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Revenue remittance: Reps accuse NNPC of delaying investigation CHUKWU DAVID, Abuja HAIRMAN, House C of Representatives Committee on Finance,

Hon. Abdulmumini Jibrin, yesterday accused the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation ( (NNPC) of deliberately delaying the investigation into its remittance of revenues to the Federal Government coffers. Continues on page 6

FUNERAL… (L-r) Former Vice President, Chief Alex Ekwueme; representative of the President of Liberia, Prof. Al-Hassan Conteh; President of the Republic of Ghana, Mr John Mahama; President Goodluck Jonathan and Governor Peter Obi of Anambra State, at the funeral service for Prof. Chinua Achebe held at Ogidi, Anambra State yesterday. PHOTO: NAN

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•Jonathan, Ghanaian President, others eulogise him


over 244 million US dollars to effectively install electronic surveillance round the nation’s borders. This was even as he disclosed that 30 illegal guard companies have been discovered, while the operator

CHUKWU DAVID, Abuja PEAKER of the House of Representatives, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, yesterday assured that the House would monitor closely the implementation of the emergency rule in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States


of one of them is in the net. Moro, while briefing the National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said the US States Department Continues on Pg 6

ADEKUNLE ADESUJI, Abuja ENATE yesterday said the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) was ignorant of the actual worth of Nigeria Telecommunications (NITEL), lamenting that the government agencies are owing the communications company over N250 billion. Briefing journalists, the Chairman of Senate Committee


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House’ll monitor emergency rule closely —Tambuwal

Nigeria needs $244m to police borders—Interior Minister

MALACHY UZENDU, Bureau Chief and AARON AMEH, Abuja NTERIOR Minister, Comrade Abba Moro , yesterday in Abuja said in view of the increasing security concerns in Nigeria, the country needs

BPE ignorant of NITEL’s worth —Senate



to ensure that the troops deployed to the crisis stricken region observed the rules of engagement as approved by the National Assembly. Consequently, according to Tambuwal, the lower Continues on page 6


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