UBEC grants: Kwara gets clean bill as NASS threatens erring states

September 22, 2022 Blueprint 0

The House of Representatives Committee on Basic Education and Services recently concluded a two-day oversight inspection visit on UBEC / SUBEB intervention projects in Kwara state with a vow to expose erring states diverting UBEC marching grants. UMAR BAYO ABDULWAHB reports on the committee’s findings in the state. It was an expression of mixed feelings when members of the House Read More

Again, Gbajabiamila wades into FG, ASUU rift

September 19, 2022 Joshua Egbodo 0

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has moved to once again, intervene and see to calling off of the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). To this end, the Speaker has invitedMinister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, Minister of Finance, Dr. Zainab Ahmed, the leadership of ASUU and other key stakeholders for a meeting Read More

2023: Sha’aban appoints Yusha’u spokesperson gubernatorial campaign council

August 30, 2022 Ibrahim Hamisu Kano 0

The Kano state governorship candidate of the Action Democratic Party and a member House of Representatives, Sha’aban Ibrahim Sharada, has approved the appointment of Abbas Yushau Yusuf as spokesperson for his gubernatorial campaign council. In a statement issued to newsmen, Monday, the ADP gubernatorial candidate said Abbas Yushau Yusuf was appointed as the campaign spokesperson due to his wealth of Read More

Lekki FTZ Quadrant Nigeria’s new economic powerhouse – Reps

August 19, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

The House of Representatives Committee on Commerce has described the Lekki Free Trade Zone Quadrant as the country’s “new economic powerhouse” harbouring $25 billion investment. The deputy chairman of the committee, Richard Gbande, said this when he led some members of the committee on inspection of the Lagos Free Zone, Lekki Free Zone, and the Dangote Free Trade Zone Enterprises Read More

Reps panel directs NPA, terminal operators to meet, reconcile debts

August 17, 2022 Joshua Egbodo Abuja 0

Public Accounts Committee of the House of Representatives has ordered management of the Nigeria Ports Authority to immediately engage terminal operators in the nation’s seaports with a view to reconciling the actual indebtedness of the companies to the federal government of Nigeria. Audit queries from the office of the Auditor General of the Federation had indicted 18 of the terminal Read More

Breaking: Another Nigerian lawmaker is dead

July 1, 2022 Moribirin Rosemary 0

A House of Representatives member representing Egor/Ikpoba-Okha federal constituency of Edo state, Hon. Jude Ise-Idehen, has passed on. The lawmaker reportedly died on Friday morning from an undisclosed ailment. Spokesman of the House of Representatives, Rep Benjamin Kalu, confirmed the death of the lawmaker but said the cause of death was not yet known to the house. Details loading…

Nigeria’s budget transparency doubles to 45% – Report

June 23, 2022 Blessing Anaro, Lagos 0

The transparency level of the Federal Government (FG)’s budget has almost doubled by 21 per cent to to 45 per cent, a report from the 2021 Open Budget Survey (OBS) has shown. It was 24 per cent in 2019. The report, which was unveiled in Abuja was undertaken by the International Budget Partnership (IPB) in collaboration with the Federal Ministry Read More

As Speaker Gbajabiamila cries out…

June 20, 2022 Blueprint 0

To begin with, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, cried bitterly in his first address to honourable members after their resumption from both “Easter” and “Sallah” breaks which spilled over to political parties primaries ahead of 2023 general elections. The speaker blamed the “delegate system” for the loss of the return bids of many legislators in the recently Read More

Reps resolution against Emefiele politically motivated to discredit Buhari – Youths

June 16, 2022 Lekan Shehinde 0

 The Arewa Consultative Youths Movement (ACYM) has condemned the House of Representatives over its described as attack on the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele.  The group, in a statement Thursday by its President, Kabiru Yusuf, noted that the resolution made by the House asking President Muhammadu Buhari to sack Emefiele was politically motivated.  The statement read: Read More

Exclusive: Activist Deji Adeyanju emerges ZLP Reps candidate in FCT

June 7, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

A popular Abuja-based activist, Deji Adeyanju, has emerged as the candidate of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) for the House of Representatives in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT South), Blueprint report. Adeyanju emerged unopposed after screening and meeting all the requirements of the party in line with the Electoral Act as ammended. A dependable source who confided in Blueprint correspondent Read More

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