Reps ask FG to suspend implementation of Samoa Agreement

The House of representatives has asked the federal government to suspend implementation of the Samoa Agreement.   The House also resolved to investigate the agreement signed by the federal government on June 28.   The green chamber passed the resolution following the adoption of a motion of urgent public importance sponsored by Sani Madaki, the minority whip, and 87 other lawmakers.   The agreement recently sparked controversy following reports that some lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) provisions found their way into the pact.   WHAT IS SAMOA AGREEMENT? According…

House of Reps set to hold Inaugural Legislative Open Week

The 10th House of Representatives is set to host its inaugural Legislative Open Week from Wednesday, July 3, to Friday, July 5, 2024.   Themed “Improving Inclusion through Citizens Engagement,” this event aimed to promote an open parliament and enhance citizens’ participation, in alignment with Agenda 6 of the People’s House Legislative Agenda.   “As we commemorate 25 years of uninterrupted democracy in Nigeria, the Legislative Open Week provides a platform for reflection and forward planning.   Dignitaries expected include: – Special Guest of Honour: H.E. President Bola Ahmed Tinubu,…

BREAKING: CJN to earn N5.39m monthly, as Reps pass Judicial Officers Salaries bill

The House of Representatives has passed a bill for an Act for upward review of the salaries, allowances, and fringe benefits of judicial office holders in the country, with a total monthly package of N5.39m for the Chief Justice of Nigeria. Under the bill which was submitted to the House on Tuesday by the President, other Justices of the Supreme Court are to earn a total package of N4, 213,192.54, while the President of the Court of Appeal is to earn a total monthly package of N4, 478,415.78. Similarly, justices…

Reps probe NCDMB over alleged multi million dollars corruption

Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) has come under probe by the House of Representatives over allegations of corruption and mismanagement of public funds put at $300 million.   The probe was part of the ongoing efforts to stamp out corruption in the oil and gas sector.   NCDMB was established by the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development Act (NOGICD) of 2010.   The mission of the board is to promote the development and utilization of in-country capacities for the industrialization of Nigeria through the effective implementation…

Reps raise 23-man panel on Oronsaye report, demand review

The House of Representatives, on Thursday, described the 2012 Steve Oronsaye Report as outdated and called on President Bola Tinubu to thoroughly review it before going ahead to implement the same.   The House, therefore, raised a 23-man committee chaired by House Leader, Julius Ihonvbere, to recommend appropriate measures to mitigate the likely fallout of the Oronsaye Report review.   The Federal Government had on Monday announced plans to implement the Oronsaye report, which proposed the merger of ministries, departments and agencies, as a measure to cut the cost of…

House of Reps ,of Legislative Agenda and Capacity Building, By ABUBAKAR YUSUF.

Having assumed duty in June, 2023, Rt Honorable Tajudeen Abbas as the 10th House of Representatives Speaker, sets the ball rolling in all areas of National Development.   Having identified the process of development in the last dispensation of the 9th Assembly as leaving much to be desired and the need to set a target, the decision of the 10th Assembly under Rt Honorable Tajudeen Abbas was proactive and on course to deliver not only on its mandate, but dividends of democracy to Nigerians .   Hence , the need…

House of Reps donates N400m to victims of Kaduna drone misfire

Members of the Federal House of Representatives have pledged to undertake projects valued at 400 million Naira for the Tudun Biri community, which was bombed in error by the Nigerian Army, on December 3, 2023.   The Northern regional caucus forum in the National Assembly, along with other Northern lawmakers, announced a donation of 45 million Naira to support the victims of the attack.   The delegation, led by Alhassan Doguwa, who heads the Northern regional caucus forum in the National Assembly, made this commitment.   The proposed projects for…

EFCC presents N76.5b budget proposal to House of Reps

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, December 5, 2023, presented a budget of N76.586billion (Seventy Six Billion, Five Hundred and Eighty Six Million Naira) as its budget proposal for 2024 to the House of Representatives’ Committee on Financial Crimes.   The proposed budget represents a 53.48% increase over and above the Commission’s 2023 appropriation of N49.901billion (Forty Nine Billion, Nine Hundred and One Million Naira). In the budget estimate, a total sum of N37.074 billion( Thirty Seven Billion, Seventy Four Million Naira) was proposed as personnel cost,…

Senate,Reps to hold joint sitting for 2024 budget defence

Members of the National Assembly will hold joint sittings for the consideration of the 2024 budget proposal submitted by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.   The Chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriation, Senator Adeola Olamilekan made this known to newsmen.   While responding to questions from newsmen after the closed door session with chairmen of Senate standing committees, Olamilekan said that the lawmakers would work on Saturdays and Sundays to meet up with the deadline.   He therefore dispelled media reports that there was no breakdown of the budget, disclosing that the…

Reps to commence 2024 budget defence immediately – Spokesperson

The Spokesperson , Federal House of Representatives,, Hon. Akin Rotimi (Jnr) has revealed that the green chamber was working assiduously to expedite legislative actions in passing the 2024 Appropriation Bill. The Spokesperson said, the move was in line with the mandate given by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to sustain the January-December budget cycle system.   On Wednesday, President Tinubu presented N27 trillion as the proposed budget for 2024, before a joint session of the senate and House of Representatives.   Tinubu asked the lawmakers to expedite the consideration of the…