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Great Green Wall: Reps canvass establishment of Africa regional parliamentary assembly

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The House of Representatives on Thursday, May 20, 2021 stressed the need for the establishment of an African regional parliamentary assembly of the Sahel and Sahara for member states of the Great Green Wall (GGW) initiative. The Nigerian House of Representatives in session This followed the adoption of a motion by Rep Johnson Oghuma (APC-Edo) on the floor of the ...

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Reps seek justice, livelihoods restoration for oil spill impacted communities

Bodo-oil-spill

House of Representatives Committee on Host Communities says it is now poised to discharge its responsibility to communities affected by oil spills. Aftermath of oil spill in Bodo. Photo credit: Leigh Day Part of the responsibilities is to ensure environmental justice and restoration of livelihoods in impacted communities. Committee chairman, Mr Dumnamene Dekor, said in a statement on Thursday, April ...

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Bayelsa residents block Reps Committee members from Agip spill site

Douye Diri

Residents of Biseni clan in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State on Thursday, April 16, 2021 blocked members of the House of Representative Ad-Hoc Committee on Oil Spills and Remediation from performing their functions. Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State The people barricaded the only access road to the oilfield operated by the Nigeria Agip Oil Company where members ...

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Reps task ministries on elimination of open defection

Nigeria National Assembly Complex

The House of Representatives has called on the Federal Ministries of Health and Water Resources to prioritise rural water and sanitation projects to ensure that an Open Defecation Free (ODF) society is achieved. The Nigeria National Assembly Complex, Abuja The lawmakers said that the ministries should  work in conjunction with relevant development partners to ensure potable water and functional toilet ...

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Reps move to combat climate change

Samuel Onuigbo

The Chairman, Climate Parliamentary, Rep Samuel Onuigbo, says the lawmakers will increase concerted efforts to combat and stem the effects of climate change in the country. Rep Samuel Onuigbo Onuigbo said this at the inaugural meeting of Climate Parliament Nigeria on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 in Abuja. He said that legislators would be encouraged to vote for laws and policies that ...

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Plans to reintroduce Water Resources Bill unacceptable, say Water Union, CAPPA

Nigeria National Assembly Complex

The Amalgamated Union of Public Corporation Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employees (AUPCTRE) and the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) have condemned plans by some members of the House of Representatives to reintroduce the National Water Resources Bill which was withdrawn on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 after a heated debate in the House. The National Water Resources ...

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Reps withdraw Water Resources Control Bill

Femi Gbajabiamila

The House of Representatives at its plenary on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 withdrew the Water Resources Control Bill which it passed two months ago. Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila The bill seeks to provide for management, equitable and sustainable use of surface and underground water across the country. It also seeks to provide a legal framework for the management ...

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EU, UN, legislators strategise ways to tackle drugs related crime

Glen Richard

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) appears to be a major beneficiary of a set of reforms identified by a team of legislators as well as officials of international agencies to address drugs related crime in Nigeria. At the close of a three-day session (Tuesday, July 11 to Thursday July 13, 2017) in Uyo, capital of Akwa Ibom State, ...

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PIGB: NEITI lauds Senate, urges House for speedy action

Waziri Adio

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has welcomed what it describes as a “bold step” by the Senate to pass the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) on Thursday, May 25, 2017 in Abuja. The decision of the Senate to consider the bill as priority resulting in its passage is not only legendary, but historic given the challenges the bill ...

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Images: Legislative roundtable on climate change

Sam Onuigbo

In the bid to foster deeper understanding of Nigeria’s commitment to the Paris Agreement while promoting legislative ownership of the nation’s climate change agenda, the Ministers of Environment, officials of the Climate Change Department of the Federal Ministry of Environment as well as representatives of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Tuesday in Abuja met with lawmakers in the ...

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