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Senate Convenes Emergency Session

The Senate has convened for an emergency session.The lawmakers are to deliberate on the Supplementary budget and a Bill seeking to Amend the CBN Act. This is the second time in the 9th Senate that an emergency session is convened. The first was during the Covid-19 pandemic to approve funds for the pandemic. Amaka Ene Subscribe […]Continue Reading

Senate Passes 2022 Supplementary Budget

The Senate on Wednesday passed the 2022 Supplementary Budget of N819.5 billion. President Muhammadu Buhari requested the passage of a supplementary budget that would be funded by additional domestic borrowing. The supplementary budget is intended to address food security in the aftermath of the country’s devastating floods, as well as damage to road infrastructure and […]Continue Reading

Senate Confirms 7 Ministerial Nominees

The Senate has confirmed seven persons nominated as ministers by President Muhammadu Buhari Presided over by the Senate President, Ahmed Lawal, the nominees were confirmed on Wednesday following screening by the upper chamber. The development came days after President Buhari appointed the ministers and wrote to the Senate, seeking their confirmation. Four of the Continue Reading

Senate Begins Screening of Ministerial Nominees

The Senate has commenced the screening of the seven ministerial nominees transmitted to it by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday last week. The nominees currently appearing before the Senate Committee are: Henry Ikechukwu Ikoh – Abia State; Umana Okon Umana (Akwa Ibom), Ekumankama Joseph Nkama (Ebonyi); and Goodluck Nnana Opiah (Imo) Others are Umar Ibrahim […]Continue Reading

Senate Amends Electoral Act To Allow President, Govs, Lawmakers Vote At Party Congresses, Primaries

The Senate on Tuesday amended the Electoral Act, 2022, to allow ‘statutory delegates’ – all those elected – to participate and vote in the conventions, congresses, or meetings of political parties. This followed the expeditious consideration of a bill during plenary which scaled first, second and third readings, respectively, and was passed by the lawmakers […]Continue Reading

Senate, Service Chiefs in Closed-Door Meeting

Members of the Senate and the Security Chiefs are presently holding a closed-door meeting. Security chiefs present include the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Lucky Eluoye Onyenucheya Irabor, Chief of Army Staff, Ibrahim Attahiru, Chief of Air Staff, Isiaka Oladayo Amao, Chief of Naval Staff, Awwal Zubairu Agambi and the Inspector General of Police, Alkali […]Continue Reading