News - House of Representatives committee

Dismissal Of NAFDAC From Cargo Clearance Will Encourage Smuggling Of Fake Drugs And Foods – House Of Representatives

1 week ago /
Health  Nation 

Nigeria’s House of Representatives committee on health services says dismissal of NAFDAC from cargo clearance at the Nigerian ports will encourage smuggling of fake drugs and foods into Nigeria. Chairman of the committee, john Okafor said this in Abuja when the committee visited the agency in Abuja. He said the implication of...

Budget Padding: EFCC Begins Probe Of Dogara, Others, To Grill Jibrin

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has invited a former Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Mr. Abdulmumin Jibrin, to clarify allegations that the Speaker, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, and three other principal officers “padded” the 2016 budget in excess of N40bn. The others are the Deputy Speaker, Mr. Yussuff Lasun;...

House Of Reps Again Summons Adeosun

1 month ago /
Nation 

The House of Representatives committee on procurement has again ordered the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun to appear before it unfailingly on May 23. Also summoned was the Minister of Works, Housing and Power, Mr Babatunde Fashola. This summon is coming after an earlier summon by the same committee which seemed to...

Reps Summon Finance Minister Over Alleged Procurement Act Breach

1 month ago /
Nation 

The House of Representatives Committee On Public Procurement has ordered the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, to appear before it on Tuesday, May 16, over allegations of abuse and breach of the Procurement Act, 2007. The summon followed a resolution taken at the commencement of an investigative hearing into allegations of...

Customs Says No Law Backing Levy For Luxury Items

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Colonel Hameed Ali (rtd), has blamed the negative effect of some government trade and economic policies for inability of the Service to meet its 2016 revenue target of N937bn. Colonel Ali stated this position on Wednesday when he appeared before the House of...

Nigeria Urges Investment In Africa’s Teenage Girls

2 months ago /
Gender and Youth Development 

Mrs Aisha Buhari, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Population Commission (NPC), have called for urgent investment in Africa’s out-of-school teenage girls. Buhari and the commission, made the call at a side event organised by the Federal Government in collaboration with the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) at the UN...

FG Says Abuja Airport 57% Complete

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has again reaffirmed its commitment to ensuring the re-opening of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on April 19, 2017. The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said this on Thursday during an interview with reporters in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. He made the assertion after inspecting the progress...

NIGERIA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ORDERS PERMANENT SECRETARY, JEMILA SHU'ARA TO VACATE OFFICE.

2 months ago /
Politics 

THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES COMMITTEE ON BASIC EDUCATION SAYS NIGERIAN PRESIDENT BUHARI HAS NO POWER IN THE  NIGERIAN CONSTITUTION UNDER SECTION 171 TO EXTEND TENURE OF A RETIRED PERMANENT SECRETARY. THIS WAS THE POSITION OF THE COMMITTEE WHICH HAVE BEEN INVESTIGATING THE ALLEGED EXTENSION OF SERVICE OFDR. JEMILA SHU'ARA AS PERMANENT...

House Aviation Committee Inspects Kaduna Airport

2 months ago /
Nation 

Amidst ‎speculations of poor safety measures at the Kaduna International Airport, the House of Representatives Committee on Aviation, has paid an unscheduled visit to the airport. The committee, led by its chairman, Nkiru Onyejeocha, inspected the runway, arrival and departure halls as well as the fueling facilities at the airport, which...

Nigeria To Get $600mn From Global Fund In Three Years

4 months ago /
Business and Economy  

As part of efforts to strengthen health care services in Nigeria, the Federal Government is set to pay the sum of 10 million dollars as contribution to global fund in 2017. The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewale, stated that Nigeria stands to benefit up to 600 million dollars from the...

$9.2m Found In Ex-NNPC GMD Kaduna Home

4 months ago /
Nation 

Mr Ibrahim Magu, Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Thursday told a committee of the House of Representatives that $9.2 million and 750,000 pounds were recovered from a residence in Kaduna state. Although he did not indicate precisely when the raid by EFCC operatives was carried out,...

Reps. Express Displeasure Over FERMA’s Budget Performance

4 months ago /
Nation 

The House of Representatives committee on federal roads maintenance agency has expressed displeasure over the budget performance of the agency for 2016. Members of the committee were at the office of the agency in Abuja to ascertain work done for 2016 and their status before considering the 2017 budget. Though the acting...

Reps Commence Investigation On Sale Of PHCN Asset

4 months ago /
Nation 

The House of Representatives Committee mandated to investigate the status of Power Holding Company of Nigeria, PHCN, non-core asset transferred to Nigeria Electricity Management Company, NELMCO, on Thursday commenced its activities. The ad-hoc committee, inaugurated on October 20, 2016, was also mandated to investigate the liquidation of PHCN under the Electricity...

Suspension Of Abdulmumini, Court Fixes Hearing February 20

5 months ago /
Nation 

A Federal High Court in Kano on Wednesday fixed Feb. 20, for hearing in the case against the Clerk and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara over the suspension of Abdulmumini Jibril. Some constituents of Kiru/Bebeji Federal Constituency sued the Clerk and Speaker Yakubu Dogara, challenging the legality of...

SGF Shuns Reps Committee On N12bn IDP Funds Probe

8 months ago /
Nation 

Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, has failed to show up at an investigative hearing to explain how his office spent the 12 billion Naira allocated for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and the North-East. The public hearing was organized on Thursday by the House of Representatives Committee on...

APC Leaders Summon Abdulmumin Jubrin

10 months ago /
Nation  Politics 

Former chairman of the House of Representatives committee on appropriations, Abdulmumini Jibrin appeared before some members of the national working committee of the all progressives’ congress at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja on Tuesday. Jibrin was at the party secretariat to shed more light on the 2016 budget padding controversy...

(SPEECH) "State governments must comply with procurement law, standards in rehabilitating federal roads" - Speaker YakubuDogara

1 year ago /

ADDRESS BY THE RT. HON. DOGARA YAKUBU, SPEAKER, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, ON THE OCCASION OF THE JOINT INVESTIGATIVE HEARING ON THE CLAIMS BY STATE GOVERNMENTS OF EXPENDITURE INCURRED ON REHABILITATION OF FEDERAL ROADS HELD IN ROOM 231, NEW BUILDING, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, ONWEDNESDAY, 23RD MARCH, 2016. Protocols: It...

Nigeria Needs $500m To Fix Four Refineries – Ibe Kachikwu

1 year ago /
Business and Economy  

Ibe Kachikwu, Minister of State for Petroleum and Group Managing Director of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, yesterday said that the four refineries in the country would require between $300 million to $500 million to function effectively. Dr Kachikwu disclosed this during a meeting with the joint House of Representatives Committee...

N3.6 TRILLION RAIL CONTRACT BYPASSES FEC APPROVAL

1 year ago /
Transport  

House of Representatives committee in an interim report has revealed that the N3.6 trillion ($12 billion) standard coastal railway line contract awarded before the 2015 elections did not follow regulations guiding contract award. The government of former President Goodluck Jonathan awarded the contract to the Chinese construction giant, CCECC. The rail...


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