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Breaking news: Lawan elected senate president

The Senator representing Yobe North constituency, Ahmed Lawan, has won the leadership position of the ninth National Assembly. Senator Lawan defeated his opponent Ali-Ndume with 79 votes from the lawmakers, thereby making him the Senate President. His victory was announced by the clerk of the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori, who added...

Buhari must sign electoral bill, lawmakers insist

Members of the National Assembly are mounting pressure on President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the Electoral Act (amendment) Bill 2018 to justify the N143bn the Joint Committee of the Senate and the House of Representatives on Electoral Matters has just recommended as the budget for the 2019 polls. That the...

Libya slave trade is a slap on Nigeria– Senate

The Senate yesterday charged the Federal Government to save Nigerians from slave auctions in Libya. Senate President, Bukola Saraki, described the Libya slave trade reports as a slap in the face of Nigerians. Saraki said this after Kaka Baba Bashir (Borno Central), had sponsored a motion on the urgent need to...

Blame CBN, NBS, NNPC, others if 2018 budget is not passed by December— Senate

The Senate has exonerated itself aforehand in case the 2018 Appropriation Bill fail to meet the target of being passed by December, as promised by lawmakers.   The Senate asked Nigerians to hold responsible for the imminent delay in the 2018 budget passage on Godwin Emefiele, the Central Bank Governor; Maikanti...

Senate approves Buhari’s request to borrow $5.5bn

Senate today approved the $5.5 billion external loan requested by President Muhammadu Buhari to finance Federal Government projects. The move to borrow the borrowing was approved at the plenary after the adoption of report the report by Senate Committee on Foreign and Local Debts Recall how the borrowing had generated controversy...

Nigeria to borrow $3bn, as Buhari seeks Senate approval

The consent of the Nigerian Senate has been requested by President Muhammadu Buhari for external loan of about $3 billion. According to Premium Times, Mr. Buhari has also sought the lawmakers’ approval to issue a $2.5 billion Eurobond or Diaspora bond in the international market. The requests are contained in a...

Senate tackles FG on 2017 budget implementation, says Nigerians will die

The Senate, yesterday, tackled the Executive arm of government over the poor implementation of the 2017 budget and the release of about 15 per cent of the N2.177 trillion voted for capital projects. Worried by the huge gap in the capital budget and the actual amount released so far, the...

‘Senate did not pass Peace Corps bill. We did not touch it’

The Senate has clarified the ambiguity emanating from the Nigerian Peace Corps Bill passed and adopted by the National Assembly. Since the Senate adopted the report of its Committee on Tuesday, two different groups had laid claims to the Bill passed. While Amb. Dr. Dickson Akoh, the National Commandant of Peace...

Senate OKs INEC to conduct local government elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission has now been empowered by the Senate to conduct elections across local governments in Nigeria, which until now were conducted by State Independent electoral Commissions. Senate passed the resolution after Dino Melaye moved for the motion during the amendment of the 1999 Constitution. Melaye argued that...

Nigerians slam Senate over plan to subsidize dollar for pilgrimage at N200

Nigeria Senate is undergoing serious backlash in the and hand of Nigerians over its request from the Central Bank of Nigeria to peg dollars for those going for pilgrimage to Israel and Saudi Arabia at N200. Currently the naira exchange to dollar at the rate of N315 at the official...
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Remove Magu when Saraki becomes Acting President– Falana

-Nasir el-Rufai calls Magu nightmare of corrupt people -Magu remains Chairman once I'm still in office, says Osinbajo A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Femi Falana has reacted to lingering issue on Senate removal of the acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, saying the lawmaker should suspend the move. Falana...
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Senate to Fashola: Resign if the ministry is too big for you

Following the controversy bordering budget allocations funds to Babatunde Fashola's ministry, the Senate has asked him to quit the job if the job is too much for him. Fashola, the Minister of Power, Work and Housing, had incessantly been bashing the lawmakers of slashing 2017 budgetary allocation of his ministry...

Senate to investigate Dino Melaye’s certificate scandal

Nigerian Senate will investigate Senator Dino Melaye's Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria certificate scandal. Former Senate leader, Ali Ndume raisesd a point of order on Tuesday based on the document which questions the authenticity of Senator Melaye's certificate. Details soon...

Buhari receives senate reports on Magu’s rejection

President Mohammadu Buhari has received a written communication believed to be the report of the Senate on the rejection of Ibrahim Magu as nominee for the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Ibrahim Magu It was learnt that the communication was forwarded by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki.

Again, Senate, DSS blocks Magu as EFCC Chairman

By Olakunle Adeniyi After the rejection of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu by the Senate, the lawmakers has requested a new nomination on Wednesday. The Senate also said Mr Magu's capacity in Acting Chairman of EFCC has ended. This was based on report...

Xenophobia: Senate, Reps divided over South Africa trip

By Olakunle Adeniyi The Senate has separated itself from the trip to South Africa by the Nigerian lawmakers over xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other foreigners by South Africans. The decision to withdral from the said trip was communicated by Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, saying both upper and lower chambers...

Ndume explains why he was removed as Senate Leader

Senator Ali Ndume has explained reason behind his removal as the Senate Majority Leader on Tuesday. Senate President had announced his removal prior the adjournment of upper legislative chamber today. Mr. Saraki read a letter from the All Progressives Congress caucus asking for leadership change. Mr. Ndume had stepped out of...

Senate to amend 58-year old budget law  

By Naomi Sharang Plans by the National Assembly to amend the 58-year old Fiscal Responsibility Act had reached its final stages with the submission of the report upon which the amendment would be predicated. The report, which was presented to the President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, by the Leader...

President Buhari reacts to Senate rejection of proposed $29.9bn loan

The Presidency has said it will not dispute the decision of the Senate to reject the request of President Muhammadu Buhari to borrow $29.9 billion. The Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on National Assembly Matters, Sen. Ita Enang, disclosed this while briefing journalists in Abuja on Tuesday. The Senate on...

2016 Budget padding: It’s media hype; lawmakers only subtracted, adjusted few items – Ndume

The Senate Leader, Ali Ndume, has described the ongoing controversy between the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara and former Chairman, House Committee on Appropriations, Abdulmumin Jibrin, regarding padding of the 2016 budget as “media hype.” Speaking with State House Correspondents on Friday after Jumat prayer with President...

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