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    Saraki, Dogara Mourn Emir Of Keffi

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    Senate president, Abubakar Bukola Saraki has described the late emir of Keffi, Alhaji Muhammadu Chindo-Yamusa II, as a man of peace, whose long reign witnessed phenomenal development of the ancient town of Keffi and Nasarawa State. Special adviser to the Senate president on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in a statement in Abuja, said Saraki…

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    NASS Approves N10.6bn For Members’ Allowance

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    The National Assembly yesterday increased the 2015 Supplementary Budget from N465,636,926,857 to N574,532,726,857 to accommodate fresh fuel subsidy claims of N108,895,800,000 for three months (October to December 2015) which were not contained in the original supplementary budget submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari. Going by the approved supplementary budget, oil marketers will now be paid N522,258,934,505…

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    Reps Order Probe Of National Housing Fund

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    The House of Representatives yesterday resolved to investigate the management and status of monies contributed into the National Housing Fund by Civil Servants twenty-three years after its inception. The House Committee on Housing was directed by the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara to carry out the probe. A report is expected in eight weeks. Federal lawmakers also…

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    Motion On Population Control Divides Reps Members

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    Members of the House of Representatives were yesterday divided over a motion, seeking the federal government’s special attention towards guarding against population explosion in the country. A member of the House, Hon. Babatunde Kolawole, who sponsored the motion, had prayed the House for a resolution urging the government “to curb population explosion by urgently coming…

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    Difficulty In Transaction: Reps To Probe Cashless Policy

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    The House of Representatives has resolved to examine the level of compliance with the cashless policy by government agencies and business outfits in the country in order to ensure smooth implementation of the policy by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The resolution was sequel to the unanimous adoption of a motion sponsored by Hon….

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    Lack Of Visa: Reps Appeal To Israel To Halt Planned Deportation Of Nigerians

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    House of Representatives yesterday appealed to the Israeli authorities through Nigeria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to stay action on the planned deportation of Nigerian citizens pending the renewal of their passports for eventual issuance of their visas. The House also urged the Ministry of Interior to mandate the Nigerian Immigration Service to open an office…

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    Traffic Gridlocks: Reps Want Expansion Of Abuja Roads

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    The House of Representatives has urged the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) to expand major roads in the nation’s capital in order to ease incessant traffic gridlock experienced by residents and visitors. The House resolution was sequel to the adoption of a motion sponsored by Hon. Ahmed Yerima (APC, Bauchi) at plenary yesterday. The House…

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    Getting Our Electoral Process Right Will Solve Most Nigeria’s Problems – INEC Chairman

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    The newly appointed national of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has said that some of Nigeria’s socio-political problems will be solved if the country get its electoral process right. Yakubu made the disclosure yesterday in Abuja during an inaugural meeting of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Electoral Matters and…

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    Reps To Probe Activities Of NigComSat-1

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    The House of Representatives yesterday mandated its Standing Committee on Information Technology to investigate Nigeria Communications Satellite Limited (NigComSat-1) with a view to reactivate the agency to serve the country’s enormous communications needs. The House equally mandated the committee to look into the conflict between the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) and NigComSat-1….

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    Dogara To PMB: Transmit Petroleum Industry Bill Now

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    The speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari as the petroleum minister to as a matter of urgency transmit the controversial Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) to the 8th National Assembly for a record third time. The immediate past 7th National Assembly failed to pass the PIB, a recurring…

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