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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.
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National Assembly elections: Court orders clerk, others to apply use of open ballot system

The court however ordered the senate to apply the senate standing Orders 2011 (as amended) by the senate on the 24th May, 2011 which prescribed the use of open ballot rather than secret ballot mode in the election of presiding officers of the senate.

Senate kicks against planned downgrading of Enugu Airport

The Senate on Thursday asked the Federal Government to stop the planned downgrade of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

Southwest development commission bill passes first reading

Barely a week the upper chamber of the National Assembly passed the South East Development Commission Bill and initiated a bill seeking to establish the North West Development Commission (NWDC), South West Development Commission Bill Wednesday passed first reading.
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Senate moves to establish Northwest development commission

A bill seeking the establishment of the North West Development Commission has been formally introduced in the Senate.

Senate approves N338.925 billion refund to two states, contractors, others

The Senate, on Wednesday, approved the payment of N338.925 billion as refund to two states, six contractors and 269 companies for projects executed for federal government as well as claims from Export Expansion Grant (EEG) scheme.

Senate passes six federal institutions’ establishment bills

The Senate on Wednesday passed six bills seeking the establishment of federal tertiary educational institutions in different parts of the country.

Senate passes bills establishing federal polytechnics in Aba, Silame

The Senate on Tuesday in Abuja passed two bills establishing Federal polytechnics in Aba, Abia and Silame, Sokoto State.
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Senators, stakeholders endorse federal polytechnic for Daura

They also endorsed the establishment of a ‎federal university of education, Aguleri, Anambra State, federal polytechnic Ikom, Cross River State and the National Institute of Construction Technology and Management, Uromi, Edo State.

Senate passes FCT University of Science and Technology Establishment Bill

The Senate on Thursday passed the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) University of Science and Technology (Establishment) Bill, 2018.

APC inaugurates President Buhari campaign volunteers for 186 LGAs in North west

The All Progressive Congress (APC) North West chapter on Sunday inaugurated volunteers committed to propagating the achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

Senate: NPA doesn’t have powers to order SON out of ports

Contrary to the position of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) stating that Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) should not operate from within the ports, the Senate Committee on Industry has canvassed for SON’s return to the ports, blaming the influx of fake and substandard products into the country on the agency’s absence at the ports.

Federal Polytechnics Act: ASUP commends passage of amendments

The Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, Yaba College of Technology Chapter, Nureni Yekini, on Thursday commended the National Assembly for its passage of the amendments to the Federal Polytechnics Act.

Senate wades into SSANU, NASU, NAAT strike

The Senate on Wednesday waded into the ongoing strike of Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities and National Association of Academic Technologists.

Senate urges federal govt to flush out bandits in Zamfara

The Senate on Tuesday urged the Federal Government to direct the Nigerian Air Force to use air surveillance to identify the location of suspected armed bandits involved in the Feb. 14 killings in Zamfara and flush them out.

JAMB to remit less revenue to federal govt this year – Ishaq Oloyede

The Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, yesterday, told the Senate that the body will remit N4.26 billion into the federation account, this year, a far cry from the N7.8 billion it remitted last year.

Senate to investigate alleged fraud in federal scholarship board

Chairman, Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and Tetfund, Senator Jibrin Barau, on Monday said that the committee would investigate the Federal Scholarship Board over suspected large-scale fraud.

Poverty is weapon of mass destruction – Senator Jibrin Barau

Jibrin Barau, senator representing Kano north, says poverty is a weapon of mass destruction.

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The University of Ilorin on Saturday beat Nuhu Bamali Polytechnic of Zaria 1-0 to win the third edition of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board-sponsored tertiary institutions football competition.

Senator Ken Nnamani urges alumni associations to support their alma maters

Former Senate President Ken Nnamani has urged old students associations to support their alma maters in the area of infrastructure development and maintenance of facilities.
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