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Reps Urge Buhari to Declare State of Emergency on Power Sector

By Orkula Shaagee, Abuja Members of the House of Representatives, yesterday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency in the country’s power sector. The lawmakers took the decision following a motion of Urgent Public Importance by Nnolim Nnaji (PDP, Enugu) during the plenary. Nnolim, in the motion tagged, “Urgent

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Reps Direct Clampdown on Dubious Garri, Meat Vendors

The House of Representatives has directed National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration Control (NAFDAC) and the Federal Ministry of Health, to constantly monitor food vendors and processors across the country, to guard against highly toxic food processing practices.The House gave the directive, after adopting a motion of Urgent National Importance, moved by

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Reps Order NERC, Discos to Suspend Tariff Hike

By Orkula Shaagee, Abuja The House of Representatives, through its committee on Power has directed the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to suspend its planned electricity tariff  increment. The electricity regulatory body had earlier announced planned hike which will take effect from April. The committee chaired by Aliyu Magaji made the announcement

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Atiku, Reps Differ on Six- year Single Term for President, Governors

By Orkula Shaagee, Abuja A former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has declared support for a bill rejected by lawmakers yesterday. Abubakar, however, said by rejecting the bill, the lawmakers missed an opportunity to positively affect a change in our democratic order. “in view of the challenges facing our current democratic order, especially

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ICPC Declares Reps Member Wanted Over Constituency Projects

By Titus Harrison, Abuja The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has declared a member of the House of Representatives, Shehu Koko wanted. ICPC in a statement issued by its Director, Public Enlightenment, Rasheedat Okoduwa, said Koko, who represents Maiyama/Koko/Besse Federal Constituency, was declared wanted because he failed

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