Monday, September 20, 2021

Senate to Consider Buhari’s Supplementary Budget Request Wednesday

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the upper chamber will on Wednesday consider President Muhammadu Buhari’s N895.842 billion supplementary budget request. Lawan...

Electoral Act: Presiding Officers Can’t Determine Outcome of Amendment, Says Lawan

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that presiding officers of both chambers of the National Assembly are not in any position to...

PIB: How We Passed Bill Without Having Copies – Lawmaker Alleges

Member of House of Representatives representing Esan North-east/South-east Federal Constituency Sergius Ogun, has revealed that some members did not have copies of the bill...

House of Reps Rejects Lifting of Ban on Twitter

The joint committee mandated by the House of Representatives to investigate the ban placed on Twitter by the Federal Government has rejected the lifting...

Senate Passes Petroleum Industry Bill

The Senate on Thursday passed the Petroleum Industry Bill, 2021. The bill was passed after the clause by clause consideration of the report of its...

Senate Amends Firearms Act, Importation of Illegal Arms to Attract 3-year...

The Senate on Wednesday passed a bill which provides for 3 years jail term or N3 million naira fine or both, as  penalties for...

Senate Approves Police Trust Fund Budget

The Senate on Tuesday approved the sum of N74,773,601,916 billion as 2021 budget for the Nigeria Police Trust Fund. The approval followed the consideration of...

Again, Three Senators Dump PDP for APC, Accuse Opposition party of...

Three Senators belonging to the Peoples’ Democratic Party on Wednesday, resigned their membership of the party and defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC). The...

Senate Passes Bills to Establish Health Sciences Varsity, ICT Institute

The Senate on Tuesday passed a bill to establish the Federal University of Health Sciences, Otukpo, Benue State. Also passed was a bill for the...

Senate Passes N329.963bn FCT Budget

The Senate has approved N329,963,491,523bn as statutory budget for the Federal Capital Territory for the year 2021.  The passage followed the consideration of the report...

Senate to Consider 2021 Suplementary Budget

The Senate has stated that they will on Wednesday be considering the 2021 supplementary budget of about N895.8 billion. The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, said...

Another PDP Senator Resigns from Party

Senator representing Zamfara Central in the National Assembly, Hassan Mohammad Gusau, has tendered his resignation as a member of the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party...

Social Media Must be Regulated to Protect National Interest – Gbajabiamila

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Sunday, said that social media must be regulated to protect national interests. The Speaker made this...

Senator Nwaoboshi Defects to APC

Less than forty -eight hours after his suspension by the Delta State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Senator representing Delta North,...

NASS Complex Renovation Contract to be Awarded Soon—FCDA

The Federal Capital Development Authority has said the contract for the renovation of the National Assembly Complex will soon be awarded following the leaking...

2023: N’Assembly Will Support INEC to Delineate Electoral Constituencies – Lawan

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has assured Nigerians that the National Assembly will work with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in its...

Leaking NASS: No Money Released for Renovation – Senate

Senate Spokesperson and Senator representing Osun Central, Senator Ajibola Basiru, has said the National Assembly and its leadership  are not responsible for the maintenance and...

Twitter Suspension: Reps Engage Lai Mohammed

Members of the House of Representatives joint committee mandated to investigate the suspension of activities of Twitter in Nigeria by the Executive arm, on...

Senate Tasks FCDA on Renovation of NASS complex

The Senate has urged the Federal Capital Territory Authority (FCDA) to expedite  action on the renovation of the National Assembly complex to stop the...

Senate Confirms Faruk Yahaya as Army Chief

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed the appointment of Major General Faruk Yahaya as the Chief of Army Staff. His confirmation followed the consideration of a...

APC May Face Challenges After Buhari’s Exit in 2023 – Lawan

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) may face challenges after the exit of President Muhammadu Buhari...

PDP Cautions Lawan, Gaya Over Onochie’s Nomination

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cautioned the President of the Senate, Senator Ahmed Lawan, not to test the will of the people in...

Lawan Leads Senate Delegation to Kaduna to Commiserate with Injured Soldiers

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan,departed Abuja Saturday morning at the head of a Senate delegation to a military hospital in Kaduna. The delegation is...

New Electoral Law, Constitution to be Ready in June/July – Senate...

The amended versions of the Electoral Act and the 1999 Constitution being reviewed  by the National Assembly will be ready before the end of...

Delta Assembly Considers Anti-open Grazing Law

Speaker Delta State House of Assembly, Sherrif Oborevwori, on Thursday disclosed that open grazing of cattle will soon be outlawed in the state following...

Ignore FG’s Draconian Ban of Twitter, NASS Minority Caucus Urges Nigerians

The joint minority caucus of the Senate and the House of Representatives has described the ban on Twitter by the Federal Government as draconian...

Senate Moves Against Piracy, Seeks Stiffer Punishment for Copyright Violators

The Senate on Tuesday commenced amendment of Nigeria’s copyright laws in a direction that seeks stiffer punishment for violators and persons involved in piracy. The...

Senate Mourns TB Joshua, Condoles Family

The Senate on Tuesday held a minute silence to mourn the demise of Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua, the founder of the Synagogue Church of...

Senate Passes NIPOST, Medical Bill

The Senate has passed the Nigerian Postal Service (Repeal and Reenactment) Bill, 2021, which seeks to unbundle the agency to ensure efficiency in service...

House of Reps Summons Lai Mohammed Over Twitter Ban

The House of Representatives has summoned the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, to appear before it over the suspension of Twitter. The Speaker,...

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