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August, 2020

  • 1 August

    Senate To Investigate Fresh Multi-billion Naira Fraud In NDDC

    The Senate is set to investigate fresh allegations of fraud against the management of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). This is after the upper chamber received details of the new alleged financial infractions, Senator Ayo Akinyelure, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, disclosed in …

July, 2020

  • 23 July

    Senate Committee Recommends Dissolution Of NDDC Management


    The Senate ad-hoc committee investigating allegations of financial recklessness in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has recommended the dissolution of the commission’s Interim Management Committee (IMC). The committee, led by its Chairman, Senator Olubunmi Adetunmbi, presented their report on the floor of Senate during plenary on Thursday. According to …

  • 21 July

    NDDC National Assembly Cmtee Chairs Got N2trn Emergency Contracts- Ojuogboh

    Cairo Ojougboh, Executive Director (Projects) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), has said emergency contracts of the commission worth N2 trillion were awarded to the chairmen of the National Assembly committees on the NDDC. He said the contracts were awarded from 2016 to 2019. Ojougboh made the revelation while …

  • 21 July

    Senate Asks Service Chiefs To Resign Over Insecurity, Ambush Of Soldiers

    The Senate has asked the service chiefs to resign following the rising spate of insecurity in the country and the ambush of soldiers fighting the war against insurgency in the North-East geopolitical zone. Members of the upper chamber made the resolution on Tuesday following the adoption of a motion moved …

  • 7 July

    Rename Ibadan Airport After Ajimobi, Senate Tells Buhari

    The Senate has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to rename the Ibadan Airport after the late Abiola Ajimobi, a former governor of Oyo State. The upper legislative chamber made the request following the adoption of a motion co-sponsored by Senators Abdulfatahi Buhari and Teslim Folarin, both lawmakers from Oyo State, during …

  • 6 July

    Only NDE Will Manage Recruitment Of 774,000 Nigerians – Lawan

    Senate President

    Senator Ahmed Lawan, the Senate President, has said only the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) will oversee the Special Public Works programme expected to create 774,000 jobs for Nigerians. Lawan stated this while speaking to journalists in Abuja on Monday in reaction to the clash between senators and Festus Keyamo, …

June, 2020

  • 30 June

    Keyamo, Senators Yell At Each Other Over NDE Recruitment

    Festus Keyamo, Minister of State for Labour, Employment and Productivity, engaged in a shouting match with Senators at the National Assembly on Tuesday over the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) recruitment exercise. Read Also: IGP Orders Probe Of Policemen Who Arrested D’banj’s Rape Accuser Keyamo was at the National Assembly for …

  • 11 June

    Senate Passes N10.85trn Revised 2020 Budget

    The Senate on Thursday passed the revised 2020 budget. Read Also: Edo Is Ours, Says PDP’s Fintiri The new budget was put at N10.8 trillion, a N300 billion increase from the initial approved amount of N10.5 trillion. Members of the upper legislative chamber passed the budget during plenary on Thursday, a …

  • 9 June

    Senate Receives Buhari’s Request To Confirm Dongban-Mensem As Appeal Court President

    The Senate has received a letter from President Muhammadu Buhari seeking the confirmation of Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem as substantive President of the Court of Appeal. Read Also: We’re Waiting For Court To Reassign Kalu’s Case – EFCC The president’s letter was read by Senator Ahmed Lawan. the Senate President, during plenary …

  • 2 June

    Reps Approve Buhari’s $22.7b Loan Request As Senate Raises Oil Benchmark


    The House of Representatives has approved the $22.7 billion loan request of President Muhammadu Buhari. The request was approved the lower chamber after it considered the report of its Committee on Aids, Loans and Debt Management during plenary on Tuesday. Buhari first sent the loan request to the previous National …

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