Tag Archives: House of Representatives

Reps Withdraw Water Resources Bill

Members of the House of Representatives on Tuesday clashed over the controversial National Water Resources Bill. Members of the House, mostly from the southern part of the country and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, raised various legal and procedural issues on the bill. Efforts by their northern colleagues to save the bill proved abortive as arguments by the PDP members ...

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$500m Chinese Loan Already Approved, No Need For Probe — Reps

The House of Representatives on Monday defended its decision to suspend activities of its standing and ad hoc committees, saying there was no hidden agenda. It also faulted its Committee on Treaties, Protocols and Agreements for investigating the $500m loan facility Nigeria recently secured from China, saying it had already been approved by the National Assembly and captured in the ...

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Group Faults Anticipatory Probe Report On NDDC

The Citizens Quest for Truth Initiative, an accountability advocacy group, has expressed dissatisfaction with the investigative public hearing on the alleged financial malfeasance in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), organized by the two chambers of the National Assembly, The Senate and the House of Representatives. It concluded that the outcome of the exercise was premeditated and obvious from the ...

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BREAKING: NDDC Acting MD Collapses During Reps Probe (Video)

The acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Prof Daniel Pondei, has fainted. Pondei collapsed where he was seated as members of the House Committee on NDDC grilled him. The committee had grilled him for about 45 minutes. Pondei has been rushed out of the Conference Room 231, venue of the investigative hearing on illegal spending and mismanagement ...

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NDDC Boss, Others Walk Out On Lawmakers At Investigative Hearing

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has walked out on lawmakers at an investigative hearing put together by the House of Representatives. The Commission on Thursday refused to make presentations before the House Committee on NDDC. According to the acting managing director of the NDDC, Professor Kemebradikumo Pondei, the Commission cannot partake in an investigative hearing which is being presided ...

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Rise Above Partisanship, Former Rep Tells Gbajabiamila

A former member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Victor Afam Ogene, has called on the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, and indeed the 9th House of Representatives, to rise above personal sentiment in the discharge of their official duties. Speaking against the backdrop of the House response to the position of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF), ...

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