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January, 2020

  • 17 January

    Court Didn’t Sack Me From Senate – Ifeanyi Ubah

    Ifeanyi Ubah has said he has not been sacked as the lawmaker representing Anambra South senatorial district. He told The Punch that the FCT Court only refused to vacate its earlier ruling, which had since been faulted on the grounds of jurisdiction. He explained that Justice Bello Kawu ruled on …

  • 5 January

    FG Begins Visa-on-arrival Policy For Africans Despite Senate Objections

    The Federal Government has commenced the implementation of visa-on-arrival policy for Africans, despite several objections raised by the Senate. The visa-on-arrival policy commenced on January 1, as planned, reports PUNCH. In December 11, 2019, President Muhammadu Buhari, announced the visa-on-arrival policy for Africans at the Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace …

December, 2019

  • 19 December

    Senate Suspends Plenary In Honour Of Uwajumogu

    The Senate on Thursday, officially announced the demise of Chairman, Senate Committee on Employment, Labour and Productivity, Ben Uwajumogu and subsequently suspended plenary in his honour to Friday. This followed a motion by the Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi during plenary and subsequent Senate resolution suspend Rule 13 of the Senate …

  • 19 December

    Senate Will Monitor Budget Implementation On Health – Lawan

    Senate President

    President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, on Wednesday said the Senate has mandated its relevant committee to ensure an improvement in the implementation of the budgetary allocation to the nation’s primary healthcare system. Lawan made the promise while receiving in audience the Global Alliance for Vaccination Initiative (GAVI) high level …

  • 19 December

    Senate Demands Thorough Investigation Into Murder Of OAU Professor

    The Senate has called on the Nigerian Police authorities to investigate the killing of Professor Jerome Elusiyan of the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ile Ife, with a view to apprehending the assailants and bringing them to justice. The upper chamber, which urged the Federal Government to place high priority …

  • 18 December

    Senate Okays Muhammd Nami As FIRS Chairman


    The Senate has confirmed the appointment of Muhammad Mamman Nami as the Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS. Senate President Dr. Ahmed Lawan hit his gavel at about 2:51 pm Wednesday, signalling the confirmation of Nami’s appointment by the Senate. President Mohammadu Buhari sent Nami’s name to the Senate …

  • 17 December

    $29.6bn Loan Request: I Won’t Allow Buhari Plunge Nigeria Into Slavery – Atiku

    Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the 2019 election, has said he will not sit and watch President Muhammadu Buhari plunge Nigeria into slavery with his $29.6 billion loan request before the Senate. Buhari has for the second time, asked the senate to approve the loan, …

  • 16 December

    Senate To Approve Buhari’s $30bn Loan Request Rejected Under Saraki

    Senate President

    Ahmad Lawan, Senate President, has disclosed that the upper legislative chamber will approve the $30 billion loan request by President Muhammadu Buhari. Lawan said this on Monday, while speaking with journalists at a luncheon in Abuja. He spoke on the achievements of the ninth senate since its inception in June. …

  • 13 December

    Senate Moves To Stop Discrimination Against Female Police Officers

    The Senate, on Thursday, expressed concern over discrimination against female police officers in the country. Consequently, the lawmakers initiated moves to put an end to the discrimination, with consideration of the Police Act Amendment Bill, 2019. The bill, which was sponsored by senator Ezenwa Onyewuchi, sought to expunge the provisions …

  • 12 December

    Senate Mandates Committee To Probe Invasion Of Court By DSS

    The Senate has mandated its committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal matters to investigate the reported invasion of a Federal High Court Abuja by operatives of the Department of State Services. This is sequel to a point of order moved by the Chairman of the Committee, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele …

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