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Nigerian senate

Senate begins constitutional amendment, calls for memoranda

The Nigerian Senate on Thursday commenced the process of amending the provisions of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), requesting for memoranda and proposals from Nigerians and interest groups.

Only Buhari can sack Service Chiefs, Presidency replies Senate

Only President Muhammadu Buhari can sack Service Chiefs, the Presidency declared on Tuesday.

Senate approves N168.8bn 2020 budget for FIRS

The Senate on Wednesday at plenary, approved the sum of N168,809,476,220 to fund the proposed 2020 budget of the Federal Inland Revenue Services, FIRS.

Review age limit for job seekers, Senate tells Nigerian govt

The Senate on Wednesday urged the Federal Government to set up a committee to review the age limit inhibiting Nigerians seeking employment in government agencies.

Senate calls for decentralisation of Nigerian police

The Senate has called for the decentralization of the Nigeria Police Force and the strengthening of operational strategies of community policing as a way of addressing problem of insecurity in the country.

Senate proposes HND as minimum qualification for presidential aspirants

A bill seeking to alter the minimum qualification for presidential aspirants, on Thursday scaled its second reading in the Senate.

Bill to remove immunity on presidents, governors passes second reading in Senate

A bill seeking to remove immunity for sitting presidents, vice presidents, state governors and their deputies has passed second reading in the Senate on Thursday.

Senate moves to overhaul national budgeting process

The Senate on Thursday mandated its committees on National Planning, Finance and Appropriation to organise a roundtable with all agencies in budgeting process to come up with a robust national planning and budgeting process.

JUST IN: Plateau senator is dead

The Senator representing Plateau South Senatorial District, Ignatius Longjan, is dead after an illness.

JUST IN: Senate inaugurates constitution review committee

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has inaugurated a 56-member Constitution Review Committee to be chaired by the Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege.

Senate passes N238.15bn budget for Nigerian Customs

The Senate on Tuesday at plenary passed the Nigerian Customs Service, NCS, 2020 budget of N238.15 billion amidst dissenting views by some senators.

Senate passes 2020 FCT budget, adjourns plenary to January 28

The Senate on Friday passed the 2020 Budget of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, with an increase by N45.48 billion.

Sponsor of Hate Speech Bill on his own, Nigerian senate declares

The Nigerian senate Wednesday declared that the sponsor of the bill seeking for the establishment of National Commission for Prohibition of Hate Speeches, is...

Senate wants Nigerian govt to pay more attention to tourism

The Senate has urged the Federal Government to pay more attention to tourism in its drive to diversify the economy.

Nigeria’s 2020 budget not sustainable, it is based on taxation, senator laments 

The minority leader of the Nigerian senate, Sen Enyinnaya Abaribe has lamented that the country's proposed 2020 budget is not sustainable in view of its over-reliance on taxation.

Minimum wage: NLC shuns agreed N30,000, makes fresh demand of N50,000

Civil servants in Lagos State, Monday, said they would receive nothing less than N50,000 as minimum wage.

Senate wants integration of ‘Almajiris’ into educational system

The Senate on Thursday, urged the Federal Government to formulate policy to integrate Almajiris into the educational system to discourage them from street begging.

P&ID’s $9.6bn claim: Senate summons Malami, CBN boss, others

The Nigerian Senate has on Tuesday, summoned the Attorney-General of the Federation, AGF and Justice Minister, Abubakar Malami, to appear before it concerning the $9.6 billion failed project claim by Project and Industrial Development, P&ID.

Kogi West: Melaye approaches appeal court, lists 23 grounds

The Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, has approached the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal, seeking an order of the court to set aside the Friday, August 23 1999 judgement of the Kogi State National and State Houses of Assembly Election Tribunal, which nullified the Saturday, February 23, 2019 election for Kogi West.

Senate gives Obaseki one-week ultimatum before taking over Edo Assembly

The Senate has given Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo one week to issue a fresh proclamation for the constitution of the Edo State House of Assembly or the Senate takes over its legislative functions.

JUST IN: Senate confirms Aliyu Abubakar as NCC’s non-executive commissioner

The Senate has approved the nomination of Aliyu Saidu Abubakar as non-executive commissioner of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC.

Suicide: Senate seeks ban of Sniper insecticide

The Nigerian Senate has urged the federal government to ban the production, importation and circulation of Sniper insecticide in the country.

NASS Leadership: Secret balloting, only constitutional option available – Gaya  

Senator Kabiru Gaya, APC-Kano, says that going by the tedious nature of amending the provisions of the Senate’s 2015 Standing Rule, which stipulate secret balloting, the process is most likely to be used in electing presiding officers for the 9th Senate.

JUST IN: Senate summons IGP over killings, kidnappings

The Senate has invited the Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu, for a briefing over the spate of kidnappings across Nigeria.

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