Tag Archives: SENATE

Senator Isiaka Adeleke dies at 62

A senator in the current 8th Assembly, and a three term senator representing Osun West senatorial district, Isiaka Adeleke has been confirmed dead. Sen. Adeleke died at the age of 62 at Bikets Hospital in Osogbo, the Osun state capital after ...

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President Buhari Suspends SGF Babachir and DG NIA Okeh

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered an investigation into the allegations of violations of law and due process made against the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr David Babachir Lawal, in the award of contracts under the Presidential ...

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Senate to speedily approve meningitis intervention

The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has pledged the commitment of the Senate to ending the menace of CerebroSpinal meningitis, CSM, which has claimed the lives of over 300 Nigerians since January 2017. In a series of tweets on ...

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Ammeded Electoral Act: Senate okays electronic voting, set nomination fee for aspirants

In its amendment of the Electoral Act, the Senate has introduced the use of electronic voting in all elections. According to Section 52 (2) of the amendment passed by the Senate yesterday: “The commission shall adopt electronic voting in all ...

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Senate finally admits buying bullet proof SUV

The Senate on Tuesday admitted that it bought a bullet proof Range Rover Sports Utility Vehicle ( SUV ) as had been reported in the media. Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Publicity Sen. Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi told newsmen in ...

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Senate investigates alleged N4 trillion revenue leakage in Customs

The Senate Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariff, has commenced investigation into alleged N4 trillion revenue leakage in the Nigeria Customs Service between 2006 and 2016. The Chairman of the committee, Hope Uzodinma, made this known in an interview with ...

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BREAKING: Senate rejects two ambassadorial nominees, confirms 45

The senate has rejected Sylvanus Nsofor (Imo) and Jacob Daudu (Ondo), two of the non-career ambassadors nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari. The Senate, however, confirmed 45 persons as non-career ambassadors. It was explained that the decision to reject the above-named nominees ...

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Senate calls for Ali’s resignation after his refusal to appear before the house

The Senate has called for the resignation of the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Hameed Ali. The lawmakers said on Wednesday that Mr. Ali was not fit to hold public office. The call follows Mr. Ali’s decision not to ...

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Hameed Ali explains why he will not honour Senate invitation

The Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Mr. Hamid Ali has explained that he will not be able to appear before the Senate. It was explained that a legal practitioner has asked the Federal High Court Abuja to ...

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Magu was not rejected because of DSS report – Saraki

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has disclosed that the report issued by the Department of State Services (DSS) was not the reason behind the senate’s refusal to confirm Ibrahim Magu as substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). ...

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