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Rivers / PDP crisis: ‘Damagum must go’ – Fubara group insist as reconciliation fails

PDP Reps lawmakers reconciliation meeting stalemate as they failed to find a common ground. Reconciliation efforts by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the House of Representatives failed as lawmakers supporting the Rivers State governor, Siminalayi Fubara, failed to pass a vote of confidence on the Acting National Chairman of the party, Umar Damagum, insisting on his resignation from the party. The meeting was called at the instance of the Leader of the Minority Caucus...

NASS Complex Renovation: Senate, Reps to return to main chambers next week 

After 19 months of holding plenaries at temporary Chambers, both the Senate and the House of Representatives, are returning to their main Hallowed Chambers on Tuesday next week.  Members of the House of Representatives and Senators are set to resume plenary sittings in their main Chambers next week on Tuesday, April 23, 2024 OrderPaper recalls that a contract worth N37 billion was given to Visible Construction Limited and a few other companies by the Federal...

Reps south west caucus condemn attack on Oyo govt house by Yoruba agitators

Federal lawmakers from the southwest region condemn the attack on the Oyo state government house by Yoruba agitators and disassociate from the group. The House of Representatives South West Caucus has disassociated itself from a group known as Yoruba Nation Agitators, saying their conduct in Oyo state has caused unrest and poses a threat to the peace and stability of the region. The lawmakers also condemned the illegalities perpetuated by the group which they fear might...

Rep moves to combat wildlife trafficking

Rep. Ugbor decried the low status of Nigeria as a global hub for wildlife trafficking in recent years which is his motivation for sponsoring the Bill. The Minister of Environment, Mr. Balarabe Abbas has expressed willingness to support the National Assembly to ensure the speedy passage of the endangered species bill to combat the menace of wildlife trafficking in Nigeria. The Minister made these remarks in Abuja on Monday at a stakeholders meeting convened by...

House Committee on Constitution Review extends memoranda submission deadline

Kalu has emphasized that the Constitution Review process is a priority for the 10th Assembly of the House of Representatives The House Committee on Constitution Review, under the leadership of Rep. Benjamin Okezie Kalu, the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, has extended the deadline for the submission of memoranda from the public on the review of the 1999 Constitution (as amended). The new deadline is April 30, 2024. This extension is an outcome...

Rape: Federal, state lawmakers charged to prioritize establishment of sexual offences courts

The book is a collection of poems on sexual and gender-based violence in memory of Keren-Happuch Aondodoo Akpagher and several other victims. The Chairman of the House of Representatives Press Corps, Comrade Grace Ike, has charged lawmakers at the national and state levels to prioritize the establishment of sexual offences courts across the country in a bid to tackle the menace of sexual abuse in the country. Ike, who suggested that they be modelled after...

Former lawmaker and son of Kogi ex-governor, dies after Eid prayers 

He slumped and died on Wednesday shortly after he observed Eid-al-Fitr prayer in Abuja. A former member of the House of Representatives who represented Ankpa, Olamaboro and Omala Federal Constituency in Kogi State, Rep. Mohammed Idris, has been confirmed dead. The deceased was the son of a former Governor of Kogi State, Ibrahim Idris. READ ALSO: Eid-el-Fitr: House leadership calls for unity, prayers for Nigeria   Reports have it that he slumped and died shortly after...

Eid-el-Fitr: House leadership calls for unity, prayers for Nigeria 

Speaker Abbas has enjoined Nigerians, especially Muslims, to offer prayers for Nigeria and her leaders in celebration of Eid-el-Fitr In commemoration of the Eid-el-Fitr, the end of the holy month of Ramadan, the Nigeria House of Representatives celebrates with Muslim Faithful across the nation and beyond. Recognized as one of the most significant festivals on the Islamic Lunar Calendar; Eid-el-Fitr signifies a celebration of gratitude to Almighty Allah (SWT), spiritual devotion, charity and a new...

Electricity Tariff Hike: House of Reps to address citizens’ concerns

Kalu reiterated the commitment of the House of Representatives to address the recent surge in electricity tariffs upon resumption from recess. Amidst mounting public outcry over the recent surge in electricity tariffs, the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Benjamin Okezie Kalu (APC, Abia), has pledged that the House will confront citizens’ concerns head-on as the Green Chamber reconvenes for plenary sessions. He made this known during a virtual appearance on a special...

Rivers crisis: Wike’s loyalist, Rep Chinda disowns coalition of opposition lawmakers 

Rep Chinda has disowned the coalition of opposition lawmakers saying the body is unknown to parliament cautioning its members to desist from unparliamentary practices.  The House of Representatives Minority Caucuses, including that of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),  have disowned the opposition coalition led by Rep. Ikenga Ugochinyere (PDP, Imo) with its acclaimed 60 lawmakers saying such a body is unknown to the parliament.  This was contained in a statement issued and co-signed by all...

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