Tag: House of Representatives

Lawmaker withdraws proposed bill to jail ‘unlawful’ protesters

A proposed bill in the House of Representatives seeking a 5-year jail term for protesters has been withdrawn by the sponsor. Hon. Emeka Chinedu.  Chinedu disclosed the formal withdrawal of the bill in a letter read by the Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila at Tuesday plenary.  In the letter[Read More…]

Breaking: Nigerian lawmakers debate bill seeking to jail protesters five-years in prison

The House of Representatives Thursday presented for consideration, a bill seeking to jail unauthorized protesters in the country – the Bill was approved by the House for second reading. The Bill entitled: AN ACT TO AMEND THE CRIMINAL CODE ACT, CAP 38, LAWS OF THE FEDERATION OF NIGERIA, 2004 TO[Read More…]

PDP Lawmakers move to sue the federal Government over twitter ban

The Peoples Democratic Party caucus in the House of Representatives has asked the Federal Government to lift the ban on the micro-blogging site, Twitter, or it will take legal action against the government as soon as possible. The PDP caucus described the suspension of Twitter in Nigeria as “one more[Read More…]

Buhari’s #TwitterBan “smacks of intolerance, insensitivity, and aversion to the views, opinions and aspirations of Nigerian citizens” – Minority leader, Elumelu

The Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has condemned the suspension of Twitter in Nigeria by the Federal Government describing it as a clear violation of freedom of speech and other democratic rights and tenets as provided by the 1999 constitution. The lawmakers, in a statement by the Minority[Read More…]

Bill seeking to scrap NYSC reaches second reading at parliament

The House of Representatives is considering discontinuation of the National Youth Service Corps scheme. The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Alteration Bill, 2020, which is seeking to repeal the NYSC Act, is billed for the second reading. Punch Newspaper reports that, the sponsor, Mr Awaji-Inombek Abiante, in the[Read More…]

Lawmakers want Buhari to declare a state of emergency on security

Members of the House of Representatives have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately declare a state of emergency on security. Considering the present situation, they believe this will ensure the fast track of all measures towards restoring peace in the country. The call formed part of the resolutions reached[Read More…]

House of Reps makes u-turn, promises to hear motion for Pantami’s resignation

The House of Representatives said it will hear the motion of Minority Leader Ndudi Elumelu for resignation of Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, when it is properly presented before it. Pantami is currently facing scrutiny over his past utterances in support of terrorist groups such Al-Qaeda[Read More…]

Breaking: House of reps minority leader calls for Isa Pantami’s sack

The minority leader of the House of Representatives, Ndudi Elumelu has joined calls for the removal or resignation of the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami. This is concerning the Minister’s past controversial comments suggesting religious extremism. The lawmaker on Wednesday raised the issue as a point of[Read More…]

Nigeria should define the terms of its foreign policy – Speaker Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that Nigeria’s foreign policy in a fast-changing world should seek to engage other nations in finding solutions to new challenges and threats so that collectively, they can address them. He specifically cited climate change, easy flow of capital/funding[Read More…]

After meeting with striking doctors, Reps set up panel to ‘look into the issues’

The house of representatives committee on health care services has set up three panels to address the issues raised by the striking resident doctors. Tanko Sununu, chairman of the committee, disclosed this on Friday after a closed-door meeting held with the doctors. Sununu said the committees will ensure that all[Read More…]