Oromoni: Reps seek guidelines for boarding school operations

December 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

Following widespread concerns over the recent death of a 12- year- old student, Sylvester Oromoni, the House of Representatives, has urged the Federal Ministry of Education to set out strict guidelines for the operations of boarding schools across Nigeria. The House while condemning in strong terms, recent incidences of inhuman treatment and abuses happening in boarding schools across the country, Read More

Reps furious over UK travel ban

December 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

There was anger on floor of the House of Representatives Tuesday, when lawmakers took turns to condemn the suspension of visiting visas to travellers from Nigeria to the United Kingdom due to reported emergence of a new COVID-19 variant; Omicron. Minority Leader of the House, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, had in a motion on the matter, demanded urgent intervention of the Read More

Reps to probe N2.6trn owed FG by 77 gas, oil firms

December 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

The House of Representatives has ordered an investigation into 77 oil and gas companies. The House consequently mandated the Committee on Finance to liaise with relevant agencies to ensure that the 77 Oil and Gascompanies pay the respective accrued debts to the federal government.Following adoption of a motion brought on the matter by Ahmed Munir Wednesday, Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila, directed Read More

Jointly tackle crystal meth abuse, Reps tell NDLEA, NOA

November 25, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives has urged the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), and the National Orientation Agency (NOA) to join forces and clamp down on the use and abuse of crystal meth, also known in the South east part of the country as Mkpuru Mmiri. This followed concerns over abusive use of the drug by youth, especially in the Read More

Reps probe licensing process for tour operators, job recruiters, others

November 25, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives has called for an investigation into the licensing of tour operators, labour recruiters, labour exchange and employment agencies in Nigeria. To this end, it has mandated its Joint Committee on Labour and Productivity, Human Rights (NAPTIP), Youth, and Diaspora to carry out an investigative hearing on the the matter, and report back its findings within six Read More

Lack of BoT responsible for worsening crisis in APC – Moniedafe

November 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A national chairmanship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Sunny Sylvester Moniedafe, has identified lack of Board of Trustee for the party as reason for worsening crisis rocking the party across the country. Moniedafe, however declared that “it is time for the APC to do the right thing” adding that if given opportunity to lead the party he has Read More

Court bars vice chair, Reps member from voting in PDP’s convention

October 23, 2021 Patrick Ahanor, Benin City 0

Edo State High court sitting in Benin City has restrained the National Vice Chairman (South-South) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Dan Orbih, and the member representing Oredo Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, Hon. Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama, from participating in the  party’s convention scheduled for October 30, and 31, 2021. The court also barred the Edo state secretary of the party, Read More

Reps probe sharp practices in FCT public health institutions

September 30, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives, has mandated its Committee on the Federal Capital Territory to investigate alleged sharp practices in the operational activities of public health Institutions in the FCT. This was fallout of a motion presented on Thursday, by Hon. Mohammed Jatau, who noted that the health institutions were established to control, manage and remedy healthcarechallenges of Nigerians who have Read More

Breaking – Sports federations elections: Sani Lawal, Chinazum Nwosu emerge technical, athletes reps for Taekwondo (VIDEO)

September 25, 2021 Editor 0

Veteran tactician Alhaji Sani Lawal a while ago on Saturday defeated his only opponent Osita Egwim to emerge technical representative in the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation (NTF) after a rescheduled Nigeria Sports Federations Elections (NSFE). The peaceful but fiercely contested election held inside Moshood Abiola National stadium Abuja saw Alhaji Lawal beat Egwim 19-16. While Lawal is of the Ahmadu Bello Read More

Benue PDP Reps tackle Akume over emergency rule call

September 1, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The Benue State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Caucus of the in the House of Representatives, has condemned the call for energy rule in the state, by Minister for Special Duties, Sen. George Akume, asking the former governor to retract the statement. Akume on Monday in Abuja addressed a press conference during which he made the call, after reeling out a Read More

Breaking: Consider Nigerians, call off strike, Senate, Reps tell residents doctors

August 4, 2021 Editor 0

Both the Senate and House of Representatives have jointly called on the resident doctors to call of their strike and return to negotiation table with the federal government. The residents doctors under the aegis of National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) had resumed strike on Monday August 2, 2021. Already, the strike action is affecting medical services at various government-owned Read More

Breaking: Reps pass Electoral Act Bill as PDP Lawmakers stage walkout

July 16, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

Legislators elected under the platform  of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) currently in the House of Representatives on Friday staged a walk out during consideration of the Electoral Act amendment bill. After the consideration, Minority Leader Ndidi Elumelu said the House cannot be asked to rescind decision on a section since it was not ruled upon. He led PDP members out Read More

Breaking: Reps protest over 3% host community fund

July 15, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

There is high tension in the House of Representatives at the moment over protest by members from the South South against the allocation of three percent as host community fund. The Senate had opted for the three percent, while the House during consideration of report of its committee on the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) okayed five percent, prompting a harmonization Read More

May 29: APC government a failure, minority Reps declare

May 28, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

As Nigeria yet achieves another anniversary of the return to democratic governance (May 29), Minority Caucus of the House of Representatives has, after its claimed stock taking of the performance of the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration, declared it a failure.  The caucus in its assessment, said “with the government’s failure to check worsening insecurity and mass killing of citizens; Read More

Breaking: Reps summon NSA, security chiefs over worsening insecurity

April 27, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

Rising from a marathon closed door session, the House of Representatives on Thursday summoned the National Security Adviser, the nation’s security chiefs, including heads of paramilitary agencies to an emergency meeting. After over four hour long session, Speaker Femi announced the decision of the House, even as no date has been fixed for the meeting. Details later…

Reps ‘fight’ over call for Pantami’s ouster

April 23, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

Exchange of words has ensued between spokesman of the House of Representatives, Hon. Benjamin Kalu, the Minority Caucus, over the recent move on the floor, to the effect that Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami should resign over allegation of terrorism links, of be sacked. Minority Leader, Ndudi Elumelu had on Wednesday during plenary, raised a point Read More

Breaking: Another Reps member is dead

April 3, 2021 Editor 0

A serving House of Representatives member Hon. Haruna Maitala Jingir has died. Hon. Maitala was until his death the member representing Jos North/Bassa federal constituency. Eldest son of the deceased Ibrahim Saleh Maitala who confirmed the demise of his father said Hon. Maitala died in a fatal road crash. According to Ibrahim, the accident claimed the lives of Jingir, his Read More

Breaking: After listening to ex-NDDC MD, Reps summon Akpabio, Pondei over ‘misappropriation of project funds’

July 17, 2020 Editor 0

After listening to former acting Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Joy Nunieh, via zoom, House of Representatives Committee on has summoned the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Mr. Godswill Akpabio, to appear and make presentations before it on Monday, July 20, 2020. The committee also summoned the Managing Director of the commission Professor Kemebradikumo Pondei to appear Read More

Breaking: Moment after NDDC MD staged walk out on lawmakers, Reps order warrant of arrest

July 16, 2020 Editor 0

Nigeria’s House of Representatives have ordered a warrant of arrest be issued against him the acting Managing Director of Interim Management Committee (IMC) the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Professor Kemebradikumo Pondei. The arrest was triggered after Pondei alongside his team staged a walk out on the House committee on NDDC a while ago on Thursday. Details loading…

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Breaking: Na’Abba storms NASS, cautions Lawmakers against visiting MDAs; Gbajabiamila inaugurates committees

October 2, 2019 Editor 0

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Umar Ghali Na’Aba, has advised committees of the House to stop the habit of visiting government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). The former speaker in a good will message on behalf of former presiding officers on Wednesday, when 109 standing and special committees of the House were inaugurated said, “We feel embarrassed when Read More

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Updated: Security chiefs shun Reps, Gbajabiamila issues fresh marching orders

September 20, 2019 Editor 0

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, was visibly angry on Firday over absence of some security chiefs at a scheduled meeting to discus some important national security matters. Reacting to the development, the Speaker sent representatives of some of the security bosses out, with an order for them (the chiefs) to personally appear before the leadership of Read More