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Senate President, Speaker Intervene In Ex-Legislative Aides’ Severance Pay Delay

The leadership of the Senate and House of Representatives on Monday waded into the non-payment of severance allowances for legislative aides who served in the Eighth National Assembly between 2015 and 2019. President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan and Speaker of House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, met the relevant agencies of government led by the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed. The meeting, which was held behind closed doors, was attended by principal officers of the Senate and House of Representatives. Also present at the…

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Lagos Safe For All Law-Abiding Residents, Visitors, Says Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has reiterated the government’s commitment to the safety of residents and visitors to the State, following the arrest of some Boko Haram suspects. The Governor, in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, praised the gallantry of officers of the 81 Division of the Nigerian Army who foiled an attempted attack on one of the universities in Lagos. Referring to the operation that led to the arrest of the Boko Haram suspects by the military operatives, the Commissioner maintained…

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NASS Will Demand Accountability In Power Sector – Lawan

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said the Ninth National Assembly will insist on accountability and transparency in the power sector, particularly in the application of funds proposed for it in the 2020 budget. Lawan stated this on Monday when the Managing Director of the Niger Delta Power Holding Company, Joseph Chiedu Ugbo, led a delegation on a visit to the National Assembly, Abuja. According to Lawan, the Senate and House Committees through the instrument of oversight will ensure the prudent application of all funds channeled to the power…

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Buhari Assents To Amended Deep Offshore Bill In London

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed a measure to change the country’s agreements with multinational oil companies to significantly increase the share of offshore oil revenue it takes. “This afternoon I assented to the bill amending the Deep Offshore (and Inland Basin Production Sharing Contract) Act,” Buhari said in a statement on Twitter. “Nigeria will now receive its fair, rightful and equitable share of income from our own natural resources for the first time since 2003,” he added. It is not clear whether the measure will take immediate effect…

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Buhari’s Active Diplomacy Is A Big Plus, Not A Problem

By Garba Shehu Roughly three years ago, President Muhammadu Buhari visited the Kingdom of Morocco. He asked King Mohammed VI to give Nigeria from their rich phosphate mineral so that fertilizer can be produced here at home for the teeming farming population. Agreement reached, President Buhari set up a Presidential Fertiliser Initiative in his office. Three years down the road, 24 moribund blending plans are now working, providing 100,000 direct and indirect new jobs to Nigerians. The cost of fertilizer is down by more than 50 percent. Nigeria makes a…

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Mining Ministers, Commissioners, Stakeholders Storm Ekiti

…..As State Hosts Council On Mining And Minerals Resources Devt No fewer than 3,000 critical stakeholders in the mining sector, drawn from the 36 states will converge on Ado- Ekiti, Ekiti State Capital on this week  as the  third edition of the National Council on Mining and Mineral Resources Development (NCMMRD) takes place between Wednesday and Friday. The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Arc Olamilekan Adegbite and the Minister of State for Mines and Steel, Dr Uchechukwu Ogah will be leading  state commissioners and Permanent Secretaries in charge of…

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BELLSTECH Graduates Over 1000 Students At 11th Convocation

………Confers honorary degrees on two eminent Africans Bells University of Technology, Ota, Ogun State has turned out a total of 1,049 students at its eleventh convocation ceremony held at the weekend. The graduating students which cut across the four colleges in the university had a total of 404 undergraduates, 533 direct entry students and 116 postgraduates. Speaking at the ceremony, the Chancellor of the university, Alhaji Ahmed Joda said investing in the lives of the young ones is basically endorsing the bright future of the country. “At Bells University of…

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UBA Commits To Creating Superior Value For Customers

…Launches Self-Printing Debit Card Machine At Flag Off Of Trade Fair Pan African financial institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) have announced that it is committed to continued investment in cutting edge technology for efficient and improved service delivery to its customers and by extension the business community. The Chief Executive Officer, UBA Africa, Victor Osadolor, made the disclosure during a well-attended flag off ceremony of the 2019 Lagos International Trade Fair (LITF), in which UBA is the headline sponsor. The event, which held at the Tafawa Balewa Square, had in attendance distinguished guests,…

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Heritage Bank Convenes Strategic Agribusiness Meeting With Sumitomo Corporation

Nigeria is at the threshold of the much-needed agricultural revolution, as food production remains a significant challenge all over the world, hence whilst, Heritage Bank Plc is forming alliance to further create formidable partnership arrangements with Sumitomo Corporation that will lead to impactful agribusiness within the segments of the agricultural value chain. This relationship that is focused on mechanisation and agribusiness will complement the efforts of the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) to fast track development of the agricultural sector and enhance national food security.   With Sumitomo Corporation Nigeria is…

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Senate President Commiserates With Maiduguri Market Fire Victims ictims

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has commiserated with the victims of the recent fire outbreak in a major market in Maiduguri, Borno state.   Several shops and properties were reportedly destroyed in the incident at Kasuwar Jagol, a major GSM phone market in the ancient city.   Lawan sympathises with the Borno State government, traders and artisans who lost properties in the unfortunate incident.   He also commended the personnel of the state fire service who promptly intervened to salvage the situation.   The Senate President applauded the announcement…

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