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HND discrimination bill narrowly scales second reading in Senate
Some lawmakers opposed the bill.
Nigerian Senate approves life imprisonment for rapists
Gang rapists will however be jailed a minimum of 20 years.
Constitution Amendment: Reps approve life pension for Senate president, Speaker; pass 71 amendments
The lawmakers also voted on local government autonomy and other subjects.
Senate pushes bill targeting looted funds through second hearing
An equipment leasing bill was also passed for second hearing.
Nigeria Senate passes first stage of tobacco control
The Tobacco Control Bill seeks to regulate and control production and consumption of tobacco products.
Nigerian senate says soldiers sentenced to death for mutiny deserve to die
The Nigerian Labour Congress disagrees with the Senate, saying killing the soldiers will not in any way
restore discipline in the army.
Senate begins probe of Nigeria’s $9.3million cash seized in South Africa
South Africa says the transaction has the imprints of money laundering.
Seized $9.3m: Senate to question military chiefs, NSA
Lawmakers have summoned top military officials for explanation
Senate will consider Jonathan’s $1billion loan request to fight Boko Haram – Mark
The Senate President said dialogue with Boko Haram sect should not be ruled out.
Senate leader spends N73m annually on scholarship scheme
Mr. Ndoma-Egba said he has plans to secure employment for graduates under his scholarship scheme.
Senate will create more states in Nigeria – David Mark
“Even if it takes my last breadth, I want to pursue the creation of state.”
EXCLUSIVE: Nigerian Senate’s resolution on Imo based on rumour; no evidence state planned IDs for Northerners
Extensive checks by this newspaper show that the Imo State government had no role in the ID claim.
Senate confirms ex-FRSC boss, Chidoka, as minister
A University of Abuja lecturer was also confirmed.
Senate backs own committee, says $20 billion oil money not missing
The Senate says its findings shows only $927 million was missing The Nigerian Senate has approved a report by its finance committee dismissing claims by a former Central Bank governor that $20 billion (N3.2 trillion) oil revenues had been diverted from government coffers. The former CBN chief, Lamido Sanusi, had accused the Nigeria National Petroleum […]
Senate passes amendment to Electoral Act
The amendment is necessary for improved management of the electoral system in Nigeria. The Senate on Thursday passed the amendments to the Electoral Act 2010 to provide for tenure of Office of Secretary, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. The amendment also specified that the Chairman and members of the Area Council Election Appeal Tribunal should […]
UPDATE: How Senate confirmed Shekarau, other ministers
Mr. Shekarau said most politicians’ defections are not based on selfish interests. The Senate on Wednesday in Abuja confirmed the former Kano State Governor, Ibrahim Shekarau, and three other nominees for ministerial positions. The confirmation followed the screening of the nominees by members of the Senate. Mr. Shekarau, while answering questions, said that the reason […]
Senate confirms Shekarau, Adeyeye, others as ministers
The other nominees confirmed are Abu Bulama from Yobe State, Stephen Oru from Delta State, and Adedayo Adeyeye from Ekiti State.
Ndoma-Egba accuses Tinubu of attempting to malign Nigerian Senate leadership
Mrs. Tinubu had accused the senate of taking a partisan stance on national issues. The Senate Leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba, on Thursday in Abuja accused Oluremi Tinubu (APC-Lagos) of attempting to malign the reputation of the leadership of the Senate. Mr. Ndoma-Egba raised a Point of Order under Order 43 of the Senate Standing Rules which […]
$620,000 bribe: ICPC re-arraigns Farouk Lawan, Emenalo
Both men are facing a seven-count criminal charge bordering on obtaining $620,000 from an oil magnate, Femi Otedola.