COVID-19: Gbajabiamila, African Speakers’ push for debts cancellation

Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila By Folasade Akpan Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila and some African Speakers of Parliaments say there is an urgent need to push for debt cancellation for the continent from multilateral and bilateral partners. A statement issued in Abuja on Monday by Lanre Lasisi, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, said […]

I wasn’t invited by DSS because of my criticism of Buhari – Na’abba

Umar Ghali Na’Abba By Soni Daniel Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ghali Na’Abba, has clarified his meeting with the Department of State Service, DSS, on Monday afternoon, saying it was to shed light on some grey areas over his claim that Nigeria was a failed state and that the people were free to […]

Bauchi PDP Asks Gbajabiamila to Declare Dogara’s Seat Vacant

Femi Gbajabiamila Segun Awofadeji in Bauchi A team of legal practitioners of the Bauchi State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the Speaker of House of Representatives, Rt. Hon Femi Gbajabiamila, and the leadership of the House to as a matter of necessity invoke the provisions of Section 68(1)(g) and (2) […]

NIS officials collect N50K bribe from migrants, Reps member calls for probe

Federal Lawmaker, Tolulope Akande-Sadipe has called on the Nigeria Immigration Service to investigate allegations of bribery against its personnel in land borders and at airports. Akande-Sadipe, who is the Chairman, House Committee on Diaspora Affairs said that allegations of bribe collection from irregular migrants leaving the country are gaining grounds already and cannot be ignored. […]

NASS ‘ll compel state governors to accept State Assembly financial autonomy – Sen. Gyang

Chairman Senate Committee on Defence and Senator representing Plateau North, Sen. Istifanus Gyang said the National Assembly (NASS) will come up with a legislation to back Executive order No.10 to compel State Governors to grant financial autonomy for State Houses of Assembly and the Judiciary. He noted that it will be undemocratic for Governors to […]

NDDC probe: Akpabio blows hot, lists lawmakers awarded contracts

  Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has finally taken up the challenge thrown at him by the National Assembly to name lawmakers who got contracts from the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). Akpabio had on Monday, while appearing before the House Committee on the NDDC during an investigative hearing on the alleged […]

Pondei ignored medical advice to face probe panel, says NDDC

The Niger Delta Development Commission said its acting Managing Director, Prof Kemebradikumo Pondei, ignored medical advice to attend a House of Representatives Committee hearing today in Abuja. Pondei fainted on Monday while he was being questioned by lawmakers investigating mismanagement of funds up to the tune of N81.5 bn in the NDDC. The incident, which […]

NDDC Probe: You came here to mislead investigative committee – Lawmaker tells Akpabio

By Don SilasA member of the House of Representatives Committee on Niger Delta Development Commission has accused the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio of misleading the committee. Honourable Thomas Ereyi-Tobi, who is presiding over the hearing, accused Akpabio of lying under oath while testifying before the panel. According to Ereyi-Tobi, “I have listened […]

Reps give Akpabio 48 hours to publish names of lawmakers taking contracts from NDDC

By Abdul SeyeThe Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has directed the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio to publish the names of lawmakers taking contracts from the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) within 48 hours or risks the full wrath of the House. The Speaker directed the Clerk of the National […]

Buhari vows to punish ministers, MDAs for disrespecting NASS

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to punish ministers and chief executive officers of government agencies who henceforth disrespect members of the National Assembly. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, said in a statement that Buhari gave the warning at a session with leaders of the National […]

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