News - House Of Representatives

Women Seek More Inclusiveness In Politics

12 hours ago /
Nation  Politics 

A group of Civil Society Organmisations which focuses on gender parity, wants women to be given preference in decision making positions The group believes that this will correct the lopsided representation in decision making in favour of men. Some Nigerian women gathered in Abuja on Friday for the sole reason of appraising...

House Of Reps Appraise Rural Telephony Project

15 hours ago /
Nation 

The House of Representatives committee on rural development says some rural communities in Nigeria are yet to feel the impact of the national rural telephony project launched 17 years ago. Members of the committee said this during an interactive session with the ministry of communications, Nigeria Communications Commission, NCC, the operators...

House Of Reps Want More Films In Indigenous Languages

3 days ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s house of representatives is making a case for a sustained increase in production of films in indigenous languages. To translate words to action, the national films and censors board act is being amended by the house to include representatives of the association of theatre arts and indigenous languages film producers...

Reps Probe IOCs Over Loss Of $14bn Gas Flared Fund

3 days ago /
Nation 

The House of Representatives has set up an ad-hoc committee to investigate the non-payment of penalties on gas flaring by International Oil Companies (OICs) amounting to over $14 billion and report back within eight weeks for further legislative action. It has also urged relevant government agencies to undertake damage and...

House Of Representatives Wants Government To Subsidise Cancer Treatment

3 days ago /
Health 

The House of Representatives on Thursday urged the Federal Government to provide subsidies for palliative care drugs and chemotherapy for cancer sufferers in the country.   The House also called for the provision of radiotherapy machines for government hospitals.   The calls emanated from a motion sponsored jointly by Mr. Zubairu Abdulmalik (APC, Zamfara) and Mr. James...

House Of Reps Moves To Criminalise Jungle Justice

4 days ago /
Nation  Security 

Nigeria’s House of Representatives is in the process of criminalizing any act of lynching or unlawful killing by mob action. A bill seeking to prohibit and protect persons from the act of extrajudicial killings in Nigeria has scaled second reading The bill which is simply called the anti-jungle justice bill, originated from...

Only 7% Of Nigerians Have Access To Potable Water - Minister Of Water Resources

5 days ago /
Nation 

As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to mark world poverty day on Tuesday, the minister of water resources, Suleiman Adamu says that only seven percent of Nigerians have assess to safe potable water. The minister stated this at the public hearing on national water resources bill organised by the...

House Of Reps Investigates State House Clinic

1 week ago /
Health  Nation 

The House of Representatives has asked an ad-hoc committee to investigate the condition of the State House Clinic, Abuja, and alleged irregular deductions from the salaries and allowances of the staff. This house set up the committee after adopting a motion raised by Henry Archibong (PDP-Akwa Ibom) at the plenary on...

House Of Representatives To Investigate Extra-Judicial Killings

1 week ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s House of Representatives has mandated its committee on human rights, police affairs and justice to investigate acts of harassment, torture extra-judicial killings and other unwholesome practices by operatives of the federal special anti-robbery squad in rivers state and other parts of the country. The house took the decision to address...

House Of Representatives To Investigate Failed Yam Export

1 week ago /
Nation 

Federal lawmakers have asked the comptroller-general of customs, the chairman of the Nigerian export promotion council, standard organisation of Nigeria and heads of other relevant agencies to explain why they granted export license for prohibited food products. They described Nigeria’s unsuccessful effort to earn revenues from yam exportation as a national...

House Of Representatives Wants Proactiveness On Environmental Hazards

1 week ago /
Environment  Nation 

Nigeria’s House of Representatives has mandated its committee on environment, and habitat and climate change to interface with the ministry of environment to regulate the manufacture and disposal of single use plastic bags. The house made the move to address the emission of dioxins into food and water. In another motion, the...

House Of Representatives Summons Health Minister Over Monkey Pox

1 week ago /
Health  Nation 

Nigeria’s House of Representatives has invited the minister of health, Professor Isaac Adewole to explain measures the country has put in place to ensure timely detection, prevention and containment of monkey pox and other viruses in the country. In the same vein, the Nigerian senate wants the ministry of health to...

House Of Representatives Summons NNPC Over Revenue Leakages

1 week ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s House of Representatives ad-hoc committee on investigation of revenue leakages has summoned the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, and duke oil over non-remittance of revenue generated to the consolidated revenue account. The committee at its sitting on Tuesday said it has discovered that there were leakages from the revenue accruable...

NIPOST Reforms: Minister Seek Quick Passage Of Enabling Law

1 week ago /
Nation 

The national assembly has been asked to give quick passage to the NIPOST bill currently before it to fast-track reforms of the sub-sector. The minister for communications Adebayo Shiitu made the appeal while introducing innovative products for the Nigerian postal service. Postal service was first introduced to Nigeria in 1852, long before...

PDP condemns defection of two of its members

2 weeks ago /
Politics 

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has described the defection of two of its members Ahmed Tijani from Kogi state and Zaphaniah Jisalo from the FCT to the ruling all progressives congress (APC), as an act of illegality perpetrated on the floor of the house of representatives. Spokesperson of the party, Dayo...

House of reps asks FG to review Nigeria’s membership of ECOWAS

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The house of representatives has asked the executive arm of government to review Nigeria’s member ship of the economic community of west African states ECOWAS, in view of the clamour to admit morocco into the community. The concern of the lawmakers is that morocco being a non-tariff economic partner with the...

House Of Reps Asks CBN To Drop Handling Charges For Dirty Notes

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's house of representatives wants the CBN to stop the charges imposed on commercial banks for handling dirty, worn out and mutilated naira notes for destruction and re issuance of new notes The lawmakers say the practice by CBN is encouraging commercial banks to reject the notes from the public. The continuous...

House Committee Issues Arrest Warrant For Ibrahim Magu

2 weeks ago /
Nation  Security 

The House of Representatives committee on public petitions has   issued an arrest warrant for the acting chairman of the economic and financial crimes commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu for failing to appear before it to answer questions on a petition filed by former first lady, Patience Jonathan. The committee during its sitting,...

Senate Receives Buhari’s Virement Request For Capital Project

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate has received a request from President Muhammadu Buhari for the virement of funds from various budget lines to fund the Federal Government’s priority projects and programs.  The Senate sent the request to its committee on appropriations. But some lawmakers opposed the virement request from the President noting that the...

Bill On Assets Management Agency Scales Second Reading In House Of Reps

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

A bill to establish Nigerian assets management agency has scaled second reading in the House of Representatives. The agency is to be saddled with the responsibility of managing all government properties seized, forfeited or acquired through the courts  by federal agencies Currently assets seized or forfeited to government are held by the respective, organizations involved with...


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