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Senate minority leader Enyinnaya Abaribe blames Buhari, APC for Nigeria woes

The minority leader of the Nigerian Senate, Enyinnaya Abaribe has blamed President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressive Congress (APC) government for the socio-economic woes bedevilling the country and leading it to precipice. Abaribe apportioned the blame in Abuja on Monday while fielding questions from journalists at leadership capacity training, organised by the minority leader […] Read Full Story

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INEC to recognise only 18 parties for Anambra guber

Ahead of the November 6, 2021 Anambra governorship election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it will continue to recognise and deal only with the 18 political parties that currently meet the requirements for existence. INEC, therefore, asked the 74 deregistered political parties to await the judgment of the Supreme Court on appeals relating […] Read Full Story

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N42bn debt: Reps ask telcos to halt planned suspension of USSD services

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The House of Representatives on Tuesday urged telecommunication operators in the country to halt the planned withdrawal and suspension of Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) services to banks and other financial institutions. The Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria had threatened to disconnect financial service providers from USSD from Monday, March 15, 2021 until […] Read Full Story

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With N128bn budget, NASS still says it’s broke

Despite having annual budgetary allocation of N128 billion, the National Assembly still says it is broke and cannot effectively perform its constitutional duties. Spokesperson of the House of Representatives, Benjamin Kalu who made the assertion while briefing journalists in Abuja, said the budget of the National Assembly must be reviewed to address contemporary challenges. This […] Read Full Story

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2023: APC women demand 108 slots in Reps

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, women in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have demanded for the election of no fewer than 108 female members into the House of Representatives. Stella Okotete, representative of APC women lobby group, made the demand at a meeting with the party’s Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) in […] Read Full Story

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Increased tertiary healthcare access beckons as stakeholders back medical university in Niger

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The people of Niger State and environs will soon have more access to tertiary healthcare services which were hitherto minimal in the north-central state. Critical stakeholders, including legislators and members of the executive, have thrown their weight behind the proposed Federal University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Bida in Niger State. The stakeholders spoke at […] Read Full Story

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We will not allow PIB to pass if it gives undue power to a Minister – Gbillah

Mark Terseer Gbillah is the member, representing Gwer-East/Gwer-West Federal Constituency of Benue State in the House of Representatives. He was the Deputy Chairman of the House Committee on Petroleum Resources in the 8th Assembly. In this exclusive interview with JAMES KWEN, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) lawmaker spoke on a variety of national issues. Excerpts: […] Read Full Story

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Reps summon SGF, others over salaries commission’s 28-year unaudited account

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The House of Representatives has invited the secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), the head of service (HOS), director-general of Budget Office, accountant-general of the Federation and auditor-general of the Federation to explain why the National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission has not been audited since its establishment in 1993. The public accounts […] Read Full Story

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Reps ask FG to scale up surveillance of entry points for prompt response to Ebola outbreak

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The House of Representatives has mandated the Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Health to enhance surveillance at points of entry into Nigeria to respond to any suspected outbreak of Ebola coming from the neighbouring countries, especially Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Green Chamber also mandated the Federal Government through the […] Read Full Story

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PDP Reps condemn arrest of Yakassi

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Caucus in the House of Representatives has expressed dismay over the report of arrest of Tanko Salihu -Yakasai, a former aide to Governors Umar Ganduje of Kano State by agents of the Department of State Services (DSS) few days ago. Yakasai was relieved of his appointment for criticising President Muhammadu […] Read Full Story