Reps to summon Jonathan over Malabu oil scandal

Former President Goodluck Jonathan may appear before the ad hoc committee of the House of Representatives probing the $1.1 billion Malabu Oil scandal to explain his role. The committee in its report said Dr. Goodluck Jonathan could not have been unaware of the alleged corruption, malpractices, and breach of due process in the award of OPL……

Reps demand details of NNPC’s multiple accounts

The House of Representatives has mandated Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to provide details of all its multiple accounts operated before the introduction of Treasury Single Account (TSA). The House gave the charge in Abuja on Tuesday through its Ad hoc Committee investigating the 17 billion dollars undeclared crude exported. This is to enable the……

Amaechi’s Ministry may not get budget allocation in 2017 – Reps

Four committees of the House of Representatives on Tuesday​ stated that the Federal Ministry of Transportation‎​ headed by Rotimi Amaechi may not get 2017 budget allocation.​ They are Committees on Aviation; Land Transport; Maritime Safety and Administration; Ports, Harbours and Waterways. The committees, which visited the ministry’s headquarters in Abuja on oversight function, threatened to…

Reps want financial crimes offenders jailed for 20 years

A bill that proposes to extend jail term for people convicted of economic and financial crimes from two years to 20 years has passed its second reading at the House of Representatives. The bill is part of an amendment of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Act, 2004 obtained by the Punch. Lawmakers said the……

EFCC arraigns serving Rep member for alleged certificate forgery

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday arraigned a serving member of the House of Representatives, Nse Bassey Ekpenyong before Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State on a 9-count charge of forgery and alteration of documents. Ekpenyong, representing Oron Federal Constituency in Akwa- Ibom State,…

Why State Assemblies,Governors, Are Obstacles To LG Autonomy – Dogara

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has called on Nigerians to lend their voices to the push for financial and administrative autonomy for local governments in the country , noting that if state Houses of Assembly are not pressurised, they may not vote in favour of the proposal. The Speaker said this…

NNPC Lauds Positive Roles Of The Legislature In Oil & Gas Industry

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has described the interplay between members of the executive and the legislative arms of government as an indispensible element of the democratic process with potential positive spin-off effect on the oil and gas industry in the country. Delivering a keynote speech at the Executive Intelligence Management, EIMC, Course 10…

Fayose’s ex-aide, Rep member arraigned for double murder

A former Personal Assistant to Governor Ayo Fyose during his first tenure, Goke Olatunji was on Tuesday arraigned at an Ado Ekiti High Court over alleged double murder. The offences were allegedly committed 11 years ago. Also charged with him is a member of House of Representatives, Mr Thaddeus Aina,. He was absent in court.……

Lawmaker says SGF’s refusal to honour senate invitation threat to democracy

A member of the House of Representative, Mr Obasa Tajudeen, on Tuesday in Abuja condemned failure of some members of the executive to honour Senate invitation. He particularly told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that failure of Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Babachir Lawal, to honour senate invitation negated democratic……

Why House Of Reps Suspended Debate On Sexual Harassment Bill

The House of Representatives has suspended debate on the bill to seek punishment for sexual harassment of students. The bill, sent to the House for concurrence from the Senate, was suspended because it is restricted to higher educational institutions. Presenting the bill for second reading, the House Majority Leader, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (Lagos-APC), said the…

Reps committee invites Emefiele, Kachikwu over alleged forex diversion

The House of Representatives on Thursday invited the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele, and the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu to appear before it on Monday, April 7. The House ad hoc Committee on the Review of Petroleum Pump Price, which issued the summons, said the……