• Rep says Obasanjo is a necessary nuisance that should be tolerated

    Rep says Obasanjo is a necessary nuisance that should be tolerated

    It was gathered that the member representing Kabba/Bunu/Ijumu Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Tajudeen Yusuf, has said that former President Olusegun Obasanjo has a right to be angry with the National Assembly for collecting his billions, but denied him a third term.

    Speaking at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Press Week in Lokoja yesterday, he indicated that the former President is a necessary nuisance that should be tolerated.

    He said the former President has the perchance for taking on […]

  • Over 1 million Nigerians in Magboro, Ibafo have not had electricity for 10 years – Rep cries out

    Over 1 million Nigerians in Magboro, Ibafo have not had electricity for 10 years – Rep cries out

    According to reports, the House of Representatives on Wednesday directed the Ministry of Works/Power/Housing to urgently complete power projects in Magboro, Ibafo and 198 other communities in Ogun State with a view to linking the areas to the national grid.

    It said the communities in Ibafo town in Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of the state, had more than one million inhabitants, but were left without electricity for “more than 10 years.”

    It observed that lack of power supply had led to […]

  • $29.9bn: Why we must borrow but avoid pain for Nigerians – Rep

    $29.9bn: Why we must borrow but avoid pain for Nigerians – Rep

    House of Representatives member representing Akoko-Edo at the National Assembly, Hon Peter Akpatason, on Tuesday backed the federal government decision to borrow $29.9 billion to jump-start and pulled the country out of the current recession.

    The lawmaker who spoke to journalists in Benin City, the Edo State capital, while noting such borrowing must be channelled to capital development however explained that the rejection by the senate to throw away the request was to give ample opportunity to the executive to properly […]

  • Budget padding: No one is after Jibrin, he’s running from EFCC – Rep

    Budget padding: No one is after Jibrin, he’s running from EFCC – Rep

    Herman Hembe, a member of the House of Representatives from Benue State, has accused Abdulmumin Jibrin of running away from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

    Jibrin, who was axed from the house over some allegations leveled against the leadership of the 8th assembly, recently fled to London on the ground that his life was in danger.

    But in a statement on Monday, Hembe said Jibrin fled to London because ‎the anti-graft agencies were closing in on him on his past […]

  • Budget padding: Suspended Rep. Jibrin goes on exile

    Budget padding: Suspended Rep. Jibrin goes on exile

    Suspended former Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has gone on exile.

    He has vowed never to return to Nigeria unless his safety can be guaranteed.

    The embattled lawmaker who left Nigeria for London last week to receive award and take his anti-corruption campaign to international community, made his decision public in an interview aired on the London-based Ben TV, on Monday.

    Jibrin explained that his decision to flee the country was based on threats he has continued […]

  • Why Buhari should reshuffle his cabinet – Rep explains

    Why Buhari should reshuffle his cabinet – Rep explains

    According to reports, the Deputy Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Capital Market and Institutions, Mr. Nwulu Tony-Chinedu, on Sunday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to “seriously” consider a cabinet reshuffle.

    The lawmaker, who represents Oshodi-Isolo II Federal Constituency of Lagos State, said Buhari must inject new blood into his cabinet because the country was facing critical times and needed the best hands to rescue it.

    He noted that while Buhari might mean well for Nigeria, his desire to bring positive change […]

  • Stop destroying illegal refineries, regulate them – Rep tells FG

    Stop destroying illegal refineries, regulate them – Rep tells FG

    A member of the House Representatives, Mr Ehiozuwa Agbonayinma, said rather than destroy illegal refineries in the Niger Delta, Federal Government should license and regulate them.

    He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Thursday that the government should leverage on the skills of operators of the refineries to develop small outlets for refining crude oil for domestic use.

    Agbonayinma, who represents Egor/ Ikpoba-Okha Constituency of Edo, said that his advice to government became necessary at the backdrop of […]

  • Rep blames economic recession on Buhari’s bad policies

    Rep blames economic recession on Buhari’s bad policies

    A member of the House of Representatives, representing Ekiti North 1 of the Ikole/Oye Federal Constituency, Kehinde Agboola, yesterday blamed the economic recession on what he described as “bad economic policies the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has adopted.”

    He said Nigerians are tired of the government excuses and blaming of past governments for its inaction and bad policies that are causing hardship in the country.

    Agboola, who spoke at Ijesa-Isu Comprehensive High School during his empowerment programme, tagged, ‘Education Support Project,’ where […]

  • Don’t drag Buhari into budget padding allegations – Rep

    Don’t drag Buhari into budget padding allegations – Rep

    The member, representing Atakumosa West/Atakumosa East/Ilesa East and Ilesa West Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon Ajibola Famurewa, has cautioned his colleagues in the House of Representatives not to drag President Buhari into the ongoing padding crises rocking the National Assembly but allow him to concentrate on tackling various challenges facing the country at the moment.

    He made this statement while reacting to insinuations in some quarters that the presidency signed a padded budget as well.

    Famurewa said it is […]

  • Budget padding: 324 members back Dogara – Rep

    Budget padding: 324 members back Dogara – Rep

    Respite appears to be coming the way of Speaker House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, as over 90% of the House, representing about 324 members, are strongly backing him amidst overwhelming allegations of budget padding, Chairman, House Committee on Public Petitions, Hon. Uzoma Nkem-Abonta, has disclosed.

    With this support, the lawmaker said, the vocal minority, representing 10%, has paled into irrelevance.

    The leadership of the House sacked Abdulmumin Jibrin as the Appropriation Committee chair over alleged budget padding, a development that angered the […]

  • Immunity for National Assembly leaders unnecessary – Rep

    Immunity for National Assembly leaders unnecessary – Rep

    A member of the House of Representatives, Honourable Bosun Oladele, on Saturday said the contentious immunity for National Assembly leadership is unnecessary.

    He however said the current leadership has been conducting the affairs of the legislature in a transparent manner which called for no hidden agenda.

    Oladele, a Lagos-based lawyer, also cautioned against further destruction of oil installations in the Niger Delta by the avengers and other militants attacking the national assets with the sole aim of destroying the already battered economy […]