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The House of Representatives on Tuesday reprimanded the Minister of Foreign Affairs, for the continuing maltreatment of Nigerians in the Diaspora.

House for Reps grill government officials over $125 million World Bank loan

The House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts, on Thursday, grilled officials of the Federal Government over how a $125m loan obtained from the World Bank was spent.
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

House of Reps seeks information on foreign reserves

What is the status of Nigeria’s Foreign Reserves Accounts? The House of Representatives on Wednesday demanded explanation from the Presidency through its Committee on Public Accounts.
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

House of Reps set up 30-man c’ttee to accelerate passage of PIB

A thirty-member committee, with five members drawn from each of the six geo-political zones of the country, is expected to start work on the bill in the third week of this month, newsmen learnt, weekend.
A member of the House of Representatives, Mr Oluwole Oke, says the introduction of a parliamentary system of government in the administration of local government areas in Osun “is unconstitutional”.

Parliamentary system in Osun local councils unconstitutional – PDP Reps member

A member of the House of Representatives, Mr Oluwole Oke, says the introduction of a parliamentary system of government in the administration of local government areas in Osun “is unconstitutional”.
Kingsley Chinda, a member of the House of Representatives from Obio-Akpor Federal Constituency of Rivers State, has expressed disappointment over the tardy and insincere response of the government to the current state of insecurity in the land.

PDP caucus leader calls for rejig of infectious diseases bill

The Leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the House of Representatives, Hon. Kingsley Chinda, has called for a rejig of Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila’s controversial infectious diseases Bill, saying that the contents of the Bill are draconian in nature, with various sections grossly abusing the constitution and rights of citizens.

Reps member urges Ibadan Disco to end over six months of blackout in constituency

The Member representing Obokun/Oriade Federal Constituency of Osun State, Honourable Busayo Oluwole Oke, has appealed to the Management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC), to facilitate the immediate restoration of electricity supply to Esa Oke town in Obokun Local Government area of Osun State which had been in total darkness for six months.
Olufemi Gbajabiamila

Speaker Gbajabiamila: $22.7 billion loan approval suspended over South-East protest

The Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, has said the protest by National Assembly members from the South-East geopolitical zone led to the suspension of work on the $22.79bn external borrowing request by President Muhammadu Buhari
The Executive Chairman of the FIRS, Mohammed Nami, who was guest on a breakfast programme of the Nigerian Television Authority, urged all businesses to ensure that they register with the FIRS for VAT purpose.

House of Reps queries FIRS boss over non submission of audited funds

Public Accounts Committee, PAC, of the House of Representatives on Thursday queried the Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Commission, FIRS, Alhaji Mohammed Nami, over late and non submission of the audited accounts.

House of Reps summon NIPOST boss over six-year unaudited accounts

The House of Representatives on Wednesday summoned the immediate past Post Master General of Nigeria, Mr Bisi Adegbuyi, over the backlog of unaudited accounts of the Nigeria Postal Service, NIPOST since 2014 till date
Olufemi Gbajabiamila

House of Reps to carry out status inquiry on NHIS

The House of Representatives committee on Public Accounts has resolved to carry out a status inquiry into the activities of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), including details of its audited accounts in the last six years.
Chairman, House of Representatives Public Accounts Committee (PAC), Hon. Oluwole Oke (PDP, Osun), has called on members of the committee to lead by examples with regards to transparency and probity in their affairs with government agencies.

House of Reps committee chairman tasks colleagues on transparency

Chairman, House of Representatives Public Accounts Committee (PAC), Hon. Oluwole Oke (PDP, Osun), has called on members of the committee to lead by examples with regards to transparency and probity in their affairs with government agencies.
Femi Gbajabiamila

Speakership: 60 Reps-elect endorse Gbajabiamila/Wase ticket

The Gbajabiamila/Wase Speakership/Deputy Speakership ticket got a boost Thursday as a group of returning and newly elected House of Representatives members called the ‘9th Assembly Progressives’ adopted Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila as Speaker and Hon. Ahmed Idris Wase as Deputy Speaker of the 9th House of Representatives respectively.

Ninth Assembly: Group of legislators adopts Femi Gbajabiamila

A group of members-elect of the House of Representatives known as the 9th Assembly Progressives has adopted Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos) for the position of Speaker.

UNILAG can make world’s best with adequate support – lawmaker

A federal lawmaker, Mr. Oluwole Oke, says the University of Lagos can be among the best tertiary institutions in the world if supported with adequate funding and other developmental tools.
Isah Misau, senator representing Bauchi central

PDP federal lawmakers reject N189 billion INEC budget

Senators and House of Representatives members elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party have kicked against granting approval to the N189 billion requested by the Independent National Electoral Commission for the 2019 elections.

Osun PDP elects new executive

The Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State on Sunday elected new executive team headed by Mr. Soji Adagunodo to direct the affairs of the party barely six months to the governorship election in the state.

Minister: We have kept our promises to FCT residents

The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, said the present Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has largely accomplished promises made to Nigerians and indeed, FCT residents, when it came on board.

NLC kicks against proposed amendment of pension law

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Thursday kicked against the proposed amendment of the Pension Reform Act 2014 to exclude some agencies of government from the contributory pension scheme.

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President Muhammadu Buhari-led government as part of its commitment to link the entire country by rail, Monday, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Mota-Engil Group for the construction of US$1.959 billion Kano-Maradi Standard gauge railway line

President Buhari mourns General Abacha’s younger sister

In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President noted that the deceased devoted her time on earth to care for the less-privileged and godly upbringing of her children.
Former Nigeria Ambassador to United States, Professor George Obiozor,

IPOB: We’ll not recognise George Obiozor as Ohanaeze President

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has vowed not to recognise the newly elected President of Igbo socio-cultural organisation Ohanaeze, Prof George Obiozor.
Lagos State Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola, has announced the reopening of the State Secretariat, Alausa as well as other government establishments.

Coronavirus: Lagos extends resumption date for public servants

According to the ministry’s spokesperson, Ben Goong, the decision was made “after extensive consultations with relevant stakeholders, including State Governors, Commissioners of Education, Proprietors and heads of institutions, staff unions and students, the consensus of opinion is that the resumption date of 18th January should remain, while parents and respective institutions must ensure full compliance with COVID-19 protocols.”
Governor Douye Diri has expressed worry over the development, following the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.

Bayelsa governor pledges timely completion of Igbogene-AIT road project

Bayelsa State Governor Douye Diri has assured of the timely completion of Igbogene-AIT Outer Ring Road to boost economic activities in Yenagoa, the state capital.
The Senate of the Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano (YUMSUK), has approved Monday, Jan. 18, 2021 as the resumption date for the continuation of its 2019-2020 Academic session.

Official: Maitama Sule university to resume lectures January 18

The Senate of the Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano (YUMSUK), has approved Monday, Jan. 18, 2021 as the resumption date for the continuation of its 2019/2020 Academic session.