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The Coalition of Arewa Assembly has decried the alleged move to stop the provision of eligible customers (EC) in the Nigerian electricity market, appealing to President Muhammadu Buhari and his economic team to urgently wade into the matter to avert economic collapse.
The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has commiserated with the victims of a fire disaster at Potiskum Central Market, Yobe.
The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan, has felicitated with Nigerian women as they celebrate the annual International Women’s Day on Monday, March 8, 2021.
Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on Thursday, blamed the lingering insecurity in Nigeria on the funding activities of drug barons who provide support to insurgent groups.
President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan, yesterday urged the executive arm of government to adopt a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) approach so that necessary funding needed for the completion of some major roads in the country will be provided by investors.President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan, yesterday urged the executive arm of government to adopt a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) approach so that necessary funding needed for the completion of some major roads in the country will be provided by investors.
Senate refers President Buhari’s request to confirm NASRDA, correctional chiefs to relevant committees
The Senate on Wednesday referred President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for the confirmation of Dr Halilu Ahmad Shaba as the new Director-General of the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) and Muhammad Usman as Federal Commissioner as well as Haliru Nababa as Controller General of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) to its relevant committees for screening.
A Bill to that effect titled, “a Bill for an Act to establish the Specialized National Dermatology Hospital at Garkida for the prevention, diagnostic, curative, promotive, rehabilitative, cosmetic, allergy of all condition and diseases affecting the skin and for other matters connected therewith,” sponsored by Senator Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed (APC, Adamawa Central), passed second reading on the floor yesterday.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has charged the newly confirmed Chief of Defence Staff and Service Chiefs to take the fight against bandits and insurgents in a renewed bid to ensure the security of lives and properties across states in the country.
Nationwide outrage has greeted yesterday’s abduction of more than 300 school girls of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Talata-Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara state by bandits even as aggrieved residents of the community took to the streets destroying vehicles entering the village in protest.
The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has condemned the attack on Friday on Government Secondary School, Jangebe in Zamfara State, where hundreds of schoolgirls were abducted.
President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan said on Friday that the recurrent attacks on schools and other acts of banditry across the country, call for intense soul searching on how the nation arrived at this very sorry situation.
The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Thursday assured Nigerians that the Petroleum Industry Bill, which is before the National Assembly, will change the fortune of the country by the time it becomes law.
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday cautioned against ethnic profiling in the battle against insecurity in the country, vowing to deal with insurgents, bandits, kidnappers and other criminals threatening national security.
President Muhammadu Buhari said on Thursday that criminals who were terrorising the country should be dealt with accordingly, without resorting to ethnic profiling. He reiterated that government shall continue to deal with insurgents, bandits, kidnappers and other criminal elements who constitute threat to innocent citizens across the country.
The Senate has mandated the committees on Education (Basic and Secondary), Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND to investigate the utilisation of over $20 million funding proposed and budgeted for the Safe School Initiative.
The Senate has approved the sum of N11,352,457,101.70 as year 2020 budget for the Nigeria Police Trust Fund (NPTF), the implementation of which will lapse by April 30, 2021.
Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has assured that efforts would be intensified to secure all parts of the country within the next two months.
Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, had on February 10, mandated the Committee on Foreign Affairs to confirm General Abayomi Olonisakin (retd) (Ekiti); Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai (retd) (Borno); Vice Admiral Ibok- Ette Ibas (retd) (Cross River); Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar(retd) (Bauchi); and Air Vice Marshal Muhammad S. Usman (Rtd) (Kano) as non-career ambassadors of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The Republic of Benin and the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) are set to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to boost its rice production.
South-South Governors, on Tuesday, demanded the upward review from 2.5 per cent to 10 per cent, appropriated to the Trust Fund for host oil Communities in the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB).
The 61-year-old has been involved with the national team since 2004, first as an assistant for two years and then taking over as coach after the 2006 World Cup.
Myanmar security forces quickly snuffed out sporadic anti-junta protests on Tuesday after hundreds of young activists who had been trapped overnight in a district of its biggest city Yangon were able to get out.
Tom Dele-Bashiru has revealed he is doing everything possible to ensure he returns for Watford after a long injury layoff.
The Senate Wednesday considered a bill seeking to revive an international hospital that would specifically focus on the treatment of leprosy, skin cancer and other skin-related diseases.
United States President Joe Biden has signed an executive order that aims to make it easier for Americans to vote, as Republicans in several states have sought to impose more voting restrictions following the 2020 presidential election.
Some gunmen suspected to be bandits have abducted the sister in-law and brother of the Commissioner for Youth and Sport Development in Sokoto state, Bashir Gorau.
The 2020/2021 season has been a rough ride for Catalan club Barcelona. They suffered an early bumpy start to the season coming from the attempts by the mercurial Argentine, Lionel Messi, to force through an exit from the club, a testy change of managers, the resignation of the entire Board and a slump in results that left them needing to struggle to climb back up.
In a letter to the Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege, dated February 23, 2021, and referenced DHE/POLY/39/C.1/I/84, the President said the polytechnic would “supply the needed human resources required for national development.”