Tag Archives: SENATE

Senate to pass anti-hate speech, jungle justice bills to law soon – Saraki

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that due to the rising tensions in the polity, the passage of Bills to mitigate against hate speech and jungle justice will comprise a major part of the Senate’s social impact agenda when ...

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Court fixes Sept. 11 for judgment on Melaye’s recall

The Federal High Court, Abuja, has fixed Sept. 11 to deliver judgment in the suit filed by Sen. Dino Melaye (APC- Kogi), challenging his planned recall by some voters in his constituency. Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, fixed the September date after ...

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Buhari has broken no law, says Senate

Reacting to protests by a coalition of civil society organizations under the aegis of ‘OurMumuDonDo,’ demanding the resignation of the president over his long medical vacation in London, the senate on Tuesday said President Muhammadu Buhari has broken no law, ...

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Senate orders arrest of CEOs of Glo, Indomie, 28 others

The Senate has ordered the arrest of the chief executive officers of 30 companies for allegedly failing to appear before it. The companies are alleged to have been involved in the N30 trillion-revenue believed to have been lost by the ...

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Major areas where House of Reps disagreed with Senate on constitution amendment

The National Assembly has concluded its review and voting on constitution amendments. The senators did their review and voting on amendment of up to 33 laws in the Constitution, while members of the house of representatives voted on Thursday. The ...

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Senate passes bill to strip EFCC of power to investigate financial crimes

The senate has passed the Nigeria intelligence financial agency (NFIA) bill which seeks to strip the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of power to investigate financial crimes. The bill was passed after it was read for the third time by ...

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Senate passes bill on age reduction for elective offices; okays independent candidature

The Senate on Wednesday, passed the much-anticipated “Not Too Young To Run bill”, which seeks age reduction for elective offices. The debate was committed to an electronic vote, where 86 Senators showed their support, 10 were against it. While just ...

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Senate considers 33 constitutional amendments, including 35 years age qualification for President

The Senate has received the 33-item report on the fourth alteration of the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria. The report tabled at the upper legislative chamber proposes amendments which include reducing the powers of the federal government in the exclusive legislative ...

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Senate passes Peace Corps bill

The Senate on Tuesday passed a bill to make the Peace Corps of Nigeria a government agency to be run as a Para-military organization. The Senate and the House of Representatives had separately passed the bill last year.   The ...

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Senate confirms 8 Resident Electoral Commissioners nominees, others rejected

The Senate on Thursday confirmed the appointment of 8 Resident Electoral Commissioners (REC). Those confirmed include: Mrs Asmanu Maikudi from Katsina State, Mr Sam Olumekun from Ondo State, Prof. Riskuwa Shehu from Sokoto State, Mr Kassim Geidam from Yobe and ...

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