News - Senate President

Buhari Is Healthy, No Cause For Alarm – Saraki

4 days 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 week 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 week 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...

FCDA Didn’t Pay N600 Million Rent To NASS – Melaye

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Sen. Dino Melaye has said that the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) does not pay rent to the leadership of the National Assembly. Melaye, Chairman of the Senate Committee on FCT, said that the reports of some online media alleging the payment of rent to NASS were false. In a statement issued...

Bukola Saraki Gives Ali Ndume New Role

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

Senate president, Bukola Saraki, on Thursday created two more standing committees to oversee Sustainable Development Goals and Federal Road Maintenance Agency, he also replaced the leadership of three others. Bukola Saraki, named former Senate Leader, Ali Ndume, chairman of the committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission, replacing Abba Kyari. The two...

Senate Considers Magu’s Re-nomination As EFCC Chair

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate has read a letter sent to it by President Muhammadu Buhari re-nominating Mr Ibrahim Magu, as the substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, read the letter during plenary on Tuesday that began after a closed-door meeting that lasted for...

Senate Will Ensure Upgrade Of Minna Airport – Saraki

1 month ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki says the Senate will ensure that the Minna Airport is upgraded to serve its primary function as alternative to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. The Senate President explained that the proximity of the Minna airport to the Federal Capital Territory and its standard runway made it...

World Bank Predicts Recession Will End In 2017

1 month ago /
Business and Economy  

The World Bank has predicted that Nigeria will get out of recession and grow its Gross Domestic Product by one per cent in 2017. In its January 2017 Global Economic Prospects report released on Wednesday, the global lender said that sub-saharan African growth is expected to pick up modestly to 2.9...

Saraki Canvasses Review of Procurement Laws To Cushion Recession

2 months ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has advocated the amendment of procurement laws at the state level as a quick fix to the protracted economic recession in Nigeria. He also called on the state Houses of Assembly to take a cue from the senate by embarking on the review of the state...

Senate Continues Public Hearing On PIB

2 months ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's Senate, as well as stakeholders in the petroleum sector, have gathered to witness the passage of the long awaited Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), at a two-day public hearing which started on December 7, 2016. The PIB, which has languished for nearly eight years in the National Assembly, with previous assemblies...

PDP Senators Stage Walk Out Over Omogunwa’s Defection

2 months ago /
Nation 

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senators have staged a walk-out during plenary over the defection of Senator Yele Omogunwa (Ondo South) to the All Progressives Congress (APC). The rowdy session ensued on Wednesday, as the PDP Senators demanded that the Senate President should declare his seat vacant. According to the PDP lawmakers, any...

FG, ASUU Get Two Week Deadline To Resolve Issue

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Senate meeting with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) ended in deadlock for the third time. The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, personally participated in resumed negotiation between the Federal Ministry of Education and the leadership of ASUU held at the National Assembly on Thursday. After almost three hours of closed...

ASUU, FG Are Beginning To Agree – Senate Committee

3 months ago /
Nation 

The Senate says some agreement have been reached between the Nigerian government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU on some of their issues except one which borders on the earned allowances of lecturers. This was made known by the Senate committee set up by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki...

Senate Rejects List Of Non-Career Ambassadors

3 months ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s Senate has rejected a list of 46 non-career ambassadors, which President Buhari sent to lawmakers for confirmation. Lawmakers rejected the list because of the myriad of petitions, which the Committee on Foreign Affairs received over the nomination of the ambassadors. The Senate is sending the list back to President Buhari to...

Commander, Six Soldiers Get National Burial

3 months ago /
Nation 

The Commanding Officer of the 272 Special Task Force Task Battalion, Lt. Col. Muhammad Abu-Ali and six troops who were killed during a Boko Haram attack at Mallam Fatori on November 4, 2016 were given a national burial at the military cemetery, Abuja on Monday. The Army Commander described by the...

Okorocha, APC Governors Beg Saraki, Senators Over Disunity In Party

3 months ago /
Politics 

Worried by the cold relationship between the executive arm of government, the National Assembly and the party, Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Governors' Forum, the Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha on Wednesday, visited the Senate President Bukola Saraki where he preached unity within the party.

Senate Suspends Electoral Act Amendment

3 months ago /
Nation 

The Senate has suspended the consideration of a bill to amend the Electoral acts 2010 due to the inability of the lawmakers to resolve the Section 36(1) relating to the kogi state governorship election matter. The ‎Lawmakers made their position known at Wednesday’s sitting, during a clause by clause consideration of the...

Senate Steps Down First Version Of PIB

3 months ago /
Nation 

The senate has stepped down the first version of the petroleum industry bill 2016 (governance and institutional framework for the petroleum industry) and referred to its committee on gas. The lawmakers reached the agreement at plenary session on Wednesday. While presiding over the session, the senate president Bukola Saraki wants the sponsor...

Rivers Re-Run Elections: Senate Threatens To Suspend Plenary, Gives INEC December 10 Deadline

3 months ago /
Nation 

Nigerian Senate on Wednesday threatened to suspend plenary until such a time that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is able to conduct re-run elections in Rivers State. The upper legislative chamber gave INEC a deadline not exceeding December 10 to conduct all pending elections in Rivers State; failing which it would...

Sexual Harassment: Senate Sets 5-Year Jail Term And 5mln Naira Fine

3 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate has adopted a five-year jail term and five million Naira fine as penalties for Sexual Harassment. Lawmakers reached the decision while deliberating on the report of the Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters on the Sexual Harassment in Tertiary Education Institution Bill. The bill also recommends expulsion...


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