Senate dares executive, rejects Osun INEC commissioner-nominee
Although the 8th Senate turned out to be a legislature with aggressive and revolutionary bend, its mission was dedicated to reversing some trends in the country’s political system, notably legislative and executive coziness.
Senate considers bill on allocating 20% of budgets to constituency projects
The Senate yesterday concluded debate on a bill seeking to allocate at least 20 percent of annual budgets to constituency projects across the country.
Senators asks FG to declare emergency on Nigeria's unemployment rate
A Nigerian Senator Istifanus Gyang on Wednesday asked the government to declare a state of emergency on the growing unemployment rate in the country. “The government of Nigeria should declare a state of emergency on unemployment in this country so that all hands will be on deck and deliberate steps must be taken to ensure…
Senate begins probe of N20tr unremitted stamp duties
The Senate raised the alarm yesterday over the non-remittance of over N20 trillion revenue collected as stamp duties, mandating its Committee on Finance to investigate the anomaly.
Between hate bill and hate speech
The controversy being generated by the proposed hate speech bill by Nigeria’s senate is well deserved and not surprising. If anything, by its desire to make hate speech a capital offence
Buhari seeks Senate confirmation for new FIRS boss Nami
Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to confirm newly-appointed Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) chairman Muhammad Nami. Buhari, in a letter dated December 9, also sought the approval of the red chamber for the appointments of 13 others as members of the FIRS board. Members of the board are James Ayuba (North Central);…
Senate, Internet Falsehood and Hate Speech Bills
For media practitioners, oddities -particularly, human tragedies and other forms of unfortunate occurrences often always sell the Newspaper. But there is a more important consideration.
Monarch backs scrapping of Senate
The Onibudo of Ayetoro-Budo in Ogun State, Oba Adewunmi Odutola, has joined the chairman of Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF), Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, and ex-governor of Lagos, Bola Tinubu...
Senate increases contracts mobilisation fee by 30%, amends procurement act
The Senate yesterday increased mobilisation fee of local contractors from 15 to 30 per cent in what it believes will reduce the bureaucratic issues that delay the execution of projects by amending the Procurement Act.