2017 Budget: Stop Spreading Half-Truths – Senate tells Fashola

The Senate has cautioned Minister of Works, Housing and Power, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN, to stop spreading wrong information and half-truth about the 2017 budget as the legislators worked to ensure equity across the country on all new and outstanding projects.

2017 Budget: Stop Spreading Half-Truths – Senate tells Fashola

The Senate has cautioned Minister of Works, Housing and Power, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN, to stop spreading wrong information and half-truth about the 2017 budget as the legislators worked to ensure equity across the country on all new and outstanding projects. In a statement by its spokesperson, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, the Senate noted […]

INEC receives signatures on Dino Melaye’s recall

INEC receives signatures on Dino Melaye’s recall

The Independent National Electoral Commission has received signatures from the electorates in Kogi West Senatorial District, asking for the recall of Senator Dino Melaye from the Senate. Six bags, which contained the signatures of 52.3 percent of the electorates from the zone and other petitions, were submitted to the Commission in Abuja on Wednesday.

Fuel hike: Nigerians flay Senate’s recommendation

Fuel hike: Nigerians flay Senate’s recommendation

Some Nigerians in Abuja on Friday flayed the Senate recommendation for a N5 fuel levy on every litre of petroleum or diesel imported into the country. The respondents expressed their views in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. Speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Mr Adebayo Ojo, a resident […]

Senate orders security to arrest Edo killer herdsmen

Senate orders security to arrest Edo killer herdsmen

The Senate yesterday asked security agencies to go after killer herders, who raped two women to death in Ewu Community, Esan Central Local Government of Edo State. Moving a motion tagged, ‘the need to curtail the activities of the Fulani Herdsmen’, Senator Clifford A. Ordia (PDP, Edo) said penultimate Monday the killer herders raped two […]

BREAKING: No date for signing of budget yet – Presidential aide

BREAKING: No date for signing of budget yet – Presidential aide

John Alechenu, Abuja The Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly (Senate), Senator Ita Enang, has said no date has yet been fixed for the signing of the 2017 budget by the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo. Enang, in an electronic mail to our correspondent on Wednesday, in Abuja, said consultations were still being held on […]

PDP senators protest as Saraki fails to sack Uba

PDP senators protest as Saraki fails to sack Uba

The Peoples Democratic Party caucus will soon protest against the continued chairmanship of the Public Accounts Committee by Senator Andy Uba, SUNDAY PUNCH has reliably learnt. The minority lawmakers are planning to take their protests to President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki, who has not removed Uba since his defection on February 21, 2017. […]

Senate probes alleged lopsided recruitment in DSS

Senate probes alleged lopsided recruitment in DSS

By Henry Umoru ABUJA — THE Senate, yesterday, commenced the process of carrying out a holistic investigation into the alleged lopsided recruitment recently carried out by the Department of State Services, DSS. The Senate has mandated its Committee on Federal Character and Inter- Governmental Affairs to as a matter of urgency, probe the matter. The […]

Breaking: Acting President Osinbajo receives 2017 budget

The Presidency on Friday confirmed that the National Assembly has formally transmitted the 2017 Appropriation Bill recently passed into law to the Executive.

Breaking: Acting President Osinbajo receives 2017 budget

The Presidency on Friday confirmed that the National Assembly has formally transmitted the 2017 Appropriation Bill recently passed into law to the Executive. The Senior Special Assistant to the Acting President, Mr. Laolu Akande, confirmed this on his Twitter handle, @Akandeoj. He said the document was formally received in the office of the Acting President, […]

N15bn NIA fund: Oke, Monguno to face Reps

N15bn NIA fund: Oke, Monguno to face Reps

A House of Representatives panel yesterday gave the suspended Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ayo Oke 24 hours to appear before it. The panel seeks explanation over the N15 billion recovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos. The committee on National Security and Intelligence, chaired […]

Lawmakers kick as Senate reads Buhari medical leave letter

President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, at the plenary on Tuesday read a letter from President Muhammadu Buhari informing the legislature of his medical vacation in the United Kingdom.

Lawmakers kick as Senate reads Buhari medical leave letter

President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, at the plenary on Tuesday read a letter from President Muhammadu Buhari informing the legislature of his medical vacation in the United Kingdom. Buhari said the leave was indefinite. While the President said in the letter that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo would “coordinate” the governance of the country during […]

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