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    APC, Senate Peace Move Consumes Ndume

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    In a surprise move, the Senate yesterday announced the replacement of Senate majority leader, Ali Ndume, with his arch-rival, Senator Ahmad Lawan from Yobe State. Senate President Bukola Saraki made the announcement shortly before the end of the Senate’s first plenary sitting this year, after he read a letter from the All Progressives Congress (APC)…

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  • Diversion Of IDPs’ Funds: Senate Asks SGF To Resign

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    The Senate yesterday asked the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Engr. Babachir Lawal, to resign his position for contravening the provisions of the Public Procurement Act, 2007, and the federal government financial rules and regulations on the award of contracts under the Presidential Initiative on North-East (PINE). The Senate also urged the…

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    Senate Drops Kano, Plateau From North East Devt Commission

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    The Senate yesterday removed Kano and Plateau states as beneficiaries of the North East Development Commission amidst protest by lawmakers from the North West and North Central zones. The Senate had earlier, while passing the Bill, included the two states as beneficiaries of the commission. The Senate joint committee on concurrent report had recommended the…

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  • 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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