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    Reps Query NIGCOMSAT’s $500m Insurance Contracts

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    The House of Representatives has accused the management of Nigerian Communications Satellite (NIGCOMSAT) of violation of the public procurement act in the   award of insurance contracts worth over $500 million. This is even as it invited the former managing director of NIGCOMSAT, Alhaji Ahmed Rufai and all former directors of finance to appear before it…

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    Senate passes Bill to Establish Nigerian Peace Corp

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    The senate on Thursday passed  a bill to establish the Nigerian Peace corp 2016. The bill which was sponsored by the senate leader and senator representing Borno South , Sen Mohammed Ali Ndume was first read at plenary on 10th March 2016 and scaled second reading . The Bill seeks to empower, develop and provide…

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  • Reps Raise PMB’s Virement By N28bn

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    The House of Representatives yesterday increased the N180 billion virement requested by president Muhamadu Buhari to fund critical recurrent and capital items by N28 billion. The president had written a letter to the House on October 26, seeking their approval  for the virement of N180.8 billion from the funds appropriated for special intervention (recurrent and…

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  • Reps Call For State Of Emergency In PHCs

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    The House of Representatives has called on the executive to declare a state of emergency in the primary healthcare (PHC) sector. Making the call yesterday at a public hearing on financing health-care and revitalization of primary healthcare system in Nigeria organized by the committee on Health services, chairman of the committee, Hon. Chike Okafor lamented…

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    Budget Padding: Jibrin Goes On Self-exile

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    Embattled former chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Hon Abdulmumin Jibrin, has vowed not to return to Nigeria unless his safety is guaranteed. Jibrin, who left Nigeria for London last week to receive an award and take his anti-corruption campaign to international community, was suspended by the House of Representatives following allegations…

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    CCT Act: Reps Block Review Of Amendment

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    Attempt by the House of Representatives to reconsider the Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act amendment yesterday was stalled. This follows a call by the leader of the House, Hon Femi Gbajabiamila to suspend further legislative action on the amendment bill. Citing section 1(3) of the 1999 constitution as amended, Gbajabiamila argued that the…

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    Hajj: Reps Query Non-issuance Of N1.6bn Wrist Band To Pilgrims

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    The House of Representatives has directed its Committee on Nigeria-Saudi inter-parliamentary Friendship and Hajj Affair to investigate alleged  non-issuance of the wrist band to the pilgrims for the 2016 Hajj exercise. The committee is also expected to investigate the company which was awarded the contract, and report back to the House within three (3) weeks…

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    PMB Writes NASS, Seeks N9trn Infrastructure Loan

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    President Muhammadu Buhari has presented a letter to the National Assembly, seeking approval for the external borrowing of $29.960 billion (N9.13 trillion at interbank rate of N305/$) in the 2016-2018 borrowing plan. According to the letter, read on both chambers of the National Assembly, the borrowing is meant to address the huge infrastructural deficit in…

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    President Buhari Seeks NASS Approval on $29.960bn External Loan

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    President Muhammadu Buhari has presented  a letter to the National Assembly, seeking approval for an external borrowing of  $29.960bilion in the 2016 -2018borrowinng plan. According to the letter, the borrowing  is meant to  address the huge infrastructural deficit‎ in the country. ‎”Considering the huge infrastructure deficit currently being experienced in the Country and the enormous financial resources…

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