News - The Nigerian senate

Senate Debates Budget

6 days ago /
Politics 

The Nigerian Senate has commenced debate on the general principles of the 2019 appropriation bill of N8.83 (eight point eighty- three) trillion naira, now before the national assembly.

Senate Cancels Plenary Resumption

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate has canceled the resumption in plenary scheduled for Tuesday, January 29, 2019.

Senate To Reconvene Tuesday Over Onnoghen

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate will on Tuesday reconvene to discuss the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen and the swearing-in of Tanko Mohammad as the acting CJN by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Senate To Reconvene Tuesday, Debate Onnoghen’s Suspension

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate has said it will reconvene on Tuesday.

Buhari Submits Minimum Wage Bill To National Assembly

1 month ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari is seeking Senate approval for a new National Minimum Wage.

Senate Confirms Moddibo Hamman Tukur NFIU Director

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate has confirmed the appointment of Maddibo Hamman Tukur as director of the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit, NFIU.

Saraki Urges INEC To Devise Strategies Against PVCs Buying

2 months ago /

The President of the Nigerian Senate, Bukola Saraki has advised the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, to immediately call a meeting of stakeholders in next month’s general elections to formulate plans to stop politicians from buying Permanent Voter Cards, PVC.

Ekweremadu Urges Nigerians To Embrace Spirit Of Christmas

2 months ago /

The deputy president of the Nigerian Senate, Ike Ekweremadu has admonished Nigerians to imbibe the virtues of love, fairness, selfless service and commitment to public good as exemplified by Christ in order to ensure hitch free elections in 2019.

Atiku Meets Civil Society Organisations

2 months ago /
Politics 

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP,  Atiku Abubakar, has challenged Civil Society Organisations to rise up in defense of the country’s democracy.

Senate Approves Niger delta Amnesty Programme

3 months 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.

Ondo House Of Assembly Reopens

3 months ago /
Nation 

The resolution by the Nigerian senate mandating the inspector-general of police, Ibrahim Idris to withdraw policemen from the Ondo state house of assembly and allow eighteen lawmakers belonging to the Olamide George faction access to the chambers, seems to be yielding results.

Senate Divided Over ‘Lopsided’ EFCC Appointments

3 months 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

3 months 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.

Akpabio Denies Instigating Akwa Ibom Assembly Crisis

3 months ago /
Nation 

Immediate past minority leader of the Nigerian senate, Godswill Akpabio has denied allegations levelled against him over the recent crisis in the Akwa Ibom state house of assembly.

Australia Supports Nigeria Disability Bill

3 months ago /
Nation 

The Australian government says it is throwing its weight behind efforts to ensure the passage of the Nigeria disability bill pending since 2010.

 

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

3 months 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.

Senate Rescinds Decision On Sevens Bills

3 months 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.

Senate Adjourns Sitting In Honour Of Troops Killed By Boko Haram

3 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate on Thursday cut short it’s plenary session in solidarity with the Nigerian Army following the killing of 44 soldiers by Boko Haram insurgents in Metele, Borno State over the weekend.

Senate Asks Police To Withdraw Personnel From Akwa Ibom Assembly

3 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate has asked the Inspector General of Police, Idris Ibrahim, to immediately withdraw his men from the complex of the Akwa Ibom State Assembly.

APU Will Develop Strategies That Will Control Terrorism - Buhari

4 months ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed the hope that the African Parliamentary Union (APU) will develop strategies that will assist the continent in confronting the menace of terrorism and armed banditry.


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