Senators vow not to allow anybody undermine National Assembly

The National Assembly on Thursday vowed that it will ensure that Nigeria’s democracy will not be undermined. Federal legislators also said it will do all within the provision of its power to ensure that “no party or group” undermines the legislative power of the Senate and the House of Representatives. They said this while speaking…

Customs makes u-turn, says vehicles seized does not belong to Senator

Nigerian Customs Service has denied that the service seized vehicles belonging to a Senator in Kano. This is in sharp contrast to confirmation by the Compliance Task Force Zonal Commander, Bala Dole, that the unit set up by the Controller General, Colonel Hameed Ali (retd), seized 223 vehicles, 13 of which belong to a senator…

PDP CRISIS: Sheriff wants to meet with Senators

The embattled national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has summoned Senators under the party’s platform to a meeting, over the crisis rocking it. Minority Leader of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, made this known to Senate Correspondents on Wednesday, after a closed door meeting with lawmakers of the party. The…

Senate Assures EFCC of Adequate Funding In Fighting Corruption

The Senate has promised to provide necessary funding and support needed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to stamp out corruption in Nigeria. Chukwuka Utazi, Chairman, Senate Committee on anti-corruption made the pledge on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 during the 2017 budget defence by the EFCC. Utazi, who commended the anti-graft agency for…

Presidency lobbies N’Assembly over Buhari’s ‘medical’ vacation

Indications have emerged that some members of President Muhammadu Buhari’s kitchen cabinet, have initiated moves to lobby federal lawmakers to stay action against any possible gang up to move against President Muhammadu Buhari. They have reportedly reached out to the 109 Senators and 360 members of the House of Representatives with financial gifts, as part…

APC pushes Ekweremadu into tight corner over Senate position

Seems the majority All Progressives Congress senators in the Senate will not rest until Senator Ike Ekeremadu of the minority Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is booted out of the seat of Deputy Senate President. What had before now been discussed behind closed-doors and in hushed tunes among party members has been openly declared. This was…

Senate to Investigate Southern Kaduna Killings, says Saraki

Senate President, Bukola Saraki Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki on Tuesday pledged that the Nigerian Senate, upon resumption, will look into the crises that have led to the wanton loss of lives and property in the Southern part of Kaduna State, in recent times. The Senate President made this known while responding to the…

Senators fight over exclusion of Kano, Plateau in N’East commission

Lawmakers, predominantly drawn from the North-East and North-West geopolitical zones, on Tuesday disagreed sharply on the floor of the Senate. This followed the removal of Kano and Plateau States as beneficiaries of North East Development Commission (NEDC). Though the bill was eventually passed, after the intervention of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, lawmakers, particularly from…

BREAKING: Rivers Rerun: INEC declares Senators Magnus Abe winner as APC floors PDP

Candidate of the All Progressives Congress for Rivers South-East senatorial district , Senator Magnus Abe has been declared winner of the conclusive Legislative election by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. Announcing the results, the Returning officer for Rivers south East senatorial district, Professor Onukwuisi Gideon said 2,627 votes were rejected out of the 154,…

Senators in closed-door session over PIB, Grazing Bill

The Senate on Wednesday went into a closed-door session, where they are expected to deliberate on the controversial Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB, and the establishment of grazing areas. The senators went into the executive session at 10.25 am. According to today’s Order Paper, one of the bills slated for consideration is “A Bill for an…

Prophecy: Buhari, Senators will clash – Primate Ayodele

The founder of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Lagos, Primate Elijah Babatunde Ayodele, has disclosed that the government of President Muhammadu Buhari will still take several actions that will rubbish a lot of people politically, stating that even the Senate will have serious battle with the President. Hide quoted text This was as he stated that…