Samoa Agreement: House of Representatives to investigate claims of controversial clauses

The House of Representatives has resolved to investigate the controversial clauses allegedly contained in the recently signed Samoa Partnership Agreement to ensure they sufficiently align with constitutional provisions, extant laws, and our national interests and values. The Green Chamber also urged the federal government to ensure thorough consultations and stakeholder engagement on matters relating to the agreement. These decisions followed the adoption of a Motion of Urgent National Importance titled “Alleged Controversial Samoa Partnership Agreement by the Federal Government,” sponsored by House Deputy Minority Leader, Rep. Aliyu Sani Madaki (NNPP,…

House of Reps mourns Oyo Lawmaker, Rep Olaide Adewale Akinremi

The House of Representatives has announced the passing of Rep. (Prince) Olaide Adewale Akinremi, affectionately known as Jagaban, who represented Ibadan North Federal Constituency under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). A distinguished and ranking member of the 10th Assembly, Rep. Akinremi who served as Chairman of the House Committee on Science Research Institutions, passed away this morning, Wednesday, July 10, 2024, after a brief illness. He was aged 51. Until his demise, the Oyo legislator was a dedicated public servant known for his unwavering commitment to the…

Cholera Outbreaks : HoR Minority Caucus calls for State of Emergency across 36 States

The Minority Leadership of the House of Representatives has expressed great concern over the alarming rise in cholera cases across thirty states in Nigeria, as reported by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The leadership in a release signed by the Minority Leader,Rep.Kingsley Chinda said the outbreak highlighted critical deficiencies in public health safety measures and underscored the urgent need for immediate action.The Minority Caucus therefore called for State of Emergency across the states in Nigeria. “The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control’s announcement of cholera outbreaks in thirty states…

House of Representatives shifts resumption date to April 30

The House of Representatives has announced the further rescheduling of the resumption date from the ongoing recess. According to a release signed by Hon Akin Rotimi Jr.the House Spokesperson,the new resumption date is now set for Tuesday, April 30, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. “This adjustment, as communicated by the Clerk of the House of Representatives, Dr. Yahaya Danzaria, Esq., in an internal correspondence to Honourable Members on Wednesday, is aimed at giving Honourable Members more time for constituency outreach to secure adequate input in the constitution review process. “The extension…

Reps Minority Caucus mourns passage of Gov Akeredolu,says he was a great Leader

Minority Caucus of the House of Representatives has commiserated with the Ondo state government,family and friends of Gov Rotimi Akeredolu who passed on today after prolonged battle with prostrate cancer.   The Minority leader on behalf of the minority caucus of the House of Representatives, extended deepest condolences on the passing of Gov Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, who was Chairman of South-West Governors Forum,till his demise.   “He was a great leader and a quintessential Bar man. His term in office as Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) President was characterised by the campaign…

Speaker Abbas lauds Bishop Kukah, EU on robust political ideology for Nigeria …. says House of Representatives demonstrated same in appointments

The Speaker, Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Dr. Tajudeen Abbas has praised the Bishop of Sokoto Diocese and Convener, National Peace Committee NPC , Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah and the European Union for championing the Needs Assessment of Political Parties in Nigeria, by creating an acceptable political ideology for the country.   Abbas bare his mind during the “Public Presentation of the Needs Assessment of Political Parties” held on Tuesday at Exclusive Serene Hotel, Abuja.   The speaker maintained that the House of Representatives had demonstrated not in words but actions…

Reps condemns killing of two Men in Onitsha, calls for Police Investigation

The House of Representatives on Wednesday urged the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun to investigate the gruesome killing of two men in Onitsha by a mob on November 1, 2023. The resolution of the House followed a motion of Urgent National Importance moved by the lawmaker representing Ihiala Federal Constituency of Anambra, Hon. Paschal Agbodike. The motion called the attention of the House to the rampant killing of Nigerians by mob action noted that between 2019 and 2022 more than 279 mob actions were recorded in Nigeria…

Speaker Abbas inaugurates Ad Hoc Committee on Oil Theft …… says House’ll raise revenue target for MDAs in 2024

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rt. Hon. Abbas Tajudeen,on Wednesday inaugurated a Special Ad Hoc Committee on Oil Theft to investigate the growing spate of pipeline vandalisation, illegal petroleum bunkering and theft. The Speaker noted that oil theft and other oil related criminalities remain the greatest economic sabotage that has left the country with dwindling revenue.   In his address at the inauguration ceremony, the Speaker stated that the resolve of the 10th House to “tackle one of the largest threats to Nigeria’s economy.” Speaker Abbas decried that…

Reps to abolish long-term appointments in acting capacity without confirmation

The House of Representatives at the plenary Wednesday passed through second reading, a Bill seeking to amend the Interpretation Act, 2004 to provide conditions for appointment and assumption of offices in acting capacity. The proposed legislation titled, “Bill for an Act to Amend the Interpretation Act, Cap. 123, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 to provide Conditions for Appointment and Assumption of Office in Acting capacity, to provide the meaning of certain words and for Related Matters”, was sponsored by the Deputy Speaker, Hon. Benjamin Kalu, Hon. Ikeagwuonu Ugochinyere…

House of Reps spends N46.8b to buy brand new 2023 Prado SUV for all members amid hardship in Nigeria

The House of Representatives has purchased a brand new Prado SUV worth N130 million for each of the over 360 lawmakers in the Green Chamber. With the house comprising 360 members representing each of the Federal Constituencies of the country, that means no fewer than N46.8bn has been incurred on the vehicles. In a statement at the weekend, Chairman House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Akin Rotimi confirmed that the National Assembly bureaucracy is in the phased process of procuring and distributing operational vehicles to members in the coming…