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Reps ask FG not to close NERFUND

The House of Representatives on Thursday resolved to set up an Ad-hoc Committee to investigate the activities of National Economic Reconstruction Fund (NERFUND) and its current status with a view to justifying the planned closure. The committee, when set up, would also probe the high

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We recovered N140BN while probing Customs, says Senate

The probe by the joint senate committees on customs, excise, and tariff and marine transport led to the recovery of N140 billion, Hope Uzodinma, a PDP senator from Imo state, has said. Uzodinma, who is chairman of the committee of

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Reps ask FG to reverse termination of Intels agreement with NPA

The house of representatives has resolved to set up an ad hoc committee to probe the termination of the contract between Integrated Logistics Services (Intels) by the federal government. Last week, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) voided the boats pilotage

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Senate asks FG to remove power from Fashola’s three-in-one portfolio

The senate has urged the federal government to appoint a separate minister for the ministry of power to ensure optimal performance. Under the present administration, the ministry of power is combined with those of works and housing, with Babatunde Fashola

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Nigerian Senate seeks sanction against ban of unionism in workplaces

The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday passed a motion to sanction agencies, companies and institutions in Nigeria that prohibit their workers from organising labour unions. In the motion sponsored by Shehu Sani (APC- Kaduna Central) on “the need to sanction private

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Poverty is weapon of mass destruction, says Kano senator

Jibrin Barau, senator representing Kano north, says poverty is a weapon of mass destruction. He said this on Tuesday while contributing to a debate on a motion entitled ‘commemoration of the United Nations International day for the eradication of poverty”.

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Reps flay delay in Ogoni clean-up

House of Representatives Committee on Environment and Habitat on Monday visited some oil impacted sites in Ogoni area of Rivers State and expressed dissatisfaction with the delay in the clean-up. The committee led by its Chairman, Mr. Obinna Chidoka, had

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Lawmaker decries bad state of Lagos-Abeokuta highway

A member of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Hon Aina Akinpelu, has decried the deplorable state of the ever-busy Lagos-Abeokuta expressway and appealed to the Federal Government through the Ogun State Government for urgent repairs. Aina representing Ado-Odo/Ota 1

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Nigeria’s security agencies are poorly funded — Dogara

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has said that weak and underfunded security agencies cannot live up to the task of protecting the country in the face of many security challenges. He stated this at a retreat

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Senate passes bill to enforce inauguration of President, Vice-President at National Assembly

A bill which will enforce that an elected President and Vice President of Nigeria be inaugurated at the premises of the National Assembly was on Thursday passed by the Senate. The passage of the bill sponsored by the Deputy Senate

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