Tag Archives: Femi Gbajabiamila

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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APC Crisis: Oshiomhole Accepts NWC Dissolution, Pledges Loyalty To Buhari

The suspended National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has pledged his unshaken loyalty to the President Muhammadu Buhari while reacting to the decision of National Executive Committee (NEC) dissolving the party’s National Working Committee. Briefing journalists on Saturday in Abuja, the ex-chairman said he has formally accepted the dissolution under his leadership…

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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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Buhari Seeks Another $5.513bn Foreign Loan For COVID-19, Other Projects

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent another letter to the House of Representatives which entails seeking approval of his decision to borrow another $5.513bn. The letter was read on the floor of the House by the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, at the plenary on Thursday. Buhari said the funds were for 2020 budget deficit, financing of critical…

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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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Gbajabiamila Confronts Chinese Ambassador Over The Maltreatment Of Nigerians In China

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has expressed his displeasure and demanded an end to the inhumane treatment of some Nigerians living in China. He said this when the leadership of the House met with the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Zhou Pingjian on Friday. Gbajabiamila asked the Chinese envoy to look into viral…

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Nigeria’s Health Minister Says He’s Unaware If COVID-19 Health Workers Are Paid Hazard Allowance

Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, has revealed that he is not aware if medical doctors and other health practitioners battling COVID-19 patients at the frontline in Nigeria are paid any hazard allowance. Ehanire disclosed this at a meeting between the lawmakers and the members of the presidential task force on COVID-19 to discuss ongoing trends on the pandemic in…

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