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Reps approve Pay-As-You-Go, price reduction for DSTV, others

Written by on 15 July 2021

The House of Representatives adopted pay-as-you-go and a price slash for DSTV and other cable satellite operators in the country. The House considered and approved recommendations of the Ad–hoc Committee on Non–Implementation of Pay–As–You–Go and sudden Increment of Tariffs plan by Broadcast Digital Satellite Service Providers. The Chairman of the Committee and member representing Ukanafun/Oruk […]

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Senators, Reps Raise Committees To Harmonise Positions On PIB

Written by on 7 July 2021

The Senate and House of Representatives have constituted two committees to fine-tune the controversial Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) for presidential assent. The two chambers of the National Assembly last Thursday passed the long-awaited PIB but differed on the percentage of yearly expenditure of oil revenue to be devoted to the development of oil-bearing communities. While […]

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BREAKING: Reps approve bill to create state police, security outfits

Written by on 6 July 2021

The House of Representatives has passed for second reading, a bill seeking to amend the 1999 Constitution to allow creation of state police and legalise regional security outfits. The current police system will be decentralised by moving police from the Exclusive Legislative List to the Concurrent List. Chairman of the House Committee on Judiciary, Onofiok […]

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BREAKING: House of Reps pass PIB

Written by on 1 July 2021

The House of Representatives on Thursday passed for third reading the Petroleum Industry Bill 2021. Chairman of the House Adhoc Committee on the PIB, Rep. Mohammed Tahir Mongunu moved for the consideration of the motion at about 1.00pm on Thursday. The report was laid before the House at plenary on Wednesday. Mongunu said; “That the […]

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Reps confirm Yahaya as Chief of Army Staff

Written by on 29 June 2021

The House of Representatives has confirmed the nomination of Major General Farouk Yahaya as Chief of Army Staff. The confirmation followed the consideration and adoption of the screening report by the House’ Committees on Defense and Army at the plenary on Tuesday. The joint committee, which screened Yahaya earlier on June 15, 2021, laid its […]

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Nigeria losing $30bn annually from revenue leakages — Reps

Written by on 29 June 2021

Joint House of Representatives Committee on Finance, Banking and Currency has said that Nigeria lost about $30 billion from 2005 to 2019 annually from revenue leakages. The leakages were basically from activities of agencies and companies in banking, oil exploration, engineering, procurement, construction, installation, marine transportation, manufacturing and telecommunications. According to the committee, the country […]

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Reps quiz Polaris MD over $224m NNPC alleged hidden account

Written by on 25 June 2021

The House of Representatives’ Ad Hoc Committee on Assessment and Status of All Recovered Loots Movable and Immovable Assets from 2002 to 2020 by Agencies of the Federal Government of Nigeria for Effective Efficient Management and Utilisation, on Thursday, grilled the Acting Managing Director, Polaris Bank Limited, Innocent Ike, over an account belonging to the […]

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Reps confused as EFCC, AMCON fight on Diezani allies’ assets

Written by on 16 June 2021

The House of Representatives’ Ad Hoc Committee on Assessment and Status of All Recovered Loots Movable and Immovable Assets from 2002 to 2020 by Agencies of the Federal Government of Nigeria for Effective Efficient Management and Utilisation is in dilemma on how to resolve a brewing crisis between the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and […]

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