• House of Reps order a reduction in fuel prices

    House of Reps order a reduction in fuel prices

    The House of Representatives, yesterday directed the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) and the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources to commence a downward review of the price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), otherwise known as petrol,which is currently pegged at a maximum price of N145 per litre.

    The House at yesterday’s plenary presided over by the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, also resolved to set up an ad-hoc committee to interface with the Petroleum Ministry on the downward review of the pump […]

  • Reps want fuel sold at N70 per litre

    Reps want fuel sold at N70 per litre

    The House of Representatives on Tuesday urged the Petroleum Products Prices Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) to review the current price template for Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) with a view to reducing the price to N70.

    This followed the adoption of a motion sponsored by Rep. Abubaker Fulata titled “Urgent Need to Review the Petroleum Price Template”.

    Moving the motion, Fulata expressed dismay over the circulating rumour of a possible hike in the price of petrol in the country.

    Although the rumour was denied by […]

  • House of Reps member urges FG to upgrade Kirikiri prison

    House of Reps member urges FG to upgrade Kirikiri prison

    A member of the House of Representatives representing Amuwo-Odofin Federal Constituency in Lagos State, Oghene Egoh, has appealed to the Federal Government to upgrade the facilities at Kirikiri prison in Lagos to alleviate the sufferings of the inmates.

    Egoh, made the appeal on Saturday at a visit to the Kirikiri prison to pay bailable fines for ten inmates.

    While decrying the deplorable state of facilities in the prison, Egoh said he decided to pay the fines because the offences committed by the […]

  • House of Reps may revisit CCB/CCT Amendment Bill

    House of Reps may revisit CCB/CCT Amendment Bill

    Indications emerged yesterday that the House of Representatives may reconsider the Code of Conduct Amendment Bill 2016 recently passed into law, which whittled the powers of the President on the tribunal.

    The bill, passed last week by the Senate but yet to be assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari, sought among others, to transfer the powers of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) and the CCT from the Executive to the National Assembly.

    However, the legislative initiative did not go down well […]

  • House of Reps insists on superintending over CCB, CCT

    House of Reps insists on superintending over CCB, CCT

    According to reports, the House of Representatives on Tuesday halted the moves to revisit the Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act amendment passed by both chambers of the National Assembly.

    The House Leader, Femi Gbajabiamila, had asked for a suspension of the rules of the house to revisit the amendment.

    Citing section 1 (3) of the 1999 Constitution as amended, Mr. Gbajabiamila said the 1999 Constitution (as amended) prevailed over any ambiguity in any Act especially as the senate was trying […]

  • Breaking!!! House of Reps summons DSS DG

    Breaking!!! House of Reps summons DSS DG

    According to reports, the House of Representatives on Tuesday summoned the Director General of the Department of State Services, Lawal Daura, to offer explanation on what led to the invasion of the homes of some judges over the weekend.

    The summons was issued on Tuesday during the Reps’ plenary.

    This followed a motion by Hon. Chinda Ogundu (PDP-Cross

  • House of Reps Principal Officer collected bribe from Diezani‎ to protect her, says Jibrin

    House of Reps Principal Officer collected bribe from Diezani‎ to protect her, says Jibrin

    Former Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jubrin, on Thursday revealed why the former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke, consistently shunned and dared House of Representatives.

    Jibrin recalled how Alison-Madueke met with a senior member of the body of Principal Officers in House of Representatives at the Residence of a Lebanese in Aso Drive, Abuja to collect bribe in order to protect her in the House of Representatives.

    Jibrin, in a tweet on his Twitter handle, said: “Why did you […]

  • Jibrin threatens to expose more details of corruption in House of Reps

    Jibrin threatens to expose more details of corruption in House of Reps

    Undeterred by his 180 legislative days suspension, the embattled former chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has vowed to expose more instances of corruption in the Green Chamber.

    Jibrin told journalists in Abuja that apart from the allegations has already submitted to the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), he would be speaking in the days ahead about how members of some investigative committees committee corruption.

    “On the issue of systemic corruption [in the House of Representatives], in the […]

  • Jibrin hires Falana to sue House of Reps

    Jibrin hires Falana to sue House of Reps

    The House of Representatives member and former chairman of the Appropriations Committee, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has taken to social media to dismiss his suspension on Wednesday as ridiculous, unfounded, ‘which cannot stand anywhere’.

    The member representing Bebeji/Kiru Federal Constituency of Kano state, in series of tweets Wednesday night, the internet savvy Rep member said he would challenge the suspension in court.

    Jibrin said he has already briefed Femi Falana, the popular human rights lawyer and senior advocate to file a case of contempt […]

  • BREAKING: Budget scandal: Reps suspend Jibrin for 180 days

    BREAKING: Budget scandal: Reps suspend Jibrin for 180 days

    The House of Representatives on Wednesday suspended the former Chairman of Appropriation Committee, Hon. Abdulmumini Jibrin for a period of 180 legislative sitting days.

    The House also barred Jibrin from holding positions of responsibility till the end of the 8th Assembly.

    This was contained in a report submitted by the Committee on Ethics and Privileges through its Chairman, Hon. Ossai Nicholas Ossai, which was consequently adopted by the voice votes of the House.

    The Committee had been asked to looked into the breach […]

  • Drug test has vindicated me, says Jibrin

    Drug test has vindicated me, says Jibrin

    Former chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin, yesterday, said he subjected himself to a drug and alcohol test to rebuff allegations that he was acting under influence in his recent actions.

    Jibrin, who made the disclosure on twitter, yesterday, said that he subjected himself to a test Pathcare Laboratories Abuja and has decided to undergo a similar test at the National Hospital Abuja.

    Jibrin, in a series of tweets, also rebuffed claims that he had undergone trial […]