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NDDC probe: HEDA faults NASS, calls for public inquiry

An anti-corruption group, the Human and Environmental Development Agenda, (HEDA Resource Centre) has described the current probe of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) by the National Assembly as an attempt to delude Nigerians. HEDA in a statement signed by its Chairman, Olanrewaju Suraju said the federal government should take two important steps to ensure […]

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Service Chiefs: No Executive/Legislature rift – NASS

Against the belief in some quarters that there is a rift between the Executive arm of government and the Legislature, members of the National Assembly Thursday said there was no such rift. Senator Adamu Aliero representing Kebbi Central Senatorial District and Senator Bamidele Opeyemi representing also Ekiti Central Senatorial District denied Thursday that there was […]

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774,000 jobs: NASS halts peace talks with Buhari

…Reps ask finance ministry not to release funds The Senate, yesterday, put in abeyance the peace talks the leadership of the National Assembly had with President Muhammadu Buhari on the contentious public works programme, aiming at giving 774,000 temporary jobs to Nigerians. Consequently, the apex legislative Chamber insisted on its earlier position that the Minister […]

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Jos monarchs storm NASS over rift with Police

Traditional rulers from the Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State, yesterday, stormed the Senate to complain about refusal by the Nigerian Police Force to pay compensation on the land it acquired from them about 50 years ago. The traditional rulers had through their representative in the Senate, Istifanus Gyang, earlier submitted a petition […]

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Buhari snubs NASS, backs minister on 774,000 jobs

President Muhammadu Buhari has thrown his weight behind the bid by the executive arm of government to take full charge of the recruitment of 774,000 young Nigerians under the Special Public Works Programme.   Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Mr. Festus Keyamo (SAN), who disclosed this yesterday, said he had got the nod […]

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NASS suspends recruitment of 774,000 Nigerians

…summons Labour Minister Senate dares Buhari to go to court The face-off between the legislative and executive arms of government over recruitment of 774,000 persons into the public works programme, took another dimension yesterday, as the National Assembly summarily ordered the suspension of the programme. The parliament has also summoned the Minister of Labour and […]

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774,000 recruitment: NASS leadership to resolve rift with minister

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has said the leadership of the House has commenced moves to resolve the face-off between the National Assembly and the Minister of State for Labour, Productivity and Employment, Mr. Festus Keyamo, over the recruitment of 774,000 Nigerian youths by the Federal Government. Gbajabiamila, who gave […]