House of Representatives
Respite for Atiku as Reps reverse INTELS’ contract revocation
Claiming that INTELS had already invested $900 million in facilities in the Apapa, Warri, and Port Harcourt terminals, he stated that no fewer than 7,000 Nigerians and their dependents could be affected if the termination of the contract was allowed to stand.
Representatives pass VGN bill
In a bid to ensure security of lives and property, the House of Representatives has passed a Bill seeking to establish the Vigilante Group of Nigeria (VGN). The House unanimously endorsed the report on the legislation presented by Committee on Police Affairs with the deputy speaker, Engr Sulaimon Yussuff Lasun presiding.
Reps to probe alleged deplorable state of Nigeria's foreign missions
Following allegations that the country's missions abroad were becoming increasingly deplorable, the House of Representatives yesterday resolved to investigate the claims towards ascertaining the state of affairs of all the missions.
PDP federal lawmakers defect to APC
There was a heated debate on the floor of the House of Representatives on Thursday as two lawmakers from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) defected to the governing All Progressive Congress (APC).
Reps seek quick delivery in budget legislation, others
Furthermore, an early passage of the budget would fast track the implementation of the Economic Recovery Growth Plan (ERGP) initiated by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.
Reps seek increased capital expenditure for stability
Members of House of Representatives have urged the Federal Government to increase the capital budget benchmark it has attained so far this year in order to sustain the country’s exit from recession.
Political participation: Is age limiting the Nigerian youth?
The minimum age-limit to contest for the highest office in the land, the Presidency, was brought down from 40 to 35, while the age qualifications to run for a governorship seat and a seat in the House of Representatives were reduced by five years—to 30 and 25 years respectively.
SERAP seeks UN’s intervention on bill against media, civil society
The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), yesterday appealed to three United Nations Special Rapporteurs to establish a commission that would monitor the activities...
New constitution proposes appointment of ministers, commissioners within 30 days
Section 147, in which the constitution provides for the appointment of ministers was altered to provide that once the president takes Oath of Office, he has only 30 days within which to appoint his ministers.