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No padding in 2017 budget, Budget Office says

The Director-General, Budget Office of the Federation, Ben Akabueze, says there is no padding in the 2017 Budget as being alleged in some quarters. He said this at a news conference in Abuja on Thursday while clarifying issues raised concerning

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Why the court froze Senator Oduah’s bank accounts

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has restrained Senator Stella Oduah and Sea Petroleum and Gas Company Limited from making any withdrawals from their accounts and those of three other companies domiciled with 21 commercial banks. The other companies

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How sharing formula for N100bn constituency projects splits Reps

There were indications yesterday that members of the House of Representatives and Principal Officers of the House may be in for a big showdown over the sharing formula of budgetary allocation of N100 billion for constituency projects. The aggrieved members

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Reps clash as another PDP member defects to APC

Members of the House of Representatives had a brief noisy session on Wednesday as another lawmaker defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to the ruling All Progressives Congress. Incidentally, the member who defected on Wednesday, Mr. Emmanuel Ukoette, is from

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CSNAC to lock down NASS over ‘unserious’ graft war

Lubem Gena, Abuja A coalition of civil society organisations under the umbrella of Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC) have given the Senate a two-week ultimatum to demonstrate genuine commitment to the fight against corruption in the country or face

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Reps want FG to complete abandoned projects

The House of Representatives Committee on National Planning and Economic Development on Tuesday called on the Federal Government to complete abandoned projects across the country. Chairman of the committee, Rep. Bashir Baballe (APC-Kano) made the call when the Ministry of

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House of Representatives postpones proceedings over demise of member

The sitting commenced at 11:27 a.m and Speaker Yakubu Dogara read the prayers. VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS Speaker Yakubu Dogara announced that he had examined and approved the Votes and Proceedings of Thursday, 26 January, 2017. The Votes and Proceedings was

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Osinbajo’s government already experiencing cracks- Abdulmumin

Abdulmumin Jibrin, suspended member of the house of representatives, says there may be cracks in the government if “some people” start questioning the instructions of Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, the Cable is reporting. In a series of tweets on Monday,

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Emir Sanusi to propose law banning ‘poor men’ from marrying many wives

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, says he is on the verge of proposing a law which will restrict poor men in the emirate from marrying many wives. Sanusi said this in Abuja on Sunday at the 50th anniversary

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Senate moves to reject Magu again

FORCES against the Senate confirmation of Mr. Ibrahim Magu as substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) appear to be unwilling to back down, The Nation can now reveal. They are even contemplating heading to the courts

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