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The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senate faults policy on coronavirus testing by private labs only

The Senate on Tuesday faulted the policy adopted by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 which allowed only private laboratories to carry out tests on intending travellers abroad.
Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology, has said that it is only knowledge-based economy that would add value and create a new lease of life for all Nigerians.

Minister receives NIPSS committee’s report on innovation, economy

Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, has received the interim report of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) on science, innovation and economy.
Debates on revenue collections from Stamp Duties between Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) and Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) was brought to a close as FIRS submitted that it was backed by law to collect stamp duties.

FIRS: Stamp Duties collection backed by law

Responsibility of stamp duties collection between FIRS and NIPOST was raised at an interactive session on the 2021-2023 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP) organised by Joint Senate Committees on Finance and National Planning in Abuja on Thursday.

CAC generated over N56 billion in 3 years, remitted N169 million – director

The House of Representatives joint committee on Finance, Appropriation, National planning and Economic Development and Aids, Loans and Debts Management yesterday received with shock that the Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC, remitted less than two percent of billions generated in three years to Federal coffers.
Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)

The cesspool of corruption called NDDC

Not a few Nigerians are amused at the theatre of the absurd playing out at the Niger Delta Development Commission. The whole circus show climaxed last Monday when three dramas took place during the House of Representatives Probe Panel of the 20-year-old interventionist agency.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 1

Presidency, Senate bicker over service chiefs

The Presidency and Senate were yesterday locked in exchanges over the continued stay in office of service chiefs.

Festus Keyamo: National Assembly trying to bypass me on planned 774,000 jobs

The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, has described the controversy surrounding the planned employment of 774,000 Nigerians as an attempt by the National Assembly to bypass him in the implementation of the project.

Festus Keyamo to appear again in National Assembly over 774,000 jobs controversy

Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Mr Festus Keyamo, SAN, will appear before the National Assembly Joint Committee on Labour on Tuesday to defend the 774,000 job recruitment across the country.
Member Representing Ajaokuta Federal Constituency, Idirissu Lawal, has called on the Federal Government to take urgent step towards the conduct of a reliable population census in the country for effective planning.

House of Reps moves to block $30 billion annual revenue leakage

The House of Representatives has commenced investigations to identify and block revenue leakages that cost Nigeria in excess of $30 billion annually.
Olufemi Gbajabiamila

Speaker Gbajabiamila: Nigerian government lacks resources to deliver on infrastructural projects

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that the federal government does not have the resources to deliver on development ambitions and the infrastructural projects it had committed to as a result of the economic downturn.
Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

National Assembly urges President Buhari to suspend plan to recruit 774,000 Nigerians

The Senate and the House of Representatives yesterday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to suspend the implementation of the plan to recruit 774,000 Nigerians for Special Public Works across the country.
The Minister of State for Labour, Festus Keyamo (SAN), says members of the National Assembly cannot stop the selection process of the 774,000 Special Public Works Programme jobs.

774,000 jobs: Festus Keyamo’s outburst, display of rascality – senator

Anambra senator, Ifeanyi Ubah, had described the outburst of the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, at the National Assembly on Tuesday, as a display of rascality.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Danjuma Kashimu, the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), winner of Magama-Rijau Federal Constituency of Niger, in Saturday’s bye-election.

Ebonyi APC gives conditions to participate in palliatives distribution committee

The Ebonyi State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has listed conditions that must be fulfilled by the state government for the party to participate in the COVID-19 Ebonyi Palliatives Distribution Joint Committee.
President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday tasked top security officials to beef up security measures at the National Assembly.

Coronavirus: Deeper trouble awaits Nigeria if… – Senator Lawan

President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, warned Tuesday that following the impact of the ravaging Coronavirus on the economy, Nigeria will be in deeper trouble if as a country, we are not ingenious enough.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed on Tuesday that the Senate may next week consider the report of an Ad-Hoc Committee on security challenges with a view to finding solutions to Nigeria’s security problems.

Coronavirus: Senate, executive to engage over oil price crash

As coronavirus continued to ravage the world the upper chamber of the National As­sembly on Tuesday constitut­ed a Joint Committee to engage executive on oil price crash.As coronavirus continued to ravage the world the upper chamber of the National As­sembly on Tuesday constitut­ed a Joint Committee to engage executive on oil price crash.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed on Tuesday that the Senate may next week consider the report of an Ad-Hoc Committee on security challenges with a view to finding solutions to Nigeria’s security problems.

Senate constitutes joint committee to engage executive on oil price crash

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday announced the constitution of a Joint Committee to engage the Executive arm of government on measures to be taken to insulate the Nigerian economy against the impact of the sudden crash of crude oil price globally.
Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) on Wednesday explained why its Director-General, Dr Dakuku Peterside, could not personally appear before a National Assembly (NASS) Joint Committee in Abuja on Tuesday.

NIMASA explains Dakuku Peterside’s absence at NASS

Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) on Wednesday explained why its Director-General, Dr Dakuku Peterside, could not personally appear before a National Assembly (NASS) Joint Committee in Abuja on Tuesday.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed on Tuesday that the Senate may next week consider the report of an Ad-Hoc Committee on security challenges with a view to finding solutions to Nigeria’s security problems.

Senate president inaugurates joint committee to ease passage of bills

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday inaugurated a Joint Committee of the National Assembly and the Executive to ensure seamless passage of bills into law.

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Oil prices dived Thursday on demand fears as more nations go into lockdown to staunch the spread of the coronavirus, while stock prices attempted a modest rebound.

Oil prices slide in lockdown-driven rout

Oil prices dived Thursday on demand fears as more nations go into lockdown to staunch the spread of the coronavirus, while stock prices attempted a modest rebound.
Osun State Government on Thursday said looting of government and private property in the state cut across 14 Local Government Areas, as it commenced return of the looted property items to owners who can identify their property

Osun government says 14 local councils affected by looting

Osun State Government on Thursday said looting of government and private property in the state cut across 14 Local Government Areas, as it commenced return of the looted property items to owners who can identify their property
Eva Longoria has joined previously announced Matt Walsh on the in-production digital detox comedy Unplugging, which is currently in production in Oklahoma.

Eva Longoria joins as co-lead on digital detox comedy ‘Unplugging’

Eva Longoria has joined previously announced Matt Walsh on the in-production digital detox comedy Unplugging, which is currently in production in Oklahoma.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has directed the organizing committee of the 29th Anniversary of Abia State to celebrate frontline workers and honor them for their sacrifices during the coronavirus pandemic.

Abia asks looters to return stolen medical equipment

A statement by the Commissioner for Information in the state, Chief John Okiyi-Kalu, stated that the hoodlums who hijacked the otherwise peaceful #EndSARS protests took away vaccines, X-ray machines, sterilizers, air conditioners, fans, and other equipment as well as disposables and consumables carted away.
President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Ayuba Wabba

NLC demands end to medical tourism by government officials

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, on Thursday called for an end to all forms of medical tourism especially by elected and appointed government officials.