• PIC.34. MEMBERS OF HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AT A SPECIAL SITTING TO MARK END OF THE 2ND YEAR 

OF THE 7TH ASSEMBLY IN ABUJA ON THURSDAY (6/6/13).

    House Tackles FG Over N5,000 Stipend, Demands Legal Framework

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    The House of Representatives has questioned the strategy adopted by the presidency in the implementation of the N5,000 stipend being paid to vulnerable Nigerians by the federal government. The House also challenged presidency to disclose the total amount earmarked for the programme and how it will be disbursed. Particularly, the House queried the legal framework…

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  • Developing Countries Kick, As UN Ratifies Gene Drives, Synthetic Biology

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    The just concluded United Nations 13th Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological (CBD) has ratified the use of synthetic biology and Gene Drives  despite opposition from developing countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America. The technology facilitates the use of data on digital genetic sequences of animals and plants from diverse countries without…

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    Native Communities Protest To UN, Seek Traditional Role In Protecting Biodiversity

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    Environmental activists across the world have demanded ‎increasing roles for indigenous people and local communities in the bid to conserve biodiversity and ecological heritage. The protesters under the auspices of International Congress and Convention Association ‎(ICCA) stormed the venue of the ongoing United Nations 13th Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (…

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    Rivers Re-run: Dogara Denies Working against APC

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    Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has described as unfair, statement credited to candidate of the All Progressives Congress ( APC) in the Rivers South East senatorial re-run election,  Magnus Abe, that he is working  to provide a clear political advantage for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Saturday’s National Assembly rerun elections in…

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    $1bn Ogoni Clean-up Fund: Reps Summon NNPC, Environment Minister

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    The House of Representatives Committee on Environment and Habitat has  insisted that minister of Environment, Amina Muhammed, must appear  before it to explain the ministry’s comprehensive plan for  implementation of the $1 billion 2011 UNEP report on Ogoni Land  clean-up. This is just as the committee observed that there was inadequate  engagement between the ministry…

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  • Crisis Imminent In Oyo APC Over LG Election

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    Crisis is imminent in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State over alleged plan by Governor Abiola Ajimobi to impose aspirants on the electorate for the local government election next month.. THE alleged imposition of councillorship and chairmanship aspirants by the governor, it was gathered in Ibadan on Saturday that it had created cracks…

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