Parliament Watch

former Senate President, David Mark

Senate pushes bill targeting looted funds through second hearing

An equipment leasing bill was also passed for second hearing.

Groups urge Senate to pass Tobacco Control Bill

ERA/FoEN says the Nigerian parliament must plug any loophole that can be exploited by the tobacco industry to undermine the bill.

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Senate adjourns for two weeks

The senate will resume of October 14.

Cigarette smoking

Nigeria Senate passes first stage of tobacco control

The Tobacco Control Bill seeks to regulate and control production and consumption of tobacco products.

Nigerian Army

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

Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh

Senate wants Adadevoh, others immortalised

The senators particularly pushed for the immortalisation of Dr. Ameyo Adadevoh.

former Senate President, David Mark

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.

former Senate President, David Mark

Senate will create more states in Nigeria – David Mark

“Even if it takes my last breadth, I want to pursue the creation of state.”

‘National Assembly will endorse state police’

A senator expresses reservation with the creation of states as recommended at the National Conference

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.

former Senate President, David Mark

Senate passes N271 billion 2014 budget for Abuja

Highlights of the budget include the allocation of N31 billion for transport sector.

Senate approves N322 billion NDDC budget

The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Niger Delta, James Manager, presented the budget to the senate.

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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.

former Senate President, David Mark

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.