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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, 20197

Senate confirms 15 NDDC nominees, rejects one

The Senate has confirmed 15 nominees for the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and withheld confirmation of one.

Official: Serving senator handling 300 NDDC projects

A serving senator is single-handedly handling about 300 contracts for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), an official was quoted as saying.
Opeyemi Bamidele

Body of Benchers names Senator Bamidele as member

The Body of Benchers in Nigeria has named a member of the National Assembly, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, as its member.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, presiding over the plenary in the upper chamber on Thursday, 3rd October, 2019.

Central bank governor to appear before Senate committee today

The Senate Committee on Finance has summoned the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, to appear before it on Monday (today).
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Senate urges federal government to settle N400 billion pension liability

The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Pension Matters, Sen. Ibrahim Shekarau, has urged the Federal Government to pay the over N400 billion it is owing pensioners under the Contributory Pension Scheme.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, presiding over the plenary in the upper chamber on Thursday, 3rd October, 2019.

Senate decries poor enlightenment, weak insurance regulation

The Senate has expressed its displeasure over the poor regulation of insurance companies in the country, concerned about the low enlightenment of Nigerians on insurance policies.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Senate suspends plenary for budget

The Senate on Tuesday put on hold its plenary to enable its Standing Committees conclude work on the 2020 Budget defence.
The minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning Mrs Zainab Ahmed disclosed this on Tuesday during her maiden meeting with top officials of the two merged ministries at the headquarters of Budget and National Planning in Abuja.

ASUU: No agency can oppose IPPIS payment system – minister

The Federal Government has told the Academic Staff Union of Universities that it cannot oppose its decision on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System.
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has presented a proposed expenditure of N1.07 billion for its 2020 fiscal year before the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs.

NAHCON presents N1.07 billion budget for year 2020

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has presented a proposed expenditure of N1.07 billion for its 2020 fiscal year before the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs.
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National Assembly announces discovery of N4 billion nonexistent projects under waterways agency

A joint session of the House of Representatives Committee on Inland Waterways, Land Transport, Ports and Harbours, and Marine Safety and Education, and the Senate Committee on Marine Transport have reportedly uncovered ‘nonexistent’ projects worth N4 billion in the 2020 budget proposal it received.

Senator Gaya: You cannot say anything wrong about President Buhari or abuse him

Sen. Kabiru Gaya (APC-Kano South) has said that Nigerians need to respect the elders like President Muhammadu Buhari and vice president Yemi Osinbajo.
The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs Senator Godswill Akpabio has denied the allegation that he bribed the Chairman and members of the National Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal in Akwa Ibom State.

Senate rejects budget for Niger Delta ministry

The Senate Committee on Niger Delta has rejected the 2020 capital budget of the ministry over the non completion of major projects in the region.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, presiding over the plenary in the upper chamber on Thursday, 3rd October, 2019.

Senator Lawan: We didn’t exclude media

Senate President Ahmad Lawan on Monday said the Red Chamber did not shut out the media from covering the budget defence sessions at the National Assembly.

State House vehicles bought under ex-President Obasanjo still in use – official

The Permanent Secretary of State House, Mr Jalal Arabi, has disclosed that some of the vehicles used for daily operations in the State House were purchased as far back as 1999 under the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

Federal government urged to consider sale of public enterprises to fund 2020 budget

The Director General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), Mr. Alex Okoh, has advised the federal government to consider the privatisation of federal government-owned enterprises to fund the N10.33 trillion 2020 budget, which has a total deficit of N2.28 trillion.
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, ICPC asked to probe Senate principal officers

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability (SERAP) has asked the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to, “jointly carry out a prompt, thorough, transparent and effective investigation into allegations that principal officers and members of the Nigerian Senate are using their official positions to get job slots from government agencies.”

BPE 2019 budget revenue generation hits N135 billion

The Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) has so far contributed N135bn out of the N220bn it is expected to generate for the 2019 fiscal budget, Director General of the privatisation agency, Mr. Alex A. Okoh has revealed.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Senate joins President Buhari, vows to probe NDDC

On the day President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the investigation of an agency, a Senate committee has also vowed to investigate the same agency.

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Former minister urges federal government to restore sports commission

Former Minister of Sports, Bolaji Abdullahi, has said that the restoration of the governing system of the National Sport Commission (NSC) remains the best way of managing sports in Nigeria.