2023: Rep member Shina Peller dumps APC, joins Accord

June 22, 2022 Bayo Agboola 0

The lawmaker representing Iseyin/ Itesiwaju/Kajola/Iwajowa federal constituency, Honourable Shina Peller on Tuesday announced his defection from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Accord party. Honourable Peller in a statement he shared on his verified social media platforms hinted that he has formally informed the leadership of the House of Representatives of the development. The lawmaker stressed that though there Read More

Reps minority leader, Elumelu, donates motorised wheelchairs to physically challenged persons

June 21, 2022 Editor 0

The Minority Leader in the Federal House of Representatives, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, has donated four automated wheelchairs to four physically challenged persons in his constituency. Elumelu said the kind gesture became imperative in a bid to ensure that those living with disabilities were not left out in the scheme of things in his effective representation. Represented by Hon. Augustine Chikezie, Read More

Rep tasks Buhari on release of Kaduna train victims

June 1, 2022 Joshua Egbodo 0

A member of the House of Representatives, Bamidele Salam, has tasked President Muhammadu Buhari to act fast and decisively in securing the release of the remaining kidnapped victims of the Abuja-Kaduna train attack. A viral video of the victims, pleading for urgent intervention in the face of threats by their abductors to kill them within a specified time, if certain Read More

Primaries: Speaker, Journalist pick Reps, Akoko-Edo tickets as Edo PDP elects candidates

Delegates of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo state, Sunday, elected candidates to fly the party’s flag at the 2023 State House of Assembly and Federal House of Representatives election. The peaceful exercise was conducted under tight security at designated centers across the state. The primary was supervised by a five-man committee of PDP. Among those who got the Read More

Sign Electoral Act amendment to avert crisis, Minority Reps tell Buhari

May 19, 2022 Joshua Egbodo 0

Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately sign the one item amendment to the Electoral Act 2022, in order to avert possible political crisis. The House had momentarily called off its ongoing break to pass the amendment, which bothers on elected political office holders initially restrained from participating as delegates in their respective Read More

Revenue: Reps panel pledges support for FCT-IRS, others

May 17, 2022 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts has pledged its support for the Federal Capital Territory Internal Revenue Service (FCT-IRS), as well as other revenue generation agencies, to enhance their operational efficiencies. Chairman of the committee, Oluwole Oke, gave the assurance, Tuesday, when Acting Executive Chairman of the Service, Mr Haruna Abdullahi, appeared before the panel on various issues Read More

Breaking: Court removes ex-speaker from House of Representatives, declares seat vacant

April 22, 2022 NAN 0

A Federal High Court in Abuja, on Friday, ordered former Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, to vacate his seat as a member representing Dass, Tafawa Balewa and Bogoro Federal Constituency of Bauchi State. Delivering judgment, Justice Donatus Okorowo, declared that having defected from Peoples Democratic Party to All Progressives Congress, Dogara was no longer qualified to occupy the seat Read More

Reps’ deputy minority leader, others launch book on foreign policy

April 6, 2022 Joshua Egbodo 0

A book titled “Reflections on Nigeria’s Foreign Policy: 1960 – 2020” co-authored by the Deputy Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Toby Okechukwu, Prof. Tony Onyishi, and Mr. Emmanuel Ukhami is to be publicly presented Wednesday, April 6, 2022 in Abuja. The event, which is scheduled to hold at the Yar’Adua Centre under the distinguished chairmanship of Nigeria’s Read More

Train attack: Names of prominient dead, missing, injured victims emerge as Buhari, NASS drop hint for security chiefs

Kaduna state Governor Nasir el-Rufai has confirmed that eight dead bodies were recovered, 26 people injured, with  several passengers onboard the Abuja-Kaduna train attacked Monday night by bandits, still missing.  The train departed Abuja minutes after 6pm Monday evening and attacked between Kateri and Rijana, as bandits bombed the train track leaving it stranded before attacking the train and its passengers. Kaduan state Commissioner for Read More

FG drags ex-Reps member, Nzeribe, to court over ‘Impersonation, cheating’

March 11, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

A former House of Representatives member, Hon Chuma Nzeribe, will face judgment in the criminal charges of impersonation and cheating brought against him by the federal government. A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja will on March 21, 2022 deliver judgment on a four-count criminal charges against the former federal Lawmaker. Nzeribe, a former governorship aspirant on Read More

[Breaking] Electoral Act: Like Senate, Reps dump direct primary

January 19, 2022 Editor 0

The House of Representatives has amended the controversial section 84 of the Electoral Act amendment Bill, leaving politics parties with the option to adopt either direct of indirect primary election in nominating candidates for elective positions. President Muhammadu Buhari had withheld assent to ghe Bill as passed by the National Assembly over issues with the compulsory direct primaries for all Read More

Nguroje mourns Turakin Gashaka, Vaki

January 15, 2022 Chamba Simeh, Abuja 0

The Chairman, Governing Board of the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC), and former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Babangida Nguroje, has expressed shock at the demise of a father, husband, uncle and elderstatesman, Alhaji Abdumumuni Vaki, describing him as a forthright community leader who did his best for the people of Taraba state and contributed immensly to Read More

Buhari’s government seized by hostage takers, others – Reps

December 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

In the face rising insecurity and daily loss of lives across Nigeria, Caucus of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the House of Representatives, has concluded that President Muhammadu Buhari’s government has been seized by hostage takers and related elements. The caucus, therefore, demanded that the President should resign for failing to protect the lives and property of citizens. Read More

Reps commended over NYSC Trust Fund Bill

December 21, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET), has commended the House of Representatives over the bill on the National Youth Service Corps Trust Fund which recently scaled first reading. Speaking at a press conference in Abuja, Tuesday, Executive Secretary, Comrade Ikpa Isaac, said the House of Representatives Committee on NYSC, led by Akinfolarin Mayowa, displayed courage and proved Read More

Budget: Reps okay N17.13trn for 2022

December 21, 2021 Blueprint 0

The House of Representatives has okayed about N17.13 trillion as aggregate expenditure of federal government in the 2022 fiscal year, a fugure that is up by N74 billion higher than President Muhammadu Buhari’s initial proposal of N16.39 trillion. Of the aggregate expenditure of the N17.13 trillion, N869.67, billion has been earmarked for Statutory Transfers, N3.88 trillion for Debt Service, N6,91 Read More

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