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Senate asks federal government to expedite actions on completion of Ajaokuta steel plant

The Senate Tuesday asked the Federal Government to as a matter of urgency, expedite action towards the completion of the Ajaokuta steel plant.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 2

PDP kicks as Senate okays President Buhari’s bid to borrow N850 billion

The upper chamber of the Nation­al Assembly on Tuesday approved President Muhammadu Buhari’s request to borrow the sum of N850 billion from the domestic capital market to finance projects in the 2020 budget.
Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal

Coronavirus: Sokoto cancels trade fair inauguration

Sokoto State Government has cancelled public inauguration of 2020 International Trade Fair organised by the Sokoto Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (SOCCIMA).
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NEITI: Nigeria earned N69.47 billion from solid minerals sector in 2018

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiatives (NEITI) said on Sunday the country earned N69.47 billion from the Solid Mineral sector in 2018.
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: Finance Act amendment bill, 10 others scale second reading

The Finance Act amendment bill transmitted to the National Assembly on Tuesday by President Muhammadu Buhari for consideration and passage scaled second reading on the floor during plenary on Wednesday.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said amendment to the Public Procurement Act 2007 by the National Assembly will guarantee successful implementation of the 2020 budget. 2

Senator Lawan: Senate to ‘vigorously’ pursue implementation of community policing

The president of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said the ninth Senate will summon the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to brief the upper chamber on efforts in progress to address the escalating cases of insecurity in the country.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Senate to invite police chief over rising insecurity

President of the the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, has said the Ninth Senate will summon the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, to brief the upper chamber on efforts in progress to address the escalating cases of insecurity in the country.
The Director General of the International Labour Organization, ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder has commended Nigeria for the labour friendly disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

APC: President Buhari working to send more looters to jail

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that the President Muhammadu Buhari led APC government in the country was working hard to send more looters of the nation’s commonwealth to jail and recover the wealth illegally acquired from them.

President Buhari gives marching orders for completion of Ajaokuta steel coy

Mr Olamilekan Adegbite, the Minister of Mines and Steel Development says President Muhammadu Buhari has given marching orders to his ministry for the completion of Ajaokuta Steel Company.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, presiding over the plenary in the upper chamber on Thursday, 3rd October, 2019.

Senate seeks tax holiday for agriculture, mining investors

The Senate on Thursday urged the Federal Government grant tax holidays to investors in the solid minerals sector to enhance investment.

Reps member wants oil companies, DPRs to relocate to Niger Delta

A motion seeking the relocation of headquarters of oil and gas companies operating in Nigeria and its regulators to states where they have dominant operations is before the House of Representatives.
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NEITI: Nigeria earned N52.75 billion from solid minerals in 2017

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) in its latest report released in Abuja on Sunday reveals that the solid Minerals sector contributed N52.75 billion to the federation revenue in 2017.
President Muhammadu Buhari says the life of every Nigerian, in every part of the world matters, promising to stretch government’s reach and capacity in protecting all Nigerians, not minding the distance. 1

President Buhari assures Nigerians in Russia of protection

“The life of every Nigerian, in every part of the world matters,’’ says President Muhammadu Buhari, in Sochi, Russia on Thursday, promising to stretch government’s reach and capacity in protecting all Nigerians, not minding the distance.
In Kogi State, the incumbent Governor Yahaya Bello emerged as the APC candidate while Musa Wada, a younger brother to the immediate past governor, Idris Wada, emerged as PDP candidate.

Kogi guber: Prepare your hand over note Wada – Musa Wada tells Governor Bello

The governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in next month’s Kogi governorship election, Mr Musa Wada, has called on governor Yahaya Bello to start preparing his handover note as his time was up.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, said on Tuesday that all standing committees of the upper chamber will be inaugurated on Wednesday.2

Senate approves 2020-2022 MTEF/FSP, raises federal government’s expenditure estimates to N10.7 trillion

The Senate on Thursday, approved the 2020 to 2022 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and the Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP).
The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan has described insinuations that he is a rubber stamp to the Executive as “sentimental and laughable”.

Senate president seeks arrest, prosecution of foreign illegal miners

President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, has urged security agencies to arrest and prosecute foreigners and Nigerians illegally mining of the nation’s mineral resources.
Saratu Iya Aliyu

NACCIMA to promote vibrant regional economy with 16 point agenda

The Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) has come up with a 16 point agenda to promote a vibrant regional economy through public and private sector collaboration,
This was discussed in a meeting between the Zamfara State Governor Hon Dr. Bello Mohammed MON (Matawallen Maradun) and the Ambassador of the Russian federation, Mr Alexey L.Shebarshin which held at the Russian Embassy in Abuja today.

Zamfara government to partner with Russia

Zamfara State Government has announced its plan to partner with the Russian government in developing critical sectors of the state’s economy.

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Mr Benjamin Bamidele, an Education Counsellor, on Tuesday called on the Federal and State Governments to urgently resolve the impasse over the conduct of the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
The Chief Judge of Oyo State, Justice Munta Abimbola, has requested for more judges and magistrates in the state’s judiciary to fastrack justice delivery.

Oyo judiciary releases names of vacation judges

As the Oyo State judiciary commences its annual vacation, on Wednesday, based on the provisions of the High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules 2010 and other enabling laws, the placement of area of operations for vacation judges has been released for judges that have shown an intention to work during the vacation so that there won’t be a vacuum for time-bound cases.
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OPEC: Nigeria cuts oil production to 1.4 million barrels per day

For the first time in many years, the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, has confirmed Nigeria’s ability to cut its output from 1.7 million barrels per day, mb/d in May to 1.4mb/d in June 2020.

Court remands man for allegedly raping seven-year-old

A Kano Chief Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday ordered the remand of a 55-year-old man, Abdullahi Haladu, at Goron Dutse Correctional Centre for allegedly raping 7-year-old girl.
The Adamawa government has announced the passing of Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri’s mother, Hajia Fatimah Umaru at the age of 68.

Adamawa governor flags-off distribution of fertilisers to Boko Haram victims

Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa has flagged-off distribution of fertilisers to 2,000 farmers affected by Boko Haram attacks in northern parts of the state.