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House of Reps

House moves to establish climate change council

The House of Representatives has initiated a bill aimed at establishing a framework for climate change and also the formation of the National Council on Climate Change. This was revealed in a one-day public hearing tagged "A Bill For An Act To Provide A Legal Framework For The Mainstreaming Of…

Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE)

Firms blame CBN, NAICOM for suspension on Nigerian Stock Exchange

Two firms suspended from trading on the Nigerian Stock Exchange, Fortis Microfinance Bank and Guinea Insurance, have said they were unfairly sanctioned. The firms were among 17 suspended last week from trading on equities for failing to file their various financial statements promptly. While Fortis Microfinance Bank blamed the suspension…

Senate president, Bukola Saraki (L) with Comptroller-General of Customs Service, Hameed Ali (R)

If Hameed Ali ends smuggling, he can appear before Senate in “Jeans and Shirt” – Saraki

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Monday directed a jocular remark at the Comptroller-General of Customs Service, Hameed Ali, saying the latter could be allowed to appear before the Senate for official engagement in casualwear, if he was able to end smuggling. "To the Comptroller General of Customs, let me…

PREMIUM TIMES partners AFRICMIL on whistle-blowing project

PREMIUM TIMES partners AFRICMIL on whistle-blowing project

PREMIUM TIMES has promised to partner with the African Center for Media and Information Literacy, AFRICMIL, on aiding the fight against corruption in Nigeria by supporting government's whistle-blowing policy and protecting whistle-blowers. The coordinator of the centre, Chido Onumah, who led a delegation from AFRICMIL on a courtesy call on…

Speaker Yakubu Dogara

Restructuring Nigeria can only be done through Constitution amendment — Dogara

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, has said the restructuring of Nigeria cannot be done except through amendment of the 1999 Constitution. Speaking on Wednesday at a public hearing by the House Ad-hoc Committee on the Review of the 1999 Constitution, Mr. Dogara however assured that the National assembly…

Nigerians queuing for kerosene

House probes kerosene scarcity

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has decried the use of firewood, sawdust and charcoal for cooking by Nigerians in the wake of scarcity and adulteration of Dual Purpose Kerosene (DPK). Mr. Dogara, who was speaking at an investigative hearing organised by the House Committee on Petroleum…

Senate President Bukola Saraki welcomes Ademola Adeleke after he was sworn in.

Return to APC, Saraki urges new Osun senator Adeleke

Senate President Bukola Saraki has urged Ademola Adeleke, the new senator for Osun West, to return to his "natural fold' in the All Progressives Congress. Mr. Adeleke on Saturday won a bye-election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party to fill the seat made vacant by the sudden death…