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Murder of vendor: I’ve handed security aide to DSS, says Gbajabiamila

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday said he had handed over his security aide, Abdullahi Hassan, who killed a newspaper vendor, to the Department of State Services (DSS) for discipline. The newspaper vendor, Mr. Ifeanyi Okereke, was reportedly shot by Hassan on Thursday evening, near the National Assembly. In a statement, Gbajabiamila […]

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Revenue remittance: Reps move to quiz heads of agencies

In the last one week, the House of Representatives has summoned top officials from the executive over nonremittance of funds due for government coffers. PHILIP NYAM reports   Apart from lawmaking and representation, the legislature is charged with oversight and investigation of activities of Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and one committee that is […]

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Gbajabiamila: Parliament should give voice to citizens’ aspirations

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that beyond its primary roles of lawmaking and representation, the parliament should give voices to the aspirations of the citizens. Speaking at a two-day stakeholders’ conference organised by the House Committee on Inter-parliamentary Relations and House ad-hoc committee on COVID-19 in Abuja yesterday, […]

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Reps restates commitment to police reforms

The House of Representatives recently resolved to liaise with the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) and relevant civil society groups for the reform of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police. PHILIP NYAM reports Before the protests calling for the ban of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police gathered momentum, the […]

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Constitution review: Challenges as Reps begin work

Constitution review: Challenges as Reps begin work   The House of Representatives has unveiled its agenda for the review of the 1999 Constitution with the inauguration of a special ad hoc committee, PHILIP NYAM reports   The House of Representatives recently began the process for the review of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) by inaugurating […]

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Police: Reps resolve to work with NBA, CSOs on reforms

Penultimate week, the House of Representatives resolved to liaise with the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) and relevant civil society groups for the reform of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police. PHILIP NYAM reports Before the ongoing protests calling for the ban of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police gathered […]

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Police brutality: Reps, NBA to collaborate on new law –Gbajabiamila

The House of Representatives will collaborate with the national leadership of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) on the proposed law it is working on to address police brutality and other issues, Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila has said. That was just as the NBA president, Olumide Akpata, gave an assurance from his association to ensure a good […]

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Reps: How Water Resources Bill was withdrawn

PHILIP NYAM writes on the deliberations that led to the withdrawal of the controversial National Water Resources Bill in the House of Representatives and the decision to regazette it Since July 23, when the House of Representatives passed the National Water Resources Bill 2020 and thereafter proceeded on annual recess, the lawmakers never knew peace […]

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Insecurity threatens Nigeria’s existence, says Gbajabiamila

Speaker, House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has stated that the current insecurity being experienced across the country is a potential threat to Nigeria’s corporate existence. He stated this yesterday in Abuja while declaring open a two-day retreat and workshop on promoting effective legislation and oversight of the security sector in Nigeria, organised by […]

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Gbajabiamila urges Ghana to revisit law on $1m business capital

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has made some far-reaching proposals that would bring an end to the attacks on Nigerian traders doing business in Ghana. During a ‘Legislative diplomacy’ bilateral meeting with Ghanaian lawmakers and some top government officials as part of his ongoing visit to Ghana to resolve the […]