A member of House of Representatives, representing Epe Federal Constituency in Lagos State, Hon Wale Raji (APC), has said that Nigerians would soon know the true story about budget padding – an issue that has been rocking the green chambers recently.
Raji, in a chat with journalist in Lagos, stated that that the leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC, was on top of the situation; noting that he was using the ongoing recess to further interact with his people and […]
The House of Representatives, yesterday, directed the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris, to fish out those behind the gruesome murder of the head of council and paramount ruler of Bokkos Local Government Area of Plateau State and four others on Monday.
This is just as the Plateau State caucus of the House of Representatives accused President Muhammadu Buhari of complacency in the midst of gruesome murder of Nigerians, especially indigenes of Plateau State.
The lawmakers alleged that there was a […]
The House of Representatives on Tuesday asked the Acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, to urgently investigate the “gruesome murder” of a paramount ruler in Plateau State, the Saf Ron Kulere, Sir Lazarus Agai, by suspected herdsmen and bring the suspects to justice.
Lawmakers passed the resolution in a unanimous voice vote in Abuja amid mounting tension at the session, which was presided over by the Speaker, Mr. Yakubu Dogara.
The 78-year old First Class traditional ruler was the Chairman of […]
A member of the House of Representatives, Essien Ayi, says the passage of the Amnesty Bill, now before the House, will guarantee proper re-integration and empowerment of Niger Delta former militants.
Ayi, who represents the Calabar South/Bakassi/Akpabuyo Federal Constituency, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Calabar, the Cross River State capital.
He said the bill to give the amnesty programme a legal backing had scaled through second reading and that a public hearing on […]
The three members of the House of Representatives accused of improper conduct, attempted rape and soliciting for prostitutes in Ohio, the United States of America, yesterday told the leadership of the House to convoke a public investigative hearing on the allegations against them.
This is as one of the accused lawmaker, Mark Gbillah, who represents Gwer East/Gwer West Federal Constituency of Benue State, denied any culpability in the allegation, saying he had never cheated on his wife since he got married.
It was gathered that the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Rep. Abdulmumin Jibrin, on Wednesday said details of the 2016 Budget is still being worked on and will hopefully be sent to the Presidency within the next two weeks.
According to the lawmaker, usually the details are not sent to the President with the estimates but noted that the President reserves the right to insist that it be sent.
The lawmaker said the 2016 Budget is one of […]
Report gathered that the House of Representatives yesterday accused banks of encouraging prostitution by setting unrealistic targets for their female marketers. It also decried casualisation in the industry, describing it as slavery.
According to Hon. Segun Alexander Adekola, who sponsored the motion entitled, “Urgent Need to Curb Unwholesome Practices of Banks in Nigeria,” said staffers who don’t meet the largely unrealistic targets are summarily dismissed.
Contributing to the motion which led to a long debate, Hon. Rita Orji said in some cases, […]
The House of Representatives has declared its readiness to take salary cut and back President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-graft measures.
Making these disclosures Sunday, in Lagos, Chairman, Ad-hoc Committee on Media and Public affairs, Hon. Mohammed Sani Zorro, said all members of the House of Representatives irrespective of party affiliations are on the same page with the President on the change agenda and ready to give him the necessary legislative backing to actualize the agenda.
Zorro, who represents Gumel/Gagarawa/Mai Gatari/Sule Tankarkar Federal Constituency […]
House of Representatives made it known on Sunday that the Federal Government’s yearly expenditure was “over N20tn,” contrary to the N4.6tn (2014) or N4.3tn (2015) disclosed to Nigerians as the country’s annual public budget.
The Chairman of the committee, Mr. Adeola Solomon-Olamilekan, who spoke on the issue, explained that, unknown to Nigerians, the N4.3tn, for example, did not include the expenditure of many “statutory and extra-ministerial departments” of government.
Solomon-Olamilekan explained further, “The N4.9tn, N4.6tn or N4.3tn, as the case may be, […]
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PDP party ranks in the House of Representatives further depleted on Wednesday as ten more members defected from the majority party.
All the defected legislators either cited dissatisfaction with the conduct of the party’s last primaries or divisions in its fold as reasons for their decision to abandon the PDP.
The four who defected to the APC were Garba Ulma, Zakari Ibrahim, Ibrahim Kamba and Abdulmalik Cheche, while Wilson Nathaniel joined the SDP, […]