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The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite, on Tuesday said the Federal Government had been able to recover 25 sites from 2007 that the programme started.

Federal government to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty through diversification of economy

The Federal Government through the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development is committed to lifting about 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in the next 10 years through the diversification of the economy from crude oil to solid minerals exploration and exportation.
A member of the House of Representatives of Idanre-Ifedore Federal Constituency, Mr. Tajudeen Adefisoye, urged the Minister of Works, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, to declare a state of emergency on all federal roads in the country.

House of Reps member urges minister to declare a state of emergency on Nigerian...

A member of the House of Representatives of Idanre/Ifedore Federal Constituency, Mr. Tajudeen Adefisoye, urged the Minister of Works, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, to declare a state of emergency on all federal roads in the country.

Reps committee on maritime safety commends maritime academy rector for saving institution

House of Representatives Committee on Maritime Safety, Education and Administration has commended the Rector of Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN), Commodore Emmanuel Effedua for turning round the fortunes of the academy within a short period.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Senate to support $10 billion NLNG investment in gas sector

The Senate is throwing its full weight behind the 10billion dollars Train seven Project investment in the nation’s gas sector, by the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG).
Senate President Ahmad Lawan presiding over the second plenary of the 9th Senate having been inaugurated on Tuesday, the 11th Of June, 20197

Senate confirms 15 NDDC nominees, rejects one

The Senate has confirmed 15 nominees for the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and withheld confirmation of one.

Official: Serving senator handling 300 NDDC projects

A serving senator is single-handedly handling about 300 contracts for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), an official was quoted as saying.
Opeyemi Bamidele

Body of Benchers names Senator Bamidele as member

The Body of Benchers in Nigeria has named a member of the National Assembly, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, as its member.
Buhari Media Organisation (BMO)

BMO thanks President Buhari for member’s appointment

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has expressed its gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari for the appointing Aliyu Abdullahi as special assistant on Media and Publicity to the wife of the President.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, presiding over the plenary in the upper chamber on Thursday, 3rd October, 2019.

Central bank governor to appear before Senate committee today

The Senate Committee on Finance has summoned the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, to appear before it on Monday (today).

Ahmed Gulak: Rochas Okorocha offered me $2 million bribe for Uche Nwosu’s certificate of...

The last may not have been heard about the fallout of the All Progressives Congress (APC) 2019 Imo State governorship primaries as the chairman of the Primary Election committee, Ahmed Gulak, has alleged that the immediate past governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, offered him $2 million bribe to deliver certificate of return to his anointed aspirant, Uche Nwosu.
Cairo Ojougboh

NDDC ‘owing’ phantom contractors over N3 trillion – official

The Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has expressed its commitment to facilitating an efficient forensic audit of the Commission, lamenting that the NDDC is currently indebted to some phantom contractors to the tune of over N3 trillion.
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Senate screens Pius Odubu, Bernard Okumagba, 12 others for NDDC Board

The Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs Thursday screened President Muhammadu Buhari’s nominees for the Governing Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

Lagos Assembly suspends former Governor Ambode’s probe indefinitely

The ad-hoc committee set up by the Lagos State House of Assembly to investigate all transactions in respect of the 820 buses procured by the immediate past administration of Akinwunmi Ambode has suspended its sitting indefinitely.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has called for an improved welfare package for teachers in Nigerian as they join their colleagues globally to mark this year’s World Teachers’ Day. 2

House of Reps vow to reclaim Arts and Culture land allocated to individual

The House of Representatives has vowed to reclaim the land belonging to the National Council for Arts and Culture within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) that has been ceded to an unnamed individual.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, presiding over the plenary in the upper chamber on Thursday, 3rd October, 2019.

Senate decries poor enlightenment, weak insurance regulation

The Senate has expressed its displeasure over the poor regulation of insurance companies in the country, concerned about the low enlightenment of Nigerians on insurance policies.
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National Assembly urges federal government to enhance welfare of judges

The Joint National Assembly Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters has called for an increase in the welfare of judges and judicial workers.
Lagos State House of Assembly

Lagos Assembly approves reordering of 2019 budget

The Lagos State House of Assembly, Tuesday, approved the re-ordering of N93,742,530 billion from the 2019 budget size.

House of Reps committee laments poor funding of National Women’s Centre

Chairperson, House of Representatives Committee on Women Affairs, Adewunmi Onanuga, has described as grossly inadequate the budgetary allocation to the National Centre for Women Development, Abuja.

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Police recruitment: Court adjourns for PSC to respond to AGF’s application

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, adjourned till November 20 for the Police Service Commission to respond to the Attorney-General of the Federation’s counter-affidavit in a suit to stop the recruitment of 10, 000 police officers.
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Evo Morales, who resigned as Bolivia’s president Sunday after losing the support of the army and police, has said there is now a warrant for his arrest.

Evo Morales’s topsy-turvy flight into exile

Bolivian ex-president Evo Morales jetted off to exile in Mexico Tuesday in a bizarre flight full of detours that traced the shifting political map of a Latin America racked by crises.
The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, held that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was wrong to have excluded candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Mrs Natasha Akpoti, in the Nov. 16 governorship election in Kogi.

Kogi guber: APC accuses SDP candidate of faking attack on her

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi State has accused the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Natasha Akpoti, of faking the reported attack on her on Tuesday in Lokoja.