I have no problem with Governor Abubakar, says Speaker Dogara

I have no problem with Governor Abubakar, says Speaker Dogara — 8th April 2018 Paul Orude, Bauchi The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has  reiterated that he neither harbours grudges against Bauchi Governor Mohammed Abubakar, as is widely claimed, nor is he involved in anything that would scuttle the will of the people […]

Graduate son of a Nigerian lawmaker shot dead near his family’s London home

The graduate son of a Nigerian politician was shot dead near his family’s London home in the latest round of bloodshed in the capital. Abraham Badru, 26, who was given a police bravery award as a teenager for saving a woman from a sex attack, was gunned down in the street in Dalston, Hackney, just […]

Governors to raise team to interface with NASS on state police

— 15th February 2018 Juliana  Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) has resolved to nominate a team to interface with National Assembly over the creation of State Police. The governors took the decision during their meeting yesterday at the State House Conference Centre, Abuja. At the close of a two-day summit on national security organised […]

Bauchi youths accost Dogara, demand ‘Christmas money’

— 31st December 2017 (By Paul Orude – BAUCHI) Some youth, in Bauchi, on Sunday, accosted the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, along the Bauchi-Tafawa Balewa Road to demand for money from the number four citizen. The violent-looking youths  mounted roadblocks around Kagadama area of Yelwa at about 3:00 pm as Dogara’s convoy, […]

Mrs Jonathan: Reps insist on list of accounts under litigation

THE House of Representatives Committee on Public Petitions has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to make available the list of accounts belonging to former First Lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan that are not under litigation. House of Representatives The lawmakers made the request following allegation by the petitioner that the EFCC has repeatedly […]

Group tasks House of Reps on people-oriented laws

— 20th December 2017 A non-governmental group, the Global Youth Scheme Acquisition and Poverty Eradication Organisation (GYSAPEO), has called on the House of Representatives to focus more on enacting people oriented laws rather than those that would cut off the people at the grassroots from governance. Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the organization, […]

Opposition lawmakers stage walkout, as PDP Rep joins APC

— 20th December 2017 From Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja House of Representatives members  elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) staged a walkout from the plenary yesterday  following the defection of Nnanna Igbokwe to the All Progressives Congress (APC). They were joined by their colleagues elected on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) […]

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 […]

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