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    Reps probe ‘killing of 97 Nigerians’ in Bakassi

Reps probe ‘killing of 97 Nigerians’ in Bakassi

The house of representatives on Thursday resolved to probe the alleged killing of 97 Nigerians in the ceded Bakassi peninsula. The killing was said to have been carried out by Cameroon security forces  while enforcing a fishing levy. The decision of the house to investigate the alleged killing was sequel to a motion sponsored by Babatunde Kolawole, a lawmaker from Ondo state. While [...]

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    PDP reps: There’s vacancy in Aso Rock… APC should start packing

PDP reps: There’s vacancy in Aso Rock… APC should start packing

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members of the house of representatives have told the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration to "start packing" their things from Aso Rock, the nation's seat of power. While reacting to the supreme court judgement that confirmed Ahmed Makarfi as the party's authentic chairman, the PDP caucus said there's vacancy in the presidential seat. Leo Ogor, a Delta representative, [...]

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    Hembe’s replacement sheds tears as Dogara ‘refuses’ to swear her in

Hembe’s replacement sheds tears as Dogara ‘refuses’ to swear her in

Dorathy Mato, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, whom the supreme court declared as the representative of Vandikwa/Konshisha federal constituency of Benue state, shed tears on Thursday after Yakubu Dogara, the speaker of the house of reps, allegedly refused to swear her in. On June 23, the apex court held that Herman Hembe, former chairman of the house committee on the [...]

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    Reps: Executive budgeted N12bn for 2nd Niger bridge in 2016 but a kobo wasn’t spent on it

Reps: Executive budgeted N12bn for 2nd Niger bridge in 2016 but a kobo wasn’t spent on it

The house of representatives says the executive budgeted N12 billion for the 2nd Niger bridge project in 2016, but that a kobo was not spent on it. The house described as blackmail the statement of Babatunde Fashola, minister of works, power and housing, that the national assembly “imported” projects into the 2017 budget. The senate had earlier flayed the minister for his statement, [...]

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    Reps seek three-year amnesty for treasury looters

Reps seek three-year amnesty for treasury looters

A bill seeking to grant a three-year amnesty to those willing to return their loot from Nigeria's treasury has been introduced at the house of representatives. The proposed legislation seeks to establish a voluntary taxable income recovery and amnesty scheme through which stolen wealth could be injected into the economy. Speaking with LEADERSHIP, Linus Okorie, sponsor of the bill, said once it [...]

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    PIB passes second reading at house of reps

PIB passes second reading at house of reps

Three bills which are part of the petroleum industry bill (PIB) passed for second reading at the house of representatives on Thursday. The bills were considered separately and passed after they were put to a voice vote by Yakubu Dogara, the speaker. The speaker also set up an ad hoc committee, chaired by Alhassan Ado-Doguwa, chief whip, to look into the bills and [...]

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    Deputy speaker’s aide died because of ‘delayed salary’

Deputy speaker’s aide died because of ‘delayed salary’

Hassan Abiodun, an aide to Yusuf Lasun, deputy speaker of the house of representatives, died because he could not treat himself as a result of the delay in salary payment, Allen Chongo, his colleague, has said. The late Abiodun's colleagues on Tuesday protested his death, delay in salaries and non-payment in the main lobby of the national assembly. They brandished placards which had his obituary [...]

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    There’s still time for Buhari to sign the budget, says rep

There’s still time for Buhari to sign the budget, says rep

Pally Iriase, deputy whip of the house of representatives, says there is still time for President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the 2017 budget into law. Speaking to journalists on Tuesday, Iriase said the 30 days within which the president is expected to sign the budget had not elapsed. "You should not be surprised because budget in a presidential system is always a controversial [...]

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    Reps uncover ‘$15bn crude oil revenue not remitted’ to federation account

Reps uncover ‘$15bn crude oil revenue not remitted’ to federation account

The house of representatives ad hoc committee probing the "missing" $17 billion crude oil and liquefied natural gas revenue says it has discovered that $15 billion was unremitted to the federation account. The sum said to be diverted was contained in two reports submitted to the committee by Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). At the committee's hearing on Monday, Rabiu Bello, NNPC's [...]

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    Reps summon immigration CG over recruitment exercise

Reps summon immigration CG over recruitment exercise

The house of representatives committee on legislative compliance has summoned Mohammed Babandede, comptroller-general of Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), over the service preparedness to conduct its recruitment exercise. The committee summoned Babandede after he failed to appear before the committee on Friday. Olasupo Adeola, chairman of the committee, told journalists that it was "pathetic" that the committee was trying to do its constitutional [...]

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    Appeal court refuses to stay proceedings in Jibrin’s case against Dogara

Appeal court refuses to stay proceedings in Jibrin’s case against Dogara

The court of appeal Abuja division has refused to stay proceedings in the case filed by Abdulmumin Jibrin, lawmaker from Kano, seeking to challenge his suspension. The suit has Yakubu Dogara and the house of representatives as defendants. Jibrin was suspended for 180 legislative days (about one year) after he accused the leadership of the house of representatives of padding the 2016 [...]

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    There was a gang up to kill south-east commission bill, says rep

There was a gang up to kill south-east commission bill, says rep

Chukwuka Onyema, deputy minority leader of the house of representatives, has alleged that there was a gang up to kill the bill seeking to establish the South-East Development Commission. The bill was rejected on Thursday after it was put to a voice vote by Yakubu Dogara, the speaker. Onyema, who sponsored the bill, stormed out of the chamber, alongside some south-east lawmakers, after the [...]

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    Kidnappers free house of reps member

Kidnappers free house of reps member

Garba Durbunde, a member of house of representatives, who was abducted along the Abuja-Kaduna highway, has been released. Tunde Adela, an aideof the lawmaker representing Takai/Sumaila federal constituency of Kano state at the lower legislative chamber, confirmed the release of his principal to TheCable, but refused to go into details. But a source said that the legislator was released after an undisclosed ransom [...]

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    Reps probe sale of defence college quarters in Abuja

Reps probe sale of defence college quarters in Abuja

The house of representatives has begun a probe into the sale of defence college quarters, Apo, and the undeveloped allotted plots in the Abuja. Speaking on Thursday while declaring open a public hearing organised by the house committee on the federal capital territory (FCT), Yakubu Dogara, the speaker said according to the constitution, only the federal government could allocate lands in Abuja. The [...]

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    Garba Shehu: Dasuki still in detention because of other charges

Garba Shehu: Dasuki still in detention because of other charges

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), is still in detention despite court orders for his release because there are other charges against him. Dasuki has been in the Department of State services (DSS) detention since December 2015 despite orders for his release by three courts. He is facing separate charges of money laundering and illegal [...]

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    Rep: The worst PDP govt is 100 times better than this APC administration

Rep: The worst PDP govt is 100 times better than this APC administration

Patrick Asadu, a house of reps member, says the worst Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government is better than the current All Progressives Congress (APC) administration. Asadu, a lawmaker from Enugu state, said this on Tuesday while accepting to chair an ad hoc committee set up by the PDP lawmakers to find a solution to the party's crisis. He accused the APC of making Nigerians [...]

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