News - House of Representatives committee

FMBN Accuses Banks, Insurance Coys Of Frustrating Housing Fund

3 days 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

3 days 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

4 days 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

5 days 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

1 week 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

4 weeks 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

1 month 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

1 month 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...

House Of Reps Appraise Rural Telephony Project

1 month 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...

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

2 months 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...

NIPOST Reforms: Minister Seek Quick Passage Of Enabling Law

2 months 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

2 months 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 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

5 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

5 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

6 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...


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