Budget 2017, Onnoghen, Magu top agenda as Senate resumes
Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki is expected to read the two pending letters from President Muhammadu Buhari to extend his holiday in London and the nomination of Justice Onnoghen as Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).
Senate alleges government’s insensitivity to economic hardship
The brewing misunderstanding is coming as the Debt Management Office (DMO) told the Senate yesterday that Nigeria’s economic downturn had not reached the point of seeking debt forgiveness from creditors.
Senate screens 23 ambassadorial nominees
Those screened were Goni Modu Zanna Bura (Yobe), Yusuf Maitama Tuggar (Bauchi), Ahmed Ibeto (Niger), Kabiru Umar (Sokoto) and Baba Madugu (Bauchi).
Senate warns against posting provocative videos of Kaduna killings on Internet
The Senate yesterday warned against the use of Nigeria’s cyber space in posting videos and pictures that could trigger religious and ethnic crisis in the country.
More forex crisis as Senate okays N305 to $1 for budget
The Senate yesterday retained the foreign exchange rate of N305 to the dollar for the 2017 budget. This was part of the key decisions by the upper legislative chamber while passing the Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper (MTEF/FSP).
Senate fails to stop Abuja airport’s closure
The Senate yesterday ended a marathon debate on the planned closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja but failed to persuade the executive arm of government to reverse it.
Investigation: Senate threatens arrest of Permanent Secretary
We will sign a warrant of arrest and ask the Inspector General of Police to produce whoever refuses to come.
Anxiety, as auditor-general nominee Ayine faces Senate screening
The office of the Auditor General of the Federation was last week thrown into anxiety, following reports that the nominee for the vacant position, Mr. Anthony Mkpe Ayine, would appear before the Senate Public Accounts Committee today.