Reps canvass speedy production of local vaccines, probe research on COVID-19
The House of Representatives has advocated speedy production of local vaccines to contain the coronavirus pandemic, urging the authorities to ensure the protection and payment...
Supreme Court dismisses appeal against Okafor as Uzodinma contests Ihedioha’s victory
The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal filed against the election of Chike Okafor as representative of Ehime Mbano/Ihitte Uboma/Obowo Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives.
APC, Okafor ask court to sack Imo House of Representatives member
The All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate in the last House of Assembly ballot in Imo State, Chike Okafor, have asked the Abuja division of the Court of Appeal to nullify the judgement of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory...
‘Why South East deserves House of Reps speakership’
Aspirant for the speakership of the House of Representatives in the ninth National Assembly, Mr. Chike Okafor, has maintained that the Southeast geo-political zone is overdue for the position.
Reps may absolve Yusuf of wrongdoing in NHIS
There are indications that the embattled executive secretary of the Nigeria Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Usman Yusuf, still enjoys the backing of the House of Representatives. Chairman of the House Committee on Health Services, Chike Okafor, told The Guardian in a chat that Yusuf was being witch-hunted by the Dr. Enyantu Ifene-led governing board…
Reps to investigate alleged illegal withdrawal of N10b from NHIS fund
The House of Representatives yesterday, resolved to investigate alleged illegal withdrawal of N10 billion from the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) fund.The monies were domiciled in the Federal Government Treasury Single Account (TSA) in the Central bank of Nigeria (CBN).
CSOs, lawmakers worried about budget provisions in health sector
The assessed poor provisions in 2017 budget and usual implementation challenges in the health sector have drawn the ire of civil society group and the House of Representatives Committee on Health.