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₦100m Olympic support, spending raise, and bank tax | HOUSE GIST TODAY

₦6.2trillion increase in budget, ₦100m support for Olympic games and winfall tax on banks top activities in the House today Reps advance  Tinubu’s bills to Increase 2024 budget by ₦6.2 trillion, impose bank tax  The House of Representatives today received a double dose of executive bills to increase government spending which both passed the first and second reading on the floor. A bill to amend the 2024 budget to authorise additional spending of  ₦6.2 trillion...

Pro-Wike, Fubara lawmakers lock horns over governor’s spending powers

Pro-Wike and pro-Fubara assembly members lock horns over Fubara’s spending powers as the seven-day ultimatum issued to the governor to re-present the 2024 budget expires  The Rivers State House of Assembly, under the leadership of Speaker Victor Oko-Jumbo, has vehemently condemned a resolution passed by a faction led by Martin Amaewhule, which bars Governor Siminalayi Fubara from accessing public funds. In a heated plenary session on Tuesday, Speaker Oko-Jumbo criticized the actions of Amaewhule and...

Reps reiterates need to prioritise STEM education 

The House Committee expressed commitment to ensuring qualitative education, including STEM, is made accessible to all Chairman of the House of Representatives’ Committee on Federal Polytechnics and Higher Education, Rep. Fuad Kayode Laguda (APC Lagos), has called on relevant authorities to prioritize science and health technology as a strategic move to drive economic growth, improve living standards, and address societal challenges. Laguda made this appeal on Monday during a public hearing on three bills, emphasizing...

Again, Senate, House suspend plenary to mourn Rep. Adams

The death of the Kaduna State lawmaker, Rep Ekene Abubakar Adams, marks the second loss of the House of Representative in barely a week The Senate and House of Representatives on Tuesday suspended sitting to mourn the sudden demise of a colleague, Rep. Ekene Abubakar Adams. Both chambers accordingly adjourned plenary session to Wednesday, July 17, 2024. Speaker of the House Rep. Tajudeen Abbas (APC Kaduna), announced Rep Adam’s death after accepting the votes and proceedings...

Meet members of the 10th National Assembly from Kwara State 

Kwara state, in north-central Nigeria, has a total of nine members in the National Assembly, comprising three senators and six representatives in the house Kwara state was created in May 1967 as one of the first of twelve states to replace the nation’s four regions. Formerly known as West-central state, its the name was changed to Kwara, a local name for the Niger river. The state is currently governed by Adulrahman  Abdulrazaq.   Senators from...

Reps to intensify oversight of Abuja councils 

The House Committee on the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Area Councils and Ancillary Matters has frowned at the disregard of its summons by agencies in Abuja  The House of Representatives Committee on the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Area Councils and Ancillary Matters has announced its decision to undertake intensive oversight on agencies responsible for all Area Councils in Nigeria’s capital. This move comes in response to the refusal of several agencies to comply with summons...

TRAGEDY: Another Rep, Ekene Abubakar Adams, dies

The House of Representatives has yet again been hit with the death of another member, Rep. Ekene Abubakar Adams Tragedy has struck the Nigerian House of Representatives as Rep. Ekene Abubakar Adams, representing Chikun/Kajuru Federal Constituency in Kaduna State, has been confirmed dead. Adams passed away on Tuesday morning, July 16, 2024, following a brief illness. Adams, aged 39, was a notable figure in Nigerian sports before venturing into politics. He served as the general...

Reps to probe Hajj commission over 2024 pilgrimage

The National Hajj Commission (NAHCON) and FCTA Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board have some questions to answer before the House  Committee over misconducts in 2024 Hajj The House of Representatives on Thursday set up an ad-hoc committee to investigate the National Hajj Commission (NAHCON) over the misconduct in the 2024 Hajj pilgrimage. The resolution of the House followed the adoption of a motion moved by Rep. Mohammed Bio (APC Kwara), on the floor of the House...

Police in-fighting, school feeding and welfare schemes | HOUSE GIST

A call to investigate recruitment dispute between the Police Service Commission (PSC) and the IGP, a revisit of the school feeding, and welfare scheme for youths are major highlights from plenary of the House Reps to intervene in PSC and IGP recruitment face-off The House of Representatives on Thursday mandated its standing committee on police to investigate and resolve the ongoing recruitment dispute between the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun and the Police Service...

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