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Senate president vows to pass PIB into law in 2021

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has vowed to ensure that the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) is passed into law in 2021. Lawal who...

Senate summons Isa Pantami over rising insecurity

The senate has directed its committees on communications and legislative compliance to summon Isa Pantami, communications minister, over the country’s growing insecurity. The resolution of...

Yakubu steps aside as INEC boss, waits for senate endorsement

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, on Friday, stepped aside from his substantive position pending when the upper...

Senate moves to stop Buhari, top govt officials from medical tourism abroad

The Senate Committee on Federal Character and Inter-Governmental Affairs yesterday said President Muhammadu Buhari should, henceforth, be treated at Nigerian hospitals anytime he falls...

Senate to stop FIRS, customs, 58 others from collecting federal allocations

He said the Senate would work out an arrangement to amend the Fiscal Responsibility Act that would stop the agencies from spending the money they generate as they pleased.

Airports’ reopening: Senate President, others question exclusion of North east

National Assembly members from the North East geopolitical zone, including the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, have protested the exclusion of the geopolitical zone in the reopening of some airports by the Federal Ministry of Aviation.

Laughter in senate as DG RMRDC lists ‘kilishi’ processing as breakthrough

While appearing before the senate committee on science and technology in Abuja on Monday, Ibrahim listed it as one of the agency’s successes.

Senate demands immediate reversal of power privatisation

The Senate on Tuesday asked the Federal Government to consider a comprehensive review of the power privatisation policy with a view to reversing the current arrangement.

I’ll dedicate my time to ensure justice for all – Kalu

The Senate Chief Whip and former governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, has thanked the judiciary and Nigerians for standing by him at his challenging time.

Lawal tackles Uwais, says her reaction to their comments baseless

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has described as ”unfair and baseless” a statement made by Maryam Uwais, special adviser to the president on social investments.

Bill to strip governors, vice-presidents, of immunity scales second reading at Senate

A bill seeking to strip governors, deputy governors and vice-presidents of immunity when found guilty of fraud or electoral crimes, has scaled through second reading at the Nigerian Senate.

JUST IN: Senator introduces bill to ban Generators

The senator representing Niger South, Bima Enagi, has introduced a bill seeking to ban the importation of generators into Nigeria.

Nigerians overwhelmingly reject social media bill at senate public hearing

Nigerians have in no ambiguous language rejected the social media bill which seeks to regulate the social media space currently been debated at the senate.

Senate to amend law mandating female police to seek permit before marriage

The move by the senate to repeal sections of the police act has gained momentum having passed second reading yesterday.

JUST IN: Smart Adeyemi takes oath of office as Kogi West senator

Senator Smart Adeyemi was on Wednesday sworn in as the lawmaker representing Kogi West.

Senate increases 2020 budget by N1.609trn, okays MTEF

The Senate yesterday invited President Muhammadu Buhari to present the 2020 budget as it increased it from N9.12 trillion to N10.729 trillion.

Senate to confirm ministerial nominees today

The Senate will confirm ministerial nominees of President Muhammadu Buhari today, Senate President Ahmad Lawan has said.

Ekweradu lauds senators for whittling moves to ‘overthrow’ 8th senate at valedictory

The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has said there were plans to ‘overthrow’ the outgoing 8th Senate.

Nigeria expended N11trn to defray subsidy claims in six years – Senate

Nigeria has spent N11 trillion on fuel subsidy in the last six years, the Senate Committee on Petroleum (Downstream) said yesterday.

NFIU: Senate moves to establish LG autonomy

The senate’s resolution followed a motion sponsored by Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi (APC, Niger North) as a result of the new financial guideline issued by Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) on Monday.
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