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Lawmaker move motion to prevent NHIS from ‘degenerating to theatre of war’

The House of Representatives on Tuesday, resolved to investigate alleged illegal withdrawal of N10 billion from the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Fund. This was sequel to the unanimous adoption of a motion by Rep. Chike Okafor (Imo-APC) at plenary. Moving the motion earlier, Okafor had said that NHIS was established to ensure that every …

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Reps investigates NIMASA over $286m revenue

The National Assembly (NASS) is investigating allegations of fictitious contract awards and mismanagement of billions of naira by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) in order to ensure that the masses are not cheated out of the Commonwealth of the nation, Speaker Yakubu Dogara, has said. He said this while speaking at the …

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Reps probe suspension of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company’s board by NERC

  The House of Representative has commenced investigation Investigation into the suspension of board of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC. Addressing participants on Wednesday July 25 in Abuja at the National Assembly complex, Speaker House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, said while NERC claimed it acted in public interest, …

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Reps summon NERC over suspension of electricity board

House of Representatives Committee on Power, yesterday, issued a 48-hour ultimatum to Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, to reinstate suspended Board of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, IBEDC. Chairman of the House Committee on Power, Daniel Asuquo, who issued the ultimatum during the investigative public hearing on the ‘Need to save Ibadan DISCO Plc,’ harped on …

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Reps to NERC: ‘You have 48hrs to reinstate suspended Ibadan DISCO board

Reps to NERC: ‘You have 48hrs to reinstate suspended Ibadan DISCO board House of Representatives Committee on Power, yesterday, issued a 48-hour ultimatum to Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, to reinstate suspended Board of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, IBEDC. Chairman of the House Committee on Power, Daniel Asuquo, who issued the ultimatum during the investigative …

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We can’t reinstate suspended board of Ibadan DISCO, we’re constrained by court, NERC cries out

House of Representatives Committee on Power, yesterday, issued a 48-hour ultimatum to Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, to reinstate suspended Board of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, IBEDC. Chairman of the House Committee on Power, Daniel Asuquo, who issued the ultimatum during the investigative public hearing on the ‘Need to save Ibadan DISCO Plc,’ harped on …

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Reps investigate alleged corruption in NIMASA

The House of Representatives has said it is imperative to probe the Nigerian Maritime and Safety Agency (NIMASA) of gross corrupt practices leveled against it by Nigerians. Speaking at the commencement of the probe in Abuja during the week, chairman of the probe committee, Hon. Ado Alhassan said: “It is my pleasure to address you …

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Reps tackle Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission over charges

The House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee set up to probe and curb excessive electricity charges by Distribution Companies (Discos) yesterday accused the latter as well as the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) of conniving to extort and shortchange Nigerians. The committee, chaired by Hon. Israel Ajibola Famurewa (APC, Osun), noted that both NERC and the …

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