Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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    Reps suspend plenary for 3 weeks to ‘enable Nigerians contribute to budget’

Reps suspend plenary for 3 weeks to ‘enable Nigerians contribute to budget’

Abdulrazak Namdas, spokesman of the house of representatives, says for the first time, Nigerians will have a chance to contribute to the budget process.Speaking with journalists on Thursday, Namdas said plenary would be adjourned for three weeks to enable legislators work extensively on the 2017 budget proposals.He said during the three weeks, the house would create a special public hearing [...]

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    North-west reps: Nigerians can’t afford to lose Buhari in 2019

North-west reps: Nigerians can’t afford to lose Buhari in 2019

House of representatives members from the north-west geo-political zone believe President Muhammadu Buhari should stay in office beyond 2019.Speaking to journalists after a caucus meeting late Wednesday, Alhassan Ado-Doguwa, leader of the group, said Buhari had achieved a lot, particularly in the area of security.The lawmakers also passed a vote of confidence on the Buhari administration and the leadership of [...]

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    Reps: But for PPPRA’s charges, petrol won’t sell for N145/litre

Reps: But for PPPRA’s charges, petrol won’t sell for N145/litre

Legislators in the house of representatives say "unnecessary charges" by Petroleum Products Price Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) are the reason Nigerians pay N145 per litre for premium motor spirit (PMS).At a public hearing on Monday, the ad hoc committee on the review of PMS said the 145 per litre pump price was causing Nigerians "great pains and suffering".The legislators said for [...]

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    Reps urge Buhari to offer asylum to Jammeh

Reps urge Buhari to offer asylum to Jammeh

The house of representatives wants President Muhammadu Buhari to offer President Yahya Jammeh asylum as a way of ending the political instability in Gambia.After the election of December 1, Jammeh congratulated Barrow but later turned around to say that he would not hand over power.Buhari has since stepped in as an ECOWAS mediator, leading other West African leaders to persuade [...]

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    ALERT: Bill to ‘forcibly’ take land from Nigerians for grazing still alive

ALERT: Bill to ‘forcibly’ take land from Nigerians for grazing still alive

A bill to compulsorily take land from Nigerians for the purpose of grazing is still in the national assembly.The bill, entitled National Grazing Routes and Reserve Bill, 2016, is sponsored by Sunday Karimi, a member of the house of representatives from Mopamuro/Yagba west/east federal constituency in Kogi state.A similar bill was rejected by the senate in November 2016, but the one in [...]

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    The 5 most controversial bills considered by n’assembly in 2016

The 5 most controversial bills considered by n’assembly in 2016

In 2016, some legislators in the eighth national assembly sponsored bills that got majority of Nigerians talking.Some Nigerians are of the opinion that some these bills sponsored in parliament were being used to achieve "selfish purposes" either to the advantage of the executive or the legislature.But whatever these controversial pieces of legislation sought to achieve, they put the national assembly [...]

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    Return the $600,000 you collected from Ibori, Jibrin tells Dogara

Return the $600,000 you collected from Ibori, Jibrin tells Dogara

Abdulmumin Jibrin, suspended member of the house of representatives, has told Yakubu Dogara, the speaker, to return the $600,000 he collected from James Ibori since he has denied the former Delta state governor.On December 23, Dogara had denied claims by Peter Nwabaoshi, a senator, that the former governor influenced his emergence as speaker in June 2015.But in a statement on Saturday, Jibrin [...]

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    Dogara: Ibori may be my silent supporter, but I have no relationship with him

Dogara: Ibori may be my silent supporter, but I have no relationship with him

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says there is a possibility that James Ibori, former governor of Delta state, may be his silent supporter.Reacting to the claim of Peter Nwabaoshi, a senator, that the former governor influenced his emergence, Dogara said he does not have any personal relationship with Ibori.He said he was duly elected by members of [...]

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    Amendment of CCB Act will not see the light of day, says Gbaja

Amendment of CCB Act will not see the light of day, says Gbaja

Femi Gbajabiamila, majority leader of the house of representatives, says the amendment of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) Act by the national assembly will "not see the light of day".The majority leader had made an attempt to revisit the bill but when Yakubu Dogara, the speaker, put it to a vote, the legislators kicked against it.Gbajabiamila, while giving an end [...]

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    Dogara wants FG to rethink privatisation of public establishments

Dogara wants FG to rethink privatisation of public establishments

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says the federal government should have a rethink on the privatisation of public establishments.Dogara said this on Monday at the investigative public hearing on the urgent need to halt the plan to raise federal government secured bond of N309 billion to finance the shortfall in the Nigerian electricity market."Unfortunately, since the unbundling [...]

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    COMING SOON: A Christian court of appeal, as reps support bill

COMING SOON: A Christian court of appeal, as reps support bill

The house of representatives has passed for second reading a bill seeking to alter the 1999 constitution to provide for the establishment of the Ecclesiastical court of appeal in the country.While speaking on the floor of the house on Tuesday, Gyang Dung, sponsor of the bill, explained that it would provide for functions, jurisdiction, qualifications and appointments in spiritual matters [...]

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    Reps support bill to protect security personnel, informants

Reps support bill to protect security personnel, informants

The house of representatives has passed for second reading, a bill seeking to protect the identity of security personnel, sources and informants from unlawful disclosure.The bill also seeks to protect their establishments and facilities from authorised access.Oluwole Oke, sponsor of the bill, from Osun state, said the security personnel were no longer confident in carry out their duties because they [...]

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    Reps want CJN empowered to pick election petition tribunal chairmen

Reps want CJN empowered to pick election petition tribunal chairmen

The house of representatives on Wednesday passed for second reading a bill seeking to make the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) responsible for appointing chairman and members of election tribunals of the national and states houses of assembly in the country.The bill, sponsored by Karimi Sunday and James Faleke, sought to alter Section 1 (3) of the sixth schedule [...]

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    Reps urge FG to reduce pump price of petrol to N70/litre

Reps urge FG to reduce pump price of petrol to N70/litre

The house of representatives on Tuesday urged the Petroleum Products Prices Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) and the ministry of petroleum resources to review the current price of Petroleum Motor Spirit (PMS) downward to N70.04/litre.The house also resolved to set up an ad hoc committee to interface with the ministry of petroleum resources on the review of the PMS price.These resolutions by [...]

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    Reps mull warrant of arrest for justice minister over raid on judges

Reps mull warrant of arrest for justice minister over raid on judges

The house of representatives has threatened to issue a warrant of arrest on Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), if he did not appear before an ad hoc committee of the lower chamber on November 29.The ad hoc committee is investigating the invasion and arrest of judicial officers by the Department of State Services (DSS).The DSS had raided [...]

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    Reps spokesman describes Obasanjo as the most corrupt Nigerian on record

Reps spokesman describes Obasanjo as the most corrupt Nigerian on record

Abdulrazak Namdas, spokesperson of the house of representatives, says former President Olusegun Obasanjo is the grandfather of corruption in Nigeria.Namdas – who was reacting to a statement by Obasanjo, who on referred to the national assembly as "a den of corruption" occupied by "unarmed robbers – said Obasanjo is the most corrupt Nigerian on record.The former president also recommended that the ongoing anti-corruption [...]

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