Tag: House of Reps

Full budget implementation is impossible – Okonjo-Iweala wants House of Reps to calm down

by Adeniyi Abdul Minister of Finance and co-ordinating minister of the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has  responded to demands being made by the House of Reps for 100% implementation of…

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“The media should report in positive ways” – President Jonathan gets into lecture mode

by Adeniyi Abdul Presidential adviser on National Assembly Matters, Joy Emodi is a bit tired of all the impeachment talk going around as there's really nothing to it. Despite the…

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“No amount of blackmail or intimidation would cow us” – House of Reps stands firm on impeachment threats

by Adeniyi Abdul The House of Reps wants everyone to know they will not be forced into doing what they do not want to, or rather, not doing what they…

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“The House and the President are on the same page” – GEJ responds to impeachment threat

by Adeniyi Abdul Earlier week an interesting bit of news made the rounds about the House of Reps threatening to impeach President Goodluck Jonathan over his failure to properly implement…

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At last: NYSC bows to Reps, to re-post ‘corpers’ sent to troubled states

by Hauwa Gambo The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has given in and and will now be re-posting those 14, 850 corps members sent to volatile Northern states. According to…

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At last: NYSC bows to Reps, to repost ‘corpers’ sent to troubled states

by Hauwa Gambo The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has given in and and will now be re-posting those 14, 850 corps members sent to volatile Northern states. According to…

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Don’t laugh: We will expose corruption, says House of Reps

by Hauwa Gambo No, we're not spoofing you. The House of Representatives - yes, the same one that has been bouncing some hundreds of thousands of dollars, still un-found, between…

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Punch: Lawan/Otedola video to be aired on national TV

Femi Otedola by Staff Writer According to The Punch newspaper, the video recordings that oil business man Femi Otedola recorded of House of Representatives member Farouk Lawan allegedly soliciting and collecting a bribe of…

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30 Days: House of Reps gives Dana deadline to pay compensation

by Tolu Orekoya The House of Representatives has directed Dana Air to pay at least the 30 percent compensation that was supposed to occur within 30 days of the crash, in…

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Pat Utomi: That our leaders may end up like Charles Taylor

by Prof. Pat Utomi In a mess of epic proportions, such as the fuel subsidy scam and the scam within the scam, as the House of Representatives tried to unravel…

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Abimbola Adelakun: Nigeria is headless, and we are going nowhere

by Abimbola Adelakun In those days Israel had no king; everyone did as he saw fit. Judges 17:6 (NIV) In the Holy Bible, a copy of which I used to…

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“He is a sinking man” – House of Reps replies Otedola

by Lekan Olanrewaju Take cover folks; it's one hell of a war of words and you definitely don't want to be caught in the crossfire. Yesterday CEO of Zenon Oil…

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“I have nothing to hide” – Femi Otedola thinks the House of Reps is “laughable”

by Lekan Olanrewaju The CEO of Zenon Oil and Gas Limited - who is currently caught up in a bribery scandal involving Honorable Farouk Lawan - has shared a few…

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‘We must never be cowed’ – House of Reps suspends Farouk Lawan

by Adeniyi Abdul In light of the recent bribery scandal involving Honourable Farouk Lawan and Femi Otedola, the House of Representatives today served the former head of the fuel subsidy…

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Leadership Editorial: Lawan, Otedola, N2.6trn thieves must face justice

by Hauwa Gambo Femi Otedola Our friends at Leadership aren't pulling any punches about the latest round of bribe scandals, and that's just the way we like it. As they…

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Report: I took it – Farouk Lawan admits

by Hauwa Gambo There are new reports that Farouk Lawan, the embattled House of Representatives member accused of extorting and receiving a bribe from businessman Femi Otedola, has finally admitted…

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“He collected the money and put in his agbada trousers” – Shocking details on the Farouk Lawan bribery deal

by Hauwa Gambo Premium Times has published the result of an impressive investigation into the sting operation organised by the State Security Service and Femi Otedola, one of the nation's…

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Who’s impressed? GEJ cuts food allowance from N947m to N857m, cancels plan to spend N280m on cars

by Hauwa Gambo The Presidency promised, under pressure from the #OccupyNigeria protests, to cut down government spending significantly. Not much appeared to have been done, but now there are reports…

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“The 92 Rolex watches remain unaccounted for” – Arunma Oteh hits back at NSE

by Lekan Olanrewaju Director General of the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC), Arunma Oteh on Monday spoke at the resumed hearing of the House of Representatives capital market probe. Oteh, who was…

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Iyinoluwa Aboyeji: There is nothing new about the fuel subsidy report (YNaija FrontPage)

I can't be held accountable, D'Evils beating me down, boo Got me running with guys, making G's, telling lies that sound true -          Jay-Z “D’evils” This week’s column will be…

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Akintunde Oyebode: There is nothing to write (YNaija FrontPage)

I am proud of the diversity of my friends; their careers and personalities. Perhaps that’s why I was not surprised to discover a friend I erroneously thought to be a…

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For The Records: The House of Reps Fuel Subsidy probe report

Following the Fuel subsidy scam, The House of Representative AD-HOC Committee which was set up ‘to verify and determine the actual subsidy requirements and monitor the implementation of the subsidy…

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N114 billion: House of Reps queries FG over unauthorised withdrawals from Stabilisation Fund

by Lekan Olanrewaju The federal government has been accused of illegally withdrawing a total of N114 billion over a period of eight months from the petroleum stabilisation fund. The House…

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“Stolen in the dead of the night”? The drama heightens as leaked memos suggest SEC offered House committee N30m

by Lekan Olanrewaju A memo presented before the House of Representatives on Tuesday by Chairman of the House Committee on Capital Markets, Hon. Herman Hembe, has proven that the SEC…

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“Classical snails”??? MealGate drama continues as probe chairman steps down – Plus, see the Transcorp Hilton Receipt!

by Lekan Olanrewaju The saga continues, as the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Capital Market and Other Financial Institutions, Herman Hembe, has stepped down from his role…

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Round 2! SEC’s Oteh Arunma accuses House of Reps Chairman of demanding bribes

by Lekan Olanrewaju Just as news of her tearful display at the House of Representative Committee during the public hearing of the Capital Market and other Financial Institutions hit the airwaves,…

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