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President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, presiding over the plenary in the upper chamber on Thursday, 3rd October, 2019.

Senate adjourns debates on 2020 budget until Tuesday

The Senate has adjourned debates on the 2020 Appropriation Bill until Tuesday, October 15.
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Senate confirms Adeleke Adewolu as NCC commissioner

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed the nomination of Adeleke Adewolu as Executive Commissioner on the Governing Board of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).
Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West in the Senate, has decried the threat posed by kidnapping to the Nigerian State, saying pragmatic approach must be put in place to tackle the malaise.

Senator Melaye: Kidnapping a threat to Nigeria

Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West in the Senate, has decried the threat posed by kidnapping to the Nigerian State, saying pragmatic approach must be put in place to tackle the malaise.

Group warns Akwa Ibom PDP senator to steer clear of APC

The Akwa Ibom state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned the senator representing Akwa Ibom North-East in the National Assembly, Bassey Akpan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to steer clear of the APC and its development programmes.

Abubakar Malami: I disobeyed some court orders to protect Nigerians

The immediate past Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami (SAN), has revealed that he deliberately disobeys some court orders in the interest of the public.

Abubakar Malami: Why I disobeyed some court orders

The immediate past Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has said, he deliberately disobeys some court orders in the interest of the public.
President Buhari Launches APC Road Map for 2019 Campaign titled NEXT LEVEL in State House on 18th Nov 2018-5

Festus Keyamo: Muhammadu Buhari is ready for nationwide campaign

President Muhammadu Buhari is prepared for a nationwide campaign that will take him through the length and breadth of Nigeria, the Director, Strategic Communications of Buhari 2019 Campaign Organisation, Mr. Festus Keyamo (SAN), has said.
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Court varies Nnamdi Kanu’s bail, orders Enyinnaya Abaribe, others to forfeit N100m

The Federal High Court on Wednesday in Abuja varied the bail conditions upon which the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, was admitted.

Court okays suit for trial of Femi Fani-Kayode, Eyinnaya Abaribe over Nnamdi Kanu

A former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe and others are to be prosecuted over an alleged involvement in how Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), escaped from the country.

Court approves suit seeking trial of Femi Fani-Kayode, Enyinnaya Abaribe, others for Nnamdi Kanu’s...

The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Friday, cleared for commencement a suit seeking an order of mandamus to compel the police and the Department of State Security Service to prosecute certain individuals for allegedly aiding the escape of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, from Nigeria.

Senate to probe Nigeria’s spending on water

The Senate says it will order an investigation of Nigeria’s spending on water and utilization of funds provided by international donors.

Senate rejects inclusion of South East in Security Council

The Senate on Tuesday rejected the motion for the inclusion of South East representatives in the National Defence Council and the National Security Council.

APC: Senator Saraki will rather rule in hell than serve in paradise

Nigeria's ruling All Progressive Congress on Monday said Senate President Bukola Saraki is selfish with his political ambitions that he "will rather rule in hell than serve in paradise".
The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) rose from several hours of meeting approving the appointment of Yekini Nabena as acting National Publicity of the party.

APC: Senator Saraki must reconvene National Assembly Immediately

Nigeria's ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday called on the Senate president Bukola Saraki to reconvene the National Assembly "immediately" to consider the 2019 general election Budget of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Senate accuses President Buhari of human rights violations

The Senate has summoned the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, over alleged violations of human rights and consistent assault on the provisions of the 1999 Constitution by the Executive.

IPOB: Court refuses to order Senator Abaribe’s release

An Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has turned down a request for the release of Eyinnaya Abaribe who was arrested by security operatives on June 22.

Senator Abaribe’s arrest: Femi Falana asks President Buhari to caution security agencies

Human rights lawyer Femi Falana has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to direct security agencies to respect the fundamental rights of Nigerians.
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Budget as a tool of underdevelopment

In 2011, a brilliant, fine gentleman from the south-south was elected into the Nigerian senate. He was full of hopes and dreams. At a dinner with journalist friends, he outlined his vision and spoke enthusiastically about pursuing “developmental legislative agenda”.

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