At Christmas, Buhari, Lawan, Tinubu urge peace
As Christians in the country join their counterparts across the world to mark this year’s Christmas, President Muhammadu Buhari has enjoined Nigerians not to indulge in any action that negates peace...
A Senate that works for Nigeria
The ninth Nigerian Senate was inaugurated on June 11, 2019. Six months after, the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, and his colleagues have a lot to celebrate even if also some things to ponder on the task ahead
Obaseki, Shaibu reject APC reconciliatory panel
The Obaseki/Shaibu Movement (OSM) has rejected the Senate President Ahmad Lawan-led All Progressives Congress (APC) National Reconciliation Committee constituted by the National Working Committee
Senate dares executive, rejects Osun INEC commissioner-nominee
Although the 8th Senate turned out to be a legislature with aggressive and revolutionary bend, its mission was dedicated to reversing some trends in the country’s political system, notably legislative and executive coziness.
Senate begins probe of N20tr unremitted stamp duties
The Senate raised the alarm yesterday over the non-remittance of over N20 trillion revenue collected as stamp duties, mandating its Committee on Finance to investigate the anomaly.
Power sector privatisation fraudulent, Lawan alleges
Senate President Ahmad Lawan yesterday faulted the power sector privatisation that birthed the 23 generation companies (Gencos) and 11 distribution companies (Discos), insisting that the exercise was allegedly fraudulent.
National Assembly will ensure legislative compliance on programmes implementation, Lawan declares
Senate President, Ahmad Lawan yesterday declared that the Ninth National Assembly has concluded plans to ensure that programmes are implemented in conformity with laws and resolutions passed by the legislature.
Governors back 7.5% VAT increase as Senate okays finance bill
State governors yesterday expressed support for the Finance Bill, which seeks to increase Value Added Tax (VAT) from five per cent to 7.5 per cent. Vice-chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) and Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal disclosed this at the NGF monthly meeting in Abuja.