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Nigerians want Confab recommendations subjected to referendum – NOI Poll

An opinion poll conducted by Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Polls popularly known as NOIPolls, has revealed that 79 per cent of respondents would like the outcome of the conference to be subjected to a referendum. This was contained in a press statement issued on Tuesday and signed by the National Conference Assistant S...

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Posted on May 15, 2014

Confab panel approves part-time unicameral legislature

The National Conference Committee of Political Restructuring and Forms of Government has approved a part-time unicameral legislature for the country to cut the cost of running government. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the committee also resolved that the legislature should be on 50 per cent eq...

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Posted on May 13, 2014

National Confab, Revenue Allocation And Lagos Special Status

By Tayo Ogunbiyi & Tope Ojo Before a selected group of Nigerians came together  in Abuja to discuss salient issues that could probably re-shape the socio, political and economic outlook of the country, various groups had been agitating for the convocation of a national conference where sensitive issues r...

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Posted on May 7, 2014

Confab can’t agree on revenue sharing based on derivation

The National Conference Committee on Devolution of Power after an extensive debate on Tuesday could not reach an agreement on the twin issues of derivation principle and resource control. The Committee which sat in a closed session for four hours in Abuja during the morning session resumed deliberations after...

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Posted on May 7, 2014

Confab proposes new revenue sharing formula

A new revenue sharing formula was on Monday proposed by the Committee on Devolution of Power at the on-going National Conference in Abuja. The aim is to empower the states and local governments in their development efforts. The Committee, after four hours close-door session announced a unanimous decision to t...

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Posted on May 6, 2014

National Confab: Face security issues – Okorocha

Gov. Rochas Okorocha: wants delegates at national conference to concentrate on security challenges. Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo has called on delegates at the national conference to concentrate on matters that will improve the country’s security challenges. Okorocha made the call in a statement by his S...

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Posted on May 4, 2014

No time extension for Confab

The secretariat of the National Conference has refuted reports indicating that the Federal Government has extended its duration by six weeks. News reports had quoted a statement issued by the office of the Secretary to the Federal Government, indicating that President Goodluck Jonathan had endorsed a six-week...

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Posted on May 1, 2014

Confab Refutes Six Weeks Extension Rumour

Secretariat of the Nigeria National Conference on Thursday refuted the news report claiming that the confab has been extended by six more weeks. Reacting to the rumor through a statement signed by AkpandemJames, the confab’s assistant secretary in charge of media and communications, the secretariat said the...

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Posted on May 1, 2014

Confab extended by six weeks

The Federal Government has approved a six weeks extension for the national conference, according to the new work plan for the conference released to delegates on Wednesday. The conference will now end on July 31 instead of the earlier date of June 19 when the dialogue had been programmed to end. Monday July 2...

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Posted on May 1, 2014

Confab creates role for states in mineral exploration

After four days of debate and disagreement, the Committee on Devolution of Power at the on-going National Conference, on Wednesday, reached a consensus on modification of Item 39 of the Exclusive Legislative List. The item deals with the exclusive rights of the Federal Government to legislate on issues regard...

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Posted on Apr 30, 2014

Confab committee guns down state police

Arguments upon arguments; motions upon motions is what can best describe the process that led to another adjournment on Monday of deliberation on whether legislation on mining of mineral resources should remain the exclusive right of the Federal Government. Another crucial issue, shot down by the Committee on...

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Posted on Apr 29, 2014

Confab committees collate reports for submission

Members favour creation of state police, national Guard, and federal constitution with councils no longer recognised as third tier of government Some of the 20 Standing Committees set up by the leadership of the National Conference holding in Abuja to make recommendations on critical national issues have star...

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Posted on Apr 26, 2014

Governors, Senators, others Who Defect to Lose Seats — Confab

The National Conference Committee on Political Parties and Electoral Matters has recommended that all elected and appointed office holders in the country who defect from their political parties to another be made to automatically lose their offices or seats. The committee equally recommended independent candi...

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Posted on Apr 25, 2014

Stop Peddling Falsehood, Confab Scribe Replies CAN

Sequel to the accusation of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) that it is biased in its composition of the Committee on Religion, the secretariat of the ongoing Nigeria National Conference has responded officially, describing CAN’s accusation as misleading and containing no truth at all. Replying th...

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Posted on Apr 24, 2014

2Face, Omotola Others For Entertainment Confab

Sulaimon Mojeed-Sanni Some of Africa’s biggest acts are to speak at this year’s Nigerian Entertainment Conference organised by Nigeria Entertainment Today, NET. The event with the theme, ‘Creating Pathways To The Future’, takes place today at the Grand Ball Room, Eko Hotel & Suites. Niger...

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Posted on Apr 23, 2014

Confab: CAN Accuses Kutigi of promoting Muslim Agenda

Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has repudiated Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi, Chairman of National Conference for excluding its members in the constitution of Conference Committee on Religion. CAN  faulted that composition of the Committee on Religion, saying it is heavily lopsided in favour of Muslims. ...

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Posted on Apr 22, 2014

National Confab committees’ change venue, as deliberation commence

The National Conference Chairman, Justice Idris Kutigi (retd.), has announced a change of venue for some of the confab’s standing committees, as deliberations at the committee level begins on Tuesday 22 April. In a statement by Akpandem James, the conference Assistant Secretary on Media and Communications, ...

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Posted on Apr 22, 2014

Confab dissolves into 20 Committees

The plenary session of the National Conference in Abuja drew to a temporary close on Thursday as delegates get set to move into committee sessions when they return from the Easter break. The list of 20 Standing Committees and their chairmen, co-chairmen and deputy chairmen was announced on Wednesday and made ...

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Posted on Apr 18, 2014

Confab Ends Plenary Session, breaks for Easter

Chairman of the 2014 National Conference and former Chief Justice of Nigeria, retired Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi, GCON, on Wednesday informed Conference delegates that committee work will begin on Tuesday after Easter break. The announcement followed submission of list of committee members and the leadership ...

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Posted on Apr 17, 2014

Confab delegate hospitalised

A member of the National Conference, Mr Abdulmumuni Abubakar, slumped after the afternoon session and was admitted at a hospital in Abuja on Tuesday. The Deputy Chairman of the Conference, Prof. Bolaji Akinyemi, confirmed the incident during Wednesday’s plenary. Abubakar, a retired Deputy Inspector General ...

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Posted on Apr 16, 2014

Confab delegates condemn kidnap of 100 school girls

Delegates at the National Conference have condemned the kidnap of over 100 secondary school girls in Chibok, Borno state. The delegates who were dressed in black attire to mourn 14 April Abuja bomb blast victims called for a review of national security. The female delegates wore black attires while the male c...

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Posted on Apr 16, 2014

Finally Confab Constitutes Committees

Following deliberations at the ongoing Nigeria National Conference at the Conference Management Secretariat in Abuja, 20 committees have been constituted to oversee specific issues. The committees are: Committee On Devolution Of Power, Committee On Political Restructuring And Forms Of Government; Committee On...

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Posted on Apr 15, 2014

Confab delegates end debate of Jonathan’s speech

Insecurity, corruption, women’s right and the rights of minorities took the centre-stage on Thursday as delegates to the 2014 National Conference rounded off debate and comments on President Goodluck Jonathan’s inaugural speech at the Conference. Also mentioned and debated was the call for the reintroduct...

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Posted on Apr 11, 2014

Confab Delegates Decline Lunch Monetisation

Delegates at the ongoing National Conference in Abuja have said that they would not accept money in place of their everyday lunch.The position was held to counter a motion moved by Mr. J.I. Ebinum, representing the Association of Retired Police Officers of Nigeria, to monetise the lunch instead of being serve...

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Posted on Apr 4, 2014

National Confab: Delegates Reject Monetisation Of Lunch

Delegates at the National Conference on Thursday in Abuja rejected that their lunch be monetised and the money paid to each of them. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that some of the delegates had complained over the quality and the inability of some of them getting lunch during break. Shortly before ...

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Posted on Apr 4, 2014

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