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Jonathan submits N322 billion NDDC budget to National Assembly

Mr. Jonathan said the submission was in line with provisions of the NDDC Act.

Nigerian Senate confirms Monetary Policy Committee, MPC, members

The senate also confirmed the appointment of new members of the National Population Commission.

Senate passes Abuja Internal Revenue Board Bill

“We have passed this bill pursuant to the constitutional provision of the National Assembly acting as the House of Assembly of the FCT.”

Former Minister Dan Etete, the man behind Malabu

Malabu OPL 245 fraud: Etete sues Nigeria’s House of Reps

Different counsel claimed to represent Malabu in court.

A power transmission station in Kaduna state

Electricity Commission gets Senate backing to implement privatization law

Lawmakers visited the electricity commission Friday.

‘Missing $20 billion’: Nigerian Senate clears Alison-Madueke, says no money missing

The Senate committee says suspended CBN Governor Sanusi lied The Nigerian Senate has rejected claims by the suspended governor of the Central Bank, Lamido Sanusi, that at least $20 billion (N3.2 trillion) in oil receipts were not paid into the government treasury by state oil company, the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC. The Senate’s finance […]

Nigerian Senate approves extension of emergency rule in Adamawa, Borno, Yobe

Senate wants full military operations sustained in the troubled states.

Senate chamber

Nigerian Senate defers debate on extension of emergency rule, summons military chiefs

“It is the tradition of this senate that we appraise and assess the performance of the state of emergency before we debate it.”

Electricity supply: Nigerian Senate threatens to sanction defaulting companies

Senator says companies have no excuses for poor power supply.

Boko Haram: Nigerian Senate president calls for urgent ‘military action’

“A clear, unambiguous and decisive military response from the Government, beyond the imposition of a state of emergency, is urgently required in this circumstance.” Nigeria’s senate president, David Mark, has made a strong case for an urgent military action, beyond the state of emergency in place at the moment, to end the war against Boko […]

The Nigerian Senate And Its Obsession For Regime Protection, By Garba Shehu

That David Mark’s Senate has given this country something that is very important: it is a Senate imbued with reassuring maturity that has ensured stability for the country’s young democracy. It is a gift that will not escape the interest of contemporary historians. Their fixation with the legacy of democratic stability and often conciliatory tone […]

Malabu suspected fraudster, Dan Etete, accuses ex-commissioner of fraud

Mr. Etete claims the former Bayelsa Justice Commissioner defrauded him off $3 million.

Nigerian National Assembly evacuated over bomb scare

 A car bomb killed over 70 people on Monday in Nyanya, Abuja.

Senate wants fixed tariff for Nigerian ports operators

Mr. Obadara said a fixed tariff regime would result in a raise in the revenue profile of the organisation.

More trouble for Alison-Madueke as Senate threatens fresh summons over private jet, NNPC deals

The senate committee on petroleum says its request or details were ignored by the NNPC.

Senate chamber

Nigerian Senate withdraws amendment empowering President to initiate new constitution

“When we debated the other day there was a very controversial issue. The committee wisely met and advised themselves that they should withdraw it.”

Nigerian Senate passes N4.6 trillion 2014 budget

The budget was laid December 2013

Senate to pass Bill on sexual violence, harassment – Lawmaker

The Bill will make it easier for victims of rape to report the crime.

Senate confirms Adelabu as Deputy Governor of CBN

The Senate report on PIB was deferred by a month. The Senate on Thursday confirmed Adelabu Adekola as the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN. The confirmation followed the consideration of the report of the Bassey Otu (PDP-Cross River)-led Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions on the screening of Mr. […]

Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa

Senate confirms Bulkachuwa as Nigeria’s Court of Appeal President

The judge lamented the underfunding of the judiciary.

Senate confirms Godwin Emefiele as Nigeria’s next Central Bank Governor Emefiele

Mr. Emefiele is the current MD of Zenith Bank.

Cancer: Senate investigates non-issuance of import licences for treatment reagents

“Bureaucratic bottleneck has stopped the treatment of cancer patients in the country resulting in the death of many people which is avoidable”. The Senate has directed its Committee on Health to investigate the Nigeria Nuclear Regulatory Agency, NNRA, over alleged failure to issue licences for the importation of cancer treatment re-agents. The Senate also directed […]

Human Trafficking: Nigerian Senate passes bill to amend existing law

The new law recommends stiffer penalty for traffickers. Three months after a PREMIUM TIMES exclusive investigation on human trafficking in Nigeria, the Senate has decided to amend the country’s existing law to ensure stiffer penalties for offenders. A PREMIUM TIMES reporter had gone undercover last year to expose the operations of a multi-billion naira trafficking […]

Senate, House of Representative order probe of Nigeria Immigration recruitment deaths

The senate rejected calls for the removal of interior minister, Abba Moro

Senate gives PPPRA two weeks to submit kerosene, petrol subsidy details

The PPPRA requested three weeks to submit the report.