House of Reps Probes Alleged Diversion of N1.5bn in Women Affairs Ministry

Posted by - July 5, 2024

  By Kasim Isa Muhammad The House of Representatives has launched an investigation into the alleged diversion of N1.5 billion meant for the payment of contractors by principal officers of the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs. The House Committee on Women Affairs commenced the probe in Abuja following petitions by contractors over non-payment of contracts

Rep, UN Collaborate to Boost Gender Equality in Governance

Posted by - June 8, 2024

  By Kasim Isa Muhammad The House of Representatives has partnered with the United Nations to promote gender equality and increase women’s participation in decision-making processes. TCR learned that this collaboration aims to amplify the Gender and Equal Opportunities Bill and the Bill on Women’s Parliamentary Seats, and to lobby other stakeholders, including constituents, for

NASS Task NSA, CBN To Sensitize Nigerians On Cybercrime Levy

Posted by - May 16, 2024

By Isah Aliyu Chiroma The House of Representatives has called on the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Office of National Security Adviser to carry out further enlightenment on the Cyber Crimes Act and implementation of the 0.05 per cent levy and correct the wrong impression that the levy is to be

Reps Initiates Measures to Ease Congestion in Nigeria’s Correctional Facilities

Posted by - March 7, 2024

  By Kasim Isa Muhammad In a recent plenary session overseen by Deputy Speaker Benjamin Kalu, the House of Representatives launched efforts to alleviate congestion in the country’s 244 correctional centers. The initiative seeks a comprehensive overhaul of the system, emphasizing expeditious dispensation of justice for awaiting trial inmates, alongside reforms and enhancements to meet

Lawmakers Order Probe as Strange Disease Kills 30 in Gombe

Posted by - February 28, 2024

By Sabiu Abdullahi The House of Representatives has sounded an alarm over a mysterious disease outbreak in the Nafada Local Government Area of Gombe State, urging the Federal Government to take immediate action to investigate and contain its spread. In a resolution passed on Tuesday, the House called on the Federal Ministry of Health and

House of Reps Passes Bill for Establishment of State Police

Posted by - February 20, 2024

By Sabiu Abdullahi Spearheaded by the Deputy Speaker, Benjamin Kalu, alongside 14 co-sponsors, the legislation seeks to amend pertinent sections of the 1999 Constitution, thereby facilitating the authorization for individual states to establish their own law enforcement agencies. During the spirited deliberations on the floor of the House, Deputy Speaker Kalu, standing in for Speaker

Lawmakers Approve Electoral Act Amendment Bill for Second Reading

Posted by - February 7, 2024

By Sabiu Abdullahi The House of Representatives has given its nod for the Second Reading of the Electoral Act Amendment Bill during Wednesday’s session. The bill, titled “A Bill for an Act to amend the Electoral Act, 2022 and for Related Matters,” was introduced by Mr. Francis Waive, the representative of Ughelli North/Ughelli South/Udu Federal

BREAKING: Reps Raise 2024 Budget to N28.7 Trillion

Posted by - December 30, 2023

By Isah Aliyu Chiroma The House of Representatives has passed the 2024 Budget, increasing President Bola Tinubu’s proposal by more than N1 trillion. The House, at its special session on Saturday, increased the budget from the N 27.5 trillion proposed by President Tinubu to N28.7 trillion. The lawmakers held a special session to consider the

NASS Proposes Jail Time for Employers Withholding Salaries

Posted by - December 30, 2023

  By Kasim Isa Muhammad The House of Representatives is considering a bill that seeks to criminalize the non-payment or delayed payment of salaries by employers and corporate entities nationwide. Sponsored by Wale Hammed, a representative from the Agege Federal Constituency, Lagos State, the bill, titled “The Employees Remuneration Protection Bill, 2023,” passed its initial

Reps Vows To Investigate Disbursement of Funds For Out of School Children

Posted by - December 19, 2023

By Isah Aliyu Chiroma The House of Representatives (Reps) on Tuesday, December 19, ordered an investigation into the disbursement of funds meant to reduce the number of out-of-school children in Nigeria through the Alternate School Programme (ASP), Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) and At-Risk Children Programme (ARC-P) to ascertain the role played by