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    General Election Must Hold Next Year – Tambuwal

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    Speaker, House of Representatives, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, yesterday insisted that Nigeria’s general elections must hold in 2015 despite fears in some quarters over the possibility of conducting peaceful elections amidst the insurgency in the country’s north east. Tambuwal’s statement comes on the heels of controversies generated by the “election is not on the table now”…

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  • Tambuwal’s Top Aide To Contest For Katsina Assembly Under APC

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    Senior special assistant on Print Media to the speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Malam Mohammed Isa, has made public his intention to contest for Katsina State House of Assembly seat in the 2015 elections under the platform of the All Progressives Congress(APC). Isa made the declaration at the weekend when he…

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    Doctors’ Strike: Reps Mull Privatisation Of Government Hospitals

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    With the federal government’s inability to meet striking doctors’ N13 billion wage demands for 2014, the House of Representatives Committee on Health hinted it will be recommending the privatisation of medical centres and hospitals maintained by government. The hint was dropped at the third reconciliatory meeting between the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Health Ministry and…

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    2015 Elections: Tambuwal Charges INEC To Resist Inducement

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    As preparations for the 2015 general elections gain steam, the speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Aminu Tambuwal has expressed concern on the ability of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to resist external influence during election conduct. Tambuwal said this while speaking on the challenges that the national electoral umpire may face in…

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    Diezani’s Chartered Jet Probe Not A Witch-hunt – Reps

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    The House of Representatives has insisted that its probe of the petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke over an alleged N10billion spent to charter private jets is not a “witch-hunt”. House deputy spokesman, Victor Ogene stated this during a media briefing at the weekend. The House had earlier stated that the probe of the minister was “not…

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    Counter-insurgency: Reps Reject Bid To Probe Security Votes

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    Federal lawmakers yesterday roundly rejected a proposal to probe security agencies on their utilisation of multi-trillion Naira budgets allocated over the years to combat security challenges in the country. Speaker, House of Representatives, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal tagged the proposal by Hon. Ini Akpan Udoka (Akwa Ibom/PDP) “dead on arrival” when lawmakers turned down the proposal…

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    Oil Wells Dispute: Rivers Community Petitions Reps

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    The people of Kalabari community in Rivers State have accused president Goodluck Jonathan of plotting to seize oil and gas bearing wells in the state in order to cede them to his native state, Bayelsa. This was contained in a petition add‎ressed to the speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal over…

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