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The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senate bill proposes N2 million fine for transporting corpse without permit

If the ‘Bill on Protection against Infectious Diseases 2020’ presently in the Senate is signed into law, anyone found transporting a corpse of someone who died of infectious disease would pay a fine of N2 million.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senate probes 5G network in Nigeria

The Senate has begun probe on the present status of 5th Generation (5G) network in Nigeria.
Chairman, Edo Development and Property Agency (EDPA), Isoken Omo

Edo stocks food banks, sets to distribute relief materials

The Edo State Government has said it has concluded plans to commence distribution of relief packages to vulnerable persons in the state to cushion the effects of the stay-at-home directives to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state.

Edo guber: Groups adopt Osagie Ize-Iyamu for governor

NO fewer than 21 various interest groups have adopted Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu as their preferred governorship candidate for the 2020 governorship election slated for September 16.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, receiving a visiting delegation of Yobe State Students in Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, led by Muhammad Idris, on Wednesday at the National Assembly, Abuja.

Senate president harps on sacrifice, commitment in leadership

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said on Wednesday that leadership at all levels requires a lot of sacrifice and commitment.
The new executive members were announced by the chairman of the PDP state congress committee, Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State.

Governor Makinde announces new PDP executives in Edo

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo on Sunday inaugurated its new state executive members to steer the affairs of the party for the next four years.
Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan

$22.79 billion loan: National Assembly will take full responsibility, won’t allow diversion of funds...

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has assured Nigerians that the National Assembly will take full responsibility for the application of President Muhammadu Buhari’s $22.79 billion loan request to various projects domiciled with Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government.
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 approves President Buhari’s borrowing plan of $22.7 billion

The Senate on Thursday approved the 2016-2018 External Borrowing Plan to the tune of $22.7 billion to be spent by the Federal Government to execute key Infrastructural projects.

Senate holds valedictory session to honour Senator Uwajumogu

The Senate on Wednesday held a valedictory session to honour late Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu, who until his death represented Imo North Senatorial District in the National Assembly on the platform of the All Progressive Congress.
Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan

Senate gives MDAs two weeks to defend President Buhari’s loan request

The Senate has given Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government a two-week window period to appear before the Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debts to defend President Muhammadu Buhari’s loan request presently before the National Assembly.

Edo guber: PDP leaders meet, strategise for victory

Ahead of the Edo state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s delegate congresses scheduled for the month of March, the leadership of the party on Tuesday held a marathon meeting to fine-tune arrangements for a hitch-free outing.
An aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party, Engr. Gideon Ikhine, has said that he would still contest for the party’s ticket even if Senator Odion Ugbesia emerges the party’s state chairman.

Edo guber: Gideon Ikhine insists on contesting PDP primaries

An aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party, Engr. Gideon Ikhine, has said that he would still contest for the party’s ticket even if Senator Odion Ugbesia emerges the party’s state chairman.

Anselm Ojezua: Why we inaugurated 41-member mobilisation committee

The Chairman of the Edo State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Anselm Ojezua, has said the inauguration of a 41-man member mobilization committee to swell the membership of the party ahead of the 2020 governorship election in the state, would pull in high-value politicians in an organised, systemic fashion.
Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo says his administration is doing a lot from its end to tackle illegal migration to Europe but needs more support from partners.

2020: Yearnings of majority will supersede the avarice of few – Governor Obaseki

The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has reassured that his government will continue to deliver on the mandate of building a total society that caters to the collective needs for the greatest number of people, noting that the yearnings of majority of Edo people will always supersede the avarice of a few greedy politicians in the state.
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Senate begins consideration of President Buhari’s $29.9 billion loan, refers to committee

The Senate has begun the consideration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s request of 2016-2018 External Borrowing to the tune of $29.96 billion to be spent by the Federal Government to execute key infrastructural projects.

Osagie Ize-Iyamu, Edo ex-speaker, others dump PDP for APC

A former Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Hon Bright Omokhodion, former Deputy Speaker, Festus Ebea, former state chairman of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria, Mr. Tony Omoaghe, on Thursday joined Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu to defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC)
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 urges President Buhari to reposition nuclear regulation agency

The Senate has urged Federal Government to reposition the Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NNRA) with a view to ensuring safety, security safeguards and physical protection of nuclear materials including hazardous waste in Nigeria.
The new bill titled, ” Constituency Development Fund Bill, 2019″ is sponsored on Tuesday by the former Senate Leader, Senator Ali Ndume, All Progressives Congress, APC, Borno South and was read the first time at the Hallowed Chamber.

Open defection: Senate pushes for more public toilets

The Senate has called on Federal, State and Local Governments to construct more public toilets to battle the growing scourge of open defecation in the country.

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