Senate recovers N140bn from banks, 60 companies

OrderPaperToday – The Senate Joint Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariff and Marine Transport has recovered a sum of N 140 billion naira from remittances made by collection banks and 60 companies due to leakages and irregularities in the Nigerian Customs Service. The investigation involved the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Nigerian Maritime Administration and safety…

$25billion: How NNPC resisted investigation of contracts – Reps

By Lizzy Chirkpi OrderPaperToday – The $25 billion contract scandal in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has assumed another dimension as the House of Representatives has explained how moves to investigate the Direct Sales Direct Purchase (DSDP) scheme were resisted. Chairman, House of Representatives ad-hoc committee on Review of Pump Price of Premium Motor Spirit…

Reps refers N222bn FCT budget for passage

OrderPaperToday – Federal lawmakers in the House of Representatives on Tuesday commenced legislative works on the general principles of a bill seeking to authorise funds from the Consolidated Revenue Account of the federation for the Federal Capital Territory Administration amid intrigues. The document, ‘A Bill for an Act to Authorise the issue from the Federal Capital Territory Administration…

N85bn: Reps moves to investigate NIGCOMSAT 

By Lizzy Chirkpi OrderPaperToday – The House of Representatives has mandated its committee on information technology to determine the cause of non-patronage of the Nigeria Communications Satellite Limited (NIGCOMSAT) by Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAS) of government and proffer solutions. The committee is to report back within four (4) weeks for further legislative action. This was…

Reps to probe national primary healthcare Agency 

OrderPaperToday – The House of Representatives has mandate its Committee on Healthcare Services to investigate the operations of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency to ascertain its level of compliance with the Sustainable Development Goals and report back within six (6) weeks for further legislative action. The House also urged the Federal Government to establish Primary…

Controversy trails 2018 budget as Dogara reads ’empty’ MTEF

OrderPaperToday – A fresh controversy seems to be brewing over the yet to be submitted 2018 budget as the House of Representatives on Tuesday learnt of the 2018-2020 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP) without the usual key benchmarks. The MTEF apart from detailing the government’s fiscal direction usually lists key benchmarks on oil…

Controversy trails 2018 budget as Reps receive ’empty’ MTEF

OrderPaperToday – A fresh controversy is brewing over the yet to be submitted 2018 budget as the House of Representatives on Tuesday read out the 2018-2020 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP) without the usual key benchmarks. The MTEF apart from detailing the government’s fiscal direction usually lists key benchmarks on oil production, cut-off…

3years after devastating lead poisoning, 30 communities languish in anguish – Senate

By Damilola Adeniran OrderPaperToday – The Senate has raised the alarm that some 30 communities in Zamfara State continue to suffer the impacts of a devastating lead poisoning three years after the occurrence. The red chamber has accordingly summoned the Minister of Solid Minerals, Dr. Kayode Fayemi to appear before it in plenary to deliver a…

Abaribe in trouble as court stalls attempt to dump Nnamdi Kanu  

OrderPaperToday – Senator Enyinaya Abaribe, (PDP, Abia) has appealed to the Federal High Court in Abuja to relieve him as one of the sureties to the eloped leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.  It should be noted that on April 25, Justice Binta Nyako  had granted Kanu bail on stringent conditions with Abaribe standing in…