Reps support bill to confer immunity on presiding officersMembers of the House of Representatives at plenary. Photo: Olatunji Obasa. Leke Baiyewu, Abuja The House of Representatives has passed for second reading, a bill seeking to give leaders of federal and state legislatures immunity from prosecution. The ‘Bill for an Act to Alter Section 308 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 to Extend Immunity to Cover Presiding Officers of Legislative Institutions,’ sponsored by Mr Olusegun Odebunmi, was narrowly passed as members were divided over it. The Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, before the bill was debated, put a caveat that he was against the bill and was not willing to benefit from the privilege should it be eventually passed and assented to. He pointed out that he would only support the proposal where it would take effect from 2023 after the current leadership ends its tenure. The lawmakers later resolved that the bill should be pushed to Nigerians, through a public hearing, to accept or reject it. Details later… DOWNLOAD THE PUNCH NEWS APP NOW ON Receive Alerts on: Read more: The Punch Newspapers
The very idea of this bill is proof of the intention of this group to further their stealing prowess but this time, without having to look behind to see if anyone sees them Bullshit! Protecting the thieves all in the name of immunity. It's high time the masses moved against such senseless Bills that strengthen the evil acts of political class while in office. They're gradually pushing Nigerians to the wall...
Okay na, After things fall apart Everything is rubber stamp .. more like making provisions for anticipated acts of impunity Why would they need immunity if they’re not thieves and corrupt looters? And since they’re all the same there, that bill won’t be opposed. It’s go through seamlessly. When all of una finish sharing the immunity abi immunization make una no forget to also provide “citizens” immunity o. Immunity means We give una house, car, feeding, furniture even security allowances but we no fit ask una how una take spend am. The judgement of God sure pass
Backing evil, corruption with the law... Oh God save your land Long overdue. You guys should also include the Judicial Arm. It's very important. this bill has a negative intention which would surely be detrimental to public funds and propriety. Those who voted for APC will never see this as anything because they are thinking From their Anus!
This is what we get instead of electoral reforms. It's a mess!
SERAP, others sue Gbajabiamila, Reps over proposed N5bn spending on 400 cars – Daily TrustThe Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and 192 concerned Nigerians have filed a lawsuit asking the Federal High Court in Abuja to “restrain and stop Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the House of Representatives and all members of the House from spending an estimated N5.04 billion to buy 400 exotic cars for principal officers …
Bullshit Very unfortunate bunch of people. Pushing it to the public is the best and the result of the hearing must be followed. However, the public should include all Nigerians, not just a compromised sect... So they can have a field day to do as they please. What type video Country is this? Obviously this people in the senate don't recognize the issues facing Nigerians but are interested in self development but I still wonder how 21st century politicians are, especially in Nigeria
No intelligent or smart argument from these lots. If they are not talking about bringing bokoharam into mainstream politics, they are talking about their polygamous adventures. They are acting as if they have not heard of electoral reforms and restructuring. Silly bill. Members will be foolish to support such bill. It should be declared dead on arrival.
Why not just pass same bill for kidnappers too.. Or better still, instead of creating an agency for BokoHaram just pass them same immunity bill. This will make a whole lot of sense Build powerful institutions and not powerful leaders. Imunity over stealing
Major deliberations in House of Reps last weekThe House launched an in-house magazine, the Gree Chamber, as its own voice.
Because they have something to hide What a fuck is wrong with us in Nigeria Why looking for immunity if you ate not there to loot?. Looters Why are Nigerians lamenting,we all needed someone who is tough and firm with the law unlike one soft and weak president Nigerians know and here we are. As Nigerians make their bed,so they will lie on it..2023 isint far anymore
I'm not surprised. They should try and recover Abia state money from T.A Nonsense Out of anger may thunder strike dead who ever initiated that nonsense bill The apc change agents are showing the foolish Nigerians electorate how they want to correct the “16yrs” of pdp misrule. How market?
UPDATED: SERAP, others sue Gbajabiamila, Reps over proposed N5bn spending on 400 cars – Daily TrustThe Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and 192 concerned Nigerians have filed a lawsuit asking the Federal High Court in Abuja to “restrain and stop Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the House of Representatives and all members of the House from spending an estimated N5.04 billion to buy 400 exotic cars for principal officers and members.” SERAPNigeria Honestly ts time Nigerians rise to ds idiots...pll r wallowing in penury, der s insecurity in d land, we r tagged d poverty cap of d global community, yet, d fools r not even patronizing d local manufacturer but mkg orders from foreign countries, same thing Dangote did! SERAPNigeria Nice onr SERAPNigeria I will only support Nigerian National assembly on the car purchases if the cars are security cars i.e armoured cars for security as practiced in highly unsecured regions like Mexico, Brazil, Uruguay e.t.c
Shameful Ahhh.....this country keeps sinking in the quicksand Ride on APC, Nigerians must have sense .... This is our lawmakers who only care about no one except their take home A whole new level of legalizing corruption in the legislative chambers. The only matter they considered a priority with the present state of things in Nigeria is immunity clause for themselves. Pathetic!
Awon ole Immunity for what? This must be a sort of immunization against Orji Uzor Kalu's replica in d NASS The presiding position just got more juicy Why won't they fight for immunity when the works of their hands is evil.
Reps summon 4 ministers over unaudited accounts – Daily TrustThe House of Representatives has summoned the Minister of State for Transportation, Gbemisola Saraki; the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire; the Minister of Agriculture, Sabo Nanono and the Minister of Trade and Investment, Otunba Niyi Adebayo, to appear before its Committee on Public Accounts. The ministers were summoned following the resolution by the committee after … HouseNGR Please include Sadiya_farouq in the list. Let her come out to explain the reason why she kept NPOWER stipends with her for so long
Thieves. So that many of them like Orji Uzor Kalu will go free. These guys are killing Nigeria. The head is sick Such a self-serving bunch of politicians. Useless people that's the only thing they know protesting themselves. It's always about them, self protection or preservation! What would they need immunity for? Where lies their loyalty? State or Facilitators to the office?
This is another big fraud and high level of corruption. God blesd bukolasaraki . Here we go again with an irresponsible NASS. Fat salaries and allowances aren’t enough, they now want freedom to be lawless. Rather than restrict d latitude of immunity for executive leadership, they expand lawlessness to NASS. Next 36 speakers and deputies. The rape continues.
So that is how one animal somewhere will just sit down and come up with nonsense and a larger group of animals will agree to it... Their hellfire will never lack petrol Y'all mad This is madness! Instead of discussing the removing immunity that protect President,vice-President, Governors& Deputy Governors from Criminal matters.
SERAP, others sue Gbajabiamila, Reps over planned N5.04bn for 400 exotic cars – Daily TrustSocio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and 192 concerned Nigerians have filed a lawsuit asking the Federal High Court in Abuja to stop Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, and members of the House from spending an estimated N5.04 billion to purchase 400 exotic cars for principal officers and members. SERAP is also … Good developement. The move should get to a logical conclusion
Nigerians are used to this. The real surprise would be if they are against it. When you know you have clean hands all the time, you won't push for something like this. At least femigbaja isn't in support of this until the next tenure of Reps, and doesn't want it. But it's a crying shame though That’s the only thing they know how to do best,take selfish decisions
Ori yin ti daru. ( u pples head av scattered)
Reps summon Ehanire, three others over agencies’ accounts - Latest Nigeria News, Nigerian Newspapers, PoliticsTony Akowe, Abuja THE House of Representatives has summoned four ministers to appear before its House Committee on Public Account. The ministers are to answer questions on why agencies under them should not be sanctioned for violating extant laws on submission of audited accounts to the Office of the Auditor General of the Federation. …