• Dogara Seeks Infrastructure Bond For Road Projects

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    Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has proposed an Infrastructure Bond for funding road infrastructure in the country. Dogara stated this while receiving the report of the Technical Committee for the Review of the Roads’ Funds Bills in his office.  He noted that it was very important to ensure that these debts…

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    2019: Task Before Fayose As Chairman Of PDP Governors’ Forum

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    As Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, emerges chairman of PDP Governors’ Forum, ADEBIYI ADEDAPO highlights the tasks before the opposition governors. Following expiration of the tenure of Ondo State Governor and Chairman of the PDP Governors Forum, Olusegun Mimiko, the Ekiti State Governor, Peter AyodeleFayose, last week emerged the new Chairman of the forum. The…

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

    House Of Reps Tasks DFIs On Economy

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    The House of Representatives has said Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) must impact positively on the economy. This is just as the ad-hoc  Committee investigating the activities of DFIs expresses readiness to consider the position of the Bank of Industry (BoI). Chairman of the ad hoc committee, Hon. Emeka Anohu during the committee hearing yesterday said…

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    NASS Makes Volte-face, Approves 3-year Budget Plan

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    The National Assembly yesterday approved the 2017-2019 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP) with the adjustment of the crude oil benchmark from projection $42.5 to $44.5 for the 2017 budget. LEADERSHIP recalls that the three-year plan was submitted to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, October 4, 2016….

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    Budget: FG Alters 2016 – 2018 Revenue Projections 

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    Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, on Monday told an expanded joint committee of the House of Representatives that the 2016-2018 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) had to be altered because key projections in the document have become unrealistic over time. Udoma, who alongside the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, Accountant…

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    Can PDP Lawmakers Salvage Their Party?

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    The PDP Caucus in the National Assembly last Tuesday held a meeting aimed at saving the soul of the party. In the piece, ADEBIYI ADEDAPO interrogates the move by the lawmakers to rescue the party from sinking Lawmakers elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) last week commenced a move to re-position…

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    APC, Senate Peace Move Consumes Ndume

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    In a surprise move, the Senate yesterday announced the replacement of Senate majority leader, Ali Ndume, with his arch-rival, Senator Ahmad Lawan from Yobe State. Senate President Bukola Saraki made the announcement shortly before the end of the Senate’s first plenary sitting this year, after he read a letter from the All Progressives Congress (APC)…

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  • 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).

    2017 Budget: Reps Avoid Padding Allegations, To Discuss Details In Plenary

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    In contact with usual  practice and tradition of the House of Representatives, the 2017 appropriation act will be discussed and passed by all members at the plenary. This development  is aimed at avoiding contradictions in the budget details, at the same time foreclose suspicion and allegation of budget padding. Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu…

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