As Atiku decamps once again to PDP, lawmaker says APC members will not join him in PDP

A member of the House of Representatives, Babajimi Benson, said on Sunday that he did not foresee exodus of members of the All Progressives Congress to the Peoples Democratic Party. Benson said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Abuja shortly after the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, formally joined the […]

Why we must pass the NGO Bill – Reps

The House of Representatives on Friday restated its determination to pass a bill ‎to regulate non-governmental organisations, NGOs. Several Nigerians including the former chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, Chidi Odinkalu, have critic‎ised the bill describing it as unnecessary. Such critics say there are already enough existing laws that only need to be implemented […]

Amid cash crunch, Reps take delivery of 200 exotic cars

John Ameh, Abuja Over 200 members of the House of Representatives have taken delivery of brand new exotic cars, though all 360 lawmakers have yet to receive their July salaries. The PUNCH learnt that the non-payment of their salaries and other benefits had left most of the members without enough funds in the last one […]

Reps invite ex-President Jonathan over alleged $1bn Malabu oil scam

The House of Representatives’ Ad-hoc Committee has resolved to invite ex-President Goodluck Jonathan over the alleged diversion of $1 billion. The committee is investigating the alleged corruption, malpractices, breach of due process in the award of Oil Prospecting Licence (OPL) 245, Rep. Rasak Atunwa, Chairman of the committee disclosed this while interacting with journalists on […]

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 […]

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