Buhari submits list of 30 nominees for RMAFC Board for Senate confirmation

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the senate to confirm 30 nominees for the board of Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC). Buhari’s request was contained in a letter read by Senate President Bukola Saraki on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Wednesday. The president based his request on section 15 (41) of[...]

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Oshiomhole jibes- Saraki has been buried politically

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says Senate President Bukola Saraki’s loss shows that he has been buried politically. Oshiomhole spoke with state house correspondents at the presidential villa in Abuja on Wednesday. Although the national chairman did not mention any name, it was clear he was referring to the senate[...]

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Reps passes N30,000 as new minimum wage bill

The House of Representatives has passed the new National Minimum Wage bill, a day after conducting its public hearing. The Senate is expected to concur with the recommendations of the House when it returns from the elections break before transmitting to the president. President Buhari, in a letter read to the lawmakers by the Speaker,[...]

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Minimum wage Controversy: Workers boo Ngige, Yari at Reps hearing

The Nigeria Labour Congress yesterday, booed the chairman of Nigerian Governors Forum, NGF, Abdulazez Yari of Zamfara, and Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, while they made their submissions at the House of Representatives ad-hoc committee public hearing on the new minimum wage. The workers who stormed venue of the public hearing in[...]

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Senate adjourns till Feb. 19 to prepare for election

The Senate on Thursday adjourned plenary till Feb. 19, without considering the 2019 Budget. The senators would also use this period to prepare for the Feb. 16 Presidential and National Assembly elections. The recess is coming only two weeks after the National Assembly resumed from the Christmas break.

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Senate Confirms Appointment of Hamman-Tukur as NFIU Director

The Nigerian Senate has confirmed the appointment of Modibbo Hamman-Tukur as Director of the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU). On January 7, 2019, Buhari had announced the appointment of Hamman-Tukur as the NFIU Director, via a statement by Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity. In his remarks, Deputy Senate[...]

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Buhari rejects Revenue Mobilization bill, four others

President Muhammadu Buhari has again declined assent to five different bills transmitted to him by the National Assembly late last year. The National Assembly bills rejected by Buhari are, Maritime Security Operations Coordinating Board (Amendment) Bill, 2019 and the Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission (Amendment) Bill 2018. Others are Bankruptcy and Insolvency Bill 2018,[...]

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Protesters storm EFCC, demand probe of Akpabio

Protesters on Monday stormed the zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Wuse 2, Abuja, demanding the probe of a former Akwa-Ibom governor, Godswill Akpabio. The protesters under the aegis of Civil Society Groups for Accountability and Probity requested an investigation to be launched into what they described as the ”unlawful[...]

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Panama Papers: David Mark shuns FG panel, files suit to stop probe

A former Senate President, David Mark, has backtracked on his promise to appear before the Federal Government’s Special Presidential Investigation Panel for Recovery of Public Property over an allegation that he owns some offshore companies. It was learnt that instead of appearing before the panel, Mark filed a suit to challenge the legality of the[...]

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Police file charge against Melaye, to present eight witnesses

The Nigeria Police Force has filed a charge against Kogi West lawmaker, Senator Dino Melaye, for alleged illegal weapons possession. In the charge, which has been filed before the Federal High Court in Abuja, the police said a pump-action gun was recovered from Melaye’s house in July last year  during a search of his property[...]

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Melaye Continues Transit- moved from DSS facility to SARS offices

The police have moved senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, to the federal special anti-robbery squad office in Guzape district, Abuja. The police transferred the senator from their hospital to a Department of State Services health facility on Friday for treatment after he complained that he was not getting better. But the police hospital had[...]

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We didn’t arrest Dino Melaye – DSS

The Department of State Services has denied that its operatives abducted Sen. Dino Melaye as alleged in some media. A statement by the Public Relations Officer of the service, Mr Peter Afunanya, said that the police brought Dino to its medical facility. “The Service wishes to state that the information, as being misrepresented by sections[...]

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Saraki: Hold IGP responsible if anything happens to me

Senate President Bukola Saraki has asked Nigerian to hold the IGP responsible if anything happens to him or any member of his family. Saraki said this on Friday while speaking with journalists at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign headquarters in Abuja. He accused the IGP of trying to implicate him in criminal charges. “The[...]

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