Fuel scarcity: Senate to conduct nationwide filling stations inspection, summons NNPC GMD
The Senate Committee on Petroleum Downstream says plans have been concluded for it to conduct nationwide inspection of filling stations over recent fears of fuel scarcity in the country. Chairman of the committee, Sen. Kabiru Marafa, stated this in a news briefing shortly after an investigative hearing on the matter on Tuesday in Abuja. Marafa…
Uproar as Senate debates 2018 budget proposal
Debate on the general principles of the 2018 budget proposal began on a heated note at the Senate yesterday, with some members describing the fiscal document as “unrealistic, ” “fictional” and “imaginary.
Senate passes Chartered Institute of Entrepreneurs bill
The Senate had passed the bill for an act to establish the Chartered Institute of Entrepreneurs to regulate and control the practice of entrepreneurship and other related matters.
A tripod and a Senate seat
The drafters of the 1999 Constitution were sensitive of the alienation and marginalisation of the minority tribes that are part of the federation, which reason they enshrined the principle of federal character in the constitution.
Senate probes alleged abuses in NIS revenue, expenditure
“We cannot continue with this kind of nonsense. How can this be going on in a government of change? The report of the committee on interior would not be approved until they resolve the issues raised,” he said.
Senate, CBN rift looms over N79b Hajj subsidy
A directive had earlier been given to CBN to provide the needed foreign exchange for N305 per dollar to intending pilgrims, but was considered too high by the upper chamber of the National Assembly.
Senate rejects power devolution, affirmative action for women
In a dramatic voting by the Senate yesterday, the bill which sought to amend the 1999 Constitution to allow for the devolution of powers from the Federal Government to the states was thrown out by the lawmakers.
Senate’s proposal on council election stirs controversy
The outcome of last Saturday’s local government election in Lagos State in which the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), cleared all the 57chairmanship seats and 369 councillorship positions out of the 376 leaving only seven to the opposition.....
Senate confirms eight, rejects three INEC commissioners
The Senate yesterday confirmed the nomination of eight nominees as Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).It also rejected one nominee and stepped down three others for further legislative consultation.