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    Why Reps Should Amend NBC Act – Hajiya Ahmed

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    A female member of the House of Representatives, from Adamawa State, Hajiya Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed yesterday said the proposed amendment to National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) Act will stop exploitation of radio listeners and television viewers in the country. According to Ahmed, the amendment will help to check monopoly of cable and pay TV by some…

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    Tambuwal Gives PIB Panel 21-day Ultimatum To Submit Report

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    The speaker, House of Representatives, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, yesterday, gave the Ishaka Bawa-led Adhoc Committee on the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) a 21-day ultimatum to submit a report. Tambuwal gave the directive at plenary while declaring open the fourth legislative session of the 7th Assembly just as a PIB cash-for-passage allegation filtered round the National…

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    2015: Reps Resume, To Probe INEC’s Additional 30,000 Polling Units

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    The House of Representatives is set to probe the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)’s recent creation of additional 30,000 polling units (PUs) ahead of 2015 polls. Stakeholders in the polity have expressed divergent views on the development, depending on understanding and where interest lies. INEC insists that the creation of additional PUs is to ensure…

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    Reps To NMA: Apologise To Nigerians For Deaths Caused By Strike

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    As members of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) resume duties after calling off its 55-day strike on Sunday, the House of Representatives has asked them to apologise to millions of Nigerians who lost loved ones owing to the doctors’ strike. The House Committee on Health, while making this call yesterday during a briefing at the…

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    2015 Elections: INEC Lists Conditions For Deployment Of Military

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    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday backed an amendment of the Electoral Act which constitutionally limits the role of the Nigerian Armed Forces in elections. Also, the electoral management body foreclosed any hope of electronic and diaspora voting in the 2015 elections. Again, INEC asked the National Assembly to extend the time for conduct…

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    Tambuwal Congratulates Fayose, Commends Fayemi

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    Speaker of the House of Representative, Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has congratulated Mr Ayo Fayose on his emergence as the governor-elect of Ekiti State following his victory in Saturday’s governorship election held in the state. Tambuwal equally congratulated Governor Kayode Fayemi for conceding defeat, saying the governor’s action to congratulate his opponent was a clear…

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    Falode’s Murder: Justice Must Be Done – Reps

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    The House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora Matters disclosed plans to work with its Foreign Affairs counterpart in ensuring that justice is done in the murder of Master Oluwa Damilola Oloruntoba Falode, the late son of veteran television sports broadcaster, Aisha Falode. The 19-year-old Falode, a student of Audio Production at the SAE Institute, Dubai,…

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    ASUP/COEASU Strike: FG In A Fix – Wike

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    Hopes for a resolution of the prolonged strike by members of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) and the Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU) was yesterday dashed by the supervising minister of education Nyesom Wike who said the federal government was “in a fix” on how to tackle the situation. Wike disclosed…

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