Buhari sends names of non-career ambassadorial nominees to Senate
President Muhammadu Buhari has sent names of forty-six non-career ambassadorial nominees to Senate for confirmation. Senate president Bukola Saraki read a letter from Buhari sent to the Senate on Thursday. The forty-six non-ambassador designate nominees were drawn from across the federation. Details later.
Senate to probe arrest of judges
The Senate on Wednesday mandated its Committee on Judiciary , Human Rights and Legal Matters to investigate the purported arrest of six judges by the Department of State Security (DSS).
News recap: Trouble in the First Family and other happenings
This week's news recap gives you a summary of the First Family drama, the release of 21 Chibok girls and some more.
Senate approves 3% VAT deduction to rebuild North-East
The Senate on Thursday approved the allocation of three per cent of Value Added Tax (VAT) accruable to the Federal Government in the next 10 years to the rebuilding of the North-East.
Senate extends JAMB's result validity period to 3 years
The Senate on Thursday passed for third reading and approved the extension of the validity period of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) examination results to three academic years. Presenting the report titled "Report on a bill for an Act to Amend the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board Act and for other matters connected…
NDDC: Senate confirms Ndoma-Egba, rejects 3 members
The Senate on Tuesday confirmed the nomination of Sen. Victor Ndoma-Egba as Chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and Nsima Udo Ekere as Managing Director of the commission.
Buhari the combatant and other stories
The Nigerian senate witnessed a chaotic session during the outgoing week. But it was not due to an invasion by the president who was likened to a combatant by a former combatant who himself became a head of state.
Senate throws out bill on statutory grant for Lagos
The Senate on Wednesday rejected a Bill seeking statutory grant and recognition of Lagos State for its `strategic socio-economic significance.’
MTN denies illegally moving $13.9b out of Nigeria
South African telecoms giant MTN has denied illegally moving $13.92 billion out of Nigeria
Showing more signs of strains, the recession-hit Nigerian economy was subject of more national and international political and economic discourses this week. The Nigerian senate debated on how to rescue the country from the slump while President Muhammadu Buhari in New York also made a case for his economic reforms which got the endorsement of…