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Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on the floor, moving a bill on the Repeal of Quarantine Act, 2004 at plenary yesterday at National Assembly Abuja. . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan. 2

Probe into $10 million bribery allegation against Reps begins

The Special Ad-hoc Committee probing the $10 million bribery allegation against members of the House of Representatives, to pass the Control Infectious disease bill has commenced its sitting.
The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representative, Rt Hon Ahmed Idris Wase, has presented food items worth millions of naira to the Plateau State Government as palliative to ease the economic hardships caused by the COVID-19 lockdowns.

House of Reps deputy speaker donates food items to Plateau residents

The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representative, Rt Hon Ahmed Idris Wase, has presented food items worth millions of naira to the Plateau State Government as palliative to ease the economic hardships caused by the COVID-19 lockdowns.
The House of Representatives is calling for the postponement of the National Sports Festival scheduled to hold next week in Edo State.

House of Reps resume Tuesday, approve media organisations for coverage of activities

House of Representatives will resume plenary tomorrow, Tuesday one month after its forced adjournment prompted by coronavirus pandemic lockdown.
L - R Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila; and the President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan at a meeting on Tuesday between the leadership of the National Assembly and the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.

National Assembly leadership faults Social Investment Programme implementation — in pictures

The leadership of the National Assembly has faulted the way the Social Investment Programme of the Federal Government is being implemented and called for an enabling legislation in line with global best practices.
Lagos State Government Coronavirus (Covid-19) Isolation Centre

Coronavirus death: Lagos begins manhunt for contacts

The race to trace the contacts of a man who died of coronavirus in Lagos on Friday began yesterday. His coronavirus status was unknown because his friend who took him to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) on Thursday unconscious didn’t disclose it.
The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed on Saturday met with the leadership of the National Assembly to intimate it with an Executive proposal to establish a N500 billion COVID-19 Crisis Intervention Fund.

Nigeria seeks National Assembly’s approval for N500 billion intervention fund

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, on Saturday met with the leadership of the National Assembly to intimate it with an Executive proposal to establish a N500 billion COVID-19 Crisis Intervention Fund.
President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday tasked top security officials to beef up security measures at the National Assembly.

National Assembly leadership meet ministers on planned 2020 budget review

The Leadership of the National Assembly on Wednesday held a meeting with some Ministers and Heads of agencies from the Executive arm of Government to brainstorm on the impact of Coronavirus pandemic on the Nigerian economy.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has called on religious leaders in the country to pray for Nigeria and its leadership, saying that the country will eventually overcome its tribulations. 2

Senate president urges religious leaders to pray for Nigeria

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has called on religious leaders in the country to pray for Nigeria and its leadership, saying that the country will eventually overcome its tribulations.
Ahmed Idris Wase

Ahmed Idris Wase condemns Mangu attack, charges security agencies to be proactive

The Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Ahmed Idris Wase, has condemned the attack in Kulben village, Kombun District in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos), has announced the demise of a former member of the house, Rep. Tony Okey. 7

Speaker Gbajabiamila, deputy mourn Fagen Gawo

Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila and his Deputy Ahmed Idris Wase have expressed shock over the sudden death of a member of the House, Muhammad Adamu Fagen Gawo.
The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan has described insinuations that he is a rubber stamp to the Executive as “sentimental and laughable”.

Senator Lawan heads APC reconciliatory committee

The Nigerian Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, has been appointed as the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ten-member National Reconciliation Committee.
Olufemi Gbajabiamila

House of Reps rejects bill seeking six-year term for president, governors

The House of Representatives has rejected a bill seeking to provide for a single-term of six years for the president, governors, members of the National Assembly and state houses of assembly.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has called for an improved welfare package for teachers in Nigerian as they join their colleagues globally to mark this year’s World Teachers’ Day. 8

House of Reps to investigate ‘corruption’ in NUC in universities’ accreditation

The House of Representatives has directed the Committee on Tertiary Education and Services to investigate the alleged intimidation and extortion of money from universities for accreditation by the National Universities Commission (NUC).
Notwithstanding the revenue increase the Nigerian Customs Service, NCS, said it has achieved with the on-going partial border closure, exporters are counting their losses as countries within the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, sub-region have started rejecting Nigerian cargoes, apparently, as a form of retaliation against the land border closure.

Uproar in ECOWAS parliament over Nigeria’s border closure

There was uproar on the floor of ECOWAS parliament, yesterday, over Nigeria’s border closure policy as Nigeria hinged its decision on failure of Benin Republic to implement agreements.

Nigerian borders closure throws ECOWAS Parliament into rowdy session

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament, today went in rowdy session over the closure of Nigeria’ borders.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila (left); President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan; Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed; Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Clement Ikanade Agba, and Director-General of the Budget Office of the Federation, Ben Akabueze, during the meeting by the leadership of the National Assembly with key government officials over the severance pay of ex-legislative aides on Monday, November 4, 2019

Senate President Lawan, Speaker Gbajabiamila intervene in ex-legislative aides’ severance pay delay

The leadership of the Senate and House of Representatives on Monday waded into the non-payment of severance allowances for legislative aides who served in the Eighth National Assembly between 2015 and 2019.

House of Reps: INEC cannot deregister political parties

The house of representatives has rejected a motion seeking to call on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to de-register political parties seen to be weak.
Femi Gbajabiamila

House of Reps upset as service chiefs fail to attend security meeting

The House of Representatives has berated heads of security agencies for failing to attend a meeting it called on the security crises across the country.g

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