News - Nigerian Senate

Atiku Meets Civil Society Organisations

11 months ago /
Politics 

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP,  Atiku Abubakar, has challenged Civil Society Organisations to rise up in defense of the country’s democracy.

Senate Approves Niger delta Amnesty Programme

11 months ago /
Nation  Niger Delta 

The Nigerian Senate has passed a bill on rehabilitation and reintegration to give legal backing to the Niger-delta amnesty programme.

Ondo House Of Assembly Reopens

11 months ago /
Nation 

The resolution by the Nigerian senate mandating the inspector-general of police, Ibrahim Idris to withdraw policemen from the Ondo state house of assembly and allow eighteen lawmakers belonging to the Olamide George faction access to the chambers, seems to be yielding results.

Senate Divided Over ‘Lopsided’ EFCC Appointments

11 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday, stepped down the confirmation of four nominees into the board of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, following allegations of non-observance of the federal character principles in the nominations.

Senate Directs Police To Withdraw From Ondo Assembly

11 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate has asked the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to withdraw his men from the Ondo State House of Assembly immediately so as to enable the state lawmakers perform their legislative duties.

Senate Asks FG To Pay Marketers N429 Billion Oil Subsidy Arrears

12 months ago /
Nation 

Senate has waded into current face-off between government and oil marketers asking government to immediately pay all subsidy arrears of 429 billion Naira.

Akpabio Denies Instigating Akwa Ibom Assembly Crisis

1 year ago /
Nation 

Immediate past minority leader of the Nigerian senate, Godswill Akpabio has denied allegations levelled against him over the recent crisis in the Akwa Ibom state house of assembly.

Australia Supports Nigeria Disability Bill

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Australian government says it is throwing its weight behind efforts to ensure the passage of the Nigeria disability bill pending since 2010.

 

Buhari Has Right To Withhold Assent To Any Bill Passed By NASS - Lawan

1 year ago /
Nation 

Leader of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmed Lawan, says President Muhammadu Buhari is obliged by the Constitution to withhold assent to any bill passed by the National Assembly if he discovers infractions that could jeopardise national interest.

4,779 New Wigs Called To Bar

1 year ago /
Nation 

A total of four thousand, seven hundred and seventy nine new wigs have been called to the Nigerian Bar.

Senate Rescinds Decision On Sevens Bills

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate has rescinded its decision on some clauses of seven bills as passed and re-committed them to the committee of the whole for re-consideration and passage.

Senate Adjourns Sitting In Honour Of Troops Killed By Boko Haram

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate on Thursday cut short it’s plenary session in solidarity with the Nigerian Army following the killing of 44 soldiers by Boko Haram insurgents in Metele, Borno State over the weekend.

Senate Asks Police To Withdraw Personnel From Akwa Ibom Assembly

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate has asked the Inspector General of Police, Idris Ibrahim, to immediately withdraw his men from the complex of the Akwa Ibom State Assembly.

Senate Adjourns For Lack Of Quorum

1 year ago /
Nation 

Senate on Tuesday suspended plenary till next week after lawmakers were unable to form the required quorum.

APU Will Develop Strategies That Will Control Terrorism - Buhari

1 year ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed the hope that the African Parliamentary Union (APU) will develop strategies that will assist the continent in confronting the menace of terrorism and armed banditry.

Senate Adjourns Plenary For APU Conference

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate has adjourned its plenary.

Senate Orders Investigation Into Attack On Deputy President Of Senate

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian senate has called for a thorough investigation into the attack on the residence of the Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu in the early hours of Tuesday.

Gang Invades Ekweremadu’s Home

1 year ago /
Nation 

A gang of armed men invaded the official residence of the Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, on Tuesday.

Senate Passes Electoral Act Amendment Bill As Saraki Anticipates Buhari’s Assent

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate has passed the Electoral Act Amendment Bill.

Senate Orders CBN To Suspend Arbitrary Bank Charges

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate has called on the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, to suspend and review the Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card maintenance and other charges being deducted from customers. 


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