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January, 2018

 

PEACE CORPS: GROUP DRAGS IGP IDRIS, AGF BEFORE REPS FOR DISOBEYING COURT ORDERS

PEACE CORPS: GROUP DRAGS IGP IDRIS, AGF BEFORE REPS FOR DISOBEYING COURT ORDERS nassnewsng.com Coalition of Civil Society Organizations for Justice and Equity (Coalition-JE), an umbrella body of different indigenous Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the country, has petitioned the Nigerian House of Representatives, over what it described as “total disregard of court judgements” by the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris. Hon. Rita Orji, member representing Ajeromi/Ifelodun federal constituency of Lagos State, at the commencement of Wednesday’s plenary, submitted a 4-page strong worded petition on behalf of the groupRead More


$16 BILLION EGINA PROBE: SAMSUNG HEAVY INDUSTRIES CONTRACT VARIED FROM $3.1BILLION TO $3.5BILLION

$16 BILLION EGINA PROBE: SAMSUNG HEAVY INDUSTRIES CONTRACT VARIED FROM $3.1BILLION TO $3.5BILLION nassnewsng.com Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), one of the major companies handling the $16 Billion Total Upstream Nigeria Limited Egina Deep Sea oil project had its contract of about $3.1billion varied to $3.5Billion in one of the numerous variations in the cost of the deep sea oil project. This revelation came to light when executives of the Korea company including Dr. Imo J Imo, the Chief Operating Officer, Mr.Cheal Jeong, the project manager and Mr. Dea Shin togetherRead More


(GGM) NAPIMS / NNPC SLAMS SENATOR OVER PROVOCATIVE STATEMENTS

(GGM) NAPIMS / NNPC SLAMS SENATOR OVER PROVOCATIVE STATEMENTS nassnewsng.com There was mild drama yesterday at the resumption of the Senate hearing into the local content and cost variation investigation on the Egina Oilfield Project. Senator Solomon Adeola, the Chairman of the AdHoc Committee has indicated in his remarks that he would examine documents submitted by Total Nigeria Plc and NAPIMS / NNPC to ensure there was no backdating to documents to cover misdeeds. Apparently irked by Senator Adeola’s remarks, the Group General Manager of NAPIMS / NNPC Mr. RolandRead More


STAFF SLAPS SENATOR INSIDE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

STAFF SLAPS SENATOR INSIDE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY nassnewsng.com It’s surprising that the Ekiti Former Deputy Governor, Female lawmaker, the senate deputy minority whip and PDP Governorship Aspirant, Senator Abiodun Olujimi ‘got slapped’ by a NASS staff on Monday in National Assembly. Trouble started when Senator Olujimi, who was on her way to the subsidy hearing, sighted the PASAN member in the elevator reserved for lawmakers. The Lifts in the assembly are installed in pairs, one reserved for lawmakers (Senators and House of Representatives members), and another for other users with boldRead More


OYO 2019: LAWMAKERS ENDORSE AKINTOLA

LAWMAKERS ENDORSE AKINTOLA nassnewsng.com Ahead of the All Progressives Congress, APC, primary to pick its candidate for the 2019 governorship election, lawmakers in the Oyo State House of Assembly have endorsed one of the aspirants for the ticket, Chief Adeniyi Akintola, SAN. The lawmakers spoke about Chief Akintola in glowing terms during his recent visit to the House of Assembly. Chief Akintola was a member of the Oyo State House of Assembly between 1991/ 92 and served as Deputy Speaker and Chairman, Oyo State House of Assembly Committee on PublicRead More


SARAKI TASKS IMMIGRATION BOSS ON AVAILABILITY OF PASSPORT BOOKLETS

SARAKI TASKS IMMIGRATION BOSS ON AVAILABILITY OF PASSPORT BOOKLETS President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Monday, urged the authorities of the Nigeria Immigration Service to work to ensure the availability of the international passport in view of the hardships often encountered by Nigerians who daily apply for the document. Saraki who gave the charge while commissioning a new passport office at the National Assembly, described as worrisome a situation where Nigerians who apply for international passports have to wait for a long time before the passports areRead More


SARAKI REMEMBERS EKWUEME, DESCRIBES HIM AS ‘A MAN OF COURAGE’*

SARAKI REMEMBERS EKWUEME, DESCRIBES HIM AS ‘A MAN OF COURAGE’* nassnewsng.com The President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has described late Vice-President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, as a man of courage who always put Nigeria first. In a post on his Facebook page, which highlighted his comments delivered at the Night of Tribute and Songs organized in honour of the late statesman, Saraki remembered his first encounters with Dr. Ekwueme during his teenage years. The Senate President said: “Tonight, it was a great honour to speak at the NightRead More


$16 BILLION EGINA PROBE FALLOUT: NATIONAL ASSEMBLY TO AMEND LOCAL CONTENT ACT

$16 BILLION EGINA PROBE FALLOUT: NATIONAL ASSEMBLY TO AMEND LOCAL CONTENT ACT nassnewsng.com As the investigation into the local content component and cost variations of the Total Upstream Nigeria Limited $16 Billion Egina Deep Sea Oil Project continues, the Senate has declared that there is an urgent need to amend the Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry Content Development (NOGICD) Act, 2010 as its is currently not achieving the aims for which it was enacted with Nigeria and Nigerians being the big losers. The chairman of the Senate Ad-Hoc Committee onRead More


DEJI TINUBU: SENATOR ADEOLA COMMISERATE WITH AMBODE, TINUBU FAMILY

DEJI TINUBU: SENATOR ADEOLA COMMISERATE WITH AMBODE, TINUBU FAMILY nassnewsng.com Senator Solomon Adeola (APC, Lagos West), the chairman of Senate Committee on Local Content has commiserated with Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and the entire Tinubu family on the unfortunate demise of Mr. Deji Tinubu, the Special Adviser to Governor Ambode on Industry, Commerce and Cooperatives. In a condolence message Senator Adeola said he was deeply shocked and saddened by the sudden passage of an illustrious and progressive Lagosian while serving the state stressing that Tinubu’s demise at this time is aRead More


BENUE INDIGENS PROTESTED IN NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

BENUE INDIGENS PROTESTED IN NATIONAL ASSEMBLY nassnewsng.com Some indigenes of Benue State have taken their search for justice for victims of herdsmen killings to the National Assembly. They took their protest to the legislature, occupying the entrance of the National Assembly, on Thursday, 48 hours after both chambers of the lawmakers debated the issue. The protesters demanded that both the Senate and the House of Representatives speed up their investigations, and ensure that all those behind the killings face the law. The Deputy Minority leader of the House of Representatives,Read More