2019: Why Buhari should seek re-election –Rep, Bala

2019: Why Buhari should seek re-election –Rep, Bala — 16th May 2017 From  Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja Ahead of the 2019 general election, a member of the House of Representatives, Yusuf Bala has said he would advise President Muhammadu Buhari to seek reelection. The lawmaker,  who represents Ikara/ Kubua federal constituency of Kaduna State on the […]

N’Assembly yet to transmit 2017 budget to Presidency

N’Assembly yet to transmit 2017 budget to Presidency From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja The National Assembly has yet to officially transmit a copy of the 2017 budget it passed last week to the executive and the Economic Management Team (EMT) presided over by Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, to facilitate appropriations of funds for its implementation. This was as the […]

NASS undermines anti-graft war –Sagay

— 16th May 2017 Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), yesterday accused the National Assembly of undermining the anti-corruption war. He was reacting to Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara’s claims on anti-graft war. Sagay said the lawmakers did not support efforts to […]

Uproar, as Buhari tags VP ‘co-ordinator’ in letter to NAS

ABUJA — There was uproar in the polity yesterday over wording of the letter President Muhammadu Buhari sent to the Senate on his medical vacation, in which the President said that Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo “will co-ordinate the activities of the government.” President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki, however, intervened on the Senate floor to […]

Why House won’t recall Jibrin — Rep Ossai

By Emman Ovuakporie & Johnbosco Agbakwuru Mr. Ossai Ossai is the Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Ethics and Privileges. In this interview, he speaks on his leadership of the probe panel that recommended the suspension of the former House Committee Chairman on Appropriations, Mr. Abdulmunin Jibrin among other issues. Some Nigerians strongly believe that […]

Reps warn against continuous gas flaring in Niger Delta

By Emman Ovuakporie & Johnbosco Agbakwuru ABUJA—THE  House of Representatives, yesterday, warned oil companies operating in the Niger Delta region against continuous flaring of gas estimated at over $5 billion yearly from over 257 flow stations, saying it had subjected the lives of residents in the area to serious health hazards. The Obinna Chidoka-led House […]

National Assembly takes over CCB/CCT control from president

*Lawmakers limit CCB membership to five-year tenure Leke Baiyewu, Abuja In a tensed atmosphere on Thursday, the Senate passed a bill amending the Code of Conduct and Tribunal Act, which transfers the controlling powers over the bureau and the tribunal from the President to the National Assembly. As part of the amendment, the CCT shall be […]

National Assembly summon: Buhari gives conditions for appearance

By Levinus Nwabughiogu ABUJA – Presidency Thursday night gave conditions for the appearance of President Muhammadu Buhari before the National Assembly. Recall that the National Assembly on Thursday summoned Buhari on issues bothering on the dwindling economy. When contacted over the summons, the presidency speaking through the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media […]

House of Representatives suspends ousted Chairman Committee on Appropriation, Rep Abdulmunin Jibrin for 180 legislative days

ABUJA – MEMBERS of the House of Representatives Wednesday suspended ousted Chairman Committee on Appropriation, Rep Abdulmunin Jibrin for 180 legislative days. Abdumumin Jibrin The committee of the whole sat and considered the Rep Ossai Ossai led Ethics and Privileges committee report clause by clause and nailed him for one legislative calendar year. The Committee […]

News Budget padding: Jibrin insists on Dogara’s sacking

Punch Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara and Former Chairman of the House of Representatives’ Appropriation Committee, Abdulmumin Jibrin John Alechenu, Abuja Former Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations, Abdulmumin Jibrin has reiterated his call for the resignation of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara. He is also demanding for the […]

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