• PIC.34. MEMBERS OF HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AT A SPECIAL SITTING TO MARK END OF THE 2ND YEAR 

OF THE 7TH ASSEMBLY IN ABUJA ON THURSDAY (6/6/13).

    Reps Direct FCT Minister To Stop Illegal Taxation

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    The House of Representatives on Thursday directed the Minister of Federal Capital Territory ( FCT), Muhammed Bello to direct all contractors engaged in arbitrary collection of taxes to desist. The House also mandated it’s committee on FCT to investigate the indiscriminate collection of taxes, tenement rate and other rates levied on residents. The committee is…

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    2016 Budget: NASS Considers PMB’s N180bn Virement Request

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    The Senate has begun the consideration of a request by President Muhammadu Buhari to the National Assembly seeking approval for the sum of N180.839,254,430 billion by way of virement to fund shortfalls in the 2016 Budget. Out of the amount to be vired, the total recurrent expenditure requirement is N166,630,886,954 while the capital expenditure requirement…

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  • PIC.34. MEMBERS OF HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AT A SPECIAL SITTING TO MARK END OF THE 2ND YEAR 

OF THE 7TH ASSEMBLY IN ABUJA ON THURSDAY (6/6/13).

    Reps Consider PMB’s N180.8bn Virement Request

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    The House of Representatives on Wednesday directed it’s committee on Appropriation and other relevant committee’s to consider President Muhammadu Buhari request for N180 billion virement in the 2016 budget. The House in a motion sponsored by the sponsored by the Majority Leader, Femi Gbajabiamila noted that the virement of funds appropriated for Special Intervention for…

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  • Reps Query NIS Over Passport Renewal Charges For Nigerians In Diaspora

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    The House of Representatives committee on diaspora affairs has queried the Nigerian immigration service (NIS) over allegations of exploitation of Nigerians in Diaspora in the process of renewal of international passport. Chairman of the committee, Hon. Rita Orji raised the query at an interactive session with the management of NIS led by Deputy Comptroller General…

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  • Reps Task Government On Irrigation Farming

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    The House of Representatives has urged the three tiers of government to  take action to enhance irrigation farming as a means to forestall famine in the country. The House also urged the Ministry of Water Resources to urgently provide water from dams and reservoir for irrigation farming through various River Basin Development Authorities and called …

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  • Reps Invite US-Based Nigerian Doctor For Special Honour

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    The House of Representatives on Thursday extended an open invitation to a United States (US) based Nigerian doctor, Oluyinka Olutoye who successfully removed an unborn baby from its mother’s womb,  operated on the baby and returned it back to the mother’s womb. The House resolved that Olukoye could visit the House whenever he returns to…

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    Reps Summon Ameachi Over NIMASA’s N25m Donation To ‎NCS

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    …Condenms FERMA’s inability to utilise  N10bn allocation The House of Representatives on Wednesday summoned the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi to explain the ministry’s role in the authorization and spending of N25. 250 million as donation without appropriation in 2008. Amaechi is expected to appear before the House Committee on Public Accounts. Deputy Chairman of…

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    Bill To Abolish State/Local Government Joint Account Passes Second Reading 

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    The House of Representatives yesterday passed for second reading, a bill to for an Act to grant  financial autonomy to local government councils in the country. The bill, sponsored by member representing Isuikwuato/ Umunneochi‎ federal constituency, Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, seeks to abolish State-Local Government Joint Account, by altering section 162 of the 1999 constitution. According to the bill titled…

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  • PIC.34. MEMBERS OF HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AT A SPECIAL SITTING TO MARK END OF THE 2ND YEAR 

OF THE 7TH ASSEMBLY IN ABUJA ON THURSDAY (6/6/13).

    Reps Investigate BPE’s Non-Compliance With Fiscal Responsibility Act

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    The House of Representatives on Wednesday resolved to investigate an alleged breach of Fiscal Responsibility Act, by the Bureau for Public Enterprise ( BPE). To the end, the House mandated it’s committees on Privatization and Commercialisation and Public Accounts to  inter-face with the Bureau over the allegations  report back to the House within four  weeks. ‎The representatives while adopting…

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  • PIC.34. MEMBERS OF HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AT A SPECIAL SITTING TO MARK END OF THE 2ND YEAR 

OF THE 7TH ASSEMBLY IN ABUJA ON THURSDAY (6/6/13).

    Reps Seek Release Of Ecological Funds To Flood Prone States

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    The House of Representatives on Wednesday urged thee federal government to make urgent releases  from the ‎ecological fund to the state of Osun, and other states affected or threatened by flood. The House also mandated it’s  Environment, Emergency /Disaster Management to liaise with  ‎the Ministry of Environment and relevant agencies to promptly execute flood control projects. The representatives…

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