Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Saraki to Public Servants: Be Committed to Nigeria

The President of the Senate, His Excellency ,Dr Bukola Saraki, has urged public servants in various Ministries, Departments and Agencies to be committed to providing high quality s...

Senate Condemns Sale of Nigerians in Libya

The Senate has condemned the alleged sale of illegal African migrants “mostly Nigerians” as slaves in Libya. The lawmakers also described the story as a slap on the face of Nigeri...

Speaker Commends Army over Indigenous Language Directive

The Speaker of the Lagos state House of Assembly, Mr Mudashiru Obasa, has commended the Nigerian Army on its directive to its personnel to learn the country’s three major indigenou...

Restructuring Nigeria is Inevitable – Ekweremadu

Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu, says restructuring Nigeria is inevitable for all-inclusive advantages it will confer on federating units and enhancement of nat...

Restructuring: NASS can make or mar country – Ayade

Cross River Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, has charged the National Assembly to live up to its responsibility of repositioning the country’s economy. The governor made the call at the...

Lagos Assembly, Others Mourn Ekwueme

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday described the late Dr Alex Ekwueme, Second Republic vice-president of Nigeria, as a patriot and true nationalist. The Acting Chairman, ...

Senate to Begin Debate on 2018 Appropriation Bill on Nov. 22 — Saraki

The President of the Senate, Dr  Bukola Saraki, says the debate on the 2018 appropriation bill will commence on Wednesday, Nov. 22. Saraki, who made the announcement during plenar...

Federal Character Policy Hinders National Development – Speaker

The Speaker of Edo House of Assembly, Kabiru Adjoto, said on Wednesday that the federal character policy of the Federal Government was hindering national development. Speaking duri...

Senate to Publish Names of Companies in Alleged N30trn Scam

The Senate says it is set to publish names of companies found culpable in investigation into alleged N30 trillion revenue scam in the import and export value chain. Sen. Hope Uzod...

Senate to Investigate Death of 26 Nigerian Girls on Mediterranean

The Senate is to investigate the death of 26 young Nigerian girls on the Mediterranean while travelling to Italy. The measure followed a resolution on a motion “On death of 26 You...

Senate Wants Ministry to Provide Anti-venom for Snake bite Victims

The Senate has asked Federal Ministry of Health to provide adequate anti-venom to treat victims of snake bite in the snake belt states of Borno, Adamawa, Taraba, Gombe and Plateau....

Kogi House of Assembly Extends Tenure of LG Administrators by 6 Months

The Kogi House of Assembly on Wednesday approved a six-months tenure extension to local government administrators in the state. The Wednesday extension is the second this year aft...

No Rivalry between Legislature and Executive- Dogara

The Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, has said that contrary to beliefs in some quarters, the Legislature and the Executive were not rivals but partners in progr...

IG Files N5bn Libel Suit against Misau

The ongoing clash between the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris and the Senator representing Bauchi Central in the National Assembly, Hamman Misau, has taken a fresh dimen...

Buhari is Fighting a Lone Battle in the Fight against Corruption – Senator Zwingina

Senator Jonathan Silas Zwingina, a former Senate leader, says President Mohammadu Buhari is standing alone in  the fight against corruption as he is being surrounded by doubtful of...

Sen. Useni Admonishes Youth to be Agents of Change

The Senator representing Plateau South Senatorial District, Sen. Jeremiah Useni, on Saturday called on citizens, particularly youth, to be agents of change, if the country would re...

Reps. to Probe Non-remittance of NSITF Funds

The House of Representatives on Thursday resolved to constitute an ad hoc committee to investigate alleged non- remittance of trillions of naira to the Nigerian Social Insurance Tr...

Senate Threatens to Issue a Warrant of Arrest on IGP

The Senate has threatened to issue arrest warrant against the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr. Ibrahim Idris, for failing to appear before its ad-hoc committee investigating ...

Senate Passes Bill Establishing Chartered Institute of Entrepreneurs

The Bill for an Act to establish the Chartered Institute of Entrepreneurs to Regulate and Control the Practice of Entrepreneurship and for related matters passed third reading in S...

Nigeria’s future is Secured- Dogara

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Yakubu Dogara, says Nigeria’s future is secured because of Nigerians’ commitment to God. Dogara made the assertion on Wednesday a...

Dogara Commends Buhari for Assenting to North East Development Commission

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the North East Development Commission Bill into law. In a state...

Senators Donate over 1,200 Bags of Rice to Kogi Workers

Senators on Wednesday, resolved to alleviate the plight of workers in Kogi following  the non payment of salaries by the state government. The lawmaker representing Kogi West Sena...

Lagos Assembly Passes Institute for Cancer and Disease Control Bill

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Tuesday passed into law a bill to establish an Institute for Cancer and Disease Control, to further improve on health status  of the citizenry....

Senate to Banks: Unfreeze Patience Jonathan’s accounts

Former First Lady, Mrs Patience Jonathan, on Wednesday, got a reprieve as the Senate Committee investigating the petitions against the freezing of her accounts, directed that they ...

Dogara Pays Tribute to Gowon @85

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Yakubu Dogara, on Wednesday paid tribute to former Head of State Gen. Yakubu Gowon in marking Gowon’s 85 years. In a statement si...

Saraki Seeks Improved Trade Relations with Russia

The President of the Senate,  Dr Bukola Saraki, has commenced negotiations for improved trade relations between Nigeria and Russia, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. Sarak...

Senate Urges FG to Appoint Separate Minister for Power

The Senate has urged the Federal Government to appoint a separate minister for the Ministry of Power to ensure optimal performance. Under the present administration, the Ministry ...

NASS is Committed to Strengthening Intra-Africa Trade Relations – Saraki

The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, on Monday re-echoed the determination of the National Assembly to work towards strengthening trade relations between Nigeria and Ghan...

Saraki Urges Collective Fight against Terrorism

Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, says it is the collective responsibility of  world leaders to combat terrorism, reaffirming Nigeria’s  commitment to the fight. Saraki said thi...

NASS will re-visit Devolution of Power in Constitution Amendment — Lasun

Deputy Speaker of House of Representatives, Yusuf  Lasun, has assured that the National Assembly will re-visit the issue of devolution of power in the Constitution Amendment proces...

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