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    NASS Of Summons, Invitations And Threats

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    Two issues that have dominated discussions since the 8th National Assembly resumed from its last break have being those of summons, invitations and threats. ANDREW OOTA writes on the implications of this unfolding parliamentary drama. For weeks, senators loyal to the senate President Bukola Saraki and his deputy Ike Ekweremadu as well as their supporters…

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    6 Jostle For IGP As Arase Retires In June

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    As the tenure of the incumbent Inspector General of Police (IGP), Solomon Arase comes to an end in June this year, intense lobbying and profiling of possible successors of his successor has commenced, with six top Police officers jostling for the number cop position in the country. They are AIG Hassan Bala Abdulahi, AIG Johnson…

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    Fate Of Chibok Girls Remains Unknown – UN

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    The United Nations, UN yesterday said the plight of 219 Chibok schoolgirls who were abducted two years ago is a major conflict that is affecting the North eastern communities. A UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Nigeria, Fatma Samoura said that up to 7,000 women and girls might be living in abduction and sex slavery. “Humanitarian agencies…

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    PMB’s Foreign Trips And The Hypocrisy Of Critics

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    The discordant tunes over the foreign trips embarked by President Muhammadu Buhari since assumption of office May 29, 2015 have persisted and is reaching a crescendo. In this piece, ANDREW OOTA looks at the gains and importance of these foreign trips. The nucleus of the electioneering campaign of President Muhammadu Buhari and his party, the…

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  • We Received Committee Invitation- Urban Shelter

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    The management of Urban Shelter Infrastructure has clarified media reports that the organisation could not be reached by the Senate committee on Federal Capital Territory,   FCT due to its inability to provide a contact address. The company through its General Manager, Oladpo Tanimola stated that the reports that his company was not reached by the…

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    2016 Budget Runs Into Troubled Waters

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    The N6.08 trillion 2016 budget estimates yesterday suffered a major setback as the National Assembly announced that the February 25, 2016 deadline it gave for its passage was no longer feasible due to inherent errors, ambiguities and ‘padded’ figures smuggled into the fiscal document. Indication that the budget would run into hitches emerged last week…

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  • Governors Present; Front row L-R; Nassarawa Alh Tanko Al-Makura; Kwara Alh AbdulFattah Ahmed; Kano Alh Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje; National Chairman APC; Chief John Odigie Oyegun; VICE President Prof Yemi Osinbajo; President Elect; General Muhammadu Buhari; Imo Governor Owelle Rocharles Okorocha; Speaker and Sokoto Governor Elect; Rt Hon Aminu Tambuwal; Kebbi Governor; Elect Senator Abubakar Baguda Atiku and Deputy Governor Elect; Nigeri; Back Row; Borno Governor; Alh Kashim Shettima; Adamawa Senator Muhammad Bundow Jubrilla; Kaduna State Governor Elect; Mallam Nasir El-Rufai; Osun Governor Ogbeni Raufi Aregbesola; Bauchi State Governor Mohammad Abubakar; Plateau State Governor Elect; Mr. Simon Lalong and former Governor of Ekiti State Dr. Kayode Fayemi when the President Elect meet his Governors at the Defence to kick starts the new government as MAy 29 approaches. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. MAY 5 2015

    PMB, State Governors Advised To Scrap Constituency Projects

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    President Muhammadu Buhari has been urged to immediately scrap the constituency projects of National Assembly members, the State Governors to do same in their various states following economic challenges facing the country. The proponents of this argument are of the opinion that all federal projects could be captured in national budgets of the country, while…

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    PDP’s Journey To Impunity

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    The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP is clearly heading into extinction. ANDREW OOTA traces the genesis of the party’s present predicaments to the magnitude of impunity that has clearly defined its character 16 years runing. The problems facing the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP today obviously did not start with the legality, unconstitutionality or otherwise of the…

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    Drama In Senate As Akpabio Refuses To Apologise To Goje

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    There was a mild drama on the floor of the Senate yesterday when the Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio refused to apologise to his colleague, Danjuma Goje over uncomplimentary comments and, what was described as an attack on his integrity and personality. The drama started when the Senate Minority Leader accused Senator Goje of…

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