CONSTITUTION AMENDMENT : Senate restricts vice president, deputy govs

CONSTITUTION AMENDMENT : Senate restricts vice president, deputy govs From Fred Itua, Abuja The Senate, yesterday, amended a section of the constitution to restrict a vice president or deputy governor who serves out the tenure of his or her principal in office, in the event of death or permanent incapacitation, to one fresh term of […]

Senate bars Jonathan from 2019 poll

The Nigerian Senate, on Wednesday, barred a former president, Goodluck Jonathan from running for a second term in office. This was done during voting in series of new bills being passed by the upper legislative chamber. The Bill sought that any vice president who had completed a tenure of a sitting president and contested a […]

FG appeals, says Saraki’s acquittal unreasonable

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Coroner says drug overdose killed Adeleke, wants nurse tried

Femi Makinde, Osogbo The coroner’s inquest set up by Governor Rauf Aregbesola to probe the cause of death of Senator Isiaka Adeleke has revealed that the former governor died of drug overdose coupled with aspiration of gastric content. The coroner, who is a chief magistrate in the Osun State Judiciary, Mr. Olusegun Ayilara, said this […]

Ortom to Mark: You’re telling lies, come to Benue let me clear you

Ortom to Mark: You’re telling lies, come to Benue let me clear you     The Benue state Governor, Samuel Ortom has said that the Former Senate President in the 7th Senate, Senator David Mark is telling lies. Governor Ortom also asked senator Mark to come to the state for better clarification on his misconception […]

Senate passes petroleum industry reform bill

The federal senate on Thursday passed first tranche of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), called the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) 2017. The bill, which is expected to take care of the governance aspect of the industry, scaled third reading following presentation of report of Joint Committee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream, Downstream, Oil and Gas). […]

N’Assembly yet to transmit 2017 budget to Presidency

N’Assembly yet to transmit 2017 budget to Presidency From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja The National Assembly has yet to officially transmit a copy of the 2017 budget it passed last week to the executive and the Economic Management Team (EMT) presided over by Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, to facilitate appropriations of funds for its implementation. This was as the […]

PIB: Senate tackles Kachikwu

PIB: Senate tackles Kachikwu — 16th May 2017 From Fred Itua, Abuja Senate, yesterday, warned Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, to stop making what it described as false claims on the on-going process of passing into law, the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB). In a statement by its spokesman, Abdullahi Sabi, Senate […]

NASS undermines anti-graft war –Sagay

— 16th May 2017 Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), yesterday accused the National Assembly of undermining the anti-corruption war. He was reacting to Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara’s claims on anti-graft war. Sagay said the lawmakers did not support efforts to […]

Uproar, as Buhari tags VP ‘co-ordinator’ in letter to NAS

ABUJA — There was uproar in the polity yesterday over wording of the letter President Muhammadu Buhari sent to the Senate on his medical vacation, in which the President said that Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo “will co-ordinate the activities of the government.” President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki, however, intervened on the Senate floor to […]

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