News - senate

Buhari Assures South East Leaders, To Visit Region

14 hours 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

20 hours 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...

Nigeria Agriculture: Ministry Wants Laws To Export Yams, Goat Carcasses

3 days ago /
Business and Economy  

…Blames poor budget implementation on Procurement Act.

National Centre For Disease Control Brief Senate On Monkey Pox

3 days ago /
Health 

The National Centre For Disease control (NCDC) says there is no specific vaccine for the monkey pox virus.Its National Coordinator, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, who dropped the hint yesterday in Abuja, noted that the agency had not embarked on any vaccine programme nationwide. He added that there was no diagnostic laboratory...

IGP Idris Drags Senate To Court

3 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

5 days 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...

False Allegations: FG Files Charges Against Senator Misau

5 days ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government through the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, has filed two separate sets of charges against the Senator Isah Misau who is representing Bauchi Central Senatorial District. One of the two sets of charges, marked FCT/HC/CR/345/2017, filed before an Abuja High Court...

Buhari Seeks Senate’s Approval For $5.5bn Loan

5 days 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...

House Of Representatives Summons Health Minister Over Monkey Pox

5 days ago /
Health  Nation 

Nigeria’s House of Representatives has invited the minister of health, Professor Isaac Adewole to explain measures the country has put in place to ensure timely detection, prevention and containment of monkey pox and other viruses in the country. In the same vein, the Nigerian senate wants the ministry of health to...

NLC Backs Kachikwu/Baru Investigation

5 days ago /
Nation 

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has thrown its weight behind senate’s decision to investigate the face-off between minister of state for petroleum Ibe Kachikwu and the group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Maikanti Baru. NLC President Ayuba Wabba on the sidelines of an international conference on security in...

$5.5 Billion Loan: Buhari Seeks National Assembly Approval

6 days 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...

NUJ Distances Self From Senator Of Year Award

6 days ago /
Nation 

The national president Nigeria union of journalists, NUJ, Abdulwaheed Odusile has distanced the umbrella body for journalists in the country from  any award for Senator Dino Melaye and fourteen others by some unauthorized members of the union. Odusile said the award purportedly by the senate press corps of the union is...

Patience Jonathan: Senate Summons Bank MDs

6 days ago /
Nation 

The senate committee on Monday summoned the managing directors of seven banks over the freezing of the accounts of former first lady, patience Jonathan. The banks, zenith bank, first bank, Ecobank, fidelity, Stanbic- IBTC , Diamond and Skye banks were summoned by the senate committee on ethics, privileges and public petitions headed...

2019 Guber Race: Campaign Shifts To Nasarawa North

1 week ago /
Nation 

Sen. Abubakar Sodangi on Thursday threw his weight behind the calls to zone the Nasarawa State governorship seat to the north senatorial district in 2019. “Nasarawa North is the only senatorial district yet to produce a governor. “The first civilian governor, Abdullahi Adamu, is from the West senatorial district, while his successor,...

IGP hails Senate on kidnap bill

1 week ago /
Security 

Nigeria’s inspector general of Police Ibrahim Idris has hailed the national assembly for speedily passing the bill on kidnapping. The police chief who made the commendation at a south-south public lecture in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state capital also promised to secure conviction against kidnap kingpins henry chibueze popularly known as...

We Hope 2018 Budget Will Be Passed In December – Osinbajo

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government says it hopes the 2018 Appropriation Bill will be passed into law by the National Assembly in December. This is coming from the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, while speaking at a dialogue session with members of civil society organisations on Thursday in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. Professor Osinbajo also...

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...


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