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EFCC quizzes former Abia governor, sons over ‘N150 billion fraud’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has launched a massive probe into alleged looting of over N150 billion by the immediate past governor of Abia State, Chief Theodore Orji, and members of his family.
Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan

Senator Omo-Agege heads 56-member Senate constitution review committee

The Senate on Thursday constituted a 56-member Constitution Review Committee to handle all bills seeking alterations in the provisions of the 1999 Constitution.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan (left) with the Senate Minority Whip, Senator Philip Tanimu Aduda, during the plenary on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. 3

Senate considers bill to address food security problems in Nigeria

The Senate on Tuesday commenced legislative action to address the country’s food security problems when it considered a Bill to that effect.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, presiding over the plenary in the upper chamber on Thursday, 3rd October, 2019.

Senate re-introduces bill to establish South East commission

Clause 15 (2a) of the bill which identifies source of funding for the commission, stipulates that the equivalent of 10% of the total monthly statutory allocation due to the member states of the commission shall be from the federation account.
Femi Gbajabiamila

Ninth Assembly: Senator-elect Orji Kalu pledges to support Femi Gbajabiamila

Former Abia Governor and Senator-Elect, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu, says Mr Femi Gbajabiamila is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the position of speaker in the 9th assembly.

Five senators-elect jostle for deputy senate presidency

Five out of the 64 senators-elect of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have signified their intention to run for the position of Deputy Senate President (DSP) of the ninth National Assembly ahead of its inauguration in June.
The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki has cautioned politicians against overheating the polity ahead the general elections.

Senate passes 2019 Budget for second reading

The bill scaled second reading at the upper legislative chamber on Tuesday — three months after President Muhammadu Buhari presented it.

Elections: INEC releases list of elected senators

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released a list of senators elected for the ninth assembly so far.

Governor Ikpeazu cautions against altering Abia’s charter of equity

Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has tackled the governorship candidates of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Mr. Alex Otti, and All Progressive Congress (APC), Mr. Uche Ogah, on their failure to grasp the essence of the charter of equity which was agreed by the forefathers of the state to ensure social justice and inclusiveness.

Protest rocks Abia over INEC’s inability to declare election result

The inability of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abia State to announce the result of Aba North and South Federal Constituency election seven days after the election was concluded is generating bad blood among the supporters of the three major political parties (APGA, PDP and APC) in the zone.

Senator Orji: Atiku Abubakar is solution to Nigeria’s security, economic woes

Theodore Orji, the senator representing Abia Central in the Senate, has described the Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, as the only solution to the present security and economic challenges facing the country.

Election: Senator Orji warns Governor Ikpeazu’s kinsmen against aabotaging charter of equity

Senator Theodore Orji has said that the Abia charter of equity under which Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu became the first person from Ngwa stock to emerge governor of Abia is all inclusive and not just limited to the office of the state chief executive.

Senator Orji charges INEC to honour former President Shagari with credible polls

Senator Theodore Orji, representing Abia Central District at the national assembly has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to conduct free, fair and credible elections next year as a mark of honour for the first democratically elected President of Nigeria, Alhaji Shehu Shagari, who passed on last week.

EFCC grills Theodore Orji over alleged N27 billion fraud

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday interrogated the senator representing Abia Central Senatorial District at the upper legislative chamber of the National Assembly, Theodore Orji.

Abia government cordons 11 villages to stop another pipeline explosion

Abia State government has ordered the cordoning of 11 villages mostly in Osisioma Local Government Area to forestall another pipeline leakage.
APC Nigeria Supporters

Abia primaries: Group congratulates APC candidates

Abia Action Youths For Progress (AAYP) has congratulated the three All Progressives Congress (APC) senatorial candidates on their victories at the just concluded party primaries in the state.

Senate mandates committees to probe Abia pipeline explosion

Worried by the incident that claimed the lives of over 250 in Abia state, the Senate, yesterday, mandated its committees on Police Affairs and Downstream Petroleum to investigate the remote and immediate cause of the incident.
Senate President Senator Bukola Saraki

Senate blames NNPC, DPR for death of over 150 citizens

The Senate on Wednesday blamed the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) for the death of over 150 Nigerians involved in spillage.

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