Reps member to Buhari: Sack Emefiele as CBN gov immediately

May 8, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

A member of House House Representatives, representing Kabba-Bunu/Ijumu Federal Constituency, Hon. Teejay Yusuf, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele, for flouting extant rules and exposes Nigeria’s economy to further risks while his proxies continue to canvass his 2023 presidential candidature. A group of rice farmers had purchased presidential nomination forms of the Read More

Avert shutdown of local airline operations, minority Reps tells Buhari

May 7, 2022 Joshua Egbodo, Abuja 0

Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to take immediate steps to avert an imminent shutdown of flight operations in the country. According to the Caucus, such happening “would have grave consequences on our national life”.  The call was predicated on the notice by Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) to shut down flight operations Read More

I’m set for House of Representatives, Adamawa aspirant assures

April 28, 2022 Chamba Simeh 0

A youth from Gombi local government area of Adamawa state, Nuru Abubakar, has said he is battle-ready to replace the incumbent member in the House of qqq for Gombi/Hong federal constituency, Honourable Yusuf Buba Yakubu (Captain). Yakubu said this shortly after he purchased the nomination and expression of interest forms of the All Progressives Congress (APC)  on  Wednesday in Yola, Read More

Reps and the national concern over growing insecurity

April 26, 2022 Blueprint 0

The House of Representatives, penultimate week, for the umpteenth time, devoted a substantial part of its plenary to express anger and disappoint on the rising insecurity. JOSHUA EGBODO writes. Since inception of the current House of Representatives in June 2019, there have been tens of resolutions passed, which bothered on insecurity in the country. One of such culminated in the Read More

Insecurity: Reps decline audience with service chiefs, ministers’ representatives

March 31, 2022 Joshua Egbodo 0

Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Idris Wase, Wednesday, refused to grant audience to representatives at a meeting where the nation’s service chiefs were expected. The House of Representatives following a resolution on Tuesday in face of attack on the Abuja-Kaduna train, scheduled the meeting for Wednesday, where its Committees on Aviation, National Security and Intelligence, Police Affairs, Army, Read More

Katung commissions campaign office, inaugurates coordinators

March 21, 2022 Abubakar Labaran 0

A former House of Representatives member representing Zangon Kataf/Jaba constituency and senatorial aspirant for Southern Kaduna senatorial zone on the platform of the People Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Sunday Marshal Katung, has commissioned his campaign office in Kafanchan ahead of the 2023 general elections. Katung, who was the running mate to Hon Isa Ashiru during the 2019 gubernatorial elections in Read More

2023: I’ll use experience abroad to help my people – Iornem

March 17, 2022 John Shiaondo Makurdi 0

A House of Representatives aspirant for Kwande/Ushongo Federal Constituency, Dr. Kohol Iornem, Thursday, said he is disappointed at the sad reality of many vulnerable Nigerians, especially people in rural communities across the nook and cranny of the country, who are yet to fully reap the dividends of democracy since the return to civilian rule in 1999. Dr Iornem who is Read More

Issues as NASS vote on Constitution Review

February 28, 2022 Blueprint 0

As separately announced last week, lawmakers at both the Senate and the House of Representatives will today (Tuesday) vote on amendments proposals by their Ad – Hoc Committees on Constitution Review. TAIYE ODEWALE reports. History of Constitution Reviews While amendments were not carried out on the nation’s Constitutions during the first, second and aborted 3rd republics, it has become a Read More

Educationist, ex-Reps member, Ikukuoma, set to establish European university in Nigeria

February 28, 2022 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

Barring any hitch, an European University will soon be established in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital to bridge the yawning gap of an improved quality higher education. A former member of the House of Representatives, Prince Nicholas Ukachukwu, who disclosed this in an interview with Blueprint at the weekend in Abuja said already plans are on to secure final accreditation and approval Read More

Reprieve on the way for Nigerian widows

February 28, 2022 Blueprint 0

The good news coming from the House of Representatives is that a bill to amend the Violence Against Persons Act 2015 to prohibit discrimination against widows and all forms of repressive and degrading widowhood practices in Nigeria last week passed second reading. The bill, sponsored by Hon. Adejoro Adeogun and Sergius Ogun, is entitled: “A Bill for an act to Read More

Reps probe sharp practices in COVID-19 vaccine certificate issuance

February 25, 2022 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives is set to commence investigation into alleged sharp practices involved in the issuance of certificates for COVID-19 vaccination, and the perceived lack of coordinated data base for such vaccinations. The House also asked the federal government to immediately overhaul the operations of the Port Health Service and equip the facility to a world-class standard in view Read More

2023: Ozomata should run for Reps

February 16, 2022 Ibrahim Hamisu 0

The objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poor to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better. This is what Dr. Abdullahi Ozomata has done as the head of APPEALS project. Dr. Ozomata is currently the Kogi State Project Coordinator, Agro-Processing, Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Support Project (APPEALS-P), a federal Read More

Court remands Rep member in EFCC custody over ‘fraud’

February 11, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

FCT high court Maitama, Thursday, remanded a member of the House of Representatives, Gabriel Saleh Zock, for alleged land fraud of N185 million. The embattled lawmaker is representing Kachia/Kagarko federal constituency of Kaduna state in the Green Chamber. Zock was arraigned by the EFCC on a-two-count bordering on fraud. While giving the order on Thursday, Justice Halilu Yusuf held that Read More

2023: Widows want former beauty queen to represent them at NASS

February 9, 2022 Moses John 0

A cross section of women and widows from Nasarawa Eggon, Wamba and Akwanga local governments of Nasarawa state have called on a former beauty queen, Ambassador Beauty Sudar Aliyu, to contest for the position of House of Representatives in 2023 general elections. The women who spoke on the sideline during the widows, youth and the less privileged outreach organised by Read More

Customs to pay N390m compensation to persons killed by its personnel

February 3, 2022 Blueprint 0

The House of Representatives has asked the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to pay the sum of N390 million as compensation to families of persons reportedly killed and brutalised last year by Customs personnel in Iseyin, Ibarapa and other communities in Oyo state. The lawmakers had last year, while adopting separate motions sponsored by Shina Peller and Ajibola Muraina, mandated its Read More

State Police: Afenifere kicks over Reps rejection of amendment to1999 constitution

January 28, 2022 Bayo Agboola 0

The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere on Thursday kicked against the rejection of an amendment to the 1999 Constitution that would have enabled willing states in Nigeria to establish their own police force. Afenifere in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Comrade Jare Ajayi, expressed its regret and disappointment over the rejection of an amendment to the 1999 Constitution by Read More

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PDP chieftain Ogah urges Ibaji to produce Idah Reps

January 21, 2022 Paul Okah 0

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi state, Hon. Sunday Ogah, has called on the leadership of the party in the state to consider Ibaji local government area in the forthcoming general elections for the House of Representatives. Ogah, who made the call in Lokoja recently in a statement, said the people of Ibaji local government area Read More

Rep sensitises constituents on conflict prevention in Kaduna

December 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

Member representing Jama’a/Sanga federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Nicholas Garba Shehu Sarkin Noma, in collaboration with Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution has organised a one-day seminar for stakeholders in the constituency on ‘Conflict Prevention and Management.’ Speaking at the occasion in Kafanchan, the Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, said in Read More

Reps extend probe of real estate operators beyond Abuja

December 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

The House of Representatives has extended the mandate of its ad hoc committee investigating the operations of real estate developers in Abuja, to cover the entire country. The investigation, according to the resolution, is to be with regards to the astronomical cost of such development and concerns about quality and conformity to initial land use, design and structural approvals and Read More

Online loans: Reps seek stiffer measures against undue harassment

December 8, 2021 Blueprint 0

The House of Representatives has moved to introduce stiffer measures against online loan providers in the habit of harassing supposed guarantors, who in most cases know nothing about such loans. The House Wednesday mandated its relevant committees, including that of Banking and Currency, and of Communications to investigate the trend and report the findings back, for the House’s further legislative Read More

Adefisoye empowers constituents with items worth N100m

November 21, 2021 Ahmid Lawal 0

A federal lawmaker representing Idanre/Ifedore federal constituency, Hon. Tajudeen Adefisoye, has empowered hundreds of his constituents with various empowerment items valued at N100m. While addressing beneficiaries at Idanre constituency office Friday, Adefisoye said empowerment was a way to take care of faithful party members. He therefore urged APC members in the constituency to stay committed and remain faithful to the Read More

Mushin gas explosion: Reps urge NEMA to provide relief for victims

November 19, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives has urged National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and other sister agencies, to urgently provide relief materials for victims of Tuesday’s gas explosion in Mushin, Lagos. The resolution was the fallout of a motion sponsored under matters of urgent public importance by Balaji Ayinla Thursday. Ayinla stated that at least five persons were burnt to death, many Read More

Reps investigate Customs over insider import, clearing ring

November 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

The House of Representatives has mandated its Committee on Customs to investigate the alleged importing and clearing ring at the Nigeria Customs Service, and report back within three weeks. This came Wednesday, following a motion on “Need for the Nigeria Customs Service to Strictly Implement the Executive Order on the Ease of Doing Business in Nigeria,” sponsored by Abbas Adigun. Read More