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President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation to extend its exploration to six basins in the country.

President Buhari hosts APC House of Reps members, candidates to dinner

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday hosted All Progressives Congress (APC) members of the House of Representatives and candidates to a presidential dinner at the State House, Abuja.
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Labour tackles federal government, governors over new minimum wage

The Nigerian Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress have slammed the Federal Government for presenting N27,000 in the New Minimum Wage Bill presented to the National Assembly against the resolution of the tripartite committee.

House of Reps bill to criminalise estimated power billing passes third reading

A bill seeking to amend the Electric Power Reform Act, prohibit and criminalise estimated billing of consumers passed the third reading at the House of Representatives on Tuesday.

Federal government urged to rename Eagle Square Abuja in honour of former President Shagari

Rep Abubakar Chika (APC-Niger), on Thursday, urged the Federal Government to immortalise former President Shehu Shagari by renaming Abuja Eagle Square after him.

2018 budget: House of Reps moves to block Afam GENCO sale as scrap

The House of Representatives has opposed the alleged plan by the Federal Government to sell Afam Power Generation Company as a dilapidated asset.

Yusuf Lasun: No crisis’ll stop elections

Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yusuf Lasun, has said nothing can stop next year’s general elections in the country.

House of Reps adjourn plenary for two weeks

Members of the House of Representatives have adjourned their plenary till November 6.
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National Assembly legislative aides vow to continue protest over N5.8 billion unpaid allowances

Legislative aides in the National Assembly have vowed to continue with their protest until their entitlements amounting to over N5.8 billion are paid.

The election result they want in Osun

If the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) had its way, its candidate in Saturday’s governorship election in Osun State, Ademola Adeleke, would have been declared governor that day.

Yusuf Lasun: I won’t leave APC

Yusuf Lasun, the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, says he will not leave the All Progressives Congress (APC) inspite of losing the party’s governorship primary in Osun.

2019: House of Representatives reject electronic voting

The House of Representatives, on Thursday, rejected the use of electronic voting system in the forthcoming 2019 general elections.

Ekiti guber: Governor Bagudu heads 77-member APC National Campaign Council

The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday appointed the Governor of Kebbi State, H. E. Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, to head the Party’s 77-member National Campaign Council to ensure victory for the Party’s governorship candidate, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, at the July 14 Ekiti Governorship Election.

Speaker Dogara, House of Reps leaders visit Senator Melaye in hospital

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, Tuesday led other leaders and members of the House to visit embattled senator, Dino Melaye, at the National Hospital Abuja.

Senate resumes sitting with ‘spare’ mace, says ‘we’re not going to be intimidated’

The senate has resumed sitting, shortly after the mace, its symbol of authority, was stolen.

Labour Party Reps member defects to APC

A member of the House of Representatives from Oyo state, Segun Ogunwuyi, who represents Ogbomosho/North/South/Orire federal constituency of Oyo state, has defected from the Labour Party to the ruling All Progressives Congress.

President Buhari asks Asiwaju Tinubu to reconcile aggrieved APC members

President Muhammadu Buhari has saddled a national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, with the responsibility of reconciling all aggrieved party members across the country.

Life outside Nigeria not necessarily better than life in Nigeria – House of Reps

In a bid to halt a brewing crisis in the Niger Delta region arising from an alleged tenure elongation of the current members of the board of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, the House of Representatives has asked the Federal Government to adhere to the provisions of the Act establishing the body.

House of Reps wants federal polytechnic named after ex-VP Alex Ekwueme

The House of Representative has urged the federal government to immortalize late Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, by renaming the Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra State, after him

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Prisons Comptroller speaks on alleged ballot box snatching in Lagos

The Comptroller of Prisons, Lagos State Command, Tunde Ladipo, says there are no cases of ballot box snatching by political thugs in all the places his team visited during the Presidential and National Assembly elections in the state.
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Elections: We’re satisfied with process so far – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it is satisfied with the ongoing conduct of the elections so far from the reports it has received from the 36 states and FCT.

Election: Senator Shehu Sani loses polling unit with wide margin

Shehu Sani is seeking re-election to the Senate under the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) while Uba Sani is vying on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Malfunctioning smart card readers mars voting in llorin

Hundreds of eligible voters’ in several parts of Ilorin metropolis were unable to cast their votes at the commencement of voting on Saturday following malfunctioning of smart card readers.