The Senate is targeting 7.5 million jobs and poverty reduction by 16.4 per cent, with 11 economic bills now receiving accelerated consideration. Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki stated this in his welcome address read on the floor of the Senate yesterday as the lawmakers resumed plenary from the end-of-the-year break. He urged the relevant

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Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume was removed yesterday as the Senate Leader. Ndume, who represents Borno South Senatorial District, was replaced by Senator Ahmed Lawan (Yobe North). The change in leadership was said to have been concluded and sealed at a meeting of All Progressives Congress (APC) Senate Caucus held in Abuja on

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United States Ambassador to Nigeria W. Stuart Symington and his key staff have met Acting Economic and Financial Crimes Commission( EFCC) Chairman Ibrahim Magu on the allegations levelled against him by the Department of State Services (DSS). The meeting was held on Friday, a source told The Nation. Magu was said to have told the team that

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has criticised Governor Ayo Fayose for the alleged diversion of N8.8 billion Paris Club refund released by the Federal Government to states to offset salaries and retirees’ allowances. The party accused Organised Labour of conspiring with the governor in the alleged mismanagement of the

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Former President Godluck Jonathan yesterday denied collecting $466m kickback in the fraud-fraught $1.3 billion OPL 245 Malabu oil deal involving oil giants Shell and ENI. A report by French News Agency AFP on Monday quoted Italian prosecutors as naming the former president and his Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke,

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President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday approved the appointments of new Managing Directors, Rector, Commissioner for some agencies and parastals in the Aviation sector. Some of the agencies affected by the appointment are the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency(NAMA, Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET), Rector, Nigerian College of

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Students and workers of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, which was shut about seven months ago, have been told to prepare for resumption by month end. Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi, who announced this on Friday, said he had closed ranks with his Osun State counterpart, Rauf Aregbesola, to

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