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    Senate Okays Osita Chidoka, Sulaiman As Ministers

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    The Senate yesterday confirmed the Federal Road Safety Commission(FRSC) boss, Mr Osita Chidoka and Dr Abubakar Sulaiman as substantive ministers. Their confirmation followed their screening in the open plenary where they fielded questions from senators on varied topical issues. President Goodluck Jonathan had forwarded their names to the Senate last week for confirmation as ministers…

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    Lead Us To Sambisa, Danjuma Tells Jonathan

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    President Goodluck Jonathan declared yesterday that there was no hiding place for members of the terrorist group Boko Haram that have unleashed untold mayhem on innocent Nigerians. The enemies of humanity, he said, must be fished out and brought to justice. “For those who take pleasure in seeing innocent human beings in pains, to see…

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    Jonathan Nominates FRSC’s Chidoka, Abubakar As Ministers

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    By President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday forwarded the names of the Corps Marshall of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Osita Chidoka, and a political science lecturer at the University of Abuja, Dr Sulaiman Abubakar, to the Senate by for confirmation as ministers . In a similar vein, President Jonathan, in another letter, also sought for…

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    Senate Orders NNPC To Refund $262m To Federation Account

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    The senate has unanimously approved its Committee on Finance’s recommendation directing that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) should refund to the Federation Account, the total sum of $262million being the balance of the gross lifting under the third party financing oil deal. However, the senators rejected the recommendation that the federal government should remove…

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    Bill For Oil And Gas Export Zone Scales Second Reading

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    The Senate, yesterday, passed for second reading a bill on the oil and gas export free zone. The upper chamber also pushed the bill seeking to establish the National Bio-safety Management Agency (NBMA) beyond the crucial second reading. The oil and gas export free zone bill, if passed, seeks to amend the oil and gas…

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    Senate Confirms Shekarau, 3 Others As Ministers

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    The Senate yesterday confirmed former Kano State governor Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau and former national vice chairman of the South-South Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Stephen Oru (Delta) as substantive ministers of Nigeria. The upper chamber also confirmed the nomination of Abdu Bulama from Yobe State and Adedayo Adeyeye from Ekiti State. The…

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    Amid Tears, Senators Extol Dahiru Kuta’s Virtues

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    Amid sobs, senators yesterday extolled the sterling virtues of their late colleague, Senator Dahiru Awaisu Kuta. The day’s plenary session was devoted entirely for senators to pay glowing tributes to late Senator Kuta, who died on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Lagos. They resolved to urge the federal government…

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    Jonathan Nominates Shekarau, Adeyeye 2 Others As Ministers

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    President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday forwarded names of former Kano State Governor Ibrahim Shekerau and the chairman of the South South zone of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr Stephen Oru, to Senate for confirmation as substantive ministers. The duo were among the four nominees whose names were forwarded to replace the existing vacancies in the…

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