News - The Senate

Proposed Law Prescribes Stiff Penalties For Electricity Theft, Vandalism

6 months ago /
Nation 

A bill seeking to amend the electric power sector reform act to prohibit disruption of electricity supply has reached the final stage of consideration.

Senate Laments Rivers Killing

6 months ago /
Nation 

The Senate has called on state governors to work with the federal government to end the rising cases of killings and kidnappings across the country.

Health Minister Admits Collapse Of Primary, Secondary Healthcare Services

6 months ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s minister of health, Professor Isaac Adewole says the collapse of primary and secondary healthcare has put teaching hospitals in the country under tremendous pressure, blaming the situation on poor funding by state governments.

2019 Australia Election: Labor's Bill Shorten Accepts Defeat

6 months ago /
International News 

The leader of Australia's opposition Labor Party, Bill Shorten, has accepted defeat in a shock result for the country's federal elections.

Senate Wants FG To Introduce Carbon-Monoxide Detectors For Safer Environment

6 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate wants the Federal Government to introduce a system that will encourage the people to use carbon-monoxide detectors in homes, offices and factories for a safer environment.

House Of Reps Set To Adopt South East Development Commission Bill

6 months ago /
Nation 

A bill proposing the establishment of the Southeast Development Commission is now ready for adoption by the House of Representatives.

Senate Passes Bill Declaring June 12 As Democracy Day

6 months ago /
Politics 

The Senate has considered and passed a bill which elevates June 12 above May 29 as Democracy Day in Nigeria.

Senate Confirms Godwin Emefiele As CBN Governor For Second Term

6 months ago /
Politics 

The Senate has confirmed the appointment of Godwin Emefiele as Governor of Central Bank Of Nigeria, (CBN) for a second term of 5 years.

 

Ahmed Lawan Dismisses Insinuations Of Imposition As Senate President

6 months ago /
Nation 

One of the leading contenders for the Nigerian Senate Presidency Senator Ahmed Lawan has dismissed as falsehood any impression that he is being imposed on the senate-elect.

Senate Committee Screens Emiefile

6 months ago /
Politics 

Governor of Central Bank Of Nigeria, Godwin Emiefile is currently being screened by the committee on banking, insurance and other financial institutions for a second term in office.

Senate Passes Bill On Adequate Transportation For Workers

6 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate has passed a bill, which seeks to make it compulsory for companies in Nigeria to make provision for adequate transportation for their worker's.

Senate To Screen Emefiele For Second Term

6 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate is to screen Godwin Emefiele as the governor of Central Bank of Nigeria for a second term in office.

Mixed Reactions Over Emefiele’s Nomination For Second Term As CBN Governor

6 months ago /
Nation 

Some Port Harcourt based economic watchers have expressed divergent opinions over the nomination of the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, for another five-year term.

Court Grants Akpabio Leave To File Separate Defence In Defection Suit

6 months ago /
Judiciary 

The Federal High Court in Abuja has granted Senator Godswill Akpabio leave to file a separate defence in the suit instituted against the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and the Speaker House Of Reps, Yakubu Dogara and 51 others over their defection from their various political parties in 2018 to other parties.

Court Fixes June 3 For Hearing Of Suit Challenging Appointment Of Tanko As CJN

6 months ago /
Judiciary 

The Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed June 3, 2019, to commence hearing of the suit challenging the appointment of Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN.

 

Buhari Nominates Emefiele For Second Term

7 months ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele for a second term.

Senate Confirms Abike Dabiri-Erewa As Head Of Nigerian Diaspora Commission

7 months ago /
Politics 

The Nigerian Senate has confirmed the appointment of Abike Dabiri-Erewa as chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian Diaspora Commission.

U.S Senate Intelligence Subpoenas Trump’s Son

7 months ago /
Politics 

The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee has subpoenaed one of the president’s sons, Donald Trump Jr., to answer questions about his contacts with Russia, two congressional sources said on Wednesday.

Senate Backs NFIU Guidelines On Financial Autonomy For Local Govts.

7 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate has expressed support for the autonomy and guidelines for spending by local governments recently introduced by the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit, NFIU.

Police IG Debunks Peace Deal With Any Group

7 months ago /
Nation 

The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has said that government has not entered into any form of a peace deal with any group to stem the tide of kidnapping in the country.


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