Monday, September 24, 2018

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    PDP reps stage walkout over defection of member

PDP reps stage walkout over defection of member

Members of the house of representatives elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) staged a walkout on Tuesday over the defection of  Nnanna Igbokwe, a lawmaker from Imo state.Igbokwe’s defection letter to the All Progressives Congress (APC) was read by Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house, after which he granted effect to it.The lawmakers subsequently started protesting [...]

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    Reps give Intels 24 hours to pay dues owed FG

Reps give Intels 24 hours to pay dues owed FG

The house of representatives ad hoc committee on the treasury single account (TSA) has ordered the management of Intels to remit the funds accrued from its pilotage service contract with the federal government within 24 hours.The lawmakers gave the directive at a public hearing which held on Wednesday.The committee also asked the company to provide full details of the amount [...]

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    Reps query timing of Gwarzo’s suspension, resolve to probe saga

Reps query timing of Gwarzo’s suspension, resolve to probe saga

The house of representatives has resolved to probe the suspension of Mounir Gwarzo, director-general of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance, suspended Gwarzo over allegations of financial impropriety levelled against him.At its sitting on Tuesday, the house resolved to probe the ongoing conflict between the duo.The resolution followed a motion by Diri Douye, member representing Yenagoa/Kolokuma/Opokuma [...]

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    Immigration: Maina is a US citizen, has three passports

Immigration: Maina is a US citizen, has three passports

Abdurasheed Maina has a "valid US passport" among his three travel documents, the Nigerian immigration service has said.Mohammed Babandede, comptroller-general of immigration, told a house of representatives panel on Thursday that the former chairman of the presidential task force on pension reforms has not entered the country since 2013.He said the service started keeping tabs on Maina on September 27, [...]

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    FG moves to repatriate $321m from Switzerland

FG moves to repatriate $321m from Switzerland

Juliet Ibekaku, senior special assistant to the president on justice reform, says in December, the federal government would sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that would lead to the recovery of $321 million from Switzerland.Ibekaku said this while speaking at an anti-corruption programme organised by the Centre for Democracy Development (CDD), Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) and Department for [...]

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    Reps probe ‘plan’ to halt admission of female cadets into NDA

Reps probe ‘plan’ to halt admission of female cadets into NDA

The house of representatives has started a probe on the alleged move to halt admission of female cadets into the combatant course of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA).The lower legislative chamber also asked the armed forces council to increase the number of female cadets admitted into NDA.A PUNCH report quoted by TheCable had said northern Muslim leaders were lobbying the council to [...]

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    Tribunal sacks APC rep

Tribunal sacks APC rep

The election petition tribunal in Katsina has nullified the election of Mansur Ali Mashi, member representing Mashi/Dutsi federal constituency at the national assembly.The tribunal has also ordered for the conduct of fresh bye-election in 15 polling units in the constituency.Mashi is of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Delivering the judgment on Wednesday, L.M. Boufini said the tribunal was convinced that there [...]

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    Reps probe $1.4m ‘shady contract’ at defence ministry

Reps probe $1.4m ‘shady contract’ at defence ministry

The house of representatives has mandated its committees on defence, army and public procurement to investigate the $1.4 million contract scandal in the ministry of defence.TheCable had reported that President Muhammadu Buhari approved a $1.4 million contract in September 2016 for the relocation and refurbishment of a Level 2 Ministry Hospital under the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in [...]

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    Arabi: Why Aso Rock clinic does not have drugs

Arabi: Why Aso Rock clinic does not have drugs

Jalal Arabi, permanent secretary, state house, has attributed the lack of drugs at Aso Rock clinic to free medical treatment by those who are not entitled to it.He also said some medical personnel who no longer render services in the hospital have been getting allowances.Arabi said the doctors, sponsored by the state house, on residency programmes (usually for a two-year [...]

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    Reps want state of emergency declared on federal roads

Reps want state of emergency declared on federal roads

The house of representatives has asked the federal government to declare a state of emergency on federal roads.The call comes days after TheCable reported that four FCT roads are yet to be completed years after construction commenced.The lower legislative chamber on Thursday mandated its works committee to ascertain the status of federal roads, contracts awarded for rehabilitation and report back [...]

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    None of you has invested in public trust – Ezekwesili tackles Saraki, Dogara

None of you has invested in public trust – Ezekwesili tackles Saraki, Dogara

Oby Ezekwesili, former minister of education, has berated lawmakers for their "inability" to hold the executive accountable.Describing them as “lemons”, she said neither Senate President Bukola Saraki nor Yakubu Dogara has invested in public trust.In a series of tweets on Tuesday, the former minister attributed the low public trust experienced in the country to the quality of the lawmakers at the [...]

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    Reps committee issues warrant of arrest against Magu over Patience Jonathan’s account

Reps committee issues warrant of arrest against Magu over Patience Jonathan’s account

The house of representatives committee on public petitions has issued an arrest warrant on Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).The lawmakers took this action after Magu failed to appear before them on different occasions.The committee is hearing a petition filed by Patience Jonathan, former first lady.In the petition, she accused the EFCC, the National [...]

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    Reps to create agency for management of forfeited assets

Reps to create agency for management of forfeited assets

The bill seeking to establish the Nigerian Assets Management Agency passed second reading at the house of representatives on Wednesday.The bill, which is sponsored by Jones Onyereri, a lawmaker from Imo state, seeks to manage to all government assets, including those seized by agencies such as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nigeria Customs Services, among others.Leading the debate on [...]

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    Finally, Dogara swears in Mato, Hembe’s replacement

Finally, Dogara swears in Mato, Hembe’s replacement

Dorathy Mato has been sworn in as the lawmaker representing Vandikwa/ Konshisha federal constituency of Benue in the house of representatives.Mato is replacing Herman Hembe who was sacked by the supreme court on June 23.The court held that Mato won the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket and ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue to her a certificate [...]

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    Reps summon customs CG, DSS DG over importation of illegal arms

Reps summon customs CG, DSS DG over importation of illegal arms

The house of representatives has summoned Hameed Ali, comptroller-general of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), and Lawal Daura, director-general of the Department of States Services (DSS) over the illegal importation of firearms.The lower legislative chamber also called on the NCS and other regulatory agencies to intensify checks to control the influx of small arms and light weapons into the country.The [...]

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    Disclosure of funding, 18-month jail for violation — highlights of the ‘toxic’ NGO bill

Disclosure of funding, 18-month jail for violation — highlights of the ‘toxic’ NGO bill

On July 14, 2016, the house of representatives passed for second reading a bill seeking to establish a commission that would regulate non-governmental organisations (NGOs).Umar Buba Jibril, deputy majority leader and sponsor of the bill, said the bill sought to supervise, monitor and coordinate the activities of civil society organisations (CSOs) and community-based organisations (CBOs).But recently, those who saw the [...]

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