Lovelyn Okelola

Lawan constitutes Conference Committee on PIB

Senate President Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday constituted the conference committee on the Petroleum Industry Bill. The members of the conference committee include: Senate Leader Yahaya Abdullahi – Chairman; Senators Mohammed Sabo – North West; Albert Bassey Akpan – South South; Danjuma Goje – North East; Opeyemi Bamidele – South West; …

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Four PDP Reps defect to APC

Four members of the House of Representatives elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from Zamfara State on Tuesday defected to the All Progressives Congress(APC). They cited the crisis within the party for their action They are Bello Hassan Shinkafi, Ahmed Bakura, Ahmed Shehu and Suleiman Gumi.htt …

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Clark, INC, others knock PIB as passed

Mixed reactions yesterday trailed the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) into law by the National Assembly. Afenifere, pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Ijaw National Congress (IJC) and Edwin Clark-led Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) faulted the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), describing it as a deception. Afenifere Secretary Chief Sola Ebiseeni said …

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Alleged N5.2b fraud: Court remands ex-JAMB Registrar, Ojerinde

Justice Egwuatu gave the ruling after Ojerinde, dressed in white native attire, was arraigned on an 18-count charge, marked: FHC/ABJ/CR/97/2021, in which he was accused, among others, of complicity in the diversion of public funds estimated at over N5.2billion.The prosecuting agency – the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences …

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Southern governors meet in Lagos after Asaba accord

Eight weeks after their meeting in Asaba, the Delta State capital, on May 11, 2021, 17 Southern governors again met in Alausa, Ikeja, the Lagos State capital, to deliberate on issues including open grazing ban, restructuring, fiscal federalism and the call for state police, amongst other national matters. “We welcome …

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