Coronavirus: Senate Urges Buhari To Brief Nigerians On Control Measures

The Senate has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to “immediately” address the nation on the situation of the Coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria. The red chamber on Wednesday charged the president to addressed Nigerians in order to encourage the citizens and government agencies to implement the preventive measures needed to curtail the spread of the virus. The […]

Senate Approves HND As Minimum Qualification For President, Govs

The Senate is on the move for  a constitution amendment bill which prescribes Higher National Diploma or its equivalent as the educational qualification required  to contest the office of the Nigerian President or state governors. The Senate, on Thursday, passed for second reading the bill sponsored by a member of the Peoples Democratic Party from […]

Bill Seeking Ban Of Generator Importation Passes First Reading

A bill seeking to ban the importation of generators in the country has passed the first reading in the Senate. The proposed legislation scaled the first reading after it was introduced to lawmakers present at Wednesday’s plenary in the upper chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja. A member of the Senate from Niger State, […]

Senate Approves Buhari’s $22.7bn Loan Request

The Senate on Wednesday approved President Muhammadu Buhari’s $22,798,446,773.00 external loan request  to fund critical infrastructure projects under the 2016 – 2018 External Borrowing Plan. However, the loan report which was presented by the Chairman Senate Committee on Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debts, Senator Clifford Ordia (Edo Central)  was approved amidst opposing views […]

Senate Urges Army To Set Up Base In Auno, Borno

The Senate has urged military authorities to establish a base in Auno in view of the recent attack in the region that left many dead. On Sunday insurgents attacked the small community destroyed several vehicles and killed many travellers who had stopped at the community to pass the night en route their journeys. The Senate […]

Insecurity: Senate Seeks Probe Of Maiduguri Killings

The Senate on Thursday, February 13, 2020, called for a probe of the killing of over 30 persons and the burning of several vehicles and houses in Auno village, near Maiduguri, Borno State by terrorists. The Senate also held a minute silence in honour of those who lost their lives during the Boko Haram attack. […]

Soyinka, Sani In Court As Sowore’s Trial Resumes

Nobel Laureate Professor, Wole Soyinka, and a former Nigerian Senator Shehu Sani are currently at the Abuja High Court in solidarity with the convener of #RevolutionNow Protest, Omoyele Sowore. Sowore’s trial resumes today, Wednesday, February 12. Mr Sowore and co-defendant, Olawale Bakare, are facing trial over charges of a treasonable felony for organizing the revolution […]

Senate inaugurates 56-member Constitution Review Committee

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has inaugurated a 56-member Constitution Review Committee. The Constitution Review committee set up on Thursday, February 6, 2020, is expected to be headed by the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege. The Committee, inaugurated during Thursday’s plenary consists of all the eight Principal Officers, one Senator each from the 36 […]

Senate Inaugurates Committee On Security Challenges

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan has inaugurated the Senate Ad hoc Committee on Security Challenges and stressed the urgent need to restructure, review and reorganise the Current Security Architecture. The ceremony was performed on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, by the President of the Senate at the National Assembly. The Senate had on Jan. 29 set […]

Senate will probe NNPC to end subsidy payments

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Finance, Senator Solomon Adeola, has stressed the need to overhaul the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for the purpose of blocking leakages and end corruption and wastage within the oil and gas sector. He said, “The issue here is that the importation of fuel by the NNPC is as a […]