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Senate rejects N15.6bn ministry’s budget over illegal company

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The upper chamber of the National Assembly yesterday rejected the N15.633 billion 2019 budget proposals of the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment over alleged illegal company floated by the ministry. The illegal company was discovered when the Minister of Industry, Trade, and Investment, Dr. Okechukwu Enelama appeared before the Senate Committee on Trade and Investment on Monday for ...

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Senate lauds Anambra for commitment to National Housing Scheme

National Housing Scheme

Senate Committee on Lands has hailed Anambra State government for their commitment towards partnering the Federal Government in the contribution to the National Housing Scheme. Chairman, Senate Committee on Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Banabas Gemade, said this when he led his committee on a courtesy visit to Governor Willie Obiano, at Governor’s Lodge, Amawbia, on Tuesday. Other members who ...

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Senate rates implementation of 1.5 trillion National Social Investment low

The Senate Thursday rated the implementation of the N1.5 trillion National Social Investment programme low. The upper chamber said that from all indications, it is obvious that Nigerians were not feeling the impact of the programme.

The Senate Thursday rated the implementation of the N1.5 trillion National Social Investment programme low. The upper chamber said that from all indications, it is obvious that Nigerians were not feeling the impact of the programme. It cautioned that the National Social Investment programme was gradually going the way of the disbanded Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P) of the ...

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Transparency International claims Saraki acquired his £15m UK properties from corruption proceeds

Transparency international claims Saraki acquired his £15m UK properties

Transparency International has accused the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, of acquiring his UK properties with proceeds of corruption worth £15 million. The properties are located at 7 and 8, Whittaker Street, Belgravia, London. According to Transparency International, the report was conducted by Unexplained Wealth Orders, a new investigative power designed to help law enforcement agencies act on corrupt ...

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Benue Killings: IGP gets a 14-day ultimatum to arrest culprits

Benue Killings: IGP gets a 14-day ultimatum to arrest culprits

The Senate has given the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mr Ibrahim Idris 14 days ultimatum to arrest and investigate the perpetrators of Benue killings. This position was sequel to the consideration of a report of the Senate Ad Hoc Committee on the Review of the Current Security Infrastructure in Nigeria. The committee had on Friday last week, visited  the state ...

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Senate panel partners Abuja magazine on ‘Housing Stock Deficit’

Senate panel partners Abuja magazine on 'Housing Stock Deficit'

“Housing Circuit Magazine in conjunction with the Senate Committee on Lands, Housing and Urban Development, National Assembly is hosting a two-day Conference on: Addressing Housing Stock Deficit in Nigeria: A Holistic View.”- The Guardian This brainstorming event is scheduled to hold at the Abuja Sheraton Hotel and Tower from September 26 -27. The Conference, according to the Clerk of the ...

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Senate rejects Land Use Act removal

Family petitions Amosun over forceful eviction by a land grabber

“In a major blow to economic reforms and wealth creation in the country, the Senate on Wednesday rejected the proposal for the deletion of Land Use Act from the 1999 Constitution.”- Business Day The Land Use Act is seen as one of the biggest impediments to converting land resources into individual wealth in the country as it hinders the transferability ...

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Senate Proposes One House, One Tree Policy In Abuja

tree in a house

Every house in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) may now have to have at least one tree planted in its compound. Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello, the Minister of FCT, has been directed to enforce the directive with immediate effect. The Independent reports that the Senate Committee on FCT which gave the directive on Thursday also disclosed that arrangement has been ...

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National Building Code: Senate Pledges Speedy Passage

Senator Bukola Saraki speaking on national building code

To forestall increasing cases of building collapse in the country, the Senate has promised a speedy passage of all necessary legal frameworks on the revised National Building Code.- The Guardian. The Guardian also reports that Senate President, Bukola Saraki gave the assurance, while declaring open the public hearing by the Senate Committee on Lands, Housing and Urban Development on “The ...

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