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2018 Budget: NASS Explains Inclusion Of More Funding For Primary Healthcare

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Health, Senator Lanre Tejuoso, has explained why the National Assembly, included funding for the Basic Healthcare Provision Fund (BHCPF) in the 2018 Appropriations Bill. In a press statement delivered to newsmen in Abuja, Senator Tejuoso stated that: “While the Executive did not include the BHCPF in the 2018 Appropriation Bill submitted to the National Assembly, the Senate embarked upon a phenomenal task of ensuring the inclusion of BHCPF in the 2018 appropriation and its effective implementation. “The Senate mandated its Committee on Appropriation to work…

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Court Adjourns Melaye’s Case Indefinitely On Health Condition

The trial of the senator representing Kogi West senatorial district in the senate, Dino Daniel Melaye in the alleged false information dissemination brought against him by the Federal Government suffered a major setback in Abuja. An Abuja high court trying the senator in the alleged offense adjourned the trial sine die (indefinitely) following the confirmation by the National Hospital, Abuja, which the lawmaker was on admission at the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital. Dino was billed to appear for trial yesterday but his lead counsel, Mr Rickey Tarfa (SAN),…

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Senate Passes 2018 Budget Without Minimum Wage, Subsidy

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriation, Senator Danjuma Goje, has said that no provision was made in the 2018 Budget for any increase in minimum wage during the year.   Goje made this known to briefing newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja shortly after the passage of the 2018 Appropriation Bill.   He said the failure to capture the wage in the budget may have been because deliberation on the issue had not been concluded by the Executive.   “The government has not brought it. I think that the issue of…

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Senate Passes Companies and Allied Matters Act, Pro-Business Reform Bill

……..28 Years After, Most Comprehensive Today, the 8th Senate made history with the passage of the repeal and re-enactment of the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA), which is the biggest business reform bill in Nigeria in over 28 years.   The Bill, heralds a new dawn for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) development in Nigeria, as the country will now join a select group of countries with attractive investment environments.   Speaking on the passage of the Bill at plenary, President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, stated that…

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Benue Youths Honour Dangote For Scholarship, Other CSR

Youth under the aegis of Community of Tiv Students Worldwide (CTS) have honoured the Dangote Cement Plant in Gboko, Benue State. President of the National Executive of the CTS Gever Terver who presented the Certificate of Honour to the Gboko Plant Director Jacinto Leyva Miranda described the award as a way of appreciating the philanthropic gestures of the Dangote Cement Company in the State. Some of the charity works of the company, he said include: The annual scholarship grant for host communities, provision of electricity, boreholes, Community Hospital, tricycles(Keke NAPEP)…

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Bonga Achieves 763m Oil Barrels Production Since Inception 2005

Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) delivered a total of 763 million barrels of oil from the Bonga field between first production in 2005 and 2017, while at the same expanding the field with further drilling of wells in Bonga Phases 2 and 3 and through a subsea tie-back that unlocked the nearby Bonga North West field in August 2014. “The success story at Bonga is not only that it is Nigeria’s first oil and gas production project in more than 1,000 metres of water, or that It increased…

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Religion 

CAN General Sec, Rev Musa Asake Dies In Abuja

THE General Secretary, Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Musa Asake, is dead. Although details of the death are still sketchy, our correspondent learnt that he died on Friday morning (today) in Abuja after an illness. The death of Asake came about two weeks after he led a nationwide protest called by CAN against the killing of Christians by suspected Fulani herdsmen. His brother and former member of the House of Representatives, Jonathan Asake, confirmed the death in an interview with The PUNCH. “Yes, he died this morning. We are right now…

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Appeal Court Clears FG For Senator Kashamu Extradition

The Court of Appeal has at last cleared the coast for the federal government for the extradition of a serving senator, Prince Buruji Kashamu to the United States of America to face trial in a drug related offence. The appellate court in a landmark judgment on May 4, 2018 voided and set aside all orders made by a federal high court between 2014 and 2017 restraining the government from proceeding with the extradition. Delivering judgment in an appeal filed by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice,…

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Atiku: Nigeria’s Exclusive List Must Be Reviewed

Former vice-president and presidential aspirant, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has described the current composition of the second schedule of Nigeria’s constitution as not development driven.   Alhaji Atiku made this declaration while speaking on the sidelines of the 10th anniversary symposium of Late Sen. Abraham Adesanya held at the Muson Centre, Lagos on Wednesday.   On his advocacy for a proper restructuring of Nigeria, the former vice-president noted that his approach towards achieving the restructuring agenda will be to review the contents of the Exclusive, Concurrent and Residual lists.   According…

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