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Reps chide Customs for failing to submit Audited Financial Statements for 3 years

The House Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has slammed the Nigeria Customs Service over the non-submission of audited financial statements. The House of Representatives Public Account Committee has queried the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) over its failure to submit audited financial statements for the  2016, 2017, and 2018 financial years to the Auditor General of the federation. At an investigative hearing on Tuesday, January 30, the committee criticised the NCS for withholding its financial statements for...

Reps to probe continued attack in Plateau State

The House of Representatives has called for a probe into the crisis ravaging Plateau state.  The House of Representatives has established a 7-member ad hoc committee to probe the root cause of the continuous violence in parts of Jos, Plateau state. The House also directed the Chief of Defense Staff to establish a Civilian Joint Task Force in the state to repel terrorist attacks and reduce violence. These resolutions follow the adoption of an urgent...

Reps adjourn plenary till February 6 for Bye-Elections

The House of Reps has adjourned plenary until February 6, 2024, to allow interested lawmakers to participate in Bye-Elections set to be held on Saturday, February 3, 2026.  The House of Representatives has adjourned plenary till February 6, 2024, for the bye-elections and re-runs which will held on Saturday across 26 states. The speaker of the House, Tajudeen Abbas (APC, Kaduna), announced this at the plenary on Tuesday, January 30, 2024. This plenary is the...

Reps spokesperson breaks down in tears over rising insecurity in Ekiti state

The House Spokesperson broke down in tears on the floor of the house over the incessant killings in Ekiti state The Spokesperson of the House of Representatives, Akintunde Rotimi (APC, Ekiti) broke down in tears over the spate of criminal attacks which has led to the death of some members of his constituency in Ekiti state.  Rep Rotimi  could not hold back his emotion on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, while moving a motion of urgent...

President Tinubu must demand greater performance and responsibility from Service Chiefs – Speaker Abbas

The speaker of the House, Rep Abbas has said tackling the rising insecurity in the country would require the adoption of new approaches and strategies.  The speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Tajudeen Abbas (APC, Kaduna) has called on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to demand greater performance and responsibility from the service chiefs and the adoption of new approaches to tackling the widespread insecurity plaguing the country.  He said this at the plenary on...

COVID-19: NEPC report rejected as Reps order resubmission

The Reps Public Account Committee dismissed the National Export Promotion Council (NEPC) from its investigative hearing on Monday and also charged the council to submit its report 48 hours before the date of its next reappearance. The House of Representatives Committee on Public Account has asked the National Export Promotion Council (NEPC) to reappear before it with a properly detailed report on how it spent the N50 billion COVID-19 fund released in 2020.  The Council...

SOFT SIDE: Rep celebrates wife’s birthday on social media

Rep Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala takes to social media to celebrate his wife on her birthday describing her as his queen, confidant, and better half. It was some sentimental moments on X (formerly Twitter) when a member of the House of Representatives, Rep Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala (APC, Oyo) put his wife, Hadiza, on the spotlight by celebrating her birthday. Alao-Akala, who is the chairman, House Committee on Youths, described his wife in the sensational post made on Sunday...

Abbas, Chinda, Jaha, among 24 lawmakers to watch in 2024

The year 2024 holds high expectations of the National Assembly of Nigeria just as the lawmakers will be out and about their duties to deliver on the mandate of law-making, representation and oversight   A few days ago, OrderPaper focused on 12 senators in the first part of the signature series, 24 lawmakers to watch out for in 2024. In this sequel and presented in no particular order, the spotlight is on 12 lawmakers from the House of...

Student Loan: ASUU bent on maintaining poor tertiary education model – Lawmaker 

Rep. Terseer Ugbor, says ASUU is bent on maintaining a model of financing tertiary education that has depleted the quality of education in the country over the years. The Chairman of the House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee On Student Loans and Access To Higher Education, Rep. Terseer Ugbor (APC, Benue), says the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is the only academic body that opposes the Student Loan Act despite its potential benefits for citizens,...

We used COVID-I9 funds to pay 13th month salary – NiMET

NiMET has told the House Committee on Public Account that the COVID fund it received was used as payment for its staff’s 13th month salary. The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has said the COVID-19 intervention fund released to it in 2020 was used for the payments of 13th-month salary to all its staff. The agency disclosed this during an investigative hearing with the House of Representatives Public Account Committee on Thursday, January 24, 2024.  According...

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