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President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed on Tuesday that the Senate may next week consider the report of an Ad-Hoc Committee on security challenges with a view to finding solutions to Nigeria’s security problems.

Senate proposes stiffer sanctions for gas flaring from 2021

The Senate on Thursday considered a bill which proposes stiffer sanctions for any person or corporate entity involved in gas flaring in Nigeria from January 1, 2021.

Chevron bags two awards at NIPS Oil and Gas Industry Awards

The two awards to CNL are – the “Award for Excellence in Environmental Sustainability and Stewardship” and “Award for the Best Exhibition Booth at NIPS 2019”. CNL’s Chairman and Managing Director, Jeff Ewing, received the two awards on behalf of the company.
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 receives 2020 budget report

The Chairman Senate Committee on Appropriation, Senator Jibrin Barau, on Wednesday laid the report of the 2020 Appropriation Bill before the Senate.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan 2

Senate moves to ensure provision of affordable housing for poor Nigerians

The Senate on Thursday mandated its Committee on Housing to urgently work out modalities with the various stakeholders in the National Housing Development sector to ensure the implementation of affordable housing for the poorest Nigerians.
President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in London signed the amended Deep Offshore Act.

PDP senator hails President Buhari for signing PSC amendment bill into law

Chairman, Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources, Upstream, Senator Bassey Albert Akpan, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Akwa Ibom North East, has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the Deep Offshore and Inland Basin Production Sharing Contract Amendment Act into law.
All Progressives Congress (APC) National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu

Akwa Ibom: APC drags appeal panel to NJC over ‘strange judgment’

The National Working Committee, NWC, of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has reported the Court of Appeal sitting in Calabar to the National Judicial Council, NJC, over what the party said was a “strange judgment” delivered on October 18 in favour of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, presiding over the plenary in the upper chamber on Thursday, 3rd October, 2019.

Nigeria will be $1.5 billion richer with PSC Bill – Senate president

Senate President Ahmad Lawan has declared the Federal Government would be $1.5billion richer next year following the passage of the Deep Offshore and Inland Basin Production Sharing Contract (PSC) (Amendment) Bill by the Senate.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, presiding over the plenary in the upper chamber on Thursday, 3rd October, 2019.

Senate President: Why we are amending Production Sharing Contract law

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Monday justified the current move by the Senate to amend the law on Production Sharing Contract in the oil industry.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Intensify security on waterways – Senate tells security agencies

The Senate on Thursday charged security agencies to step up their surveillance on the Bonny-Port-Harcourt waterways.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Full list of senate committees chairmen, deputy

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has named Chairmen of Senate Committees and their Deputies.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan presiding over the second plenary of the 9th Senate having been inaugurated on Tuesday, the 11th Of June, 20198

Senator Lawan: Senate to get ministerial nominees list this week

President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, disclosed Wednesday that the Senate will before the end of this week, receive the list of Ministerial Nominees from President Muhammadu Buhari.

Court grants presidential panel access to prosecute Senator Bassey Albert

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja ruled that the Special Presidential Investigation Panel For Recovery of Public Property is competent to initiate criminal prosecution against Senator Albert Akpan Bassey.

Court orders, administrative hurdles cripple presidential panel

The powers of the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP) to prosecute suspected corrupt individuals have again been voided by a court.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC: 45 withdrawals made from NLNG dividends account in 19 years

There were more revelations Thursday as the Senate Committee on Gas investigating the alleged $1.05 billion withdrawn from the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation dividends in the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas was told that over 45 withdrawals were made from the NLNG dividend account with the Central Bank of Nigeria since 1999.

FG files charges against Ike Ekweremadu, Bassey Albert for alleged non-declaration of assets

The Federal Government has filed charges against the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and Sen. Bassey Albert Akpan, bordering on alleged non-declaration of some of their assets.

Federal government files charges against Senator Bassey Akpan

The Federal Government has filed fresh charges against Sen. Bassey Akpan, representing Akwa Ibom North East, at the Federal High Court, Abuja, over his failure to declare his assets.

Senate reverses confirmation of INEC commissioner after 24 hours

The Senate on Thursday reversed the confirmation of Akwa Ibom State nominee, Elder Monday Udo Tom, as a Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission after 24 hours.

Senate investigates alleged fraud against Egina oil field over local content

The Senate on Tuesday constituted an ad hoc committee to investigate local content elements and cost variations relating to Egina Oil Field and Bonga South-West and ZabZaba projects.

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Kaduna audits private health establishments

The Kaduna State Government has embarked on audit of over 4,000 private health establishments to ascertain their legality and tax compliance.
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Morgan Schneiderlin blames himself for Manchester United failure

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Bayelsa communities inaugurate N141.65 million projects

The Dodo River Communities Development Association in Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa on Friday inaugurated projects worth over N141.65 million funded by the Chevron Joint Venture.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

MAN welcomes CBN’s unification of exchange rates

The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) says the unification of the country’s exchange rate is a welcome development that will engender increased investment inflow in the real sector of the economy.
The Bauchi State Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has warned residents of Bauchi state to adhere strictly to protocols of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for Coronavirus, saying that the pandemic is not yet over.

FCT confirms 19 new coronavirus cases, 35 fatalities

The Federal Capital Territory, FCT, has confirmed 17 new cases of COVID-19 in Abuja.