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 […]

It’s embarrassing that executive, legislature can’t pass budget – Mike Ozekhome

Legal Practitioner, Mike Ozekhome (SAN), has lambasted the Nigerian senate over its postponement in passing the 2017 budget six months

It’s embarrassing that executive, legislature can’t pass budget – Mike Ozekhome

By Ehi Ekhator Constitutional lawyer and Human Rights Activist, Mike Ozekhome (SAN), has lambasted the Nigerian senate and the executive over its postponement in passing the 2017 budget six months after the year. According to the renowned legal activist and social justice crusader, the legislature and executive could not pass a simple budget, adding that the previous […]

Declare Buhari’s office vacant – Lagos lawyer tells Senate

A Lagos based lawyer and activist, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa on Tuesday urged the Nigerian Senate to declare the office of President Muhammadu Buhari vacant and constitute a medical panel of experts to examine the health status of the President in order to determine if he can still continue to function in office.

Declare Buhari’s office vacant – Lagos lawyer tells Senate

A Lagos based lawyer and activist, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa on Tuesday urged the Nigerian Senate to declare the office of President Muhammadu Buhari vacant and constitute a medical panel of experts to examine the health status of the President in order to determine if he can still continue to function in office. Adegboruwa in a statement […]

Magu: Senate plans fresh showdown with Presidency

The Senate has perfected plans to withhold the confirmation of nominees by President Muhammadu Buhari as part of the lawmakers’ strategies for a showdown with the Presidency

Magu: Senate plans fresh showdown with Presidency

The Senate has perfected plans to withhold the confirmation of nominees by President Muhammadu Buhari as part of the lawmakers’ strategies for a showdown with the Presidency, The PUNCH has reliably learnt. This is notwithstanding the recent move by the Presidency to reconcile with the Senate. The upper chamber of the National Assembly is considering […]

Suspended SGF shuns Senate Committee

The suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Babachir Lawal, on Thursday, failed to appear before the Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Mounting Humanitarian Crisis in the North East on his invitation the third time.

Suspended SGF shuns Senate Committee

The suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Babachir Lawal, on Thursday, failed to appear before the Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Mounting Humanitarian Crisis in the North East on his invitation the third time. Lawal was re-invited by the committee through a letter on Wednesday to answer questions in the probe into […]

Buhari resubmits 82-year-old ambassadorial nominee to Senate again

Buhari resubmits 82-year-old ambassadorial nominee to Senate again

Leke Baiyewu, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has renominated retired Justice Sylvanus Nsofor, 82, whose nomination as a non-career ambassador was rejected by the Senate. The Senate had on March 23, 2017, dropped two of the 47 ambassadorial nominees sent to it by the President for legislative confirmation. Nsofor from Imo State and 59-year-old Mr. Jacob […]

Magu: Senators fault Presidency, lawmakers may approach S’Court

Magu: Senators fault Presidency, lawmakers may approach S’Court

Leke Baiyewu, Abuja The Senate may write the Presidency when it resumes from recess to insist on its decision to reject the appointment of the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu. Some senators, in separate interviews with our correspondent, faulted the constitutional references made by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and […]

1 2 3 41