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    Reps investigate all abandoned projects since 1999

Reps investigate all abandoned projects since 1999

The house of representatives has resolved to investigate abandoned projects awarded by the federal government from 1999 till date.The resolution is a sequel to a motion introduced during Wednesday’s plenary by Francis Uduyok from Akwa Ibom state.Uduyok lamented the 'alarming' number of projects awarded by different administrations since 1999 but are yet to be completed.The lawmaker said the abandoned projects [...]

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    Pro-Obaseki lawmakers: Oshiomhole behind plot to shut Edo assembly

Pro-Obaseki lawmakers: Oshiomhole behind plot to shut Edo assembly

Lawmakers loyal to Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, have accused Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), of being behind the plot to seal up the assembly.The house of representatives had asked the inspector-general of police to seal up the Edo parliament, pending the time the crisis among the state lawmakers is resolved.Disagreement between and Obaseki [...]

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    Reps ask FG to release Zakzaky and prevent emergence of another Boko Haram

Reps ask FG to release Zakzaky and prevent emergence of another Boko Haram

Members of the house of representatives have asked the federal government to obey the court orders directing the release of Ibrahim el-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN).At plenary on Wednesday, the lawmakers said IMN members who have been protesting their leader’s continued detention could wreak more havoc.El-Zakzaky was arrested after the group better known as Shi’ites clashed [...]

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    Reps probe ‘clandestine’ recruitment in MDAs

Reps probe ‘clandestine’ recruitment in MDAs

The house of representatives has resolved to probe the alleged clandestine recruitment process in federal government ministry, department and agencies (MDAs).The house made the resolution following a motion introduced by Yusuf Gagdi from Plateau state during Wednesday’s plenary.The lawmaker alleged that rather than following due process while recruiting members of staff, the MDAs often use the “back door” to employ those favoured [...]

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    Inauguration crisis: Reps mull taking over Edo assembly

Inauguration crisis: Reps mull taking over Edo assembly

Members of the house of representatives are considering taking over the Edo state house of assembly until the ongoing crisis around the inauguration of principal officers is resolved.Most of the lawmakers who spoke at plenary supported the call to take over the assembly until the crisis is resolved.This followed a motion sponsored by Julius Ihonvbere and two other lawmakers, urging [...]

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    Suspend 111 reps who endorsed Elumelu, minority lawmakers dare PDP

Suspend 111 reps who endorsed Elumelu, minority lawmakers dare PDP

Some lawmakers in the house of representatives have tackled the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for suspending Ndudi Elumelu, minority leader of the house.Addressing journalists on Monday, the lawmakers said Elumelu and other principal minority officers were duly elected.Femi Gbajabiamila, the speaker, had announced Elumelu as minority leader, Toby Okechukwu as deputy minority leader, Gideon Gwani as minority whip and Adesegun [...]

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    ‘I didn’t get fair hearing’ — Elumelu kicks against suspension

‘I didn’t get fair hearing’ — Elumelu kicks against suspension

Ndudi Elumelu, minority leader of the house of representatives, has kicked against his suspension by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Describing the decision as "hasty", the lawmaker called on the PDP leadership to rescind it.The PDP national working committee (NWC) suspended Elumelu and six others on Friday, over their alleged role in the sidelining of the party’s choice candidates in the [...]

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    PDP suspends Elumelu over leadership crisis at house of reps

PDP suspends Elumelu over leadership crisis at house of reps

The national working committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has suspended Ndudi Elumelu and six other members of the house of representatives.The other lawmakers are Wole Oke; Lynda Ikpeazu; Anayo Edwin; Gideon Gwadi; Toby Okechukwu and Adekoya Abdul-Majid.Their suspension was made known in a statement by Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesman of the party.The NWC had summoned the lawmakers on [...]

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    Doguwa emerges house leader as PDP BoT chair endorses Elumelu

Doguwa emerges house leader as PDP BoT chair endorses Elumelu

Ado Doguwa from Kano state has been named the majority leader of the house of representatives.Femi Gbajabiamila, the speaker, also announced Mohammed Monguno from Borno state as the chief whip while Peter Akpatason from Edo was named the deputy majority leader.Gbajabiamila, who made the announcement during plenary on Thursday, said this was in line with the house rules.Nkeiruka Onyeocha, from [...]

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    Gbaja, Chinda in hot exchange as crisis over principal positions worsens

Gbaja, Chinda in hot exchange as crisis over principal positions worsens

Kingsley Chinda, a member of the house of representatives from Rivers state, on Thursday took his seat as minority leader of the house, against the wish of Femi Gbajabiamila, the speaker.Chinda, who had been endorsed for the position by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), occupied the seat before the start of plenary.This is despite Gbajabiamila having named Ndudi Elumelu also [...]

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    Governors ‘responsible for’ Niger Delta’s economic woes

Governors ‘responsible for’ Niger Delta’s economic woes

Moses Siasa, chairman of Nigerian Young Professionals Forum (NYP), has accused some governors in the Niger Delta region of not fully tapping into the economic potentials of the region.Speaking on the sidelines of the just concluded Niger Delta CEO's Conference in Port Harcourt, Siasia said they are creating an army of youth who may soon rise up against the zone.He described [...]

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    Gbaja: Reps will end oppressive regulation of private businesses

Gbaja: Reps will end oppressive regulation of private businesses

Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, says lawmakers will work towards ending the “overbearing regulation” of private businesses in Nigeria.Speaking at the 13th annual business law conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Lagos on Wednesday, Gbajabiamila said the excess regulation is not good for economic growth.He said the statutory and policy framework existing in the country [...]

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    Gbaja constitutes sub-committees, to visit constituencies ‘making the headlines’

Gbaja constitutes sub-committees, to visit constituencies ‘making the headlines’

Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, has constituted four sub-committees in the legislative chamber.Gbajabiamila constituted the committees on Thursday after the first session of the newly inaugurated house, before adjourning plenary till July 2.The committees including welfare, selection, media and publicity as well as rules and business are to commence work immediately pending the formation of all the [...]

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    How it went: Election of national assembly’s presiding officers

How it went: Election of national assembly’s presiding officers

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    Gbaja: Even the opposition will be proud of 9th assembly

Gbaja: Even the opposition will be proud of 9th assembly

Femi Gbajabiamila, aspirant for house of representatives speakership, has promised an effective legislature under his leadership.Speaking when he was endorsed by many party members in Abuja on Sunday, Gbajabiamila promised to ensure a competitive 9th assembly if elected speaker.The Lagos lawmaker had been endorsed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) which is expected to produce the leaders in the incoming [...]

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    Dogara: 8th n’assembly worked under a toxic atmosphere

Dogara: 8th n’assembly worked under a toxic atmosphere

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says the eight national assembly is the most persecuted in Nigeria's history.Speaking during the valedictory session of the lower legislative chamber in Abuja on Thursday, Dogara said the lawmakers worked in a "toxic" atmosphere".He said some of the lawmakers were victims of harassment and incessant arrests over false accusations.The speaker, however, said [...]

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