Tuesday, February 19, 2019

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    Reps panel summons Emefiele, finance minister over PenCom probe

Reps panel summons Emefiele, finance minister over PenCom probe

The house of representatives ad-hoc committee investigating the National Pension Commission (PenCom) has summoned heads of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), ministry of finance and civil service of the federation,.In a later dated January 28, the panel requested the agencies to bring relevant documents regarding the ongoing probe to its next sitting scheduled for February 7.The letter inviting Godwin [...]

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    Like senate, house of reps adjourns till after presidential poll

Like senate, house of reps adjourns till after presidential poll

The house of representatives has adjourned proceedings till February 19.The house adjourned after its plenary on Tuesday, which was presided over by Yakubu Dogara, the speaker.The senate had earlier adjourned till the same date.This means the lawmakers will be resuming three days after the presidential and national assembly elections scheduled to hold on February 16.Before adjourning, the lower legislative chamber [...]

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    Dogara: N30,000 minimum wage not enough

Dogara: N30,000 minimum wage not enough

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says N30,000 as national minimum wage is not enough to sustain Nigerian families.Dogara said this during the house of representatives public hearing on the new minimum wage organised in Abuja on Monday.President Muhammadu Buhari had transmitted the bill to the national assembly after its approval by the national council of state.The council [...]

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    House of reps to invite ministers over ‘many errors’ in 2019 budget

House of reps to invite ministers over ‘many errors’ in 2019 budget

The house of representatives has again suspended debate on the provisions of the 2019 appropriation bill over what is described as "irreconcilable differences" in the document.The lawmakers said they restricted themselves to the general principles of the budget proposal when it was brought up for debate on Wednesday.When the debate commenced, Chika Adamu from Niger state called the attention of [...]

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    Police: Why we haven’t arrested Buhari’s aide over ‘fake’ WAEC result

Police: Why we haven’t arrested Buhari’s aide over ‘fake’ WAEC result

The Nigeria police force has spoken on the house of representatives demand seeking the arrest of one of President Muhammadu Buhari's aides for alleged result forgery.In an interview with TheCable, Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, said the demand to arrest Okoi Obono-Obla, Buhari's senior special assistant on prosecution, is yet to be carried out because the police have not been officially [...]

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    Rep: Why we are pushing for parliamentary system of govt

Rep: Why we are pushing for parliamentary system of govt

Kingsley Chinda, a house of representatives member from Rivers state, says a bill to introduce the parliamentary system of government was introduced to reduce the cost of governance.He said a parliamentary system will ensure accountability and transparency in government.Chinda is the lead sponsor of the bill introduced in the house on Tuesday. The bill is being co-sponsored by 70 other [...]

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    Reps probe Nigeria’s ‘alarmingly high’ N22trn debt profile

Reps probe Nigeria’s ‘alarmingly high’ N22trn debt profile

The house of representatives has resolved to probe Nigeria's debt profile which lawmakers say is at an "alarmingly high" rate.The lawmakers made the resolution while adopting a motion introduced by Yusuf Tajudeen from Kogi state, during plenary on Thursday.As of June 2018, figures from the Debt Management Office (DMO) show that Nigeria’s external debt profile stands at N22 trillion.In the N8.83 [...]

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    Reps ask IGP to arrest Buhari’s aide over ‘fake’ WAEC result

Reps ask IGP to arrest Buhari’s aide over ‘fake’ WAEC result

The house of representatives has recommended the arrest of Okoi Obono-Obla, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on prosecution.The house asked Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, to arrest and prosecute the presidential aide for allegedly being in possession of a fake West African Examination Council (WAEC) result.The house also recommended the withdrawal of his law degree and law school [...]

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    71 reps sponsor bill to introduce parliamentary system of govt

71 reps sponsor bill to introduce parliamentary system of govt

A bill to introduce the parliamentary system of government to the country has been read for first time at the house of representatives.The bill introduced during plenary on Thursday was sponsored by 71 lawmakers.Nigeria currently practices a presidential system of government.The major difference between these two systems is that in a presidential system, the president is directly voted into power [...]

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    Udoma clarifies comment on delay in presentation of 2019  budget

Udoma clarifies comment on delay in presentation of 2019 budget

Udoma Udoma, minister of budget and national planing, has denied blaming the national assembly for the delay in presentation of the 2019 budget.At plenary on Thursday, some lawmakers threatened to boycott President Muhammadu Buhari's budget presentation session next week over comments purportedly made by the minister.Chika Adamu from Niger state had alleged that Udoma "told a lie on national television" [...]

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    2018 Electoral Act: What Buhari should do

2018 Electoral Act: What Buhari should do

It is in moments like this, when elections are fast approaching, that you see the really immature democratic character of Nigerians. The desperation, the reckless vituperation, the unbridled partisanship show that Nigerians do not realise that elections, as a former Indian Prime Minister, Indira Ghandi, once said, should not be so much about those who win or lose as about [...]

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    Picketing n’assembly is punishable by law, reps spokesman warns aggrieved workers

Picketing n’assembly is punishable by law, reps spokesman warns aggrieved workers

Abdulrazak Namdas, spokesman of the house of representatives, says it is against the law for anyone or group of people to stop lawmakers from gaining access into  the national assembly.Namdas said this on Thursday while briefing reporters on steps to tackle the industrial dispute with parliamentary workers."It is an offence to picket the national assembly. Nobody is against the interests [...]

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    APC rep says lawmakers ‘collecting signatures’ to impeach Osinbajo

APC rep says lawmakers ‘collecting signatures’ to impeach Osinbajo

Ehiozuwa Agbonnayima, a house of representatives member from Edo state, says some lawmakers are collecting signatures to impeach Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.The All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmaker failed to disclose those plotting Osinbajo's removal but said it is over allegations of not following due process.The lower legislative chamber had indicted the governing board of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) chaired by [...]

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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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