Home Topics Senate

Senate

Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Senate approves N10 billion for Kogi

The Senate has approved promissory notes and bond issuance of N10.069 billion to Kogi State as refund for projects executed on behalf of the federal government.
President Donald Trump meets with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy at the InterContinental Barclay New York hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, in New York.

US House set to start public Trump impeachment hearings

In a late July call with Zelenskiy, Trump asked the Ukrainian leader for "a favor," the investigation of Biden, his son Hunter Biden's work at a Ukrainian natural gas company, and a debunked theory that Ukraine had meddled in the 2016 election that Trump won, not Russia, as the U.S. intelligence community concluded.

Senate wants NNPC to re-evaluate pipelines surveillance measures

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday, said government officials conniving with criminals involved in vandalising oil pipelines should be sanctioned and prosecuted if identified.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Senator Lawan: Officials conniving with pipeline vandals must be sanctioned, prosecuted

The President of the Senate, Sen. Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday, said officials of government conniving with criminals involved in vandalising oil pipelines should be prosecuted if identified.
Bolivia's second Senate Vice President and opposition politician Jeanine Anez, center, wearing the Presidential sash, addresses the crowd from the balcony of the Quemado palace after she declared herself interim president of the country, in La Paz, Bolivia, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. Juan Karita—AP

Bolivia: Senator Jeanine Áñez declares self interim president

Bolivian opposition senator Jeanine Áñez has declared herself interim president of the South American country following Evo Morales’ resignation.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Senate seeks federal government ban on textile importation

The Senate on Tuesday appealed to the Federal Government to ban the importation of textiles in the country for a period of five years to allow for the production of local textile materials.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan presiding over the second plenary of the 9th Senate having been inaugurated on Tuesday, the 11th Of June, 20197

Senator Lawan: Senate’ll pass 2020 budget on November 28

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has asked the Committee on Appropriations to lay its report on the 2020 budget on November 26, for consideration and passage before the end of the month.

Senator Omo-Agege: Tam David-West a grat patriot

Even now that he has passed on to eternal realms, Prof. Tamunoemi Sokari David-West will forever be remembered as a great patriot and intellectual of formidable standing at home and abroad, Deputy President of the Senate Ovie Omo-Agege has said.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, presiding over the plenary in the upper chamber on Thursday, 3rd October, 2019.

Senate proposes bill to establish agency for hate speech

The Senate has introduced a bill which seeks to establish a federal government agency to check hate speech in the country.
Despite denying plans to embark on a mass retrenchment of its workers, the top management of the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas company, NLNG has met to ratify the list of no fewer than 120 employees to be eased out of the company soon, according to a report.

Senate to invite NLNG over $10 billion Train 7 project

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Local Content, Senator Teslim Folarin, says the Senate will invite the Nigeria LNG Limited to ensure compliance with local content laws in its 10 billion dollars Train 7 project.

Akwa Ibom North West: Appeal Court ruling an opportunity to widen lead – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Akwa Ibom State has welcomed the judgement of the Court of Appeal on the Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial election which nullified the election of Chris Ekpenyong and ordered a rerun in only one local government area – Essien Udim Local Government Area – between Mr Ekpenyong and Godswill Akpabio, a former Senate minority leader.
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 President preaches love, peace, tolerance at Eid-El-Maulud

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has felicitated with Muslim faithful on the commemoration of this year's Eid-El-Maulud.
Members of the minority parties in the House of Representatives have faulted the suspension of the Minority Leader, Mr Ndudi Elumelu, and five other leaders of the caucus by the Peoples Democratic Party.

Reps minority leader rejects PDP’s allegations of disloyalty, warns of implosion

The Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, has denied fresh allegations of disloyalty leveled against him by the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, warning that poor handling of the crisis within the ranks of the party in the House of Representatives could lead to its destruction.
Emmanuel Orker-Jev

Appeal court affirms Senator Orker-Jev’s election

The Court of Appeal Makurdi Judicial Division has upheld the decision of the National/State House of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal, which affirmed the election of Emmanuel Orker-Jev as Senator representing Benue North West Senatorial district.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Senate to support $10 billion NLNG investment in gas sector

The Senate is throwing its full weight behind the 10billion dollars Train seven Project investment in the nation’s gas sector, by the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG).
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, presiding over the plenary in the upper chamber on Thursday, 3rd October, 2019.

Senate urges police to investigate Onitsha tanker accidents

The Senate on Thursday called on the Nigeria Police Force, in conjunction with the Federal Road Safety Corps, to investigate the circumstances that led to the fire outbreak that gutted properties in Onitsha late October.

Senator Kalu: Appeal court ruling has vindicated me

Following the affirmation of the victory of the Senate Chief Whip, Orji Kalu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the February 23, 2019 National Assembly election in Abia North Senatorial District, by the Court of Appeal sitting in Owerri, the former Governor has re-assured Nigerians of his unwavering and determined efforts in advancing the cause of the people.
Ibrahim Magu

Zenith Labour Party urges President Buhari to reappoint Ibrahim Magu as EFCC chairman

The National Chairman of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) Dan Nwanyawu, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to send Mr Ibrahim Magu to the Senate for confirmation as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC).

Recent Stories

Nigeria came from behind to get their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign to a positive start with a 2-1 Group L win over Benin at Akwa Ibom Stadium in Uyo. 2

AFCONQ: Viewers fault ‘poor’ TV coverage of Nigeria-Benin match

Nigerians have expressed displeasure over the quality of television broadcast of Nigeria versus Benin Group L opener of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Wednesday.
Nigeria came from behind to get their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign to a positive start with a 2-1 Group L win over Benin at Akwa Ibom Stadium in Uyo. 3

AFCONQ: Nigeria, Senegal win as Cameroon held at home

Nigeria came from behind to get their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign to a positive start with a 2-1 Group L win over Benin at Akwa Ibom Stadium in Uyo.
The senior Pastor of Rabboni Centre Ministries in South Africa, Lesego Daniel, has shocked the world after he fed his church members with millipede and beer as holy communion.

Shock as pastor feeds members with millipedes, beer as holy communion

The senior Pastor of Rabboni Centre Ministries in South Africa, Lesego Daniel, has shocked the world after he fed his church members with millipede and beer as holy communion.

Appeal Court ruling: Akwa Ibom governor reaffirms commitment to service

Governor Udom Emmanuel has affirmed his determination to run a Christ-centric government which will be transparent, accountable and dedicated to serving Akwa Ibom people.
Laxmi Pawar's 11 member family lives in a small apartment in Mahul with little ventilation, and most residents have experienced health problems [Rashi Arora-Al Jazeera]

Toxic air plagues poor residents of housing colony in Mumbai

After a year of living in her one-bedroom apartment in Mahul, a housing colony on the eastern front of Mumbai, Anita Dhole moved out - to live on a footpath.