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    Boko Haram: IGP Seeks N4bn To Rebuild Police Facilities Destroyed In N/East

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    The inspector-general of police (IGP), Solomon Arase, said yesterday that N4billion was needed to rebuild police stations, facilities and installations destroyed by Boko Haram in Nigeria’s North East region. The IGP also said about N8.7billion was needed to effectively fight against the insurgents. Arase said this at an interactive session with the House of Representatives…

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    Reps In Heated Debate Over Supplementary Budget

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    The 2015 Supplementary Appropriation of N465.64 billion yesterday generated a heated debate in the House of Representatives over certain spending requests by President Muhammadu Buhari but the bill eventually scaled through second reading. The president had on Wednesday, November 17, 2015, written to both chambers of the National Assembly, seeking the legislative approval for the…

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    Reps Seek Review Of Revenue Sharing Formula

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    The House of Representatives yesterday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to as a matter of urgency submit to the National Assembly proposals for a new revenue allocation formula. Federal lawmakers said a review of the current allocation formula was necessary in view of “current realities”. The resolution followed a motion entitled “call for a new Revenue…

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    Reps’ C’ttees: Gbajabiamila Group Snubs Dogara Meeting

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    The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, did not consult with principal officers in the appointment of chairmen and deputy chairmen of the 96 Standing Committees announced on October 22, majority leader of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, stated in a leaked protest letter obtained yesterday. Gbajabiamila who lost the June 9 speakership election…

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    Reps Wade Into Planned UK Deportation Of 29,000 Nigerians

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    The House of Representatives yesterday directed its Committee on Diaspora and Foreign Affairs to liaise with the Foreign Affairs Ministry and the British High Commission over the planned deportation of 29,000 Nigerians from the United Kingdom. The resolution also urged the committee to if necessary, summon the British High Commissioner to Nigeria to explain the…

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    Reps Committee: Another Lawmaker Resigns As Deputy Chair

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    The unveiling of 96 Standing Committees and their headship by the speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has thrown the Green Chamber into a fresh round of crisis. A second member, Sunday Adepoju (Oyo/APC) resigned his position as deputy chairman of the Committee on Special Duties. Adepoju is loyal to Dogara’s main…

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    Reps To Probe CBN Over N400bn Intervention Projects

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    The House of Representatives yesterday resolved to investigate the level of compliance by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) with relevant laws in its various intervention projects across the country running into over N400 billion. Consequently, the House mandated its Standing Committee on Banking and Currency to probe the legality and propriety of the contractual…

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    2 Days To Go: 20.8m Bank Customers Enrol For BVN

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    With barely two days to the October 31 deadline for the Bank Verification Number (BVN) registration, latest data from the statistics from the Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System Plc (NIBSS) show that 20,833,635 bank customers have enrolled as at October 25, 2015. Going by the figure, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has reiterated that deadline for…

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    APC Reps Member Rejects Committee Chairmanship Appointment

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    Two-term member of House of Representatives, Hon Garba Mohammed Datti yesterday rejected his appointment as chairman House Committee on Solid Minerals. Datti, who was immediate past Deputy Minority Whip of the House said he was not consulted before being named. Datti, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Kaduna State had during the…

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    Dogara Names 96 House Committees

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    The Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, yesterday constituted 96 Standing Committees to oversight various ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) of government. Dogara, who announced the composition of the committees and their chairmen at plenary, did not allow any comment as he called for adjournment after the announcement. The number of Standing Committees was increased…

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