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Senate Delegation to Visit Ekweremadu, Wife in London

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has disclosed that a delegation from its Committee on Foreign Affairs would depart Nigeria for London on July 1, 2022, to pay a visit to Senator Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, who are both presently in detention over an allegation of organ harvesting. Lawan made this known on Wednesday,…

Corruption Allegation: Senate Wades Into Crisis Rocking Judiciary

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has mandated the Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters to, as a matter of urgency, wade into the crisis presently rocking the Judiciary. Lawan gave the directive on Wednesday, moments before the chamber adjourned plenary. He said, “We may recall that there were some issues coming out…

Senate Receives 7 New Ministerial Nominees to Replace Ameachi, Others

The Senate has received the names of seven Ministerial nominees from President Muhammadu Buhari for confirmation as Ministers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The confirmation request was contained in a letter addressed to the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, and read on the floor at the start of plenary on Tuesday. President Buhari, in the…

Senate Amends Electoral Act to Allow Statutory Delegates Vote at Party Primaries

The Senate, on Tuesday, amended the Electoral Act, 2022, to allow ‘statutory delegates’ – all those elected – to participate and vote in the conventions, congresses or meetings of political parties. This followed the expeditious consideration of a bill during plenary which scaled first, second and third readings, respectively, and was passed during plenary by…

Senate Deputy Minority Whip, Danbaba Dumps PDP for APC

Deputy Minority Whip of the Senate, Ibrahim Danbaba, has decamped from the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The lawmaker’s decision to join to the APC was conveyed in a letter read at the start of plenary by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on Wednesday. Danbaba, who represents Sokoto…

Osinachi: Senate Urges for Investigation as Police Awaits Autopsy Report

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has urged the police and all relevant law enforcement agencies to investigate the death of gospel artiste, Mrs. Osinachi Nwachukwu. Lawan made the call in his remarks moments before the Senate held a minute silence in honour of the deceased. According to him, the life of every Nigerian citizen…

Buhari Seeks Quick Passage of Money Laundering, Terrorism Prevention Bills

The Senate has received the Money Laundering Bill and Terrorism Prevention Bill transmitted by President Muhammadu Buhari for expeditious consideration and passage. The bills were accompanied with a letter read at the start of plenary on Thursday by the Senate President, Ahamad Lawan. President Buhari, in a letter dated 12th April, 2022, said the request…

Senate Approves Establishment of Federal University of Transportation in Buhari’s Hometown

The Senate has approved the establishment of the Federal University of Transportation in President Muhammadu Buhari’s hometown, Daura, Katsina State. The approval came with the passage of a bill seeking its establishment. The passage of the bill followed the consideration of a report by the Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND. Chairman of the Committee,…

National Security: Senate Moves to Establish Commission on Religious Harmony

The Senate, on Wednesday, considered a bill to establish the National Religious Harmony Commission. The National Religious Harmony Commission (Establishment) Bill 2022, sponsored by Senator Sadiq Suleiman Umar (Kwara North), scaled second reading during plenary. Leading debate on the general principles of the bill, Umar the piece of legislation seeks to establish the NRHC to…