Tag Archives: SENATE

Buhari seeks Senate’s confirmation of Ojukwu’s son as NHRC Secretary

President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Anthony Okechukwu Ojukwu as the Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). The President sent a letter to the Senate asking for Ojukwu’s confirmation. The letter was read out by Bukola Saraki, President ...

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I wonder if technocrats want to embarrass government – Saraki

The president of the Nigerian Senate, Bukola Saraki has commented on the N8.6 trillion 2018 budget, saying he wonders if technocrats want to embarrass government. Citing an example, the senate president wondered why the budget would be predicated on 2.3 ...

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Buhari writes Senate, requests confirmation of CCB nominees

President Muhammadu Buhari has written the Nigerian Senate to request for the confirmation of nominees of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB). The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, read the letter to lawmakers during Wednesday’s plenary at the Upper House ...

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2018 budget dead on arrival – Abaribe

Speaking at the commencement of the debate on 2018 budget on Tuesday, Senator representing Abia South Senatorial District, Enyinnaya Abaribe, said the budget is dead on arrival, as it is totally fictitious. The senator said the proposed N8.6 trillion appropriation ...

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EFCC: The Senate is displaying public ignorance, EFCC did not recover a single property from Maina

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has accused the senate of displaying public ignorance about the profile of recovered assets. The anti-graft agency said this in scathing response to the allegation that property seized from suspected pension thieves had ...

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MainaGate: Senate accuses EFCC of sharing 222 recovered houses

The Chairman of the senate ad hoc committee investigating the reinstatement of Abdulrasheed Maina, Emmanuel Paulker, says 222 houses recovered from a pension probe have been shared. Paulker said this on the floor of the senate on Thursday, while moving ...

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Senate suspends debate on 2018 budget, Reps to begin consideration Nov. 28

The Senate on Tuesday announced the postponement of debate on the 2018 budget submitted to the joint session of the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari about 2 weeks ago. Senate President and leader of the National Assembly, Bukola Saraki, ...

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Fashola schools Dino and Senate, rubbishes $35m allegation

The minister of power, works and housing, Babatunde Fashola, has written to deny allegations of financial impropriety made against him by Senator Dino Melaye. The Senator representing Kogi West, has alleged that the power ministry diverted $35 million to the ...

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Senate approves $350 million loan for Ogun State

Following a report by the committee on Local and Foreign Debts, the Nigerian Senate on Thursday approved a loan of $350 million requested for developmental projects in Ogun state. Presenting report, the committee chairman, Shehu Sani, Kaduna-APC, said the projects ...

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FRESH: Buhari’s full speech as he presents N8.6 trillion 2018 budget to NASS

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday presented about N8.612 trillion as the 2018 Budget to a joint session of the National Assembly (NASS), saying the projected expenditure will drive rapid economic recovery. He said; “With the economic recovery made so far, ...

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