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    Gemade Expresses Support For Akume’s Senate President Bid

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    As the lobbying for the position of Senate president heats up, the chairman of the Senate Committee on National Planning, Senator Barnabas Gemade, yesterday said he is backing Senator George Akume to become the next Senate president. In a statement made available to LEADERSHIP yesterday, Gemade, who represents Benue North East Senatorial District, described Akume…

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    Reps Approve $1bn Loan To Fight Boko Haram

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    A $1 billion loan requested by President Goodluck Jonathan to intensify the fight against the Boko Haram insurgency was yesterday approved by Nigeria’s House of Representatives. The loan, which was earlier approved by the Senate, comes after a recent reported ceasefire pact declared by the government with the Islamist militants. Federal lawmakers approved all four…

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    Tambuwal Mourns Emir Of Kano

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    The speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has joined other Nigerians to mourn the death of the Emir of Kano, Dr Ado Bayero, describing it as a monumental loss to the entire country. Saying he received the news of the passage with great sense of sadness, Tambuwal noted in a statement…

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