the
Eastern Military Government have been widely publicized. While the
present circumstances regrettably do not allow for consultations
through plebiscites, I am satisfied that the creation of new states
as the only possible basis for stability and equality is the
overwhelming desire of vast majority of Nigerians. To ensure justice,
these states are being created simultaneously.

To this end, therefore, I am promulgating a Decree which will divide
the Federal republic into Twelve States. The twelve states will be
six in the present Northern Region, three in the present Eastern
Region, the Mid-West will remain as it is, the Colony Province of the
Western Region and Lagos will form a new Lagos State and the Western
Region will otherwise remain as it is.

I must emphasize at once that the Decree will provide for a States
Delimitation Commission which will ensure that any divisions or towns
not satisfied with the states in which they are initially grouped
will obtain redress. But in this moment of serious National
Emergency the co-operation of all concerned is absolutely essential
in order to avoid any unpleasant consequences.

I wish also to emphasize that an Administrative Council will be
established at the capitals of the existing regions, which will be
available to the new states to ensure the smoothest possible
administrative transition in he establishment of the new states. The
twelve new states, subject to marginal boundary adjustments, will
therefore be as follows:

North-Western State comprising Sokoto and Niger Provinces.
North-Central State comprising Katsina and Zaria.
Kano State comprising the present Kano Province.
North-Eastern State comprising Bornu, Adamawa, Sarduana and Bauchi
Provinces.
Benue/Plateau State comprising Benue and Plateau Provinces.
Lagos State comprising the Colony Province and the Federal Territory
of Lagos.
Western State comprising the present Western Region but excluding
the Colony Province.
Mid-Western State comprising the present Mid-Western State.
East-Central State comprising the present Eastern Region excluding
Calabar, Ogoja and Rivers Provinces.
South-Eastern State comprising Calabar and Ogoja Provinces.
Rivers State comprising Ahoada, Brass, Degema, Ogoni and Port
Harcout Divisions

The states will be free to adopt any particular names they choose in
the future. The immediate administrative arrangements of the new
states have been planned and the names of the Military Governors
appointed to the new states will be gazetted shortly. The allocation
of federally collected revenue to the new states on an interim basis
for the first few months has also been planned. The successor states
in each former region will share the revenue until a more permanent
formula is recommended by the new Revenue Allocation Commission.
Suitable arrangements have been made to minimize any disruption in
the normal functioning of services in the areas of the new states.

It is my fervent hope that the existing regional Authorities will co-
operate fully to ensure the smoothest possible establishment of the
new states. It is also my hope that the nee to use force to support
any new state will not arise. I am, however, ready to protect any
citizens of this country who are subject to intimidation or violence
in the course of establishment of these new states.

My dear countrymen, the struggle ahead is for the well-being of the
present and future generations of Nigerians. If it were possible for
us to avoid chaos and civil war merely by drifting apart as some
people claim that easy choice may have been taken. But we know that
to take such a course will quickly lead to the disintegration of the
existing regions in condition of chaos and to disastrous foreign
interference. We now have to adopt the courageous course of facing
the fundamental problem that has plagued this country since the early
50s. There should be no recrimination. We must all resolve to work
together. It is my hope that those who disagreed in the past with
the Federal Military Government through genuine misunderstanding and
mistrust will now be convinced of our purpose and be willing to come
back and let us plan and work together for the realization of the
Political and Administrative programme of the Supreme Military
Council, and for the early restoration of full civilian rule in
circumstances which would enhance just and honest and patriotic
government. I appeal to the general public to continue to give their
co-operation to the Federal Military Government; to go about their
normal business peacefully; to maintain harmony with all communities
wherever they live; to respect all the directives of the Government
including directives restricting the movements of people while the
emergency remains. Such directives are for their own protection and
in their own interest.

Let us therefore, march manfully together to alter the course of
this nation once again for all and to place it on the path of
progress, unity and equality. Let us so act that future generations
of Nigerians will praise us for our resolution and courage in this
critical stage of our country's history. Long live the Federal
Republic of Nigeria.

Re: What a Senator Earns In Nigeria - Do Or Die Affair N 29 479 749 Per Year by blacksta(m): 2:18pm On May 25, 2009
Becomerich

what has your post got to do with the matter at hand - I guess another senseless rambling from yourself.  I would thougt by now your level of reasoning would have improved but unfortunately it is in state of decline. If u need to sponsor a bill please be advised u cant do that on Nairaland . You will need to contact your  house of reps member and while you at it ask how much your rep earns
Re: What a Senator Earns In Nigeria - Do Or Die Affair N 29 479 749 Per Year by Becomrich: 2:30pm On May 25, 2009
black go to school. I do not need my representative to sponsor a bill. Umaru Yar Adua just sponsor a bill . Nigeria law allow for private or group to sponsor a bill. we already sent this bill to the clark of the national assembly, President Yar adua, David Mark, Bankole and some senators, rep, and international newspaper. They all need to check thier email of fax. We also sent it to some member of the US congress. And we hope to meet with one of former world leader in some days.

This bill would save 15,000,000 people from future civil war in Nigeria. Leadership is about vision of tomorrow. This bill would make the north majority in Nigeria. This bill would also give 70% of the oil to nigeria and if this bill goes thru in the house. I can tell you this, an igboman would be president in 2015 . Already the igbos have waited 43 years already, if this bill fails in the house, the igbos would have to wait another 40 years before any igboman becomes president making a wait of 83 years before any igboman would be president. This bill would make history. We believe it would pass in the house since 80% of Nigerian would say yes to be the bill. 80% is majority.

We do not want nigeria to end up like congo were 5,000,000 people were killed or end up like rwanda were 1,000,000 people were killed.

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