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    Senate Committee Chairmen: Saraki Rewards Loyalists

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    The Senate president, Bukola Saraki, yesterday disclosed the names of chairmen and vice chairmen of 65 of the standing committees of the Senate. A breakdown of the list according to geopolitical zones shows that the North-Central got the highest number of committees (12), North-East, North-West and South-West got 11 each, while the South-East and South-South…

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    Budget 2015: Reps Give Zero Allocation To Fuel Subsidy

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    The House of Representatives yesterday approved N4.493 trillion as 2015 budget with an increase of N135.4 billion from the N4,357,960 trillion proposed by the executive in November 2014. However, no provision was made in the approved 2015 Appropriation Act for fuel subsidy. However, a reduced amount of N21 billion was provided for the Subsidy Reinvestment…

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    Again, Senate Fails To Approve Emergency Rule Extension

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    The question of whether the Senate will approve the request of President Goodluck Jonathan to extend the state of emergency in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states remained unanswered yesterday at the lawmakers failed to take a stand on the issue even after meeting with service chiefs yesterday. Though the Senate said that the extension of…

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    Plot To Ambush Tambuwal Backfires

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    …As mayhem reigns in National Assembly In what amounts to a state-sponsored mayhem, the Nigeria Police yesterday attempted to stop the speaker of House of Representatives Aminu Tambuwal and other lawmakers from entering the National Assembly to preside over a special session on the extension of emergency rule in three north-eastern states, a development that…

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    Rape Victims Appeal To Lawmakers To Pass VAPP Bill

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    In an emotion laden session, victims of rape and domestic assault yesterday appealed to members of the National Assembly to pass Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) bill to make justice more accessible to victims of violence. Female federal lawmakers and the audience at a forum organised by the National Assembly Women Affairs Committee and the…

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    Reps Okay N4,000 Online Registration Fee For NYSC

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    The House of Representatives has approved the controversial N4,000 online registration fee for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members. The decision reverses earlier House resolution urging the NYSC to suspend the policy following public outcry against the fee. Chairman, House Committee on Youth Development, Kamil Akinlabi made the disclosure during a media chat at…

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    PIB Report Ready – Reps

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    The report of the Ishaka Bawa-led House of Representatives Adhoc Committee on the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) is ready and is billed for presentation, it was disclosed on yesterday. The House of Representatives spokesman, Zakari Mohammed, made the disclosure at a media briefing at the National Assembly (NASS). Mohammed said the report has already been…

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    Jonathan Submits Confab Resolutions To NASS

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    The House of Representatives has disclosed that it has received the report of the National Conference and will start considering it next week. Chairman of the House committee on Media and Public Affairs, Hon Zakari Mohammed made this disclosure while briefing journalist yesterday. The spokesman of the House said the lawmakers intend to act fast…

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