NASS wades in, halts planned hike in electricity tariffs

June 30, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The leadership of the National Assembly on Monday waded into the controversy on the planned hike in electricity tariffs from July 1, 2020 and succeeded in convincing the Distribution Companies (DISCOs) to defer the plan till the first quarter of 2021. The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, and Read More

Only true democracy ‘ll end insecurity in Nigeria – Ebonyi lawmaker

June 12, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The member representing Ezza South/Ikwo federal constituency of Ebonyi state in the House of Representatives, Hon. Chinedu Ogah, Friday said only true democracy would end Nigeria’s insecurity. Ogah noted that allowing the masses to freely elect their leaders would equally curtail insecurity in the county. The lawmaker made this known, while addressing journalists in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state capital during this Read More

After acting for barely 2 years, NASC confirms Giwa Reps’ substantive clerk

June 12, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has disclosed that the National Assembly Service Commission (NASC), has confirmed the appointment of Mr. Patrick Ahonkhai Giwa, as the substantive Clerk of the House Giwa was appointed acting clerk on November 26, 2018, soon after the expiration of the tenure of the former Commission.  The confirmation of Mr. Giwa’s appointment along with Read More

Edo: Police comb forest for kidnapped campaign coordinator

May 20, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

The authories of Edo state police command has reportedly deployed its operatives to Ogbese, Okada forests in search of kidnapped All Progressives Congress (APC) leader, Mr. Presley Ediagbonya. Blueprint gathered that the state Commissioner of Police, Jimeta Lawan, was said to have deployed the team to ensure that the political leader is rescued unhurt.  Ediagbonya, a former commissioner for youths Read More

Breaking: Reps probe strange deaths in Kano, summon PTF Boss, Health Minister, NCDC DG

April 28, 2020 Editor 0

The House of Representatives Tuesday, begun investigation into what led to many strange deaths in Kano state. To this end, they have summoned Chairman of Presidential Task Force of Covid-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation Boss Mustapha, Health Minister Osagie Enahire and Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu. Details loading…

COVID-19: Reps want 2-month free power supply to Nigerians

April 4, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives is to consider a fresh Stimulus Bill that would ensure that Nigerians get free electricity supply for two months to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Speaker Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has said. The Speaker said the proposed Bill was to help in boosting the economy through the informal sector as the country prepares for the Read More

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Breaking – COVID-19: Reps pass economic stimulus Bill, shut down

March 24, 2020 Editor 0

Following the economic effects of the Coronavirus also known as COVID-19, the House of Representatives on Tuesday hurriedly passed an intervention Bill, with hope of cushioning the effects. The bill was intended to grant some measure of temporary tax reliefs for corporate entities who keep their  employees in spite of economic effects of COVID-19, remove import duty on medicines and Read More

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APC jubilates as 2 Reps dump AA for party

February 13, 2020 Editor 0

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed joy over defection of two members of the House of Representatives from the Action Alliance (AA) to the party. Defection of the two members, Hon. Uju Chima, and Hon. Obi Chigozie, all from Imo state was announced by Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila during Thursday’s plenary, with Governor of Imo state, Senator Hope Uzodinma, Read More

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Breaking: Reps reject six-year single term for President, govs

December 17, 2019 Editor 0

The House of Representatives has rejected a bill seeking a single term of six years for the president and state governors. Sponsored by Hon. John Dyegh, the bill which was listed on Tuesday’s Order Paper of the House for second reading was rejected through voice votes by members. In addition, the bill which was seeking amendment to certain provisions of Read More

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Buhari, Tinubu co-chair APC Presidential campaign council, Dangote, Otedola also make list

December 28, 2018 Editor 0

The Presidency on Friday named President Muhammadu Buhari as chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council for the 2019 general election. Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, who announced this in a statement in Abuja, named Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as co-chairman of the council. The statement said Vice President Yemi Read More

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I’m certified, competent to govern Adamawa state- Fintiri

November 14, 2018 Blueprint 0

PDP gubernatorial candidate, Hon. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, says unlike the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate that is currently embroiled in alleged certificate scandal, that he has verifiable certificates and eminently qualified to contest for governorship. Speaking barely three days following the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) release of names and documents of all the gubernatorial candidates and their deputies but Read More

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Ondo aspirants disagree with Oshiomole, APC in court

November 13, 2018 Blueprint 0

Some aggrieved aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, yesterday disagreed with their national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomole, over the conduct of the primary elections of the party in the state. Insisting that there were no primaries conduct to elect candidates for the forthcoming elections, the aspirants argued before the Federal High Court in Akure, that Oshiomhole Read More

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The betrayal of Ekwueme, entrapment of Atiku/Obi By Gideon I Onyedi 

October 26, 2018 Blueprint 0

Just a couple of days ago, after Alhaji Atiku Abubakar had ‘providentially’ emerged the crowned presidential candidate of the PDP for the 2019 general elections, the news greeted the ears of Nigerians that the new possible future president of Nigeria had made an informed decision in the calculated and strategic choice of a running mate, in the humble person of Read More

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Tension as APC withhold primary election result after four days

October 11, 2018 Blueprint 0

The All Progressives Congress, APC, is yet to announce result of its primaries into the House of Representatives and State House of Assembly in Badagry, Lagos State after four days. This development has generated tension in the area as residents await the result. News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that people were seen in groups discussing the primaries which were Read More

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Court remands Saraki’s deputy chief of staff, others over N3.5bn ‘fraud

October 5, 2018 Blueprint 0

In what appears a fresh trouble for Senate President Bukola Saraki, his Deputy Chief of Staff, Mr. Gbenga Makanjuola, and one Obiorah Amobi were yesterday, remanded in prison over a N3.5 billion fraud related charges. The duo were docked alongside Melrose General Services Limited on an 11-count charge bordering on fraud by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before Read More

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Agara denies secretly picking Reps forms O

September 21, 2018 Blueprint 0

Nasarawa Deputy Governor and frontline governorship aspirant, Silas Ali Agara, has debunked claims that he has secretly obtained the Expression of Interest and Nomination forms for the House of Representatives for the Akwanga, Wamba and Nasarawa Eggon Federal Constituency. This was sequel to claims by an online platform publication which alleged that the governorship aspirant had secretly purchased the forms Read More

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$17m Abacha loot:Why investigation delayed – Rep

July 22, 2018 Blueprint 0

Three months after the commencement of investigation into the request by Attorney-General Abubakar Malami for the payment of $17 million to two lawyers for their roles in the recovery of $321 million Abacha loot, the House of Representatives said it is yet to conclude investigations. Reacting to controversial reports trailing Malami’s request for the payment to the two lawyers, Oladipo Read More