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INEC To Decide On Anambra Senatorial Judgement

2 days ago /
Nation 

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, says it has applied for the certified true copy of the judgment of the Abuja High Court which ordered the senate president Bukola Saraki, to inaugurate Obiora Okonkwo to take over the senatorial seat forthwith. In a statement by the commission and endorsed by its...

Magu Denies Clash Between EFCC And DSS, NIA Operatives

2 days ago /
Security 

The acting chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu says his men never engaged in any “dirty fight” with officials of the department of state security, and the Nigeria Intelligence Agency, over the planned arrest of former director general of both agencies. Magu said this as he testified before...

Court To Hear Maina’s Suit Against EFCC On January 15

2 days ago /
Nation 

A Federal High Court sitting in Kaduna state will on January 15, 2018, hear a suit brought before it by the embattled former chairman of the pension reform task team, Mr Abdulrasheed Maina, seeking to quash the EFCC act of 2004, on the premise that the act is illegal and...

2018 Budget: Senate Committee Faults Allocation By Power Parastatal

2 days ago /
Nation 

The Senate Committee on Power, has condemned plans by the Rural Electrification Agency, a parastatal in the Ministry of Power to spend N10 billion on solar power projects in nine universities in the six geo-political zone of the country. Committee members raised concerns over the project at a 2018 budget defense...

Senate Quizzes NSIA Over $27.9 Million

2 days ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate has begun investigation into how the sum of three hundred and fifty dollars in the custody of Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) is being disbursed without appropriation. The senate through its committee on public accounts also wants explanation on how twenty-seven point nine million dollar was loaned to...

EFCC Chairman, DSS DG Appear Before Senate Panel

2 days ago /
Nation 

Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu and the Director General of the DSS, Lawal Daura, are before a Senate panel to discuss the clash between EFCC and DSS officials. The clash began when operatives of the EFCC attempted to arrest former head of NIA, Mr Ayo...

Federal Ministry Of Justice, NASS Set For More Collaboration

2 days ago /
Nation 

The Ministry of Justice has promised greater collaboration with the national assembly to make progress in the administration of criminal justice. Attorney general of the federation and minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami stated this when he hosted the senate committee on judiciary, human rights and legal matters on oversight visit to...

Court of Appeal Verdict Vindicates Me, Saraki Insists

4 days ago /
Nation 

The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, has insisted that he has no case to answer on 15 of the 18 charges filed against him by the Federal Government. In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, on Monday,  Mr Saraki noted that the verdict of...

Appeal Court Reverts Saraki Back To CCT To Clear Three Charges

4 days ago /
Nation 

The Court of Appeal has ordered the retrial of three charges out of 18 amendend charges brought against senate president, Bukola Saraki by the federal government before the code of conduct tribunal  In an appeal filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission , EFCC, challenged the decision of the code...

Northern Leaders Need To Be More Proactive Says Saraki

4 days ago /
Nation 

The president of the Nigerian Senate Bukola Saraki says the north has been tagged a "huge burden" on Nigeria by those who question what the region brings to the table in boosting the nation's economy. Speaking at the opening of the northern senators forum's maiden retreat in Katsina,  Saraki tasked the...

Senate Seeks Solution To Youth Unemployment

5 days ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s Senate President Bukola Saraki has called on the federal government and the private sector to as a matter of urgency focus more attention on youth unemployment and development challenges crisis facing the country. Saraki said it would do the country no good to continue to shift blames on any individual...

United Health Coverage Seeks More Funds For Malaria Control

6 days ago /
Health 

The United Health Coverage wants the Nigerian Senate to consider increasing funds for the control of malaria in the 2018 budget. Some malaria prevention organisations made the appeal during a meeting with the chairman senate committee on health. They said there was need for partnership with the legislature. According to various reports, Nigeria...

Senate Approves MTEF/FSP; Pegs Benchmark At $47 Per Barrel

1 week ago /
Nation 

The senate has approved a benchmark of $47 per barrel of crude oil for the proposed 2018 budget. This represents an increase of $2 from an initial projection of $45 per barrel. Senate took the decision on Tuesday as it received and approved the report of its joint committee on finance and...

Saraki Seeks Efficient Utilization Of Water Resources

1 week ago /
Nation 

Senate President Bukola Saraki has called for rational and efficient utilization of water resources in Nigeria. Saraki stated this as he officially declared open a public hearing on two separate but related bills namely: "water resources bill 2017 and river basin development authority act, 2016. Saraki who was represented by chief whip of...

Senate To Investigate Rights Abuses By SARS

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate wants its ad-hoc committee on security to investigate the alleged human rights abuses and extra-judicial killings by the special anti-robbery squad, SARS. This follows a motion raised by senator Isa Misau who called for urgent intervention of lawmakers before the situation gets out of hand. President of the senate,...

BREAKING: Senate Passes MTEF, Increases Oil Price Benchmark

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Senate has passed the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) for 2018 to 2020. In passing the MTEF today, the Senate, however, increased the benchmark price of crude proposed by the Federal Government from 45 to 47 dollars per barrel. Also, the lawmakers approved 2.3 million barrels oil production per day, an...

Forum Condemns Violence Against Women

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Violence against women has been identified as a major set back to their effective participation in politics. Chairman senate committee on information and orientation senator Eyinnaya Abaribe says violence against women are in different forms and only effective implementation of relevant laws would contain the trend  Senator Abaribe was speaking at a stakeholder’s...

Buhari Writes Senate, Requests Confirmation Of CCB Nominees

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has written the Nigerian Senate to request for the confirmation of nominees of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB). The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, read the letter to lawmakers during Wednesday’s plenary at the Upper House of the National Assembly in Abuja. President Buhari, who sent the names...

Saraki Expresses Worry Over Return Of Looted Funds

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Senate president Bukola Saraki is disturbed that Nigeria is finding it difficult to convince other countries to return funds looted from the country. The senate president said the difficulties are as  a result  of the  poor handling of recovered funds; which he reiterated are often stolen again by Nigeria’s anti-graft agencies. Bukola...

I Helped Build APC, Can’t Leave Like Atiku – Adamawa Governor

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Governor Jibrilla Bindo of Adamawa State says he is one of the founding fathers of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and will not join former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar to exit the party. Bindo said this on Tuesday while after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari. He added that the APC is a...


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