Standing committees: Rep members pass vote of confidence on Abbas, Kalu

July 29, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Some members of the House of Representatives cutting across the six geographical zones, Saturday, passed a vote of confidence on the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Tajudeen Abbas, and his deputy, Hon. Benjamin Kalu, over composition of the House Standing Committees. The long-awaited list of the committees was announced at Thursday’s plenary by the Speaker Abbas. The forum of Read More

‘It’s a lie,’ Abbas not under pressure, external influence – Ugochinyere

July 23, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The House of Representatives on Sunday flayed reports that the leadership is under external influence or pressure over appointment of chairmanship and deputy chairmanship of its standing committees. The lawmakers in a statement signed by the Deputy Chairman, Special Ad-hoc Committee on Media, Hon. Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere Ikeagwuonu, representating Ideato Federal Constituency of Imo State, said the reports and rumours Read More

Speaker Abbas lauds PCC on dispute resolution

July 13, 2023 Joshua Egbodo 0

Speaker House of Representatives Abbas Tajudeen has hailed the Public Complaints Commission (PCC) for addressing disputes in the polity, declaring that the performance of the Nigeria’s Ombudsman is underreported. Speaker Abbas made this known when the PCC Chief Commissioner, Abimbola Ayo-Yusuf, led the leadership of the Nigerian Ombudsman on a courtesy visit to his office at the National Assembly Complex Read More

Lobbying intensifies as Reps committees are being awaited

July 12, 2023 JOSHUA EGBODO 0

JOSHUA EGBODO writes that the special and standing committees being waited in the House of Representatives, have become instruments of rewarding fellow party men, friends and loyalists Committees in parliaments Experts have severally described committees as the engine rooms of legislative houses, arguing that the bulk of legislative functions lies with the panels. Like its Senate counterpart in Nigeria’s National Read More

10th NASS: Micro zone deputy speaker position to Ebonyi, Kalu not qualified – Coalition tells APC 

May 16, 2023 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

A Network of Civil Society Organisations in Nigeria has called on the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to reverse its recent decision which led to the choice of Hon. Benjamin Kalu as the consensus House of  Representatives deputy speaker aspirant for the 10th National Assembly. The Coalition in a unanimous presentation during a press briefing in Abuja on Tuesday also Read More

Members-elect, coalition accuse Gbajabiamila of imposing Abbas, Kalu as Reps speaker, deputy

May 6, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A non-governmental organization, Democrats Alliance for Good Governance (DAGG) on Saturday condemned in strong terms the report making the rounds concerning the “secret adoption” of one of the aspirants for the position of the speaker of the 10th House of Representatives, Hon. Tajudeen Abbas from Kaduna State and Hon. Benjamin Kalu from Abia State as the deputy speaker. In the Read More

10th NASS leadership: Northern coalition endorses Sani Jaji for Speakership seat

April 27, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of inauguration of the 10th National Assembly, a coalition of Northern association, on the platform of Arewa Youths Initiative for Good Governance (AYIGGI) has endorsed the candidacy of Hon. Aminu Sani Jaji as the next Speaker, House of Representatives. The coalition also urged the national leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to forget about zoning and allow Read More

Reps Speakership: Group prays for Wase

April 17, 2023 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Chief Imam of Jos, Sheikh Lawal Adam, Saturday, led special supplications seeking God’s intervention towards actualising the House of Representatives speakership aspiration of deputy speaker, Ahmed Idris Wase. The prayer sessions, held at the instance of Joint Forum, in the main bowl of the Jos Central mosque, featured the reading of Qur’an. The Chief Imam also prayed for smooth and peaceful Read More

APC leader charges youth to cooperate with Tinubu’s administration 

April 3, 2023 Adewale Ajayi 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) national Youth leader, Dayo Israel has organised   an Iftar (Ramadan break at dust) for over 1000 Nigerian youth to mark the 71st birthday of the president- elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. He charged the youth to cooperate with Tinubu’s administration, saying they should see the administration as theirs. The youth drawn from across the 36 states of the Read More

Reps member demands cancellation of constituency poll

February 28, 2023 Joshua Egbodo 0

Incumbent member of the House of Representatives from Imo state, Kingsley Uju, has demanded cancellation of the election in his constituency, saying the process was full of irregularities. The lawmaker representing Ohaji-Egbema, Oguta and Oru West federal constituency, also accused the state government under as being behind attacks that were threatening to his life. Addressing journalists in Abuja on Monday, Read More

Gbajabiamila’s dissection of the 9th Reps’ legislative agenda

December 16, 2022 Admin III 0

The tradition of putting up a legislative agenda became popular from the 7th assembly of the House of Representatives, and has been sustained by successive assemblies. JOSHUA EGBODO reviews the thoughts of Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila on how far the current house has gone with its set goals. The platform The National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS), in the Read More

CBN cash withdrawal limits: Reps retrogressive demand

December 13, 2022 Jerry Uwah 0

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is locked in a last ditch battle with Nigeria’s treasury looters. That is what the new cash withdrawal limits and restriction of currency for transactions to the N200 denomination amounts to. The decision is a monetary policy equivalent of a tactical withdrawal from an indefensible battle line and drawing up a new battle line Read More

Breaking: Reps stop CBN’s new cash withdrawal policy

December 8, 2022 Admin III 0

The House of Representatives during Thursday December 8, 2022 plenary asked the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, to suspend the implementation of N100,000 weekly cash withdrawal limits policy recently set. Emefiele was asked to appear before the house on Thursday next week to explain to the House on the impact and significance of the new policy. Read More

Gbajabiamila reiterates need to reposition varsities

November 23, 2022 Joshua Egbodo Abuja 0

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has reiterated the need for the repositioning of tertiary education in Nigeria. This is as former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and critical stakeholders in the nation’s tertiary education sector have urged Nigerians and the federal government to consider alternative means of funding tertiary education in the country.Gbajabiamila spoke in Abuja during the Read More

Premier Academy: Court okays CSO’s request for public hearing on death of Keren

November 18, 2022 Admin III 0

The Federal High Court, Abuja Division has granted leave to Men Against Rape Foundation (MARF) to commence legal process to compel the speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamilla and members of the House of Representatives to comply with its own resolution to conduct investigative public hearing into the rape and death of 14-year old boarding student of Premiere Read More

2023: Nigerians want solution to problems not change slogan – Reps candidate

November 16, 2022 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab Ilorin 0

Accord Party (AP) candidate for House of Representatives from Kwara state, Olayemi Jejeloye, has urged the electorate to vote his party and its candidates in the 2023 general elections saying they have real solutions to myriads of problems confronting the nation. Jejeloye who is vying for Irepodun/ Isin/ Oke- Ero/ EKiti federal constituency in the green chamber on the platform Read More

Reps to resume plenary November 14

November 11, 2022 Admin III 0

Leadership of the House of Representatives has fixed Monday, November 14, 2022 as resumption day of regular plenary of the House. This was against the earlier scheduled date of November 15 by the House before embarking on a three weeks break for budget for its standing committees to engage MDAs on the 2023 budget. The new resumption date was communicated Read More

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

September 22, 2022 Admin III 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