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    Reps, OBJ: The Battle For Moral High Ground

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    Kauthar Anumba-Khaleel writes on the recent friction between the House of Representatives and former President Olusegun Obasanjo. It is no longer news that there’s no love lost between the federal lawmakers and former President Olusegun Obasanjo. The animosity dates back to the latter’s time as president. All through his eight years tenure as president, Obasanjo…

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    Senate Vires N180bn, Adds N33bn To 2016 Budget

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    The Senate yesterday approved the sum of N213 billion as virement to address shortfalls in the 2016 budget in order to fund critical recurrent and capital items. This is an increase of N33 billion from the virement of N180 billion initially requested by President Muhammadu Buhari. LEADERSHIP reports that the House of Representatives had on…

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  • ‘Niger Deltans Should Co-operate With Buhari For Even Development’

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    National President, Southern Youths Development Forum, Pastor Bassey James, in this encounter speaks on the restiveness in the Niger Delta region, the recent constitution of the board of the NDDC and the developmental strides of his state governor, Udom Emmanuel in turning Akwa Ibom State around. KAUTHAR  ANUMBA-KHALEEL met him. The nation is currently facing…

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  • NASS: Legislative Aides Stage Protest Over Unpaid Salaries

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    Legislative aides at the National Assembly, yesterday, staged a protest over owed salaries and unpaid allowances. The aides who converged and chanted solidarity songs at the lobby of the National Assembly complex at about 10 am yesterday said the protest followed failed promises made by the management of the National Assembly to pay owed salaries…

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    Jibrin Alleges Money Laundering Activities In The House Of Reps

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    Former chairman of appropriations committee in the House of Representatives, Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin  alleged that money laundering activities is taking place in the House of Representatives. In a statement issued yesterday, the embattled lawmaker said money laundering has become a pattern in the lower chamber. According to him, there is no better time than now…

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    Budget Padding: Jibrin Challenges Dogara To Public Debate

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    Embattled former chairman of Appropriations Committee,  Abdulmumin  Jibrin has challenged the Speaker of the House of Representatives,  Yakubu Dogara to a public debate on the allegations of padding if the 2016 budget. In yet another statement he issued yesterday,  Hon. Abdulmumin said rather than defend himself against allegations of corruption levelled against him,  the Speaker…

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    Dogara’s Deputy Chief Of Staff Denies Sharing $20,000 To

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    The Deputy Chief of staff to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Cyril Maduabum, has denied allegations levelled against him by former chairman of the committee on appropriation, Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin, that he distributed $20,000 to some members of the committee on appropriation. Jibrin had in statement that followed a press conference by members…

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    AfDB To Invest $50bn In Africa

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    In an attempt to ensure that Africa is in compliance with the Paris declaration on Climate Change, the chairman of the House Committee on Climate Change, Hon Sam Onuigbo, has said that Nigeria cannot but realise the devastating effect of climate change on man and the environment. This is just as the African Development Bank…

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