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    Protesters Storm NASS, Demand Withdrawal Of Anti-Social Media Bill

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    Hundreds of protesters stormed the National Assembly yesterday demanding the withdrawal of the controversial Frivolous Petitions Prohibition Bill popularly described as an “anti-Social Media Bill”. The protesters comprising a coalition of civil societies insisted that the bill criminalises free speech which is in direct contradiction of Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights…

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    Few Bad Eggs Rubbishing Nigeria’s Social Media Community – Senate

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    The Senate yesterday condemned the activities of a section of the Nigerian social media community particularly popular online news platform, SaharaReporters, which it said had published countless reports to undermine the integrity of the Senate. A point of order raised by Senator Dino Melaye (Kogi/APC) noted that social media operators should be held accountable for…

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    Frivolous Petitions Bill: A Scripted Plot?

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    The Senate consideration of a Bill for an Act to Prohibit Frivolous Petitions and Other Matters Connected Therewith (SB.143) has been greeted with wide ranging reactions. For one, the timing of the proposed legislation has opened the floodgate for conspiracy theories on its motive. EDEGBE ODEMWINGIE reports.  …it is high time we employed the instrument…

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  • Senate Seeks Re-introduction Of Tolls On Nigerian Roads

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    Eleven years after the dismantling of toll gates on federal roads, the senate yesterday urged President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to reintroduce toll gates in a bid to generate revenue for road maintenance. Federal lawmakers said the toll gate schemes were in line with globally-accepted best practice. The position of the senate followed the adoption of…

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    Okonjo-Iweala Must Be Prosecuted – Oshiomhole

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    Edo State governor, Adams Oshiomhole has urged the federal government to also prosecute former President Goodluck Jonathan and immediate past finance minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for approving spending of funds from the excess crude account without appropriation by the National Assembly. This is just as the operatives of the Department of State Security (DSS) yesterday…

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    100 Women Lobby Group: Tasks Before Buhari’s Female Ministers

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    EDEGBE ODEMWINGIE reports on a renewed push by a cocktail of frontline gender activists, civil societies, development partners and Nigeria’s Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development under the aegis of 100 Women Lobby Group to ensure gender mainstreaming in budgeting, policy, legislation, programmes and sundry intervention of the current administration.  16 years of democracy…

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    Senate Confirms Kuru, Dambatta As AMCON, NCC Bosses

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    The Senate, yesterday, confirmed the appointments of Ahmed Lawan Kuru and Umaru Garba Dambatta as Managing Director of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) and Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) respectively. Similarly, the Senate confirmed Kola Ayeye, Eberechukwu Uneze and Aminu Ismail as AMCON executive directors. Confirming their nominations, the…

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  • Malabu: Dan Etete To Appeal Freezing Of $85m In UK Court

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    Malabu, the firm owned by a former petroleum minister Dan Etete, will appear before a court in London on Monday for a three-day hearing appeal against the freezing of $85 million proceeds from the tainted Oil Prospecting Licence (OPL) 245 deal. The 3-day hearing is expected to provide fresh insight into the United Kingdom prosecution…

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    ‘BPP Saved FG N670bnFrom Over Invoicing In 8 Years’

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    The Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) has saved the federal government over N670 billion from “over invoicing” of contracts since the enactment of the Public Procurement Act in 2007. Chairman of Procurement Professionals Association of Nigeria (PPA) Wahab Toye made the disclosure to journalists on the sideline of a one-day PPA workshop on ‘Fraud and…

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