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Sen. Nicholas Tofowomo, representing Ondo South Senatorial District, who was involved in a ghastly auto crash on Sept. 5, is in good condition and responding to treatment in hospital, Mr Olumide Akunrinlola, the Senator’s media aide has said.

Ondo senator meets stakeholders to end 10-year blackout in constituency

Sen. Nicholas Tofowomo, representing Ondo South Senatorial District, says he has met with management of Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) and other stakeholders to resolve the 10-year-old blackout in his constituency.
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Senator Ibrahim Oloriegbe, disclosed this on Saturday at a Town Hall meeting in Ilorin, Kwara Statement.

Federal government to discourage medical tourism, plans six specialised centres

The Federal government has planned to establish six Medical Centre of Excellence to cater for the health needs of Nigerians who seek medical treatment overseas.
Minister of Labour and Employment Dr Chris Ngige has said that he initially disregarded news of the death of Imo North Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu. 4

Senator Ngige: I thought Benjamin Uwajumogu’s demise was fake news

Minister of Labour and Employment Dr Chris Ngige has said that he initially disregarded news of the demise of Imo North Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu. The visibly saddened minster said he thought it was Fake News when he first received news of the Senator’s death.

$30 billion loan: Senator Adeola says money necessary for development

Chairman, Senate Committee on Finance, Sen Olamilekan Adeola, on Thursday said the plan by the Federal Government to borrow about 30 billion dollars was a necessary step to catalyse development.
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Escravos gas-to-liquid project to add $2 billion into government coffers – NNPC chief

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) have executed agreements over the multi-billion dollars Escravos Gas-to-Liquid (EGTL) project.
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NNPC, Chevron execute agreements over Escravos gas-to-liquid Ppoject

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) have executed agreements over the multi-billion dollars Escravos Gas-to-Liquid (EGTL) project.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Senator Lawan: Nigeria’s economy will witness significant boost next year

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the passage of the 2020 Budget by the National Assembly and its prompt assent by `will have significant impact on the country’s economy starting from January next year.
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Senate jerks-up FCT statutory budget by N46 billion

The Senate yesterday passed the National Statutory Budget of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and adjourns plenary till January 28, 2020
The order was given by the chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele, during a public hearing on the alleged invasion of the Federal High Court. According to the lawmakers, all parties must submit a written account of what happened within 24 hours, adding that their memorandum would enable them to give report to the Senate.

Court invasion: Senate gives DSS, AGF, others 24 hours to submit memorandum

The Department of State Services (DSS), the office of the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, and counsel for the detained #Revolutionnow campaigner, Omoyele Sowore, were on Thursday given 24 hours to submit written testimonies of the alleged invasion of a Federal High Court in Abuja by security agents.

Senator Adeola hails victories of Governors Sanwo-Olu, Abiodun at Supreme Court

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Finance, Sen. Solomon Adeola (APC, Lagos West), has hailed the final electoral victories of Governors Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State and Dapo Abiodun of Ogun at the Supreme Court.
The Senate on Wednesday confirmed the nomination of Muhammad Nami as the Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Services and 13 others as board members.

Senate confirms Muhammad Nami, 13 others as FIRS board members

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed the nomination of Muhammad Nami as the Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Services and 13 others as board members.

Imo APC senator passes on

The Senator representing Imo North Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Benjamin Uwajumogu, has died.
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Senate begins consideration of President Buhari’s $29.9 billion loan, refers to committee

The Senate has begun the consideration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s request of 2016-2018 External Borrowing to the tune of $29.96 billion to be spent by the Federal Government to execute key infrastructural projects.

Restrictions of Keke Napep the most difficult decision – FCT minister

The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello said that the restriction placed on commercial tricycle operators to certain parts of the city was one of the most difficult decisions that the FCT administration had to make.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan (left) with the Senate Minority Whip, Senator Philip Tanimu Aduda, during the plenary on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. 3

Senate moves to end discrimination against women police

The Senate has commenced moves to put an end to discrimination against women in the Nigeria Police Force with Thursday’s consideration of the Police Act Amendment Bill, 2019.
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BPE: Federal government’s interventions in power sector paying off

The Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), has assured that with the various interventions by the Federal Government in the power sector, consumers in the country will soon have quality and improved electricity supply.
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Senate to confirm Edward Adamu as AMCON chairman next week

Senate on Wednesday began the Confirmation process of Edward Lametek Adamu as the Chairman of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, AMCON.
Senator Peter Nwaoboshi

Senate challenges NDDC’s interim committee to publish facts on ‘N1 billion monthly consultancy fee’

The Senate has called on the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to publish facts, if any, to substantiate their allegations on the payment of N1billion monthly consultancy fee to a company linked to the Chairman of the Senate Committee on the agency, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi.

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Plateau governor commends security agents over rescue of kidnapped aid workers

Plateau State Governor Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong commended the security agencies particularly the Department of State Services for the rescue of five kidnapped aid workers by the Boko Haram terrorist group including Jennifer Ukambomg Samuel, a nurse from Plateau State.
Troops of Joint Task Force (JTF) Operation Delta Safe (ODS) have invaded and burnt part of Bilabiri community in Ekeremor Local Government Area, Bayelsa State.

Soldiers invade, raze Bayelsa community — in pictures

Troops of Joint Task Force (JTF) Operation Delta Safe (ODS) have invaded and burnt part of Bilabiri community in Ekeremor Local Government Area, Bayelsa State.

PDP threatens civil disobedience over ‘nation’s drift’

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has threatened nationwide civil disobedience over what it described as dangerous drift in the affairs of the nation.

Another building collapses in Lagos

A two-storey building has collapsed around Agarawu area of Lagos Island, Lagos State.
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) says it is providing one billion dollars grant to African countries to support the implementation of the Agreement for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

NESG: How AfCFTA will impact economy

The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) has conducted a study on the impact of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) on key macroeconomic variables.