• Senate Summons Customs Boss Over Vehicle Duty Policy

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    The Senate, yesterday, ordered the Nigerian Customs to suspend its proposed policy, intending to make vehicle dealers and private vehicle owners to go to designated zonal customs offices for verification of their vehicle customs duties and payment of same. The Senate also directed the comptroller-general of Nigerian Customs Service, Col. Hameed Ali, to appear before…

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  • Senate Queries Immigration Over N62m Spent On Project Monitoring

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    The Senate yesterday queried the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) over what it described as frivolous and reckless spending of the 2016 budget allocation. The senate committee on Interior while interfacing with the  agency  frowned at the service’s spending of a whopping sum of N62 million  on project monitoring, wondering why it will lavish such amount…

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  • 2017 Budget Lacks Details – Senators

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    Senators yesterday picked holes in the 2017 Appropriation Bill submitted to both chambers of the National Assembly for consideration and approval. Majority of the senators, who made their submissions at the floor of the Senate, pointed out that the proposed appropriation bill lacked details and also complained of the poor performance of the 2016 budget…

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  • Senate Passes NASS Budget Office Establishment Bill

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    The Senate yesterday passed the conference committee report on the National Assembly Budget and Research office establishment Bill, 2017 . The approval and passage of the harmonized versions of the Bill followed consideration of the report read by Sen Emmanuel Paulker (PDP, Bayelsa Central). “That the senate do consider the conference committee report on the…

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  • Senate Sets Ad-hoc Committee On IDPs Donor Fund

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    The Senate yesterday resolved to set up an ad-hoc committee to ensure proper utilization of donor’s intervention funds for the internally displaced persons in the camps in the North-east. The Senate also urged the president to initiate action to coordinate the donation to the IDP.s in the North-east. This is just as it commended the…

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  • Senate Seeks Reversal Of Ban On Vehicle Importation By Land

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    Senate yesterday opposed the federal government’s ban on importation of vehicles through land borders and its grave consequences on the masses of the country and urged the Nigerian Customs Services (NCS) to lift the ban. The Red Chamber also mandated its Committee on Customs to investigate the circumstances that led to the sudden decision of…

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  • Senate Confirms NERC Board Members, Ask PMB To Replace Chairmanship Nominee

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    The senate on Tuesday confirmed nominees into  the board  of the Nigerian Electricity Regulation Commission (NERC). it equally asked president Muhammadu Buhari (PMB) to forward a replacement for the chairmanship designate Prof Akintunde Akindowale who did not present himself for the screening. The confirmation of the nominees followed consideration of a report of the committee…

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  • FG Confirms Discovery Of Crude Oil In Borno

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    … Govt saves N15.4bn from subsidy removal monthly …Nigeria’s oil production rises to 1.8mbpd The federal government yesterday confirmed the discovery of crude oil in Borno State, North East Nigeria, thus raising the hope of the region joining the league of oil producing areas in the not-too-distant time. The disclosure was made by the permanent…

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