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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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    Reps Probe Extra Judicial Killings, Summon IGP

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    The House of Representatives, yesterday, summoned the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Idris Ibrahim, to appear before its committees on Police Affairs and Human Rights over the renewed cases of extrajudicial killings in the country. Specifically, the IGP is expected to give insight into various extrajudicial killings and, at the same time, suggest steps to…

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  • . . . Open Probe, As Major Oil Marketers Owe FG N500bn

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    The House of Representatives yesterday resolved to set up an ad-hoc committee to investigate this huge debts of over N500 billion which was not remitted to the Pipelines and Product Marketing Company (PPMC). Marketers involved in this huge indebtedness include Oando, Forte oil, NIPCO, Total oil, Conoil, Mobil oil, Masters Energy oil, and gas LTD….

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