Friday, September 6, 2019

Tag "house of representatives"

    Reps to audit assets, monies seized by EFCC

Reps to audit assets, monies seized by EFCC

The house of representatives has mandated its committee on financial crimes to carry out an audit of movable and immovable forfeited assets - including monies seized by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).The resolution of the lower legislative chamber was sequel to a motion sponsored by Babjimi Benson, a lawmaker from Lagos state.While moving the motion on the floor [...]

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    House of reps members argue over Buhari’s health

House of reps members argue over Buhari’s health

The health status of President Muhammadu Buhari created disagreement among some members of the house of representatives on Tuesday.Lawmakers were debating a motion on an alleged harassment by 'Kwankwasia', a political group loyal to Rabiu Kwankwaso, a senator from Kano state.The motion was sponsored by Aliyu Madaki, a lawmaker from Kano and a staunch supporter of Femi Gbajabiamila, during the [...]

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    Bill seeking punishment for crimes against humanity passes second reading at reps

Bill seeking punishment for crimes against humanity passes second reading at reps

The bill seeking to enforce the punishment of crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide, has passed second reading at the house of representatives.Speaking on the floor of the house on Tuesday, Ossai Ossai, sponsor of the bill, explained that it would provide for appropriate sanctions to those guilty of such crimes.He added that the bill would help bring to [...]

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    AT A GLANCE: 22 house of reps bills assented to by the presidency since 2015

AT A GLANCE: 22 house of reps bills assented to by the presidency since 2015

The administration of President Muhmmadu Buhari has signed a total of 25 bills since it took over power in May 2015.Of the 25 bills assented to by the presidency, 22 emanated from the house of representatives. Yakubu Dogara, the speaker, had set up a committee to identify bills which were to be updated.Following the identification of some of these bills, the house [...]

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    PDP reps: Makarfi is the only chairman known to us… we can never trust Sheriff

PDP reps: Makarfi is the only chairman known to us… we can never trust Sheriff

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the house of representatives has said the only chairman it recognises is Ahmed Makarfi.The PDP caucus said it will be "honourable" for Ali Modu Sheriff "to pack up and go."On Friday, the appeal court in Port Harcourt affirmed Sheriff as the authentic chairman of the PDP and nullified the convention that produced the [...]

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    Reps to minister: With or without your input, we’ll establish FCT satellite agency

Reps to minister: With or without your input, we’ll establish FCT satellite agency

A satellite town development agency will be established in the federal capital territory (FCT) with or without the input of Mohammad Bello, the minister, a house of representatives committee has said.The house committee on FCT area councils and ancillary matters chaired by Zaphaniah Jisalo took this position after Bello who was represented by Babatope Ajakaiye, the permanent secretary, failed to contribute [...]

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    Dogara: Other countries survived recession, Nigeria’s case can’t be different

Dogara: Other countries survived recession, Nigeria’s case can’t be different

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says although the challenges facing the country's economy appear too difficult, they are surmountable.Speaking at the inauguration of a 20-man tactical committee set up to tackle the economic recession, Dogara said Nigeria's case was not different because other countries have surmounted greater economic challenges in the past.He said the national assembly was [...]

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    INEC to spend N1.4bn on ballot boxes for 2019 election

INEC to spend N1.4bn on ballot boxes for 2019 election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will use N1.4 billion to purchase ballot boxes to be used during the 2019 general election.Mahmoud Yakubu, chairman of INEC, made this known on Monday while appearing before the house of representatives committee on electoral matters and political parties affairs.He said INEC would replace the transparent ballot boxes with plastic ones.Yakubu said [...]

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    Public hearing on 2017 budget commences Monday

Public hearing on 2017 budget commences Monday

Abdulrazak Namdas, spokesman of the house of representatives, says the lower legislative chamber will hold a public hearing on the 2017 budget between Monday and Wednesday.Speaking with journalists on Friday, Namdas said the 59 stakeholders had been invited to contribute their views to the budget process."By Monday, we are going to have what we call the national budget hearing – a [...]

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    Dogara is determined to ensure transparency, says reps spokesman

Dogara is determined to ensure transparency, says reps spokesman

Abdulrazak Namdas, spokesman of the house of representatives, says the lower legislative chamber under Yakubu Dogara, the speaker, is "determined to ensure transparency, accountability  and probity in all its activities".Namdas said this in reaction to the allegations that expenditures of the lower legislative chamber under Dogara were shrouded in mystery.A group identified as 'Concerned Members of the House of Representatives' had [...]

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    Some people out to blackmail principal officers of n’assembly, says Dogara

Some people out to blackmail principal officers of n’assembly, says Dogara

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house representatives, says principal officers of the national assembly are entitled to accommodation provided for by Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA).On Monday, a civil organisation known as Citizens Action to Take Back Nigeria (CATBAN), alleged that principal officers of the national assembly were using FCDA "as a front under the guise of renting, renovation and [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Saraki, Osinbajo meet ahead FG’s fresh $1bn loan request

EXCLUSIVE: Saraki, Osinbajo meet ahead FG’s fresh $1bn loan request

The presidency and leaders of the national assembly have reached a compromise on a planned external borrowing, TheCable has learnt.In October 2016, President Muhammadu Buhari had written to the national assembly seeking approval for the borrowing of $30bn from external sources.But the national assembly turned down the president's request.The proposal was rejected even without consideration at the senate, and the [...]

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    Under Dogara, expenditures are ‘shrouded in mystery’, say reps

Under Dogara, expenditures are ‘shrouded in mystery’, say reps

Some members of the house of representatives have accused the leadership of the house under Yakubu Dogara, the speaker, of shrouding expenditures of the lower legislative chamber in mystery.In an advertorial placed in Tuesday edition of PUNCH, the lawmakers said the green chamber ought to be the vanguard for transparency in the country, but the case under Dogara is different."In [...]

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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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September 02, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS362475413
KANO361474413
PH361475412
ABUJA362476413
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