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Replicate seamless political transition in Lagos, nationwide – Senator Ekwunife tells APC

Chairman of Lagos State All Progressives Congress (APC) Election Organizing Committee, Senator Uche Ekwunife, on Saturday linked the massive infrastructural renewal across the State to political stability being enjoyed in the State, saying it was time for such to be replicated nationwide to facilitate growth and development.

Senator Ashafa re-assures people of dividends of democracy

In fulfillment of his campaign promises, Senator Gbenga Ashafa has reiterated his commitment to deliver dividends of democracy to the people in his constituency, aimed at adding values to lives.

Senators laud federal government over approval of N20 billion for Ikorodu-Shagamu Road

The Chairman Senate Committee on Land Transport, Mr. Gbenga Ashafa, has commended the Federal Government over the approval of N20 billion for the rehabilitation and construction of the Ikorodu, Ogiji, Mosinmi-Sagamu Expressway.

Lagos senators endorse Governor Ambode for second term

The three senators representing Lagos East, West and Central Senatorial Districts on Sunday passed a vote of confidence and endorsed Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for a second term in office, saying that the giant strides of his administration were being felt across the State.

Minister Rotimi Amaechi urges states to key into federal government’s transport development policies

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, has called on states to key into the programmes and policies of the Federal Government in developing the nation’s transportation sector.

Senator Saraki: Nigeria safe for foreign investors

The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, said on Wednesday that Nigeria has a viable economy and very safe for foreign investors.

Senate tasks federal govt on high mortality rate

Senate yesterday called on the federal government to provide adequate primary healthcare delivery services in the country saying the condition has become highly alarming because for every single day now, Nigeria loses about 2, 300 under-five year olds and 145 women of child bearing age.

Senate summons aviation minister over air mishaps

The senate is considering summoning Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, over the recent air mishaps.

Minister Rotimi Amaechi, lawmakers clash over 2018 budget figures

Lawmakers at the National Assembly, the Minster of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, on Thursday disagreed over figures presented in the 2018 Budget of the ministry.

2018 Budget: Senator Ashafa tasks minister Rotimi Amaechi on rail operation before 2019

Senator Gbenga Ashafa, who is also Chairman, Senate Committee on Land Transport, has urged the Federal Ministry of Transport to ensure delivery of standard gauge rail lines and other vital rail infrastructure to Nigerians before 2019.

National Assembly to hold public hearing on job creation, entrepreneurship

Senate President Bukola Saraki has said that the National Assembly, will in the next few days, convoke a youth development and empowerment public hearing on job creation and entrepreneurship aimed at opening the legislative process for greater responsiveness to the needs and voices of the youths.

Senators, House of Reps members fault in 2018 budget proposal

Both chambers of the National Assembly have berated the Federal Government’s 2018 budget proposal, saying its assumptions are unrealistic.

Senator Musiliu Obanikoro finally joins APC

A former Minister of State for Defence, Sen. Musiliu Obanikoro, on Saturday in Lagos finally dumped the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Wanted ex-pensions chief Abdulrasheed Maina owns 222 houses, hotels – Senate

The Senate has described as herculean the investigation of the sacked Chairman of Presidential Task force on Pensions Reforms, Alhaji Abdulrasheed Maina, disclosing that over 222 houses illegally acquired by the ex-pension boss were recovered by the EFCC.

Senate urges NJC to take responsibility of retired judges’ benefits

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has been asked to harmonise retirement benefits of retired judges of state High Courts, saying that such was in line with section 6 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

My son’s death is a grave loss – Bola Tinubu

All Progressives Congress, APC, National leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has described the death of his first son, Babajide, last Tuesday as a grave loss that no parent would like to bear.

National Transport Commission Bill at final stage – Gbenga Ashafa

Chairman, Senate Committee on Land Transportation, Sen. Gbenga Ashafa, on Monday, said that the National Transport Commission Bill was at its final stage which would be an umbrella body of regulation to the transport sector.

Nigeria ready for investment – Sen. Ashafa

The Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District, Gbenga Ashafa, has said that Nigeria is a haven for investments.

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