Senate panel alleges plot to cause fuel scarcity
The Senate Committee on Petroleum (Downstream) has alleged plot by saboteurs in the oil sector to cause scarcity of petrol and return queues at filling stations at Christmas.
Buhari to present 2019 budget Wednesday
Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari will next Wednesday present the 2019 budget proposal before the Senate and House of Representatives. “May I crave the kind indulgence of the House of Representatives to grant me the slot of 11 hours on Wednesday, 19th December, 2018 to formally present the 2019 appropriation bill in a joint session and…
Senate passes bill for establishment of South East development commission
The Senate has passed the South East Development Commission (Establishment) Bill 2018. The proposed body is to tackle the infrastructure deficit and ecological challenges besetting the region. It also seeks to act as a catalyst for the development of the commercial potential of the zone.
Senate confirms Keyamo, others member of NDIC board
The Nigerian Senate,Wednesday, confirmed the Director of Media of President Muhammdu Buhari Campaign Organisation, Festus Keyamo, alongside others as members of Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC). The board will be headed by Ronke Sokefun and Other new members which includes: Adewale Adeleke, Mustapha Adewale Mudashiru, Josef O. J. Okoloagu and Alhaji Garba Bello. Following the announcement the…
Why President declined assent to Electoral Act Amendment Bill
Following his veto of the fourth amendment made to the Electoral Act 2010 and sent to him last month, President Muhammadu Buhari, in a letter addressed to the Senate President, tagged, ‘Presidential Decision to Decline Assent to the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill, 2018,’ has stated reasons for his action.
Senate commences investigation into N23bn failed road project
The Senate Committee on Works has commenced investigation into the N23 billion failed Ibadan-Ilorin road project. The Chairman of the committee, Sen. Kabiru Gaya, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday. Gaya said the committee got to know of the development during its oversight of…
Senate confirms Olukoyede as EFCC scribe
The Senate on Wednesday confirmed the appointment of Mr Olanipekun Olukoyede as Secretary of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The confirmation followed a report submitted by Sen. Chukwuka Utazi, Chairman, Senate Committee on Anti Corruption and Financial Crimes, which recommended the confirmation of Olukoyede’s appointment. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that…
Senate seeks halt of new tariff on alcohol, tobacco
The Senate yesterday asked the Federal Government to immediately suspend the implementation of the increased excise duty on beverages and tobacco pending further consultation.
Senate suspends plenary to honour 44 fallen soldiers
Nigeria's Senate Thursday adjourned plenary in honour of the 44 soldiers killed recently by Boko Haram insurgents in Maiduguri, Borno State. This was a sequel to point of order raised by the Senate Deputy Leader, Senator Ibn Na’Allah, to call the attention of the Senate to the death of 44 troops, including a lieutenant colonel…
Senate summons Amaechi over alleged plan to toll eastern railway
The Senate yesterday summoned the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Chibuike, Amaechi to address its Committee on Local and Foreign Debts on alleged infraction to the loan approval for the development of the Port Harcourt-Maiduguri rail project.