NDDC: Akpabio fires back at Senate over N40bn ‘scam’

May 8, 2020 Editor 0

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has faulted the resolution taken by the Senate last Tuesday on alleged misappropriation of N40billion by the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) within the last three months. The Senate had in plenary  Tuesday, resolved to probe alleged financial recklessness perpetrated by IMC running the affairs Read More

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Rose Oko was an Amazon – Omo-Agege

March 25, 2020 Editorial III 0

Senator Rose Oko was a gentle Amazon, who used all within her to serve her people and the nation, Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege has said. According to Senator Omo-Agege, the demise of the Chairman, Senate Committee on Trade and Investment, was a great loss to her constituents, the people of the South-South geo-political zone and the nation Read More

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‘Conviction:’ Omo-Agege sponsored Abuja High Court case – CSOs

February 1, 2020 Editorial III 0

Following a Bwari High Court Abuja ruling, which exonerated the Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege, in a case brought before it over his alleged conviction in the United States of America (USA), a Coalition of Civil Societies and Youth Groups on Friday accused him of sponsoring the case. The group, at a press conference in Abuja, addressed by Read More

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#ImpeachmentTrial: Senators at crossroads over Trump

January 22, 2020 Editor 0

The US Senate has rejected repeated Democratic attempts to secure new evidence in President Donald Trump’s impeachment as his trial began. Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell meanwhile backed off on a plan to fast-track the hearings after coming under pressure from fellow Republicans. Democrats said this would have been no less than a cover-up. Mr Trump is charged with abuse Read More

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PIB: Stagnation hits Nigeria’s Oil reserves, Senate vows to pass bill in 2019

October 14, 2019 Editor 0

The non-passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) since 2007 for required regulation of the oil Industry, has discouraged investments in the sector with attendant  stagnation of  the Nation’s oil reserves at 37.5billion barrels, Minister of State for Petroleum, Timpre Sylva, has just revealed. The Minister who stated this Monday, at a public hearing session organised by the Senate’s Joint Committee Read More

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Breaking: Senate reveals when #Budget2020 ‘ll be passed, gives govt agencies, others marching order

October 8, 2019 Editor 0

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has made it clear that the National Assembly will return Nigeria to to a January-December budget cycle. He also assured that 2020 budget will be passed by December this year in line with the National Assembly’s readiness to accelerate work on the Appropriation Bill being presented by President Muhammadu Buhari. Lawan, in his opening Read More

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#Nigeriaat59: Omo-Agege greets Nigerians, calls for oneness

October 1, 2019 Editor 0

As Nigeria clocks 59 years of Independence, the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has called on Nigerians to keep praying for the continued peace and unity of the country. Omo-Agege, in his message to commemorate Nigeria’s 59th Independence anniversary, called on Nigerians to join hands with President Muhammadu Buhari to take the country to greater heights. In Read More

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Of ministerial screening and senate committees

August 9, 2019 Editorial III 0

The senate president has been unequivocal that the senate under him will not be irrationally confrontational or, deliberately embark on a collision course with the executive as some opinions have said of the 8th senate. However, the public will still expect to see a robust law-making body that goes about its primary, statutory oversight functions without coming across as an Read More

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Senate: Dino Melaye, Uba Sani, Ndume, Tinubu, ex-govs, others who got juicy committees …See full list

July 31, 2019 Editor 0

Full List of Chairmen of Senate Standing Committees And Their Deputies Agriculture – Abdullahi Adamu, Bima Enagi. Airforce – Bala Ibn Na’Allah, Michael Nnachi. Anti-corruption and Financial Crimes – Suleiman Kwari, Aliyu Wamakko. Appropriation – Barau Jibrin, Stella Oduah. Army – Ali Ndume, Abba Moro. Aviation – Dino Melaye, Bala Na’Allah. Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions – Uba Sani, Read More

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Edo crisis: Senate set to take over Assembly, one week after giving Obaseki crucial mandate

July 30, 2019 Editor 0

Strong indication emerged Tuesday, that the Senate and by extension, the National Assembly will take over the Edo State House of Assembly next week Tuesday if the Governor of the State, Goodwin Obaseki, refuses to issue fresh proclamation for inauguration of the State parliament . Senate’s move in this direction lies on the strength of recommendations made to that effect by Read More

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Breaking: Senate confirms all Buhari’s Minister nominees …see them

July 30, 2019 Editor 0

The Senate has just confirmed all 43 Minister Nominees sent by President Muhammadu Buhari. All the nominees 1. Uchechukwu Ogah (Abia) 2. Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom) 3. George Akume (Benue) 4. Ogbonnaya Onu (Ebonyi) 5. Emeka. Nwajuaba (Imo) 6. Olorunnibe Mamora (Lagos) 7. Olamilekan Adegbite (Ogun) 8. Adamu. Adamu (Bauchi) 9. Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers) 10. Sharon Ikeazor (Anambra) 11. Tayo Read More

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Breaking: Lai Mohammed for screening as Senate set to confirm all ministerial nominees, asks Obaseki to issue fresh proclamation at Edo Assembly

July 30, 2019 Editor 0

The Senate will in few hours time conclude ministerial screening of 43 nominees sent by President Muhammadu Buhari last week Tuesday. At the moment, Engr. Saleh Mamman from Taraba is currently taking his turn with most Senators pleading that he bow and go The remaining ministerial nominees, Sabo Nanono(Kano) and Lai Mohammed (Kwara) are billed to be screened on Tuesday. Read More

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Omo-Agege moves for removal of oil subsidy, concerned over relocation of companies from Niger Delta

July 30, 2019 Editor 0

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, on Monday, said there was no need for Nigeria to continue with the multi-billion Naira oil sudsidy regime.  He said all that was needed to address the lingering issue of inadequate refined oil production to match local consumption, was to fix the country’s ailing refineries.  He also expressed surprise that in Read More

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Breaking: Saraki, Fashola, Aregbesola, Lai, 8 others still on queue as Senate resume ministerial screening

July 29, 2019 Editor 0

Former Governor of Lagos Babatunde Raji Fashola and that of Osun state Rauf Aregbesola as well as former Senate President’s sister Gbemi Saraki are among remaining Minister nomi nees yet to take their turn in the ongoing ministerial screening by the Senate. The others are; Ambassador Maryam Katagun (Bauchi State), Goddy Jedy- Agba (Cross River), Engr. Suleiman Adamu ( Jigawa), Read More

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Why Buhari dumped bills passed by 8th Senate –Malami

July 26, 2019 Editor 0

The screening of the ministerial nominees entered the third day on Friday as the Senate screened screened Abubakar Malami (Kebbi) and Hadi Sirika. Malami is the immediate past Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) while Sirika is the immediate past Minister of State on Aviation. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Senate adjourned the exercise Read More

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Ministerial screening: Buhari’s nominee ‘missing’

July 26, 2019 Editor 0

A ministerial nominees from President Muhammadu Buhari Dr. Osagie Ehanire of Edo State was on Friday absent when he was called for screening. Ehanire was in the 43-man list submitted to the Senate by Buhari on Tuesday.  He was billed to appear before members of the upper legislative chamber today but Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, reported that Ehanire was absent. Read More

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Breaking: Finally, Uwajumogu is sworn-in, Senate now complete with 109 members

July 26, 2019 Editor 0

The remaining one Senatorial seat to be occupied in the Ninth Senate, got filled up Friday morning with the swearing in of Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu (APC Imo  North). Uwajumogu has since February 23, 2019 when the National Assembly election was conducted, been having running battles with candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP ) and All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Read More

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Breaking: Senate confirms Akpabio, Ogar, Nwajiuba, Akume as Ministers, suspends plenary

July 24, 2019 Editor 0

The Senate led President Ahmed Lawan a while ago suspended plenary, about two hours after it kick-started screening of 43 ministerial nominee list sent by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday. Before suspension of plenary, the members of the nation’s upper legislative arm of the National Assembly confirmed former Akwa Ibom Governor Godswill Akpabio, Abia state governorship candidate of All Progressives Read More

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See full names of Buhari’s ministerial nominees, their state of origin

July 23, 2019 Editor 0

Full list of Ministerial Nominees forwarded to the Senate by President Muhammadu Buhari  Ikechukwu Ogar  – Abia  Mohammed Musa Bello – Adamawa  Godswill Akpabio – Akwa Ibom  Dr Chris Ngige – Anambra  Sharon Ikeazor – Anambra . Adamu Adamu – Bauchi  Maryam Katagum – Bauchi  Timipre Sylva – Bayelsa  George Akume – Benue  Mustapha Baba Shehuri – Borno  Godie Jerry Read More