Hembe and his capital market committee intact – Reps

Hembe and his capital market committee intact – Reps

Nigerian House of Representatives has said that Hon. Herman Hembe remains Chairman of its Committee on Capital Market, and that he and his deputy, Hon. Chris Azubogu, were never sacked by the leadership of the House. Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Ms. Arunma Oteh, had alleged that the two lawmakers demanded […]

Reps direct FIRS to investigate tax evasion

Reps direct FIRS to investigate tax evasion

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has been directed to carry out back duty investigation of all breaches of Nigerian tax laws by corporate bodies. This directive was given by the House of representative, which also asked it Committee on Finance to ensure strict implementation and compliance with the resolution. The directive was as a […]

Ignore Obasanjo, he is only seeking relevance, says Reps

Ignore Obasanjo, he is only seeking relevance, says Reps

The House of Representatives has said that former President Olusegun Obasanjo, was only looking for relevance and that, as such, it does not have any intention to join issues with him. Addressing the media, Deputy Chairman, Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Hon. Victor Ogene, said that the House had no intention to join issues […]

Reps summon CBN, AMCON, NDIC over sacked Afribank workers

Reps summon CBN, AMCON, NDIC over sacked Afribank workers

The House of Representatives has summoned the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) and the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) over the disengagement of 41 staff of defunct Afribank (now Mainstreet bank). Speaking in Abuja yesterday, Chairman, House Committee on Legislative Compliance, Hon. Marouf Akinderu-Fatai said the invitation is aimed […]

Jonathan receives three new envoys

Jonathan receives three new envoys

Three new ambassadors to Nigeria on Thursday presented their letters of credence to President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. A statement from the Presidential Villa, Abuja, signed by Musa Aduwak, on behalf of the Special Adviser to the President, on Media and Publicity, named the diplomats as Mr. Tagelsir Mahgoub Ali of Sudan, Mr. Paul William Lumbi […]

South Africa to buy crude oil from Nigeria

South Africa to buy crude oil from Nigeria

South Africa indicated on Thursday that it would purchase crude oil from NIgeria, following uncertainties in the supply of oil from Iran. South Africa’s Deputy President, Kgalema Motlanthe, told newsmen in Cape Twon on Wednesday thtat his nation was looking to Nigeria to fill the void. Speaking at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding […]

Court insists on proceeding with sacked Lagos doctors' suit

Court insists on proceeding with sacked Lagos doctors' suit

The National Industrial Court on Thursday declared that it would proceed with a suit filed by 788 doctors challenging their dismissal by the Lagos State Government. The court said this while ruling in an application filed by the state government challenging its jurisdiction to hear the suit filed by the Medical Guild against the state […]

Peru floors Super Eagles 1-0

Peru floors Super Eagles 1-0

The Super Eagles of Nigeria were on Thursday morning floored 0-1 by the Blanquirrojas of Peru in an international friendly match played at the Estadio Nacional in Lima. The match was played at high altitude at 8p.m local time (2a.m Nigerian time) and witnessed tense moments, including rough tackles by players of both teams. The […]

Four British policemen in trouble over Ibori’s bribe

Four British policemen in trouble over Ibori’s bribe

A Scotland Yard anti-corruption detective and three ex-officers from the Met were arrested today amid claims serving police were pocketing bribes worth up to £20,000 from private investigators. Officers are accused of taking money for information about an inquiry into a politician who defrauded a Nigerian state of more than £150million. The 45-year-old detective constable […]

Reps move to separate AGF from justice minister

Reps move to separate AGF from justice minister

The House of Representatives yesterday passed for second reading a bill that would separate the office of Attorney General of Federation (AGF) from that of the Minister for Justice, so as to make the office of the AGF independent. The bill, sponsored by Hon. Chris Eta (PDP, Cross River) was supported by Hon. Uche Ekwunife […]


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