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Rep Abdulmumini Jibril to head Housing and Habitat Committee 

Speaker appoints Rep Abdulmumini Jibrin to head housing & habitat committee  The speaker of the House of Representatives on Tuesday named Kano lawmaker, Rep. Abdulmumin Jibrin chairman Committee on Housing and Habitat. According to the Speaker, Rep. Tanjudeen Abbas, Rep. Abdulmumin is expected to bring his wealth of experience as a former chairman of the committees on finance, Appropriation, transport and foreign affairs as well as in the executive arm, having served as Executive Director...

Reps urge NASS leadership to intervene in Plateau House of Assembly crisis

Reps beg Nass leadership to intervene in the ongoing crisis at the Plateau state House of Assembly The House of Representatives has called on the leadership of the National Assembly to immediately intervene and ensure that the remaining Members Elect of the Plateau State House of Assembly are sworn for the purpose of equity, fairness and justice. This resolution was sequel to a motion of urgent national importance brought by former deputy speaker Rep. Idris...

FRA: Reps propose July ending for presentation of MTEF before NASS

Meanwhile, the Bill when assented to shall compel the National Assembly to consider and approve the MTEF on or before the last day of August in each financial year. The move to combat corruption, block revenue leakages and eliminate wastages of public resources by Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government has just begun as the National Assembly has taken the initiative by introducing a Bill to amend the much anticipated Fiscal Responsibility Act (FRA),...

EXCLUSIVE: Retired civil service director drafts bill seeking to return Nigeria to regional government

Part of a document of the drafted regional government bill went viral on social media on Friday. According to the document it is expected to be passed into law before October 1, 2024. In the spirit of returning to the Old National Anthem, Dr Akin Fapohunda, a retired director with the federal civil service, has drafted the bill seeking a return to the regional government in Nigeria as it was in 1963. Part of a document...

Reps blow hot, set to investigate CBN’s retrenchment of 600 employees 

Reps blow hot move to probe CBN’s retrenchment of 600 employees including directors, with almost all staff members in the Governor’s Directorate being terminated. On Wednesday, the House of Representatives resolved to investigate the conditions surrounding the recent dismissal of approximately 600 employees from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). This was a sequel to a motion of urgent public importance moved by Rep. Jonathan Gbefwi (SDP, Nasarawa), during a plenary session on Wednesday. It could...

Nigerians must believe in President Tinubu in order to see his efforts – Rep Victor Abang

President Tinubu is doing all he can to convince the people that he means well, for the people. That is the greatest challenge because you need to get the people to believe in what you’re doing. The renewed hope government of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu came on board on May 29 2023. The President, delivering his inaugural speech, during his swearing-in ceremony courageously declared the removal of fuel subsidies as earlier touted during his presidential...

Reps summon First Bank, Zenith, GTB, UBA, Access over non-remittance of Education Taxes in billions of naira

Reps Summon First Bank and 13 other commercial banks others over Non-Remittance of Education Taxes worth billions of naira of between 2011-2022 in violation of the TETFUND Act. 14 commercial banks have been summoned by the House of Representatives Committee on Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) to appear before it alongside its tax consultants to reconcile the Education Tax Computation not remitted to TETFund by the banks between 2011 and 2022. Chairman of the Committee,...

Tinubu’s government is one of hopelessness, without direction – LP lawmakers

The LP caucus said it is bewildered that the state of the economy in Nigeria has dangerously continued on a free fall, one year after the inauguration of the current administration. The Labour Party (LP) caucus in the House of Representatives has described President Bola Tinubu’s one year in office as a reign of economic hardship, insecurity and hopelessness, which they said negates the Renewed Hope Agenda campaign promises. This was contained in a statement...

Nigeria’s 1999 constitution does not protect Local Government Areas from governors – AGF

The 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria falls short in delineating the political autonomy of local governments, leading to significant consequences. The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Lateef Fagbemi, has stated that the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria did not provide adequately for the political autonomy of the local governments. Fagbemi led discussions during Monday’s National Discourse on Nigeria’s Security Challenges and Good Governance at the...

2027: G-60 minority lawmakers accuse Damagum of destroying PDP to pave way for APC 

“Damagun has gone against the tenets of the agreement reached at the last National Executive Council meeting of the PDP, which allowed him to remain in office until August.” The crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) shows no sign of abating as Rep. Ikenga Ugochinyere (PDP, Imo), the acclaimed leader of the G-60 minority lawmakers in the House of Representatives, again accused the Acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Umar Damagun,...

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