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    FULL LIST: APC leading PDP with over 100 seats in house of reps

FULL LIST: APC leading PDP with over 100 seats in house of reps

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released a list of the house of representatives members who emerged victorious in the February 23 elections.With 211 seats, the All Progressives Congress (APC) is clearly the majority in the lower chamber of the national assembly. Next to APC is the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which has 109 seats.The All Progressives Grand Alliance [...]

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    Sources: Dogara pleaded with reps not to embarrass Buhari

Sources: Dogara pleaded with reps not to embarrass Buhari

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has pleaded with lawmakers in the lower legislative chamber not to embarrass President Muhammadu Buhari by staging a protest during thebudget presentation.TheCable learnt that aggrieved lawmakers of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who did not get tickets to contest the 2019 polls were planning to protest against the president.Some Peoples Democratic Party [...]

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    APC reps back Buhari on electoral bill, vow to block attempt to override him

APC reps back Buhari on electoral bill, vow to block attempt to override him

The house of representatives members in the All Progressives Congress (APC) have defended President Muhammadu Buhari's decision to withhold assent to the electoral act amendment bill.The federal lawmakers also vowed to stop any attempt by the lower legislative chamber to override Buhari's veto on the bill.Buhari had rejected the reform bill for the fourth time, citing disruption to the 2019 [...]

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    Lokoja varsity VC summoned by reps panel over alleged corruption

Lokoja varsity VC summoned by reps panel over alleged corruption

The house of representatives committee on tertiary education and services has summoned Angela Miri, vice-chancellor of the Federal University Lokoja, over alleged corruption.The vice-chancellor is expected to appear before the committee on Wednesday.The committee summoned Miri following a petition sent to President Muhammadu Buhari through Adamu Adamu, minister of education.The petition originated from Achegbulu Moses, an official of the [...]

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    Laolu Akande defends Osinbajo, describes reports on indictment as distraction

Laolu Akande defends Osinbajo, describes reports on indictment as distraction

Laolu Akande, media aide to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, says his principal is a "well-known" stickler for the rule of law.Akande said this in reaction to the indictment by the house of representatives committee on emergency and disaster preparedness.The committee had accused Osinbajo of illegally approving N5.8 billion for the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).Osinbajo gave the approval when he was [...]

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    Reps probe promotion of some police officers

Reps probe promotion of some police officers

The house of representatives has mandated its committee on police affairs to investigate the promotions of some police officers.The committee was asked to find out if the promotions were done in compliance with the provisions of the constitution and the general promotion guidelines of the Nigeria Police Force.The decision of the house was sequel to a motion sponsored by Frederick [...]

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    Again, reps adjourn over faulty microphones

Again, reps adjourn over faulty microphones

The house of representatives has adjourned plenary till Tuesday over faulty microphones in the chamber.The problem has made the lower legislative chamber adjourn plenary for the third time in a week.On Wednesday, Yakubu Dogara, the speaker, said some microphones were not functioning because they got burnt during a power surge.The speaker said while the lawmakers were awaiting the manufacturers to [...]

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    You have questions to answer, reps panel tells Osinbajo

You have questions to answer, reps panel tells Osinbajo

The house of representatives committee on emergency and disaster preparednes, says Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has a case to answer.Last week, the committee alleged that Osinbajo approved N5.8 billion for National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) illegally.Osinbajo gave the approval when he was the acting president in June 2017. The money was meant for the north-east intervention fund.The panel said the release [...]

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    Osinbajo replies reps: Approval of N5.8bn intervention fund within my constitutional authority

Osinbajo replies reps: Approval of N5.8bn intervention fund within my constitutional authority

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the approval of N5.8 billion emergency food intervention fund for the north-east was within his constitutional authority.The house of representatives had indicted the governing board of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) chaired by Osinbajo over what it described as an "illegal approval".In a statement released on Friday by Laolu Akande, spokesman of the vice-president, the approval [...]

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    ‘NHIS dysfunctional under him’ — governing board defends Yusuf’s suspension

‘NHIS dysfunctional under him’ — governing board defends Yusuf’s suspension

The governing board of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has defended its decision to suspend Usman Yusuf, executive secretary of the scheme.Speaking during an investigative hearing by a house of representatives ad-hoc committee, Enyantu Ifenne, chairman of the governing board, said the decision was to ensure transparency at the agency.The board had recently suspended Yusuf over allegations of financial [...]

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    House of reps probes NHIS crisis

House of reps probes NHIS crisis

The house of representatives has set up a panel to probe the ongoing crisis at the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).The agency was thrown into crisis after its governing board suspended Usman Yusuf, executive secretary, over allegations of financial infractions.Yusuf had maintained innocence and also kicked against his suspension, insisting the board lacked powers to do so.At plenary on Tuesday, [...]

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    Reps approve Buhari’s $2.786bn Eurobond request but ask FG to limit borrowing

Reps approve Buhari’s $2.786bn Eurobond request but ask FG to limit borrowing

The house of representatives has approved the $2.786 billion loan request of President Muhammadu Buhari for part funding of the 2018 budget.The lower legislative chamber also approved $82.54 million request to refinance the balance of $500 million eurobond in the international capital market.The lawmakers approved the request  on Tuesday following consideration of report of the committee on aids, loans and [...]

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    APC, PDP lose members as more defections hit house of reps

APC, PDP lose members as more defections hit house of reps

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC) have both lost members in the house of representatives.Akinlaja Joseph, a member of the PDP, joined Zenith Labour Party while Olatoye Sugar, a member of the APC, joined Action Democratic Congress (ADC)Their defections were announced in a letter which Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, read during plenary [...]

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    Reps beg foreign NGOs not to abandon Nigeria over death of Hauwa Liman

Reps beg foreign NGOs not to abandon Nigeria over death of Hauwa Liman

The house of representatives has urged international non-governmental organisations involved in addressing the humanitarian crisis in the north-east not to abandon the country.The lawmakers made the plea following the execution of Hauwa Liman, an aid worker with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction of Boko Haram, killed Liman on Monday, [...]

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    Dogara: 2019 polls not under threat… there’s outstanding N300bn in 2018 budget

Dogara: 2019 polls not under threat… there’s outstanding N300bn in 2018 budget

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says the 2019 polls is not under threat over the delay in the passage of budget for the polls.He said there is a N300 billion in the 2018 budget set aside to take care of contingencies like the conduct of the elections.Before the lawmakers embarked on their annual recess in July, President [...]

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    After 10-week recess, senators, reps adjourn plenary over death of Funke Adedoyin

After 10-week recess, senators, reps adjourn plenary over death of Funke Adedoyin

Senators and members of the house of representatives have adjourned plenary over the death of Funke Adedoyin, a lawmaker in the lower legislative chamber.While members of the lower legislative chamber will resume on Thursday, those in the senate would reconvene on Wednesday.Adedoyin passed on in Abuja on September 28 after fighting with cancer. She was aged 56.Until her death, she [...]

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