Saturday, September 22, 2018

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    PDP to pick presidential candidate December 6

PDP to pick presidential candidate December 6

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will hold its presidential primary on December 6, while the governorship and national assembly primaries have been scheduled for October 29 and November 22 respectively, national publicity secretary of the party, Olisah Metuh, has revealed.Speaking  in Abuja on Wednesday, Metuh said the dates, which were proposed by the party's National Working Committee (NWC), are subject to approval by [...]

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    Setback for $1bn loan as legislators embark on recess

Setback for $1bn loan as legislators embark on recess

The urgent request of President Goodluck Jonathan for the approval of $1 billion loan to help the military fight Boko Haram has suffered a setback, as the national assembly proceeded on a two-month recess on Friday.A letter from the president requesting urgent approval of a $1 billion external loan was read on the floor of the Federal House of Representatives [...]

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    Lawyers say ‘no’ to taxing churches and mosques

Lawyers say ‘no’ to taxing churches and mosques

Some prominent lawyers are unimpressed by the recommendation of some delegates at the ongoing national confab in Abuja that religious organisations should pay tax.They described the move as clear misplacement of priorities.Human rights lawyer, Mr Bamidele Aturu, urged the delegates to focus on important issues that would foster unity and development of the country. He argued that it is the duty of the national assembly to [...]

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    State of emergency to be extended by 6 months

State of emergency to be extended by 6 months

There could be six more months of state of emergency in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States following a request to the National Assembly by President Goodluck Jonathan.His request letter was read in senate Tuesday morning.It will have to be approved by the national assembly in line with the constitutional provision.The state of emergency was first introduced in May 2013 and [...]

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    Maritime stakeholders rue delay in passage of budget

Maritime stakeholders rue delay in passage of budget

Maritime stakeholders have lamented the negative impact of the late passage of the national budget  on the sector. Speaking in Lagos on Thursday, they observed that the late passage of the budget contradicts the aim of rebasing the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). President of the Shippers Association, Lagos State, Rev. Jonathan Nicol specifically urged the National Assembly to ensure the speedy passage of the budget before or early in [...]

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