Ekweremadu: We are disappointed in you – Enugu community to Reps member, Asadu

The people of Ovoko Community, in Igbo-Eze South Local Government Area of Enugu State have come hard on a member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Patrick Asadu over the rumoured attack on former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu in the area. There were reports that Ekweremadu was chased away during the kick-off of... Continue Reading →

Reps rush through passage of 2021 budget, MTEF before embarking on holiday

The House of Representatives on Monday passed the N13.58 trillion budget for 2021 before embarking on its Christmas/New Year holiday, to maintain the January 1st to December 31st fiscal cycle. The green chamber also passed the 2021-2023 Medium Term Expenditure Framework. It will be fair to describe the process as ‘rushing through ‘ as the... Continue Reading →

Reps reject bill to put 70 years age limit for President

The House of Representatives has forced down a bill to amend the constitution to put an age limit on some elective posts. The bill sought to put a cap of 70years for anyone running for the office of the President and 65years for the National Assembly. The bill was sponsored by Bede Eke from Imo... Continue Reading →

Kankara abduction: Security architecture compromised under Buhari, says CAN

The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has said that the abduction of 333 students of Government Secondary School, Kankara in Katsina State, has shown that security architecture under President Muhammadu Buhari has been compromised. CAN described the incident as another tragic chapter in the history of the country occasioned by terrorists. The... Continue Reading →

NASS Query NCC for Inflating Salary Budget to N29.195bn

The Joint Senate and House of Representatives' Committee on Telecommunications, yesterday, queried the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, for shooting its financial provision for payment of consultancy services. The payment, it was noted rose to N29.195 billion proposed for payment of salaries and wages in the 2021 fiscal year as against the sum of N16.850 billion... Continue Reading →

Reps move to allow states to build railways

A bill to alter the 1999 constitution to put railways in concurrent list scaled second reading in the House of Representatives on Thursday. The bill sponsored by Babajimi Benson of Ikorodu Federal Constituency, was considered and passed for second reading. The bill seeks to amend item 55 on the exclusive legislative list on the second... Continue Reading →

Why we invited Buhari – Reps spokesperson

Rep. Benjamin Kalu, spokesperson for the House of Representatives says the invitation extended to President Muhammadu Buhari was not aimed at ridiculing him over security matters. Kalu said this while speaking with newsmen on Thursday in Abuja, that the President was rather invited for engagement with the house on ways to address security challenges in... Continue Reading →

APC: Lawan, Govs to Discuss Internal Party Contestation at Journalists’ Conference

The President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan; Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Idris Wase; some governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are billed to discuss practical approaches to internal democracy and contestation within the ruling party. The party chieftains will converge on Abuja at the annual... Continue Reading →

Reps halt Dec 31 deadline for Insurance recapitalisation

The House of Representatives has directed the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) to suspend the December 31, 2020 deadline given to Insurance and Reinsurance companies in Nigeria. The directive by NAICOM is to increase the companies minimum paid-up capital for six months beginning from January 2021 as a way of cushioning the effect of the Covid-19... Continue Reading →

Insecurity: Buhari Has Agreed To Address Reps, Says Gbajabiamila

President Muhammadu Buhari has agreed to address the House of Representatives on the security challenges across the country. The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, disclosed this to State House correspondents on Wednesday after meeting Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He said the date of the address would soon be made public.... Continue Reading →

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