News - Senate President

Senate Refuses To Engage Customs CG For Failure To Wear Uniform

6 days ago /
Nation 

The Senate has refused to engage with the Comptroller General of Customs,  Rtd Colonel Hameed Ali, because of his failure to wear the Customs uniform as directed by lawmakers. The Senate has asked him to reappear before it next week Wednesday in uniform. The Customs CG defied the Senate and appeared before...

Customs CG Honours Senate’s Invitation, Appears In Mufti

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service, Retired Colonel Hameed Ali has finally honoured the invitation of the Nigerian Senate to appear before lawmakers on Thursday. The Customs boss arrived at the Senate around 9.30 a.m and went straight to the office of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki. The Customs boss...

Saraki Meets With Business Community In Germany

1 week ago /
Nation 

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has met with German businessmen as part of efforts to attract German investments into Nigeria and improve economic relations between both countries. Senator Saraki and his team have assured investors that the Nigerian government is removing inhibitions to doing business in Nigeria and the Nigerian parliament is...

Saraki Congratulates Osinbajo @60

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has congratulated the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on his 60th birthday anniversary.  Saraki in a statement, signed by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, also wished Osinbajo good health, great wisdom and enduring grace to to serve the nation and humanity....

Senate On Unclaimed Dividends

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's Senate President, Bukola Saraki has urged members of the Senate Committee on Capital Market, to work closely with stakeholders in the sector to reposition the nation's capital market. Saraki made the call at a public hearing organized by the Senate Committee on Capital Market on the status of the N90billion...

Walter Onnoghen Sworn-In As Chief Justice Of Nigeria

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Justice Walter Onnoghen has been sworn-in as the 17th substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) by Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa in Abuja. After taking his oath of office, Onnoghen was also decorated by the Acting President with the national honour of the Grand...

Senate President Leads Delegation To German Parliament

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki will on Tuesday lead a five-man delegation on a three-day visit to the German Parliament, the Bundestag. The viit is aimed at promoting economic relations between Nigeria and Germany as well as for the purpose of peer review. In a statement issued by Yusuph...

 

Saraki Congratulates Obasanjo @80

2 weeks ago /

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has congratulated former President Olusegun Obasanjo who clocks 80 on Sunday describing him as a"beacon of national unity, peace and progress." Saraki in a tribute through a statement from his Special Adviser on Media, Yusuf Olaniyonu,  ‎said he is delighted, on behalf of the 8th Senate,...

Nigeria Needs A New Generation Of Universities – Bukola Saraki

2 weeks ago /
Education 

Dr Bukola Saraki, the Senate President, has urged Nigerian universities to be agents of community development rather than being Jack-of-all-trades, running all-comers’ programmes. Saraki gave the advice in a goodwill message at the 3rd Biennial Conference of the Committee of Pro-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities in Abuja. He was represented by Sen. Jubril...

Alleged False Asset Declaration: Saraki’s Trial Continues

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The trial of the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, over alleged false assets declaration, has continued, with the cross examination of prosecution witness, Mr Samuel Madujemu. The witness told the tribunal that he is not in possession of the report of investigation conducted on the senate president’s asset declaration. Under cross...

FG, Senate Urge Varsities To Seek Alternative Funding

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government on Wednesday urged tertiary institutions in the country to develop alternative means of generating funds to run their activities with a view to surviving the economic recession. The government also identified poor deployment of Information Communications Technology in the education sector as the reason behind the slow migration...

Senate To Probe NNPC Over N5.1trn Unaccounted Subsidy Payment

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Senate on Tuesday, resolved to investigate the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, (NNPC) over N5.1 Trillion collected on subsidy between 2006 and 2015. Senator Dino Melaye drew the attention of the house to the huge amount allegedly collected by NNPC but unaccounted for. The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, noted that the...

Southeast Governors Meet To Discuss Development For Igbo Tribe

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

Governors of the five south east states in Nigeria, have been deliberating on issues of insecurity and economic integration, among other challenges facing the region. The meeting which resumed for the first time since 2014, under the aegis of the Southeast Governors Forum, was held behind closed doors at the Government...

Osinbajo Seeks 500 Billion Dollars Eurobond

4 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has written to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, seeking approval for the issuance of 500 million dollars Eurobond to fund the 2016 budget. According to the letter, which was read by the Speaker during plenary, the executive plans to issue the Eurobond in...

FG To Reduce Agencies Operating In Ports To Six

4 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government is currently working towards streamlining the number of agencies operating in the nation’s ports to only six from about eight. This is part of the decisions reached at an expanded meeting of the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council presided over by the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, at...

Senate Reads Buhari’s Letter For Vacation Extension

4 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has read the letter from Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari extending his vacation to allow him address his health challenges. The letter was sent to the National Assembly during the break from plenary. The President had on February 5, 2017, written to the National Assembly, informing of his...

Senate Set To Confirm Justice Walter Onnoghen As CJN

4 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed receiving a letter from Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, requesting the confirmation of Justice Walter Onnoghen as Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). Senate President Bukola Saraki, read the letter on resumption of plenary after a four-week suspension of sitting. The Senate had on Feb. 19, adjourned plenary to...

Buhari Is Healthy, No Cause For Alarm – Saraki

1 month ago /

The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has assured that there is no cause for alarm on the health status of President Buhari as he is healthy. In a press statement signed and issued on Wednesday night, Dr. Saraki says himself, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara and the Senate Leader,...

NLC PROTEST AGAINST BAD ECONOMY

1 month ago /
Nation 

Members of the Nigerian Labour Congress  gathered at the Unity Fountain in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, protesting what they called ''the effect of poor governance''. They marched on the streets of Abuja, carrying placards with Various Inscriptions to the  National Assembly and the Presidential Villa. The protest code named ‘national day...

Saraki Appoints Baba Ahmed Now As His Chief Of Staff

1 month ago /
Nation 

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has appointed Dr. Hakeem Baba Ahmed, as his new Chief of Staff. He succeeds Senator Isa Galaudu, who resigned last week. In a statement by his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki said the appointment takes immediate effect. Baba Ahmed, 61, was educated at the...


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