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E-Transmission Of Poll Results: Stakeholders Berate Senate Approval

Some political stakeholders have continued to express their displeasure at the National Assembly’s action for approving conditional electronic transmission of election results. The duo of the Peoples Democratic Party deputy National Publicity Secretary, Prince Diran Odeyemi and a former member, House of Representatives, Honourable Lanre Agoro frowned at the Assembly’s decision to subject election results […]

Senate Passes Bills To Establish Health Sciences Varsity, ICT Institute

The Senate has passed a Bill which seeks to establish the Federal University of Health Sciences, Otukpo, Benue State. The Upper Chamber also passed a Bill to establish the Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Suleja, Niger State. The passage of both bills followed the consideration of two separate reports by the Senate Committees on […]

“FG Spent ₦198.84 Billion To Combat Terrorism Under Two Years”,

The Ministry of Finance has informed the Senate Committee on Army that the Federal Government spent ₦198.84 billion to fight terrorism from 2019 till date. The Permanent Secretary, Special Duties, in the Finance Ministry, Mr Aliyu Shinkafi, said all the funds appropriated for the war against insurgency had been released to the Military authorities. The Permanent […]

Senate Passes AMCON Amendment Bill

The Senate has passed the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) Amendment bill. The passage of the Bill followed the consideration of a report by the Committee on Banking, Insurance, and Other Financial Institutions. The amendment bill passed by the Chamber empowers the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria to, amongst others, take possession, manage or […]

Senate Rules Out Impeachment Of Buhari Over Insecurity

The Nigerian Senate has ruled out the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari over the current state of the Nation. The Senate dedicated most of the day’s plenary to issues of insecurity across the land. This followed a motion by Senator Sani Musa on the urgent need to halt the activities of terrorists in some Communities […]

“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 […]