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“Imo Requests Will Treated Fast Because Buhari, Lawan Are Our

Imo State Governor, Mr Hope Uzodinma has expressed confidence that the requests of the people of the State will be treated expeditiously by the Federal Government because the State has heavyweight like the President Muhammadu Buhari and the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan as friends. The Governor who belongs to the ruling All Progressives Congress as […]

Senate Investigates FG Agency Over Sale of ₦31M Jeeps for

The Senate Public Accounts Committee has commenced investigation into the alleged sale of two Prado jeeps worth ₦31m at ₦1.5m by officials of the Lake Chad Research Institute, in Maiduguri, Borno State. The Committee discovered the ridiculous transaction while scrutinising the 2015-2018 Auditor General’s report currently being treated by both chambers of the National Assembly. […]

Senate Tells FRC To Refund ₦66 Million Spent On Unoccupied

The Senate Committee on Public Accounts has directed the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria to refund to the Federation Account, ₦66 million the Agency paid as a two-year rent to secure an accommodation which it never occupied. The Committee chaired by Senator Mathew Urhoghide also faulted the Agency’s reported use of 64 vouchers to divert […]

2021 Budget: SERAP Asks NASS To Stop Buhari From Selling

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the National Assembly to stop President Muhammadu Buhari from selling Government properties to fund the 2021 budget. SERAP, in a statement issued on Sunday, January 17, 2021, by its deputy Director, Mr Kolawole Oluwadare, appealed to the Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan, and the Speaker of […]

Democrats Win First Georgia Senate Runoff

Joe Biden’s Democratic Party took a giant step on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, towards seizing control of the US Senate as they won the first of two Georgia run-offs, hours before Congress was set to certify the President-elect’s victory over Donald Trump. Channels TV reports that Reverend Raphael Warnock’s victory, projected by multiple US networks […]

#EndSARS: AGF Declines Comment On Legality Of Freezing Protesters Accounts

The Attorney General of the Federation, Mr Abubakar Malami, has kept mum when he was questioned by Journalists on the legality of freezing bank accounts owned by #EndSARS protesters and promoters. The AGF kept mum on Monday, November 9, 2020, smiled and walked away when he was accosted by Journalists who asked about the legality […]

Yakubu Hands Over INEC Leadership, Awaits Senate Confirmation For Reappointment

Professor Mahmood Yakubu has handed over his duties as Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to an INEC National Commissioner, Air Vice Marshal Ahmed Muazu (rtd). He passed on the leadership mantle on Monday, November 9, 2020, at an event held at the Headquarters of the electoral umpire in Abuja, the Nation’s capital. […]

“Why Mambila Power Project Was Not Captured In 2021 Budget”

The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed has explained why Mambila Power Project was not captured in the 2021 budget. The Minister disclosed this on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, during a budget defense session with the House of Representatives Committee on Finance. According Channel TV, she said the Mambila Power Project was not removed from the […]

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 […]