Tag: Senate

Senate denies proposing creation of 20 new states; says it’s a ‘misrepresentation’

The Senate has debunked reports that the lawmakers have proposed the creation of 20 more states, saying the upper chamber was “grossly” misrepresented.” Senate spokesman Ajibola Basiru in a statement on Sunday said the report is a misunderstanding of the decision reached by the Senate Committee on the Review of[Read More…]

Senate approves conditional electronic transmission of Electoral Results

The Nigerian Senate has approved the conditional electronic transmission of electoral results. Recall that the lawmakers had attempted to reject and omit proposals and key priority amendments canvassed by citizens during the public hearings – some of which include the use of electronic transmission of results of an election and[Read More…]

Senate passes National Electoral Offences Commission Bill

The Senate has passed the National Electoral Offences Commission Bill which if assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari, will be charged with investigating electoral offences and prosecuting electoral offenders. The bill which came up for the third reading during Tuesday’s plenary session will ensure that when established, the National Electoral[Read More…]

Senate approves N2.3 Trillion loan request from Buhari

The Senate has approved a request from President Muhammadu Buhari to borrow N2.3 trillion (about $6.183 billion) to fund the deficit in the 2021 Appropriation Act.  The development was reached after the report of the Committee on Local and Foreign Debts, chaired by Senator Clifford Ordia (PDP, Edo).  The Senate[Read More…]

Senate blows hot over ‘unlawful’ arrest of Nigerians by Benin Republic

The Senate has condemned what it described as the “unlawful” encroachment and arrest of Nigerians by the authorities of the Republic of Benin.  Accordingly, the upper chamber directed its Committees on Foreign Affairs, Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, and States and Local Governments to interface with the Federal Ministry[Read More…]

Senate passes N329.963billion 2021 budget for the FCT

The Senate has passed the sum of N329,963,491,523 billion as a statutory budget for the Federal Capital Territory for the year 2021. Ezrel Tabiowo, Special Assistant (Press) to President of the Senate, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday. According to the statement, Chairman of the Committee, Senator Abubakar Kyari[Read More…]

‘Everyone knows this place is overdue for rehabilitation’ – Senate President speaks on NASS flooding

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says the flooding of the National Assembly Complex is a “clear” confirmation that the building needs repairs. NewsWireNGR had reported that there was flooding in the main lobby of the assembly after a heavy downpour on Tuesday. Responding to the senate deputy majority whip, Sabu Abdullahi[Read More…]

Senate says it passed 58 out of the 742 bills introduced in the last 2 years

The Nigerian senate says it has passed 58 out of the 742 bills introduced in the last 2 years President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said this when he spoke at a special session on the second anniversary of the 9th Senate at plenary on Wednesday.Lawan said that 355 out[Read More…]

Senate passes bill seeking to end HND-BSc dichotomy

The Senate has passed to third reading a bill seeking to abolish the dichotomy between higher national diploma (HND) and bachelor’s degree. The bill passed third reading on Wednesday after Ahmad Kaita, chairman of the committee on tertiary institutions, presented a report and six clauses were voted on by the[Read More…]