News - House of Representatives committee

NIPOST Reforms: Minister Seek Quick Passage Of Enabling Law

6 days 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...

House Committee Issues Arrest Warrant For Ibrahim Magu

1 week 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,...

New Vision For Federal Capital Territory

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The team that will implement the agenda of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Federal Capital Territory has finally assumed office twenty-eight months after the party took over power. Inaugurating the executive committee of the federal capital territory administration, the FCT minister, Muhammed Bello who leads the team says...

House Of Reps Committee Calls For Adequate Funding Of Research Institutes

3 weeks ago /
Health  Nation 

The House Of Representatives committee on science and technology has charged the federal government to improve its budgetary allocation to the sector as this will help improve home grown technology.  The chairman house committee on science and technology Beni Lar who led an eight man committee on oversight visit to...

NASS Endorses Pensioners’ Verification By PTAD

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

The National Assembly on Thursday endorsed verification civil service pensioners being conducted by the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) in Lagos. According to a statement signed by the spokesman for PTAD, Mr Ema Okondo, on Thursday in Lagos, the Senate Committee on Establishment and Pension and the House of Representatives Committee...

Reps Intervene On Killings Of Nigerians In Ghana

1 month ago /
Nation 

The killing of five Nigerians in Ghana following an alleged quarrel between a Nigerian and a Ghanaian is not going down well with Nigeria’s house of representatives committee on the diaspora. Briefing newsmen on the welfare of Nigerians abroad, the house committee chairperson, Rita Orji said it is appalling that  foreign...

Reps Detains Bank Of Agriculture Executives

1 month ago /
Nation 

The House Of Representatives committee on public accounts says it will not allow two directors of the bank of agriculture to leave the premises of the national assembly until its managing director; Kabir Adamu appears before it. The officers are the executive director regional banking, Emmanuel Ameh and the company’s legal...

Reps To Probe Alleged Diversion Of Contract Funds By Finance Ministry

3 months ago /
Nation 

The House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts has announced its readiness to reopen the hearing on the allegation of diversion of contract funds and non-remittance of taxes to Federation Account by Federal Ministry of Finance. Chairman of the committee, Kingsley Chinda, who stated this yesterday in an interview, said the...

House Of Representatives Deliberate On Police Welfare

3 months ago /
Nation  Security 

The Nigerian police will have to be funded to enable it play its constitutional role of protecting lives and property of Nigerians. This is the thinking of the House of Representatives even as its committee on police affairs is conducting a public hearing on a bill to establish the Nigeria Police...

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

4 months 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

4 months 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

5 months 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

5 months 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

5 months 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

6 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

6 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.

6 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

6 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

7 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

8 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,...


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