Monday, October 14, 2019

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    In recession, reps take delivery of N3.4bn cars

In recession, reps take delivery of N3.4bn cars

The house of representatives says it has taken delivery of 200 of the 360 Peugeot 508 cars it ordered from Peugeot Automobile Nigeria Limited (PAN) - worth N3.4 billion.This is coming at a time when the country is struggling to get out of economic recession.DailyTrust quoted Abdulrazak Namdas, spokesman of the house, as confirming the delivery of the car.According to the [...]

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    THE DETAIL: All the areas reps, senators disagreed on constitution amendment

THE DETAIL: All the areas reps, senators disagreed on constitution amendment

The national assembly has concluded voting on amendments to the 1999 constitution.While members of the house of representatives voted on Thursday, their colleagues in the senate had their own session on Wednesday.S/N Bills Passed By Rejected By1. 35 percent affirmative action for women House of Reps  Senate2. Deletion of state INEC from constitution Senate House of Reps3. Deletion of national security agencies from constitution Senate House of Reps4. Deletion of Public Complain Act [...]

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    Female lawmakers disrupt proceedings at house of reps

Female lawmakers disrupt proceedings at house of reps

Female lawmakers in the house of representatives have disrupted voting on amendments to the 1999 constitution.The lawmakers protested against the outcome of voting on "citizenship and indigeneship" for women.The provision seeks to alter section 25 of the constitution to give married women right to choose indigeneship either by birth or by marriage for the purpose of appointment or election.When the question [...]

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    A disease is plaguing the n’assembly, says Sagay on reps opposition to NHIS ES suspension

A disease is plaguing the n’assembly, says Sagay on reps opposition to NHIS ES suspension

Itse Sagay, chairman, presidential advisory committee against corruption, says a disease is plaguing the national assembly.He said this in an interview with PUNCH, while reacting to  the house of representatives call for the reinstatement of Usman Yusuf, suspended executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).Isaac Adewole, minister of health, suspended Yusuf following allegations of corruption levelled against him.But the representatives [...]

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    Osinbajo asks n’assembly to re-allocate N135bn in 2017 budget

Osinbajo asks n’assembly to re-allocate N135bn in 2017 budget

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has sought the approval of the house of representatives for the virement (re-allocation) of N135 billion in the 2017 budget to some exigent projects.The request of the acting president was contained in a letter to the lower chamber. The letter was also sent to the senate, but it was not read by Senate President Bukola Saraki [...]

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    Tinubu to federal lawmakers: Don’t allow excuses turn you to the house-of-do-nothing

Tinubu to federal lawmakers: Don’t allow excuses turn you to the house-of-do-nothing

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has urged federal lawmakers not to allow excuses hinder their performance.He urged them to come up with legislation that would help in promoting the country’s diversity for prosperity.Tinubu made the call when Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, led senate and house of representatives committees on the review of 1999 constitution [...]

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    Wammako, Sokoto rep, is dead

Wammako, Sokoto rep, is dead

Abdullahi Wammako, a member of the house of representatives from Sokoto state, is dead.Wammako died at an Abuja hospital after a brief illness.A first term lawmaker, he represented Kware/Wammako federal constituency.He contested and won the 2015 parliamentary election under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Reacting to the sad news, Yakubu Dogara, the speaker, expressed "heartfelt condolences" to the government [...]

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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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