BREAKING: Petroleum Industry Bill scales second reading in Senate

The Senate on Tuesday passed for second reading, the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) after deliberation by senators who said the bill holds greater promise for the oil sector.

President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan said the Senate should approach the passage of the bill with the same attention as the Production Sharing Contract bill which had a record passage on the floor of the Senate.

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He added that the President should not expect the bill as it came to the Senate.

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has told a Federal High Court in Abuja, that the Comrade Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee (NWC) was sacked to solve the internal leadership crises rocking the party.

The party also said that immediately the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee was put in place after the NWC’s dissolution, the crises that had characterised its affairs were laid to rest.

 

The Emir of Zazzau, in Kaduna State, Alhaji Shehu Idris has died in his palace at the age of 84.

His son, Aminu Shehu Idris, confirmed in an interview with the Tribune Online that his late father who was appointed on 15th February, 1975 and spent 45 years in the throne died on Sunday after a protracted illness.

 

Post COVID-19: Kano based industrialist tasks FG on economy 

A Kano based industrialist, Chief Kalu Ogbonnaya, has advised the Federal Government to take necessary steps to stimulate the nation’s economy to prevent a recession post COVID-19.

Ogbonnaya who spoke in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Kano, said as a result of the coronavirus raving the world, no business has been moving.

Constitution amendment: Send your position to the committee, Senate replies NEF

The Senate on Monday responded to the claim by the Northern Elders Forum that the proposed amendment of the 1999 Constitution was needless. Petroleum Industry Bill

The NEF in a communique issued at the weekend and signed by its Secretary, Dr Hakeem Baba -Ahmed dismissed the move by the Senate as mere jamboree to waste taxpayers money. Petroleum Industry Bill

Constitution amendment: Send your position to the committee, Senate replies NEF

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