Friday, November 16, 2018

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    Reps probe ‘corruption’ in conduct of primaries by political parties

Reps probe ‘corruption’ in conduct of primaries by political parties

The house of representatives has commenced an investigation on the alleged violation of the electoral act by political parties in the primaries to choose candidates for the 2019 general election.The house on Thursday set up an ad hoc committee to look into the matter, charging it to determine whether the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) colluded with the parties to [...]

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    Reps recommend sack of NEMA DG, indict Osinbajo-led board over ‘illegal’ approval

Reps recommend sack of NEMA DG, indict Osinbajo-led board over ‘illegal’ approval

The house of representatives has indicted the governing board of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) chaired by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo over "illegal approval of N5.8 billion north-east intervention fund."The lawmakers also recommended the dismissal of Mustapha Maihaja, director-general of NEMA, over alleged fraud.At plenary on Thursday, the lower legislative chamber adopted a report of its committee which also recommended the prosecution of [...]

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    EXTRA: Faulty microphones force house of reps to adjourn

EXTRA: Faulty microphones force house of reps to adjourn

The house of representatives was forced to adjourn its plenary on Wednesday as a result of faulty microphones.The lower legislative chamber adjourned at about 1pm after some of the microphones continued to malfunction.A similar situation was experienced in recent past, causing the lawmakers to be inaudible when speaking from their seats.On Wednesday, the situation worsened, forcing Yakubu Dogara, speaker of [...]

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    Reps panel asks SEC to take over Capital Oil

Reps panel asks SEC to take over Capital Oil

A house of representatives panel has asked the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to take over Capital Oil.The sub-committee on capital market and institutions gave the directive at an investigative hearing on Thursday, following its findings on how the company allegedly mismanaged shareholders' funds.Tony Nwulu, chairman of the sub-committee, said the lawmakers discovered that the management of Capital Oil had [...]

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    Reps invite NIA over ‘importation’ of Chinese drugs containing human parts

Reps invite NIA over ‘importation’ of Chinese drugs containing human parts

The house of representatives has resolved to probe the alleged importation of Chinese drugs containing human parts into the country.TheCable had reported that the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) cautioned Nigerians against the use of such drugs, following their interception in South Korea.According to a memo seen by TheCable, South Korean customs service intercepted 2,751 drugs containing human remains imported into the [...]

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    Reps pass electoral amendment bill but differ with senate on campaign finance limit

Reps pass electoral amendment bill but differ with senate on campaign finance limit

The house of representatives has passed a bill amending the electoral act, a day after the senate passed a similar bill.The lower legislative chamber passed the amendment on Wednesday after Aishatu Dukku, chairman of committee on INEC, presented a report of the joint committee on INEC.In August, President Muhammadu Buhari rejected the bill for a second time -- it had [...]

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    Season of defections: More PDP, APC reps decamp

Season of defections: More PDP, APC reps decamp

Another wave of defection has hit the house of representatives, barely a week after two lawmakers in the green chamber switched parties.At plenary on Wednesday, both Hassan Omale and Mohammed Soba announced their resignation from Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC) respectively.While Omale who is from Kogi state said he was joining Action Democratic Party (ADP), Soba [...]

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    Reps urge NYSC to rescind ban on Benue varsity graduates

Reps urge NYSC to rescind ban on Benue varsity graduates

The house of representatives has urged the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to rescind its ban on graduates of Benue State University from participating in the scheme.The house waded into the matter after it was brought up by Emmanuel Orker-Jev, a lawmaker from Benue state.TheCable reported how the graduates were banned for allegedly falsifying ages.Awakessien Eno, NYSC Benue state coordinator, [...]

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    Dogara swears in APC rep from Kogi

Dogara swears in APC rep from Kogi

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has sworn in Haruna Isah, a newly elected federal lawmaker from Kogi state.The speaker swore him in at plenary on Wednesday.Isah was elected during August's bye-election in Lokoja/Koton-Karfe federal constituency. He contested under the All Progressives Congress (APC).The election was conducted to fill the vacancy created by the death of Umar Jibrin, [...]

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    Two PDP lawmakers fail to secure house of reps ‘return ticket’

Two PDP lawmakers fail to secure house of reps ‘return ticket’

Adeniyi Omogbehin and Bode Oyerinde, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members in the house of representatives, have lost their bid to return to the national assembly in 2019.The lawmakers were defeated at the party's primary election in Ondo state.Omogbehin, who represents Okitipupa/Irele federal constituency, polled 43 votes but was defeated by Akingboju Gboluga who had 119 votes.In Owo/Ose federal constituency, Ayorinde got 73 [...]

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    Obono-Obla: House of reps lacks the power to investigate forgery

Obono-Obla: House of reps lacks the power to investigate forgery

Okoi Obono-Obla, chairman, special presidential investigation panel on the recovery of public property, says the house of representatives is not constitutionally empowered to probe forgery.Obono-Obla, who is the senior special assistant to the president on prosecution, is alleged to be in possession of an “invalid” O’level result, according to findings by an ad hoc panel of the lower legislative chamber of [...]

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    Reps panel asks NERC to reverse suspension of Ibadan DisCo directors

Reps panel asks NERC to reverse suspension of Ibadan DisCo directors

A house of representatives panel has asked the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to rescind its decision to suspend the board members of the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company Limited (IBEDC).The house committee on power gave the order during its investigative hearing on Wednesday.The NERC had in June suspended the board of directors and key management staff over over a N6bn [...]

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    Bill to establish state police scales second reading at house of reps

Bill to establish state police scales second reading at house of reps

The 1999 constitution amendment bill seeking to accommodate state and community policing on Tuesday passed second reading at the house of representatives.The bill sponsored by Femi Gbajabiamila, majority leader of the house, seeks to delete item 45 of the constitution – which domiciles policing exclusively with the federal government – from the exclusive list and move it to the concurrent list.Gbajabiamila, [...]

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    Oshiomhole describes defectors as big masquerades with little electoral value

Oshiomhole describes defectors as big masquerades with little electoral value

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the party is not bothered about the members who decamped.At plenary on Tuesday, 15 senators and 37 house of representatives members left the party for other political parties.Fourteen of the senators and 32 of the representatives joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Speaking with state house correspondents after meeting with [...]

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    PDP reps celebrate defection of 14 APC senators

PDP reps celebrate defection of 14 APC senators

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    Reps panel probes $1.9bn ‘missing’ shares at NDPHC

Reps panel probes $1.9bn ‘missing’ shares at NDPHC

A house of representatives ad hoc committee says it has uncovered $1.9 billion shares unaccounted for at the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC).The committee, led by Darlington Nwokocha, was set up to investigate alleged constitutional breaches and financial infractions at the NDPHC totalling $30 billion.At its continued hearing on Monday, the lawmakers expressed disappointment that the key management staff [...]

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