Tag: Senate Committee

It will cost N35Billion to provide internet services to MDAs in Nigeria – Agency

The Managing Director of Galaxy Backbone, Limited (GBB), Professor Mohammad Abubakar, says a total of thirty-five billion naira is needed to provide internet connectivity services at a minimum broadband speed of two megabits per second to all Ministries Departments and Agencies(MDAs) in Nigeria. He disclosed this while receiving the National[Read More…]

Federal Government spends up to N5 billion monthly to cater for IDPs – Senator Yusuf

The Senate Committee on Special Duties has revealed that the Federal Government spends N5 billion monthly to cater for the victims of insurgency in the North-East. In an interview with journalists on Friday in Abuja the Chairman of the committee, Senator Yusuf Yusuf, said no amount of resources was adequate[Read More…]

Senate to Hold Public Hearing on 2017 Budget Monday

    The 8th Senate will on Monday hold a first-of-its-kind public hearing on the 2017 Appropriation Bill submitted to the legislature by President Muhammadu Buhari.   According to a statement by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, the Public Hearing is aimed at allowing[Read More…]

Saraki Says Privitisation of Power Sector Has Failed

Senate President Bukola Saraki says the privatisation of the power sector has failed. Saraki said this on Tuesday in his message at the opening session of the Senate, while also decrying the policy inconsistencies that have continued to challenge the business environment. He said, “Before we left for the break,[Read More…]

Senate Committee On Ethics Clears Road For Rotimi Amaechi Ahead Of Ministerial Screening

The screening of former Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi and Amina Mohammed, former senior special assistant to the President on Millennium Development Goals, two candidates whose presence on President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministerial list generated controversy at the upper chamber of National Assembly on Tuesday may not be rancorous. The[Read More…]

Senator Uche Chukwumerije Dies Of Lung Cancer

by Musa Abdullahi Senator Uche Chukwumerije, Chairman, Senate Committee on Education, Senator Uche is dead. He died of cancer on Sunday, aged 75. According to a statement by the family representative, Chidi, the Senator died on Sunday after a long but gallant battle with lung cancer. “On the evening of[Read More…]