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Former Senate Leader, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, SAN, has expressed sadness over the demise of Senator Rose Okoji Oko, describing her as a notable woman of virtue who served his people and the country with great dedication and commitment.

Senator Ndoma-Egba: Rose Oko was a lady of promise

Former Senate Leader, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, SAN, has expressed sadness over the demise of Senator Rose Okoji Oko, describing her as a notable woman of virtue who served his people and the country with great dedication and commitment.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed on Tuesday that the Senate may next week consider the report of an Ad-Hoc Committee on security challenges with a view to finding solutions to Nigeria’s security problems.

Senate wants 2020 budget reviewed as oil prices crash amidst coronavirus outbreak

The Senate, on Tuesday, said the review of the 2020 budget passed by the National Assembly has become inevitable as a result of tumbling oil prices amidst the coronavirus outbreak.
President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday tasked top security officials to beef up security measures at the National Assembly.

Coronavirus: Senate president wants more test centres established

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has lamented the inadequate presence of test centres across the country for the detection of the dreaded Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease.
The Senate Committee on Communications has said that it was impressed by the various regulatory interventions which the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has taken to ensure improved service delivery and bridging access gaps in the country.

Senate hails NCC’s achievements in service delivery, bridging access gaps

The Senate Committee on Communications has said that it was impressed by the various regulatory interventions which the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has taken to ensure improved service delivery and bridging access gaps in the country.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed on Tuesday that the Senate may next week consider the report of an Ad-Hoc Committee on security challenges with a view to finding solutions to Nigeria’s security problems.

Senate: Electoral Bill 2020 will inject better ideas into electoral system

The Senate Committee on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said the ongoing review of the Electoral Law will inject better ideas into the country’s electoral system.
Edwin Kiagbodo Clark

Edwin Clark faults foreign education for repentant terrorists

The Convener, Pan Niger Delta Forum, Chief Edwin Clark, has urged the National Assembly not to pass the bill seeking to allow foreign education for repentant insurgents.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed on Tuesday that the Senate may next week consider the report of an Ad-Hoc Committee on security challenges with a view to finding solutions to Nigeria’s security problems.

Senate proposes stiffer sanctions for gas flaring from 2021

The Senate on Thursday considered a bill which proposes stiffer sanctions for any person or corporate entity involved in gas flaring in Nigeria from January 1, 2021.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Senate exposes job racketeering at commission, vows to bring perpetrators to book

Senate Committee Chairman on Federal Character Commission, Danjuma Tella La’ah, in Abuja, exposed a job racketeering scam was going on at the Federal Character Commission (FCC).
Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan

Bill for establishment of Police Academy passes second reading in Senate

A bill for the establishment of the Nigeria Police Academy, Wudil, Kano as a degree awarding institution on Wednesday, passed second reading in the Senate.
Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan

Senate confirms Captain Musa Nuhu as NCAA chief

The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Captain Musa Shuaibu Nuhu for appointment as the Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).
ASUU National President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, made the assessment in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday.

ASUU calls for review of existing laws on sexual harassment

Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, National President, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has called for a review of existing laws on sexual harassment in tertiary institutions rather than formulating new ones.

Chevron bags two awards at NIPS Oil and Gas Industry Awards

The two awards to CNL are – the “Award for Excellence in Environmental Sustainability and Stewardship” and “Award for the Best Exhibition Booth at NIPS 2019”. CNL’s Chairman and Managing Director, Jeff Ewing, received the two awards on behalf of the company.

Senate holds valedictory session to honour Senator Uwajumogu

The Senate on Wednesday held a valedictory session to honour late Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu, who until his death represented Imo North Senatorial District in the National Assembly on the platform of the All Progressive Congress.
PANDEF National Chairman, Commodore Idongesit Nkanga (retd)

Constitution Review: PANDEF urges Senate to go back to 2014 confab report

The Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, an umbrella body for traditional rulers, leaders and stakeholders of the coastal states of the Niger Delta, has asked the Senate Constitution Review Committee to search no further as the answer to the problems it wants to resolve are contained in the Report of the 2014 National Constitutional Conference.
Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan

Senate gives MDAs two weeks to defend President Buhari’s loan request

The Senate has given Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government a two-week window period to appear before the Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debts to defend President Muhammadu Buhari’s loan request presently before the National Assembly.
Isoko people under the auspices of Isoko Ethnic Nationality Movement, IENM, weekend, described Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege as God’s special gift to Deltans.

Senator Omo-Agege: Ex-convict allegation mere distraction

Deputy President of the Senate and Chairman, Senate Committee on Constitution Review, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has described the failed litigation seeking to disqualify him on account of allegedly being an ex-convict in the United States as a mere distraction.
Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu

Senator Ekweremadu to reintroduce State Police Bill

The immediate past deputy president of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, will soon reintroduce a bill for the creation of state police.
Sen. Nicholas Tofowomo, representing Ondo South Senatorial District, who was involved in a ghastly auto crash on Sept. 5, is in good condition and responding to treatment in hospital, Mr Olumide Akunrinlola, the Senator’s media aide has said.

Ondo senator meets stakeholders to end 10-year blackout in constituency

Sen. Nicholas Tofowomo, representing Ondo South Senatorial District, says he has met with management of Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) and other stakeholders to resolve the 10-year-old blackout in his constituency.

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Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo on Saturday morning visited the scene of the explosions that rocked Akure, the capital of the State overnight.

Governor Akeredolu: Akure explosions caused by vehicle carrying explosives

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo on Saturday morning visited the scene of the explosions that rocked Akure, the capital of the State overnight.

NSCDC deploys 250 personnel in Ebonyi to curtail virus spread

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Ebonyi said it has deployed 250 personnel across the state to curtail the spread of COVID-19 pandemic into the state.
President Buhari presides over Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting in State House on 12th Dec 2018-4

Nigerian ministers donate 50% of salary to support efforts against virus pandemic

The 43 ministers in the President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet have donated 50 per cent of their March salaries to support government’s efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) says President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration will not implement policies that will affect the existence of the poor while raising revenue to fund the nation’s infrastructure projects.

Coronavirus shakes up politicians across Africa

South Africa came under a nationwide lockdown on March 27, 2020, joining other African countries imposing strict curfews and shutdowns in an attempt to halt the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus across the continent.
FCT Minister of State, Ramatu Aliyu, who had earlier gone on self-isolation in line with the protocols of National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has tested negative to coronavirus.

FCTA commences fumigation of Abuja markets, parks to fight coronavirus

The FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, took the sensitisation awareness campaign to Gwarinpa market, where she appealed to traders to vacate the market for the period of the fumigation exercise.