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Reps cry out over pressure from constituents

Benjamin Kalu

The House of Representatives on Tuesday lamented that members of the National Assembly were facing severe pressure from constituents which was leading them to an untimely death. Official spokesperson of the House and chairman, Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Benjamin Kalu, stated this while addressing journalists at the National Assembly Complex, Abuja. No fewer […] Read Full Story

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NLNG generates $108bn in 21 years, pays $8bn tax

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The Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) generated $108 billion and paid $35 billion as dividend to its shareholders within the 21 years the company has operated. Eyono Fatayi- Williams, LNG general manager, external relations and sustainable development, who disclosed this on Thursday while briefing the House of Representatives Committee on gas resources, said with the […] Read Full Story

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Reps worry over Federal Mortgage Bank, TETFUND’s five years’ unaudited accounts

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The House of Representatives has expressed worry over five years unaudited accounts of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) and the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND). The House, through its Committee on Public Accounts, at an investigative hearing on audit queries by Auditor-General of Federation to Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) on Thursday said […] Read Full Story

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Tl’s report is an attempt to influence 2023 elections -PGF DG

Salihu Lukman

The Director-General of the Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF), Salihu Lukman has described the 2020 Corruption Perception Index report of the Transparency International (TI) on Nigeria as attempts to influence the outcomes of the 2023 general elections. In the recently released Transparency International 2020 report of Corruption Perception Index (CPI), Nigeria scored 25 out of 100 […] Read Full Story

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Diaspora Nigerians to vote in 2023

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There is hope for Nigerians in the diaspora who were hitherto deprived the right to elect their leaders back home, to vote, starting from the 2023 general elections. This followed a confirmation by Tolulope Akande-Sadipe, chairman, House of Representatives committee on diaspora, that the Reps were working on the passage the Diaspora Voting Bill before […] Read Full Story

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New Service Chiefs get lawmakers’ backing to win war against terrorism

The newly appointed Service Chiefs have been assured of the backing of the legislature to win the war terrorism in the country. Nigeria has being experiencing acts of terrorism, ranging from the Boko Haram insurgency, banditry, kidnapping to herdsmen attcaks across the nation in the past few years. While those violent acts continued almost on […] Read Full Story

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Reps may pass PIB without addressing stakeholders’ concerns

There are indications that the House of Representatives may pass the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) currently before the lawmakers without addressing the various concerns raised by critical stakeholders. The lawmakers, on Friday, insisted there was no going back on the passage of the all-important bill by the targeted date of April, 2021. They, however, remained […] Read Full Story