Prof. Ango Abdullahi backs Reps’ move for parliamentary democracy 

February 24, 2024 Joshua Egbodo  0

Elder statesman, Prof. Ango Abdullahi, has declared his full support for the ongoing discussion for Nigeria’s return to parliamentary system of government, as recently initiated by 60 members of the House of Representatives. Abdullahi who expressed the support, showered encomium on Members of House of Representatives who sponsored the bills seeking for the adoption of Parliamentary system, led by Hon. Read More

Retirement age: Group begs Senate to reject bill

February 19, 2024 Bode Olagoke 0

The fight between the management of the National Assembly and some aggrieved staff, has taken a new twist, following the stepping down on a Concurrence Bill in the Senate on Extension of retirement age from 60 to 65 years. On Sunday, a document revealed that some members of the union in the National Assembly, allegedly signed a communique, endorsing the Read More

Plot to pitch Northern Senators against masses uncovered

February 6, 2024 Bode Olagoke 0

Top officers of some intelligence services in the country have uncovered attempts by some “unscrupulous elements” to pitch Senators of Northern extraction in the 10th National Assembly (NASS) against the masses. The officers, who plead anonymity told PRNigeria  that the hatchet job of the “mischievous persons” is also aimed at pitching the nation’s security services against one another. They made Read More

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Offiono shares N35m, 700 bags of rice to Ogoja/Yola constituents

January 8, 2024 Agi Onda 0

The member representing Ogoja/Yala Federal Constituency, Hon. Godwin Offiono, has expressed deep appreciation to his people by distributing to them the sum of Thirty-Five Million Naira (N35 million) and seven hundred bags of rice. According to a statement from Hon. Offiono’s Media Office, the lawmaker distributed the items in commemoration of his election victory, which ceremony held at St Joseph Read More

Refineries: Ikenga seeks government’s support to investors, promises House Committee’s interventions

December 2, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The House of Representatives has assured of legislative actions and interventions that will ensure seamless operations of refineries in the country. Nigeria has four refineries located in Warri, Port Harcourt and Kaduna, but none is yet operational.  Dangote Refinery was also commissioned earlier in the year, the facility is about to commence operations just as the Port Harcourt refinery is Read More

National Assembly suspends opposition lawmakers

November 8, 2023 Admin III 0

The National Assembly has taken the unprecedented step of suspending 17 Members of Parliament (MPs) from the opposition parties for a period of 30 days. The suspension follows an alleged incident of misconduct that took place last week during a parliamentary session. Speaker of the National Assembly, Nelly Mutti, announced the suspension, which she described as a response to “unparliamentary Read More

National Assembly suspends opposition lawmakers

November 8, 2023 Admin III 0

The National Assembly has taken the unprecedented step of suspending 17 Members of Parliament (MPs) from the opposition parties for a period of 30 days. The suspension follows an alleged incident of misconduct that took place last week during a parliamentary session. Speaker of the National Assembly, Nelly Mutti, announced the suspension, which she described as a response to “unparliamentary Read More

National Assembly suspends opposition lawmakers

November 8, 2023 Admin III 0

The National Assembly has taken the unprecedented step of suspending 17 Members of Parliament (MPs) from the opposition parties for a period of 30 days. The suspension follows an alleged incident of misconduct that took place last week during a parliamentary session. Speaker of the National Assembly, Nelly Mutti, announced the suspension, which she described as a response to “unparliamentary Read More

Speaker Abbas demonstrating 10th Assembly’s commitment to global peace, dev’t — Agbese

October 18, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Tajudeen Abbas, is demonstrating the 10th National Assembly’s commitment to peace and development across the globe, a member of the House and deputy chairman of the House Committee on Media and Publicity, Dr Philip Agbese, has said.  The deputy House sokesman said Speaker Abba has already set the 10th House of Read More

NSIA outlines aggressive healthcare expansion plan as infrastructure intervention excites Reps com’tt chair

September 4, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority on Monday received members of the House of Representatives who were in Lagos to inspect projects undertaken by the Authority and their impact on the economy. Key areas of focus for the Lagos visits were Healthcare, Infrastructure and Agriculture. The Ad-hoc Committee was constituted by the House of Representatives to investigate the activities of the Read More

Abia elections: Igbokwe distances self from petition against Reps’ deputy speaker, Kalu

August 18, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Action Alliance candidate for Bende federal constituency, Abia State in the February 2023 general elections, Ifeanyi Igbokwe has distanced himself from the ill-fated struggle to upturn the victory of the deputy speaker, Hon. Benjamin Okezie Kalu at the National Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal sitting at Umuahia, the State capital. Appearing on a Radio programme on Rapid FM in Umuahia after Read More

APC chieftain to Tinubu: Set annual performance targets for ministers

August 9, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Salihu Lukman, has asked President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to set annual performance targets for his newly appointed Ministers as part of efforts to achieve the Renewed Hope Agenda. Lukman also demanded the immediate restoration of constitutional order in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The Kaduna-born politician who recently resigned from Read More

Tunji-Ojo competent, qualified for ministerial appointment, complied with NYSC Act – Ethnic leaders 

August 3, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Socio-cultural Groups under the aegis of Ethnic Youth Leaders have said that ministerial nominee, Hon. Olubunmi Tunji Ojo is eminently qualified and competent for the appointment. Recall that the ministerial nominee, who is a serving House of Representatives member, is currently enmeshed in a scandal surrounding his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme certificate.  Reacting to the development, Ethnic Youth Read More

Why Akpabio’s ‘let the poor breathe’ comment not mockery – Group

July 30, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A National Assembly Support Group has said that a comment ‘Let the poor breathe’ made by President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, during a recent Senate plenary was not an insult but readiness to end masses suffering. Akpabio, had while presiding over a plenary, used the now viral statement credited President Bola Tinubu, which generated criticisms from some Nigerians, who Read More

NDDC C’ttee: Lawmaker praises Speaker Abbas over choice of Ibori, Leko 

July 30, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Petroleum Resources (Downstream), Hon. Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere Ikeagwuonu, has hailed the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Tajudeen Abbas, over his choice of Hon. Ibori Suenu and Jafaru Leko as chairman, deputy chairman of the House Committee on Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), respectively. Ugochinyere, who represents Ideato North, South Federal Constituency of Imo State, in Read More

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

Shettima seeks support of House of Reps leadership for Tinubu’s administration

July 12, 2023 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

Vice President Kashim Shettima Tuesday urged the leadership of the House of Representatives to support transforming agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration. The Vice President made the call he received the leadership of the 10th House of Representatives led by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Tajudeen Abbas in his office at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. He said the state Read More

Senate may receive ministerial nominees this week

July 10, 2023 Taiye Odewale 0

  Barring any last-minute change in plan, the Senate will receive list of ministerial nominees from President Bola Ahmed Tinubu this week, 18 days to the expiration of time given for such  by the Nigeria’s  1999  Constitution (as amended). A 60-day window for nomination of nominees for ministerial positions by the president after assumption of office was added to provisions of the 1999 Read More

Ugochinyere hails appointment of Chamberlain as aide by Speaker Abbas

June 27, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A member of the House of Representatives representing Ideato North/South federal constituency of Imo State, Hon. Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere Ikeagwuonu, has hailed the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Tajudeen Abbas, over fresh appointments of aides to assist him in the discharge of his office, particularly Dr. Dunkwu Chamberlain’s appointment as Deputy Chief of Staff (Legislative). Abbas had in a statement Read More

9th NASS: Lawmakers came, saw, did they conquer?

…Senate passed 162 Bills, 104 assented to by Buhari …Pushed consistency in Budget cycle, increased implementation … Failed to address over centralisation of security architecture … Many unfinished probes, more unanswered questions The 9th Senate in collaboration with the House of Representatives ran its full course and in the process made some remarkable legislations but missed some too. TAIYE ODEWALE Read More

Nabena urges Northern Senators-elect to support Akpabio for Senate Presidency

June 12, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Hon. Yekini Nabena, has said recent development in the polity ahead of Tuesday’s election of presiding officers of the 10th National Assembly has further given credence into why the South-south geo-political zone should produce the next Senate President. Nabena was reacting to the intervention by President Bola Read More

10th Reps: Ali Isah emerges consensus Minority Whip

June 11, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Ali Isah from Gombe state, has emerged as the consensus candidate for Minority Whip as zoned to the North under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Minority caucus for the 10th Assembly The event was officially endorsed by 49 members in attendance, with Beni Lar from Plateau and Laori Komati from Adamawa as contestants. The announcement was contained in a communique Read More

Senate Presidency: Ethnic leaders back Yari as best candidate

June 9, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The Ethnic Youth Leaders Council of Nigeria (EYLC) has thrown its weight behind Zamfara West Senator-elect, Abdul’aziz Abubakar Yari, to emerge Senate President in the next 10th National Assembly. EYLC is apolitical, non-religious, multi-ethnic and egalitarian coalition of youth leaders in Nigeria. The group further urged President Bola Tinubu to steer clear of the election of presiding officers for the Read More