Senate confirms Uwani Abba Aji as new Supreme court justice
The Nigerian Senate, Thursday, confirmed the appointment of Uwani Abba Aji as the justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. "Hon. Justice Uwani Musa Abba Aji, JCA is confirmed as Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria," the Senate president Bukola Saraki said during the plenary on Thursday. "On behalf of my colleagues, I congratulate…
Ekweremadu denies being placed on travel ban
Nigerian Senate deputy president Ike Ekweremadu said he was not barred from travelling out of the country by the Special Presidential Investigative Panel (SPIP) on Recovery of Public Property as speculated across social media platforms. "For clarity and emphasis, the Office wishes to restate that Ekweremadu is not in court with the panel or any…
Senate orders investigation of Deji Adeyanju detention by police
Nigerian Senate on Monday ordered its Joint Committee on Police and Judiciary to investigate the ongoing detention of an activist, Deji Adeyanju, by the Nigerian Police. Adeyanju was accused of killing a Kano businessman, Alhassan Ali, on Thursday, January 6, 2005, in Kano. He was charged with homicide, alongside three other persons alleged to be…
How I escaped police siege – Saraki
Nigerian Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Tuesday gave the account of how security operatives laid siege to his house. Men of the Nigerian police early on Tuesday morning laid siege on the homes of Saraki and Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu in Abuja. The move was said to prevent the duo from making it to the…
Senate surmon petroleum minister over "irregularities" in agencies
The Nigerian Senate Wednesday summoned the Minister of State Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu over irregularities in the management of oil and gas agencies. The lawmakers in their debate on matters regarding management of oil and gas agencies and undue leasing procedures called for transparency in the affairs of the agencies. Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu…
Senate asks FG to revoke N3.2 billion Benue road contract
Senator Kabiru Gaya, told newsmen in Gboko on Saturday that his committee was “greatly disappointed” that not much had been achieved in the execution of the project four years after it was awarded.
New constitution proposes appointment of ministers, commissioners within 30 days
Section 147, in which the constitution provides for the appointment of ministers was altered to provide that once the president takes Oath of Office, he has only 30 days within which to appoint his ministers.
SGF reverses self, wants rescheduled meeting with Senate
Barely twenty fours after the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir David Lawal announced that because he had dragged the Senate to court and as such won't honour its invitation to any meeting, he has written a second letter citing busy official schedule as the reason for his absence from the meeting.