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  • Herdsmen Attacks And Reps Move To Stop Illegal Immigrants

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    The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a motion urging the Federal Government to initiate stringent measures to forestall illegal immigrants and smugglers from accessing the country through land borders and sea borders in this report, KAUTHAR ANUMBA-KHALEEL reviews the motion. The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, had in September 2016 ignited a…

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  • Reps Resolutions Vs Compliance

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    KAUTHAR ANUMBA-KHALEEL writes on the lukewarm response to, and subsequent ineffectiveness of the many resolutions from the National Assembly As a legislative instrument, motions are moved by lawmakers in the National Assembly to draw the attention of Executive and even key players beyond the public sector, with the goal of addressing issues as they arise…

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  • . . . Protesters Storm NASS Over Killings

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    Protesters under the aegis of the Vanguard Against Tiv Massacre (VATM), yesterday, stormed the National Assembly to protest the recent killings by herdsmen in Buruku local government area and other parts of Benue State. Carrying banners and placards with inscriptions like, “It’s only in Nigeria that cows are more important than humans;” “We voted you…

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  • Reps Direct Disarming Of Herdsmen In Benue

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    Concerned about renewed attacks on communities in Benue State, the House of Representatives yesterday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to as a matter of urgency, institute a Presidential Task Force to disarm all herdsmen in Buruku local government area of Benue State and the country at large. It also resolved to set up a special ad…

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  • Reps Lament IOCs Violation Of Local Content Act

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    The House of Representatives committee on local content has harped on the need for International Oil Companies (IOCs) to abide by the provisions of the Nigerian oil and gas content development act 2010 which requires foreign firms operating in the country to sufficiently engage Nigerians in their workforce. Chairman of the committee, Hon. Emmanuel Ekon…

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  • Benue Reps Caucus Reads Riot Act Over Herdsmen Attacks

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    Following the latest attacks by suspected Fulani herdsmen on Mkovughur village in Buruku local government area of Benue State, members of the Benue State caucus in the House of Representatives have called on the federal government to address the attacks in order to prevent retaliation. Chairman of the caucus, Hon. Emmanuel Orker-Jev who spoke at…

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  • . . . Investigate Finance Ministry Over N1bn Withdrawn From NITDA

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    The House of Representatives yesterday, mandated its committee on Information Technology and Finance to investigate the alleged withdrawal of N1 billion from the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) accounts on the orders of the minister of finance. The resolution sequels a motion by Hon. Onawo Mohammed Ogoshi wherein he alleged that a whopping sum…

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  • As NASS Scrutinises 2017 Budget

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    The nation’s budgetary process has come under criticism with Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) calling for a participatory process to ensure a high level of citizens’ involvement. This informed the decision by the National Assembly to conduct a public hearing on the 2017 budget. KAUTHAR ANUMBA-KHALEEL writes on this initiative. The National Assembly took a historic…

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  • Reps Investigate Budget Office Over Alleged N46.5bn Road Project

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    The House of Representatives Public Accounts Committee  last week, re-opened investigations into an allegation of dual payments of N46.5 billion contract for the expansion of Airport road and Kubwa Expressway road in Abuja by the  budget office of the federation. This is as it queried the office  over N1.136 billion used for Agricultural Development International…

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