News - Senate President

Oshiomhole Insists No Power Sharing In 9th National Assembly

2 days 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

2 days 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

5 days 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 week 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 week 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 week 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 week 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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.

Don't Be Rubber Stamp, Saraki, Dogara Tell Members- Elect

2 weeks ago /
Politics 

Senate President, Bukola Saraki has asked members-elect in the 9th Assembly to ensure the independence of the legislative arm of government remains intact and not negotiable.

Osinbajo Expresses Concern Over Exposed Weaknesses Of The Judiciary

2 weeks ago /
Politics 

Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, a professor, says the weaknesses exposed in the country's judiciary are disturbing.

CSO Coalition Urges APC To Promote Better Executive/Legislative Harmony

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's ruling party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, has been advised to create a harmonious executive-legislative relationship to help promote sound and effective governance in the country.

APC Affirms Ahmed Lawan As Choice For Senate President

3 weeks ago /
Politics 

The All Progressives Congress, APC, says there is no going back on its nomination of Senator Ahmed Lawan as the next president of the Senate in the 9th National Assembly.

Senate Presidency: Ndume Queries APC Position

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

Senator Ali Ndume representing Borno South senatorial district has kicked against the endorsement of Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan, by the leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as the preferred candidate for the position of Senate President in the 9th Assembly.

9th National Assembly Leadership: Ahmad Lawan Eyes Senate Presidency

3 weeks ago /
Politics 

Senate Leader Ahmad Lawan on Friday evening ended speculations about his intention to occupy the seat of Senate President in the 9th Assembly when in the presence of 10 other Senators-elect and mostly from his ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC), announced his ambition to vie for the position.

The Race For Senate Leadership Thickens As APC Senators- Elect Parley In Abuja

1 month ago /
Nation 

Ahead of their formal inauguration in June, Senators-elect from across political party divide have started holding meetings in Abuja to decide the leadership structure as well as shape direction for the 9th Senate.

Senate Debates Budget

1 month 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.


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