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    Re: A Tale Of Two Captains

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    Our attention has been drawn to a piece published on this page entitled, “a tale of two captains.” Though the writer is entitled to his opinion, we feel compelled to correct the misinformation contained in the article. It is important that facts are not distorted or misrepresented for fairness and justice, and the writer of…

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    TSA: Senate’s Battle Line Against REMITA

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    The heat is on between the Senate and REMITA, an e-collection agent, over the controversial implementation of the Treasury Single Account (TSA). ADESUWA TSAN explores the intrigues and offers insight into the Senate’s probe of the collection agent. Last Wednesday, the Senate issued a stern warning to individuals, agents and organisations who they said were…

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    Senate To Probe CCT Chair

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    Following the receipt of a petition on allegations of fraud, bribery and inflation of contracts against the chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Mr Danladi Umar, the Senate has commenced an investigation into the matter. The petition is coming at a time when the Senate president, Bukola Saraki, is standing trial before Umar’s CCT…

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    Nigeria Loses N4trn To Illegal Mining Yearly – Senate

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    The Senate yesterday disclosed that Nigeria loses no less than N4 trillion yearly to the activities of illegal miners in the country. The Senate, while urging the inspector general of Police, Solomon Arase and other law enforcement agencies to be alive to their responsibility of stopping illegal mining also mandated its committee on Solid Minerals…

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    Senate Approves $200m World Bank Loan For Lagos

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    The Senate yesterday approved the third tranche of the $200 million Lagos State Development Policy Operation (DPO) request sent to it by President Muhammadu Buhari. The first and second tranches of $200 million were approved by the National Assembly in 2010 and 2012-2014 Borrowing Plans respectively, with the 3rd tranche facility already captured in the…

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    NASS Gets N465.7bn Supplementary Budget Proposal From PMB

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    The Senate yesterday received President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for the approval of a Supplementary Appropriation Bill of N465,636,926,857. In a letter addressed to the president of the Senate, President Buhari explained that the supplementary budget was designed to cater to the shortage caused by the dwindling price of crude oil upon which the 2015 budget…

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    Ekweremadu Escapes Assassination Attempt

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    The deputy president of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has reportedly escaped a suspected assassination attempt in Abuja. A statement issued by his media aide, Uche Anichukwu, yesterday said the assassination attempt occurred at about 10am between Apo Flyover and Dantata Construction Company’s yard, close to the Old Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Headquarters junction…

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    Senate Asks JAMB To Make Results Valid For 3 Years

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    The Senate has urged the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to increase the validity of its examination results from 12 months to 36 months. The lawmakers also asked JAMB to consult widely with Parents Teachers Associations, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and other stakeholders in the education sector with a view to coming…

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    Supreme Court Halts Saraki’s Trial At CCT

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    The Supreme Court yesterday halted the trial of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) over alleged involvement in false declaration of assets. The trial initiated by the federal government against Saraki was put on hold by the apex court, pending the time the court would determine the appeal…

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