Zamfara: Baba For All coordinator, Jaji returns reps nomination forms

May 14, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The national coordinator of Baba For All , Hon. Aminu Sani Jaji has submitted his nomination and expression of interest forms for House of Representatives under the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC. The forms were returned on behalf of Hon Jaji by party stalwarts, officials and political associates who troops in large numbers to show their support. Recall Read More

House of Reps schedules emergency plenary

May 7, 2022 Joshua Egbodo, Abuja 0

The House of Representatives has invited members for an emergency plenary billed for Monday, May 9, 2023. Though details of what may be on agenda during the session were not disclosed, the information cited critical national issues as reason for the expected session. The House had had adjourned plenary to the 24th of May.  However, Clerk of the House, Dr. Read More

Reps’ fresh inquest into state of Nigeria’s petroleum refineries

May 2, 2022 Blueprint 0

In the wake of yet, another controversy surrounding the payment of subsidy on Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) popularly known as petrol, the House of Representatives embarked on a mission to determine the current state of the federal government’s-owned refineries. JOSHUA EGBODO examines the issues involved. How it started Like the usual pattern it normally takes, the rumour mill churned out Read More

[Breaking] Constitution review: Reps veto selves on right to override President

March 1, 2022 Joshua Egbodo, Abuja 0

The House of Representatives has voted against a Bill seeking a special procedure for the National Assembly to override the veto of a sitting president on transmitted proposed legislations During the ongoing voting on the 68 recommended Bills by the Deputy Speaker Idris Wase-led Special Committee for the review of the 1999 Constitution on Tuesday, 284 members voted “Yes”, 10 voted Read More

JDPC advocates synergy between representatives, electorates

February 11, 2022 Oyibo Salihu 0

Justice Development and Peace Commission (JDPC), a non-governmental organisation, based in Lokoja and Idah in Kogi state has urged closer relationships between elected representatives and indigenes in the state. The call was contained in a sensitisation message of the two commissions during a one-day sensitisation town hall meeting organised for key community leaders and citizens drawn from Idah, Ejule, Anyigba, Read More

Breaking: Like Senate, Reps okay consensus in Electoral Act amendment Bill

January 25, 2022 Joshua Egbodo, Abuja 0

The House of Representatives on Tuesday rescinded its last week’s decision on the Electoral Act amendment Bill, and added the use of consensus option as mode of nomination of candidates for elective positions by political parties. The House had last Wednesday altered the Bill in line with reasons advanced by President Muhammadu Buhari while vetoing the Bill, leaving only the Read More

Senate should not be retirement home for govs

December 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

There is a growing trend in the Nigerian politics that needs urgent rescue and the trend, if left unchecked, will have dire consequences on Nigeria’s nascent democracy. It was John Francis Welch Jr, an American writer and former CEO of General Electric, popularly known as Jack Welch, who had the famous quote, “Before you are a leader, success is all Read More

Breaking: Few hours to Anambra election, IGP pulls out DIG Egbunike as head of security team

November 5, 2021 Editor 0

Barely 24 hours to the Saturday Anambra State governorship election, the Inspector General of Police has removed the Deputy Inspector General, DIG Joseph Egbunike, as the head of security team for the Anambra governorship election slated for Saturday November 6, 2021.  His removal was announced by the Police Public Relations Officer DSP Nkeiruka Nwude with few hours to the election.  He been Read More

Restructuring: Ndoma-Egba explains bottlenecks, seeks common grounds on agitation

November 3, 2021 Joseph Obung 0

Former Senate Leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba, has said there are bottlenecks on the clamour for restructuring, adding that many Nigerians have different understanding of what they want. Ndoma-Egba, who was also chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), in a telephone chat, Tuesday, called for common grounds if the agitation should see the light of day. He said: “There however Read More

Impeachment of Plateau speaker won’t stand – Rep

November 2, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

A member of the House of Representatives from Plateau state, Bagos Dachong has described the removal of Speaker of the state House of Assmbly, Abok Ayuba as unconstitutional, urging Nigerians to speak against the development in the interest of democracy. The lawmaker argued that the House of Assembly have 24 members elected and were serving, out which six sat and Read More

Editors ask security agents to find missing Vanguard journalist

November 2, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE), Monday, asked the security agencies to immediately locate a missing journalist, Mr. Tordue Salem and also to investigate all forms of attacks against journalists with the sole purpose of prosecuting the offenders. Salem, a journalist with Vanguard Newspapers, who covers the House of Representatives, has been declared missing in the past few weeks. The Read More

Reps’ seat tussle: Mubarak warns against misleading statement

October 30, 2021 Andrew Ojih, Jalingo 0

The member representing Bali/Gassol Federal constituency in Taraba state Alhaji Abdulsalam Gambo Mubarak on Saturday urged a former member representing the same constituency Alhaji Garba Garba-Chede to stop misleading the public. The incumbent house member alleged that Garba-Chede had claimed that the Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila conspired with some persons in government to stop his swearing Read More

Umeoji, 2 lawmakers dump APGA for APC, declare support for Andy Uba

October 30, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

Ahead of Anambra state governorship election scheduled for November 6, the former frontline governorship candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and current member of the House of Representatives, representing Aguata Federal Constituency in Anambra state, Hon. Chukwuma Umeoji, has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) along with two House of Assembly members and several party supporters. Umeoji defection Read More

N420bn debt: Senate moves to bail out works ministry

October 29, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate through its Committee on Works declared Friday that it would, along with the House of Representatives, collaborate with the Executive for an emergency fund to clear the N420 billion owed contractors by the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing on road projects constructed across the country . This is as the federal lawmakers commended the federal government for Read More

Reactions as FG cancels commissioning of cargo airport in Anambra

October 29, 2021 Editor 0

The official commissioning of Anambra Cargo Airport slated for Saturday October 30, 2021 has been cancelled. It is gathered that the stoppage of the event, was ordered by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), on the advice of the National Security Adviser (NSA), who raised security concerns of such an event at this moment. But stakeholders are taking divergent views Read More

Reps tackle NHIS over unutilised budgetary releases

October 28, 2021 Joshua Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives has asked the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), to provide details on the sum of three million naira unspent by the agency from its 2020 budgetary releases. Chairman of the House committee on Health Services, Hon. Tanko Sonunu gave the directive on Wednesday during a budget defence session with the agency. Executive Secretary of NHIS Prof. Read More

Brig-General Ibrahim most erudite DG in Nigeria – Reps

October 27, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps ( NYSC) Brigadier -General Shuaibu Ibrahim, has been described by the Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Youth and Sports, Hon. Yemi Adaramodu, as the most prolific and erudite DG in Nigeria. Adaramodu stated this Tuesday at the close of a three-day symposium themed, “Consolidating the Gains of the NYSC in Youth Read More

Fashola urges caution on privatisation of more public enterprises

October 26, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has among other stakeholders asked for caution in the privatisation of more public enterprises. He said most of those sold have literally disappeared.Fashola who was at the House of Representatives Monday for a public hearing on a bill seeking a repeal of the public enterprise privatisation act, and to enact the public assets Read More

On poor women participation in Nigerian politics

October 25, 2021 Olasupo Abideen 0

After decades of political independence and transition to democracy, there remains a lifelong begging question of why women are not getting elected into political offices in Nigeria. There is no gainsaying that this is a major Achilles heel that the country has faced over the past two decades since her return to democracy, and solving it requires both a critical Read More

Sokoto APC congress, Wamakko and the Judases

October 21, 2021 Salisu Dan-Inna 0

Democracy is unarguably the end product of a globally acclaimed process where those with the majority take the lead and or the majority. This means that majority carries the vote. This has been so in all transparent and acceptable political processes. The import of the above maxim or submission is therefore that those with the majority would always emerge victorious Read More

Kaduna: I’m committed to effective representation – Monrovia

October 20, 2021 Ahmid Lawal 0

A member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Mukhtar Ahmed Monrovia has assured the entire people of Kaduna South federal constituency that he will continue to render good representation at the National Assembly. Hon Monrovia gave the assurance at the weekend in Kaduna while receiving an award from an NGO, Kaduna Exclusive Stars. “Let me use this opportunity to assure Read More

PDP convention: Aspirants in last minutes rush to submit forms

October 20, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

Ahead of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national convention slated for 30th and 31st October, aspirants into various national offices are in a rush to submit their nomination and expression of interest forms. The party had earlier fixed Saturday, October 16 as the last date for the submission of duly completed forms. It was later extended to Tuesday, October 19, Read More

Awo’s legacy lives on

October 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

I attended a play recently at Glover Memorial Hall at Broad Street, Lagos. Yes, the old Glover Hall built and named in 1887 in honour of Sir John Hawley Glover who was Governor of Lagos Colony between 1864 and 1872. The hall has undergone a lot of repairs, thanks to the Lagos state government. The title of the play was Read More