It was gathered that the Senate on Tuesday said it will probe into Nigeria’s recent oil deal with India, which worths over $80bn and another with China worth $15bn, with an additional $20bn deal with China’s two biggest petroleum companies.
The upper chamber of the National Assembly has therefore mandated its Committees on Petroleum (Upstream), Petroleum (Downstream), Petroleum (Gas) and Foreign Affairs to summon the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr. Ibe Kachikwu, to explain the details of the deals.
According to reports, the House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts has invited the Comptroller General of Prisons, Mr. Ja’ afaru Ahmed and the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Culture, Mrs. Ayotunde Adesugba, to explain why their staff have failed to retire funds approved to them.
Also, the officers are to give reasons for failing to remit the Valued Added Tax (VAT) deductions to the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) correctly and promptly as required by law.
Chairman of […]
Sokoto Prince and former Nigeria’s Ambassador to South Africa, Alhaji Shehu Malami, may have to appear in person before the Supreme Court to clear the air on a controversy surrounding his legal representation and the elder statesman’s bid to withdraw from a pending appeal at the apex court concerning a two-wing duplex property built on Plot 1809 Asokoro, Abuja by a Nigerian-American businessman, Mr Imokhuede Ohikhuare.
Ambassador Malami’s personal appearance at the Supreme Court could become inevitable at the next hearing […]
It was gathered that the House of Representatives Committee on Public Petition has summoned the Nigerian Navy to appear before it, over allegations that s its officers vandalised arrested vessels.
This is just as the owners of the vessels made a claim of $29 million as damages on the vessel.
The owners in a petition to the House, accused the Navy of tactically trying to evade the committee’s investigative hearing in order not to pay the damages claimed against it.
Chairman of the […]
According to reports, the House of Representatives on Wednesday summoned the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, to explain the ministry’s role in the authorization and spending of N25. 250 million as donation without appropriation in 2008.
Amaechi is expected to appear before the House Committee on Public Accounts.
Deputy Chairman of the Committee, Hon. Ibrahim Baba, explained that Amaechi is expected to appear before the committee with records of the ministry’s budgetary appropriations for 2008, so as to determine whether or not […]
House of Representatives has summoned the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Idris Ibrahim, over renewed cases of extra-judicial killings across the country.
Consequently, the House has resolved that the IGP and all culpable security agencies should appear before its joint Committee on Police Affairs and Human Rights to explain the rationale behind the steady rise of such incidences, and the steps taken to prevent reckless and avoidable killings.
The resolution was fallout of a motion under matters of urgent national importance on the […]
According to reports, the House of Representatives Committee on Aviation has directed the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to appear before it today to explain its role in the challenges facing the aviation sector.
Meanwhile, a leading financial institution, Access Bank Plc, has successfully raised $300 million via a Eurobond from the international bond market.
The aviation sector is currently battling challenges associated with operations of foreign and local airlines in Nigeria.
According to the Chairman […]
According to reports, the Senate on Tuesday condemned the invasion of the residences of Judges by operatives of the Department of State Services over allegations of corruption.
The Upper Chamber however kicked against the request to summon the Director General of the DSS, Lawal Daura, to explain why his men invaded the Judges’ residences without recourse to the National Judicial Council.
The decision of the Senate was sequel to a matter of urgent national importance brought under Orders 42 and 52 of […]
It was gathered that the Special Investigation Panel probing the budget padding allegations will send fresh invitations to the Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, and other principal officers named in the scandal.
It was learnt that the panel, headed by a retired Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Ali Amodu, would send the invitations when the National Assembly resume this week.
Police sources stated that the SIP had covered a lot of ground in its quest to unearth the culprits behind the alleged […]