News - House Of Representatives

Trump Hails End Of Government Shutdown

2 hours ago /
International News 

US President Donald Trump has hailed the end of the government shutdown as a "big win" for republicans.

2019 Elections: Reps Change Order Of Election

3 hours ago /
Nation 

Barely a month after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) released the time-table for the 2019 general elections, the House of Representatives has amended the electoral act to change the order of elections. 

Benue Residents Take Protest To National Assembly

4 days ago /
Nation 

Some indigenes of Benue State have taken their search for justice for victims of herdsmen killings to the National Assembly. They took their protest to the legislature, occupying the entrance of the National Assembly, on Thursday, 48 hours after both chambers of the lawmakers debated the issue. The protesters demanded that both...

Passage Of PIGB Will Help End Fuel Scarcity – Saraki

5 days ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's Senate President , Dr Bukola Saraki, says the passage of the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) by the House of Representatives on Wednesday, following the Senate’s passage of the Bill last May, represents a historic milestone in Nigeria. In a video address posted on his Facebook page, Saraki explained that...

House Of Reps Seeks Legislative Framework For Sexual Predators

5 days ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's House of Representatives is seeking a legislative framework for the imprisonment, registration and monitoring of persons that have been convicted of sexual offences against children under 18 years. The move, which came through a bill, wants law enforcement agencies, owners of schools, child care service providers, social workers, employers and the general public notified of...

Reps To Investigate Alleged Revenue Loss Of $7.6trillion By NNPC

5 days ago /
Nation 

The House of Representatives is to investigate the reasons responsible for Nigeria losing about 7.6 trillion Naira crude oil revenue to international oil companies. In a motion sponsored by Rep. Sunday Katung, lawmakers were informed that the loss, which is from 1993, is partly due to government’s failure to implement the...

House Of Reps To Probe Fuel Subsidy Payments

6 days ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s house of representatives is set to investigate the current fuel subsidy payment by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC The lawmakers have invited the minister of state for petroleum Resources Ibe Kachikwu and the group Managing Director of NNPC to account for the monies so far expended on the subsidy...

House Of Representatives Summons Etisalat Board

1 week ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s House of Representatives committee on telecommunications is to conduct fresh and more thorough investigation into the alleging mismanagement of the defunct Etisalat telecommunication company. The committee disclosed this during an investigative hearing into the collapse of Etisalat now nine mobile  in order to protect  the interest of Nigerian subscribers and other stakeholders. The...

Dogara Decries Killings As House Of Representatives Resumes

1 week ago /
Nation 

Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara condemned the senseless killings in Rivers, Benue, Taraba, Kaduna, Zamfara, Adamawa, Edo and other states in the country. While calling on president Buhari to apply maximum sanctions on public officers who are negligent in the performance of their duties, Dogara called on security...

NIA $44 Million Saga: House Of Representatives Orders Probe

1 week ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s House of Representatives has mandated its committee on national security and intelligence to investigate the alleged carting away of fourty-four million dollars from the national intelligence agency. The committee is also to investigate the controversy surrounding the appointment of the agency’s new director general. Nigeria’s house of representatives expressed concern over...

National Assembly Gives IGP Idris Two Weeks To Arrest Herdsmen Killers

1 week ago /
Security 

The national assembly has asked the Inspector General Of Police Ibrahim Idris to arrest the perpetrators of Benue killings and their sponsors. The lawmakers are also want an explanation from the country’s security chief on the crisis. Nigerian lawmakers returned to plenary on Tuesday after a long new year break, worried about...

Bukola Saraki Leads Delegation On A Visit To President Buhari

1 week ago /
Nation 

President of the Nigerian Senate Bukola Saraki on Tuesday night led a delegation from the red chambers of the National Assembly on a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Villa in Abuja.  Speaking to reporters after the meeting, the Senate President said they were at the villa to...

Court Adjourns Maina’s Case Against EFCC Till February

1 week ago /
Nation 

A Federal High Court sitting in Kaduna State has again adjourned hearing a suit brought before it by the embattled former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Mr Abdulrasheed Maina, seeking to quash the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) act of 2004. Maina had last year filed a suit...

Presidency Receives Peace Corps Establishment Bill

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Peace Corps bill has arrived the presidency for a possible assent. This was confirmed by President Muhammadu Buhari’s special adviser on senate, Ita Enang Anag said, if signed by the president, the bill will be sent to the national assembly for further action The senate had in November 2016 passed...

Reactions Trail Buhari’s New Year Message

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

Following the nationwide broadcast by President Muhammadu Buhari, some national assembly members have called on the executive arm of the federal government to hit the ground running in 2018 and avoid the abysmal implementation of the federal budget as seen in the 2017 fiscal year. Vice chairman senate committee on petroleum...

Condemnations Trail Rivers Attack

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Rivers State Government has been commended for its quick intervention in the New Year dawn killing of 16 people in Omoku community in Ogba/Egbema, Ndoni Local Government area of the state.  Reacting to the attack, a member of the house of representatives, representing Ahoada West, Ogba-Egbema Ndoni Federal Constituency, Ukechukwu...

Adulmumin Jibrin Hopes To Get Justice Soon

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

Former Chairman House of Representatives committee on Appropriations Adulmumin Jibrin says he hopes to get Justice soon in a case he instituted against the leadership of the green chambers of the National Assembly in the wake of his suspension from the House. Speaking to State House correspondents on Thursday after meeting...

PDP Reacts To Lawmaker’s Defection, Wants Seat Declared Vacant

1 month ago /
Politics 

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the defection of one of its members at the House of Representatives, Ehiozuwa Agbonayima, as illegal. This was contained in a statement issued on Thursday by the spokesman for the Edo State chapter of the party, Chris Nehikhare, shortly after the lawmaker announced his...

BREAKING: Reps Adjourn Public Hearing On Ceding Of Waterways

1 month ago /
Nation 

The House of Representatives has adjourned the public hearing on the ceding of the nation’s waterways to some foreign companies till January 9, 2018. The hearing was adjourned after the proceedings which lasted for about 20 minutes on Thursday at the National Assembly in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. The House Committee on Public...

Amaechi, Peterside Appear Before Reps Over Concession Of Waterways

1 month ago /
Nation 

The House of Representatives has begun a public hearing on the ceding of the nation’s waterways to some foreign companies. The House of Representatives Committee on Public petitions is probing the planned $195m concession of the nation’s waterways to foreign companies. In the course of its investigation, the committee plans to question...


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