Series of political rigmarolling has been going on in the country for some months now amid the upcoming 2023 election. Governors, Senators, House of Representatives members, party stakeholders and Board of Trustee members has been decamping simultaneously from the two major political parties, the ruling APC and the major opposition party, PDP.
How Rep Caucus Berated President Buhari Over His Speech While Addressing UNGA On Nigeria Development
The minority caucus in the House of Representatives yesterday, berated President Muhammadu Buhari over his speech at the 76th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), where he listed the gains achieved by his administration in various sectors of the country's economy. Photo credit: Channels Television
The powerful Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajamiabila, has distanced himself from the Lagos State governorship race. He said he didn't have interest in becoming the governor of the state at this moment and that he has a job he is doing at the House of Representatives.
Amid the controversy surrounding the VAT collection process which the Lagos and Rivers State governments had earlier tried to implement before the interference of the Abuja Appeal Court, the House of Representatives has recently moved a motion on how states could be empowered to start collecting VAT. Photo Credit: Premium Times
It had never been recorded in the history of Nigeria that one part of the country is favoured with the vast majority of important Federal appointments and distribution of projects as in the current dispensation. In spite of numerous complaints and criticism, President Muhammadu Buhari has continued to exhibit tendencies boarding on nepotism in his Federal appointments, which is totally against the Federal Character provisions of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigerian, as amended.
Wike And Sanwo-Olu Get Big Backing As New Law To Allow Them Collect VAT And More Is Set To Be Passed
Indication has emerged which shows that a new law that will empower states to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) is under way. The collection of VAT has been generating serious controversy as Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State battle the President Muhammadu Buhari led federal government over the issue.
A recent report from Peoples Gazette has revealed how a House of Representatives member, Bamidele Salam has urged the Central Bank governor, Godwin Emefiele to end the rapid depreciation of naira. Photo Credit: This Day Live The lawmaker decried the constant devaluation of naira to other currencies while using the Sierra Leonean economy to compare that of the Nigerian economy.
The war on Value Added Tax collection (VAT) between the States and the Federal Government has continued with more States joining the legal battle with Rivers and Lagos, while the majority of Northern Governors and some Southern governors are against the judgment that States should start collecting VAT.
It was reported recently that the House of Representatives is planning to pass bill to enable various states governments collect Value Added Tax, VAT. For weeks now, the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS and the governments of Rivers and Lagos have been battling each other over VAT collection.
Following the ongoing call for the disintegration of Nigeria both from the Southeast and the Southwest regions, the speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila has come out to say that there is no difference between the separatist groups demanding for the disintegration of Nigeria and terrorist groups like Boko Haram insurgents.
Today's Headlines: House of Representatives Speak on Nigeria's Unity, Presidency Lists Beneficiaries
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has listed three conditions required to achieve unity in Nigeria. Source: Punch Newspaper He said government must be ready to respect, protect and guarantee the fundamental rights of all citizens, without exception, for the country to remain united.
The House of Representatives is set to pass a bill for the collection of Value Added Tax by State Governments. The bill was said to be sponsored by two members in Honourables John Dyegh and Hassan Usman Sokodabo. The bill was titled: ''An Act to Alter 39, Part 1 of the Second Shedule of the 1999 Constitution as Amended to Subsistute and Move the Item from the Exclusive Legislative List to the Concurrent Legislative List.''
acebookwitterelegrinktsAore Members of the House Of Representatives are currently stranded in the Aminu Kano international airport, Kano state. The lower chamber lawmakers were said to have arrived the Aminu Kano international airport to board an Azman airline flight, scheduled for 12:30pm on Wednesday, en route Abuja.
Nigeria’s House of Representatives Set To Pass Bill That Will Empower States Collect Value-Added Tax
Nigeria’s House of Representatives is now making moves to pass a Bill that will allow the state governments to collect value added tax (VAT). According to report from Politics Nigeria, Hassan Usman Sokodabo and John Dyegh, members of the House of Representatives sponsored the bill, which is titled, "An Act to Alter 39, Part 1 of the Second Schedule of the 1999 Constitution as Amended to Substitute and Move the Item from the Exclusive Legislative List to the Concurrent Legislative List."
The House of Representatives has enacted an amendment to the Asset Management Company of Nigeria Act for the third time, allowing the corporation to track down and sell any property owned by a bank debtor, even if it was not presented as security for the credit facility. The House also confirmed AMCON's access to the special tribunal established by the Banks and Other Financial Institutions Act for loan enforcement and recovery.
There are so many people on this planet earth who had the plan of becoming a doctor for example but it never happened as they become something else which they may end up regretting. While some would just accept that fact and move on to being happy after all.
Femi Gbajabiamila, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, has denied equating the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Yoruba nation separatist movements with Boko Haram and ISWAP terror groups. Mr Gbajabiamila claimed certain "miscreants and criminals are taking advantage of the separationist agitations to carry out their operations" in a statement released by his spokesperson, Lanre Lasisi, on Wednesday.
It’s an open fact that the most important or trending mainstream political topic in Ekiti State at the moment is who succeeds Dr. Kayode Fayemi as Governor after he must have concluded his term of office in October 2022. Notable Aspirants in the Governorship Race who once served as Deputy Governors in the State includes
It has come to the attention of the Office of the Speaker, House of Representatives, that some media reports on Wednesday, September 15, claimed that the Speaker, in his welcome address to his colleagues at Wednesday's plenary, purportedly said IPOB and Yoruba nation agitators are the same with Boko haram.
Today's headlines: IPOB not different from terrorists- Gbajabiamila, FG borrowed to uplift Nigerians-APC
Separatists wreaking havoc in South-West, South-East not different from terrorists. (photo credit: punch newspaper) Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, stated that there is no difference between the “separationists activists” in the South - West and South - East geopolitical zones in the country, and deadly Boko Haram terrorists.