News - Senate President

Court Strikes Out Suit Seeking To Sack Saraki, Dogara, 52 Others From National Assembly

5 days ago /
Nation 

The Federal High Court, Abuja has struck out the suit seeking an order for Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, speaker of the House Of The Representatives Yakubu Dogora to vacate their seats.

FG Seeks Support Of Governors On State Judicial And Legislative Autonomy

5 days ago /
Nation 

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami has charged state governors to cooperate with the Federal Government to ensure the full implementation of autonomy for state judiciary and legislature.

Senate Declares June 12 Democracy Day

5 days ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate has passed a bill, which formally declares June 12, democracy day.

 

Ahmed Lawan Dismisses Insinuations Of Imposition As Senate President

1 week ago /
Nation 

One of the leading contenders for the Nigerian Senate Presidency Senator Ahmed Lawan has dismissed as falsehood any impression that he is being imposed on the senate-elect.

Senate To Screen Emefiele For Second Term

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate is to screen Godwin Emefiele as the governor of Central Bank of Nigeria for a second term in office.

Court Grants Akpabio Leave To File Separate Defence In Defection Suit

1 week ago /
Judiciary 

The Federal High Court in Abuja has granted Senator Godswill Akpabio leave to file a separate defence in the suit instituted against the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and the Speaker House Of Reps, Yakubu Dogara and 51 others over their defection from their various political parties in 2018 to other parties.

 

Buhari Nominates Emefiele For Second Term

1 week ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele for a second term.

Senate Passes 2019 Budget

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate has passed a budget of N8.916 trillion Naira for the 2019 fiscal year.

Oshiomhole Insists No Power Sharing In 9th National Assembly

1 month ago /
Politics 

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Adams Oshiomhole says the party is determined not to repeat the mistakes of 2015 in selecting the leadership of the 9th National Assembly.

FCT Indigenes Storm National Assembly, Protest Alleged Takeover Of Their Ancestral Land

1 month ago /
Politics 

Protesters under the umbrella of coalition of FCT indigenes on Tuesday stormed the National Assembly complex asking Senate President, Bukola Saraki to prevail on the Nigerian Army to stop the forceful take over their ancestral land.

APC Endorses Cross Party Consultations By Its Members In The National Assembly

1 month ago /
Nation 

The All Progressives Congress, APC, says there is nothing wrong with its member in the National Assembly holding consultations with their colleagues in other parties as the race for the Senate leadership hots up.

Disagreements Emerge Over Voting Method For NASS Leadership

1 month ago /
Nation 

As the race for the leadership of the 9th assembly heats up, a major bone of contention amongst lawmakers will be the voting pattern they should adopt to elect the presiding officers for both chambers.

Senate Committee Gets Thursday Deadline To Submit 2019 Budget For Consideration

1 month 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.

Dogara Canvasses Free Choice Of Assembly Leaders

1 month ago /
Politics 

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara says it will be wise to allow the leadership of the 9th Assembly emerge through the free choice of members-elect.

Mark Tasks Political Class On Mentoring New Leaders

1 month 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.

Race For Senate Leadership Heats Up

1 month ago /
Nation 

The race for the leadership of the 9th assembly gathered more momentum on Thursday as a group of youths staged a protest mounting pressure on the former governor of Gombe state, Danjuma Goje to run for the Senate presidency.

UPDATE: Court Orders Saraki, Others To Honour Police Invitation

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Federal High Court in Abuja, has ordered The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Senators Dino Melaye and Ben Murray-Bruce to immediately honour the invitation by the Police for questioning over their roles in the October 5, 2018, street procession staged in Abuja by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Senate Appropriation Committee Seeks More Time To Submit Budget Report

1 month 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.

Choosing Leadership Of NASS Is Exclusively For Elected Members – Saraki

1 month ago /
Nation 

Senate President Bukola Saraki has advised that the task of choosing the leadership of the 9th national assembly should be the exclusive preserve of elected members.

Saraki Insists On Powers Of Senate To Confirm Presidential Appointees

1 month ago /
Nation 

Senate President Bukola Saraki has insisted that the Senate has the constitutional power to confirm appointments of nominees from President Muhammadu Buhari, including the appointment of the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.


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