The Senate on Thursday urged President Bola Tinubu to implement the recommendations of the Presidential Committee for the Development of a Comprehensive Plan of Action against Flooding. The committee had recommended the establishment of a National Flood Management Council in Nigeria. The agency is expected to serve as a central body responsible for coordinating flood […]

President Bola Tinubu has nominated Abbas Balarabe as a minister to  replace for a former Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai, whose nomination was rejected by the Senate. The replacement was conveyed in a letter read by the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, at the plenary on Tuesday. Balarabe’s name was read alongside Dr Jamila Ibrahim and […]

The Senate, on Tuesday, warned President Bola Tinubu against illegal spending and advised him to seek a supplementary budget for its Compressed Natural Gas initiative. The Senate through its Committee on Gas, led by Senator Jarigbe Jarigbe, urged the executive arm of government to expeditiously present a 2023 Supplementary Budget to the National Assembly to […]

The Senate will on Tuesday screen former Chairman of the Board of Citi Bank Nigeria, Dr Olayemi Cardoso for the position of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The senate will also screen four nominees for the positions of CBN Deputy Governors, who will join forces with Cardoso to steer affairs of […]

The Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, has told the senators in the Upper Chamber that the clerk of the National Assembly will send some money into their various bank accounts to enable them to enjoy their holiday.   In the video which surfaced online on Wednesday, August 9, Akpabio made the statement before a motion of […]

AFTER hours of grandstanding and moves to stop the screening of the immediate  past Minister  of State, Labour  and  Employment, Festus Keyamo,  SAN, the Senate  chickened out and screened him. The Senate  had dissolved to closed session which lasted about three hours following a motion by the Deputy Minority Leader, Darlington Nwokocha, LP, Abia  Central […]

The Senate, has confirmed 45 out of the 48 ministerial nominees of President Bola Tinubu. However, the Senate failed to confirm the nomination  of the immediate  past  Governor  of Kaduna  State and the ministerial  nominee from Kaduna State, Mallam  Nasir El-Rufai as a minister  of the Federal  Republic  of  Nigeria. After its seven days of […]

The President, Bola Tinubu, has written to the Senate seeking its support on the deployment of military personnel to the Niger Republic. He also sought the backing of the legislature on the cutting off of electricity to the country. It was earlier reported that Niger’s democratically elected president, Mohamed Bazoum, was toppled by his guards. […]

The Senate has on Friday continued the commencement of the screening of the new batch of ministerial nominees.   President Bola Tinubu had on Wednesday sent an additional list of 19 nominees to complement the previously sent 28-man nominees.   As listed on the Order paper of the plenary proceedings, the nominees up for screening […]

The Nigeria Labour Congress has confirmed the suspension of its planned strike following the intervention of President Bola Tinubu and the Senate. The resolution followed the National Executive Council meeting of the Congress. The national treasurer, Hakeem Ambali, in a terse message sent to our correspondent this morning (Thursday), said, “ Protest suspended due to […]

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