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    Dogara Names 96 House Committees

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    The Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, yesterday constituted 96 Standing Committees to oversight various ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) of government. Dogara, who announced the composition of the committees and their chairmen at plenary, did not allow any comment as he called for adjournment after the announcement. The number of Standing Committees was increased…

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    PDP Senators Can’t Disqualify Amaechi – Senate Leader

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    In view of the opposition of the senators of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the screening of former Rivers State governor Rotimi Amaechi, Senate leader Ali Ndume has declared that the PDP lawmakers cannot stop Amaechi’s screening. LEADERSHIP recalls that the screening of Amaechi has been deferred thrice by the Senate because of the…

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    Committees: Fresh Crisis Looms In Senate

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    The 8th Senate, going by the provision of its amended 2015 standing rules, may be heading for another round of crisis aside from the subsisting one over leadership composition, when appointing chairmen and vice chairmen for its 57 standing committees. LEADERSHIP recalls that chairmanship positions of the 57 committees have over the years from the…

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    Lesser Hajj: Saraki Faults Saudi’s Visa Issuance Policy

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    Following widespread complaints from pilgrims to this year’s lesser Hajj, the Senate president, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has faulted the entry visa issuance policy of the Saudi Arabian embassy in Nigeria. A press release signed and issued by the special adviser to Saraki on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, said the present indirect method of…

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    Foreign Reserves Rises To $31.89bn

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    As a result of tight fiscal policy anchored on blocking of leakages, Nigeria’s foreign reserves has risen from $29.1 billion left by the immediate past government to $31.89 billion presently. Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele made this disclosure yesterday while briefing the Senate leadership on the state of the nation’s…

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    FIRS Made N1.8trn Revenue In 6 Months – Ogungbesan

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    Despite the current economic meltdown Nigeria is battling with, arising from the drastic fall in the price of oil in the international market, the Federal Inland Revenue Service ( FIRS) has raked in a total of N1.8 trillion as tax revenues into the national treasury between January and June this year. This was even as…

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    Chaos In NASS: Reps In A Free-for-all

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    The proceedings of the House of Representatives turned rowdy and almost bloody yesterday morning when it had barely started after an attempt by a lawmaker from Sokoto State, Hon. Abdullahi Balarabe Salame, to snatch the Mace, which is the symbol of authority, caused a commotion which quickly degenerated into a free-for-all in the Green Chamber….

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    PMB, APC Govs Wade Into NASS Rift

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    President Muhammadu Buhari and APC governors have resolved to wade into the lingering leadership crisis rocking the National Assembly, particularly the Senate. Accordingly, the governors, at a meeting with the President in Aso Rock late Tuesday night, agreed to call the senators to order and caution them against treating the decisions of the party with…

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