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Senate Condemns Borno Attacks, Asks FG To Stop Boko Haram

The Senate has condemned the resent attack of Borno State by Boko-Haram insurgents and called on the Federal Government to urgently deploy more military personnel and operatives of other security agencies to combat insurgency and put an end to Boko Haram attacks from the Lake Chad region. This request followed a ‘Point of Order’ raised […]

Senate Confirms Dongban-Mensem As Appeal Court President

Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem has been confirmed as the President of the Court of Appeal. Dongban-Mensem  was confirmed after a report of the Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters by Senator Opeyemi Bamidele. “The nominee is a fit and proper person for appointment as the President of the Court of Appeal. The Committee recommends […]

Senate Passes N10.805trn Revised 2020 Budget

The Senate Chamber of the National Assembly have passed the revised 2020 budget of N10,805,544,664,642. The budget was passed by the lawmakers during plenary on Thursday. This development is coming a day after members of the House of Representatives approved the same figure. A breakdown of the figure shows that the sum of N2,488,789,433,344 is […]

Senate To Consider 2020 Revised Budget On Thursday

The Senate will on Thursday, June 11, 2020, consider the revised 2020 budget. The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, gave the hint on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, during plenary after the Committee on Appropriation laid the report on the 2020 revised budget. The Senate had on Tuesday deferred presentation of the report over a […]

Senator Accuses Military Of Abandoning Constituency In Sokoto

The Lawmaker representing Sokoto East Senatorial District, Senator Ibrahim Gobir, has accused the Military of abandoning the people of his constituency in the time of distress. He made the allegation during plenary on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at the Senate Chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja. In his contribution to a motion raised by […]

Buhari Asks Senate To Confirm New SEC DG, Three Commissioners

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to confirm Mr Lamido Yuguda as the new Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The President’s request was contained in a letter read by the Senate President, Mr Ahmad Lawan, during plenary on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, in the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly in […]

Banditry: Senate Asks Buhari To Extend Military Operations To Sokoto,

The Senate has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to extend the ongoing Military operations against bandits to Sokoto, Niger, Kaduna, Kebbi and Zamfara States. The Lawmakers made the appeal on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, during plenary at the Senate Chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja. Senator Aliyu Abdullahi who sponsored the motion recalled that the […]

Lawan Condoles With Gbajabiamila Over Death Of Mother-In-Law

The Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan, has condoled with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila over the death of his mother-in-law, Madam Mildred Bisalla. In a statement issued on Monday by his Special Adviser (Media), Mr Ola Awoniyi, the Senate President commiserated with Rt Hon. Gbajabiamila’s wife, family, and friends […]

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 […]