The House of Representatives on Thursday urged federal, states and local governments to install and reactivate Close Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras and other security gadgets across the country. The lower chamber said that the device was particularly needed in the Federal Capital Territory, states’ capitals and some major cities. The call followed a motion by […]
The House Leader, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila, advised that the investigators of the CCTv projects should ask specific questions. Gbajabiamila said, “Who signed the contracts with ZTE? Was it the Police or the Federal Capital Territory Administration? There has been a lot of buck-passing on these contracts? Did the department that award contracts have the power […]
Members of the House of Representatives yesterday launched an investigation into what they called the huge debt profile of the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), totalling over N5 trillion. The amount of the debt profile, according to the lower chamber, has exceeded the debt ceiling of the corporation, which was pegged at N800 billion […]
The House of Representatives has resolved to launch an inquiry into the remote and immediate causes of environmental pollution to communities in the Niger-Delta by the pipelines of the Agip Oil Company. The investigation, to be carried out within four weeks by an ad hoc committee of the House, will also determine the operational age […]
At the request of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, UNEP conducted an independent assessment of the environment and public health impacts of oil contamination in Ogoniland, in the Niger Delta, and options for remediation.
The House of Representatives, yesterday, declared support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to begin the process of implementing the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) Report on the clean-up of Ogoniland in Rivers State. The House noted that the report, which detailed the “environmental degradation” of Ogoniland, was released four years ago. However, it added that […]
House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara has said the Eighth House is set to work for Nigerians. He said lawmakers in the lower chamber knew that Nigerians were tired of the prolonged face – off over leadership in the House. Dogara spoke yesterday at the conclusion of a meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) […]
Following the non-accommodation of the South-east geopolitical zone in the leadership structure of the House of Representatives, the Speaker, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has given the assurance that the zone will be adequately compensated. The South-east did not get any position following the insistence by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that the House Leader must emerge […]