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    Reps Passes Local Content Bill for Second Reading

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    The House of Representatives yesterday passed for second reading, a  Bill for an Act to make it Mandatory for Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies to Give Priority to Local Manufacturers and Indigenous Companies in the Procurement. The bill which seeks to Prohibit the Exclusion of Locally Produced Goods and services  in the Procurement was committed…

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    Gambia Crisis: Reps Offer Jammeh Asylum In Nigeria

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    The House of Representatives yesterday expressed its readiness to grant Gambian President Yahya Jammeh safe haven in Nigeria as a way of ending the political impasse in his country. To this end, the representatives urged President Muhammadu Buhari to extend Nigeria’s offer of safe haven to the outgoing president. The lower chamber of the National…

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    Reps Seek Establishment of Fire Service Officers in 774 LGAs

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    The House of Representatives yesterday  urged federal government to provide adequate funds to enable the Federal Fire Service extend its presence in the 774 Local Government Areas in the country. The House, also  mandated it’s  Committee on Interior to ensure implementation of the decision. The representatives while  adopting  a motion sponsored by the member representingEsan/West,…

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    Reps Brand Obasanjo ‘Most Corrupt Nigerian’

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    The House of Representatives yesterday took a swipe on former President Olusegun Obasanjo, describing the elder statesman as the ‘most corrupt Nigerian’ in history. Apparently reacting to allegations of corruption levied against the the House and its leadership at a lecture delivered in Lagos on Wednesday, the legislators observed that the former President has perpetrated…

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    N700bn Bail-out Fund, Reps Threaten Sanction Against CBN Gov, Finance Minister

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    The House of Representatives yesterday threatened to invoke it’s constitutional powers against the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele and the Director General of the Debt Management Office (DMO), Dr. Abraham Nwankwo. Chairman of the ad-hoc committee of the House, investigating the disbursement and utilisation of Federal government’s bail-out funds, Hon….

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    Reps Begins Investigation Of Presidential Committee On Arms Deal

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    The House of Representatives on Thursday directed it’s committees on procurement, National Security and Intelligence to investigate activities of the Presidential committee on procurement. The presidency had in August 2015, inaugurated a committee to review arms procurement undertaken by the office of the National Security Adviser, with a time frame of 90 days. The representatives…

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    Bill To Abolish State/LG Joint Account Passes Second Reading

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    The House of Representatives, yesterday, passed for second reading, a bill for an Act to grant financial autonomy to local government councils in the country. The bill, sponsored by member representing Isuikwuato/ Umunneochi federal constituency, Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, seeks to abolish state-local government joint account, by altering section 162 of the 1999 constitution. According to the…

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  • Reps Investigate BPE’s Non-compliance With Fiscal Responsibility Act

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    The House of Representatives yesterday resolved to investigate an alleged breach of Fiscal Responsibility Act, by the Bureau for Public Enterprises ( BPE). To this end, the House mandated its committees on Privatization and Commercialisation and Public Accounts to  inter-face with the Bureau over the allegations  and report back to the House within four  weeks….

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  • Reps Direct INEC To Conduct Outstanding Rerun Elections

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    The House of Representatives yesterday directed the Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC) to immediately conduct all outstanding rerun elections in the country, with emphasis on  Rivers and Anambra states. The House also mandated its committee on Legislative Compliance and Electoral Matters to ensure compliance with the resolution and confirm date of the elections to…

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