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2018 Budget: Senator Ashafa tasks minister Rotimi Amaechi on rail operation before 2019

Senator Gbenga Ashafa, who is also Chairman, Senate Committee on Land Transport, has urged the Federal Ministry of Transport to ensure delivery of standard gauge rail lines and other vital rail infrastructure to Nigerians before 2019.

National Assembly to hold public hearing on job creation, entrepreneurship

Senate President Bukola Saraki has said that the National Assembly, will in the next few days, convoke a youth development and empowerment public hearing on job creation and entrepreneurship aimed at opening the legislative process for greater responsiveness to the needs and voices of the youths.

Senators, House of Reps members fault in 2018 budget proposal

Both chambers of the National Assembly have berated the Federal Government’s 2018 budget proposal, saying its assumptions are unrealistic.

Senator Musiliu Obanikoro finally joins APC

A former Minister of State for Defence, Sen. Musiliu Obanikoro, on Saturday in Lagos finally dumped the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Wanted ex-pensions chief Abdulrasheed Maina owns 222 houses, hotels – Senate

The Senate has described as herculean the investigation of the sacked Chairman of Presidential Task force on Pensions Reforms, Alhaji Abdulrasheed Maina, disclosing that over 222 houses illegally acquired by the ex-pension boss were recovered by the EFCC.

Senate urges NJC to take responsibility of retired judges’ benefits

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has been asked to harmonise retirement benefits of retired judges of state High Courts, saying that such was in line with section 6 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

My son’s death is a grave loss – Bola Tinubu

All Progressives Congress, APC, National leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has described the death of his first son, Babajide, last Tuesday as a grave loss that no parent would like to bear.

National Transport Commission Bill at final stage – Gbenga Ashafa

Chairman, Senate Committee on Land Transportation, Sen. Gbenga Ashafa, on Monday, said that the National Transport Commission Bill was at its final stage which would be an umbrella body of regulation to the transport sector.

Nigeria ready for investment – Sen. Ashafa

The Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District, Gbenga Ashafa, has said that Nigeria is a haven for investments.

Services across states through rail to start soon – Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, says the Federal Government will soon ensure that all the states are connected to rail services very soon to enhance commercial activities.

Senate ask fed govt to release 12bn for standard guage rail project

This is coming as the federal government has promised to release the balance of 12 billion naira of the project this week, having released 60 billion naira in April this year.

Lagos-Ibadan Rail to create additional 7000 jobs – Ashafa

Sen. Gbenga Ashafa, Chairman Senate Committee on Land Transport has said that the ongoing Lagos-Ibadan Standard Gauge Railway line would create additional 7000 jobs for the teeming youths.

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