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    As Virus Claims First Nigerian Victim: FG, States In Emergency Response Against Ebola

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    One of the nurses that attended to the Liberian-American Ebola virus victim, Patrick Sawyerr, has died from the virus in Lagos, thus becoming the first Nigerian casualty of the deadly disease. The minister of health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, made the announcement yesterday during a press briefing in Abuja. Chukwu described the Ebola outbreak in the…

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    Ihedioha Leads 9-Member Constitution Review Conference Committee

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    Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha is to head a Ad-Hoc Constitution Review Conference Committee expected to harmonise areas of differences with the Senate in the ongoing constitution amendment process. The nine-member House Ad-Hoc Committee has among its members the House Leader Hon. Mulikat Adeola-Akande, Minority Leader Femi Gbajabiamila, Minority Whip Hon. Samson Osagie….

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  • 36 Defected APC Reps Drag Justice Ademola To NJC

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    The 36 federal lawmakers who defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the House of Representatives have dragged Justice Adeniyi Ademola to the National Judicial Council (NJC). Justice Ademola was dragged before NJC for acts of “judicial misconduct” while adjudicating on suit, FHC/ABJ/CS/4/2014 filed by the PDP to…

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    Reps Investigate Agip Over Dumping Of Toxic Waste

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    The House of Representatives have detailed it’s Committee on Environment to investigate allegations that the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) dumped about 469 tons of toxic waste materials along the roads and residential areas in Delta State. The communities were identified as Aboh, Oloa-Ogwashi, Ukwu-Oba, Isheagu, Ossissa, Obikwele and Igbuku. “The NAOC and other international…

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    Northern Senators Reject Emergency Rule Extension

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    Northern senators yesterday rejected the proposed move by President Goodluck Jonathan to extend the emergency rule in Adamawa, Yobe and Borno states. President Jonathan had on Tuesday asked the Senate to approve the extension of the one-year-old state of emergency in the troubled states in the Northeast region of the country because of the growing…

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    Defection: Only Tambuwal Can Sack Members – Rep

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    A member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Albert Sam-Tsokwa, has declared that only the Speaker of the House, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, and not the courts, can vacate the seats of the 37 lawmakers that defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC). The lawmaker further stated that there was…

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    Reps Panel Summon AGF, CBN, NNPC Over Missing N59.6bn Service Wide Vote

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    The House of Representatives Public Accounts Committee (PAC) probing the utilisation of the 2006 service wide vote has summoned the Accountant General to the Federation (AGF), Mr Jonah Otunla; Acting Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Sarah Alade and the Executive Director, Finance, Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to explain their various roles…

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    N10bn Jet Scandal: Alison-Madueke Probe Not Selective – Reps

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    The House of Representatives yesterday insisted that its investigation of Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke, over allegations of spending N10 billion on a chartered Challenger 850 aircraft in two years is not selective. The House was reacting to questions by newsmen on suggestions that the petroleum minister was unjustly being singled out for probe in…

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    Abuja Park-and-Pay Policy A Fraud – Reps

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    Federal lawmakers yesterday stated that the ‘park-and-pay’ policy in Abuja metropolis “has since metamorphosed into an avenue for exploitation, fraud and other forms of sharp practices”. This was a fallout of a motion sponsored by Hon. Bitrus Kaze to investigate the concession of the “Park-And-Pay Policy” introduced in 2012. To this end, the House of…

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