Tag: Senate

Senate to suspend plenary next Tommorow to begin budget defence – Lawan

…tells MDAs to adhere strictly to deadline President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the upper chamber will next Tommorow suspend plenary after consideration of the Petroleum Industry…

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Senate confirms Chukwu as INEC REC

The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Dr. Chukwuemeka Chukwu as Resident Electoral Commissioner representing Abia State Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The confirmation of the nominee followed consideration of…

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Senate to investigate gas tanker explosions

The Senate has directed its Committees on Petroleum Downstream, Gas Resources to investigate the remote and immediate causes of gas tanker explosions in parts of the country, with a view…

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Following Tony Elumelu’s Threat to Pursue Legal Action, Senate suspends UBA/NITEL probe

The panel, led by the Chairman, Senator Ayo Akinyelure, had last week Tuesday, summoned the management of the bank to appear before it on Wednesday (today). Akinyelure had said that…

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Presidency replies Senate over call for resignation of Service Chiefs

The Nigerian Presidency has responded to a point of order by the Senate arm calling for the sack of Service Chiefs of the country, saying the power lies with the…

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Senate has Passed Bill Prescribing Life Jail for Kidnappers

The Senate yesterday passed the Criminal Code Amendment Bill, which increased the penalty for kidnapping from 10 years to life imprisonment in the 16 southern states of the federation. The…

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Lawyer Sues Buhari, Senators Over Appointment Of New FCT Judges

An Abuja-based legal practitioner, Oladimeji Felix Ekengba, has sued President Muhammadu Buhari, the Senate, and others before a Federal High Court, Abuja over the alleged breach of Section 256(2) of…

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Over expatriate tax evasion,Senate summons Ahmed, Emefiele,FIRS, EFCC,ICPC, others

The Senate on Wednesday summoned the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, and the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, to brief it on…

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