Reps probe FUHSO, others over TETFUND projects

August 11, 2023 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives Adhoc Committee for the investigation of TETFund projects will Friday, take its probe to Benue state. Among heads of tertiary institutions expected to be quizzed is the Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Health Sciences Otukpo (FUHSO), Prof Innocent Ujah, as well as the Rector of the Federal Polytechnic Wannune, Prof. Garba Mohammed. The pair have Read More

Reps adopt Ugochinyere’s motion over Imo-Anambra road repair

July 6, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Reprieve may be underway for the long negleted people of Ideato, Okigwe, Aguata, and Nnewi local governments as the House of Representatives, on Thursday, adopted a motion sponsored by Hon. Ikenga Ugochinyere Ikeagwuonu, mandating the Federal Roads Maintanance Agency (FERMA) and Federal Ministry of Works to commence immediate repair and reconstruction of the deplorable Oba-Nnewi-Aguata- Akokwa-Arondizuogu-Okigwe road in Anambra and Read More

Speakership: We are waxing stronger, ready to upstage Abbas – G7

May 22, 2023 Lekan Olaseinde 0

Some eminent members-elect known as the G-7 have laughed off suggestions that the group has lost momentum in the race for the position of Speaker of the House of Representatives. Speaking to selected journalists in Abuja at the close of the induction ceremony, the group’s spokesperson, Hon Philip Agbese, said the G-7 is waxing stronger and focused on producing the Read More

Speakership position: G7 join forces with minority coalition

May 20, 2023 Joshua Egbodo, Abuja 0

Aspirants for speakership of the 10th House of Representatives under aegis of G-7, are now in alliance with the “Greater Majority” coalition to present a consensus candidate as efforts are on for inauguration of the new national assembly.  The G7 aspirants met at a parley with the “Greater Majority “in Abuja on Saturday at Transcorp Hilton, where it reiterated its Read More

Tussle as shape of the 10th National Assembly unveils

March 7, 2023 Admin III 0

With the National Assembly election, which ran simultaneously with the presidential on Saturday March 25, 2023, those who will make membership of the 10th apex parliament are nearly fully known. JOSHUA EGBODO writes on the power sharing expectations Inauguration The 10th National Assembly is expected to be inaugurated sometime in June this year. It is constitutionally required that the sitting Read More

Breaking: NASS extends implementation period for 2022 budget

December 28, 2022 Taiye Odewale, Abuja 0

As requested for, by President Muhammadu Buhari, the National Assembly Wednesday extended implementation period for the N18.12trillion 2022 budget to March 31, 2023. The budget in line with provisions of clause 12 of the Appropriation Act and section 318 of the 1999 constitution which stipulate 12 calendar months for implementation of budget in any fiscal year , supposed to have Read More

Breaking: Court sacks Plateau lawmaker from House of Representatives

September 2, 2022 Muhammad Tanko Shittu, Jos 0

The Plateau State National and State House of Assemblies, Election Petition Tribunal (EPT) has dismissed Hon. Musa Avia Agah of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) representing Bassa/Jos-North Federal Constituency from the House of Representatves’ seat. The tribunal also ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to return Muhammad Adam Alkali of the Peoples’ Redemption Party (PRP) as valid winner of Read More

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 Admin III 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 Admin III 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 Admin III 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 Admin III 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