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National Assembly Is Broke, Says Saraki

Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that despite the widespread perception that the National Assembly is being over funded, the national parliament is actually grappling with funding constraints in carrying out its statutory functions. Saraki, in a statement by his Special Assistant on Print Media, Chuks Okocha, stated this when he paid a working visit to the Chairman and ...

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Malabu: You Have No Case Against Adoke, Others- Malami To EFCC

Nigeria’s Attorney General, Abubakar Malami, has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to review the charges of fraud against those accused in the infamous Malabu scandal. They include a former petroleum minister, Dan Etete, former attorney general, Mohammed Adoke, and other defendants who are facing charges of fraud in the $1.1 billion Malabu oil block case. They are ...

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Electoral Reforms Bill – Senator Saraki Sets Up Senate C’ttee

The President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has announced a six-man committee of senators to reconcile the Senate’s version of the amended Electoral Act with the version passed by the House of Representatives. The Senate’s conference committee has the Chairman of the Senate Committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Senator Suleiman Nazif, as Chairman. Other members ...

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Senate Orders NNPC To End Fuel Scarcity Within Seven Days

The Nigerian Senate on Thursday, urged the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation to, within seven days, end the lingering scarcity of petrol and clear queues in filling stations across the country. This order was followed by a unanimous adoption of the report of the Committee on Petroleum Resources (Downstream) on the fuel crisis in the country at plenary. In the report ...

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CHAN: I’ve Silenced My Critics – Okpotu

Anthony Okpotu believes he has answered his critics with his first goal of the CHAN 2018 in the 3-1 win against Equatorial Guinea and is focused now more than ever to keep scoring. After two games without registering a goal, Okpotu, who finished the NPFL top scorer last season, found his scoring boots – head – on Tuesday. Okpotu further ...

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Dangote’s Multi-Million Naira Unibadan Business School Ready Soon

Foremost African  entrepreneur, Aliko Dangote has assured that the N250 million University of Ibadan Business School being constructed by him would soon be ready for commissioning. The business mogul is also constructing same type of project in the Bayero University Kano (BUK) and will be ready for hand over to the university management anytime from now. The UI project being ...

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Fuel Queue Returns: We Don’t Have Supply, Says DAPPMA, IPMAN

Residents of Lagos woke up Monday to witness queues at petrol stations, even as black market dealers, who had in the last two weeks retreated to their shells, following improvement in supply, again took over major roads with their product. The scarcity started in Abuja last week, with fears by many that it would soon spread to Lagos, though the ...

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Evans: Lagos Court To Hear Application To Quash Charge Feb. 28

The late arrival of the defense counsel on Monday again stalled the arraignment of suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike a.k.a Evans, on fresh charges at an Igbosere High Court in Lagos. The Lagos State Government had brought a fresh five-count charge bordering on conspiracy to kidnap, kidnapping and attempted murder against Evans and three others. The three accused standing trial ...

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36 Ships To Arrive Lagos Ports-NPA

Thirty-six ships laden with petroleum products, food items and other goods are expected to arrive Apapa and Tin-Can Island ports in Lagos from Jan. 22 to Feb.13. The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) stated this in its “Shipping Position’’ made available on Monday in Lagos. NPA said that the ships contained buck wheat, frozen fish, bulk gas, rig, st3l product, bulk ...

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Sacked Kaduna Teachers Reapply For Work

Twelve thousand of the 21,780 sacked teachers in Kaduna State reapplied for teaching jobs, it was learnt yesterday. State Universal Basic Education Board (UBEC) will interview short listed candidates on Wednesday. Governor Nasir El-Rufai, who spoke through the Commissioner for Education Jaafaru Sani, said those who spent between five and nine years in service would get their gratuities, while those ...

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