• Jibrin reveals how lawmakers stole N500b from N1.2 trillion 10-years allocation

    Jibrin reveals how lawmakers stole N500b from N1.2 trillion 10-years allocation

    Federal lawmakers allegedly stole N500 billion from N1.27 trillion allocated to the National Assembly (NASS) in 10 years, former House of Chairman Committeeon Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin has said.

    According to him, N500b was moved into private pockets in the name of Running cost, which was not part of the monthly salary of the lawmakers.

    Jibrin, who was on suspension said the alleged fraud perpetuated by the lawmakers was made possible because NASS allocation is a first line charge in the budget, which […]

  • Edo lawmakers approves N200m houses for former governors

    Edo lawmakers approves N200m houses for former governors

    According to reports, the Edo House of Assembly on Wednesday approved the construction of houses for former governors and their deputies which should not be more than N200m and N100m, respectively, in any location of their choice.

    The approval was sequel to the consideration of a bill for a law to amend the existing legislation on the Pension Rights of Governors and their Deputies in the state.

    Moving the motion for the consideration of the bill, the Majority Leader, Foly Ogedengbe, moved […]

  • Lagos lawmakers okay FG’s request to borrow $29.9bn

    Lagos lawmakers okay FG’s request to borrow $29.9bn

    Some Lagos State lawmakers on Wednesday supported President Muhammadu Buhari’s bid to seek external loan of $29.9bn to provide infrastructure to revamp the economy.

    The lawmakers, in separate interviews, said that the step was necessary to bring the country out of recession.

    They said that infrastructure development will attract local and foreign investment needed for economic growth.

    The Chairman of the House Committee on Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr. David Setonji, said that loan was good for any business or country as […]

  • Federal lawmakers urge posthumous promotion for slain Col. Abu-Ali

    Federal lawmakers urge posthumous promotion for slain Col. Abu-Ali

    According to reports, the House of Representatives on Tuesday recommended that a Nigerian soldier who died over the weekend be given a posthumous promotion to be a colonel.

    Muhammad Abu-Ali died in a Boko Haram ambush on Friday night as a lieutenant colonel.

    The proposal by the House followed a motion of urgent national concern raised by one of its members from Sokoto, Abdulsamad Dasuki.

    Mr. Dasuki in his motion also said the Nigerian government should employ his wife into the civil service […]

  • Court sacks two PDP federal lawmakers

    Court sacks two PDP federal lawmakers

    A Federal High Court in Abuja Division has sacked two House of Representatives members from Enugu State.

    The affected lawmakers are Honourable Stella Ngwu representing Igbo-Etiti/Uzo-Uwani Federal Constituency and Honourable Dennis Agbo representing Igbo-Eze North/Udenu Federal Constituency.

    Justice Okon Abang held that the emergence of Ngwu and Agbo as the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in December 2014 was unlawful.

    Justice Abang ordered the sacked lawmakers to refund all monies they had collected by way of salaries and allowances since they […]

  • US s*x scandal: Nigerian lawmakers to sue American government for $1bn

    US s*x scandal: Nigerian lawmakers to sue American government for $1bn

    According to reports, the three members of the House of Representatives cleared of allegations of patronizing commercial sex workers in the United States of America few months ago have vowed to sue the country’s government for $1bn.

    The lawmakers are House Deputy Chairman, Committee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream), Mr. Terse Mark-Gbillah (Benue); Mr. Samuel Ikon (Akwa Ibom); and Mr. Mohammed Garba-Gololo (Bauchi).

    Recall that a former US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. James Entwistle, had accused the three lawmakers of committing the alleged […]

  • BREAKING!!! US r*pe allegation: Reps clears three lawmakers

    BREAKING!!! US r*pe allegation: Reps clears three lawmakers

    The House of Representatives on Tuesday exonerated three of its members accused of sexual misconduct by the United States.

    The lower legislative chamber took the decision following the recommendations made by its joint committees on ethics and privileges and foreign affairs which was saddled with the investigation of the matter.

    The recommendations of the joint committee read thus: “That Hon. Mohammed Garba Gololo, Hon. Mark Terseer Gbillah and Hon. Samuel Ikon are cleared of and exonerated from the allegations leveled against them […]

  • Lagos lawmaker backs Tinubu, calls on Oyegun to resign as APC chairman

    Lagos lawmaker backs Tinubu, calls on Oyegun to resign as APC chairman

    The member representing Mushin 11 Federal Constituency of Lagos State on the platform of ‎the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bolaji Yusuf Ayinla has backed the recent call by the National Leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu that the national chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun should resign.

    Tinubu had accused the APC chairman of betraying the trust on him.

    Reacting to Tinubu’s statement, Ayinla said Oyegun was not qualified to lead the ruling party.

    According to him, “Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu […]

  • Lawmakers task Ambode on health inspection officers after ‘abacha’ killed six

    Lawmakers task Ambode on health inspection officers after ‘abacha’ killed six

    Some Lagos lawmakers on Monday called for the return of sanitary health officers and inspectors to address the problem of poor hygiene and sale of contaminated edibles.

    The call was led by the Chairman, House Committee on Health, Mr Olusegun Olulade, under the “Matter of Public Urgency’’ during the plenary.

    Olulade drew the attention of other lawmakers to the recent incident where some residents were killed after eating local salad popularly known as “abacha’’, believed to have been contaminated.

    “In order to avert […]

  • How Nigerian federal lawmakers collect salaries for non-existent staff

    How Nigerian federal lawmakers collect salaries for non-existent staff

    No fewer than 2,570 aides are engaged by members of the 8th National Assembly, totaling 469, an investigation by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) has revealed.

    Out of the number, 700 aides work for lawmakers in the Senate, while the remaining 1, 870 are engaged by House of Representatives members.

    As provided in the National Assembly Act, each lawmaker, excluding principal officers, is entitled to five aides – one senior legislative aide, two legislative aides, a personal assistant and a secretary.

    It […]

  • No plot to impeach Anambra Speaker – Lawmakers

    No plot to impeach Anambra Speaker – Lawmakers

    Contrary to insinuations in some quarters that there was plot by the Anambra State House of Assembly to impeach the Speaker, Mrs. Rita Maduagwu, the lawmakers yesterday said there was no iota of truth in the rumour making the round.

    The House Committee Chairman on Judiciary, Mr Chugbo Enwezor, stated this yesterday while speaking to newsmen on the matter shortly after the House plenary.

    Since the House reconvened after its break, the Speaker and her deputy, Mr Harsford Oseke had been conspicuously […]