Nigerian Senate News

Buhari moves Senate to okay N348bn subsidy payment to oil firms

Buhari moves Senate to okay N348bn subsidy payment to oil firms

Senate, by Buhari's order, approves N348bn subsidy payment to oil marketers
Just in: Retired IGP confirmed as chairman of Police Service Commission

Just in: Retired IGP confirmed as chairman of Police Service Commission

Lagos-born Smith, 74, is a retired Inspector-General of Police who retired from service in 2002 following a police strike. He was appointed a month ago by President Muhammadu Buhari and he will take over from Mike Okiro.

Just in: Retired IGP confirmed as chairman of Police Service Commission
Any party I contest under in 2019 elections would guarantee me victory - Senator Godswill Akpabio

Any party I contest under in 2019 elections would guarantee me victory - Senator Godswill Akpabio

The Nigerian Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Obot Akpabio made the statement at an endorsement rally in his honour and Governor Udom Emmanuel by the people of Ikot Ekpene senatorial district on Monday, July 16.

Any party I contest under in 2019 elections would guarantee me victory - Senator Godswill Akpabio
Stop embarrassing yourself with meaningless diatribe - Kwara APC blasts party's national official

Stop embarrassing yourself with meaningless diatribe - Kwara APC blasts party's national official

In a statement sent to journalists by the party spokesman, Sulyman Buhari, the Kwara APC accused Mr Yekini Nabena of running errand for some faceless and mischievous elements in order to cast aspersions on Saraki.

Stop embarrassing yourself with meaningless diatribe - Kwara APC blasts party's national official
Senator Omo-Agege blasts Senate, House of Reps over proposed suspension

Senator Omo-Agege blasts Senate, House of Reps over proposed suspension

The senator representing Delta central senatorial district, Omo-Agege, on Sunday, July 16, said that the Senate and the House of Representatives have no power to suspend him. Omo-Agege said that there will be no such thing.

Senator Omo-Agege blasts Senate, House of Reps over proposed suspension
Governor El-Rufai reacts to Shehu Sani, Hunkuyi’s reported exit from APC with another powerful Quran quote

Governor El-Rufai reacts to Shehu Sani, Hunkuyi’s reported exit from APC with another powerful Quran quote

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna atete has tacitly reacted to the reported exit of Senators Suleiman Hunkuyi and Shehu Sani from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the 2019 general elections in February.

Governor El-Rufai reacts to Shehu Sani, Hunkuyi’s reported exit from APC with another powerful Quran quote
Buhari returns 4 bills to National Assembly, gives reasons

Just in: Buhari withholds assent, returns 4 bills to National Assembly

The bills returned by President Buhari include “Corporate Manslaughter Bill, 2018”; “Agricultural Credit Scheme Bill, 2018”; “National Child Protection Bill, 2018”; and “Court and Tribunal Standard Scale Fines Bill, 2018.”

Just in: Buhari withholds assent, returns 4 bills to National Assembly
State policing: Senate makes move to amend constitution

State policing: Senate makes move to amend constitution

The Nigerian Senate is making move to amend the 1999 constitution in order to make provision for state and community policing. The motion was moved by the deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu on Thursday, July 12.

State policing: Senate makes move to amend constitution
Confusion rocks Senate as Remi Tinubu cries out against alleged favouritism by PDP senators against APC counterparts

Confusion rocks Senate as Remi Tinubu cries out against alleged favouritism by PDP senators against APC counterparts

Senator Remi Tinubu, representing Lagos central, has decried what she described as favouritism against the majority party in the Senate chamber, All Progressives Congress (APC), by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Confusion rocks Senate as Remi Tinubu cries out against alleged favouritism by PDP senators against APC counterparts
If we die in line of defending constitution and human rights, we have died well - Dino Melaye to senators

If we die in line of defending constitution and human rights, we have died well - Dino Melaye to senators

The Senate on Wednesday, July 11 urged the Federal Government to restore Senator Dino Melaye’s security details without further delay. Melaye said his security details were withdrawn by the Inspector-General of Police, Idris.

If we die in line of defending constitution and human rights, we have died well - Dino Melaye to senators
The implication of having state police in Nigeria - Northern leader Zwingina

The implication of having state police in Nigeria - Northern leader Zwingina

A former deputy leader of the Nigerian Senate, Jonathan Zwingina, has declared that the establishment of state police remains the ultimate solution to tackling insecurity in the country. He said this when he visited Umar Sanda.

The implication of having state police in Nigeria - Northern leader Zwingina
I was blind but now I can see - Dino Melaye says as he dumps APC for PDP

I was blind but now I can see - Dino Melaye says as he dumps APC for PDP

Senator Melaye has joined the PDP and he says he has been cured of political blindness. The senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District in the National Assembly, announced his return to his former party over the weekend.

I was blind but now I can see - Dino Melaye says as he dumps APC for PDP
Borno Assembly endorses Governor Shettima for Senate ahead of 2019

Borno Assembly endorses Governor Shettima for Senate ahead of 2019

The legislators elected under the platform of the APC encouraged Shettima to move to the Senate, stressing that the people in his senatorial district would need the quality of his knowledge and experiences in the upper chamber.

Borno Assembly endorses Governor Shettima for Senate ahead of 2019
How presidency, National Assembly can reconcile - Shehu Sani

How presidency, National Assembly can reconcile - Shehu Sani

Sani in his Facebook post titled: "Immediate recipe for peace between the Presidency and the Parliament" called on the Presidency to "end the systematic demonization of the leadership and members of the parliament."

How presidency, National Assembly can reconcile - Shehu Sani
Just in: Buhari reacts to Saraki’s Supreme Court victory, speaks about Nigeria’s judicial system

Just in: Buhari reacts to Saraki’s Supreme Court victory, speaks about Nigeria’s judicial system

Nigeria's president, Muhammadu Buhari, on Saturday, July 7, said the country’s judicial system was truly working, no matter the challenges it faces, adding that no one should be allowed to undermine or break it.

Just in: Buhari reacts to Saraki’s Supreme Court victory, speaks about Nigeria’s judicial system
We’re neglecting Nigerians for personal fights - Saraki

We’re neglecting Nigerians for personal fights - Saraki

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Friday, July 6, reacting to his CCT trial, said the nation’s politicians were fighting one another with state resources rather than working together to address the challenges of Nigerians.

We’re neglecting Nigerians for personal fights - Saraki
Dogara congratulates Saraki over Supreme Court verdict

Dogara congratulates Saraki over Supreme Court verdict

The Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has congratulated the President of the Nigerian Senate, Bukola Saraki, on his victory over the Code of Conduct Tribunal at the Supreme Court on Friday, July 6.

Dogara congratulates Saraki over Supreme Court verdict
How the strained relationship between legislature, executive all started - Senator Ndume reveals in detail

How the strained relationship between legislature, executive all started - Senator Ndume reveals in detail

Senator Ahmed Ndume, a member of the National Assembly, has raised his voice concerning the rift between the legislative and executive arms of the federal government, adding that this will endanger and mar Nigeria's democracy.

How the strained relationship between legislature, executive all started - Senator Ndume reveals in detail
If I ask R-APC members in the House to impeach for constitutional infractions, it would be carried out - Galadima

If I ask R-APC members in the House to impeach for constitutional infractions, it would be carried out - Galadima

The Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC) has threatened that it can carry out an impeachment if need be boasting that it has the majority in the National Assembly. Baba Galadima said this on Friday, July 6.

If I ask R-APC members in the House to impeach for constitutional infractions, it would be carried out - Galadima
Just in: Saraki has no case to answer before CCT - Supreme Court dismisses charges against him

Just in: Saraki has no case to answer before CCT - Supreme Court dismisses charges against him

Nigeria's apex court, the Supreme Court, has upheld the appeal of Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki and discharged him of the remaining three charges against him in the case of false declaration of assets, instituted by the CCT.

Just in: Saraki has no case to answer before CCT - Supreme Court dismisses charges against him
A corrupt legislature is a bane to the country - Former Senate president Ebute writes open letter to Saraki, calls for his resignation

A corrupt legislature is a bane to the country - Former Senate president Ebute writes open letter to Saraki, calls for his resignation

Also citing the suspension of two Senators - Ali Adume and Omo-Agege - Ebute said: "This is the extent of your moral deficit, which has disqualified you from belonging or even leading an assemblage of honourable men and women.”

A corrupt legislature is a bane to the country - Former Senate president Ebute writes open letter to Saraki, calls for his resignation
Supreme Court ends suspense on Saraki's CCT case, decides to review trial on Friday, July 6

Supreme Court ends suspense on Saraki's CCT case, decides to review trial on Friday, July 6

The Supreme Court in Abuja will on Friday, July 6, decide whether to finally drop or continue the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) of the Senate president, Bukola Saraki. The court case was suspended in 2017 by Danladi Umar.

Supreme Court ends suspense on Saraki's CCT case, decides to review trial on Friday, July 6
Nigerian Senate adopts 20 recommendations to improve security (full list)

Nigerian Senate adopts 20 recommendations to improve security (full list)

The Nigerian Senate has received and adopted the report from its security summit. The summit was organised by the National Assembly with the aim to proffer solutions to the growing rate of insecurity in the country

Nigerian Senate adopts 20 recommendations to improve security (full list)
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