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House of Reps

Reps probe Jon-Ode arms panel

The House of Representatives Committee investigating the Jon-Ode led Presidential Arms Probe Panel will commence its public hearing on Wednesday. The chairman of Public Safety, National Security and Intelligence Committee, Aminu Sani Jaji, revealed this to PRNigeria in Abuja. The house had mandated a joint committee constituted by the House…

Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung

Reps threaten Sports Minister, Dalung’s arrest over alleged contract fraud

The House of Representatives committee on public petitions on Monday threatened to order the arrest of the Minister of Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalung, for failing to appear before the committee after he had been invited seven times. The invitation was in connection to a N30 billion bribery allegation leveled against Mr.…

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PDP loses another Rep to APC

A member of the House of Representatives from Adamawa State, Adamu Kamale, who represents Madagali/Michika federal constituency, has defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress. His defection was announced in a letter read by the Speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara, on the floor of the house on Tuesday. Mr.…

Aliko Dangote

Combined wealth of Dangote, Adenuga, Otedola, Alakija, Danjuma can end extreme poverty in Nigeria

The combined wealth of Nigeria’s five richest persons, estimated to be about $29.9 billion, can end extreme poverty in the country, a report by Oxfam International has stated. The Oxfam report was titled ‘Inequality in Nigeria, Exploring the Drivers.’ Forbes magazine lists the five richest Nigerians as Aliko Dangote, Mike…

Speaker Yakubu Dogara

Dogara pledges Reps commitment to lowering age requirement into elective offices

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has said the House is committed to passing the #NotTooYoungToRun bill in order to lower the age requirements for elective offices to ensure youth inclusion in politics and leadership. He stated this on Wednesday at the National Assembly while addressing the…

House of Reps

Another lawmaker dumps PDP, joins APC

A member of the House of Representatives from Plateau State, Edward Pwajok, has defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress. He is the member representing Jos South/East federal constituency. His defection followed a letter read by the Speaker on the floor of the House on Wednesday. ‎ Mr. Pwajok cited…

House of Representatives  Minority Leader, Leo Ogor

My colleague lied, most PDP Reps are with Makarfi – Minority Leader Ogor

The Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Leo Ogor, has accused his colleague, Ehiozuwa Agbonayinma, of lying when he said majority of the People Democratic Party lawmakers are loyal to Ali Sheriff as the party chairman. Mr. Ogor was responding to an interview granted PREMIUMTIMES by Mr. Agbonayinma where…

Ben Nwankwo

INTERVIEW: Why Anambra PDP is always in crisis, may lose coming governorship election – Rep

Following his victory at the Supreme Court, Ben Nwankwo, the member representing Orumba North/South Federal Constituency of Anambra State in the House of Representatives, was sworn in April, two years after the 2015 parliamentary elections. In this interview with PREMIUM TIMES’ Nasir Ayitogo, the lawmaker narrates his long walk to victory…

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House of Reps passes 2017 Budget

The House of Representatives has passed the 2017 budget after adopting its report from the appropriation committee. The House approved a total sum of ₦7. 44 trillion. The passage came six months after President Muhammadu Buhari presented the draft spending bill to the National Assembly. Details shortly....

Hon. Ehiozywa Agbonayinma

INTERVIEW: Majority of PDP members in House of Reps are with Sheriff – Lawmaker

Nigeria’s main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has been enmeshed in a leadership crisis since May 21 last year when at a national convention in Port Harcourt, it sacked its acting National Chairman, Ali Sheriff, and announced a National Caretaker Committee led by Ahmed Makarfi, a former governor of Kaduna…

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Lawmakers urge Nigerian govt to address scarcity of passport booklets

The House of Representatives has urged the federal government to urgently address the challenges of getting Nigerian passports and device sustainable means to ensure world wide availability. The lawmakers stated this after they adopted a motion moved on Thursday by Ayodeji Joseph (Lagos-APC). Mr. Joseph said the recent acute shortage…

Senator Goje's house

Police bow to pressure, return all items seized from Senator Goje’s home

The Nigeria Police have succumbed to pressure by the National Assembly and returned all items, including budget documents taken from the residence of the chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Danjuma Goje a raid last week. A statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National…

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Reps gives police 24 hours to return budget documents allegedly carted from Goje’s residence

  The House of Representatives has given the police 24 hours to return all documents relating to the 2017 appropriation bill allegedly carted away from the residence of a senator, Danjuma Goje, who heads the Senate committee on appropriations. The House also condemned in strong terms, the invasion of Mr.…

Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II

How we spent Kano Emirate funds, Emir Sanusi-led Council explains

The Kano State Emirate Council on Monday defended itself over an allegation of financial recklessness, saying it is not true that it has spent over N6 billion in less than three years since former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Muhammadu Sanusi, became the Emir of Kano. At a press…

APC rally

I was not among those stoned at APC rally – Lawmaker

A member of the House of Representatives representing Bakori/Danja Federal Constituency of Katsina State, Amiru Tukur, on Tuesday said though he was present at a party rally where public officials were stoned, he was not one of the affected officials. The ruling All Progressives Congress held the rally in Funtua…

House of Reps Speaker, Yakubu Dogara

Dogara cautions Nigerian govt against conducting census before 2019 elections

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has called on the people clamouring for conduct of population census in 2018 to exercise patience till after 2019 elections when there will be no political pressure to manipulate its outcome. This was contained in a statement issued by his Special…

Former President,  Goodluck Jonathan

Malabu Scandal: PDP lawmakers react to House of Reps’ plan to summon Jonathan

Some opposition lawmakers in the House of Representatives have reacted to the plans by an ad-hoc committee investigating the $1.3 billion Malabu deal to summon former President Goodluck Jonathan over his role in the controversial award of OPL 245 licence. The Chairman of the House Committee on Justice who also…

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Jibrin faults Dogara’s published payslips

A suspended member of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has faulted the payslip published by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, as understating his emoluments. He said that if the payslip published by the speaker was authentic, it means he as a member earns more than…

House of Reps Speaker, Yakubu Dogara

Dogara tackles El-Rufai, releases salary payslip

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, on Tuesday released his salary payslip that shows he earns about N402,500 monthly. Mr. Dogara released the payslip in response to a challenge by the Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai, who on Monday released details of his state’s finances. Mr. El-Rufai had…

Map showing Southern Kaduna

State govt drags journalist to court over ‘false’ southern Kaduna story

The Kaduna State government has dragged the Vanguard newspaper correspondent in the state, Luka Binniyat, to court for alleged false reporting of the death of some students during the crisis in the southern part of the state. Mr. Binniyat was slammed with a two-count charge before a Kaduna State High…

Speaker House of Reps, Yakubu Dogara (L) and Governor El Rufai of Kaduna

Dogara replies el-Rufai, dares Kaduna governor to publish security votes

The speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, on Friday challenged the governor of Kaduna state, Nasir el-Rufai, to extend his call for budget transparency in the National Assembly to other arms of government. Mr. Dogara was speaking at the closing of a retreat for the management of the…

Abdulmumin Jibrin

Youth ‘frustrate’ moves by APC to sanction Jibrin for demanding Buhari’s resignation

Moves by the Kano State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to suspend a federal lawmaker, Abdulmumin Jibrin, for urging President Muhammadu Buhari to resign, suffered a setback on Wednesday as youth frustrated the plan. Hundreds of Mr. Jibrin's supporters thronged the state secretariat of the party to protest…

Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun and Minister of Budget and Planning, Udoma Udoma

Finance, budget ministers appear before House of Representatives

The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, and her counterpart from the Budget and Planning ministry, Udoma Udoma, have arrived the House of Representatives to address the challenges facing Nigerian pensioners. The house had earlier resolved to invite the ministers and the head of budget office to brief the house on…

DStv Decoder

Nigerian lawmakers to investigate Multichoice Nigeria

The House of Representatives on Wednesday mandated its Committee on Information, National Orientation, Ethics and Values to investigate the ‘exorbitant charges’ and refusal of Multichoice Nigeria, owners of Dstv and Gotv, to adopt 'Pay As You Go' package option. The resolution was due to a motion by Abbas Tajudeen (Kaduna-APC).…

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Reps reject bill seeking to allow National Assembly sack state governors, deputies

The House of Representatives on Wednesday kicked against a bill to enable the National Assembly sack state governors and deputy governors. The bill was sponsored by the only Senior Advocate of Nigeria in the House, Edward Pwajok (Plateau-PDP), and Ali Isa (Gombe – PDP). The bill which was presented by…