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President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, presiding over plenary on Tuesday at the National Assembly, Abuja.5

Senate lauds President Buhari over assent to Banks and Other Financial Institutions Act 2020

The Senate has noted with satisfaction the assent of President Muhammadu Buhari to the Banks and Other Financial Institutions Act 2020 (BOFIA) following the passage of the bill by the senate.
The Senate Ad-Hoc Committee on Security Challenges has called for the decentralization of the Nigeria Police Force as a way of improving efficiency aimed at addressing the problem of insecurity bedeviling the country.

Senate faults minister for blaming legislature for bad roads

The Senate has described as, “fallacy of the highest order,” a statement credited to the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), on the state of Nigerian roads.
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Diaspora, Non-Governmental Organisations and Civil Societies, Senator Surajudeen Ajibola Basiru, has advised the Nigerian and South African governments to work together in solving animosity between the two countries occasioned by xenophobic attacks against Nigerians resident in South Africa.

Senator Basiru: Effort to declare parallel poll in Imo North criminal

Senator Surajudeen Ajibola Basiru, Chairman of the APC primary Election Committee for Imo North senatorial district has expressed sadness at the attempt by three of the 7-member Committee to rubbish a transparent, free and fair process concluded at Okigwe on September 3rd, describing activity of the three committee members as a glaring case of criminality.

Senator Okon: National Assembly should stop water bill to avert catastrophe

Elder statesman and former member of the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly, Senator Anietie Okon, has warned that Nigeria will be doomed if the National Assembly passes the Water Resources Bill into law.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senate: No Senator collected N20 million palliative from NDDC

The Senate said on Tuesday that none of its members received N20m COVID-19 palliative from the Niger Delta Development Commission.
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Diaspora, Non-Governmental Organisations and Civil Societies, Senator Surajudeen Ajibola Basiru, has advised the Nigerian and South African governments to work together in solving animosity between the two countries occasioned by xenophobic attacks against Nigerians resident in South Africa.

Senator Basiru: Senate has no plan to secretly pass social media bill

Senator representing Osun Central and Chairman Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Ajibola Basiru, has said the Red Chamber has no plan to hurriedly pass the controversial Protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulation and Other Related Matters Bill 2019 into law.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Edo guber: Senators tackle PGF chief, Governor Obaseki

Chairman Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs Committee, Senator Ajibola Basiru, has taken on Director General of the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF), Salihu Lukman, for criticising the All Progressives Congress (APC’s) handling of ongoing Edo election campaigns as weak, defeatist, cowardly and at best treacherous.
Majority of our laws are dead, said, Ajibola Basiru, spokesman of the senate.

Senate commends Buhari for assenting to CAMA Bill

The Senate has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for assenting to the Companies and Allied Matters Bill passed by the National Assembly.
Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

National Assembly urges President Buhari to suspend plan to recruit 774,000 Nigerians

The Senate and the House of Representatives yesterday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to suspend the implementation of the plan to recruit 774,000 Nigerians for Special Public Works across the country.
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Senate felicitates with Speaker Gbajabiamila at 58

The Senate on Thursday congratulated the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, on his 58th birthday celebration, describing him as an anchor of democracy.
Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo, on Sunday, announced that three coronavirus patients have been discharged after treatment in Imo State.

Edo guber: APC NWC names Governor Uzodinma, six others as election committee members

The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress has announced a seven-member election committee to conduct the June 22 Edo State APC Governorship primary.
The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Senate: We won’t back down on NDDC probe

Spokesman of the Senate, Senator Surajudeen Ajibola Basiru, has said that the National Assembly will under no circumstance back down on its probe of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Diaspora, Non-Governmental Organisations and Civil Societies, Senator Surajudeen Ajibola Basiru, has advised the Nigerian and South African governments to work together in solving animosity between the two countries occasioned by xenophobic attacks against Nigerians resident in South Africa.

Senate: We’re not behind fraud in NDDC

The Senate has dismissed as “baseless” and “unsubstantiated”, the allegations that the National Assembly was behind the fraud in the Niger Delta Development Commission.
Majority of our laws are dead, said, Ajibola Basiru, spokesman of the senate.

Senator Basiru: Why Nigerians have negative perceptions about National Assembly

The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator (Dr) Surajudeen Ajibola Basiru has attributed the negative perceptions many Nigerians have about the National Assembly to years of insensitivity to their plights on the part some lawmakers in the previous assemblies.
Majority of our laws are dead, said, Ajibola Basiru, spokesman of the senate.

Senator Basiru: Most of our laws are obsolete, dead

Ajibola who spoke on a live social media programme ‘Politics Everywhere With SOK’, said Nigeria needs to declare a state of emergency on its laws which are no longer useful to the people.
The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Senate: Nigerian governors yet to write us over infectious diseases bill

The Senate said it has not received official communication from the Nigeria Governors’ Forum to step down the legislation of the Infectious Diseases Bill.
The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Senate: N850 billion approved not fresh loan

The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Diaspora, Non-Governmental Organisations and Civil Societies, Senator Surajudeen Ajibola Basiru, has advised the Nigerian and South African governments to work together in solving animosity between the two countries occasioned by xenophobic attacks against Nigerians resident in South Africa.

Senator Basiru named new senate spokesperson

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has appointed Sen. Ajibola Basiru, representing Osun Central, as the new chairman of the Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs.

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