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 […]

Borno Emir urges Senate to reverse Ndume’s suspension

By Ndahi Marama, Maiduguri The Emir of Shani, in Borno State, Alhaji Mohammed Sanusi Mailafiya, has urged Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and other senators of the National Assembly to reverse the suspension of Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume. Ndume was suspended last month for his allegations of Corruption against the senate leadership. The traditional ruler insisted […]

Dino Melaye’s certificates scandal deepens

Dayo Oketola, Gbenro Adeoye and Tunde Ajaja The qualification scandal  that has enveloped the senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District at the upper chamber of the National Assembly, Dino Melaye, has deepened. Documents obtained exclusively by Saturday PUNCH through painstaking and thorough investigations showed that the embattled senator has a Bachelor of Arts certificate in […]

Senate issues warrant of arrest on customs boss Ali

The Senate has agreed to issue a warrant of arrest to compel the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), retired Col. Hammed Ali, to appear before it on Thursday, The senate unanimously passed the motion at their plenary on Wednesday. The decision of the Senate came at the time that the Nigeria Customs Service […]

Senate to summon Ngige over unemployment rate

The Senate on Tuesday resolved to invite the Minister of Labour and Employment to provide insight into government’s roadmap towards tackling unemployment in the country. This followed a motion by Sen. Duro Faseyi (PDP-Ekiti), who called on the President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency on unemployment with a view to confront the […]

Senate, IG’s directives to PSC abort police recruitment

Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The Police Service Commission has suspended the ongoing recruitment of 10,000 personnel into the Nigeria Police Force following pressure from the Senate and the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris. The decision to stop the exercise was taken by the commission about two weeks ago, shortly after it […]

National Assembly takes over CCB/CCT control from president

*Lawmakers limit CCB membership to five-year tenure Leke Baiyewu, Abuja In a tensed atmosphere on Thursday, the Senate passed a bill amending the Code of Conduct and Tribunal Act, which transfers the controlling powers over the bureau and the tribunal from the President to the National Assembly. As part of the amendment, the CCT shall be […]

National Assembly summon: Buhari gives conditions for appearance

By Levinus Nwabughiogu ABUJA – Presidency Thursday night gave conditions for the appearance of President Muhammadu Buhari before the National Assembly. Recall that the National Assembly on Thursday summoned Buhari on issues bothering on the dwindling economy. When contacted over the summons, the presidency speaking through the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media […]

Alleged forgery: Saraki’s trial adjourned till Oct 7

Friday Olokor, Abuja The Federal Government on Wednesday could not commence the trial of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki; his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu and two others at a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Abuja, over alleged forgery. The FCT High Court was informed that the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, […]

Budget padding, part of legislative functions – Kwara Speaker

Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Dr. Ali Ahmad Success Nwogu, Ilorin Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Dr. Ali Ahmad, has said there is legitimate padding of budget. According to Ahmad, when a budget is presented before the House of Assembly, for instance from the President to the National Assembly, it is the duty […]

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