Friday, September 21, 2018

Tag "house of representatives"

    HEDA asks Buhari to block ‘illegal’ allowances of lawmakers

HEDA asks Buhari to block ‘illegal’ allowances of lawmakers

The Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA) resource centre has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to remove all “illegal ” allowances of members of the national assembly from the 2018 budget.In a letter written to Buhari, HEDA also asked the president to retrieve all the previous monies which the lawmakers collected “illegally”.HEDA recalled in the letter signed by Olanrewaju Suraju, its [...]

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    $1bn security fund: We still haven’t heard from Buhari, say reps

$1bn security fund: We still haven’t heard from Buhari, say reps

The house of representatives says it is yet to receive communication from President Muhammadu Buhari regarding the $1 billion for procurement of security equipment.Mansur Dan-Ali, minister of defence, had said Buhari gave the approval for the money to be released but Ita Enang, senior special assistant to the president on national assembly matters, later contradicted Dan Ali.The presidential aide said Buhari has not [...]

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    Abacha Loot: Reps set up panel to probe $17m dubious lawyers’ fees

Abacha Loot: Reps set up panel to probe $17m dubious lawyers’ fees

The house of representatives has set up an ad-hoc  panel to probe the attempt to pay dubious fees amounting to $17 million to two lawyers for the recovery of $321 million, stolen by Sani Abacha, former military ruler.They also asked President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in the matter.TheCable had reported that Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice, [...]

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    N’assembly adjourns plenary over lawmakers’ death

N’assembly adjourns plenary over lawmakers’ death

The senate and house of representatives have adjourned plenary over the death of two lawmakers.Mustapha Bukar, senator representing Katsina north, died last week while Umar Buba Jibril, deputy majority leader and lawmaker representing Lokoja/Kogi federal constituency in the house, passed away on March 30.The decision of the upper legislative chamber to adjourn plenary was sequel to a motion moved by [...]

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    Reps panel: Malami pressurised civil service commission to reinstate Maina

Reps panel: Malami pressurised civil service commission to reinstate Maina

A house of representatives committee has reportedly indicted Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), in the reinstatement of Abdulrasheed Maina into the civil service.According to Daily Trust, the report of the 12-member committee said Malami “pressurised all that mattered” to see that Maina was brought back into the civil service.The federal civil service commission dismissed Maina, who was the former [...]

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    Dapchi abduction: PDP reps ask FG to explain Boko Haram’s ‘suspicious’ kindness

Dapchi abduction: PDP reps ask FG to explain Boko Haram’s ‘suspicious’ kindness

Members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the house of representatives have asked the federal government to clear the air on Boko Haram's "suspicious benevolence".The lawmakers said this in reaction to the return of schoolgirls abducted from Government Girls Science Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state.In a statement on Monday, Leo Ogor, minority leader of the house, said there are [...]

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    Reps: We didn’t collect bribe to change election sequence

Reps: We didn’t collect bribe to change election sequence

Members of the house of representatives say they did not collect bribe to amend the electoral act.The amendment of the act, which was rejected by President Muhammadu Buhari, reordered the sequence of the election.At plenary on Wednesday, Danburam Nuhu from Kano state called the attention of his colleagues to a report where it was alleged that some of the lawmakers [...]

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    ‘Insurgent have taken over some Oyo communities’ — rep raise the alarm

‘Insurgent have taken over some Oyo communities’ — rep raise the alarm

The house of representatives has raised the alarm over the reported criminal activities perpetrated by insurgents in some communities in Oyo state.At plenary on Tuesday, the lawmakers said some violent groups — “sometimes consisting of insurgents and foreigners from neighbouring countries” — have been camping in over 200 villages in the state for about three weeks.They said while some of [...]

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    301 reps sponsor bills to halt concession of Ajaokuta steel

301 reps sponsor bills to halt concession of Ajaokuta steel

Two bills seeking to stop the concession of Ajaokuta steel company scaled second reading at the house of representatives on Thursday.They include a bill for an act to provide for the Ajaokuta Steel Company completion fund and a bill for an act to amend the public enterprise privatisation and commercialisation act.Nkem Uzoma from Abia state and 300 other lawmakers are sponsoring [...]

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    Judiciary can’t teach us our responsibilities, says Dogara

Judiciary can’t teach us our responsibilities, says Dogara

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says some persons are “intimidating” the nation's judiciary to “gag” the national assembly.Dogara, who said this at plenary on Thursday, did not mention names of the persons.He spoke on a motion raised by Razak Atunwa from Kwara state on the recent court judgement restraining the house from holding public hearing on the [...]

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    NEMA DG defends procurement of N3.1bn relief materials

NEMA DG defends procurement of N3.1bn relief materials

Mustapha Maihaja, director-general of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), has denied allegations of financial impropriety levelled against the agency.Speaking at a public hearing at the house of representatives on Wednesday, Maihaja said NEMA follows due process in all of its operations.The hearing was on the alleged infractions by NEMA in the award of N3.1 billion contract for procurement of [...]

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    Reps to probe ‘diversion’ of funds in amnesty programme

Reps to probe ‘diversion’ of funds in amnesty programme

The house of representatives has resolved to conduct a “comprehensive” probe of the presidential amnesty programme over alleged mismanagement of funds.The resolution was sequel to a motion introduced during plenary on Wednesday by Abubakar Adamu, a lawmaker from Niger state.The development comes about a week after President Muhammadu Buhari ordered an investigation of the amnesty programme under Peter Boroh, its [...]

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    EXTRA: N13.5m as sleeping allowance? Behold, our federal lawmakers

EXTRA: N13.5m as sleeping allowance? Behold, our federal lawmakers

Some lawmakers might have their N13.5 million “running cost” as sleeping allowance.From the senate to the house of representatives, these "distinguished senators and honourable representatives" have "sleeping" as an agenda on their to-do list while at plenary.This strange style of legislation is more popular in the upper legislative chamber. Some of the lawmakers who have been caught at one time [...]

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    Reps ask Fayemi to channel his complaints to committee on Ajaokuta Steel Company

Reps ask Fayemi to channel his complaints to committee on Ajaokuta Steel Company

The house of representatives has asked Kayode Fayemi, minister of mines and steel development, of abusing his office with his conduct regarding the Ajaokuta Steel Company.In a statement on Friday, the house maintained its stand that the minister is allegedly trying to concession the company “through the back door”.On Thursday, Fayemi described as false the lawmakers’ claim that the transactional [...]

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    Fayemi on Ajaokuta: Lawmakers spent the whole day discussing an issue that has not arisen

Fayemi on Ajaokuta: Lawmakers spent the whole day discussing an issue that has not arisen

Kayode Fayemi, minister of mines and steel development, says his ministry is yet to hire anyone over for the concession of Ajaokuta Steel Plant.On Thursday, the lower legislative chamber asked President Muhammadu Buhari to stop the concession of the plant.The house also moved to amend the privatisation act by removing the steel plant from the list of public assets which the [...]

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    Reps: We’ll no longer address Fayemi as honourable minister

Reps: We’ll no longer address Fayemi as honourable minister

The house of representatives says it will no longer address Kayode Fayemi, minister of mines and steel development, as “honourable minister”.The lawmakers resolved this on Thursday while deliberating on the need to investigate the circumstances under which the ministry of mines and steel engaged the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to audit Ajaokuta Steel Complex for purposes of concession.Nnanna Igbokwe, a lawmaker from [...]

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