Tags : House of Reps

Reps Minority Caucus Condemns Twitter Suspension

The Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has condemned in its entirety, the suspension of Twitter in Nigeria by the Federal Government. The Caucus described the suspension as a clear violation of freedom of speech and other democratic rights and tenets as provided by the 1999 Constitution. In a statement issued today by the […]

House Of Reps Consider Scrapping NYSC Scheme

The House of Representatives is considering discontinuation of the National Youth Service Corps scheme (NYSC). The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Alteration Bill, 2020, which is seeking to repeal the NYSC Act, is billed for the second reading. The Sponsor, Hon. Awaji-Inombek Abiante in the explanatory memorandum of the proposal, listed the various […]

Reps To Bar NPA, NCC, NIMASA From Spending Revenue

The House of Representatives is moving to prevent some Ministries, Departments and Agencies from further spending and diverting the revenue they generate. The focus is especially on the Nigerian Ports Authority, the Nigerian Communications Commission and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency. The affected MDAs will now be confined to the Single Treasury Account […]

House Of Reps Reveals Plan To Probe Rehabilitation, Maintenance Of

The House of Representatives has resolved to carry out an investigative hearing as well as a comprehensive audit of funds spent on rehabilitation, repairs and maintenance of Nigeria’s refineries. This followed the adoption of a motion of urgent public importance by Hon Onfoik Luke (PDP-Akwa-Ibom) at plenary today in Abuja. Moving the motion, Luke said […]

Minimum Wage: Protesting Workers Force Their Way Into National Assembly

Nigerian workers in their hundreds stormed the National Assembly complex in Abuja, demanding the withdrawal of a bill that would remove the National Minimum Wage from the exclusive to the concurrent legislative list. Channels TV reports that about a fortnight ago, the House of Representatives introduced a bill which, according to the sponsor, Hon. Garba […]

Return £4.2m Ibori Loot To Delta State, Reps Tell FG

The House of Representatives has called on the Federal Government to ensure that the £4.2million Ibori loot be returned to Delta State. The Lawmakers insisted that the funds were stolen from Delta State and as such should rightly be returned to the State; adding that the funds are needed for the infrastructural development of the […]

2021 Budget: SERAP Asks NASS To Stop Buhari From Selling

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the National Assembly to stop President Muhammadu Buhari from selling Government properties to fund the 2021 budget. SERAP, in a statement issued on Sunday, January 17, 2021, by its deputy Director, Mr Kolawole Oluwadare, appealed to the Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan, and the Speaker of […]

Democrats Forge Ahead To Impeach Trump, Again

US Democrats have said they would push to remove President Donald Trump from Office during the final days of his administration after his supporters’ violent attack on the Capitol, with some Republicans supporting the move. Reports say President Trump could face a historic second impeachment before the January 20, 2021 inauguration of Democrat Joe Biden, […]

Insecurity: “Buhari Has Agreed To Address Reps” -Gbajabiamila

President Muhammadu Buhari has agreed to address the House of Representatives on the state of insecurity in the country, as requested by the Lawmakers. According to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila, a date has been agreed on and it will be communicated soon. He stated this on Wednesday, December […]

Reps Caucus Demands Halt In Fuel Price Increase

The Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has rejected the reported increase in the pump price of fuel from ₦148 to ₦151.56. Minority Leader of the House, Hon. Ndidu Elumelu, made the position of the Lawmakers known in a statement on Wednesday, September 2, 2020. Hon. Ndidu Elumelu described the announced price as unacceptable, […]