Thursday, May 23, 2019

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    Senate approves conference committee report on bill establishing NFF

Senate approves conference committee report on bill establishing NFF

The senate has approved the conference committee report on Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) establishment bill.The report was approved after Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, moved for its consideration.The senate and house of representatives passed different versions of the bill in May 2017 and March 2018, which led to the setting up of a conference committee.While presenting the report, [...]

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    Adewole: States have abandoned healthcare

Adewole: States have abandoned healthcare

Isaac Adewole, minister of health, has accused states of "literally" abandoning healthcare.Briefing senators on the "poor quality" of teaching hospitals in the country, Adewole said the federal government has set a fund accessible to states in order to boost primary healthcare but 14 of them have not indicated interest.The minister had been summoned by the lawmakers to tell them the efforts [...]

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    Senate passes bill to recognise June 12 as Democracy Day

Senate passes bill to recognise June 12 as Democracy Day

The senate has passed a bill seeking to make June 12 Democracy Day.The bill seeking to amend the holiday act was passed at the upper legislative chamber after Ahmad Lawan, senate leader, presented a report to his colleagues on Thursday .The bill, which has only three clauses, was passed after it was put to a voice vote by Ike [...]

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    Senate panel endorses Emefiele for second term, dismisses ‘stolen’ N500bn allegation

Senate panel endorses Emefiele for second term, dismisses ‘stolen’ N500bn allegation

The senate committee on banking, insurance and other financial institutions has approved of a second term for Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).While screening Emefiele on Wednesday, members of the committee dismissed the allegations of stolen N500 billion at the apex bank.Rafiu Ibrahim, its chairman, said the allegations were targeted at "bringing you (Emefiele) down because  [...]

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    Senate threatens to shut down Bet9ja

Senate threatens to shut down Bet9ja

The senate committee on youth and sports has threatened to order the shutdown of Bet9ja office if the company failed to honour its invitation for a second time.Bet9ja is one of the most popular online bookmaker companies operating in Nigeria that offer betting on major sporting events.Obinna Ogba, the chairman of the committee, made the remark, on Tuesday, at the [...]

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    Group tells EFCC to leave Saraki alone

Group tells EFCC to leave Saraki alone

A group identified as Oodua United Assembly has alleged that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is after Senate President Bukola Saraki because it wants to conscript him into accepting Ali Ndume’s bid for senate presidency in the 9th assembly.In a statement by its leader, Folorunsho Olalekan, the group said there were signs that Ibrahim Magu, EFCC chairman, had [...]

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    Lawan on senate presidency: Many PDP senators are supporting me

Lawan on senate presidency: Many PDP senators are supporting me

Ahmad Lawan, majority leader of the senate, says "so many" senators in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are in support of his bid for senate presidency.Speaking as a guest at the NAN forum on Thursday in Abuja, Lawan, who is of the All Progressives Congress (APC), promised not to let his colleagues down if elected.The senator has been endorsed by [...]

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    Senate reads Buhari’s letter seeking confirmation of Emefiele for second term

Senate reads Buhari’s letter seeking confirmation of Emefiele for second term

President Muhammadu Buhari has sought the approval of the senate in the appointment of Godwin Emefiele for a second term as governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN.Buhari's letter seeking the lawmakers' confirmation was read during plenary on Thursday.TheCable had reported that the president nominated Emefiele to remain in office for another five years.The CBN governor was first appointed [...]

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    Army: Buhari approved appointment of new NYSC DG

Army: Buhari approved appointment of new NYSC DG

The Nigerian army says President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of Shuaibu Ibrahim as director-general (DG) of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).The army's claim was contained in the report of the senate committee which investigated the appointment.In May, the army announced Ibrahim as the new NYSC DG, raising concerns in different quarters that the presidency ought to announce the [...]

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    Senate summons Adewole over state of teaching hospitals

Senate summons Adewole over state of teaching hospitals

The senate has summoned Isaac Adewole, minister of health, over the "poor quality" of teaching hospitals in the country.The lawmakers invited Adewole to brief them on the state of the teaching hospitals and efforts to improve them.This followed the introduction of a bill during Wednesday's plenary by David Umaru from Niger east, on the state of the hospitals.The lawmaker cited [...]

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    Senate asks FG to provide more coaches for Abuja-Kaduna rail

Senate asks FG to provide more coaches for Abuja-Kaduna rail

The senate has urged the federal government to provide more coaches for the Abuja-Kaduna rail line.Members of the upper legislative chamber made the demand at plenary on Wednesday.The resolutions followed a motion introduced by Ali Ndume representing Borno south on the need to improve the condition of the rail line.TheCable had reported how travellers abandoned the Abuja-Kaduna road -- now a [...]

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    The 9th assembly and abuse of party supremacy

The 9th assembly and abuse of party supremacy

BY IGWEBUIKE NWOKOROIGWEImmediately after the 2007 general election won by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the exiting President Olusegun Obasanjo and his political party organised an induction programme for all the newly-elected members of their party. Present at the induction course at the International Conference Centre in the heart of the city of Abuja included the Late Umaru Musa Yar’ [...]

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    N’Assembly finally passes 2019 budget, increases it by N86bn

N’Assembly finally passes 2019 budget, increases it by N86bn

The senate has passed a sum of N8.916 trillion as estimates for the 2019 budget as against N8.83 trillion earlier proposed by President Muhammadu Buhari.The new budget figure was passed after Danjuma Goje, chairman senate committee on appropriations, presented a report on Tuesday.The figure is N86 billion higher than the estimated presented by Buhari before a joint session of the [...]

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    Rivers senator to colleagues: We’ll get 5m youth off the streets if we sell some of our cars

Rivers senator to colleagues: We’ll get 5m youth off the streets if we sell some of our cars

Andrew Uchendu, senator representing Rivers east, has asked his colleagues to sell some of their cars and use the proceeds to empower unemployed youth in the country.He made the point while contributing to a debate at the senate on Thursday.Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, had drawn the attention of his colleagues to the killing of Faye Mooney, a British [...]

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    Senate summons IGP over kidnappings, banditry

Senate summons IGP over kidnappings, banditry

The senate has summoned Mohammed Adamu, acting inspector-general of police (IGP), over the activities of kidnappers and armed bandits across the country.The IGP is expected to appear before the lawmakers next week.The resolution of the senate inviting him was sequel to a motion sponsored by Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna, on Thursday.Sani sponsored the motion following the killing of Faye [...]

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    EXTRA: Dariye co-sponsors motion on Kajuru killings from prison

EXTRA: Dariye co-sponsors motion on Kajuru killings from prison

Joshua Dariye, senator representing Plateau central, on Thursday co-sponsored a motion from jail.The motion was on the killing of Faye Mooney, an official of Mercy Corps Nigeria, a humanitarian agency, and Matthew Oguche, her partner, at the Kajuru Castle in Kaduna state.Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, sponsored the motion to formally draw the attention of the lawmakers to the [...]

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