Tags: House of Representatives

N895.8bn Supplementary Budget Passes Second Reading In House of Reps

The 2021 Supplementary Appropriation Bill has passed second reading at the House of Representatives. The money bill of N895.842billion was passed on Wednesday during plenary by a session presided over by the Speaker, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila. The Leader of the House, Rep. Alhassan Ado-Doguwa, while leading debate on the general principles of the bill, said…

Sanwo-Olu Urges FG to Provide Funding For Lagos-Badagry Expressway

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has urged the Federal Government to provide adequate funding for the Lagos-Badagry Expressway, an international gateway to West African countries. He said Lagos State Government has taken a leap to start a 10-lanes highway on the Lagos-Badagry Expressway and it has already done almost 18 kilometers of the road.…

National Assembly Urges FG to Suspend Planned Tariff Increase In June

The House of Representatives has urged the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to suspend a fresh increase in electricity tariff proposed to take off next month. It said the majority of Nigerians could not afford the additional burden of a fresh tariff hike amid the hardship they already faced. In a resolution passed in plenary…

Insecurity: House Asks FG to Postpone 2021 Census

The House of Representatives has called for the postponement of the 2021 population and housing census being planned by the National Population Commission (NPC). It said at its plenary on Wednesday that the country was unsafe for the exercise in view of the rising insecurity in Nigeria. The House, presided over by the Speaker, Rep.…

Covid-19: House Of Rep. Calls For Reopening Of Kano, P’Harcourt, Enugu International Airports

The House of Representatives has asked the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 to reopen the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, which was shut in March 2020 in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. It said this would restore lost jobs and cater to the travel needs of thousands of passengers, largely from Northern Nigeria,…

SIM Blocking: Reps Ask NCC To Extend Deadline On New Regulation By 10 Weeks

The House of Representatives has asked the Nigerian Communications Commission and the Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy to extend the deadline for disconnecting of any SIM card not registered with the National Identity Number (NIN) by network operators to 10 weeks. The House lauds the intention of the NCC but wants the process to…

Jigawa Lawmaker Accidentally Shoots Self

A lawmaker in the House of Representatives, Mohammed Gudaji Kazaure, has mistakenly shot himself in the leg at his residence. It was reported that Kazaure, who is a legislator from Jigawa State, was ‘romancing’ his pistol when he accidentally pulled the trigger, and the bullet hit his leg. He was reportedly flown abroad for treatment,…

PHOTO NEWS: Reps C’ttee On Army In Rivers

Members of the House of Representatives Committee on the Army are in Rivers State to see places damaged by the military earlier in 2016. The committee, led by Rimande Shawulu Kwewum, was taken round properties destroyed by soldiers, who unleashed terror on inhabitants of Ogoni communities. Part of the places visited on Tuesday, April 19,…