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

Senate confirms Muruako as FRC chair amidst heated debate

February 18, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

Heated debate among senators ensued on the floor of the Senate Thursday during confirmation of Barrister Victor Chinemerem Muruako as chairman of the Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC) . The Senate had upon receipt of request from President Muhammadu Buhari for confirmation of Muruako as chairman of FRC, mandated its Committee on Finance to screen the nominee which was done on Read More

Kwara APC: Time has left Lai Mohammed in darkness – Nabena

February 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Yekini Nabena, has described the Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed as a total failure in the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. Nabena also said time has left the Minister behind in the scheme of things in APC, adding that he (Mohammed) can no longer catch up with time Read More

Registration: APC to dominate Nigeria’s political space with 100 million members – Lawan

February 6, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said the ongoing membership registration and revalidation exercise of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is targeted at making over one hundred million Nigerians members of the ruling party.  He said the exercise was conceived to further democratise the party ahead of the 2023 general elections and also reposition the APC to dominate the country’s Read More

Senate’s move to legalise constituency projects

February 3, 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 percent of annual national budgets to such zonal intervention Read More

Breaking: Buhari writes Senate, seeks confirmation of new Service Chiefs

January 29, 2021 Taiye Odewale, Abuja 0

The newly appointed Service Chiefs are to appear before the Senate for confirmation, said the Presidency on Friday.In a statement issued to that effect, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Babajide Omoworare, said President Muhamnadu Buhari had already forwarded letter of request for the confirmation to the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan . The Read More

2021 Budget puts NASS on the edge as adjournment beckons

December 15, 2020 Blueprint 0

As both Chambers of the National Assembly are set to adjourn for the year this Thursday, will they succeed in passing the 2021 budget for third reading or extend sitting till Tuesday next week? TAIYE ODEWALE reports. This year’s Christmas being nine days away and the National Assembly expected to adjourn sittings Thursday this week (December 17, 2020), since Tuesday Read More

Senate President mourns Leadership Newspapers Publisher, Nda-Isaiah

December 12, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has condoled with the family, friends of Sam Nda -Isaiah and the Nigerian newspaper industry over the death of the Publisher of Leadership Newspaper. Lawan in a statement issued in Abuja Saturday, also commiserated with the Newspaper Proprietors’Association of Nigeria (NPAN), and the government and people of Niger dtate over the loss. He Read More

Senate confirms Yakubu’s reappointment as INEC Chairman

December 1, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate, Tuesday, confirmed the re-appointment of Professor Mahmood Yakubu as the Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for another five-year tenure . His confirmation followed a report presented by the Chairman Senate Committee on INEC,  Senator Kabiru Gaya (APC Kano South),  who said that he was screened and found worthy to continue for another term of five years.  Read More

Breaking: Senator Abbo dumps PDP, joins APC

November 25, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senator representing Adamawa North Senatorial District, Senator Ishaku Elisha Abbo has defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) . Defection of Senator Abbo was announced on the floor of the Senate Wednesday at the beginning of plenary. The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, said a letter to that effect had earlier been forwarded Read More

Ndume’s detention unacceptable – Northern groups

November 24, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has condemned the detention of Senator Ali Ndume, objecting to what it called biased and dubious legality under the law. The Coalition described the remand of Senator Ndume as dangerous precedent set by the ‘obvious bias’ in the ruling of the court. Spokesman of CNG, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman in a statement issued on Tuesday read Read More

Breaking: Buhari asks Senate to confirm Yakubu as INEC Chair

November 24, 2020 Editor 0

The Senate President Ahmad Lawan has just read President Muhammadu Buhari’s letter for confirmation of Prof. Mahmood Yakubu as the Chairman of Independent National Electoroal Commission (INEC) for a second term. Lawan read the letter on the floor of the Senate’s plenary on Tuesday. Details loading…

Senate President reveals when NASS ‘ll pass 2021 budget, PIB Bill

November 20, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said on Friday that the National Assembly is working hard to see to the passage of the 2021 Appropriation Bill by the second week of December, 2020. Lawan who made the declaration at the one day retreat held for top management staff of the National Assembly and National Assembly Service Commission (NASC) in Abuja Read More

BOFI Act: Senate hails Buhari

November 14, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate, Saturday, commended President Muhamnadu Buhari on the assent given to the Banks and other Financial Institutions Act 2020 (BOFI Act), following passage of the bill to that effect by the National Assembly. The Upper legislative chamber in a statement by its spokesperson, Senator Ajibola Basiru (APC Osun Central), said enactment of the BOFI Act follows many other Bills Read More

Breaking: Northern govs, Sultan meet Senate President, SGF, CoS, IGP over insecurity… see pictures

November 2, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Senate President, Senator Ahmed Lawan, Northern Governors, Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Alhaji Ibrahim Gambari, and Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, are in crucial meeting over insecurity in the North and in Nigeria.  The meeting, which kicked off at the Council Chambers of Sir Kashim Ibrahim House Kaduna 12pm Read More

Pictures: Lawan, Gbajabiamila visit Buhari, tell #EndSARS protesters to resume movement in 2 weeks if…

October 18, 2020 Editor 0

After visiting President Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Senate Ahmed Lawan and Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila have called on #EndSARS protesters to stop protest and resume in two weeks if their request are not met. Speaking to State House correspondents the Senate President Ahmed Lawan urged the protesters to give the government time to work on Read More

At last, Buhari speaks on disbandment of #FSARS

October 12, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in Abuja declared that disbanding of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) is the first step to extensive police reforms by his administration. Speaking at the launch of the Presidential Youth Empowerment Scheme (P-YES), aimed at creating 774,000 jobs across the Local Government Areas (LGAs) in the country, the president also directed that all those responsible for Read More

Breaking: Buhari set to present 2021 budget, sends PIB to Senate

September 29, 2020 Editor 0

Buhari will next week present 2021 budget to the joint National Assembly. Senate President Ahmad Lawan who disclosed when he read Buhari’s letter on the floor of the Senate during plenary also disclosed that the President has transmitted the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) to the Senate. Details loading…

2023: APC woos back Atiku, Saraki, Tambuwal, others

August 2, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on all those who left the ruling party to return now, assuring that the current caretaker committee led by governor Mai Mala Buni has provided mechanism to resolve all the grievances. Among the prominent members who left the APC included former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, former Senate President Bukola Saraki, governor Samuel Ortom Read More