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Senate revisits bill to establish National Assembly budget office

The Senate on Thursday reintroduced a bill seeking to establish the National Assembly Budget and Research Office (NABRO).
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Full list of senate committees chairmen, deputy

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has named Chairmen of Senate Committees and their Deputies.
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Senate presidency: 61 senators-elect to vote Ahmed Lawan

The coast got clearer for Dr. Ahmed Lawan on Saturday in his quest to become the next Senate President following his endorsement for the race by no fewer than 61 Senators-elect .
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Senate Presidency: Senator Lawan unveils legislative agenda

Front line runner for the position of Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan, on Friday, unveiled his agenda for the Ninth Senate if elected Senate President.

DPR: Why Anambra, Enugu, Kogi can’t be declared oil bearing states

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) on Thursday said that Anambra, Enugu and Kogi States can only be declared oil- producing states if necessary conditions are met.

Renewed communal clash claims two lives in Cross River

Two persons have been murdered following a renewed communal clash between the people of Oku Iboku in Itu local government area of Akwa Ibom State and Mbiabo in Odukpani local government area of Cross River State.

Cross River elections: Tribunal grants order for substituted service on Senator Gershom, others

The three-man panel members of the Election Petition Tribunal in Cross River State for the governorship/national and state assemblies began its inaugural sitting in Calabar on Monday with a pledge by the panel Chairman, Justice Vincent Agbata, that the hearing would be transparent, fair and firm in the discharge of their duties.

Cross River elections: Tribunal receives cases from Senators Ndoma-Egba, Otu, nine others

The Cross River State Election Petitions Tribunal has so far received 11 petitions challenging the outcome of the last general elections in the state.

Elections: INEC releases list of elected senators

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released a list of senators elected for the ninth assembly so far.
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APC candidate stops Cross River Speaker’s bid for National Assembly seat

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has won the Abi/Yakurr Federal Constituency seat in the Central Senatorial District of Cross River State in the results announced so far.

Cross River PDP House of Reps primaries put on hold

The Peoples Democratic Party House of Representatives Primaries for of Calabar South, Bakassi and Akpabuyo federal constituency has been put on hold due to the ongoing controversey on who will represent the area.

Senator calls for probe of National Assembly siege

Gershom Bassey, senator representing Cross River south, has called for a “proper investigation” into the blockade of the national assembly by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).

NPS chief calls for amendment of Prisons Act

The Controller-General, Nigerian Prisons Service, Mr Ja’faru Ahmed, has called for necessary amendment in Prisons Act to bring the law in tune with the philosophy of punishment and correction.

Most Nigerian lawmakers absent as ECOWAS Parliament opens

Nineteen out of the 35 Nigerian representatives were on Thursday, absent as the 2018 First Ordinary Session of the Parliament of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) opened in Abuja.

Senate summons defence minister over Cameroonian soldiers’ invasion in Cross River

The Senate has summoned the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, to explain the alleged invasion of communities in Cross River State by Cameroonian military forces.

2019: We want Governor Ayade to return unopposed – deputy speaker

Leaders of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Cross River State have kicked off what seems like a unanimous endorsement of the State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade, for second term in office come 2019.

Senate investigates alleged fraud against Egina oil field over local content

The Senate on Tuesday constituted an ad hoc committee to investigate local content elements and cost variations relating to Egina Oil Field and Bonga South-West and ZabZaba projects.

Senate tasks boundary commission on land disputes

The Senate on Tuesday directed the National Boundary Commission to investigate boundary conflicts around the country and clearly delineate the boundaries to curb widespread disputes.

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Mr Ben Akabueze, the Director General Budget Office, says the 2020 budget presented by President Muhammadu Buhari tagged the “Budget of Growth and Job Creation” clearly defines its objectives.

2020 Budget: Federal government to reintegrate ex-militants with N65 billion

The Federal Government has earmarked N65 billion for the reintegration of ex-militants under the Presidential Amnesty Programme.

NUPENG raises the alarm over bad roads, extortion by touts

The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), has raised the alarm over the worsening state of roads , especially Federally owned ones across the country. This was even as it condemned the rising wave of harassment of its members by touts, popularly called area boys.
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Real Madrid ‘tracking progress’ of Rennes starlet

Camavinga has enjoyed a breakthrough campaign under Julien Stéphan, starting all nine Ligue 1 games thus far.

Stranger disappears with one-year-old child in Ebonyi

There was anxiety in the Ogbe Hausa area of Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, as a stranger reportedly disappeared with a one-year-old child, Esomchi Oyoke.
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Federal government, states, local councils share N693.529 billion for September

The Federal Government, 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory and 774 local government areas shared N693.529 billion as of September allocation disbursed by the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC).