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Abdulmumin Jibrin

Constituents express mixed feelings over prolonged suspension of lawmaker

Constituents of Kiru/Bebeji Federal Constituency of Kano State have expressed mixed reactions to the continued suspension of their representative in the House of Representatives. A former Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations, Abdulmumin Jibrin, was suspended by the House for 180 legislative days September last year after he accused…

Public hearing on the controversial NGO bill.

UPDATED: NGO bill suffers setback, gets zero support at public hearing

None of the persons who appeared before Nigerian lawmakers on Wednesday expressed support for the bill to regulate non-governmental organisations, NGOS. A public hearing on the bill was held at by the House of Representatives at the National Assembly complex in Abuja. At the hearing, all the attendees, including a…

Public hearing on the controversial NGO bill.

LIVE UPDATES: Reps hold public hearing on NGO bill

The House of Representatives committee on Non-Governmental Organisations and International Development Partners will today hold a public hearing on the controversial NGO bill. The controversial bill seeks to set up a federal agency to be known as the NGO Regulatory Commission to regulate activities of NGO’s and civil society organisations,…

Osita Okechukwu

Buhari’s performance: VON DG replies Ekweremadu

The Director General of Voice of Nigeria and chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Osita Okechukwu, has responded to a statement credited to Nigeria's deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, where he decried Nigeria's rising debt profile. Mr. Ekweremadu at the People's Democratic Party convention which held on Saturday…

Emir of Katagum, Kabiru Umar

Buhari, Tambuwal mourn late Emir of Katagum

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the people of Katagum in Bauchi State over the passing away of the Emir of Katagum, Kabiru Umar. The late emir, who was a minister of internal affairs and legislator in the Northern House of Assembly in the First Republic, died on Saturday after…

Ahmed Makarfi

PDP Convention: Court orders party to recognise Gana Lawan faction in Yobe

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the national headquarters of the People's Democratic Party, PDP, to recognise only the state executive of the party led by Gana Lawan, for the purpose of its national convention holding on Saturday and other key activities of the party. Mr. Lawal had…

House of Reps

Reps honour OAU academic record breaker, former street beggar

The House of Representatives on Tuesday during plenary honoured Aarinola Blessing and Abdulsalam Idowu for their rare feats and academic attainment. Ms. Blessing, 24, was admitted into the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State to study Medicine and Surgery in 2011. She scored an excellent Cummulative Grade Point (CGPA) of…

Reps

Reps fail to discuss #EndSARS campaign

The House of Representatives on Tuesday did not discuss the ongoing outcry by Nigerians against the alleged atrocities of officers of the Special Anti Robbery Squad, SARS. Many Nigerians had over the weekend on social media backed the hashtag #EndSARS, calling for the scrapping of the police unit, saddled with…

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Reps approve 2018 -2020 MTEF document

The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed the 2018-2020 Medium Term Expenditure Framework, MTEF, increasing the oil price benchmark proposed by the Federal Government from 45 to 47 dollars per barrel. President Muhammadu Buhari had shortly before presenting the 2018 appropriations bill to the National Assembly sent the document alongside…

House of Reps

Reps investigate SEC, Oando Crisis

The House of Representatives on Tuesday resolved to intervene in the current scandal rocking the Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC. PREMIUM TIMES reported the suspension of the DG of SEC, Munir Gwarzo, by the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun. Mrs. Adeosun ordered the suspension of Mr. Gwarzo and two others based on…

House of Reps

2018 Budget passes second reading at House of Representatives

The 2018 Appropriations Bill has moved a step closer to becoming a law after the House of Representatives passed it through a second reading on Tuesday. The House members began discussing the bill last Tuesday. On Tuesday, they approved a second reading of the bill and referred it to the…

Abdulrasheed maina

Finally, Nigerian official takes responsibility for Maina’s reinstatement

The permanent secretary of Ministry of Interior, Abubakar Magaji, has taken responsibility of reinstating the former chairman of the Presidential Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina. In his submission on Thursday to the House of Representatives committee investigating Mr. Maina's controversial reinstatement, Mr. Magaji said the reference letter made to…

Director General of SSS, Lawan Daura

I advised AGF Malami to meet with Maina abroad – SSS DG Lawal Daura

The Director General of the State Security Services, Lawal Daura, said on Thursday that he advised the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, to meet with Abdulrasheed Maina abroad Mr. Maina is wanted for alleged pension fraud and is currently on the run from the anti-graft agency, EFCC. Mr.…

Abdulrashid Maina

We have no record Maina travelled outside Nigeria since 2013 – Immigration Chief

Any trip fugitive Abdulrasheed Maina has made outside Nigeria since September 2013 was illegally and clandestinely made, the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, said on Thursday. The Comptroller-General of the NIS, Mohammed Babandede, on Thursday said Mr. Maina, the embattled former chairman of the presidential task force on pension reforms, has…

Ibrahim Magu

UPDATED: Maina Never Returned Any Asset To EFCC – Magu

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has said that the Pension Reform Task Force headed by Abdulrasheed Maina never handed any asset to the EFCC. Mr. Magu also said the account of a son to Mr. Maina had a turnover of over N1.5 billion…

Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung,

SHOCKING: Video shows Buhari’s minister campaigning for Wike for 2019

Nigeria's Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, appears to have taken a swipe at his fellow minister, Rotimi Ameachi, in a trending video on social media. Speaking on Monday in Port Harcourt during the national wrestling championship hosted by the Rivers State government, the video shows Mr. Dalung telling…

House of Reps

Reps move to curb deaths at railway crossing

The House of Representatives has asked the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) to provide railway level crossing barriers, highway codes and alarm system arrangements at all railway level crossings across the country. Adopting a motion by Akinwunmi Olaitan (Lagos - APC) and two others at Tuesday's plenary on curbing rampant deaths…

House of Reps

Rep offers to quit over lack of public trust in federal legislators

A House of Representatives member, Adamu Chika, has given up the opportunity of seeking re-election, citing lack of public trust in Nigerian lawmakers. The member, who represents Shiroro/Rafi/Munya federal constituency of Niger State, communicated the unprecedented decision in a letter to the Niger State chapter of the ruling All Progressives…

Group of panelists at the conference on Tracking Noxious Funds organised by the MacArthur Foundation and Kent Law School.

Jonathan’s men re-looted recovered Abacha’s loot – UNILAG Professor

A professor of Law at the University of Lagos, Ayodele Atsenuwa, has said that most of the funds allegedly stolen under the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan were money recovered from late Nigeria's dictator, Sani Abacha. Speaking Friday in Abuja at a conference on Tracking Noxious Funds organised by…

Kyari/Oyo-Ita confrontation Picture

Danbazzau, Malami, Oyo-Ita appear before House of Reps panel over Maina

The House of Representatives has begun investigation into circumstances surrounding the reinstatement and promotion of Abdulrasheed Maina, a former chairman of the presidential pension reform task force, into the federal civil service of Nigeria. Present at the House of Representatives committee room 034, the venue of the hearing, are the…

House of Reps

Reps kick against Nigerian govt’s plan to spend $1.8 billion on refineries

The House of Representatives has criticised a bid by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC to spend $1.8 billion on the maintenance of the refineries across the country. In a motion by Ibrahim Isiaka (Ogun - APC) at the plenary on Tuesday, he queried the viability of further expenditure on…

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Reps to begin debate on 2018 budget next week

The House of Representatives will begin debate on the general principles of the 2018 Appropriation Act on November 28. This was made known by the deputy speaker, Yusuf Lasun, when he presided over plenary on Tuesday. He said the debate would last three days. Mr. Lasun urged lawmakers to get…

Former Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State

Sule Lamido’s group slams presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu

An aide of former governor of Jigawa State and presidential aspirant, Sule Lamido, has accused the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, of deliberately feeding the Nigerian public with falsehood. In a statement on Monday, Umar Hadeja, the Coordinator of National Volunteers for Lamido,…

House of Representatives

Reps urge military to halt ‘ban’ on admission of female cadets into NDA

Despite clarification by the military that such plan does not exist, the House of Representatives has urged the military to halt a reported plan to stop the admission of female cadets into the Nigerian Defence Academy, NDA. The lawmakers, while defending their position said the military should rather increase the…

Dickson Akoh

Police ignores Court ruling, bars Peace Corps officers from entering office

Officers of the Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) and members of some civil society groups were on Thursday prevented from gaining access to their headquarters in Abuja by police operatives. The office, located at Number 57, Iya Abubakar Crescent, off Alex Ekwueme way, opposite Jabi Lake, Abuja, has been under…