The Late 5: Despite economic growth, poverty still high in Nigeria – Oshiomhole; Reps to investigate all abandoned projects since 1999 | Other stories

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Despite economic growth, poverty still high in Nigeria – Oshiomhole

There is still high rate of poverty in Nigeria despite government’s effort in pulling the country out of recession, the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adam Oshiomhole, has said. Oshiomhole said this at the Maiden Presidential Policy Roundtable Retreat held at the Aso Rock in Abuja on Thursday.

Reps to investigate all abandoned projects since 1999

The house of representatives has resolved to investigate abandoned projects awarded by the federal government from 1999 till date. The resolution is a sequel to a motion introduced during Wednesday’s plenary by Francis Uduyok from Akwa Ibom.

Ohanaeze Ndigbo disowns purported-ultimatum issuing Igbo group

Ohanaeze Ndigbo has notified that the faceless group which purported and issued seven days ultimatum to the federal government, was unknown to the organised Igbo union. The group which claimed it was a coalition of Ohanaeze youth groups had said it was giving federal government seven days ultimatum to declare the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, a terrorist group, over it’s incessant and violent protests in Abuja.

Senate screens more ministerial nominees

The Senate has begun the second day of the screening exercise for the ministerial nominees on Thursday, with Tayo Alasodura, a former Senator representing Ondo Central standing at the podium ready to answer questions.

Gbajabiamila names House of committee chairpersons

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has named chairpersons for the house standing committees. The standing committees were also increased from 96 to 109. The decision to increase the committees was contained in a report submitted by an ad-hoc committee mandated to review the house standing order.

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