Alleged Assault: Senate extends Abbo’s probe by one week (ThisDay)

The Senate Wednesday granted one-week extension to its Ad-hoc committee investigating Senator Elisha Abbo’s (Adamawa North) alleged assault on a nursing mother in an adult toy shop in Abuja recently. This is just as the Senate Deputy Minority Whip, Senator…

Senate confirms Justice Tanko Muhammad as substantive CJN

The Senate has reportedly confirmed the nomination of Justice Tanko Mohammad as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan announced the confirmation on Wednesday at the plenary few minutes after Mohammad was screened…

Senate passes 2019 budget (Vanguard)

The Nigerian Senate, Tuesday passed the 2019 Appropriation bill. The decision of the house was sequel to the presentation of the bill by the Senate Committee on Appropriation. Senate The chairman of the Committee, Danjuma Goje, announced an increase in…

Senate confirms new ambassadorial nominees (Punch)

The Senate on Thursday confirmed three new ambassadorial nominees recommended to it by President Muhammadu Buhari early this year. The confirmation followed the consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs chaired by Senator Monsurat Sunmonu, which had…

Senate to pass 2019 budget on April 16 (Punch)

The Senate on Tuesday promised to pass the 2019 budget on April 16. This is just as President Muhammadu Buhari declined to assent the controversial National Housing Fund Bill and seven others recently passed by the National Assembly. The Senate…

9th National Assembly: Tinubu, Boroffice, Folarin eye Ekweremadu’s seat (Punch)

Developing signals have started emerging on the struggle for the leadership of the 9th National Assembly billed for inauguration in June. Sunday Punch learnt that more lawmakers were expressing their interests by the day to preside over the chambers and…

Senate passes bill for establishment of South East development commission (Guardian)

The Senate has passed the South East Development Commission (Establishment) Bill 2018. The proposed body is to tackle the infrastructure deficit and ecological challenges besetting the region. It also seeks to act as a catalyst for the development of the…

Senate approves six new tertiary institutions (Punch)

December 6, 2018 The Senate on Wednesday passed six bills seeking to establish federal tertiary institutions in different parts of the country. The bills were passed following the consideration of the reports by the Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND,…

Workers shut National Assembly over unpaid salaries (Guardian)

Legislative activities at the National Assembly were grounded on Tuesday. It was a day of agitations and protests as the entire members of staff of the National Assembly practically prevented the Senate and the House of Representatives as well as…

BREAKING: Lack of quorum forces Senate to adjourn after 10 minutes (Punch)

The Senate on Tuesday adjourned for a week following the inability of the red chamber to form a quorum. The chamber needs at least 38 senators to carry out legislative activities at plenary but our correspondent observed that 20 members…

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