NASS N37bn renovation budget: No personal gains for lawmakers — Senate
Amidst mounting criticisms over the N37bn earmarked for the renovation of the Phase one section of the National Assembly, the Senate said, yesterday, that no Senator would derive personal gain from the project.
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 moves for compulsory payment of unemployed graduates
The Senate yesterday urged the Federal Government to set up an “Unemployment Fund” from where to pay unemployed graduates and youths stipends until they secure employment.
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.
Senate vows to recognise only new NDDC board
The Senate yesterday declared that it would not recognise the Interim Management Committee (IMC) in processing the 2019 and 2020 budget proposals of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
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.
Senate to release new strategies on corruption fight
Senate President Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday said that the Senate would release new strategies on corruption fight to the public in the next few weeks.
Lawan swears in Danbaba, receives info on aviation bills
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, yesterday administered oath of office on Senator Ibrahim Danbaba of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to represent Sokoto South.
Financial autonomy: Houses of Assembly take governors to Buhari
Houses of Assembly across the federation have expressed frustration over the refusal of governors to obey constitutional provisions regarding the financial autonomy granted them. To that extent, the lawmakers rushed to Abuja to seek the intervention of President Muhammadu Buhari. Specifically, they begged President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, to prevail on Buhari to issue…