News - The Senate

U.S. Attorney General Barr Cancels Second Day Of Testimony

7 months ago /
International News 

Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday cancelled plans to testify before the House of Representatives about his handling of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, further inflaming tensions between U.S. President Donald Trump and Democrats in Congress.

Senate Directs Nigerian Army To Suspend Development Of 7,488 Hectares Abuja Land

7 months ago /
Nation 

The Senate Committee on Defence has asked the Nigerian Army to suspend further development on the 7,488 hectares of land alleged to be illegally occupied by the three services of the armed forces along the Giri Airport road of the FCT.

Senate Committee Issues Two-Week Ultimatum to Agencies to Rid Apapa of Gridlock

7 months ago /
Nation 

The Senate committee on works has given a two weeks ultimatum to all federal and state agencies in and around the nation’s premier ports complex to work together to address the recurring traffic gridlock in Apapa area of Lagos.

Senate Summons Police Chief Over Insecurity

7 months ago /
Nation 

The Senate has asked the Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu to appear before it to provide explanations for the rising insecurity in the country.

Senate Passes 3 Bills Rejected By Buhari

7 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate has passed the Nigerian Film Commission Bill, 2019 and two other bills to which President Muhammadu Buhari had earlier declined assent.

Senate Dumps Kogi Oil Producing Status

7 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday rejected a motion which sought to declare Kogi state as an oil producing state and grant it all the benefits and privileges.

Birnin Gwari Residents Ask FG To Set Up Military Operation

7 months ago /
Security 

Residents of Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State want the Federal Government to set up military operations in the area to curb the incessant activities of armed bandits.

First Project Asks Buhari To Implement Electoral Reforms

7 months ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has been advised to reconsider signing into law the electoral act amendment bill to stop vote buying and electoral fraud in Nigeria’s future elections.

BIZ: NDIC Calls For Speedy Amendment Of Enabling Law

7 months ago /
Business and Economy  

The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Cooperation, NDIC has called on the Nigerian Senate to fast track the process of harmonizing the amendment of the NDIC act. 

Senate Amends 76-Year Old Police Act

7 months ago /
Nation 

In what appears to be a response to the spate of police brutality against innocent citizens, the Senate on Wednesday passed a new bill which makes provision for a stiff penalty for erring operatives.

Senate Passes PIGB, Electoral Act Amendment Bill

7 months ago /
Nation 

The Senate on Wednesday reworked and passed 7 bills previously rejected By President Muhammadu Buhari.

FCT Indigenes Storm National Assembly, Protest Alleged Takeover Of Their Ancestral Land

7 months ago /
Politics 

Protesters under the umbrella of coalition of FCT indigenes on Tuesday stormed the National Assembly complex asking Senate President, Bukola Saraki to prevail on the Nigerian Army to stop the forceful take over their ancestral land.

APC Endorses Cross Party Consultations By Its Members In The National Assembly

7 months ago /
Nation 

The All Progressives Congress, APC, says there is nothing wrong with its member in the National Assembly holding consultations with their colleagues in other parties as the race for the Senate leadership hots up.

Chibok School Girls: 112 Still Missing 5 Years On

7 months ago /
Nation 

The “Bring Back Our Girls Movement” and some parents of the abducted Chibok school girls continue to wait for the return of the remaining 112 school girls abducted five years ago.

 

NASS Leadership Tussle Takes Sectional Slant

8 months ago /
Nation 

The interest in the position of the speaker of the 9th House of Representatives has taken a new dimension as tribal and sectional sentiments creep into the election process.

Senate Confirms 3 Career Ambassadors-Designate NBS Chairman, Board Members

8 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate has confirmed the appointment of three career ambassadorial nominees forwarded to it by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Senate to Override Presidential Veto Of Bills

8 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate has accepted the report of its technical committee which examined the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari to decline assent to some bills.

Senate Wades into Zamfara Crisis, Recommends N10bn For Victims

8 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate has waded into the wave of killings in Zamfara state recommending that N10 Billion naira should be provided in the 2019 budget to cater for the victims.

Senate Committee Gets Thursday Deadline To Submit 2019 Budget For Consideration

8 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate has given its sub-committees on appropriation up to Thursday, April 11, to submit the 2019 budget for consideration and passage.

Senate Confirms Chairman, MD And Members on North East Dev. Commission

8 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate has confirmed the nomination of Major General Paul Tarfa (retired) as the Chairman of the governing board of the North East Development Commission, (NEDC).


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