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Senate decries inadequate funding of Naval operations

Senate yesterday decried inadequate appropriations of fund to the Nigerian Navy, saying the present security challenges in the country demanded increase in its appropriation to enable it execute its operational services. Chairman,                    Senate Committee on Navy, Senator Isa Misau who ...

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The face of 8th Senate

By Ezrel Tabiowo In view of the recent victory of the All Progressive Congress at the just concluded Presidential and National Assembly elections which seized ruling and majority status from the Peoples Democratic Party, the chances of Senator Mark’s emergence ...

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Jonathan’s impeachment: Threat or phantom plot?

Ezrel Tabiowo takes an in-depth look at the recent alleged impeachment plot by some lawmakers of the National Assembly against President Goodluck Jonathan The Brouhaha Last week’s alleged move by some Senators to initiate impeachment proceedings against President Goodluck Jonathan ...

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As tough time awaits Cyber Criminals

Ezrel Tabiowo in this piece gives an insight into nature and types of cybercrime in Nigeria amidst replaying the Senate’s intervention last week to clamp down on criminals in the country Nigeria as a country has fast earned itself a ...

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2015 budget and Nigeria’s debt trap

In this piece, EZREL TABIOWO looks at the nation’s debt profile through the eyes of the budget, with the most recent being that of 2015 as proposed in the Medium Term Expenditure Framework/Fiscal Strategy Paper submitted to the National Assembly ...

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Tobacco ban: How feasible for Nigeria?

Prying into the proposed ban of Tobacco in Nigeria, EZREL TABIOWO gives an all-round view that captures the sentiments of Nigerians and stakeholders on the Tobacco bill awaiting passage by the National Assembly The Senate determined in its bid to ...

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$1bn loan: Between PDP and Opposition Senators

Ezrel Tabiowo recaptures last Thursday’s drama in the Senate over the President’s request which caused ripples between majority and opposition Senators Following President Goodluck Jonathan’s request to the National Assembly seeking its approval for a loan to the tune of ...

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Stopping the thieving pension managers

Ezrel Tabiowo looks at the various incidences of massive pension fraud in the country against the backdrop of the recent intervention by the Senate via the new Pension Act Disturbed by the overwhelming incidents of fraud and mismanagement of pension ...

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Senate: One death, too many

EZREL TABIOWO recounts the tragic losses that have hit the  seventh senate with Senator Dahiru Kuta as the latest casualty Dantong (February 20, 1959 – July 8, 2012) Just weeks after the end of the first legislative year of the ...

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Crack in Senate over emergency rule extension

Ahead of today’s debate on President Goodluck Jonathan’s request for an extension of emergency rule in the troubled North-east states, EZREL TABIOWO writes on the positions of the lawmakers Jonathan’s request President Goodluck Jonathan in a letter read on the ...

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Brewing conflict between confab and NASS

AYODELE ADEGBUYI examines the challenges of actualising the amendment of the 1999 Constitution at the ongoing National Conference, and how this could pitch it against the National Assembly For students of political science, this is certainly an interesting time. The ...

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Probing FCT Park and Pay

AYODELE ADEGBUYI writes on the twin issues of the notorious Park and Pay in Abuja and the seemingly jinxed PIB presently before the National Assembly Park and Pay It was certainly a welcome development for the House of Representatives to ...

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How Moro’s quest for fairness turned tragic

Ezrel Tabiowo examines the turn of events which led to the tragic incident at the recent Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) recruitment exercise Last week, the Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro   appeared before the Senate Committee on  Interior to explain ...

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Probes: One approach too many

The efficacy or otherwise of the many probes of the Senate forms the basis of this piece by EZREL TABIOWO Last week alone, the Senate ordered fresh probes into the immigration tragedy that claimed over 19 lives, and the recent ...

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Buni Yadi as metaphor for unity

AYODELE ADEGBUYI X-rays the remarks of Speaker Aminu Waziri Tambuwal on the FGC Buni Yadi massacre in Yobe state, describing it as a metaphor for unity The misadventure of the dreaded Boko Haram insurgents in the North Eastern part of ...

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Sokoto: Who picks APC governorship ticket?

UMARU MARADUN looks at the merits and demerits of the struggle to pick the APC governorship ticket ahead of the 2015 general election Bafarawa’s exit Exchange, cross carpeting or swapping of political parties in Sokoto state is a common feature ...

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House and weird resolutions

AYODELE ADEGBUYI faults  some of the resolutions usually made by the Lower Chamber, saying  they are mostly non-implementable Boko Haram The House of Representatives last week passed a resolution calling on President Goodluck Jonathan to immediately relocate the headquarters of ...

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Where lies the missing $10bn oil money?

EZREL TABIOWO recalls the drama which followed the alleged claim by the CBN of the missing  $10 billion oil money How it started Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria(CBN), Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, in December 2013, accused the Nigerian National ...

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Budget: Between wisdom and rule of law

The wise resolution of  a constitutional logjam by the leadership of the House of Representatives forms the thrust of this piece by ADEGBUYI AYODELE Like the biblical three wise men,   the House of Representatives last week resorted to its  ‘six ...

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