News - The Senate

Senate Mourns Badeh

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Senate has urged the Federal Government to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of former Chief of Defense Staff Alex Badeh.

Senate Confirms ICPC Nominees.

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Senate has approved the confirmation of nine nominees as chairman and members of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offenses Commission, ICPC.

Osinbajo, SGF, Ministers Arrive NASS Ahead Buhari's Presentation

1 year ago /
Nation 

Ahead of the formal presentation of the 2019 appropriation bill before a joint session of the National Assembly today, the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has arrived the legislative chamber.

DHQ Asks National Assembly For Alternative Sources Of Funding For Armed Forces

1 year ago /
Nation  Security 

The Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin has asked the National Assembly to consider approving the sourcing of alternative funding for the Armed Forces.

Buhari To Present 2019 Budget Estimates Despite Workers Strike

1 year ago /
Nation 

President Muhammad Buhari is determined to present the 2019 Budget estimates before a joint sitting of the National Assembly on Wednesday despite the ongoing strike by National Assembly workers over unpaid salary arrears.

Senate Approves Niger delta Amnesty Programme

1 year ago /
Nation  Niger Delta 

The Nigerian Senate has passed a bill on rehabilitation and reintegration to give legal backing to the Niger-delta amnesty programme.

Senate Divided Over ‘Lopsided’ EFCC Appointments

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday, stepped down the confirmation of four nominees into the board of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, following allegations of non-observance of the federal character principles in the nominations.

Senate Directs Police To Withdraw From Ondo Assembly

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate has asked the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to withdraw his men from the Ondo State House of Assembly immediately so as to enable the state lawmakers perform their legislative duties.

Saraki Confident Of PDP Victory

1 year ago /
Nation  Politics 

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki has expressed confidence in the Peoples Democratic Party ability to win the 2019 general elections, especially at the national level.

DAPPMAN Suspends Planned Shutdown Of Oil Depots

1 year ago /
Nation 

Oil marketers under the aegis Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association of Nigeria (DAPPMAN) has extended its ultimatum and suspended the planned shutdown of depots across the country.

Senate Asks FG To Pay Marketers N429 Billion Oil Subsidy Arrears

1 year ago /
Nation 

Senate has waded into current face-off between government and oil marketers asking government to immediately pay all subsidy arrears of 429 billion Naira.

Senate Committee Says Over One Trillion Naira Unaccounted For By MDAs

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Senate Committee on Public Accounts says Nigeria may have lost over one trillion Naira due to the failure of the Auditor-General of the Federation to properly monitor the financial activities of ministries, departments and agencies in the past few years.

Protesting Staff Shut Down National Assembly

1 year ago /
Nation 

Members of staff of the national assembly on Tuesday barricaded the entrance of the senate and the House of Representatives over unpaid salaries and other entitlements.

 

Kwara APC Embrace Peace

1 year ago /
Nation  Politics 

Aggrieved aspirants and members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara state have resolved to set aside their differences and grievances to work together for unity and growth of the party.

PDP Accuses APC Of “Panic Action”

1 year ago /
Politics 

The Director General of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Campaign Council, Senator Bukola Saraki says the Federal Government and the All Progressives Congress, APC, are showing the signs of what he called “panic actions” knowing that the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, will give them a ‘run for their money’.

 

Buhari Has Right To Withhold Assent To Any Bill Passed By NASS - Lawan

1 year ago /
Nation 

Leader of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmed Lawan, says President Muhammadu Buhari is obliged by the Constitution to withhold assent to any bill passed by the National Assembly if he discovers infractions that could jeopardise national interest.

Paucity Of Funds Delay Port Harcourt-Maiduguri Rail Line

1 year ago /
Nation 

Minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has said that government does not have money to construct the Port Harcourt to Maiduguri rail line

Senate Rescinds Decision On Sevens Bills

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate has rescinded its decision on some clauses of seven bills as passed and re-committed them to the committee of the whole for re-consideration and passage.

Benue Govt Accuses Akume Of Changing The Benue Massacre Narrative

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Benue state government says it is now clear that the recent changing narrative on the Benue massacre as well as conquest and occupation agenda is a fabrication of one of its senators, George Akume who is the leader of the All Progressives Congress in the state.

Offa Robbery: Saraki Accuses Police Of Diversionary Tactics

1 year ago /
Nation 

Senate President, Bukola Saraki says the response by the police to his call for inquiry into how the prime suspect in the Offa robbery attacks on April 5, 2018 died was a mere diversionary tactics aimed at evading the serious issues of human rights abuse, extra-judicial killing and politicisation of criminal investigations.


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