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Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

 

BAYELSA ASSEMBLY MOVES AGAINST OPEN GRAZING

BAYELSA ASSEMBLY MOVES AGAINST OPEN GRAZING The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has begun public hearing on a bill seeking to outlaw open grazing as part of efforts to check the incidence of clashes between farmers and cattle rearers. Entitled Cattle Breeding, Rearing, Marketing, Regulation and Control 2017, the piece of legislation was sponsored by the House Leader, Peter Peretotubo Akpe (Sagbama 1). Presenting an overview of the bill, he pointed out that the proposal was aimed at solving a lot of challenges, hence the need to incorporate direct professionalRead More


SARAKI REACTS TO APPEAL COURT JUDGEMENT

SARAKI REACTS TO APPEAL COURT JUDGEMENT The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has reacted to the decision of the Appeal Court sending him back to the Code of Conduct Tribunal to answer to three charges on false asset declarations. Mr. Saraki said he is vindicated by the decision of the court to strike out 15 of the 18 charges levelled against him. The Nigerian government had appealed the acquittal of the Senate President earlier this year by the CCT. The tribunal had dismissed all 18-count allegations of false and anticipatory declarationRead More


IMO SPEAKER HALTS ENTITLEMENTS OF PRINCIPAL OFFICERS

IMO SPEAKER HALTS ENTITLEMENTS OF PRINCIPAL OFFICERS The Speaker of Imo State House of Assembly, Acho Ihim, yesterday ordered that all financial entitlements of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) principal officers with the exception of the Minority Leader, Ken Agbim, be stopped. He cited paucity of funds for the action. The speaker of the All Progressives Congress (APC)-dominated chamber said: “Due to paucity of funds at the Imo House of Assembly, we reduce the recognition in financial terms of all principal officers of the minority party. Henceforth, only the MinorityRead More


SENATE FROWNS AT EXPATRIATES TAKING OVER NIGERIAN JOBS

SENATE FROWNS AT EXPATRIATES TAKING OVER NIGERIAN JOBS Chief Kayode Odunaro The Senate through its Local Content Committee has frowned at the practice of foreign companies operating in Nigeria flouting the laws on local content as enshrined in the Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry Content Development Act of 2010 thereby denying Nigerians employment as well as leading to massive capital flight. Senator Solomon Adeola (Lagos West) , the chairman of the Senate Local Content Committee while addressing Mr. Joan Mikhail, the Managing Director of Delattre Bezons Nigeria Limited and hisRead More


MYOWNRESTRUCTURING: 8 THINGS THE SENATE PRESIDENT, DR. ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, SAID TO NORTHERN SENATORS IN KATSINA

#MYOWNRESTRUCTURING: 8 THINGS THE SENATE PRESIDENT, DR. ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, SAID TO NORTHERN SENATORS IN KATSINA 1. ON APPROACHING ‘RESTRUCTURING’ WITH OPEN MINDS “It is perhaps understandable if some in this gathering find the clamourous debate about restructuring a little irksome. We are, after all, meeting in a region that is, for want of a better word, beleaguered. In this region of ours – hurt and wounded by the cataclysm of insurgency and other problems – talk of restructuring can seem a bit fanciful. Nonetheless, we must face all issuesRead More