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  • Senate Condemns Xenophobic Attacks On Nigerians In S/Africa

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    The Senate Committee on Diaspora Matters on Monday condemned the recent xenophobic atta‎cks on Nigerians living in South Africa, urging the Federal Government to take retributive stance against the country. The committee’s condemnation followed the alleged killing of one Tochukwu Nnadi, a 34-year-old businessman by the  South African police on Thursday, December 29, 2016. Chairman…

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  • 2017 Budget: Senate Tasks Education MDAs On Performance

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    The Senate has urged stakeholders in the Nigeria’s education sector to ensure a higher performance in the execution of capital projects contained in the 2017 budget even as it said that it was prepared to address the problem of shortfall in the budgetary allocation to the sector by the federal government in the proposed budget….

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  • Again, PMB, Saraki Meet In London

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    For the second time in five days, President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday had a meeting with Senate President Bukola Saraki at the Abuja House in London. The second meeting between the duo was confirmed in a tweet on the president’s twitter handle, @NGRPresident. “This evening President @MBuhari met with Senate President @bukolasaraki, at Abuja House”, the…

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  • 2017 Budget: ‘N151bn Line Items Unnecessary, Wasteful’

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    There are at least N151bn worth of line items in the proposed 2017 budget that are either frivolous, inappropriate, unclear or wasteful expenditures, hence the budget need to be reworked to focus on pro-poor priorities, create an enabling environment for improved production and service delivery, reduce inequality and increase national wealth. This is the position…

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  • Senate Holds Public Hearing On 2017 Budget Monday

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    The 8th Senate will on Monday hold a first-of-its-kind public hearing on the 2017 appropriation bill submitted to the legislature by President Muhammadu Buhari. According to a statement by the chairman, Senate committee on media and public affairs, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, the public hearing is aimed at allowing stakeholders and members of the public…

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  • CSOs Tackle UNICAL VC, Mgt Over Alleged Excesses

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    Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) under the auspices of League of Civil Society Organisations have called on the Federal Ministry of Education to urgently call the Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar (UNICAL),  Prof. Zana Akpagu, and the institution’s  management to order over their alleged excesses in running the affairs of the institution. The group…

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  • Saraki Appoints Hakeem Baba-Ahmed As Chief Of Staff

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    The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has appointed a former permanent secretary in the Federal Civil Service, Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, as his new Chief of Staff. In a statement by his special adviser (Media and  Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu, late this night, Saraki said the appointment takes immediate effect. Baba-Ahmed, 61, was educated at the Ahmadu…

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