Senate resumes plenary, deadline for submission of budget defence on Nov. 27
The Senate on Tuesday mandated the committees yet to submit reports on budget defence for MDAs to do so on or before Nov. 27 to the Committee on Appropriation for harmonisation.
Lawan debunks jumbo pay to lawmakers claim, challenges Nigerians to debate
The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has challenged Nigerians to a debate on the real essence of the National Assembly vis-a-vis the emoluments of the members, which many citizens consider to be bogus.
NASS to pass 2021 budget in December – Lawan
The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan says the National Assembly will pass the 2021 budget of N13. 08 trillion by the second week of December.
Lawan chides banks for aiding graft in civil service
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, yesterday chided the nation’s banks for aiding and abetting corruption through shady deals they engage in with civil servants
Nigeria can't escape another youth protest, Senate warns
The Senate has warned that Nigeria may not escape another youths' protest as witnessed after the #EndSARS protest if it fails to effectively address the issues of youth unemployment, poverty reduction, food security and remarkable improvement in living standards. It also reviewed the agricultural and economic diversification policies of the Federal Government and submitted that…
Lekki Toll Gate shooting: Lawmakers, others seek immediate prosecution of culprits
President Muhammadu Buhari was on Monday urged to immediately commence prosecution of all soldiers found culpable in the deadly Lekki Toll Gate shooting. Vice-Chairman of the Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream), Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, in a statement, described the shooting as a gross violation of the fundamental right of the #EndSARS protesters. Describing the…
SERAP, 302 others sue Buhari over fuel price, electricity tariff hike
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), one of the leading voices of #EndSARS protests, Aisha Yesufu, and 301 other Nigerians have filed a lawsuit against President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Assembly...
Senate President says early passage improved implementation of 2020 budget
President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan, has said that the early consideration and passage of the 2020 budget, that returned the nation’s budget cycle to January-December, has increased its implementation.
#EndSARS: NASS will push for implementation of protesters’ demands-
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, says the National Assembly will ensure that the five demands made to the Executive by #EndSARS protesters are implemented. Lawan gave the assurance on Thursday at plenary after the Senate was briefed by the Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi (APC – Kebbi North) on the intervention by the leadership to…
ASUU, Senate brainstorm on way forward for IPPIS, union want UTAS
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, led other lawmakers to engage leaders of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) yesterday on the enrolment of the union’s members in the disputed Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).