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  • NPS Set To Recruit 6,545 Personnel

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    The comptroller general of Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS) Ja’faru Ahmed yesterday hinted that the service is in receipt of a waiver to employ 6,545 staff in different cadre with a budget of N6 billion available for the new personnel. He also informed that the service is set to introduce mechanized agriculture  in prison farms to…

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  • Defections: Any End In Sight?

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    The penchant for politicians to abandon their political parties for the winning party the moment their parties lose at the polls has become a cause for concern to many in the polity. In this piece, Kauthar Anumba-Khaleel examines why the trend remains a pastime for our politicians. Two years to the 2019 general elections, the…

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  • Global Task Force To Evaluate FG’s Anti-corruption War

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    The House of Representatives has revealed that a delegation of Paris based inter-governmental organisation, Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is billed to visit Nigeria in March to evaluate the federal government’s commitment to the fight against corruption. Disclosing this at the weekend, Chairman of the House Committee on Financial Crimes, Kayode Oladele also disclosed that…

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  • IMF, Reps Interface On Recession

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    The House of Representatives yesterday met with a delegation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) led by its Senior Resident Representative, African Development, Mr Amine Mati, to interact on the efforts of the federal government in tackling the economic recession in the country. Mr Mati, who led the discussions with the committees on Finance, Appropriation…

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  • Redeem Govt’s Image, PDP Reps Advise Buhari

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    The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the House of Representatives has charged President Muhammadu Buhari to bring to an end, the vicious circle of killings across the country and renew Nigerians’ confidence in the government. Minority leader of the House, Hon. Leo Ogor, who made the challenge yesterday at the resumption of plenary, also…

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  • Budget Padding: Jibrin Denies Fleeing From UK

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    The House of Representatives has said that the former Chairman, House Committee on Appropriations, Rep. Abdulmumin Jibrin fled United Kingdom (UK) to avoid being arrested by anti-graft agencies on his trail for alleged criminal activities. Jibrin has promptly denied the allegation and said he returned to Nigeria on the invitation of one of the anti-graft…

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  • Reps Query Ministry Over Purchase Of 63 Ambulances

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    The House of Representatives has queried the ministry of women affairs over the purchase of 63 ambulances without recourse to due process. At its meeting at the weekend, the House Public Accounts Committee headed by Hon. Kingsley Chinda, also queried the ministry for the purchase of only 39 vehicles for N558 million as against 63…

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  • Reps Call For Upward Review Of Workers’ Salaries

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    The House of Representatives has made a strong case for an increase in the wages paid to government workers. This call comes at a critical time that government is battling a dwindling economy which has slipped into recession with government revenue a very low level, caused by the fall in the price of oil. Among…

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  • $1.092 Malabu Deal: No Evidence To Nail Diezani, Adoke, Aganga, Says Malami

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    The minister of justice and attorney-general of the federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), yesterday said there was insufficient evidence to convict his predecessor, Mohammed Adoke, former minister of petroleum resources, Mrs Diezani Alison- Madueke, and former finance minister, Olusegun Aganga, over the scandalous $1.092 billion Malabu oil deal. He however declared as fraudulent the payment of…

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