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Senate To Investigate Causes of Gas Tanker Explosions

The Senate on Wednesday directed its Committees on Petroleum Downstream, Gas Resources to investigate the remote and immediate causes of gas tanker explosions in parts of the country, with a view to preventing a recurrence and report back in two weeks. The upper chamber has also urged the regulatory and licensing authorities of the Department…

Why The Senate Must Consider and Approve the $30Billion Loan, By Kelvin Adegbenga

In his loan request letter to the National Assembly last Tuesday, 25th of October, 2016, President Buhari said the external loan, will fund targeted projects cutting across all sectors with special emphasis on infrastructure, agriculture, health, education, water supply, growth and employment generation. Other sectors, he said, included poverty reduction through social safety net programmes…

Saraki Appeases Tinubu With Plum Senate C’ttee Post

President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has announced the restructuring of leaderships of the Senate’s committees. In the latest reshuffling, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, a member of anti-Saraki Unity Forum, was named chairperson of Committee on Environment, while Kabiru Marafa, Saraki’s main critic, was appointed chairman of the Petroleum (downstream) Committee. Before now, he used to…

Saraki, Ekweremadu, FG To Clash In Court Today

Today, Monday, June 27, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki; and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, are expected to be brought before an Abuja High Court by the Federal Government over an alleged forgery of the Senate Standing Rules. Two other persons would be charged alongside Saraki and Ekweremadu. It is believed that it would be a…

Ambassadorial List: Senate Summons SGF, Minister Over Omission

The Secretary to Government of the Federation, SGF, Babachir Lawal; and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, have been asked to appear before the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs over omissions and irregularities in ambassadorial nomination. The Senate gave this directive on Wednesday following a Point of Order raised by Joshua Dariye at plenary…

Senate Hints Stripping Buhari Of Power Of Assent

The Nigerian Senate has disclosed that it plans to strip President Muhammadu Buhari of powers to assent the ongoing constitution amendment. This was made known by the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu at the ongoing retreat by the Senate Committee on Constitution Review, in which he is the Chairman of. Speaking at the programme held…

Buhari Sends Ambassadorial Nominees To Senate

The list containing nominees for ambassadorial positions has been forwarded to the Senate by President Muhammadu Buhari. This was contained in a letter sent to the Senate on Thursday and read before the lawmakers by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki. According to the letter, the nominees are career diplomats who will oversee Nigeria’s mission outside…

Senate Vows To Solve Farmers, Herdsmen Incessant Conflict

President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has appealed to herdsmen and farmers across the country to maintain peace as the National Assembly is ready to proffer lasting solution to the perennial clashes over grazing by cattle. Saraki was speaking on Wednesday when a group of herdsmen from Kautal Hore Socio-Cultural Association Jigawa state branch visited…

Economy: Senate Summons Adeosun, Emefiele

Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, has been ordered to appear before the Senate to explain what is happening to the country’s economy. Also asked to come for questioning is the governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Godwin Emefiele. The lawmakers, at the plenary on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, expressed their displeasure with the…