The House of Representatives resumed plenary this morning after the long vacation it commenced on Thursday, July 23, this year.
Shortly after the opening of prayer and recitation of the National Pledge, the Speaker, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila confirmed the receipt of official communication from the Executive on the much-touted Petroleum Industry Bill.
Rep Gbajabiamila after reading the letter, he said that he Bill would be referred to recently constituted ad hoc Committee on PIB for further legislative action.
The Speaker also confirmed the receipt of another communication on Petroleum Physical Bill 2020 for consideration and passage into law during the recess.
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Dr George Moghalu, Managing Director of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), has urged boat operators in the country to adhere strictly to safety guidelines or risk sanctions. Reps
This is contained in a press statement by Jibril Dardau, Acting General Manager (Corporate Affairs) on Friday in Lokoja.
Dardau quoted Moghalu as saying that non-adherence to the guidelines would attract sanctions. Reps
The Heads of maritime agencies have looked at the possibility of utilizing the Onitsha river ports and other dry ports scattered across the country towards decongesting the Lagos ports and also easing the pressure on the roads.
In a statement made available to Tribune Online over the weekend by the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) Spokesman, Mr Jibril Darda’u, the third Heads of maritime agencies meeting which held in Lokoja, Kogi State, agreed that it was imperative that the nation’s waterways are used maximally towards cargo evacuation from the ports in Lagos.
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State on Saturday confirmed that he was in consultation with the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the 2023 elections.
Ortom said that he had told the opposition party to allow him to make a consultation with his close allies. Reps