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The order was given by the chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele, during a public hearing on the alleged invasion of the Federal High Court. According to the lawmakers, all parties must submit a written account of what happened within 24 hours, adding that their memorandum would enable them to give report to the Senate.

Court invasion: Senate gives DSS, AGF, others 24 hours to submit memorandum

The Department of State Services (DSS), the office of the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, and counsel for the detained #Revolutionnow campaigner, Omoyele Sowore, were on Thursday given 24 hours to submit written testimonies of the alleged invasion of a Federal High Court in Abuja by security agents.

Senator Adeola hails victories of Governors Sanwo-Olu, Abiodun at Supreme Court

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Finance, Sen. Solomon Adeola (APC, Lagos West), has hailed the final electoral victories of Governors Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State and Dapo Abiodun of Ogun at the Supreme Court.
The Senate on Wednesday confirmed the nomination of Muhammad Nami as the Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Services and 13 others as board members.

Senate confirms Muhammad Nami, 13 others as FIRS board members

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed the nomination of Muhammad Nami as the Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Services and 13 others as board members.

Imo APC senator passes on

The Senator representing Imo North Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Benjamin Uwajumogu, has died.
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Senate begins consideration of President Buhari’s $29.9 billion loan, refers to committee

The Senate has begun the consideration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s request of 2016-2018 External Borrowing to the tune of $29.96 billion to be spent by the Federal Government to execute key infrastructural projects.

Restrictions of Keke Napep the most difficult decision – FCT minister

The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello said that the restriction placed on commercial tricycle operators to certain parts of the city was one of the most difficult decisions that the FCT administration had to make.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan (left) with the Senate Minority Whip, Senator Philip Tanimu Aduda, during the plenary on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. 3

Senate moves to end discrimination against women police

The Senate has commenced moves to put an end to discrimination against women in the Nigeria Police Force with Thursday’s consideration of the Police Act Amendment Bill, 2019.
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BPE: Federal government’s interventions in power sector paying off

The Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), has assured that with the various interventions by the Federal Government in the power sector, consumers in the country will soon have quality and improved electricity supply.
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Senate to confirm Edward Adamu as AMCON chairman next week

Senate on Wednesday began the Confirmation process of Edward Lametek Adamu as the Chairman of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, AMCON.
Senator Peter Nwaoboshi

Senate challenges NDDC’s interim committee to publish facts on ‘N1 billion monthly consultancy fee’

The Senate has called on the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to publish facts, if any, to substantiate their allegations on the payment of N1billion monthly consultancy fee to a company linked to the Chairman of the Senate Committee on the agency, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan on Wednesday swore in Senator Smart Adeyemi to represent Kogi West. 1

Smart Adeyemi replaces Dino Melaye at Senate — in pictures

Adeyemi, of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), won the recent by-election conducted in the district by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Senate summons NIMASA chief over ‘N263.89 billion illegal services’

The Senate Joint Committee on Navy, Marine Transport and Finance on Wednesday, asked the Director-General, Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Mr Dakuku Peterside, to appear before it unfailingly on Thursday.

Contractors to get 30 percent mobilisation

Local contractors are to be paid 30 per cent mobilisation fee for Federal Government jobs awarded them, the Senate proposed on Wednesday.
Magnus Abe

Magnus Abe: Politics of bitterness, rancour will destroy Rivers

Former Senator representing Rivers Southeast at the National Assembly, Magnus Abe, has pointed out how politics of bitterness and rancour has affected development in the state.
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Senate: NDDC caretaker committee is Illegal

Sen. Godiya Akwashiki, Chairman Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, has said that the Senate would not have anything to do with the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Caretaker Committee because it was not a legal entity.
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Senate: NDDC caretaker committee not recognised

Sen. Godiya Akwashiki, Chairman Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs has said that the Senate would not have anything to do with the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Caretaker Committee because it was not a legal entity.
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NDDC budget: I insist that confirmed board members will defend it – Senator Lawan

President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan on Thursday reiterated that the Senate will only deal with the board members of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC it screened and confirmed this month.

BPP faults Senate amendments, MDAs shun public hearing

The Director-General, Bureau of Public Procurement, Mamman Ahmadu, on Tuesday, faulted some of the amendments proposed by the Senate in the BPP Act.

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