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COVID-19: NEPC report rejected as Reps order resubmission

The Reps Public Account Committee dismissed the National Export Promotion Council (NEPC) from its investigative hearing on Monday and also charged the council to submit its report 48 hours before the date of its next reappearance. The House of Representatives Committee on Public Account has asked the National Export Promotion Council (NEPC) to reappear before it with a properly detailed report on how it spent the N50 billion COVID-19 fund released in 2020.  The Council...

We used COVID-I9 funds to pay 13th month salary – NiMET

NiMET has told the House Committee on Public Account that the COVID fund it received was used as payment for its staff’s 13th month salary. The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has said the COVID-19 intervention fund released to it in 2020 was used for the payments of 13th-month salary to all its staff. The agency disclosed this during an investigative hearing with the House of Representatives Public Account Committee on Thursday, January 24, 2024.  According...

LGBTQA: Reps demands ban of gay materials in schools

The lawmakers say lax implementation of existing laws has encouraged the use of LGBTXA content in educational materials used in nursery and primary schools. The House of Representatives has asked the federal government to ban educational materials containing words that promote Lesbianism, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Asexual (LGBTQA) orientations in schools throughout Nigeria. The lawmakers expressed concern about the  influx of foreign educational materials which are “alien and inimical to our cherished norms and...

Channel fuel subsidy savings to healthcare, Reps to Tinubu

The motion sponsor posited that the country’s healthcare crisis cannot be resolved without Universal healthcare coverage. The House of Representatives has asked President Bola Tinubu to allocate part of the Fuel subsidy removal savings to the provision of healthcare for vulnerable people. This is even as it advocated for increased access to quality and affordable healthcare in Nigeria. These were contained in a motion “Calling on the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) to cover Vulnerable...

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