SERAP Condemns Bill Seeking Immunity For Lawmakers

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has condemned the passing of a bill seeking to give leaders of federal and state legislatures immunity from prosecution for corruption. SERAP in a statement issued by its Deputy Director, Kolawole Oluwadare on Tuesday, said the move is tantamount to ripping up the nation’s constitution. The organization, therefore,... Continue Reading →

400 Exotic Cars: Reps Move To Block Smuggled, Refurbished Vehicles

The House of Representatives has begun a process of preventing refurbished and smuggled from being supplied cars to it as the lawmakers have placed orders for the supply of 400 units of Toyota Camry 2020 model. The House had resolved to acquire Toyota Camry 2020 model for members as official cars, otherwise called utility vehicles.... Continue Reading →

CAN, BBOG Knock Senate On Boko Haram Education Bill

The Senate on Thursday started work on a bill for a law seeking the establishment of a national agency for education and rehabilitation of repentant Boko Haram insurgents. When it eventually becomes a law, it will ensure the de-radicalization of repentant Boko Haram militants and other insurgents. The bill, which was sponsored by the All... Continue Reading →

Senate Introduces Bill Seeking Agency For Repentant Boko Haram Members

A bill seeking the establishment of an agency for repentant members of the Boko Haram terrorist group has been introduced in the Senate. It aims to create a national agency that would see to the rehabilitation, de-radicalization, and integration of repentant insurgents in the country. The bill was sponsored by Senator Ibrahim Gaidam during plenary... Continue Reading →

Reps To Partner Movie Directors On Nollywood Development

The House of Representatives has expressed its readiness to partner with the Nigerian film industry, Nollywood, to enhance its performance in the entertainment sector and boost government revenue. The Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, said the Nigerian film industry had come a long way, adding that all well-meaning Nigerians, especially government at all levels,... Continue Reading →

Coronavirus: Reps Trivialising Our Ordeals, Say Nigerians In China

Nigerians in China have accused the House of Representatives of trivialising the ordeal of over 60 citizens stranded in the city of Wuhan, which had been hit by Coronavirus. While faulting the 20,000 Yuan (about N1m) donated to the stranded persons by the Nigerian Ambassador to China, Ahmed Jidda, they expressed gratitude to the government... Continue Reading →

Warn Nigerians Against Using Paracetamol To Cook, Reps Tell NAFDAC

The House of Representatives has called on the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control to sensitize Nigerians against using paracetamol to boil meat. At the plenary on Thursday, the House mandated NAFDAC and other relevant agencies to urgently embark on widespread sensitization and public awareness against the consumption of food tenderized and... Continue Reading →

Coronavirus: Drama As Reps Reject Motion To Evacuate Nigerians In China

Lawmakers in the House of Representatives on Tuesday rejected a motion to evacuate Nigerians in China following the outbreak of the Coronavirus. According to lawmakers who voted massively against the motion raised by the spokesperson of the house, Benjamin Okezie, China has better facilities to handle the situation than Nigeria. Despite efforts by the Speaker... Continue Reading →

Reps Lament US Visa Restrictions, Blame FG

The House of Representatives has decried the visa restrictions imposed on Nigerians by the United States. While the House said the sanction was preventable, parliament blamed the Federal Government and its officials for not heeding the earlier warnings by the US. The House, therefore, at the plenary on Tuesday, resolved that the leadership, led by... Continue Reading →

FG Approaches China For $17bn Loans

The Federal Government on Tuesday explained why it decided to approach the China-Exim Bank for a $17bn loan request. It said other lending institutions like the World Bank and the African Development Bank were not showing much interest when Nigeria approached them during a recession. The Minister of Finance,  Zainab Ahmed,  stated this in the... Continue Reading →

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