Sen. Peter Nwaoboshi’s Naked Dance

We have noted with dismay Sen. Peter Nwaoboshi’s ignoble act in addressing the allegations thrown at him by deliberately pointing impotent fingers at the honourable Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Sen. Godswill Akpabio. Sen. Peter Nwaoboshi in a bid to rewrite reality and make others take the fall for his many acts of dishonesty, told […]

Niger Delta leaders raise alarm over Senate’s plan to truncate NDDC forensic audit

Leaders of the Niger Delta region under the aegis of Niger Delta Forum for Equity and Justice have raised an alarm over what they call renewed efforts by some members of the National Assembly to truncate the forensic audit of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) as ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari. They said the […]

Senate approves Buhari’s $5.513bn External Borrowing request

…passes amended 2020-2022 MTEF/FSP The Senate has approved President Muhammadu Buhari’s $5.513 (Five Billion, Five Hundred and Thirteen Million United States Dollars) external borrowing request. The approval came following consideration and adoption of the report of the Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debts. Giving a breakdown into the sources of the loan request, Chairman […]

Buhari, lawmakers dragged to UN over health, education budget cuts, N27bn for NASS renovation

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the United Nations (UN) to request the Nigerian government and the National Assembly (NASS) to immediately reverse the budget cuts to education and healthcare. The body also wants the UN to stop the authorities from spending billions of Naira to renovate buildings within the federal legislature. […]

I am a product of Almajiri system, governors’ disdain for them, worrisome – Senator Ndume

Senator representing Borno South Senatorial District, Ali Ndume has expressed disappointment over the way northern Almajiris are being treated, saying they posed no threat to the society. Disclosing that he was a product of Almajiri the lawmaker who has been in the National Assembly since 1999 as House member and now a Senator noted that […]

Vera Uwaila Omozuwa: Saraki calls for justice over murder, rape inside RCCG church

Senate President, Bukola Saraki has condemned the alleged rape and murder of Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, a 100-level Microbiology student of the University of Benin, UNIBEN. Uwaila, a 100-level Microbiology student of UNIBEN, was allegedly raped and killed by some unknown persons while reading in a Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, in Benin City. Her […]

Why is the Senate interested in NDDC?

Mon-Charles Egbo, print media aide to the President of the senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan explains the interest of the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly in the affairs of the Niger Delta Development Commission The Niger-Delta Development Commission (NDDC) is an intervention agency of the Federal Government created to directly improve the living standard of […]

Senate considers bill to boost advance healthcare in Nigeria

The Senate on Tuesday at plenary considered a critical bill seeking to boost advanced healthcare service delivery in Nigeria. It will also act as safeguard and response to medical emergency in the future. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Sandy Onor (PDP-Cross River Central), seeks to establish the Advanced Healthcare Development Fund. Leading the debate on […]

N40bn NDDC Probe: Ex-militants back NASS

By EricJames Ochigbo A group of ex-militants known as ‘Conscience of the Niger Delta’ has thrown its weight behind the National Assembly’s probe of an alleged N40billion irregular expenditure by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). In a statement by the Coordinator on Monday in Abuja, Mr Odudoh Okpokiri, the group called on the National […]

5G network under scrutiny in Nigeria as senate probes

The Senate on Tuesday mandated its committees on public health, communications and science and technology, and cybercrime to investigate the status of the 5G network in the country as well as its impact on citizens. It also asked the federal government to suspend deployment and installation of the network in Nigeria. The 5G is a […]

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