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New EFCC Headquarters: Another milestone in anti corruption war – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari today commissioned the new Economic and Financial Crimes Commision’s office Headquarters and said it is another milestone in the determined and collective fight against corruption. Read the full speech here: SPEECH BY HIS EXCELLENCY, MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, AT THE COMMISSIONING OF EFCC HEADQUARTERS IN ABUJA, TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2018   PROTOCOLS:  This is another milestone in our determined and collective fight against corruption.   2.     Throughout my journey in national service and since 2015, I have made a very conscious decision to pursue a vigorous fight against corruption in public life.   3.    ...

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Atiku’s proposal on sale of refineries is anti people – Group

  The recent proposal by former vice-president Alhaji Abubakar Atiku to privatize oil and gas sector, especially the country’s refineries, has been described as callous and anti-people. Atiku, a presidential aspirant on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had said that he would embark on this privatization excercise if he is elected President in the2019 elections. The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) however says it finds unpalatable “the texture of this proposal at this point in the development trajectory of our country.” The group says it is “rather simplistic for any presidential contender with avowed love of the mass...

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We are committed to passing fiscal, host communities components of PIB – Dogara

…Says Nigeria lost billions of dollars over failure to reform oil & gas industry   The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has stated that the new petroleum industry bill that the National Assembly is processing will enable Nigeria to operate at standards and levels of efficiency expected of a twenty first century oil and gas industry.   He also added that as it currently stands, even the government recognises that the industry can no longer meet its aspirations and those of key stakeholders.   Hon Dogara said these while declaring a public hearing on Petroleum...

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House of Reps: Deputy Speaker presides over plenary proceedings, Tuesday, 15th May 2018

Plenary proceedings of the House of Representatives for Tuesday, May 15, 2018. The Deputy Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Yussuff Lasun presiding   After leading the opening prayer, the Deputy Speaker went on to examine and approve plenary votes and proceedings for Wednesdy, May 9 2018   MATTERS OF URGENT PUBLIC IMPORTANCE 1. Hon. Betty Apiafi Moved the Motion on the issue of the attack on the Judiciary in Rivers State on Friday, 11th May, 2018 by suspected hoodlums aided by men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad. In the time the siege lasted Judicial workers were harassed and...

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President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in Auyo, Jigawa State, declared that Nigeria’s agricultural revolution is real and on course. Speaking at an event to mark the commencement of the rehabilitation and expansion of the 6,000-hectare Hadejia Valley irrigation project, President Buhari assured Nigerians that his administration would sustain the positive momentum in the sector by implementing the right policies and providing the needed financial resources for people-oriented projects. The President, who is in Jigawa State for a two-day working visit, expressed delight that the Federal Government’s economic diversification and inclusive growth programmes were yielding positive results, particularly in key food-producing...

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