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Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom

Benue governor rejects invitation to rejoin APC

Benue state governor Samuel Ortom has rejected the invitation extended to him by the All Progressive Congress to return to the party, noting that he is fully committed to the ideas of the Peoples Democratic Party.

Three senators, one Reps member absent at Ebonyi PDP congress

Three senators from Ebonyi State and a member of the House of Representatives were among prominent members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) absent from the state congress.
The acting Managing Director of the commission, Prof. Kemebradikumo Pondei, also observed that the ongoing anti-Coronavirus measures including lockdowns of states contributed in dwindling the economy of the region.

NDDC interim chief reveals those scared of probe

The Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) says those who got “emergency contracts” are scared of the ongoing forensic audit.
Prof. Kemebradikumo Pondei, Acting Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has promised sweeping changes in the commission.

Senate unveils fresh fraud allegations in NDDC

The management of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, is under fresh probe as the Senate said it had received fresh allegations against it.
Nicholas Ebomo Mutu

NDDC: Reps member denies allegations of contracts award

A member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Nicholas Ebomo Mutu, has denied being a contractor of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

Why Senate summoned petroleum, transport ministers, NNPC chief – senator

Senator representing Oyo Central at the National Assembly, Oloye Teslim Folarin, on Sunday revealed the rationale behind the invitation of the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of state for petroleum, Timipre Sylva and the Group Managing Director of NNPC, Mele Kyari, by the Senate.
President Muhammadu Buhari has again, addressed Nigerians on the efforts of its government to contain the coronavirus pandemic (covid-19) that is ravaging the country 4

President Buhari: Senate can’t force me to sack service chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari has pointedly told the Senate that he would not succumb to pressure to sack the Service Chiefs despite escalating security situation in the country.
The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Senate approves N168.8 billion 2020 budget for FIRS

The Senate on Wednesday at plenary, approved the sum of N168,809,476,220 to fund the proposed 2020 budget of the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS).
The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Senators urge government to rename Ibadan Airport after Abiola Ajimobi

Nigerian Senators on Tuesday called on the Federal Government to immortalise former Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, by renaming the Ibadan Airport after him.
The President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, is presently at a meeting with the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Senator Chris Ngige, and his Minister of State, Festus Keyamo.

Senator Ngige meets National Assembly leadership, apologises for action of Festus Keyamo

The President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, is presently at a meeting with the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Senator Chris Ngige, and his Minister of State, Festus Keyamo.
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 requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senate, NNPC clash over crude oil production cost

The Senate Committee on Finance on Monday rejected the revenue targets projected for the various revenue-generating agencies in the country to fund the Revised 2020 Budget, describing their proposed sums as grossly inadequate.
The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Senate: We won’t back down on NDDC probe

Spokesman of the Senate, Senator Surajudeen Ajibola Basiru, has said that the National Assembly will under no circumstance back down on its probe of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Senate: Nigerian governors yet to write us over infectious diseases bill

The Senate said it has not received official communication from the Nigeria Governors’ Forum to step down the legislation of the Infectious Diseases Bill.

Scores flee as bandits sack Niger communities

Bandits on Tuesday sacked three communities in the Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State.
President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, presiding over plenary on Tuesday at the National Assembly, Abuja.5

Senate considers bill to boost advanced healthcare in Nigeria

The Senate on Tuesday considered a critical bill which seeks to boost advanced healthcare service delivery in Nigeria to act as safeguard and response to medical emergency in the future.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 1

Senate president frowns at social distance violation at the chamber

The President of the Senate, Mr Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday frowned at the violation of the principle of Social Distancing by Senators during plenary.
President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, presiding over plenary on Tuesday at the National Assembly, Abuja.5

Senate set to probe NDDC over ‘lavishing of N40 billion’

The Senate Tuesday resolved to carry out a probe on alleged financial recklessness by the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

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