N919m Fraud: Minister To Brief Reps On NHIS Boss’ indefinite Suspension
The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has extended the suspension of the Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Prof. Usman Yusuf, indefinitely. Adewole is also expected to brief the House of Representatives on his reasons for suspending Usman. Adewole had said in a letter addressed to... Read more
Reps Threaten Transportation Ministry With Zero Allocation
The House of Representatives on Tuesday said the Ministry of Transportation would get zero allocation in the 2017 budget if it failed to provide clear explanation and figures on how it spent the funds appropriated to it in the 2016 fiscal year. According to the lawmakers, the ministry has... Read more
Recovered N380bn: Reps Probe Presidential Pension Task Force
The House of Representatives, on Tuesday, resolved to revisit the activities of the defunct Presidential Task Team on Pension Reforms and the whereabouts of the over N380bn said to have been recovered between 2010 and 2013. The task force was established in June 2010 primarily to track and recover... Read more
Buhari Lacks Power To Extend Perm Sec Tenure – Reps
The House of Representatives said on Thursday that it was illegal for the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Dr. Jamila Shu’ara, to have spent one extra year in service under the guise that her tenure was extended by President Muhammadu Buhari. Its Committee on Basic Education, which investigated the... Read more
Reps Doubt Scheduled Completion Of Abuja Airport Runway
Members of the House of Representatives on Monday expressed worry over the speed of work on the runway of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, as they expressed fears that the rehabilitation exercise might not be completed on schedule. According to them, only 40 per cent of work on... Read more
Kaduna Airport, Disaster Waiting To Happen – Reps
Members of the House of Representatives on Thursday condemned aviation operations at the Kaduna International Airport, thereby making a dramatic U-turn from their earlier position. They said the airport fell short of the safety standards for both domestic and international flight operations. The Kaduna airport is serving as a... Read more
Reps, Again Summon Perm Sec Over Tenure Elongation
The House of Representatives Committee on Basic Education has again summoned the Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Education, Dr. Jamila Shu’ara, in connection with her extension of service controversy. The committee, which is chaired by a member of the All Progressives Congress from Kwara State, Mr. Zakari... Read more
March 30 No Longer Feasible For Budget Passage — Reps
About 86 out of the 96 standing committees of the House of Representatives have failed to produce any report on the 2017 budget. The development is an indication of more delays for the N7.29tn budget. The Committee on Appropriations wrote the House for the second time on Thursday to... Read more
Reps To Probe Customs Ban On Auction Of Seized Goods
The House of Representatives on Thursday in Abuja mandated its Committee on Customs and Excise to investigate the failure of the Nigerian Customs Service to auction confiscated goods. This followed adoption of a motion on the “Need to Investigate the Failure of the Nigerian Customs Service to Auction Confiscated... Read more
Reps To Probe Schools Collecting Fees In Foreign Currency
The House of Representatives, on Tuesday, resolved to probe foreign schools in Nigeria collecting fees in foreign currency. The lower chamber held that the practice was in disregard to Federal Government policy and exploitation of parents. The position of the lawmakers was sequel to a motion by Rep. Emmanuel... Read more