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President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that efforts will be made by the National Assembly to amend the electoral act to serve as safeguard against weaknesses identified in the law. Lawan made this known in a short remark on Tuesday during plenary, following a matter of national importance brought to the floor by…

Judicial Ruling Won’t Stop Amendment of Electoral Act, Says Lawan

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the ruling by the Federal High Court in Abuja, won’t stop the National Assembly from amending the Electoral Act. The court in a ruling delivered on Monday by Inyang Ekwo, on an ex-parte application by the People’s Democratic Party, barred the President Muhammadu Buhari, the Attorney…

Aisha Buhari Visits Senate to Witness Laying Of Constitution Review Report

The First Lady of the Federal of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari, on Wednesday was at the Senate midway through plenary to witness the laying of the report of the Senate Committee on Constitution Review. The President’s wife was accompanied by the Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen, the Minister of Finance, Zainab…

Senate Wants Bankers, Stock Brokers, Pension Administrators to Declare Assets

The Senate on a Tuesday considered a bill seeking to amend the 35-year old Bank Employees Declaration of Assets (BEDA) Act 1986. “The Bill For An Act To Amend The Bank Employees (Declaration of Assets) Act CAP B1 Laws of The Federation 2010 And For Other Related Matters 2022 (SB. 900)” was sponsored by Senator…

N’Assembly Gives Revenue Agencies N3trn Target For 2022

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Monday, said that revenue generating agencies of government are capable of generating and remitting N3 trillion naira annually to the coffers of the federal government if efforts are made to cut down on wasteful spending. Lawan made this known in an address delivered to declare open an interactive…

Senate Moves to Enable FG Seize Assets Acquired Through Corruption

A bill seeking to give the federal government enabling powers to seize and confiscate assets acquired by corrupt public officers, money launderers and criminals involved in terrorist financing and other crimes has passed second reading in the Senate. The legislation entitled, “A bill For An Act To Make Comprehensive Provisions For Seizure, Confiscation, Forfeiture, And…

Petroleum Subsidy Removal: You Gave Approval As Soon As You Signed That Bill

By Adewole Kehinde “President didn’t order fuel subsidy removal, Lawan clarifies” was the major headline in the media on Wednesday according to the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, after meeting Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja,  stating that he had gone to convey the feeling of constituents to him on some concerns, including the…

Senate Will Expedite Action On Electoral Bill – Lawan

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has assured that the chamber would expedite action on the Electoral Act Amendment Bill having concluded all consultations on the President’s response. Lawan gave the hint on Tuesday in an address delivered at the start of plenary to welcome Senators back from the Christmas and New Year break. He…

Finance Bill 2021 Scales Second Reading in Senate

The Finance bill 2021, forwarded by President Muhammadu Buhari to the National Assembly on Tuesday has scaled second reading in the Senate. The bill was sponsored by the Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi (Kebbi North). President Buhari, in the letter to the Senate, on Tuesday, explained that the request for the passage of the Finance bill…