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The British Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria, Harriet Thompson, has urged the National Assembly to pass the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill and other critical bills before the expiration of its tenure.
Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Monday assured Nigerians that legislative duties in the National Assembly would not be relegated to the background in view of the commencement of the 2019 electioneering campaigns.
Sen. Solomon Adeola has called for dialogue between the National Assembly and the Executive to ensure passage of the different tranches of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB).
Nigerian journalists have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to reconsider his stance on the Petroleum Industry Bills (PIB) in the interest of the nation’s oil and gas sector.
President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, says the National Assembly will continue to mount necessary pressure to get presidential assent on the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB).
Journalists across the federation at the weekend called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) into law to engender necessary reforms in the oil and gas sector.
The President of the Senate, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has declared that the legislature plays a critical role in democratic systems and remains the nucleus of democratic systems across the world.
Presidential aide, Sen. Ita Enang, has said that rather than expressing displeasure, Nigerians should be glad that President Muhammadu Buhari withheld assent to the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB).
A coalition of Niger Delta militants on Wednesday said they were returning to the creeks to disrupt oil production in the Niger Delta.
The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) has debunked the sensational headlines reported in some newspapers last week to the effect that the Board has queried the infrastructural development in the rail sector and delayed passage of the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB).
The Presidency on Thursday said President Muhammadu Buhari declined assent to the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill for several reasons, including some provisions being in divergence with present administration’s policy.
Following the refusal of President Muhammadu Buhari to assent his signature to the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB), a former Group Executive Director (GED) Engineering and Technology, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Godswill Ihetu, has blamed the Senate for removing the powers of the Minister to allocate oil bloc on discretions.
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to have a rethink on his decision not to give his assent to the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang, on Wednesday identified the provision of the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill permitting the Petroleum Regulatory Commission to retain as much as 10% of the revenue generated as one of the reasons President Muhammadu Buhari declined assent to the bill.
Group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Maikanti Baru has sought for clarification on the funding structure for the proposed Nigerian Petroleum Asset Management Company (NPAMC) in the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB).
The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, on Tuesday said though the All Progressives Congress (APC) government led by President Muhammadu Buhari promised to turn the fortunes of the country around and bring about change in different sectors, it never attached four-year time frame to totally transform the country.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has detected and removed the names of 1,931 dead persons from the voters’ register in Kaduna State, ahead of the 2019 elections.
The Senator representing Kaduna Central in the red chamber, Senator Shehu Sani has said he has represented the Kaduna central to the best of his ability.
Southampton striker Michael Obafemi has made his international debut for Ireland, snubbing both Nigeria and England.
Boko Haram jihadists have killed 53 soldiers and farmers in three days of attacks in northeastern Nigeria, security sources said Tuesday, in a new show of force ahead of February elections in the West African country.
The Belgium and Real Sociedad midfielder says his former club need to make the right decisions to challenge their city rivals and Premier League leaders Manchester City, who they trail by 12 points in eighth place after 12 games.
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says it has spent about $70 million in various humanitarian projects in the north eastern states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe.
Juventus’ Chief Revenue Officer Giorgio Ricci has claimed that he is open to Serie A playing games abroad.
A 19-year-old, Sunday Owo, has been apprehended with fresh human parts at a healing home, Centre for Psychic Healing and Administration, Awka, Anambra State.
High-profile rugby league star Jarryd Hayne was reportedly arrested by Australian police Monday over sex assault allegations, the second incident to be raised against the player.