Constitution review: Senate to hold national public hearing Thursday

June 1, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Tuesday reaffirmed its readiness to hold national public hearing Thursday and Friday this week to alter some provisions of the 1999 constitution. An announcement was made by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan in plenary as conveyed in a letter addressed to him by the Chairman of the Constitution Review Committee, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege. According to the Senate President, Read More

Lawan’s aide Tabiowo inducted FIMC

May 27, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Institute of Management Consultants – Nigeria, has inducted the Special Assistant (Press) to the President of the Senate, Ezrel Tabiowo, as a Fellow of the Institute. Tabiowo’s induction was sequel to his election as a Fellow by the Board and Governing Council “in recognition of his outstanding academic and professional standing as well as demonstrated commitment to creating, maintaining, Read More

Revisit my petition, FUTO student appeals to Lawan

May 26, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

A student of the Federal University of Technology (FUTO) Owerri, Mr Phillip Brian Otobha, has appealed to the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan and the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions to revisit the case of victimisation, extortion and breach of duty he leveled against some lecturers of the institution. The native of Emede in Isoko South Read More

Women re-emphasise need for constitution amendment

May 24, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

Nigeria women has harped the need for a critical review of several sections of the 1999 Constitution. They said the review would enable creation of additional seats in the federal and state legislative houses as well as enhance women’s political participation in the country. The Minister of Women Affairs Dame Pauline Tallen made the call in Abuja at the joint Read More

APC: Buni’s 12 months in the saddle under scrutiny

May 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

BODE OLAGOKE, takes a look at the efforts of the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) under the leadership of Yobe state governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, and some of the gains recorded in almost 12 months. Precisely by 25th of June it will be one year the current National Caretaker Committee of ruling party, Read More

Asaba declaration: Group demands end to attacks on Lawan

May 20, 2021 Ahmid Lawal 0

A non-governmental organisation, Advocates of the Garb (AOG) has called for an end to the unwarranted attacks on the Senate President Ahmad Lawan, by some Nigerians over his position on the resolution of the Southern governors to ban open grazing in the southern part of the country. In Asaba, Delta state capital last Tuesday, the 17 Southern governors called on Read More

Ahmad Lawan and right of opinion

May 18, 2021 Ola Awoniyi 0

There are as many opinions as there are Nigerians on how to address the challenges our country currently faces. That is not a problem in a democracy, every citizen has a right to express their view when the nation debates the way forward. And it does not matter whether the view conflicts or agrees with the popular or dominant view, Read More

Breaking: Buhari goes for fresh N2.3 trn loan

May 18, 2021 Editor 0

The Senate President Ahmed Lawan on Tuesday read a request letter from President Muhammadu Buhari, seeking seeking Senate to approve a new external loan of N2,343,387,942,848.00, about $6.183billion, for the Federal Government to finance the 2021 budget deficit. Details loading…

Lawan debunks bickering with Buni

May 7, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has refuted claim of disaffection between him and the National Chairman of the National Caretaker Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC ), Governor Mai Mala Buni, of Yobe state as reported in one of the national dailies on Friday . The National daily had in the story titled: ” Fresh crisis in Read More

Senate mulls establishment of correctional services academy, others

May 5, 2021 Taiye Odewale, 0

The Senate Wednesday considered a bill seeking to give legal backing to the establishment of the Nigerian Correctional Service Academy, Ijebu Igbo.  The bill which scaled second reading during plenary is sponsored by Senator Olalekan Ramoni Mustapha (APC, Ogun East).  In his presentation, Mustapha said the bill seeks to provide the legal and institutional framework for the already established academic Read More

Senate’s move to legalise constituency projects

May 4, 2021 Blueprint 0

Obviously, flowing from the controversy surrounding the constitutionality and/or legality of the constituency projects of given to members of the National Assembly as well as the corruption to which the funds have been enmeshed, the senate recently passed for second reading a bill seeking to legalise constituency projects and dedicate 20 per cent of annual national budgets to such zonal Read More

Livestock industry critical to economy – Senate President

April 21, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said the development of the livestock industry in Nigeria is critical to the diversification and growth of economy. Lawan made this known on Tuesday in his remark after a Bill for an Act to Establish the National Livestock Identification and Management Bureau scaled second reading on the floor. According to Lawan, the livestock Read More

Senate probes Customs invasion of shops at Bodija market

April 21, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Tuesday mandated its Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, to investigate the alleged invasion of Rice Traders’ shops by men of the Nigerian Customs that resulted in the carting away of goods to the tune of N85 million naira. This followed receipt of a petition from the Ibadan Foodstuff Sellers Association addressed to the Senate President through Read More

2023: More PDP governors, others to join APC soon — Yahaya Bello

April 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Kogi state governor and Chairman of the Contact and Mobilization Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has revealed that in the coming weeks, more governors of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other known political heavyweights will be decamping to the ruling party. The decamping of the opposition gladiators to the APC is part of Read More

Aisha Buhari rakes N155m at book launch

April 9, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

Wife of the President Mrs Aisha Muhammadu Buhari Thursday realised N155 million at the public presentation of a book titled, “Aisha Buhari: Being Different. The book, written by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Administration and Women Affairs, Office of the First Lady, Dr Hajo Sani, was launched at the State House Banquet Hall in Abuja. National leader Read More

2023: Drop your presidential ambition, APC group tells Yahaya Bello

April 8, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of the All Progressives Congress (APC) under the aegis of North-central Council of APC, has asked the Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello, to drop his presidential ambition for the zone to produce the next national chairman of the ruling party. The group led by its leader, Dr. Kassim Muhammad, told newsmen at the APC national secretariat, Thursday in Read More

Nigeria loses over N455bn yearly to poor sanitation – Senate

March 25, 2021 Taiye Odewale, 0

…Kicks against Open Defecation  The Senate on Wednesday lamented that  Nigeria is currently losing over N455 billion or US$3 billion annually due to poor sanitation.  The upper legislative chamber accordingly passed for second reading ,  a Bill seeking for  establishment of  the “Clean Nigeria Agency for the purpose of  prohibiting  open urination/defecation in order to keep Nigeria clean and disease Read More

Expectations as Shaba emerges NASRDA DG

March 19, 2021 Aminu Gandhi 0

On February 25, 2021, President Muhammadu Buhari nominated Dr Ahmad Halilu Shaba as the substantive Director- General of the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA). The nomination letter was read at Plenary on March 2, 2021 by the Senate President, Senator (Dr) Ahmad Lawan for confirmation by the Senate. The nomination of Dr Ahmad Halilu Shaba by the President Read More

Senate seeks Federal University of Medical and Health Sciences in Ekiti

March 17, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

A bill seeking to establish the Federal University of Medical and Health Sciences in Iyin Ekiti, Ekiti State scaled second reading in the Senate on Tuesday. Sponsor of the bill, Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele (APC, Ekiti Central), while leading debate on the piece of legislation, said the establishment of the university would provide basic scientific training as a foundation for Read More

Breaking: Obasanjo, Saraki in close door meeting ahead 2023

Former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, and the former Senate president, Bukola Saraki, are presently in a close door meeting at the former’s residence in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun state. Details of the meeting is still very sketchy as at the time of filing this report. However, feelers revealed that the meeting is not unconnected with the rebuilding process Read More

Breaking: Take insurgency battle to Boko Haram, bandits, Senate tells newly confirmed CDS, Service Chiefs

March 2, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Tuesday confirmed President Muhammadu Buhari’s nomination of Major General Lucky Eluoye Onyenucheya Irabor as Chief of Defence Staff. Also confirmed were the nominations of Major General Ibrahim Attahiru as Chief of Army Staff; Rear Admiral Awwal Zubairu as Chief of Naval Staff; and Air Vice Marshal Isiaka  Amao  as Chief of Air Staff.  The confirmation of the nominees Read More

Shasha: Fani Kayode cautions Lawan over comments on S/W govs

February 22, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has cautioned the President of the Senate, Dr Ahmed Lawan, against accusing the South west governors of being responsible for the recent killings in Shasha area of Ibadan. The former minister in a statement released weekend in response to a statement purportedly credited to Senator Lawan frowned at his submission on the efforts Read More