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Reps Probe $8bn NNPC Oil Swap Deal Despite Row

The House of Representatives Wednesday resolved to constitute an ad-hoc committee to investigate alleged malpractices by Nigerian National Petroleum Cooperation (NNPC) in the $8 billion crude oil swap contracts involving five oil companies, but some members of the House objected to the probe. The contracts in question were brokered by …

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We’ll Criticise Buhari Constructively – PDP

  The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has vowed that it will continue to give constructive criticism of the government of President Muhammadu Buhari. Dr. Haliru Bello, Acting Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the party, made its views known after the board’s meeting in Abujaon Wednesday. It was …

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APC Suspends Ex-SSG, 17 Others In Kwara

All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State has suspended‎ from the party for one year Alhaji AbdulGaniyu Saka Cook Olododo, a former secretary to the state government and another chieftain of the party, Alhaji Tunde Saad. Other members suspended for six months are Mashood Dauda, Oba Sulaiman Asude‎, Mr Lukman Adeloyin, Alhaji Wahab Tobe and …

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Deploy Election Risk Management Tools To Other African Countries – Jega

After deploying successfully the Election Risk Management (ERM) tools for the 2015 general elections, Prof. Attahiru Jega, Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has recommended the rollout of the ERM tools in the management of elections in other African countries. According to Jega, who spoke during a workshop by …

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NASS Leadership Tussle: Senate Rejects Move To Read APC’s Letter

The Senate on Wednesday rejected a move by some APC senators to read the letter by the APC recommending some senators to occupy other principal officers of the senate. Sen. Gbenga Ashafa (APC-Lagos East), who relied on Order 15 of the Senate Standing Order, urged that the President of the …

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APC Leadership Crisis: Govs Invite Senators For Peace Talks

By Patrick Aigbokhan Following the leadership tussle currently ongoing among the All Progressives Congress (APC) senators at the National Assembly, state governors of the party have resolved to intervene to restore sanity and order among the senators. The state governors, who are currently expressing concern over the crisis, have therefore …

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Court Stops Wike, Assembly From Sacking 23 Council Chairmen In Rivers  

The National Industrial Court in Yenagoa has granted an interim injunction stopping Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike and the State House of Assembly from dissolving the 23 local government councils in the state. The court, presided over by Justice James Justice Agbadu-Fishim, also restrained the Attorney-General of the state and …

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Protesters Demand 60% Pay Cut For NASS Members, Political Appointees  

Protesters numbering about 60 gathered in front of the National Assembly complex on Tuesday to demand 60 percent cut in salaries and allowances of members of the 8th National Assembly and all political appointees in Nigeria. The protesters who gathered under the aegis of a civil society organisation, Conscience Nigeria, …

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PDP Is Rebranding, Holds BoT Meeting Wednesday

  The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Governors Forum (PDPGF) and Governor of Ondo State Olusegun Mimiko has said PDP is rebranding to offer very responsible and constructive opposition. Mimiko said on Tuesday in Abuja after a meeting of PDP governors in Abuja that the party is also reorganizing …

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NASS Principal Officers: APC Writes Saraki, Dogara, Approves Lawan, Gbajabiamila, Others  

Leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Friday wrote to the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki and the Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, to convey the party’s approval of Senator Ahmed Lawan and Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila as majority leaders in the two chambers of the 8th National Assembly …

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