• Amaechi, Senators Bicker Over Plans To Establish Transport Commission

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    Minister of Transport, Mr. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi and some lawmakers, on Tuesday, disagreed over  plans by the senate to establish National Transport Commission. While the lawmakers are insisting on the establishment of the new commission to regulate the transport sector of the economy, Amaechi on the other hand averred that the Nigerian Shippers Council should…

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  • NASS To Fast-track Anti-tobacco Bills

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    Senate President , Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has said that  the National Assembly will fast track  the passage of all anti-tobacco bills before it. Saraki also pledged to ensure the adherence and compliance with all anti tobacco laws in Nigeria, stating that global and the World Health Organization (WHO) standards must be maintained, as Nigeria…

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  • Senate Ask FG To Suspend ECOWAS External Tariff

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    Disturbed by the abuse of Customs tarrif and indiscriminate issuance of fiscal policies and the negative impact on the national economy, the senate yesterday urged the Federal government to suspend forth with the ECOWAS trade liberatization scheme and Common External Tarriff. The resolution followed a motion by sen Hope Uzodinma ( PDP IMO West )…

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  • North East: Senate Vows To Unravel Alleged Diversion of Funds

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    The Senate Ad-Hoc Committee on the Humanitarian Crisis in the North East has vowed to unravel the massive corruption allegedly perpetrated by public officials saddled with the management of the North East humanitarian crisis. Chairman of the ad-hoc committee, Senator Shehu Sani disclosed this in Maiduguri  during a courtesy visit to Governor Kashim Shettima after the panel arrived Borno on…

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    Saraki Seeks Media Partnership to End Economic Recession

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    Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki on Thursday urged the media to collaborate with the upper chamber in its efforts at pulling the nation’s economy out of recession. Saraki made this appeal while presenting a keynote address at the 2016 Awards/Dinner for Senators and Journalists covering the Senate, organised by the Senate Press Corps. According…

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    Ondo Guber: Ekweremadu Hails Eyitayo’s Reinstatement

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    Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has louded  the decision of the Court of Appeal, which reinstated Mr. Eyitayo Jegede, SAN, as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the 2016 Ondo State governorship election. Ekweremadu, in a statement by his Special Adviser ( Media) who described the decision as “just,…

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    Senate Tasks Petroleum Ministry On Local Content

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    The senate committee on Petroleum Upstream has tasked the ministry of petroleum resources to take advantage of the local content in its effort in delivering on the ministry’s mandate. The senate committee stated this on Wednesday while  on an oversight function at the ministry headquarters, Abuja.  The committee which noted the need for the oil…

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