Reps strip President of powers

Reps …to order assets forfeiture, okay discretionary powers for high court judges By Tordue Salem A bill seeking to strip the president of the powers to order for forfeiture of assets of accused persons, scaled second reading in the House of Representatives, yesterday. The House instead, vested the discretionary powers of forfeiture in the judges […]

Reps member offers scholarship to little girl abused by uncle

By Ikechukwu OduThe member representing Igbo-Eze North, Udenu Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Simon Atigwe, has offered scholarship up to university level to the girl in the viral video, miss Chioma Ogbu, unjustly brutalized by her uncle, Ifeanyi Apeh, at Onitsha, Anambra State Atigwe who described the act by Apeh as heartless and […]

Reps ask Lebanese govt to stop abuse of Nigerians

By Levinus Nwabughiogu, Abuja House of Representatives committee on Diaspora yesterday called on the Lebanese government to stop the maltreatment of a Nigerian lady Temitope Olamide who was reportedly maltreated by her employers and wrongly accused of murder. The House also advocated for similar freedom for other Nigerians undergoing same fate in the country. Also, […]

Nigeria: Rape convicts escape castration in proposed federal law

(NNP) Rapists and would-be rapists in Nigeria must be celebrating after the House of Representatives rejected a notion that rapists be castrated as part of a suite of recommendations in a proposed bill to stem the spate of rape in the country. The notion, put forward by Mr. James Faleke, ran into troubled waters when […]

Buhari, lawmakers dragged to UN over health, education budget cuts, N27bn for NASS renovation

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the United Nations (UN) to request the Nigerian government and the National Assembly (NASS) to immediately reverse the budget cuts to education and healthcare. The body also wants the UN to stop the authorities from spending billions of Naira to renovate buildings within the federal legislature. […]

Vaccine: Bill Gates makes clarification on ‘offering House of Reps $10m bribe’

The co-founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates has rubbished claims that it offered a $10million bribe to members of the House of Representatives to pass the Infectious Diseases Bill. DAILY POST had reported that the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) had alleged that the Green Chamber of the National Assembly had been offered money to […]

Bill for independent candidature passes 2nd reading at House of Reps

By EricJames Ochigbo A Bill for an Act to alter the 1999 Constitution to allow for independent candidates in elective offices in Nigeria,  has passed second reading at the House of Representatives. The bill seek to alter the 1999 Constitution for independent candidate in the country. The bill which was sponsored by the Majority Whip […]

Parliamentary system of government in Osun unconstitutional – Rep

Gov. of Osun Goyega Oyetola By EricJames Ochigbo A member of the House of Representatives, Mr Oluwole Oke (PDP-Osun) says the introduction of parliamentary system of government in the administration of local government areas in Osun “is unconstitutional’’. Oke made the remarks in a statement issued on Sunday in Abuja. He said that the current […]

COVID-19: Reps to review its Legislative Agenda

By Eric James Ochigbo The House of Representatives says it plans to review its Legislative Agenda to accommodate adequate response to COVID-19 pandemic. Mr Femi Gbajabimila the Speaker of the House said this while receiving a Coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) who paid him a courtesy visit on Monday in Abuja. According to him, […]

N40bn NDDC Probe: Ex-militants back NASS

By EricJames Ochigbo A group of ex-militants known as ‘Conscience of the Niger Delta’ has thrown its weight behind the National Assembly’s probe of an alleged N40billion irregular expenditure by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). In a statement by the Coordinator on Monday in Abuja, Mr Odudoh Okpokiri, the group called on the National […]

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