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National Assembly Passes N10.59Trn Budget For 2020 Fiscal Year

The Senate on Thursday  passed a federal budget of N10.59 trillion  for the 2020 fiscal year  in keeping with its major legislative agenda of returning the country’s budget cycle to a more predictable one as well as re-positioning the nation’s economy on the path of sustainable growth.. The passage of the annual 2020 budget before […]

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Senate Passes PPA 2007 Amendment Bills, To Pass 2020 Budget Thursday

The Senate on Wednesday during plenary passed the Public Procurement Act 2007 amendment bills even as it had scheduled the passage of the 2020 Appropriation Bill for Thursday, December 5, 2019 The passage of the Public Procurement bills by the upper chamber was sequel to presentation and consideration of the report of the Senate Committee […]

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Senate Tasks FG On Oil Sector Operations’ Computerization

The Senate has advised the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to initiate the process of computerising the nation’s oil sector in line with industry’s best practices globally. The upper chamber of the Legislature pointed out that computerization of the hydrocarbon resources industry would curb the multifaceted challenges associated with the oil and gas production, transportation and […]

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Senate Seeks Improved Funding For Border Communities’ Devt Agency

The Senate has urged the Federal Government to improve funding for the Border Community Development Agency (BCDA) to mitigate the communities’ under-development and improve the welfare of people living in border communities. The call for funding of BCDA was sequel to a motion sponsored by Sen. Sadiq Suleiman and co- sponsored by 21 other senators […]

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Governors Support 7.5% VAT, As Lawan Lists Finance Bill Benefits

State governors on Thursday expressed support for the Finance Bill, which seeks to increase Value Added Tax (VAT) from five per cent to 7.5 per cent, among other revenue generation and fiscal proposals. The Vice-chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF), Aminu Tambuwal, gave the governors’ position on the proposed hike of the VAT rate […]

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Reps Probe Transport Ministry, NIMASA Over Alleged $195Mn Contract Scam

The House of Representatives on Thursday directed its Committees on Marine and Institutions and Public Procurement to commence immediately a probe into the $195 million security contract allegedly awarded to an Israeli outfit to provide security and surveillance on Nigeria’s waterways. The probe of the contract awarded by the Ministry of Transportation was based on […]

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Senate Tasks FG On Nuclear Regulatory Authority’s Repositioning

The Senate has urged the Federal Government to re-position the Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority with a view to ensuring safety, security safeguards and physical protection of nuclear materials, including hazardous wastes in Nigeria. Similarly, the upper chamber also charged the executive arm of government to re-engineer and recognize the Nigerian Atomic Energy Commission, while calling […]

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Senate Plans Review Of Gas Flaring Penalties

The Senate has mandated its Committee on Gas to review upwards and recommend immediately penalties for defaulters of the nation’s gas flaring laws. The legislative move is intended to be a desirable step towards deterring abuses by operators and exploring the opportunities in the gas sub-sector of the hydrocarbon resources to national development advantage The […]

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NASS Will Demand Accountability In Power Sector Funding – Lawan

President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, has said that the Ninth National Assembly would demand for accountability and transparency in the power sector funding, especially in the application of funds that would be allocated in the 2020 budget. The lawmaker made this remark when the Managing Director of the Niger Delta Power Holding Company, […]

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Senate Confirms 15 NDDC Board Nominees, Rejects One

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed 15 out of the sixteen nominees forwarded by President Muhammadu Buhari to the National Assembly for confirmation as board members of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The nominees confirmed by the Senate include Dr. Pius Odubu (Edo), Chairman; Bernard Okumagba (Delta), Managing Director; Engr. Otobong Ndem (Akwa-Ibom), Executive Director […]