Sunday, April 18, 2021

Another Member House of Reps, Suleiman Aliyu, Dies

Days after the death of a member of the House of Representatives, Haruna Maitala, another lawmaker representing Lere Federal Constituency of Kaduna State, Suleiman...

Buhari to Submit Supplementary Budget to NASS – Lawan

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari would later this month submit a supplementary budget to the National Assembly...

Plateau House of Reps Member Dies in Auto Crash

The member representing Plateau Jos North/Bassa constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Haruna Maitala, is dead.. Maitala died on Friday in a auto-crash around...

Senate President Preaches Love, Hope, Tolerance at Easter

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has felicitated with Nigerians, particularly the Christian faithful, as they join the rest of the Christian world...

COVID-19: How Nigeria Can Successfully Vaccinate its Over 200 Million Population...

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Wednesday said that for Nigeria to provide ‘herd immunity’ for its over two hundred million population, efforts...

Senate Seeks to Establish Fund for Families of Dead Military, Security...

The Senate, on Wednesday, considered a bill seeking to establish a fund specifically to cater for the welfare of families of dead military and...

Senate Seeks to Establish Nigerian Minerals Development Corporation

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said Nigeria has a lot more to do if the country must succeed in diversifying its economy...

Senate Moves to Recover N16trn AMCON Loans

The Senate, on Tuesday, considered a critical bill seeking to empower the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) in the aspect of assets recovery,...

Senate Confirms Wakil as Federal Civil Service Commissioner

The Senate, on Tuesday, confirmed the nomination of Engr. Wakil Bukar for appointment as Commissioner for the Federal Civil Service Commission. The confirmation of the...

EFCC Releases Ondo lawmaker, Clerk on Bail

The Economic and Financial crime commission (EFCC) has released the lawmaker representing Akoko South West I, Felemu Gudu-Bankole and Clerk of the Ondo State...

Senate President Calls For More Trade Between African Countries

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has called for more trade between African countries to further enhance their economic Independence as a continent. Lawan made...

Senate Moves to Punish Employers Involved in Modern Slavery, Child Labour,...

The Senate, on Tuesday, began moves to review the Labour Act to provide stiffer penalties for various offences ranging from modern slavery, child Labour...

Senate Wants Substantive Chairman for NDE Board

The Senate, on Wednesday, considered a bill seeking to provide for the position of a substantive Chairman on the board of the Nigerian Directorate...

Return Funds Recovered from Ibori to Delta State—Reps

The House of Representatives has called on the Federal Government to return the £4.2bn recovered from James Ibori, a former governor, to Delta State. The...

Ondo House Of Assembly Denies EFCC’s Invitation to Speaker

The Ondo State House of Assembly on Monday said that its speaker, Mr Bamidele Oloyelogun, had not been invited by the Economic and Financial...

Senate Seeks to Establish Hospital to Treat Leprosy, Skin Cancer, Diseases

The Senate on Wednesday considered a bill seeking to revive an international hospital that would specifically focus on the treatment of leprosy, skin cancer...

Senate Approves Establishment of Institute of Forensic and Investigative Professionals

The Senate has approved the establishment of the Chatered Institute of Forensic and Investigative Professional of Nigerian. The approval came with the clause-by-clause consideration of...

Take Fight to Bandits, Insurgents, Lawan Charges new CDS, Service Chiefs

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has charged the newly confirmed Chief of Defence Staff and Service Chiefs to take the fight to bandits...

Senate Confirms New Service Chiefs

The Senate has ratified the appointment of the new service chiefs. The confirmation of their appointment followed the consideration of the report of the Committee...

Apologize to Gov Ikpeazu, South East PDP Tells Senator Adeyemi

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), South East Zone, on Monday called on Sen. Smart Adeyemi to immediately apologise to Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia...

PIB will Change Economic Fortune of Nigeria – Lawan

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Thursday assured Nigerians that the Petroleum Industry Bill(PIB) ,which is before the National Assembly, will change the...

Taraba Assembly Proposes Death Penalty for Rapists

Taraba State House of Assembly has passed the Discrimination Violence against Persons Prohibition Bill 2021 into law.The new law proposes death sentence for anyone...

Senate Approves N11.35bn for Police Trust Fund

The Senate on Wednesday approved the sum of N11,352,457,101.70 as budget for Nigeria Police Trust Fund in the 2020 fiscal year. The approval came following...

Kidnappings: Senate Probes $20m Safe School Initiative Fund

The Senate has mandated the Committees on Education (Basic and Secondary); and Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND to investigate the utilization of over $20 million...

Senate Confirms Ex-Service Chiefs as Ambassadors

The Upper Chamber of the National Assembly on Tuesday confirmed the appointment of all the immediate Ex-Service Chiefs as ambassadors.  They former Service Chiefs include...

Seven Years After, Senate Confirms Muruako as Substantive FRC Chairman

The Senate, on Thursday, confirmed the nomination of Barr. Victor Chinemerem Muruako as Chairman of the Fiscal Responsibility Commission.  The confirmation of the nominee followed...

School Abduction: You are Grossly Incompetent, APC Senator Blasts Buhari

The abduction of students at Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State caused some angry reactions at the National Assembly as some Senators openly questioned...

Bill to Uncover Corruption in Government Agencies, Private Institutions Emerges in...

The Senate on Tuesday considered a critical bill, which when passed and signed into law, would uncover and prevent the occurrence of financial fraud...

Insecurity: Senate President Advocates Stiffer Penalties for Illegal Bearers of Firearms

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday, advocated for stiffer penalties for anyone caught in possession of firearm not legally procured in Nigeria. According...

2 Reps Defect to APC

Two lawmakers at the House of Representatives, Rep. Blessing Onuh (APGA-Benue) and Rep. Yakubu Abdullahi (PRP-Bauchi) have defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress...

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