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Senate President Ahmad Lawan presiding over the second plenary of the 9th Senate having been inaugurated on Tuesday, the 11th Of June, 20198

Senate moves to avert looming strike in Nigerian universities

The Nigerian Senate has resolved to take quick measures to avert a looming strike in Nigerian universities.

Osun, Supreme Court and the Violent Senator

The Supreme Court of Nigeria delivered the final judgment on Friday, July 5, in the matter of the September 22 Gubernatorial election, and the September 27 re-run in Osun State.
Olu Onemola

Senator Saraki’s former aide rejects Lawan’s appointment

Olu Onemola, who was appointed Special Assistant on New Media by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has rejected the appointment.
New Senate President, Ahmed Lawan has sworn-in the Senators-elect of the 9th Assembly to pave way for legislative business to begin.

Senate adjourns for two weeks

The Nigerian Senate has adjourned for two weeks, hours after it began sitting for the Ninth Session on Thursday.
The Lagos APC Woman Leader, Hon. Jumoke Okoya-Thomas, said this in her address to the teeming female members of the party at the APC Women Rally at Lagos Campos Square Stadium on Tuesday.

June 12: Lagos APC women leader urges Nigerians to defend democracy

Women Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Hon. Jumoke Okoya-Thomas, has urged Nigerians to continue to defend democracy as the nation remembers June 12, 1993 Presidential Election won by the late Chief M.K.O Abiola but annulled by General Ibrahim Babangida.
Ovie Omo-Agege

Senator Omo-Agege emerges Deputy Senate President

Delta Central Senator, Ovie Omo-Agege, has emerged Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate.

Senator Melaye: I spent over 120 days in police custody in 2018

The Kogi West senator, Dino Melaye, on Thursday said he spent 124 days in police custody in 2018 in his various confrontations with the authorities.

Senator Adeyeye: How senators extorted MDAs during oversight visit

The Chief Whip of the outgoing 8th Senate, Sen Sola Adeyeye, has revealed that the act of extorting government agencies by senators became common in the last four years.
Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno south, has asked Senate President Bukola Saraki to reconvene plenary.

Ninth Assembly: Independence of Senate may be under threat – Senator Ndume

Former Senate Leader, Mohammed Ali Ndume, on Thursday said that the Ninth National Assembly must work to protect its independence to avoid turbulent sessions.

APC: Leave Bénin elders out of your crisis – Senator Owie

A former Chief Whip of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Roland Owie, has warned warring factions of the Edo State All Progressives Congress not to drag the Benin Elders into its internal crisis.
The Senate on Thursday concurred with the Public Holiday Act (Amendment) Bill passed by the House of Representatives, which approved June 12 as the new Democracy Day.

Senate confirms President Buhari’s nominee as Customary Court of Appeal President

It took the Nigerian Senate just 15 minutes to scrutinise and confirm Abaze Abubakar Sadiq, a nominee for President of Customary Court of Appeal, FCT Abuja.
Ahmad Lawan

Senator Lawan: Emerging Senate President not do-or-die affair

Senator Ahmad Lawan Wednesday declared that his aspiration for the President of the Nigerian Senate is not a do-or-die affair, pledging to accept whatever role he may eventually play in the soon to be inaugurated 9th Senate.

Lawyer asks court to nullify central bank chief’s re-appointment

A whistle blower, George Uboh, has challenged the plan by the federal government to extend the appointment of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emiefele
Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that the Senate on resumption of plenary will further probe the NNPC on diversion of dividends from the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG).

Senator Saraki named IHRC’s ambassador

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has been nominated as an “Ambassador-at-Large” of the International Human Rights Commission (IHRC).
Bukola Saraki

Senator Saraki nominated as international human rights commission ambassador

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has been nominated as an “Ambassador-at-Large” of the International Human Rights Commission (IHRC).
Senate President Senator Bukola Saraki

Senate postpones passage of 2019 appropriation bill

The Nigerian Senate has postponed the passage of 2019 Appropriation Bill.

N5 billion libel suit: DSS report on Ibrahim Magu inadmissible – court

An Ikeja High Court on Thursday rendered a copy of the Department of State Security (DSS) report to the Nigerian Senate on Mr Ibrahim Magu, the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) inadmissible.

Senate passes Proceeds of Crime Bill, paves way for membership of FATF

The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday passed the Proceeds of crime bill which will now pave way for the country to become full member of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it is working on ensuring the availability of spectrum to boost broadband deployment and penetration in the country.
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Monthly stipend for 41,000 households in Akwa Ibom

The Akwa Ibom state government says it will be giving monthly financial support to 41,000 households in the state.
Helen Oritsejafor

Helen Oritsejafor: Nigeria will find peace through dialogue

A cleric, Pastor Helen Oritsejafor, has called for a national dialogue to resolve challenges threatening the peace and unity of Nigeria, saying like a marriage the country would find peace through dialogue.
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Jurgen Klopp positive despite Borussia Dortmund defeat

Jurgen Klopp opted to take the positives out of Liverpool's first pre-season match in the United States after the Reds fell to a 3-2 defeat to Borussia Dortmund in Indiana.

NYSC donates relief materials to Katsina IDPs

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) have donated relief materials including food items, medicine and clothing to internally displaced persons, who were victims of banditry attacks in Katsina.