News - House of Representatives committee

House Seeks Exit Strategy For Amnesty Programme

6 days ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s House of Representatives committee on Niger Delta Affairs has called for a constructive strategy to end the amnesty programme so as not to inflame the already volatile region.

House Of Reps Seek Quick Assent To Climate Change Bill

1 week ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s House of Representatives Committee on Climate Change has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to assent to the Climate Change Framework Bill. Speaking with newsmen on Monday, the Chairman of the Committee,  Sam Onuigbo, explained that the nation needs to begin its implementation to checkmate the threat posed to national stability...

 

House Of Reps Reus Poor Budgetary Allocation To Health Sector

1 week ago /
Health  Nation 

Nigeria’s House of Representatives committee on health institutions is blaming consistent medical tourism outside the country on self-centred work force and under funding of the nation’s health sector.

BREAKING: Magu Appears Before Reps, Gives Details Of Recovered Funds

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, is briefing the House of Representatives on the efforts made so far in the recovery of looted funds. Mr Magu appeared at a budget defence session convened by the House of Representatives Committee on Financial Crimes on Monday at...

House Of Reps Seeks Review Of ASUU, Government Agreement

2 weeks ago /
Education  Nation 

Nigerian lawmakers have fingered the non-implementation of the 2009 agreement between the government and university teachers union ASUU for the incessant crisis in the universities.

Suspension Of SEC DG Instilled Confidence In Nigeria’s Capital Market – Adeosun

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Minister of Finance Mrs Kemi Adeosun says the decision to suspend the former Director General (DG) of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Mounir Gwarzo, paid off. According to her, the decision helped to instil confidence in Nigeria’s capital market as well as its investors. “I think that the position that...

Public Service Rule Quoted By Adeosun Does Not Exist – Gwarzo

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

The former Director General (DG) of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Mounir Gwarzo, on Tuesday during the House of Representatives Investigative Hearing on his suspension faulted the public service rule quoted by the Minister of Finance in his letter of suspension. Reading from the letter, which was signed by the...

Nigeria To get National Carrier Soon – Sirika

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has Nigeria will get a national carrier soon in order to take full advantage of the newly launched single African air transport market. The minister said that the national carrier will be private sector driven. He made this known while speaking on the sidelines of the...

House Of Representatives Summons Etisalat Board

1 month 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...

Adulmumin Jibrin Hopes To Get Justice Soon

1 month 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...

Amaechi, Peterside Appear Before Reps Over Concession Of Waterways

2 months 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...

House Commences Hearing On Conflict Between Finance Minister, SEC DG

2 months ago /
Nation 

A public hearing on the need to intervene in the conflict between the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun and the suspended DG of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Mr Mounir Gwarzo, has commenced. Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Capital Market and Institutions, Yusuf Tajudeen, however, read a...

FMBN Accuses Banks, Insurance Coys Of Frustrating Housing Fund

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Managing Director of Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, Ahmed Dangiwa says banks and insurance companies in the country are showing utter disregard to the laws backing the establishment of the national housing fund. Dangiwa told lawmakers at a public hearing organised by the House of Representatives committee on housing that...

House Of Reps Holds Public Hearing On NGO Bill

2 months ago /
Nation 

The proposed non-governmental organisations, NGOs bill has been described as a tool in the hands of the executive to stifle NGOs that are active in ensuring accountability and transparency of governance to its citizens. This was the position of most participants at the public hearing organised by the House of Representatives...

Reps Commence Public Hearing On NGO Bill

2 months ago /
Nation 

The House of Representatives Committee on Non-Governmental Organisations and International Development Partners on Wednesday commenced a public hearing on the controversial NGO Bill. The bill which has come under heavy criticisms seeks to set up a Federal Agency to be known as the NGO Regulatory Commission to regulate activities of NGO’s...

House Of Representatives Verifies NAFDAC Budget

2 months ago /
Nation 

The National Agency For Food, Drug Administration And Control, NAFDAC, says five point nine billion naira out of its six point six billion naira internally generated revenue was expended on overheads. The director general of the agency who was represented by the director of Planning Ademola Mgbisuri told the house of...

House Of Reps Assures NAFDAC Of Legislative Backing

2 months ago /
Nation 

The director general of the National Agency For Food, Drugs Administration And Control, NAFDAC, Moji Adeyeye has promised to eliminate sub-standard drugs and unwholesome food in Nigeria. The NAFDAC DG was speaking when she visited members of the house of representatives committee on healthcare services and said safeguarding the nation’s boarders...

Dickson Pleads With FG To Complete East-West Road

3 months ago /
Nation 

The Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson wants the House of Representatives committee on the Niger Delta to prevail on the federal government to expedite action on the completion of the Bayelsa section of the east-west road. Governor Dickson made the call when the House of Representatives committee on Niger Delta visited...

Abuja Airport International Terminal To Become Operational In February 2018

3 months ago /
Nation  Transport  

The new international terminal building of the Nnamdi Azikiwe international airport Abuja is almost completed and expected to become operational by February next year. The new date was fixed when the joint committee of the senate and House of Representatives inspected some facilities and projects at the airport on Tuesday. The Abuja...

House Of Representatives Wades Into NEMA Staff Strike

4 months ago /
Nation 

Civil servants at the national emergency management agency, NEMA, have called off their industrial action following the intervention of the House of Representatives committee on emergency and disaster preparedness. A truce was reached on Tuesday as NEMA officials promised to attend to the demands of the staff, one of which is...


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