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Reps to probe low implementation of Cabotage Act

The motion sponsor asserted that thousands of jobs will be created if the Cabotage Act is fully implemented. The House of Representatives has directed its committees on Ports and Harbors, Maritime Services, and Shippers Council to immediately swing into action and investigate the low implementation of the Cabotage Act. This resolution is contained in a motion sponsored by Rep. Awaji Abiante (PDP, Rivers) on Tuesday. Abiante, in his debate, noted that the Coastal and Inland...

Reps decry incessant harassment of citizens by security personnel

Rep. Nwogu said situations, where security personnel dehumanize citizens can lead to mistrust and prevent collaborative effort needed to tackle crime and criminality within the Southeast zone. The House of Representatives has directed its Committees on National Security and Intelligence, Army, Police Affairs, and Human Rights to investigate allegations of forceful collection of N500,000.00 by some police officers on 8 July 2023, from travelers along Owerri-Onitsha express road. The directive sequels the adoption of a...

Reps to probe unethical practices in egg procurement by clinics

The motion sponsor warned that if not urgently checked, the trend will lead to an increase in cases of infertility and cancer infections among young donors. The House of Representatives has mandated its Committees on Health Institutions and Human Rights to investigate cases of unethical and exploitative practices in egg procurement and surrogacy by fertility hospitals and clinics in Nigeria. The resolution follows the adoption of a motion sponsored by Rep. BabaJimi Benson (APC, Lagos),...

Reps move to rescue 14 million out-of-school children

Rep. Aliyu said the project looks to reduce the number of out-of-school children through a non-formal accelerated education system and other alternative schooling programmes. The House of Representatives has disclosed that it is working on a project that will ensure that over 14 million out-of-school Nigerian children are back to school. This is according to the chairman of the Committee on Alternative Education, Rep. Ibrahim Al Mustapha Aliyu (APC, Sokoto). Aliyu, who disclosed this during...

We’ll legislate against multiple taxation – Rep. Kalu

The Deputy Speaker revealed that a process of streamlining revenue-collecting agencies, which aims to improve coordination, reduce duplicity in tax administration, and ultimately make the system more efficient and transparent is ongoing. The House of Representatives has pledged its commitment to ensuring that certain sections of the country’s laws are altered to engender flexibility in tax and fiscal policy reforms in the ongoing constitutional amendment. This development is coming on the heels of plans to...

Reps threaten to invoke legislative powers against Customs CG, others

Rep. Ihonbvere said he is ready to go the entire length of the law with the Nigerian customs. The chairman of the House of Representatives ad-hoc committee probing the disposal of public property, Rep. Julius Ihonbvere, has threatened to invoke relevant legislative powers to compel the Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Adewale Adeniyi, to appear before the committee and give details of government property sold by the Service by the Organizations between 2010...

Reps Clerk calls for parliamentary capacity building in security sector

Danzaria said the purpose of the workshop is to encourage discourse on best possible practices for building parliamentary capacity in security sector governance. The Clerk of the House of Representatives, Dr. Yahaya Danzaria, has called on clerks of security-related standing committees in the National Assembly, to build parliamentary capacity toward resolving conflicts in the country. This, according to him, must be done with an emphasis on promoting collaboration among the clerks of all security-centered committees...

IDD 2023: Shehu Sani explains ‘tweet’ on wave of coups in Africa

Noting that those elections provide ‘the people’ an opportunity to exercise their power, Sani added that when democratic leaders make it impossible for people to vote their choices or violate the rules of engagement, the military finds an excuse to intervene under the guise that democracy is suffocated.        Civil Rights Leader, Senator Shehu Sani, has identified the failure of civilian governance to address the issue of poverty and insecurity as the chief...

Shehu Sani insists on bills, oversight as performance indicators for lawmakers

President of the Civil Rights Congress of Nigeria (CRCN), Senator Shehu Sani, calls on the Nigerian electorate to pay better attention to State and National Assemblies’ polls to stem the tide of electing lawmakers who are unable to check the executive arm of government at all levels.     A former federal lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani, has called on Nigerians to direct their focus towards the functions of lawmaking and oversight over the executive arm...

Appeal Court reverses ex-Reps Minority Leader, Elumelu’s Tribunal victory

The Appellate Court faulted earlier judgment by the tribunal as it determined that LP’s Okolie was duly nominated by his party and that he resigned his appointment as required by the constitution. The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has set aside the verdict of the National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal in Asaba, which had earlier declared Rep. Ndudi Elumelu, the duly elected member representing Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency of Delta State, in the House of...

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