• Reps Summon IGP Over Violation Of Procurement Act

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    The House of Representatives has summoned the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris to appear before its committee on police affairs on 19 January, 2017 over allegations of diversion of N6 billion approved for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of 102 police stations across the country. The summon follows a motion by Hon. Onyenwife Gabriel in which…

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    Patience Jonathan Petitions Reps Over Harassment By EFCC

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    Wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Dame Patience Jonathan has petitioned the House of Representatives over alleged harassment by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). In the petition presented to the House, yesterday, by HonLovette Idisi, the former first lady alleged that she is being “incessantly harassed” by the anti-graft agency. Idisi noted that…

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  • Reps Call For Urgent Revival Of Textile Industry

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    The House of Representatives has expressed worry that despite the introduction of an industrial revolution plan aimed at revamping and fast-tracking the growth and development of the cotton, textile and garment (CTG) sector, the daunting challenge remains the influx of foreign textiles into the country. To this effect, the House called on the federal government…

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    AMCON: Reps Probe AMCON Over Non-liquidation Of N2.473bn

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    The House of Representatives  has mandated its Committee on Banking and Currency to investigate the failure of obligos/bank debtors to liquidate their loans in order to enable Asset Management Company of Nigeria, AMCON redeem the three years zero coupon bond she raised. This is in view of the fact that six years after it received…

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    Reps Seek Bailout For Automotive Industries

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    The house of representatives is poised to put in place measures that would provide financial and bailout assistance to automobile companies in the country to avert total collapse of the industry. To this effect, it resolved to set up an ad-hoc committee to interact with relevant stakeholders in the sector with a view to addressing…

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    Reps Call For Security Emergency Over Herdsmen Attacks

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    Following the recent attacks by militant herdsmen, the House of Representatives yesterday called on the federal government and Kaduna State government to declare security emergency in Southern part of the state. This followed a motion moved by Hon. Simon Arabo and five others. The lawmakers urged the security agencies to intensify efforts to apprehend and…

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    Reps Want State Of Emergency Declared On Kidnapping

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      Concerned about the incessant kidnapping in the country, the House of Representatives yesterday urged the federal government to declare a state of emergency on kidnapping. The House also asked the executive arm to as a matter of urgency, convene a security summit over the increasing cases of kidnapping across Nigeria. The decision emanated from…

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