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We won’t condone abuse of N350 billion natural resources fund – Dogara

  The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has disclosed that the parliament will not condone diversion or abuse, in whatever guise, of the N350 billion natural resources funds to areas that are outside its core mandate.   Speaking in the National Assembly, at the investigative hearing of the adhoc committee on the Utilisation of N350 billion natural resources fund and a financial window for the development of the solid minerals sector and the need to ascertain federal government’s investment and proceeds from solid minerals and steel development, he added that the House of Representatives will...

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Lawmakers queries NEMA boss Maihaja over rejection of rice donation for IDPs, use of public funds to purchase tonnes of rice

The House of Representatives has queried the National Emergency Food Programme over its rejection of an offer by the World Food Programme (WFP) to donate rice to internally displaced persons but proceeded to use public funds to purchase 5000 metric tonnes of rice for the same purpose and handed over them to WFP.   The lawmakers argued that it is questionable that rather than convince the international agency to patronise local rice processors in the country in order to generate income for the country and boost agriculture, NEMA decided to provide the requested rice to WFP for free.  ...

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Ramadan: Pray for peace, stability in Nigeria, Dogara urges Muslims

As the Muslim Ummah all over the world begin the Ramadan fast, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has urged the faithful in Nigeria to use the period to pray for peace, unity, security, socio-economic development and political stability of  the country.   In a statement to mark the commencement of this year’s Ramadan, the Speaker also enjoined them to imbibe the spirit of forgiveness, self-discipline, tolerance, righteousness and sympathy for the less privileged in the society which the Ramadan fast teaches and promotes.   While describing Ramadan as a period for spiritual rejuvenation and enrichment, Dogara enjoined Nigerians...

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There are millions of Nigerians who are not corrupt – Dogara

.. Says National Assembly helped fund new EFCC head office project. Goodwill message delivered by His Excellency Rt.  Hon. Yakubu Dogara,  Speaker House of Representatives Federal Republic of Nigeria at the official commissioning of new headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday May 15, 2018 It’s such an honour to stand here before you, indeed before Mr. President and on behalf of the National Assembly to deliver this goodwill message on this important day of the commissioning of the Head Office of the E.F.C.C. For me it’s a fulfillment of a long desire. When I first...

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EGRP Focus Labs’ Projects expected to create 500,000 new jobs – VP Osinbajo

*Says Buhari administration working hard to ensure Nigeria’s economic prosperity *Adds: Lab has ‘largely achieved what it set out to do’, will usher a brighter future for the country *Labs identified $22.5 billion in private investments from 164 projects “The ERGP Focus Labs have succeeded in identifying more than US$22.5 billion in private investments from about 164 projects, which can be unlocked. Of this amount, USD $10.9 billion of them are what we call ‘Most Ready’ projects, that is, we are almost sure to unlock these projects and accelerate their delivery by the private sector. These projects are forecast...

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