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Senator Saraki, 8 others begin three-day visit to Russian Parliament Tuesday

The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, will Tuesday lead a Senate delegation on a three-day parliamentary visit to Russia, aimed at deepening legislative best practices and further strengthening the relationship between both countries.

Senator Akpabio: Governor Wike’s works sustaining nation’s economy

Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, has said the good works of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, are geared towards protecting the economy of the country.

Saraki vs IGP Idris: Senate delegation meets President Buhari at Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari is meeting with 10-man senate delegation raised to address the ongoing impasse between the Senate President Bukola Saraki and the Inspector-General of Police over a criminal case involving some suspected cultists.

EFCC detains Akwa Ibom senator over N1.1 billion vehicle gifts

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), yesterday, continued grilling Senator Bassey Albert Akpan.

Senator Saraki meets President Buhari over alleged plot by IGP Ibrahim Idris to implicate...

The President of the Senate Dr Bukola Saraki is set to meet President Muhammadu Buhari to relay to him an alleged plot by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to implicate him (Saraki).

2019: Eket PDP stakeholders seek Ikot-Ekpene support for Governor Emmanuel’s re-election

Stakeholders of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, from Eket senatorial district says it recognises the role of Ikot Ekpene district in the emergence of Governor Udom Emmanuel as governor in 2015, calling for same support for his re-election in 2019.

Senator Akpabio: Massive industrialization in Cross River under Governor Ayade amazing

Former Akwa Ibom State governor and Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has said that he is shocked and overwhelmed by the massive industrialization going on in Cross River State.

Senator Saraki: IGP Ibrahim Idris must appear on Wednesday

Inspector General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris, who was billed to appear before the Senate yesterday to brief the lawmakers at plenary on the ordeal of Chairman, Senate Committee on the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Senator Dino Melaye, APC Kogi West, in the hands of the Police on alleged illegal possession of ammunition, shunned the upper chamber.

Senate’s move to override President Buhari on polls reshuffle suffers setback

The move by the Senate to override President Muhammadu Buhari’s veto on the Electoral Act 2010 Amendment Bill suffered a setback at the Senate on Wednesday.

Governor Emmanuel’s aide dumps PDP for APC

Mr Ibanga Etang, an aide to Gov. Mr Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom, has defected to the All Progressive Congress (APC).

Senator Akpabio: APC NEC meeting is continuation of the party’s confusion

Senator Godswill Akpabio, minority leader of the senate, says the national executive committee (NEC) meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is the continuation of confusion in the ruling party.

Senator Akpabio: Ali Wakili a nationalist, consummate politician

Senator Godswill Akpabio, Senate Minority Leader, has commiserated with Dr. Bukola Saraki, the Senate President, the entire leadership of the Senate and the APC caucus in the Senate, over the sudden death of a colleague, Senator Ali Wakili, describing him as “a great nationalist and consummate politician.”

Senator Ali Wakili laid to rest in Abuja

Senator Ali Wakili, a Nigerian senator from Bauchi State, has been buried, hours after his death was announced.

President Buhari meets National Assembly leaders, PDP senators absent

President Muhammadu Buhari last night met with the leadership of the National Assembly at the presidential villa, Abuja.

Senator Ekweremadu: No one can rig 2019 elections

The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has given assurance that the 2019 general elections would not be manipulated.

Senate to write Chief Justice Onnoghen over court judgment stopping Electoral Act amendment

The Senate has resolved to write the Chief Justice of the Federation, Justice Walter Onnoghen, to expressed their reservations about the judgment by a Federal High Court stopping the National Assembly from overriding President Muhammadu Buhari’s veto on the amended Electoral Act.

Senate summons NSA, AGF over Kogi state vigilante services

The Senate on Wednesday summoned the National Security Adviser, General Babagana Munguno, and Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, over Kogi State’s establishment of Vigilante Services.

Senate to investigate establishment of ‘state police’ in Kogi

The Senate has drafted two of its committees to investigate the establishment of the Vigilante Service Group by Kogi state government.

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