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Reps blame host communities’ agitation on govt, oil firms

The House of Representatives’ Committee on Host Communities has blamed the agitation by host communities in the oil-producing states especially in the Niger Delta region on the failure by government and oil companies to tackle the problems they are facing. Chairman of the newly created committee, Dumnamene Dekor, stated this at the inaugural meeting of...

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Insecurity: Stop explosives sale to oil firms, Reps tell NSA, ministry

The House of Representatives Committee on Mines and Steel Development has asked the National Security Adviser, Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno (retd.), and Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Mr Olamilekan Adegbite, to immediately stop issuing and revoke to sell explosive devices to oil servicing companies operating in Nigeria. Chairman of the committee, Michael Okon, gave...

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House Of Reps Is In Financial Crisis, Says Spokesman Benjamin Kalu

  The House of Representatives has again confirmed that it is facing a financial crisis, which is negatively affecting its activities. A spokesman for the House, Hon. Benjamin Kalu who confirmed this in Abuja at a press conference also said the lower chamber was owning contractors and consultants. “Yes, the House is broke, I have … Continue reading House Of Reps Is In Financial Crisis, Says Spokesman Benjamin Kalu Read Full Story

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House Of Reps Is In Financial Crisis, Says Spokesman Benjamin Kalu

  The House of Representatives has again confirmed that it is facing a financial crisis, which is negatively affecting its activities. A spokesman for the House, Hon. Benjamin Kalu who confirmed this in Abuja at a press conference also said the lower chamber was owning contractors and consultants. “Yes, the House is broke, I have … Continue reading House Of Reps Is In Financial Crisis, Says Spokesman Benjamin Kalu Read Full Story

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Insecurity: Reps want IGP to appoint Inspectors to track, regulate use of explosives

By Tordue Salem – Abuja The House of Representatives has approved for the concurrence of the Senate, a Bill to monitor, track and regulate the use of explosives in the country. The Bill sponsored by Rep. Rimamnde Shawulu(PDP-Taraba), is entitled: “An Act to Repeal the Explosives Act, and Re-enact Explosives Act, 2016”. The instrument seeks
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Reps ask FG to reopen Warri airport

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The House of Representatives has asked the Federal Government, through the Minister of Aviation and other relevant agencies of the government, to ensure that the Warri Airport, known as Osubi Airport, is reopened for operations as soon as possible. The House said the reopening becomes necessary considering the importance of the airport to Nigeria’s oil […] Read Full Story

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Reps to probe federal agencies’ disbursement of N96.2bn intervention in 5yrs

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The House of Representatives has resolved to set up an Ad-Hoc Committee to investigate the disbursement of intervention funds amounting to N96.2 billion received by agencies of the Federal Government from 2015-2020 with a view to ensuring that such funds were properly utilized. Some of these funds include Special Intervention MDGs (2015) – N7,689,002,462; Contingency […] Read Full Story

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Reps back security town hall meetings

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The House of Representatives on Tuesday gave a backing to the setting up of a committee led by the National Security Adviser, Mohammed Monguno, to hold peace and unity consultations across the country as part of measures to address the worsening insecurity in the country. The committee which comprises the service chiefs and heads of […] Read Full Story

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Reps cry out over pressure from constituents

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The House of Representatives on Tuesday lamented that members of the National Assembly were facing severe pressure from constituents which was leading them to an untimely death. Official spokesperson of the House and chairman, Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Benjamin Kalu, stated this while addressing journalists at the National Assembly Complex, Abuja. No fewer […] Read Full Story

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Reps member flags off distribution of educational materials worth N200m to Abia public schools

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Uko Ndukwe Nkole, a member representing the Arochukwu/Ohafia federal constituency at the House of Representatives, has flagged off the distribution of educational and instructional materials worth over N200 million to public schools in his constituency. Nkole, during the flag-off ceremony at the Abia Community Primary School, and Amangwu Community School all in Ohafia LGA of […] Read Full Story