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Reps to investigate failed N2bn safe school intervention programme

The House of Representatives said it would investigate the failure of the N2 billion Safe School Initiative Intervention Programme (SSIIP).

Reps to investigate ticket racketeering in rail stations

The House of Representatives has resolved to investigate alleged ticket racketeering by operators of the Abuja and Kaduna railway stations.

Bill to establish Nigerian Maritime security trust fund passes second reading

A bill to establish the Nigerian Maritime Security Trust Fund and other matters related passed second reading on the floor of the House of Representatives.

Reps to investigate disbursement of COVID-19 intervention fund

The House of Representatives will investigate the disbursement of the COVID-19 intervention fund following complaints by airline operators.

Arms purchase: Reps panel invites CBN governor Emefiele, COAS Attahiru

House of Representatives ad hoc Committee on Arms and Ammunition, has summoned the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru to clarify emerging issues on arms purchase.

Reps assure armed forces of improved funding

The House of Representatives has pledged support for the armed forces via approval of additional resources, toward achieving success in the ongoing fight against insurgency and other related security challenges.

Reps wade in on N42bn USSD dispute

The House of Representatives has urged telecommunication operators to halt the planned withdrawal of Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) services to financial institutions in the country.

Reps to pass PIB 2021

The House of Representatives said it will pass the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) before the end of 2021.

We are broke: House of Reps

The House of Representatives said it is broke and cannot afford to carry out its constitutional mandate effectively.

Reps move to enforce installation of fire alerting system in markets, buildings

Apparently alarmed over the incessant fire outbreaks in markets, private and public buildings across Nigeria, the House of Representatives on Wednesday moved that the Federal Government as a matter of urgency enforce installation of fire alerting systems in all buildings across Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory FCT. 

PDP lifts suspension on seven Reps

The suspension placed on seven House of Representatives members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been lifted.

2 Reps dump APGA, PRP for APC

Two lawmakers at the House of Representatives, Rep. Blessing Onuh (APGA-Benue) and Rep. Yakubu Abdullahi (PRP-Bauchi) have defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Purported apology to Buhari: House of Reps opens up

Nigeria's House of Representatives on Monday thrashed reports that it apologised to President Muhammadu Buhari for inviting him to address the lower chamber on rising insecurity in the country.

APC welcomes defecting lawmakers

The All Progressives Congress (APC) welcomes federal lawmakers of the House of Representatives who recently defected from some opposition political parties to the APC.

Reps disagree on bill seeking age limit for political office holders

By EricJames Ochigbo A Bill for an Act to alter the 1999 Constitution, to put an age limit on aspirants seeking political offices in...

Reps ask NCC to extend deadline for NIN update on SIM registration

The House of Representatives has asked the Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) to extend the deadline for the provision of the National Identification Number by telecommunication service subscribers to 10 weeks.

PDP, APGA lose Reps members to APC

Two members from the House of Representatives, Hon. Aliyu Datti Yakwo (PDP, Kano) and Hon. Danjuma Usman (APGA, Taraba) have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Reps make case for sacked NDE DG

The House of Representatives has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to reconsider his decision on the sacking of Dr Nasiru Ladan as Director-General, National Directorate of Employment (NDE).

JUST IN: Reps suspend Buhari’s 774,000 jobs scheme

Members of the House of Representatives have called for the immediate suspension of the Federal Government's Special Works Scheme.

House of Reps did not act in error in inviting Buhari: Spokesman

Benjamin Kalu, spokesperson for the House of Representatives said the House did not act in error by inviting President Buhari.

Breaking: Buhari keeps Reps, Senate waiting

President Muhammadu Buhari has failed to honour the invitation by the House of Representatives to address them on the security situation in the country.

Falana to Buhari: Honour Reps invitation, don’t embarrass yourself

Nigeria's leading human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari against making a volte-face by not honouring the invitation by the House of Representatives.

Reps to write British Parliament over libelous statement on Gowon

Nigerian House of Representatives has resolved to write the British Parliament over a libelous statement made by a member of the parliament, Tom Tugendhat on former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon.

Alleged N26.9bn COVID-19 expenditure: Reps clear SDG boss

By Eric James Ochigbo The House of Representatives Committee on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) says it did not query the Office of the Senior...

U.S. elects record 106 women Reps — projections

 Harrison Arubu No fewer than 106 women will serve in the 117th U.S. House of Representatives beginning on Jan. 3, according to ABC News projections. This...

House of Reps to reconvene for youth related bills

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila said members will reconvene to address youth-related bills next week.

#EndSars: House of Rep summons IGP

The Joint House of Representatives Committees on Justice, Human Right and Police Affairs, mandated to investigate the alleged extra-judicial killing and police brutality, says the Inspector General of Police (IGP) has been invited to appear before it on Thursday, October 22.

Confusion as 2 PDP lawmakers defect to APC

There was confusion in the House of Representatives on Wednesday as two members, elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

House of Reps withdraws controversial Water Resource bill

The House of Representatives at its plenary on Tuesday withdrew the Water Resources Control Bill which it passed two months ago.

House of Reps tackles Akpabio again, accuses him of playing games

The House of Representatives urged Nigerians not to relent in asking from Niger Delta Minister, Godswill Akpabio and the Interim Management Committee, how N81.5billion was squandered in six months.

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