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Unaccounted N2.8bn: Senate sustains AuGF’s query to ministry

The Senate Public Account Committee has sustained the query issued to the Federal Ministry of Finance over its alleged failure to account for N2.8bn service wide vote collected from the Federation Account. According to the Auditor General of the Federation’s report, the N2.8bn was part of the amount meant to take care of estacodes and...

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National Assembly moves to avert workers’ strike, inaugurates panel

The Clerk to the National Assembly Olatunde Ojo, has constituted a nine-member committee to fashion out modalities for the implementation of the national minimum wage and other demands of the parliamentary staff in order to avert the proposed strike by the workers. The National Assembly chapter of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria had last...

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N’Assembly moves to avert workers’ strike, inaugurates panel

The Clerk to the National Assembly Olatunde Ojo, has constituted a nine-member committee to fashion out modalities for the implementation of the national minimum wage and other demands of the parliamentary staff in order to avert the proposed strike by the workers. The National Assembly chapter of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria had last...

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ICYMI: We aren’t sure we’ll take COVID-19 vaccine —Kogi senators, reps

Serving senators and members of the House of Representatives from Kogi State have said they have not made up their minds on whether to receive the COVID-19 vaccine or not. The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, took his own vaccination on Tuesday and announced a two-week schedule for other senators to have the vaccine....

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We aren’t sure we’ll take COVID-19 vaccine —Kogi senators, reps

Serving senators and members of the House of Representatives from Kogi State have said they have not made up their minds on whether to receive the COVID-19 vaccine or not. The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, took his own vaccination on Tuesday and announced a two-week schedule for other senators to have the vaccine....

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Senate anti-open grazing bill ready for first reading –Sponsor

The sponsor of the anti-open grazing bill in the Senate, Kola Balogun, has said the much-awaited proposed legislation would soon come up for first reading at the red chamber. Balogun, a Peoples Democratic Party member representing Oyo South Senatorial District, who confirmed this to our correspondent on Wednesday, however, withheld details of the bill. He...

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National Assembly workers issue strike notice over minimum wage

The National Assembly chapter of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria on Thursday threatened to embark on an industrial action if the management of the federal parliament failed to implement the national minimum wage within two weeks. The workers action followed the expiration of their earlier 21-day ultimatum to the management which expired on Wednesday....

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Senate summons AuGF over unaudited immigration’s account

The Senate Committee on Finance has summoned the Auditor General for the Federation, Mr. Adolphus Aghughu, to appear before it next week Tuesday. The AuGF is expected to explain to the panel, reasons his office had not given guidelines for the auditing of the accounts of the Nigeria Immigration Service since 2017 despite repeated letters...

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Shouting match in Senate, lawmakers suspend bill to restructure military

The Senate, on Wednesday, had a rowdy session following the heated debate that greeted the presentation of a bill aimed at restructuring the Nigerian Armed Forces. It was titled: ‘A bill for the Establishment of Armed Forces Service Commission, 2021’. It was sponsored by the Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe. It seeks, among others, the...

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Shouting march in Senate, lawmakers suspend bill to restructure military

The Senate, on Wednesday, had a rowdy session following the heated debate that greeted the presentation of a bill aimed at restructuring the Nigerian Armed Forces. It was titled: ‘A bill for the Establishment of Armed Forces Service Commission, 2021’. It was sponsored by the Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe. It seeks, among others, the...

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Senate in emergency closed session over Armed forces bill

The tension that greeted a controversial ruling of the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on a bill that seeks to create the Armed Forces Service Commission led to an uproar that forced Lawan to call for a closed session during plenary on Tuesday. The bill, which was sponsored by the Senate Minority Leader, seeks among others...

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BREAKING: Senate in emergency closed session over Armed forces bill

The tension that greeted a controversial ruling of the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on a bill that seeks to create the Armed Forces Service Commission led to an uproar that forced Lawan to call for a closed session during plenary on Tuesday. The bill, which was sponsored by the Senate Minority Leader, seeks among others...

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Senate in emergency closed session over Armed forces bill

The tension that greeted a controversial ruling of the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on a bill that seeks to create the Armed Forces Service Commission led to an uproar that forced Lawan to call for a closed session during plenary on Tuesday. The bill, which was sponsored by the Senate Minority Leader, seeks among others...

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Senate may probe govs’ role in N6.25bn NDDC palliative scam

The Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, on Tuesday, said it would extend its N6.2bn Covid-19 palliative fund probe to the nine governors of the Niger Delta region, who were said to have collected N100m each from the Niger Delta Development Commission. The committee has also given the Sole Administrator of the NDDC,...

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Disclose beneficiaries of FG’s N57.6bn grants, Senate tells AGF

The Senate Public Account Committee has directed the Accountant General of the Federation, Idris Ahmed, to appear before it this week and disclose details of the N57.6bn Federal Government grants. The Federal Government released the amount as grants to state governments, privately-owned companies, government-owned companies, contributions to international organisations, among others, in 2017. The Senate […] Read Full Story