Tag: Senators

Senate throws out Buhari’s request to amend Electoral Act

The Senate has thrown out the request of President Muhammadu Buhari for amendment of section 84 (12) of the Electoral Act which prevents appointive political office holders from contesting for election from party primary level without resigning. The request was rejected after the Senate Leader, Senator Yahaya Abdullahi (APC Kebbi[Read More…]

“Islam is against men and women being equals” – gender equality bill suffers setback in Senate

The Senate on Wednesday, stepped down a bill meant to create equal opportunities for both the male and female gender in the country. The proposed legislation, sponsored by Senator Biodun Olujimi is titled, ‘A bill for an Act to make provisions for the empowerment of women and gender equality and[Read More…]

How Senator converted constituency project to private hotel — ICPC

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Offences Commission on Monday said a senator representing Imo State diverted a constituency project to his personal hotel. The ICPC commissioner in the state, Udonsi Arua, made the claim during the celebration of the 2019 United Nations International Anti-Corruption Day in Owerri. Arua equally[Read More…]

Nigerians Reject Life Pension For Legislators And Former Governors – Opinion Poll Reveals

As the conversation on life pension for legislators and former governors continues, many Nigerians have opposed the idea. The issue of payment of life pension to governors, their deputies, national assembly and house of assembly members has been on the front burner of public discourse in recent times. In an[Read More…]

PDP Senators Deny Plot To Impeach Buhari

Senators on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday denied reports that they were planning to commence impeachment moves against President Muhammadu Buhari. The senators, in a statement jointly signed by leaders of PDP caucus which include Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, Minority Whip, Philip Aduda and Deputy[Read More…]

Opposition PDP Senators Fornally Resolve To Withdraw Support For Buhari

Senators on the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have formally resolved to totally withdraw their support for President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government. The Senators said it was time to end their one-year romance with the government, noting that the All Progressives Congress (APC) led government actions toward their party members[Read More…]

Again, Nigerian Senators Vow To Stand With Embattled Saraki To The End

The Nigerian Senate has vowed to stand by its embattled president, Bukola Saraki, to the end, except if he is convicted of corruption allegations by the Code of Conduct of Tribunal. The deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, who led the Senate plenary on Wednesday, said this after the lawmakers met[Read More…]

Senators Summon Code of Conduct Tribunal Judge Over Allegations of Corruption

Senators may have set the stage for a major confrontation between them and the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) over Senate President Bukola Saraki’s trial for alleged falsification of assets. The Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions yesterday summoned CCT Chairman Justice Danladi Umar over allegations of corruption[Read More…]

Lessons Learnt, Opposition PDP Says No More Automatic Ticket For Governors, Senators

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said there is no more automatic ticket for its serving governors, Senators and members of the House of Representatives, in its attempt to eliminate the issue of “money bags” funding the party. The party had in the March/April general elections under its erstwhile national[Read More…]

Two Months Gone, No Bill Passed But Naira Rain At NASS As Senators Collect N23.4m Each

The nation may have spent about N12, 967, 600,000 in two months to maintain National Assembly members, who were inaugurated on June 9, it has been learnt. The Nation Newspaper is reporting that the 109 senators got N36.4 million each; the 360 members of the House of Representatives received N25[Read More…]