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NCDC hails Muhammadu Buhari for signing bill establishing agency

The Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, on Tuesday commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing of an Act establishing the agency.

Senate wades into NHIS, NPHCDA crisis

The Senate on Wednesday resolved to investigate the raging crisis in the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) and the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA).

Senate urges thorough investigation of alleged assassination attempt on Ike Ekweremadu

The Senate on Wednesday passed a resolution urging security agencies to thoroughly investigate the alleged assassination attempt on its Deputy President, Ike Ekweremadu.

Senate asks federal government to solve problem of gully erosion in South East

Succour has come the way of victims of gully erosion ravaging some parts of South East States as the Senate yesterday asked the Federal Government to mandate the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, and Federal Road Maintenance Agency, FERMA, to as a matter of urgency, come to their rescue.

Senate seeks urgent intervention to check erosion threats

The Senate on Wednesday called for urgent intervention by relevant federal agencies to check the menace of erosion in the South-East and coastal states of the federation.
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Senate blames NNPC, DPR for death of over 150 citizens

The Senate on Wednesday blamed the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) for the death of over 150 Nigerians involved in spillage.

2019: Mao Ohuabunwa, Enyinnaya Abaribe, Theodore Orji emerge Abia PDP senatorial candidates

Three Abia senators on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday clinched the tickets of the party for the 2019 general elections in the state.
[File] Nigeria's Senate leader, Bukola Saraki, announces that he would stand to become the main opposition candidate in 2019's presidential elections in Abuja, Nigeria, August 30, 2018. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Senator Saraki: Nigeria urgently needs competent leaders

Senate president and presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Bukola Saraki has said the leaders Nigeria needs cannot be mediocre, as they must have the energy and vision to entrench justice and egalitarianism for all citizens, irrespective of ethnicity and religion.

Abia group accuses deputy governor of overheating polity

A group, Ohafia LGA Unity Forum, has accused supporters of Abia State deputy governor, Ude Oko Chukwu, of carrying out activities that may work against the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general election in the state.
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Rowdy ‎session in Senate as senators allege President Buhari’s appointments lopsided

Plenary at the Senate was rowdy for about 30 minutes after its President, Bukola Saraki, read a letter from President Muhammadu Buhari seeking legislative confirmation of appointments into the board of the Federal Emergency Road Maintenance Agency.

Senate summons IGP Ibrahim Idris over murder of seven policemen, NYSC member

Senate on Thursday kicked off investigation into the murder of seven police officers by suspected criminals in Abuja last Monday, and that of Linda Igwetu, a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member, by a policeman on Wednesday.
Senate President Senator Bukola Saraki

Senator Saraki urges lawmakers to prioritise citizens lives

Senate President Senator Bukola Saraki has urged lawmakers to prioritise the lives of citizens citing the case of a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member who died two days ago.

Senator Ohabunwa complains about police and army road blocks on South-east

A senator, Mao Ohabunwa (PDP, Abia North) has complained about the proliferation of armed police and army road blocks along the Enugu-Port-Hacourt expressway, Owerri-Onitsha expressway and Aba-Onitsha-Enugu expressway.

Senator Ohuanbuwa: National Assembly will fast track passage of minimum wage bill

The National Assembly will fast track the passage of the new national minimum wage bill, once the executive bill is sent to it.

Governor Ikpeazu ‘constructs’ 56 roads in 3 years

Ikpeazu who said this at a Town-Hall Meeting organised by Abia Development Organisation (ADO), in Abuja, noted that 79 other roads were currently under construction or repair.

Most Nigerian lawmakers absent as ECOWAS Parliament opens

Nineteen out of the 35 Nigerian representatives were on Thursday, absent as the 2018 First Ordinary Session of the Parliament of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) opened in Abuja.

Senator Ohuabunwa raises alarm over cross-boundary clashes in Abia, Cross River

A senator, Mao Ohuabunwa (PDP, Abia North), has raised alarm over recent cross-boundary invasion of Isu community of Arochukwu Local Government Area in Abia State allegedly by Utuma community of Biase Local Government Area of 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.

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