Tag Archives: SENATE

Since I left school, this is the first time I will stay six months without salary – Ndume

Suspended senator representing Borno south, Ali Ndume, says since he graduated from the university, this is the first time in six months that he will not receive salary or allowance. On March 29, Ndume was handed a six-month suspension for ...

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FG files forgery charges against Senator Misau

The federal government has filed two separate set of charges against Isah Misau, senator representing Bauchi central. A set of charges were filed by the office of the attorney-general of the federation (AGF) at the federal high court, Abuja, and the other ...

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2017 Budget: Buhari seeks senate approval for $5.5bn loan

NIGERIA – President Muhammadu Buhari in a letter sent to the senate, asked the latter to approve a loan of $5.5 billion to fund the 2017 budget. The president also said the 2017 budget had a deficit of N2.356 trillion. ...

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Saraki saves FG’s N135bn virement request, senate kicks

Senate President Bukola Saraki on Thursday saved the request by the executive for virement of N135 billion from the 2017 budget to execute certain priority projects. When the request for virement came up for consideration at plenary, many of the ...

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Senate list PIB, Jungle Justice, Existing Vacancies Bills as top priorities ahead of resumption

Ahead of its planned resumption on Tuesday, the Nigerian Senate has said that it would prioritise the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB). The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Sen. Sabi Abdullahi, made this ...

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IPOB proscription and classification as terrorist group is unconstitutional – Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki says the categorisation of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a terrorist organisation by the defence headquarters and proscription of the group by south-east governors did not follow due process. In a statement on Monday, ...

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Senate asks FG to revoke N3.2bn Benue road contract

The Senate Committee on Works has asked the Federal Government to revoke the N3.2 billion contract for the reconstruction of Wannue-Yadev road in Benue, citing alleged incompetence by the handler. The 19-kilometre road contract, awarded in 2013, had a completion ...

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Proceed with Melaye’s recall process, court tells INEC

A federal high court in Abuja has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to proceed with the process of recalling Dino Melaye, Senator representing Kogi West in the upper legislative chamber. In June, the government of Kogi state claimed ...

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Senate lambasts Prof Sagay, says he is the reason FG is losing corruption cases

The Nigerian  Senate in a statement by its spokesman, Aliyu Abdullahi, has lambasted Itse Sagay, the chairman of the Presidential Action Committee on Anti-Corruption (PACAC), saying he has failed in his duty and said the federal government has been losing corruption cases ...

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Former Katsina senator, Kanti Bello, is dead

Kanti Bello

The senator who represented Katsina North Senatorial district between 2003 and 2011, Kanti Bello, is dead. Mohammed Isa, one of Bello’s former aides, disclosed this on Tuesday but did not go into details. Bello was known to be outspoken on ...

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