Governors condole Sen. Wamakko over daughter’s death

Sen. Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko By Emmanuel Oloniruha The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) has condoled with former governor of Sokoto State, Sen. Aliyu Wamakko, over the death of his daughter, Sadiya. The Chairman of the Forum, Gov. Kayode  Fayemi of Ekiti State, in a condolence message on behalf of his colleagues issued on Monday, expressed deep […]

Senate probes NTA/StarTimes joint venture

Nigeria’s Senate under Ahmed Lawan By Naomi Sharang The Senate says it is probing the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and StarTimes Joint Venture Agreement over the non-profitability of the venture which had been since 2008. Chairman, Senate Joint Committee on Finance and National Planning, Sen. Solomon Adeola, said this on Tuesday in Abuja, during an […]

Senate commends NEDC 1 year achievements

By Hamza Suleiman The Nigerian Senate Committee on Special Duties commended the North-East Development Commission (NEDC) for its “outstanding performance” in the area of humanitarian intervention. The Chairman of Senate Committee on Special Duties, Sen. Yusuf Yusuf, gave the commendation when he led a delegation on a three-day oversight function to appraise the  one year […]

Six Months after, Senate Committee Yet to Begin Constitution Review

Ahmad Lawan Over 40 constitution alteration bills for consideration House yet to constitute committee Deji Elumoye and Udora Orizu in Abuja The Senate Constitution Review Committee inaugurated in February 2020 by the President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan, is yet to take off, THISDAY investigation has revealed. This is coming just as the House […]

Senate lauds Buhari’s assent to amended CAMA bill

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan By Kingsley Okoye The Senate says it received the cheering news that President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to the repealed and re-enacted Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA). Spokesperson of the Senate, Sen.Ajibola Basiru (APC Osun), in a statement in Abuja on Saturday said Buhari’s assent of the CAMA bill had […]

NASS ‘ll compel state governors to accept State Assembly financial autonomy – Sen. Gyang

Chairman Senate Committee on Defence and Senator representing Plateau North, Sen. Istifanus Gyang said the National Assembly (NASS) will come up with a legislation to back Executive order No.10 to compel State Governors to grant financial autonomy for State Houses of Assembly and the Judiciary. He noted that it will be undemocratic for Governors to […]

Senate wants NDDC IMC to refund N4.923bn alleged illegal payments to staff, contractors

By Kingsley Okoye The Senate on Thursday called on the Interim Management Commitee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission(NDDC) to refund the N4.923 billion payments, made to staff and contractors in breach of procurement process. It said that the refund should be made to the NDDC’s Account with immediate effect. The resolution of the […]

You’re the worst Senate President in Nigeria’s history, Arthur Eze replies Anyim

By Vincent Ujumadu, AwkaBILLIONAIRE oil magnate, Prince Arthur Eze has fired back at the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Pius Anyim who accused him, (Eze) of being a contract chaser. Eze had in an earlier interview accused Anyim of concentrating his attention only in his area when he was in public […]

Senate bill passes to establish Nigerian Army University

(NNP) The Senate on Tuesday passed a bill into law that would establish the Nigerian Army University in Biu, Borno State. According to the Chairman of the Committee, Senator Ali Ndume, the bill considered what he termed as “areas that are in conflict with other extant laws, those that have security implication and those that […]

Senate asks Service Chiefs to step down

By Samson Atekojo Usman The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday urged all Service Chiefs in the country to step down to allow for the restructuring security architecture. Senator Francis Fadahunsi representing Osun East Senatorial District in an amended resolution in a motion earlier moved by Senator Ali Ndume representing Borno South Senatorial district, said: “Mr President, […]

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