News - Senate President

Buhari Assures South East Leaders, To Visit Region

2 days ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured stakeholders from the south east that the region will benefit more from roads and coastal rail projects, which are of critical importance to the economy.  speaking at an audience with leaders from the region led by the deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, the president declared that...

Dokpesi Solicits Support Of Ogbeha/Mantu

2 days ago /
Politics 

In continuation of his visit to party leaders and founding fathers of the peoples democratic party, a foremost aspirant in the PDP national chairmanship race, High Chief Raymond Aleogho Dokpesi was at the Abuja homes of the former deputy senate president, Senator Ibrahim Mantu and a former military governor and...

IGP Idris Drags Senate To Court

5 days ago /
Nation 

On Thursday, October 12, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Ibrahim Idris, filed a suit before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Abuja. He was seeking an order restraining the Senate and Senate President Bukola Saraki from going ahead with their plan to investigate allegations of malpractices...

Senate Pushes Law To Advertise Vacant Positions In Federal Civil Service‬

6 days ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday pushed harder for a bill for an act seeking to make it an offence for vacant positions in the federal civil service to be filled without being advertised. The bill sponsored by Senator Biodun Olujimi representing Ekiti south scaled second reading. In her lead debate, Olujimi said the...

Buhari Seeks Confirmation Of Deputy CBN Governor

6 days ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari, has written to the Senate seeking the confirmation of the nominee of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Deputy Governor, Aisha Ahmad. President Buhari on October 5, 2017 appointed Mrs Aishah Ahmad as the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, subject to Senate Confirmation. This was...

Electoral Offences Commission Bill Scales Second Reading In Senate‬

6 days ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian senate moved a step further on Wednesday to pass a bill for an act, which seeks to establish the national electoral offences commission. In his lead debate, Senator Abubakar Kyari said Nigeria was in urgent need of a special commission to prosecute electoral crimes, which he said have led...

Bill To Tackle Illegal Recruitment In Civil Service Passes Second Reading

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Senate has passed through Second Reading, a Bill to make it an offense for vacant positions in the Federal Civil Service to be filled without being advertised. The Bill is intended to curb illegal recruitment into Federal Government Agencies, parastatals and to give all qualified applicants an equal opportunity to...

Buhari Seeks Senate’s Approval For $5.5bn Loan

1 week ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari, has asked the Senate to approve an external loan of 5.5billion dollars to finance the 2017 budget. President Buhari’s request was contained in a letter read on the floor of the Upper Chamber by the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki. In the letter, President Buhari explained that the...

$5.5 Billion Loan: Buhari Seeks National Assembly Approval

1 week ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday sought national assembly approval for an external loan of $5.5 billion to finance the 2017 budget. Buhari's request is contained in a letter read on the floor of the senate by senate president Bukola Saraki. While $3 billion would be sourced through euro bond, the remaining $2.5...

Senate Receives Buhari’s Virement Request For Capital Project

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate has received a request from President Muhammadu Buhari for the virement of funds from various budget lines to fund the Federal Government’s priority projects and programs.  The Senate sent the request to its committee on appropriations. But some lawmakers opposed the virement request from the President noting that the...

Buhari Observes Special Jumat Prayers For Independence Celebrations

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Special prayers were offered today at the Presidential Villa mosque during the weekly Jumat prayers in commemoration of the 57th Independence Celebration. The Chief Imam, Abdulwahid Abubakar, who led the two rakaat prayers, prayed for peaceful coexistence and prosperity of the Nigerian nation. President Muhammadu Buhari attended the prayers in the company...

Anambra Election: APC Preaches Unity, Drums Support For Candidate

2 weeks ago /
Politics 

The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has met with the party’s candidate for the Anambra State governorship election, Tony Nwoye, and other aspirants who contested the APC primaries for the election. The meeting, which was convened and presided on Thursday by the APC National Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun, had in...

Senate On Nigeria’s 57th Independence

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Nigerian senators have called for the need to use the window provided by the nation’s independence anniversary on the 1st of October 2017 to advocate for peace and unity of the nation.  Deputy senate President Ike Ekweremadu who moved a motion under point of order congratulated Nigeria and Nigerians on the...

House Invites Customs, DSS Heads Over Illegal Arms Import

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The House of Representatives has resolved to invite heads of the Nigerian Customs Service and the Department of State Security (DSS) to brief the lawmakers on plans to address the menace of small arms and light weapons. The resolution, which was made on Wednesday at the Lower Chambers of the National...

Saraki Declares Open IPU Summit

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Senate President, Bukola Saraki has said giving young persons the opportunity to partake in leadership is crucial to good governance and economic development. Saraki states this when he officially declared open the African regional conference of the inter-parliamentary union Young Parliamentarians Forum, YPF, at the national assembly in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. The...

Agitators Must Abide By Nigeria’s Constitution – Saraki

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has advised all agitators in the country to pursue their interest through constitutional means. The Federal lawmakers which have been away for their annual recess for seven-week resumed plenary session on Tuesday. After a three-hour closed-door meeting during which they discussed some national issues, Saraki said part...

2017 Budget: Senate Summons Adeosun, Udoma

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate has summoned the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, and her counterpart in the Ministry of Budget and Planning, Udo Udoma. The ministers were summoned to brief the lawmakers on the cause of the inadequate releases and steps being taken to expedite release of funds for the capital component...

Saraki Names New Senate Committee Chairmen

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, has announced the reshuffling of chairmanship of some committees at the Upper Chamber. Dr Saraki made the announcement while presiding over Tuesday’s plenary, as the National Assembly resumed from its break. Senator Andy Uba is the new chairman of the Committee on Interior, while the Committee on...

Senate Says Nigeria’s Unity Is Not Negotiable

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian senate resumed from seven weeks recess on Tuesday and resolved that the country’s unity is not negotiable. The upper legislative chamber also resolved to do whatever it takes to ensure peace in the country, even as it summoned Nigeria’s economic managers over the economy and budget implementation. Senate resumed plenary...

Road Deficit: Saraki Seeks Private Sector Interventions Through Tax Incentives

3 weeks ago /
Business and Economy   Nation 

Senate president, Bukola Saraki on Monday disclosed that Nigeria cannot find the money required to fund its road deficit infrastructure in the next 10 to 20 years. Saraki stated this when he officially declared opened a public hearing on two separate but closely related bills namely; company income tax act 2004(amendment)...


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