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The Leader of the Senate, Yahaya Abdullahi, stated this in an interview with journalists in his office in Abuja.

N5.5 billion SUVs: Public outcry an insult – Senate leader

The Senate on Wednesday described the public condemnation of its planned purchase of sports utility vehicles amounting to N5.5bn for the senators, as an insult.g

Ex-AGF: Why we did not challenge the Bakassi handover at ICJ

Nigeria did not challenge the International Court of Justice (ICJ) judgment which ceded the Bakassi Peninsula to Cameroon because it would have made the country look “irresponsible” in the comity of nations, Mohammed Bello Adoke has said.
Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, NDDC Chairman

Senator Ndoma-Egba: Societal ills have caught up with judiciary

Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, former Senate Leader and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), is advocating that judges in Nigeria should be placed in situations where temptation is minimised, as some of the ills in the society have caught up with the judiciary.
Teslim Folarin

Senate: Multinational companies must give 30 per cent top workforce to Nigerians

Chairman Senate Committee on Local Content, Senator Teslim Folarin, has said the committee will ensure that every multinational company in Nigeria complies with 30 per cent involvement of Nigerians in the top management positions.
The immediate past Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, was on Saturday physically attacked in Nuremberg, Germany, where he had gone to attend the new yam festival by some members of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB)

Why IPOB members attacked Senator Ekweremadu in Germany

The immediate past Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, was on Saturday physically attacked in Nuremberg, Germany, where he had gone to attend the new yam festival by some members of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), who claimed he and some other Igbo leaders in power had not done enough to protect their interest and those of other Igbo from the alleged oppressions of the current government of President Muhammadu Buhari in the country.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Senate resumes ministerial screening with Tunde Fashola

The Senate has resumed the screening of the remaining ministerial nominees with the reappointed nominee from Lagos State, Mr Babatunde Fashola (SAN), appearing before it.

Itse Sagay: Senators’ monthly pay is N15 million

The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), has asked Senate President Ahmed Lawan to stop misleading Nigerians, adding that senators earn N15m monthly and not N750,000 as claimed by the Senate President.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan presiding over the second plenary of the 9th Senate having been inaugurated on Tuesday, the 11th Of June, 20199

Nass: Why Senate majority leader, others are yet to be named

The need for wide consultation and agreement among party members is ongoing to select the principal officers of the National Assembly, it was learnt yesterday.
National Assembly

Nass officers: APC Senators, Reps await final zoning formula

As the horse-trading for principal officers of the National Assembly intensifies, All Progressives Congress (c) Senators and members of the House of Representatives are awaiting the final zoning formula from the ruling party.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan presiding over the second plenary of the 9th Senate having been inaugurated on Tuesday, the 11th Of June, 20199

North-Central, South-East battle for Senate Leader’s seat

Barely two weeks after the emergence of presiding officers of the Ninth National Assembly, the battle for principal officers’ seats has reached its peak with Senator Orji Kalu and Senator Abdullahi Adamu contesting for the coveted seat of Senate Leader.

Senator Wamakko: I’m not in race for any leadership position in Senate

AS the 9th Assembly leadership is taking shape, Senator representing Sokoto North and Chairman, Northern Senators Forum (NSF), Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, on Monday said he is not in the race for leadership position in the senate.
Ahmad Lawan

Senator Ahmed Lawan emerges Nigeria’s Senate President

Yobe North Senator, Ahmed Lawan, has been announced as Senate President on Nigeria’s Senate President.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC in high level meeting with lawmakers elect

A meeting of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Governors of the party on the platform of Progressive Governors Forum and all its elected representatives in the National Assembly is ongoing in Abuja.

Senator Adeyeye: How senators extorted MDAs during oversight visit

The Chief Whip of the outgoing 8th Senate, Sen Sola Adeyeye, has revealed that the act of extorting government agencies by senators became common in the last four years.
Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno south, has asked Senate President Bukola Saraki to reconvene plenary.

Ninth Assembly: Independence of Senate may be under threat – Senator Ndume

Former Senate Leader, Mohammed Ali Ndume, on Thursday said that the Ninth National Assembly must work to protect its independence to avoid turbulent sessions.
President Buhari receives in audience Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai, Senate Leader Ahmed Lawan, Senator Danjuma Goje and Senator Sani Uba in State House on 6th June 2019.

In Pictures: President Buhari meets with Senators Goje, Lawan, Governor El-Rufai in Abuja

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday met with the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, Senate Leader Ahmed Lawan, Senator Danjuma Goje and Senator-elect Sani Uba in State House, Abuja.

Senator Goje withdraws from Senate Presidency, backs Ahmed Lawan

A major contender for the senate presidency, Danjuma Goje, has withdrawn from the race.
The Senate on Thursday concurred with the Public Holiday Act (Amendment) Bill passed by the House of Representatives, which approved June 12 as the new Democracy Day.

Senate confirms President Buhari’s nominee as Customary Court of Appeal President

It took the Nigerian Senate just 15 minutes to scrutinise and confirm Abaze Abubakar Sadiq, a nominee for President of Customary Court of Appeal, FCT Abuja.

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Prof. Charles Dokubo, Coordinator Presidential Amnesty Programme

Ex-militant leaders urge President Buhari to replace Amnesty chief

Aggrieved ex-militant leaders at the weekend appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the management of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), coordinated by Prof. Charles Dokubo, following alleged incompetence.
Justice John Terhemba Tsoho

FHC: No attempt to subvert Justice Tsoho’s emergence as substantive Chief Judge

The Federal High Court Abuja on Sunday said that there was no plot to undermine its acting Chief Judge (CJ), Justice John Tsoho, from becoming the substantive CJ.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced the appointment of six new Permanent Secretaries in the States Civil Service.

Lagos artisans seek appointment in Governor Sanwo-Olu’s cabinet

The Association of Lagos State Artisans and Technicians (ASLAT) has appealed to Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State to include their members in his administration to improve the association’s prospects.
Joe Aribo provided an assist as Rangers hammered St Johnstone 4-0 in Sunday's Scottish top-flight fixture to extend their winning run to three games across all competitions.

Joe Aribo helps Rangers stretch winning streak against St Johnstone

Joe Aribo provided an assist as Rangers hammered St Johnstone 4-0 in Sunday's Scottish top-flight fixture to extend their winning run to three games across all competitions.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

Nigeria to earn fresh $6.35 billion in taxes, royalties

The push by the Management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to increase crude oil production and grow the nation’s revenue profile gained momentum with the closure of $875.75m alternative financing deal for the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) operated OML 65 through the Funding and Technical Services Agreement with CMES-OMS Petroleum Development Company (CPDC).