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Reps fix August 2025 deadline for transmission of amended constitution for assent 

The House has assured Nigerians of an amended constitution to be transmitted to the President for assent by August 2025 by the two chambers of the National Assembly. The chairman of the Constitution Review Committee in the House of Representatives, Deputy Speaker Rep. Benjamin Kalu has slated August 2025 as the deadline for the amended 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to be presented to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for assent. Kalu disclosed...

Food security: FG assures Reps of commitment to tackle inflation, boost production 

The Speaker decried the food crisis rocking Nigeria exacerbated by climate change, rising inflation, and pervasive insecurity saying the role of the Committee was very crucial. The Minister of Budget and Economic Planning, Atiku Bagudu, on Thursday, restated the government’s commitment to put in place measures that will ensure adequate nutrition and food security for Nigerians. The Minister gave the assurance when he appeared before the House of Representatives Committee on Nutrition and Food Security...

NIDCOM Board: Reps urge President Tinubu to respect constitution

The challenges faced by Nigerians in the diaspora that necessitated the establishment of NIDCOM  remain unresolved and have worsened. The House of Representatives on Thursday tasked President Bola Tinubu to give effect to the provisions of Section 2 (1) of the NIDCOM Establishment Act, 2017 by constituting the Board of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM). The House also asked the President to inaugurate the Board after their confirmation and charge it to immediately address...

Reps direct FG agencies to halt all concession process to allow for detail probe 

“Anything regarding concession should be suspended pending the outcome of everything that we are doing here. This goes to all the agencies.” The House of Representatives has asked all Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government to suspend all concession processes they are involved in until its ongoing investigation is concluded. The Joint House Committee on Public Assets and Special Duties, chaired by Rep. Kabir Tukura Ibrahim (APC, Kebbi) gave these directives during its inaugural...

Reps to host National Summit on Food Security and Nutrition 

The current state of food scarcity in Nigeria poses a grave threat to the health and livelihoods of millions of people. The House of Representatives has resolved to urgently convene a National Summit on Food Security and Nutrition in conjunction with the House Committee on Agriculture Production and Service and the Committee on Agriculture College and Institutions to address the current shortage of food and nutrition dangers to find lasting solutions to the food crises...

Reps approve N446.34bn budget for FIRS 

According to FIRS boss, agencies such as Customs, NIMASA, NPA and others have no statutory business and core mandate in revenue collection. The House of Representatives Committee on Finance on Wednesday approved the sum of N446.34bn as budgetary allocation for the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) for the 2024 fiscal year. The budget estimate comprises N177.44bn as personnel cost; N156.45bn as overhead cost and N112.45bn as capital expenditures. The approval was a sequel to the...

Reps accuse Multichoice of alleged tax indebtedness of $342M 

The House mandated an urgent investigation into the non-remittance of tax revenues of about N1.8 trillion by Multichoice with a focus on the suppression of information discovered from their submissions in their home country. The House of Representatives has cautioned potential buyers of Multichoice Nigeria, Multichoice Africa or any other Subsidiaries of the Multichoice Group operating in Nigeria to be aware of the alleged outstanding indebtedness of $342 million tax revenue owed to the Federal...

Reps halt implementation of revised guidelines for verification of nurses, midwives

The revised guidelines for verification of nurses and midwives issued by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria was scheduled to take effect from March 1, 2024. The House of Representatives on Tuesday urged the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria not to implement the Revised Guidelines for verification of certificates for nurses and directed the Committees on Health Institutions and Legislative Compliance to investigate the controversy surrounding the Revised Guidelines and report to the...

Orosanye Report: Reps PAC chairman hail Tinubu on decision to implement document

The commendation comes as President Tinubu revealed his decision to implement the Orosanye report and tackle one of the major drains on public funds. The Chairman, Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the House of Representatives, Rep. Bamidele Salam (PDP, Osun) has hailed President Bola Tinubu for his courage in addressing a significant issue plaguing public finance and urged similar action on the 2014 Confab Report. The commendation comes in the wake of President Tinubu’s decisive actions...

Speaker Abbas tasks constitution review Committee to prioritise gender bills

“I urge you to review the issue of additional or reserved seats for women across legislative bodies, twinning in joint tickets and conferring citizenship on foreigners married to Nigerian women,” he said. The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Tajudeen Abbas (APC, Kaduna) has tasked the 43-member House Committee on Constitution Review to reconsider some of the gender bills that were rejected in the 9th assembly, notably the bill on the creation of extra-legislative...

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