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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

Senate is committed to development of the aviation sector – Smart Adeyemi

Chairman Senate Committee on Aviation, Senator Smart Adeyemi has promised that the Upper Chamber will continue to use its legislative powers and functions to enhance development in the aviation sector. Senator Adeyemi stated this in Abeokuta when the Senate Committee on Aviation paid a courtesy call on the Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun. Senator Adeyemi, Continue Reading

Senate Passes 2021 Appropriation Bill

Senate passes a budget of over N13 trillion for Year 2021, following a consideration of the report of the committee on appropriation. The budget is predicated $40 per barrel with crude oil production at 1.86million barrel per day. Exchange rate was pegged at N379 per dollar. Read President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech at the budget presentation […]Continue Reading

Senate Confirms Eight New Justices

The Senate at plenary confirmed 8 New Justices of the Supreme Courts. They include, Justice lawal Garba,Justice Helen Ogunwumiju,justice Abdu Aboki,and Justice Saulawa ,others are justice Adamu Jauro,Justice Samuel Oseji,Justice Tijjiani Abubakar,and Justice Emmanuel Agim. Their confirmation followed the consideration of the report of the Senate committee on judiciary, Continue Reading

Senator Buruji Kashamu is Dead

Former Senator, representative of Ogun East senatorial district, Prince Buruji Kashamu has reportedly died of COVID-19 complications. Senator Kashamu represented Ogun East senatorial district at the eighth National Assembly between 2015 and 2019. The death of the 62 year old stalwart of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP was first announced in a Facebook post by […]Continue Reading

Senate Assures Speedy Passage of PIB Bill

The Senate President Ahmad Lawal has assured of the speedy passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB, before the end of this year to address all bottleneck in the extractive industry. The Senate President gave the assurance, while declaring open a webinar organized by the Nigeria Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies, NILDS in collaboration […]Continue Reading

Danbatta Set for Senate Confirmation

The Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, is set to be confirmed by the Senate for his reappointment by the President for another five-year term in office as the country’s chief telecoms regulator. This followed the acknowledgement of his outstanding performance in the last five years when […]Continue Reading

Senate Suspends Sitting over Coronavirus

The Senate has suspended all public hearing and schools excursion to the National Assembly. The Senate President Ahmad Lawan said the Chamber gallery would also be closed to the public. Rising from an executive session, the Senate President said these resolutions were taken as an additional measure to check the spread of COVID 19. Amaka/FRCN […]Continue Reading

Senate, Rep. Should Politically Empower Youths and Women – Ogundoyin

The Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly, OYHA, Mr. Adebo Ogundoyin has called on the Nigerian Senate and the House of Representative to make conscious efforts towards politically empowering Nigerian youths and women. Speaking in Abuja, at the 25th Nigerian Economic Summit tagged, “Nigeria 2050: Shifting Gears”, Ogundoyin noted that the Nigerian government […]Continue Reading