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Following controversies that have greeted the Hate Speech Bill which passed first reading last week, Senate has distanced itself from the proposed legislation. Acting spokesperson for the red chamber, Senator Godiya Akwashiki, who declared the lawmakers’ stance in Abuja, said contrary to widespread impression, the bill was not the idea of the ninth Senate. Akwashiki […]

The Senate today approved the sum of ten billion naira loan refund for Kogi State amid stiff resistance from the opposition senators  as Committee on Local and Foreign Loans submitted its report on the issue. Chairman of the Committee said necessary findings conducted by his panel showed that due process was followed by the Kogi […]

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo today presided over the fourth Federal Executive Council session in the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari. The meeting was held at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Osinbajo first took charge of the meeting on October 23, 2019, while Buhari was in Sochi, for the Russia-Africa Economic Summit. He […]

The Senate Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariff is to probe the alleged extra-judicial killings by the Nigerian Custom Service since the closure of Nigeria’s land borders The resolution was sequel to a motion titled: “The Need to condemn the incessant excesses and the recent extra-judicial killings of people by men of the Nigerian Customs […]

The House of Representatives is calling for the separation of ecological fund from federal allocations accruable to states. Deputy Chief Whip of the House, Nkeiruka Onyejeocha who made the call said the suggestion became necessary to prevent governors from misappropriating the fund. The lawmaker regretted that the Federal Government releases ecological funds to states monthly, […]

A total of six hundred and ninety-three point five-two-nine billion naira has been shared to the three tiers of government for the month of September 2019. The fund shared by the Federation Account Allocation Committee in Abuja, comprised revenue from Value Added Tax, Exchange Gain and Gross Statutory Revenue in the month. A communiqué read […]

After three days of horse-trading, the Federal Government and the Organized Labour have reached an agreement on the consequential adjustments of the implementation of the new wage regime of thirty thousand naira. In the deal which was struck in the early hours of today, both parties agreed on giving workers between ten point five and […]

Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly has confirmed the nominations submitted by Governor Udom Emmanuel for appointment into the Local Government Service Commission, Law Reform Commission and State Independent Electoral Commission, AKISIEC. Under the new arrangement, the Local Government Service Commission has Mr Monday Eyo, the immediate past member representing Uyo in the House of […]

All things being equal, the number of political parties participating in elections in the country would be reduced from ninety one to five through legislation. This was the position of the 9th Senate in yesterday’s plenary at a meeting with the leadership of the Independent National Electoral Commission, led by its chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu. […]

Akwa Ibom State Government has proposed 597.800 billion Naira budget size for 2020, as against the 672.985 billion Naira budget of 2019. Governor Udom Emmanuel, who today presented the 2020 Appropriation Bill tagged the Budget of Industrialization for Poverty Alleviation Phase Two before the State House of Assembly, said the budget is predicated on an […]

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