House of Representatives
Reps pass PIB for second reading
The House of Representatives yesterday passed for second reading the new Petroleum Industrial Bill (PIB) after debates on the general principles of the proposed legislation.
Reps reviews six aviation bills
House of Representatives has begun a review of six aviation bills as part of efforts to reposition the industry for efficiency
Lawmakers lament state of NIS, want structure resuscitated
The House of Representatives Committee on Sports yesterday urged the Sports Ministry and the management of the Nigeria Institute of Sports (NIS) to resuscitate the institute and make it effective in the training of coaches and other sports workers.
Reps frown over non-Implementation of intervention projects in SDGs’ 2020 budget
The House of Representatives has expressed dissatisfaction over the non-implementation of Zonal Intervention Projects (ZIPs) in the 2020 budget by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) office.
Reinstated House of Reps member affirms confidence in judiciary
A reinstated member of the House of Representatives, Suleiman Lere, representing Lere Federal Constituency in Kaduna State, has affirmed his confidence in the nation’s judiciary. He also affirmed his commitment to meeting his constituency’s needs Lere said these while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Friday following his reinstatement by…
Reps issue minister 48-hour subpoena
The House of Representatives Committee on Civil Society Organisations and Donor Agencies yesterday issued the Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Clems Agba, a 48-hour ultimatum to appear before it. Chairman of the committee, Idris Kabiru (APC, Kano), noted that the minister had failed to appear before the committee, despite countless letters of…
House of Reps says DSTV price increase unacceptable, insists on Pay-as-you-go
The House of Representatives says the increase in subscription by Multichoice/DSTV, is unacceptable, insists on Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO).
Drama as two PDP reps defect to APC
There was a mild drama yesterday on the floor of the House of Representatives following the defection of two Peoples Democratic Party (Party) members, Ephraim Nwuzi and David Abel, to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Constitution amendment bill scales second reading in Reps
A bill to alter Section 89 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) has passed second reading in the House of Representatives. It is sponsored by Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila and Chairman, Rules, and Business, Abubakar Fulata. Fulata said the bill seeks to impose an N500,000 fine or two years imprisonment on anyone that spurns the summons…
Protesting Enugu women accuse lawmakers of non-performance
Women from Enugu North senatorial zone yesterday took to the streets of Nsukka in large numbers to protest against their representatives in the National Assembly. The placard-carrying protesters, who sang songs and chanted slogans, accused the representative of Nsukka/Igboeze South in the House of Representatives, Pat Asadu, and representative of Enugu North in the Senate,…
Reps and ‘deep cut’ in governance cost
Echoes of the perennial calls by various stakeholders for the cut in the cost of governance were heard from an unfamiliar source the other day when the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila called for drastic action in view of the current economic emergency confronting the nation. He, in fact, saw the COVID-19…