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Senate presidency: Yobe APC rallies support for Senator Lawan

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Yobe North Senatorial district, wants Senate leader, Ahmad Lawan, as Senate President of the ninth assembly.

Senator Mark condemns murder of NSCDC official

Former President of the Senate, David Mark, has urged the Inspector General of Police (IG), Abubakar Adamu, to immediately ensure that the police bring the perpetrators of the killing of a Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) officer in Abuja last Wednesday to book.

Senate presidency: Borno elders make case for Senator Ndume

Leaders and Elders from Borno state under the auspices of Borno Concerned Citizen have charged the incoming members of the 9th Senate to consider the experience and ranking of Senator Ali Ndume, and elect him as the next Senate President.
[File] Nigeria's Senate leader, Bukola Saraki, announces that he would stand to become the main opposition candidate in 2019's presidential elections in Abuja, Nigeria, August 30, 2018. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Senator Saraki: APC’s victory is a shame for Nigeria

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has described the loss of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at national and state level in the 2019 Elections as a loss and shame for the country, as he believed that INEC failed in her responsibility to conduct a credible election.
The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki has cautioned politicians against overheating the polity ahead the general elections.

President Buhari declines assent to five more bills

President Muhammadu Buhari has declined assent to five more bills bringing the total number of bills rejected by the president since June 2015 to 26.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Ex-President Obasanjo: Speaking on President Buhari’s victory subjudice

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday declined to comment on President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory at the presidential poll held on February 23, 2019, saying it would be subjudice.

Senate may pass 2019 budget in April

The Senate Tuesday resumed the consideration of the general principles of the 2019 Appropriation Bill with more knocks on the budget.
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Senate approves N30,000 minimum wage

The Senate, on Tuesday, approved N30, 000 as the new national minimum wage with an appeal to the Federal Government to start the implementation immediately to prevent workers from embarking on strike to demand the payment.
The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki has cautioned politicians against overheating the polity ahead the general elections.

Senate passes 2019 Budget for second reading

The bill scaled second reading at the upper legislative chamber on Tuesday — three months after President Muhammadu Buhari presented it.
Governor-elect of Kwara, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has pledged that his administration will be accountable to the people and will not steal or loot the state’s treasury.

Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq: Bukola Saraki’s defeat new beginning for Kwara

The defeat of Senate President Bukola Saraki and his anointed governorship candidate, Razak Atunwa, in the just-concluded elections in Kwara State marks a new beginning, Governor-Elect Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has stated.

Offa robbery: Police want me to implicate Senator Saraki – suspect

One of the suspects in the April 5th, 2018 bloody bank robbery in Offa, Offa local government area of Kwara state, Ayoade Akinnibosun, on Monday revealed that the police asked him to implicate Senate President Bukola Saraki.

Senator Ngige: Orji Kalu, Ben Uwajimogu qualified to be Senate President

Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, has thrown his weight behind the quest that the Senate President’s position should go to the South East.
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Senator Omo-Agege: Bukola Saraki’s loyalists will not be among Senate leadership

Barrister Ovie Omo-Agege, Senator representing Delta Central, has vowed that no one remotely connected with Senator Bukola Saraki agenda will be allowed into the leadership of the Senate.

Offa robbery: I was tortured to implicate Bukola Saraki – suspect

One of the suspects in the April 5, 2018 bank robberies in Offa, Kwara State, Ayoade Akinnibosun, yesterday told a Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin how the police coerced him to implicate Senate President Bukola Saraki.
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Presidency, APC yet to decide on National Assembly leadership positions

The Presidency and the All Progressives Congress (APC) have not taken any decision on the zoning of the positions of presiding officers of the 9th Assembly, according to a report.

APC, PDP senators set to clash over ‘polls militarization’

Senators from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and those of the opposition c) are set for a showdown over alleged militarization of the recently conducted general elections.

APC, PDP senators bicker over borrowing as Senate debates budget

The All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) senators on Wednesday bickered over borrowing to fund the 2019 budget.
The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki has cautioned politicians against overheating the polity ahead the general elections.

Senate to debate outcome of general election

The Senate on Tuesday agreed to debate the general election held on February 23 and March 9 across the country at its next legislative sitting.

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Federal government, IFAD hail value chain implementation in Niger

The Federal Government and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) on Friday commended the implementation of the Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP) in Niger State.

World Water Day: Diarrhoea kills more children than violence In conflict countries – UNICEF

To mark this year’s World Water Day on Friday, the United Nations International Children’s Fund has lamented that children under the age of 15 in conflict countries die more of diarrhoeal diseases than direct violence, in a new report it released on Thursday.
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Congo faces largest outbreak of Ebola

Democratic Republic of Congo is facing the second largest outbreak of Ebola in history as attacks on clinics pose a further challenge to the government and humanitarian organizations struggling to fight the virus.