Afghanistan: US Vows To Complete Evacuations As Attack Claims 90 People

Afghanistan: US Vows To Complete Evacuations As Attack Claims 90 People

President Joe Biden says the US airlift from Kabul will continue despite a jihadist attack that killed over 90 people including 13 US service members. “We must complete this mission and we will,” he said. He also vowed to hunt...
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National Assembly Lauds CAC Reform Initiatives

National Assembly Lauds CAC Reform Initiatives

The National Assembly has commended the reform initiatives of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) geared towards improving ease of doing business initiative of the Federal Government.  A statement issued by CAC Head of Media Unit, Rashee...
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NCC, NASS To Determine Electronic Voting Process

NCC, NASS To Determine Electronic Voting Process

The Senate on Thursday passed the Electoral Act Amendment Bill 2021.  The passing of the bill followed clause by- clause consideration and adoption of recommendations of report of the Joint Committee on INEC at plenary on Thursday.  It amended clause...
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Senate Approves Buhari’s $1.5b, €995m External Loan Requests

Senate Approves Buhari’s $1.5b, €995m External Loan Requests

The Senate on Wednesday approved $1.5billion and €995million external loan requests From President Mohammadu Buhari.  The approval was sequel to the consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debts presented by its Chairman...
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Reps C’ttee Seeks N50b Bailout For Airlines

Reps C’ttee Seeks N50b Bailout For Airlines

The Nigerian House of Representatives Committee on Aviation has called for N50billion bailout for airlines in Nigeria as part of measures to prevent the industry from total collapse.   Briefing Journalists on Monday, the Chairman of the committee,&nb...
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Senate Committee Drills Justice Ministry Over N2b Budget For Legal Services

Senate Committee Drills Justice Ministry Over N2b Budget For Legal Services

The Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, on Monday drilled officials of the Ministry of Justice over N2 billion it proposed to spend on legal services in 2021. The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice,...
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Senate Rejects N4b Bailout For Aviation Sector

Senate Rejects N4b Bailout For Aviation Sector

The Senate Committee on Aviation has rejected the proposed N5 billion bailout for airline operators and other businesses in Nigeria’s aviation sector. According to the Committee, the proposed bailout is  grossly inadequate to make any meaningful im...
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Gbajabiamila Meets Buhari, Embarks On `Legislative Diplomacy’ To Ghana

Gbajabiamila Meets Buhari, Embarks On `Legislative Diplomacy’ To Ghana

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met behind closed door with Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, at the State House, Abuja.   Speaking to State House correspondents at the end of the meeting, Gbajabiamila stated that he was in the...
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Lagos Assembly Summons Sanwo-Olu’s Chief Of Staff, Others Over State’s Three Helicopters

Lagos Assembly Summons Sanwo-Olu’s Chief Of Staff, Others Over State’s Three Helicopters

The Lagos State House of Assembly has asked Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to explain the whereabouts of three helicopters belonging to the state government. The matter was raised during plenary on Monday sequel to the Matter of Urgent Public Importance moved...
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Senate Queries DPR Over N44.5b Remittance, N2.4trillion Revenue

Senate Queries DPR Over N44.5b Remittance, N2.4trillion Revenue

Representatives of Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) were queried by the Senate on Friday for remitting only N44. 5 billion into the Consolidated Revenue Fund in 2019 out of N2.4 trillion generated.   This is as heads of many of...
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NDDC Boss:N40b Not Missing, Not Misappropriated

NDDC Boss:N40b Not Missing, Not Misappropriated

The Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Prof. Kemebradikumo Pondei,  on Thursday insisted that N40 billion was not missing from the commission’s account neither has it been misappropriated. Pondei, while addressing jo...
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NDDC Boss, Others Walk Out On Lawmakers

NDDC Boss, Others Walk Out On Lawmakers

The acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Company (NDDC) Prof. Kemebradikumo Pondei and his team on Thursday walked out on legislators investigating the alleged N40 billion irregular expenditure in the commission.Pondei stormed out of the hea...
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Senate Passes Bills To Establish University of Technology Auchi,  Maritime University, Okerenkoko

Senate Passes Bills To Establish University of Technology Auchi, Maritime University, Okerenkoko

The Senate on Wednesday passed a bill seeking to establish the Nigeria Maritime University, Okerenkoko in Delta State.  Also passed were two bills to establish the University of Technology, Auchi, Edo State; and Federal College of Education, Giwa, Kaduna ...
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Buhari Directs Release Of 50% Of Capital Expenditure, Signs N10.8tr Revised 2020 Budget

Buhari Directs Release Of 50% Of Capital Expenditure, Signs N10.8tr Revised 2020 Budget

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law the revised N10.8 trillion 2020 budget, and directed the release of at least 50 per cent of the approved 2020 revised capital expenditure to Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). The News Agency of...
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