Service chiefs: Why Buhari should listen to the Senate
If President Muhammadu Buhari’s reasons for keeping the service chiefs whom he was supposed to have replaced overdue tenure, were because they were doing well in the fight against terrorism
US Senate votes to ban TikTok on government phones
The US Senate voted Thursday to bar TikTok from being downloaded onto US government employees' telephones, intensifying US scrutiny of the popular Chinese-owned video app. The bill passed by the Republican controlled Senate now goes to the House of Representatives, led by Democrats. "TikTok is a major security risk and has no place on government…
Why restructuring is imperative, by Senate panel chair
Agitation for the decentralisation of the Nigerian federation on a sustainable form in terms of power, resource and function devolution between the Federal Government and the 36 states was yesterday re-echoed by the National Assembly.
Senate passes bill to strengthen Nigerian financial system
It was soothing news for the monetary policy team yesterday, as the Senate finally passed the bill to repeal the Banks and Other Financial Institutions Act (BOFIA) CAP B3 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 to pave the way for a re-enactment of Banks and Other Financial Institutions Act...
Senate wants NDDC IMC to refund N4.923bn alleged illegal payments to staff, contractors
The Senate on Thursday called on the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission(NDDC) to refund the N4.923 billion payments, made to staff and contractors in breach of the procurement process.
Senate okays Debo Adesina, 39 others as ambassadors
The Senate yesterday confirmed the appointment of The Guardian’s former editor, Mr. Debo Adesina and 39 others as non-career ambassadors-designate.
Senate clears ex-Guardian editor, 39 others as ambassador-designate
The Senate on Wednesday confirmed the appointment of Debo Adesina, a former editor of The Guardian and 39 others non-career Ambassadors-designate nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari. It also approved the nomination of Mr Suleiman Sani from FCT as career ambassador. This was sequel to the consideration of the report of the Senate Committees on Foreign…
Protesters march on National Assembly, demand withdrawal of social media, hate speech bill
Early on Wednesday morning in Abuja, hundreds of protesters marched on the National Assembly to demand the withdrawal of social media and hate speech bills. Although security men barred the protesters from entering the premises of the National Assembly, they took over the main entrance of the complex. The main entrance to the national assembly…
Rift among South East senators over multi-billion SUVs deepens
Months after the Senate procured Sports Utility Vehicles for its lawmakers, the exercise has generated a deep rift among prominent senators
Senate president not nursing ambition to contest for president in 2023 — media adviser
Office of the Senate President Ahmad Lawan has dismissed rumours making the round that he plans to run for president in 2023.