Senate moves to stop spending IDPs funds on agencies’ officials
The Senate yesterday resolved to henceforth engage donor agencies that give humanitarian assistance to Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) in the country to make commitments to accountability on their donations.
Senate tasks government on extension of nation’s continental shelf
The Senate has passed a resolution urging the Federal Government to redouble efforts towards extending the nation’s continental shelf. Citing Article 76 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), Nigeria, had in May 2009, written the United Nations Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS) to extend its continental shelf beyond the 200 nautical miles from the baselines wherein the breadth of the territorial sea is measured.
Abbo versus Tinubu in the senate
Let me state from the outset that I am writing this column and sending it to my editor well before my submission deadline. What this means is simply that my patience to tarry a little while before making one or two pretty critical remarks concerning critical happenings that have been trending in our media for some-time now may not be as I really wished to make them.
We will no longer condone xenophobic attacks on Nigerians, says Lawan
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has condemned the continuous killings of Nigerians in South Africa, warning that the government will no longer tolerate further attacks on its citizens.
Insecurity: NASS supports soldiers deployment on highways
Senate, Mr. Ovie Omo-Agege, says the National Assembly will support the deployment of soldiers to secure the nation’s highways against bandits and other criminal elements.
Senate vows to sanction erring telecoms providers
Senate yesterday resolved to henceforth protect Nigerians against imperialist tendencies of telecommunication providers, who swindle them for services not provided.
Why procurement cost remains high, by experts
Divergent views have continued to trail the Senate President, Dr. Ahmed Lawan’s recent outcry that the cost of project execution in the country was the highest in the world, with experts identifying corruption and appointment of unqualified professionals in sensitive positions as major factors.
Lawan congratulates Kyari, Mustapha
The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan has congratulated Malam Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha over their re-appointments by the President. Lawan, in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mohammed Isa said…
Senate probes Rivers explosion as IOCs urge uniform regulation
The Senate has set up a committee headed by Ibrahim Gobir (Sokoto APC) to unravel the remote and immediate causes of the pipeline explosion that killed 15 persons and injured over 50 others at Komkom community in Oyigbo Local Council of Rivers State. The blast reported occurred when some workers from an unidentified firm were…
Senator apologises for assault as protest rocks NASS
Outraged at a senator’s assault on a nursing mother, some Nigerians took their protest to the National Assembly yesterday. They demanded the immediate arrest and investigation of Senator Elisha Abbo who was caught on camera physically assaulting the woman at an adult sex toys shop in Abuja.
Senate seeks 35% rise for import duty on soap noodles
The Senate yesterday charged the Federal Government to revert to 35 per cent import duty on the importation of soap noodles to protect the local industry and the nation’s economy. Senate’s position resulted from the adoption of a motion sponsored by Senator Barau Jibril tagged: Urgent Need To Review The Import Duty Of Soap Noodles.…