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Aftermath of wanton destruction of lives and properties during #EndSARS protests, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has revealed that Lagos State required a minimum of N1 trillion to reconstruct the wilful extensive damage of properties across the metropolis.

House speaker discharges committees over failure to meet deadline for reports presentation

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, in compliance with standing order of the House, has discharged several ad hoc committees set up to carry out various tasks, for failing to present their reports which was due at the end of April.
The House of Representatives, Tuesday, intervened in the conflict between telecommunication companies and banks over N42billion debts from Unstructured Supplementary Service Data(USSD).

House probes N3.4 billion failed power projects in six zones

The House of Representatives, on Thursday, approved a four-week probe of the alleged failure of a 3. 4billion naira Powered Grid Projects in six geo-political zones of the country.
The House of Representatives, Tuesday, intervened in the conflict between telecommunication companies and banks over N42billion debts from Unstructured Supplementary Service Data(USSD).

House probes N500 million Chibok school rebuilding fund, safe school initiative

The House of Representatives has resolved to set up an Ad-Hoc Committee that would investigate the status of the N500 million earmarked for the Chibok School Rebuilding Fund and the Safe School Initiative (SSI).

Bayelsa residents block House committee members from Agip spill site

Residents of Biseni clan, Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa, on Thursday blocked members of the House of Representative Ad-Hoc Committee on Oil Spills and Remediation from performing their functions.

House committee cautions Abia government on approval for gas, petrol stations

House of Representatives Ad-Hoc Committee on Tank Farms Relocation, Petrol and LPG Stations Compliance, has cautioned Abia State government to be strigent in issuing approval to gas and petrol stations in the state.
The bill for the Chartered Institute of Forensic and Certified Fraud Examiners of Nigeria has scaled the First Reading in the House of Representatives .

Reps: Nigeria loses $90.5 million annually to shoddy aviation concession deals

The House of Representatives says Nigeria is losing $90.5 million annually to shoddy concession deals in the aviation sector.
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Cross River NLC: Bill seeking transfer of minimum wage to concurrent list is retrogressive

Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Cross River State branch, has described the bill seeking transfer of minimum wage from the exclusive to concurrent list as retrogressive saying the bill will never see the light of the day.
House of Representatives has elected to set a limit and timeframe for any person appointed as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on acting capacity.

House of Reps decries growing number of abandoned projects nationwide

House of Representatives on Wednesday said that the number of abandoned projects in the country was becoming alarming, saying it was inimical to growth and development.
This was made known by the Director-General, NADDC, Jelani Aliyu, Abuja at the unveiling of Hyundai Kona Electric Car, Nigeria’s first locally assembled electric car in Abuja.

NADDC: Nigerian government attracted over $1 billion investment in automobile industry in 2019

This was disclosed by the Director General of National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), Mr. Jelani Aliyu at the opening of a two-day investigative hearing held at the instance of the Ad-hoc Committee into the financial budgetary approvals and multilateral donation on skills acquisition and related programs of federal government and its agencies, chaired by Hon. Victor Akinjo.
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the Senate President Dr Ahmad Lawan, and Speaker of House of Representatives Mr Femi Gbajabiamila to “use their good offices to urgently probe and refer to appropriate anti-corruption agencies allegations that N4.4 billion of public money budgeted for the National Assembly is missing, misappropriated, diverted or stolen, as documented in three audited reports by the Office of the Auditor-General of the Federation.”

National Assembly to pass Petroleum Industry Bill in April

This came as the Joint Ad-hoc Committee of the National Assembly expressed regrets over the poor condition of the nation’s refineries, adding that PIB when passed would revive the refineries to function optimally.

DPR: It’s practically impossible to steal crude oil offshore

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), yesterday, disclosed that majority of the crude oil theft recorded in the country’s petroleum industry occur in the inland terminals, noting that it is practically impossible to steal crude oil from the offshore terminals.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate moves to push retirement age of Supreme Court justices to 75 years

The Senate is putting in place measures to push for the retirement age of Supreme Court Justices in the nation’s apex court from the age of 70 to 75 years.
The monthly meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, in a communiqué issue on Thursday, agreed to act on the strict enforcement of measures to contain the spread of the disease across the country.

NEC: Additional measures urgently needed to tackle coronavirus resurgence

The National Economic Council (NEC) has voiced alarm over the rising cases of COVID-19 infectious disease in Nigeria, saying “the current trends are now approaching or surpassing the levels reached during the lockdown imposed at the height of the epidemic earlier in the year.”
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate constitutes committee to investigate N1.2 trillion oil revenue loss

The Senate on Tuesday constituted a seven-man Ad-hoc committee to investigate a N1.2 trillion oil revenue loss to the Federal Government owing to a breach by SINOPEC ADDAX Petroleum.

SERAP asks President Buhari to stop Governors from borrowing N17 trillion from pension funds

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has sent an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari urging him to use his “good offices and leadership position to urgently instruct the Director-General and Board of the National Pension Commission [NPC] to use their statutory powers to stop the 36 state governors from borrowing and/or withdrawing N17 trillion from the pension funds purportedly for ‘infrastructural development.’”
A magistrate court in Wuse, Zone 6, Abuja has convicted Victor Mela, a member of the House of Representatives, for giving false information to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

PIB: Nigeria must utilise present opportunity before it is late – Reps

The House of Representatives Adhoc Committee on Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) has reiterated that, Nigeria should utilise the opportunities contained in the Bill before it is late.

House of Reps gives NLNG 72hrs to produce documents on gas project, waste management

The House of Representatives has given the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) 72 hours ultimatum to submit documents on waste management and disposal component, as well as financial investment document in the NLNG Train-7 Gas Project.

Lagos assembly begins 3-day public hearing for EndSARS victims

The Lagos State House of Assembly has met with some EndSARS victims from the Lagos Central Senatorial district to determine the level of compensation for the victims.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

#EndSARS: NEC committee asks governors to meet with groups

The National Economic Council (NEC) Ad-Hoc Committee set up to engage with youths, civil society organizations, and different strands of leadership across the nation in the wake of the recent protests has commenced work.
Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai has signed the Kaduna State Penal Code (Amendment) Law 2020.

Governor El-Rufai: Restructuring a unique nation-building opportunity

Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has said that restructuring the country is an opportunity that should not be toyed with as it will allow each State to be independent in managing its affairs without relying on the federal government.
6. At least 27 police stations were incinerated last week in Lagos, after violence erupted across the commercial hub as a fallout of the military shooting of unarmed protesters in Lekki.

Lagos Assembly to inspect razed police stations, other damaged properties

The Lagos State House of Assembly will ascertain all police stations and other properties destroyed in the wake of the #EndSARS protest and solicit the government‘s assistance to rehabilitate them, a lawmaker has said.
The lawmaker representing Eti-Osa II Constituency in Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr Gbolahan Yishawu, has urged the citizens to support the government by performing their civic duties.

Lagos assemblyman urges citizens to perform civic duties to government

The lawmaker representing Eti-Osa II Constituency in Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr Gbolahan Yishawu, has urged the citizens to support the government by performing their civic duties.

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A pressure group in the Kebbi State All Progressives Congress (APC) advocating for power rotation has urged state Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu to ‘institutionalise power rotation’ in the state.
Nigerian fintech companies accrued most investments on the continent despite the impact of coronavirus pandemic in 2020.

Nigerian fintech companies secured most investments in Africa – report

Nigerian fintech companies accrued most investments on the continent despite the impact of coronavirus pandemic in 2020.
The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, on Monday, visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House in Abuja.

President Buhari commiserates with Pastor Adeboye over son’s demise

President Muhammadu Buhari, Thursday extended deepest sympathies to the family of Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), on the passing of his son, Pastor Dare Adeboye.
Mikel Arteta says he has had to adapt his tactical approach much more than he expected since taking over as Arsenal boss, due to the composition of his squad.

Arsenal boss: We can’t let protests distract us with season on line

Whatever the scale or shape of fan protests outside Emirates Stadium tonight, Mikel Arteta wants his Arsenal side to focus on the job at hand.
President Buhari is currently presiding over the continuation of a security meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari urges more commitment to NIN registration

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja called on Nigerians to fully participate in the ongoing synchronization of National Identification Number (NIN) with SIM cards across the country as it will provide a digital framework for improving security and strengthening of the economy.

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The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) says it will soon commence the issuance of its enhanced 10 years validity passports in London and Atlanta.

House directs Immigration to issue passport to Nigerians within 72 hours

The House of Representatives has directed the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) to issue international passports within 72 hours to thousands of Nigerians who have applied, paid, and have been captured but are yet to be issued their international passport booklets.
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NLC urges Kano governor to settle N26 billion outstanding pension, gratuities

The Kano State chapter of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has appealed to Governor Abdulahi Ganduje to consider the payment of outstanding pensions, gratuities and death benefits of N26 billion to retirees.
Nigerian American Tani Adewumi is only 10 years old, but he has just become a U.S. Chess National Master with a rating of 2223.

Nigerian chess prodigy Tani Adewumi becomes U.S. chess national master

Nigerian American Tani Adewumi is only 10 years old, but he has just become a U.S. Chess National Master with a rating of 2223.
The Chief Whip of the Senate, Sen. Orji Kalu, has felicitated with Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, Alaafin of Oyo on his 50th coronation anniversary.

Alaafin: Bandits, kidnappers now have monopoly of violence

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, yesterday, expressed displeasure over the dimension insecurity has taken in Nigeria even as he insisted that bandits and kidnappers now have monopoly of violence.
The Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) has unveiled guidelines for the forthcoming local government election scheduled for July 24.

Lagos council polls: Group threatens legal action against LASIEC

A pro-democracy group, United Foundation for Survival and Sustainability, has implored the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) not to conduct elections into the 37 additionally created local government councils between April 21 to July 22, 2021.