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Total loans by the Chinese government and affiliate agencies to Nigeria is about $3.121 billion and constitutes only about 3.94 per cent of Nigeria’s total public debt of $79.3 billion as of March 31, the Debt Management Office (DMO) has said.
The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins, has urged Nigerians to do everything possible to rid the country of corruption before it is too late.
The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, says Nigerian government has the capability to pay back loans collected for the construction of rail projects within the stipulated period of 20 years.
The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Reverend Alfred Adewale Martins, has expressed deep concern over the killings in Southern Kaduna, challenging the government to show more will to deal with the situation.
Sen. Opeyemi Bamidele representing Ekiti Central Senatorial District, says the National Assembly (NASS) is not a rubber stamp contrary to insinuations by most Nigerians.
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.
Mr Bank-Anthony Okoroafor, former Chairman, Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN) has urged the Federal Government to send the new Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) to the National Assembly.
The National Assembly Service Commission has approved the retirement of all its staff who have reached 60 years or put in thirty-five years of service in accordance with the civil service rule.
The Management team of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has advised the staff Union to jettison the proposed strike scheduled to begin on July 16, over the unpaid new minimum wage and investigations allowances.
Electricity consumers hail National Assembly over suspension of planned implementation of tariff hike
Electricity consumers in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), have commended the National Assembly for their intervention which led to suspension of the planned implementation of electricity tariff hike by the Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos).
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.
The Rivers State National Assembly caucus on Tuesday condemned the establishment of a parallel task force in the state as this will lead to an invitation to anarchy.
Disbursements of the COVID-19 funds domiciled with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and commercial banks will be after appropriation by the National Assembly.
The Special Adviser to the President on Social Investment Programme, Mrs. Maryam Uwais, has faulted the leadership of the National Assembly over its claims about the conditional cash transfer scheme of the Federal Government.
The Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, on Wednesday met with the Minister of Power, Mr. Sale Mamman and the management of the National Electricity Regulatory Commission over a viral video by Nollywood actress, Ada Ameh.
Public backlash continues to trail the delivery of exotic cars to the House of Representatives amid fight against Coronavirus.
The Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM) has called on Nigerians to reject the Senate’s proposed bill on the Armed Forces Service Commission, describing it as a ‘taboo’.
Huawei will stop making its flagship Kirin chipsets next month, financial magazine Caixin said on Saturday, as the impact of U.S. pressure on the Chinese tech giant grows. U.S. pressure on Huawei’s suppliers has made it impossible for the company’s HiSilicon chip division to keep making the chipsets, key components for mobile phone, Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s Consumer Business Unit was quoted as saying at the launch of the company’s new Mate 40 handset.
The Federal House of Representatives, in it’s oversight function, has uncovered many power projects, put together at the cost of N156 billion, that are being abandoned or are yet to be completed by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).
The Biafra Nations Youth League, BNYL, on Saturday, warned Miyetti Allah Kautal Haure not to allow the Fulani Security group to operate in the Southeast and Southsouth to avoid bloody confrontation by both groups.
Barely a week after President Muhammadu Buhari’s closest ally and nephew, Malam Mamman Daura, spoke against zoning of presidency ahead of the 2023 election, Kaduna Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i has said the next President should come from the South.
Mr Ibrahim Odumboni, Acting Managing Director, Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), said the authority arrested 13 cart pushers and seized 29 carts for violating environmental laws of the state.
Super Eagles star Sylvester Igboun has joined Russian club Dynamo Moscow on a two-year permanent deal.
The World Trade Organization (WTO) has failed to select a caretaker chief due to an impasse among members who must still agree by November on a replacement for outgoing Director-General Roberto Azevedo, the Geneva-based body said on Friday.
Legendary England forward Wayne Rooney has criticised former manager Sir Alex Ferguson for his “suicidal” tactics in Manchester United’s two Champions League finals against Barcelona.
Tax revenues generated by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) have kept the Nigerian economy going despite the ravages of the COVID-19, Executive Chairman, FIRS, Mr. Muhammad Nami, has disclosed.
Another Wife of State House of Assembly member representing Gwiwa constituency, Hon. Aminu Tsibut has been kidnapped by an unknown gunmen.