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MDAs Sabotaging Buhari’s Efforts to Provide Critical Infrastructure – Lawan

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has raised the alarm that some Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government are out to sabotage the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari to provide critical infrastructure across the country. According to Lawan, despite several invitations extended by the Local and Foreign Debt Committee of the Senate, the MDAs have…

Release Funds to FERMA for Urgent Road Maintenance, Senate Tells Finance Ministry

The Senate has urged the Federal Ministry of Finance to, as a matter of urgency, release adequate funds to the Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA) for the purpose of carrying out emergency repairs on all federal roads in the country. The chamber also called on the Federal Government to immediately declare a state of emergency…

Senate Empowers INEC To Determine Transmission Of Election Results

The Senate has empowered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to determine the procedure for the transmission of results during the general elections. This was just as it also allowed political parties to determine the modality for holding primaries for aspirants to all elective positions. The amendments were made on Tuesday by the Senate to…

MDAs Must Generate N1trn Annually To Fund Budget – Lawan

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the National Assembly would mount more pressure on revenue generating agencies to ensure that they remit N1 trillion naira in revenues annually, to enable the federal government fund its budget. Lawan stated this on Wednesday in his remarks after the chamber approved President Muhammadu Buhari’s submission…

Senate Confirms EFCC Board Nominees

The Senate has confirmed the appointment of five nominees as members of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Board. The confirmation followed the consideration of a report by the Committee on Anti-Corruption and Financial Crimes. The Senate received a request from President Muhammadu Buhari on September 21, 2021, to confirm the appointments of the…

Senate To Buhari: Declare Bandits ‘Terrorists’, Wage Total War Against Them

The Senate has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to, as a matter of urgency, declare bandits as terrorists and wage total war against them. This was just as the upper chamber urged the President to give orders to the military to eliminate them by bombing their hideouts. The Senate also asked President Buhari to immediately…

Senate Wants Oil Companies To Relocate To Host Communities

The Senate has mandated its committees on Petroleum Resources Upstream, Downstream Petroleum Sector and Gas to liaise with the Ministry of Petroleum Resources and the Presidential Implementation Committee on the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA), to facilitate the relocation of oil and gas companies in Nigeria to their various operational bases in host communities to ensure…

Senate passes 2022-2024 MTEF/FSP, Okays N13.98trn Budget Projection for 2022

The Senate has passed the 2022-2024 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper (MTEF/FSP) ahead of the expected presentation of the 2022 Appropriations bill to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari. The passage of the 2022-2024 Medium Term Expenditure Framework followed the consideration and exhaustive deliberation of a report by the Joint Committees…

Senate Passes Bill To Control Sickle Cell Disease In Nigeria

The Senate has passed a bill seeking to control and manage sickle cell anaemia, a genetically inherited disease in Nigeria. The passage of the bill followed the consideration of a report by the Committee on Health (Secondary and Tertiary). Chairman of the Committee, Senator Yahaya Oloriegbe (APC, Kwara Central), in his presentation, explained that sickle…

Buhari Asks Senate to Amend Petroleum Industry Act

The Senate has received a request from President Muhammadu Buhari, to amend the Petroleum Industry Act 2021 passed by the National Assembly over two months ago. The request was contained in a letter dated September 16, 2021, and read during plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. President Buhari in the letter explained…