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Senate Mourns Arotile, Nigeria’s First Female Combat Copter Pilot

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has expressed shock and sadness at the tragic news of the death of Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot, Tolulope Arotile. Lawan said despite her brief service, the deceased flying officer left indelible footprints as a dedicated officer and Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot. The Senate President noted the […]

Senate Recommends Life Imprisonment For Kidnappers, Removes Time Limit On

The Senate has amended the Criminal Code Act which recommends life imprisonment for kidnappers and deletes the statute of limitations on cases of rape. Channels TV reports that Section 218 of the Criminal Code Act (amended) removing the statute of limitations implies that the defilement cases can remain open for as long as possible against […]

Senate Holds Valedictory Service For Lagos Senator Who Died Of

A valedictory service was held in honour of the late Adebayo Osinowo representing Lagos East on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in the Senate. Family members and friends of the late Senator converged on the Senate chamber to pay their last respects even as lawmakers eulogised him. Some also described him as a bridge-builder and a […]

Sexual Harassment: Senate Passes Bill To Shield Students Against

The Senate on Tuesday passed a Bill seeking to protect students in the nation’s tertiary institutions against sexual harassment. The Bill, titled: “A Bill for an Act to prevent, prohibit and redress sexual harassment of students in tertiary educational institutions and for matters connected therewith, Bill, 2020,” was sponsored by Deputy Senate President Ovie-Omo Agege […]

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 […]