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President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, presiding over the plenary in the upper chamber on Thursday, 3rd October, 2019.

Senate revisits bill to establish National Assembly budget office

The upper chamber of the National Assembly, on Thursday, reintroduced a bill seeking to establish the National Assembly Budget and Research Office (NABRO).
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Cross River APC candidates lose cases at tribunal

Five candidates of the All Progressives Congress in the 2019 general elections in Cross River State lost their cases against their opponents in the Peoples Democratic Party as the second Election Petition Tribunal dismissed all their petitions on Thursday.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Full list of senate committees chairmen, deputy

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has named Chairmen of Senate Committees and their Deputies.
The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan has described insinuations that he is a rubber stamp to the Executive as “sentimental and laughable”.

Senate to invite petroleum ministers, NNPC chief, others over state of existing refineries

The Senate on Tuesday resolved to invite the Minister (and Minister of State) for Petroleum Resources and Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kolo Kyari, over the status of refineries in the country.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan presiding over the second plenary of the 9th Senate having been inaugurated on Tuesday, the 11th Of June, 20199

Senate proposes death penalty for rapists

Worried by the increasing cases of rape of minors and infants across the country, the Senate is proposing death sentence for masterminds of such acts.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan presiding over the second plenary of the 9th Senate having been inaugurated on Tuesday, the 11th Of June, 20197

Senate rises against rape, wants stiffer penalties for offenders

The Senate, on Tuesday, mandated its yet-to-be constituted committees on judiciary and police affairs to interface with the relevant agencies to curb the incessant incidences of raping of minors.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa

Senate confirms Abike Dabiri-Erewa as diaspora commission chief

The Senate on Thursday confirmed the nomination of Abike Dabiri-Erewa as the chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Diaspora Commission (NDC).

Cross River elections: Tribunal grants order for substituted service on Senator Gershom, others

The three-man panel members of the Election Petition Tribunal in Cross River State for the governorship/national and state assemblies began its inaugural sitting in Calabar on Monday with a pledge by the panel Chairman, Justice Vincent Agbata, that the hearing would be transparent, fair and firm in the discharge of their duties.

Elections: INEC releases list of elected senators

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released a list of senators elected for the ninth assembly so far.

Children’s Day: Senate tasks federal government to intensify effort to release Leah Sharibu

The Senate, on Thursday, tasked the Federal Government to intensify effort to secure the release of Leah Sharibu, the only Dapchi schoolgirl yet to be released by her abductors.

Senate President Saraki names probe panel on mace theft

President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has named members of the committee set up to investigate the invasion of the chamber and theft of the mace by suspected thugs on April 18, 2018.

Senate summons Army, police chiefs, demands rescue plan for missing schoolgirls

The Senate has summoned the ‎Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, and the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, to explain the circumstances surrounding the abduction of 110 students of Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State, by Boko Haram on February 19.

Senate summons defence minister over Cameroonian soldiers’ invasion in Cross River

The Senate has summoned the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, to explain the alleged invasion of communities in Cross River State by Cameroonian military forces.

Senate probes face-off between DSS, EFCC

The Senate has set up a committee to investigate the recent face-off between armed operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and the Department of State Services, DSS.

Senator Rose Oko condemns killing of 26 Nigerian girls in Spanish warship

The Senator representing Cross River North, Dr Rose Oko, who also doubles as Chairman, Senate Committee on Diaspora and Nongovernmental Organisations, Thursday, condemned in strong terms the recent killing of 26 Nigerian girls in a Spanish Warship on the Mediterranean Sea heading to Italy.

Excess Crude Account is unconstitutional – Senate

The Senate on Tuesday described the operation of the ECA as unconstitutionally hence the call for the abolition of Excess Crude Account (ECA)

Senate asks federal govt to abolish excess crude account

The senate has asked the federal government to abolish the excess crude account (ECA).

Senate to probe NNPC chief Maikanti Baru over $24bn contract awards, insubordination

The minister in the letter had accused Baru of failing to adhere to due process in the award of several multibillion dollar contracts and of sidelining the board of NNPC, which Kachikwu chairs, in the award of contracts.

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Don’t associate Christ with criminality – CAN warns MURIC

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has asked the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) to desist from associating criminality with Christ.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

Court suspends NNPC ongoing job recruitment

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the suspension of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) ongoing job recruitment pending determination of a suit filed by one Mr Pelumi Olajengbesi.

Police disperse Shi’ites’ procession with gunshots

The police on Friday dispersed a procession of Islamic Movement in Nigeria members around Wuse Market in Abuja.
Enugu State Commissioner of Police, Mr Ahmad Abdurrahman, has cautioned parents and guardians not to allow their wards and children to be used in truncating existing peace in the state.

Enugu CP directs orderly-room trial of sergeant

The Commissioner of Police in Enugu State, Mr Ahmed Abdurrahman, has directed that Sgt. Ebuka Okonkwo face orderly-room trial for alleged involvement in corrupt practices in the discharge of his duty.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC arraigns ECOWAS secretariat staff for N587.7 million fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday, October 18, 2019, arraigned one Muhammad Dangana before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Maitama, Abuja on a 15-count charge, bordering on criminal diversion of funds, misappropriation and money laundering to the tune of over N587.700million.