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House Seeks to Establish More Petrol Depots

Paul Effiong, Abuja In order to address the incessant scarcity of fuel, the House of Representatives is seeking to establish more depots in the country. Moving the motion at yesterday’s plenary, Uju Kingsley observed that there are insufficient depots to

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Senate Adjourns For Sallah Break, To Resume July 19

Abdulateef Bamgbose Senate yesterday adjourned plenary to enable it proceed on Sallah break. Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, accordingly, announced July 19 as resumption date. The Senate, before embarking on the three weeks recess, forwarded President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for the

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Senate Passes Bills To Establish Medical Centres in Four States, Amends Teaching Hospitals Act

By Abdulateef Bamgbose The Senate, on Tuesday, passed four bills to establish Federal Medical Centres in four states of the federation. The medical centers will be established in Osogbo, Osun State; Onitsha, Anambra State; Gada, Sokoto State; and Ijebu-Ode, Ogun

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Senate Approves Buhari’s Revised 2022 Fiscal Framework 

…Wants FG to urgently secure oil assets, stop crude theft  Abdulateef Bamgbose Senate yesterday approved President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for adjustments to the 2022 fiscal framework.  The approval followed the consideration of a report by the Senate Committee on Finance

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Buhari Tasks Senate On Quick Passage Of Money Laundering, Terrorism Bills

Abdulateef Bamgbose President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the Senate to quickly pass the Money Laundering and Terrorism Prevention Bills, which he transmitted to it yesterday. In a letter dated April 12 and read at plenary yesterday by Senate President Ahamad

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Senate Approves Human Rights Fund To Tackle Sexual, Gender-Based Violence, Others 

…approves establishment of Health Education Practitioners Board  Abdulateef Bamgbose Senate yesterday passed a bill to reposition the National Human Rights Commission by establishing the National Human Rights Fund in Nigeria’s annual budget.  When established, the Fund would be used particularly

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Abuja-Kaduna Train Attack: Bombard Terrorist Enclaves, Senate Cries Out To Military

Abdulateef Bamgbose The Senate has called on the Army and Airforce to, as a matter of urgency, bombard terrorist enclaves with a view to restoring peace and stability in the country. The call was made on Tuesday amid resolutions reached,

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Senate Receives Bills To Reposition Secondary Education In Nigeria, Establish Health Varsity 

Abdulateef Bamgbose The Senate has received the National Senior Secondary School Education Commission Bill transmitted to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari. The bill was accompanied with a letter which was read by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, during

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Buhari Requests Senate To Confirm INEC REC-Nominee, Four Others as NURC Commissioners

Abdulateef Bamgbose  The Senate, on Tuesday, received a formal request from President Muhammadu Buhari, to confirm four nominees as Executive Commissioners of the Nigerian Upstream Regulatory Commission.  The request was contained in a letter dated March 24, 2022, and read

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Why Past Attempts To Diversify Nigerian Economy Failed – Sen. Abdullahi

Deputy Chief Whip of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Aliyu Sabi, has emphasised why there is urgent need to diversify the Nigerian economy, saying attempts by successive administrations  failed because of absence of legal instrument. Consequently, the lawmaker opined that the

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