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By Dipo Olowookere On Thursday, May 25th, 2017

BREAKING: Senate Passes Petroleum Industry Bill

By Dipo Olowookere Reports just reaching our newsroom indicate that after about 10 years of foot-dragging, the Senate has finally passed the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill fondly called the PIG Bill. The bill More...

By Modupe Gbadeyanka On Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Senate Orders CBN, NNPC, 36 Others to Submit 2017 Budget Proposals

By Modupe Gbadeyanka The Nigerian Senate has told the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and 36 other statutory agencies of the Federal Government yet to submit their More...

By Modupe Gbadeyanka On Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Senate Confirms Two New Ministers

By Modupe Gbadeyanka The two ministerial nominees sent by President Muhammadu Buhari in March to the Senate for screening and confirmation have been confirmed. The two nominees appeared before the lawmakers on More...

By Modupe Gbadeyanka On Monday, March 27th, 2017

Senate Begins Probe into N4tr Customs Revenue Leakage

By Modupe Gbadeyanka An investigation into the alleged N4 trillion revenue leakages in the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has already been launched by the Senate. Addressing newsmen in Abuja on Sunday, Chairman More...

By Modupe Gbadeyanka On Friday, March 24th, 2017

No Plan to Shut Down Buhari’s Govt—Senate

By Modupe Gbadeyanka The Senate has denied reports making the rounds on the internet that its President, Mr Bukola Saraki, threatened to shutdown the government of President Muhammadu Buhari in 72 hours due to More...

By Dipo Olowookere On Thursday, January 19th, 2017

At Last, Senate Passes MTEF/FSP

By Dipo Olowookere On Wednesday, January 18, 2017, the Nigerian Senate finally passed the Medium Term Expenditure Framework‎/Fiscal Strategy Paper (MTEF/FSP). This came three months after the MTEF/FSP was submitted More...

By Dipo Olowookere On Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Buhari Sends Fresh 46 Non-Career Envoys to Senate

By Dipo Olowookere On Thursday, January 12, 2017, President Muhammadu Buhari resent names of 46 non-career ambassadorial nominees to the Senate for consideration and confirmation. About two months ago, the upper More...

By Modupe Gbadeyanka On Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Senate’s Economic Bills Target 7.5m Jobs, Cut Poverty by 16.4%

By Modupe Gbadeyanka The 11 economic bills now receiving accelerated consideration by the 8th Senate will help to create 7.5million jobs and reduce poverty by 16.4 percent when passed into law, Senate President, More...

By Modupe Gbadeyanka On Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Senate Confirms Mkpe as Auditor-General

By Modupe Gbadeyanka Despite several petitions against Mr Ayine Anthony Mkpe, the Senate, on Wednesday, confirmed his nomination as Auditor-General of the federation. At its plenary session on Wednesday, December More...

By Dipo Olowookere On Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Senate Tells Buhari To Fire SGF Over IDPs Funds

By Dipo Olowookere President Muhammadu Buhari has been asked to remove Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Babachir Lawal. The sack of Mr Lawal was requested for by members of the Senate at More...

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