• Reps members are ‘corrupt grandchildren’ of ‘corrupt’ former President Obasanjo, says CACOL

    Reps members are ‘corrupt grandchildren’ of ‘corrupt’ former President Obasanjo, says CACOL

    A civil society group, the Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders, CACOL, has stated that it is hypocritical for former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, to label any government, institutions, agencies, individuals as corrupt in view of the unresolved and lingering suspected acts of corruption perpetrated by the former leader.

    Obasanjo had while delivering a public lecture on Wednesday, stated that the “National Assembly stinks and stinks to high heavens. It needs to be purged,” adding that the parliament operates a cabal “worse than any […]

  • You are the most corrupt Nigerian president since the country’s independence – Reps reply Obasanjo

    You are the most corrupt Nigerian president since the country’s independence – Reps reply Obasanjo

    The members of the House of Representative are saying a former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, is the most corrupt president Nigeria ever had.

    In a recent lecture delivered,  the ex-president had denounced the lawmakers as massively corrupt. The lawmakers in retaliation called him the most corrupt Nigerian president since the country’s

  • Senate and Reps probe navy over alleged vandalism of vessels

    Senate and Reps probe navy over alleged vandalism of vessels

    According to reports, the Senate and the House of Representatives have instituted probes into the alleged vandalism of two vessels belonging to Lifeline Maritime Nigeria Limited and Braza Oil Nigeria Limited.

    The Senate yesterday mandated its Committee on Ethics and Privileges and Public Petitions to look into a petition of the firms’ legal adviser, Mike Ozekhome Chambers, who said the Nigerian Navy refused to release his clients’ coastal tankers in Warri.

    Ozekhome said the Nigerian Navy refused to release the vessel to […]

  • Airports concessioning to wait until N120bn fund probe over – Reps

    Airports concessioning to wait until N120bn fund probe over – Reps

    According to reports, the House of Representatives has called on the minister of state for aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika,  to suspend plans on the proposed concession of airports until he is able to brief the House as well as Nigerians, the benefits of the concession as well as how it will tackle the challenges the aviation sector faces.

    It also called for the probe of the former minister of aviation, Sen. Stella Oduah, over the diversion of the N120 billion aviation […]

  • Reps summon Prisons boss and perm sec over handling of funds

    Reps summon Prisons boss and perm sec over handling of funds

    According to reports, the House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts has invited the Comptroller General of Prisons, Mr. Ja’ afaru Ahmed and the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Culture, Mrs. Ayotunde Adesugba, to explain why their staff have failed to retire funds approved to them.

    Also, the officers are to give reasons for failing to remit the Valued Added Tax (VAT) deductions to the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) correctly and promptly as required by law.

    Chairman of […]

  • Why we bought N3.6 Billion exotic cars during recession – Reps explain

    Why we bought N3.6 Billion exotic cars during recession – Reps explain

    It was gathered that the House of Representatives on Thursday defended its decision to buy exotic cars for its 360 members at a period the country’s economy is in recession.

    It said lawmakers must have a means of mobility while carrying out oversight duties over Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the Federal Government.

    The House will spend at least N3.6bn across 24 months to complete payment for the luxury vehicles supplied by the Kaduna-based Peugeot Automobile Nigeria Limited.

    It can be recalled that […]

  • Reps inspect 95 Federal Government vehicles seized by ICPC

    Reps inspect 95 Federal Government vehicles seized by ICPC

    According to reports, the House of Representatives Committee on Anti-Corruption has inspected 95 Federal Government vehicles seized by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) from various government officials after the winding down of the activities of the defunct Subsidy Re-investment and Empowerment Programme (Sure-P) by the current administration.

    The inspection formed part of the visit by members of the committee to ICPC on oversight duties.

    Speaking, while conducting the members round the seized vehicles, the ICPC Chairman, Mr […]

  • Reps consider President Buhari’s N180bn virement request

    Reps consider President Buhari’s N180bn virement request

    According to reports, the House of Representatives is set to consider the request of President Muhammadu Buhari for the virement of N180b.

    The request which came through a motion by the Majority Leader Femi Gbajabiamila was passed with no resistance from the floor on Wednesday.

    President Buhari had in a letter dated Tuesday, 25 October 2016 to Speaker Yakubu Dogara requested for virement of funds in the Appropriation Act, 2016.

    The request was in respect of virement of funds appropriated for special intervention […]

  • Reps seek life imprisonment for terrorists, sponsors

    Reps seek life imprisonment for terrorists, sponsors

    It was gathered that the House of Representatives moved on Tuesday to prescribe tougher penalties for terrorism, including “a maximum of life imprisonment.”

    A person, who facilitates the escape of a suspect held for an act of terrorism also faces a life prison sentence.

    Sponsors of terrorism face the penalty of life imprisonment as those who commit the act itself.

    Under the new law in view, planning a terror act is punishable even when the act is not committed eventually.

    The provisions were contained […]

  • NLC, TUC, others condemn Reps over plans to buy 360 exotic cars amid recession

    NLC, TUC, others condemn Reps over plans to buy 360 exotic cars amid recession

    According to reports, the Nigeria Labour Congress, Trade Union Civil Liberties Organisation and the Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders have strongly kicked against the decision of the leadership of the House of Representatives to purchase 360 exotic cars worth N3.6bn for its members when the nation is going through economic crisis.

    The NLC and the TUC said the decision of the National Assembly was a mark of government’s insensitivity to the plight of Nigerians going through tough times.

    The General Secretary of the […]

  • We’re consulting on Buhari’s $29.96bn loan request – Reps

    We’re consulting on Buhari’s $29.96bn loan request – Reps

    Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Media and Publicity, Abdulrazak Namdas, has denied that the House is hesitant on considering President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for approval of $29.96 billion 2016-2018 external borrowing (rolling) plan.

    He told newsmen that the House will take action only when it has concluded consultations on the President’s letter.

    Namdas had told National Assembly correspondent on September 3 that the House was still consulting on the matter.

    He said: “The last time, I told you that we’re […]