News - Nigerian Senate

Senate Demands Rescue Of Leah Sharibu

4 months ago /
Nation 

Memories of Leah Sharibu, the last of the Dapchi school girls still in Boko Haram captivity resonated on Thursday in the Nigerian Senate as the upper legislative chamber prevailed on President Buhari to use everything within his power to secure her release.

Senate Confirms 3 Career Ambassadors-Designate NBS Chairman, Board Members

4 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate has confirmed the appointment of three career ambassadorial nominees forwarded to it by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Senate Demands Release Of Leah Sharibu From Boko Haram Captivity

4 months ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Senate on Thursday asked the federal government to do everything within its powers to secure the release of the last Dapchi girl, Leah Sharibu from the captivity of Boko Haram terrorists.

Senate to Override Presidential Veto Of Bills

4 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate has accepted the report of its technical committee which examined the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari to decline assent to some bills.

Senate Wades into Zamfara Crisis, Recommends N10bn For Victims

4 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate has waded into the wave of killings in Zamfara state recommending that N10 Billion naira should be provided in the 2019 budget to cater for the victims.

Senate Committee Gets Thursday Deadline To Submit 2019 Budget For Consideration

4 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate has given its sub-committees on appropriation up to Thursday, April 11, to submit the 2019 budget for consideration and passage.

Senate Confirms Chairman, MD And Members on North East Dev. Commission

4 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate has confirmed the nomination of Major General Paul Tarfa (retired) as the Chairman of the governing board of the North East Development Commission, (NEDC).

Mark Tasks Political Class On Mentoring New Leaders

4 months ago /
Politics 

The immediate past president of the Nigerian Senate, David Mark has enjoined Nigeria's aging political class to start grooming a fresh crop of leaders for the country.

Senate Appropriation Committee Seeks More Time To Submit Budget Report

4 months ago /
Business and Economy  

Senate has given a final deadline of two weeks for Committee on Appropriation to complete work on the 2019 budget and submit same unfailing next week Friday at plenary.

Edo PDP Wants All Elections To Hold Same Day

4 months ago /
Nation 

The Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP says it wants the incoming ninth Nigerian senate to review the electoral act to compel the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to conduct all elections in one day.

NLC Wants New Minimum Wage Implemented From May

4 months ago /
Business and Economy  

The Nigeria Labour Congress has applauded the Nigerian Senate for passing into law the new minimum wage bill of thirty thousand naira.

Senate Approves N30,000 New Minimum Wage As FG Looks For Revenue To Foot The Bill

5 months ago /
Politics 

Senate on Tuesday approved N30,000 as the new national minimum wage for Nigerian workers.

Senate Debates Budget

5 months ago /
Politics 

The Nigerian Senate has commenced debate on the general principles of the 2019 appropriation bill of N8.83 (eight point eighty- three) trillion naira, now before the national assembly.

Senate Cancels Plenary Resumption

6 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate has canceled the resumption in plenary scheduled for Tuesday, January 29, 2019.

Senate To Reconvene Tuesday Over Onnoghen

6 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate will on Tuesday reconvene to discuss the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen and the swearing-in of Tanko Mohammad as the acting CJN by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Senate To Reconvene Tuesday, Debate Onnoghen’s Suspension

6 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate has said it will reconvene on Tuesday.

Buhari Submits Minimum Wage Bill To National Assembly

6 months ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari is seeking Senate approval for a new National Minimum Wage.

Senate Confirms Moddibo Hamman Tukur NFIU Director

6 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate has confirmed the appointment of Maddibo Hamman Tukur as director of the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit, NFIU.

Saraki Urges INEC To Devise Strategies Against PVCs Buying

7 months ago /

The President of the Nigerian Senate, Bukola Saraki has advised the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, to immediately call a meeting of stakeholders in next month’s general elections to formulate plans to stop politicians from buying Permanent Voter Cards, PVC.

Ekweremadu Urges Nigerians To Embrace Spirit Of Christmas

7 months ago /

The deputy president of the Nigerian Senate, Ike Ekweremadu has admonished Nigerians to imbibe the virtues of love, fairness, selfless service and commitment to public good as exemplified by Christ in order to ensure hitch free elections in 2019.