French Senate approves a bill to make abortion a constitutional right

France’s Senate on Wednesday adopted a bill to enshrine a woman’s right to an abortion in the constitution, clearing a key hurdle for legislation promised by President Emmanuel Macron in response to a rollback in abortion rights in the United…

Deporting 12,000 Nigerians will worsen insecurity, Akpabio begs Germany

President of the Senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has urged the German government to not deport about 12,000 illegal migrants into Nigeria, saying such a move will aggravate security challenges in the country. Akpabio made the call on Wednesday when the…

US Senator Ben Cardin “angry” over Senate sex tape linked to aide

A US senator has said he is angry after an aide reportedly appeared in a sex tape recorded in a Senate hearing room. Ben Cardin said the staff member who has been linked to the clip was “no longer a…

Ukraine aid from US in doubt after failed Senate vote

Senate Republicans have blocked a move to pass an aid bill for Ukraine after failing to secure border compromises they sought in exchange. The $110bn (£87.3bn) package included $61bn for Ukraine, as well as funds for Israel and aid for…

Zelensky abruptly cancels US Senate briefing amid funding row

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has called off a high-profile briefing with US lawmakers amid an impasse over future US funding for the country. Virtual appearances in the Senate and House had been scheduled for Tuesday, but were cancelled at the…

CNG Project: Senate asks Tinubu to present supplementary budget

The Senate Committee on Gas has urged the executive arm of government to present a 2023 supplementary budget to the National Assembly to kick start his Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) project. The panel, which commended President Tinubu for the CNG…

President Tinubu nominates Cardoso as new CBN governor

President Bola Tinubu has approved the nomination of Dr Olayemi Cardoso to serve as the new Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), for a term of five years at the first instance. This is contained in a statement…

Tinubu seeks Senate’s approval for $800m World Bank loan

President Bola Tinubu has sought the approval of the Senate to obtain a loan of $800 million from the World Bank to finance the National Safety Net Programme of the Federal Government. The president’s request was contained in a letter…

Akpabio elected Senate President

A former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio, has been elected as the Senate President of the 10th Assembly. Akpabio is the preferred candidate of the All Progressives Congress. The voting in the election of a new Senate President…

US Senate passes bill to bar federal employees from using TikTok on government-owned devices

The United States Senate late on Wednesday passed a Bill to bar federal employees from using Chinese-owned, short video-sharing app TikTok on government-owned devices. The vote is the latest action on the part of US lawmakers to crack down on…

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