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UK Court Rejects Registration Of Ogoni Suit Judgment Against Shell

A United Kingdom court on Thursday dismissed the application by some leaders of Ejamah Ebubu community in Ogoniland to register the judgement of a Nigerian Federal High Court in the country for enforcement. Claimants had applied to register the judgement to enforce a N183 billion judgment sum, which they claimed was the judgement sum and the interest over the spill incident in the community in or about 1969, a spill Shell Petroleum Development Company said arose from third party activities during the Nigerian civil war. The company also said the…

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Senate Passes N10.59trn Budget For 2020 In Record Time

The Senate on Thursday made history with the passage of N10.59trn budget for the year 2020 in keeping with its major legislative agenda of returning the country’s budget cycle to a more predictable one as well as stabilizing the economy. The passage of the annual 2020 budget before the end of the 2019 fiscal year by the upper chamber signals the country’s return to a January – December budget cycle after decades of its disruption. The 2020 Appropriation Bill was passed into law after a clause by clause consideration of…

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Lawan Tasks Service Chiefs To Repel  Bandits Attacks 

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has called on the Service Chiefs and security agencies in the country to immediately swing into action by repelling the attacks and assaults by armed bandits on Nigerians across some states in the north. Lawan made the call on Wednesday after consideration of a motion brought to the floor by Senator Sani Musa (APC, Niger East). He said, “The motion we have just taken is a very serious one and I would urge the security agencies to act as quickly and expeditiously as possible…

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Senate To Pass 2020 Budget Thursday, Okays Public Procurement Amendment Bills

The Senate on Wednesday passed the Public Procurement Act 2007 amendment bills before the National Assembly. This was even as the President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, announced that the 2020 Appropriation bill before the National Assembly will be passed on 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 on Public Procurement. The three amendment bills are sponsored by Senators Shuaibu Isah (PDP, Taraba North); Uche Ekwunife (PDP, Anambra…

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Institute To Professionalise Transport Administration In Nigeria

  … Bello Says Infrastructure to Boost Transportation Sector   The President of the Chartered Institute of Transport Administration (CIoTA) Dr. Bashir Yusuf Jamoh has said that the Institute is set to professionalise all aspects of transportation industry in Nigeria for sustainable development.   Dr. Jamoh said this at the opening of a 3-Day National Transportation Summit organised by CIOTA at the Yar’ Adua Centre in Abuja with the theme “Unlocking the Potentials of Transportation for Sustainable Development.”   According to the CIoTA President, “with the recent assent of Mr.…

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Court Orders FG To Recover Pensions Collected By Akpabio, Saraki, Others,

……Directs AGF To Challenge States’ Pension Laws The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos in a landmark judgment has ordered the Federal Government to “recover pensions collected by former governors now serving as ministers and members of the National Assembly, and directed the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN to challenge the legality of states’ pension laws permitting former governors and other ex-public officials to collect such pensions.” A certified true copy of the judgment delivered last week was obtained yesterday. The judgment…

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AfCFTA Under Spotlight As Nigeria Hosts Forum On Agreement

Nigeria, which signed the landmark African Continental Free Trade Agreement in July, is this week hosting its national AfCFTA Forum on the “Effective Implementation of the AfCFTA for Industrialization and Inclusive Economic Development”.   The Forum, which runs from 5-6 December 2019 in Lagos, is being co-organized with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the European Union, the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA), and in collaboration with the African Union Commission (AUC).   This AfCFTA Forum will…

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Buhari Seeks Senate’s Nod For Zikrullah’s Led Hajj Commission

…Adjourns Plenary In Honour Of Dead House Of Reps Member The Senate on Tuesday received a request from President Muhammadu Buhari requesting the confirmation of appointment of the Chairman and Members of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON). The letter dated November 28, 2019, was read during the commencement of plenary by the President of Senate, Ahmad Lawan. The letter reads: “Pursuant to Section 3(2) of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) Act, 2006, I am pleased to forward for confirmation by the Senate the undercoated names of…

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With Border Closure Domestic Fuel Consumption Down By 30%, Says Buhari

Two months into closure of Nigeria’s land border to curb smuggling activities, especially rice, President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is betting on same measure to rekindle the agriculture sector. The government’s directive will save the country billions of naira on import bills. Receiving a delegation of Katsina State Elders Forum at his country home in Daura, the President said the country’s domestic fuel consumption had dropped by more than 30 per cent, following closure of land borders. President Buhari said he had not given any date for the reopening of the…

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Amaechi: Siting Transport University In Daura Not For Personal Gains

…..With Factory In Kajola, No Noise The Minister for Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, said he had no regrets siting the Transportation University in Daura. Amaechi said this at the ground breaking of the Transportation University in Daura, Katsina on Monday. ”When we sited the factory at Kajola, there was no noise, nobody debated about it, nobody abused us for it unlike the site for the University. Daura is in Nigeria, it is not in any other part of the world. It is not in Niger Republic, Biafra or Mali, it…

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