Tag Archives: House of Representatives

House Of Representatives To Summon President Buhari Over Gruesome Borno killings

The House of Representatives has finally resolved to invite President Muhammadu Buhari to address members in plenary over the security crises across the country. According to Punch, the plenary turned rowdy on Tuesday after members were divided over a motion seeking to summon the president to appear before the lawmakers to explain the rising spate of…

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Nigeria’s Oye Owolewa & Esther Agbaje Elected As Members Of US House Of Representatives

Apart from United States presidential election held on Tuesday, governorship elections also took place in 11 states and two territories alongside congressional elections for all 435 seats of the US House of Representatives, and 35 of the 100 seats in the Senate. The polls which has since been closed has however produced two Nigerian-American winners out…

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Femi Gbajabiamila Wants Federal Character Laws To Include Age, Gender & Religion

Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the House of Representatives, on Saturday proposed that the extant definition of Federal Character in the Nigerian constitution be reviewed. Gbajabiamila who made the remark while declaring open the Young Parliamentarians Forum (YPF) National Strategy Meeting and Retreat in Abuja, said the need has become more pertinent. “In thinking outside the box,…

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#EndSARS: House Of Reps Issues A Summons To IGP Over Extra-Judicial Killings

The House of Representatives issued a formal summons for the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, informing him of the charges and inviting him to respond within seven day. According to Channels TV, Adamu is to appear before its joint committee on justice, human rights, police affairs over allegations bothering on police brutality and extra-judicial killings. Representative…

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NSITF Probe: Labour Minister, Chris Ngige Taunts Hon Abiodun Faleke Over Age Difference

There was a mild drama between the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige and lawmaker, Honorable James Abiodun Faleke during a probe spearheaded by the Adhoc Committee of the House of Representatives over Ngige’s alleged breach of a presidential directive. The Minister directly called Faleke “a small boy” and claimed he was “Tinubu’s mate”. “I am…

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House Of Reps Give Akpabio ’48 Hours’ To Unveil Lawmakers Awarded NDDC Contracts

Amid the Niger Delta Development Commission’s public hearing, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has given the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, 48 hours to name the lawmakers who were awarded contracts from commission. Akpabio on Monday had said before a House committee that 60 per cent of the contracts awarded by…

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Ex-NDDC Boss, Joy Nunieh’s Home Invaded By Security Operatives In Rivers State

Dozens of security operatives have invaded the home of Joy Nunieh, the former acting Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), who is scheduled to testify before Senate committee today as part of the ongoing probe of the commission today, Wednesday July 16. The policemen reportedly arrived at Nunieh’s residence at 3 Owuru Creek View,…

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House Of Representatives Dismiss Castration As Punishment For Rapists

On Thursday June 4, members of the House of Representatives, rejected castration as punishment for rape convicts. According to LIB, the suggestion was made by Hon James Faleke during a debate on the motion of increased sexual violence against women particularly the rape and murder of two girls in Oyo and Edo states recently.  The lawmakers who…

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Infectious Disease Bill To Go Through Public Hearing After Igniting Controversy

A week after speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila unveiled the Infectious disease bill, the lawmaker has announced that will go through public hearing after much pressure. The bill which was sponsored alongside Chairman of the House Committee on Health Institutions Pascal Obi and Chairman of the House Committee on Health services Tanko Sanunu, had ignited backlash…

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#StoptheNCDCBill: Nigerians Reject Bill To Strengthen NCDC, Allow Forceful Vaccination

Nigerians have taken to social media to express their displeasure towards the Control of Infectious Diseases bill which has just passed second reading in the House of Representatives. According to Vanguard News, the Bill for an Act to repeal the Quarantine Act and enact the Control of Infectious Diseases bill grants the Nigeria Centre for…

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