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

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

#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

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

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

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

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

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

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