FG, lawmakers want 13 per cent oil derivation paid to host communities
The Special Assistant (SSA) to the President on National Assembly Matters, Ita Enang, yesterday sought an amendment to the Niger Delta Development Commission Act...
FG set to legalise modular Refineries – Sen Enang
Sen. Ita Enang, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Niger Delta Affairs, has said that the Federal Government was planning to legalise Modular Refineries in the country.
Buhari apologises to Rivers communities for perennial neglect
President Muhammadu Buhari has apologised to Beleme and Offion Ama communities within the Oil Mining Lease (OML 25) facility in Rivers State for their abandonment by the government in 40 years despite contributing 45,000 barrels daily to the nation’s output.
Provide land for RUGA, presidency urges states
The Federal Government at the weekend urged states to make land available for the controversial RUGA settlement, even as it said N2.258 billion was allocated for the initiative in the 2019 budget.
Buhari assents to engineering amendment act
President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to the Engineers Registration Amendment Act, 2019, giving constitutional backing to the Council for Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) absolute power to regulate the sector.
Enang denies snatching ballot boxes in Akwa Ibom
Sen. Ita Enang, the Senior Special Adviser to President Buhari on National Assembly Matters has denied allegations that he hijacked ballot boxes in Akwa Ibom. He was reacting to allegations by the electorate at Unit 12, ward 2, Ididep in Ibiono Ibom Local Government Area of the state where he hails from. Chief Anthony Bassey,…
New FCCP Act to check monopoly, price fixing
To check monopoly and protect consumers from unfair prices, President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, assented to the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Bill, thereby making it the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection (FCCP) Act 2019. The Act prohibits agreements made to restrain competition such as agreements for price fixing, price rigging, collusive tendering etc. (with specific…
Nigeria and the debacle of budgeting
Another national budgeting season is in play. President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, December 19, 2018, presented to the parliament a budget of N8.83 trillion...
Buhari signs extradition law, FCT budget, others
President Muhammadu Buhari has assented an extradition law consistent with extant protocols. His Senior Special Assistant on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang, stated yesterday in Abuja that his principal also signed into law the 2018 budget of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). He said with the Extradition (Amendment) Act, 2018, “this Act vests jurisdiction…
Buhari begs aggrieved APC members not to leave party
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) not to leave the party after they failed to win in their respective primary election. Most of the aspirants faulted the entrenchment of internal democracy in the party, with allegations of bias in the conduct of the APC's National Working…