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Senate to investigate gas explosions in Lagos

The Senate has directed its Committees on Petroleum Downstream and Gas Resources to investigate the remote, immediate causes of recent gas explosions in Lagos-West Senatorial District.

Senate begins debate on 2021 appropriation bill

The Senate on Tuesday began debate on the 2021 budget of N13.08.

Senate confirms appointment of 8 Supreme Court Justices

The Senate has confirmed the nominations of eight Justices of the Court of Appeal as Justices of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

Omo-Agege condemns killing of policeman during #EndSARS protest

The Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege, has condemned the reported killing of a policeman in Ughelli, Delta.

Why we passed Sexual Harassment Bill – Lawan 

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the passage of the sexual harassment bill by the Senate will ensure the safety of students of tertiary institutions in the country.

UPDATED: Buhari writes Senate, seeks approval for 42 ambassador nominees, others

The President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded the names of 42 ambassadorial nominees to the Senate for confirmation.

Senate passes revised 2020 budget of N10.8trn

The Senate at plenary on Thursday approved N10.8trillion as revised 2020 budget forwarded to it for consideration by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Senate tackles Govs over call to suspend Infectious Disease Bill, says ‘we don’t act on newspaper reports’

The Senate has tackled Nigerian governors over calls on the National Assembly to suspend its consideration of the Control of Infectious Diseases Bill, 2020.

Senate decries ‘barefaced’ breach of presidential order on inter-state movement

The Senate on Tuesday at plenary condemned in strongest terms the “barefaced breach” of the presidential order on interstate movements to curb further spread of Coronavirus in Nigeria.

Aviation: Buhari writes Senate, seeks passage of 6 Aviation bills

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday transmitted a letter to the Senate, seeking consideration and passage of six Aviation Bills.

Insecurity: Senate moves to adopt radical approach, to pass anti-kidnapping law

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Wednesday said the Senate will adopt a radical approach in tackling the rising spate of kidnapping and insecurity across the country.

Lawan felicitates Omo-Agege at 56

Senate President, Dr Ahmad Lawan, has felicitated with his Deputy, Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege, ahead of his 56th birthday on August 3. In a congratulatory message...

Senate working on a Friday unprecedented, says Sen. Sani

Sen. Uba Sani, a senator of Kaduna Central Senatorial District has said that it is unprecedented for the Senate to work on a Friday. Speaking...

Senate screens 14 nominees on Thursday

The Senate on Thursday screened 14 more nominees, added to the 10 screened  by it on Wednesday.. Those screened include- Sen. Tayo Alasoadura, Ondo; Abubakar...

Ministerial List: Senate suspends recess to screen nominees

The Senate on Tuesday postponed its annual recess for one week, in order to screen the ministerial nominees, sent to it by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday.

Assault: Senate panel seeks more time to investigate Sen. Abbo, says ‘respondents not complying with us’

The Senate Ad hoc Committee investigating the allegation of assault brought against Sen. Ishiaku Abbo, has requested for more time to complete its assignment.

Banditry: Senate urges FG to establish military base in Shiroro

The Senate on Wednesday advised the Federal Government to establish a military base in Shiroro, Niger state to restore the confidence of communities affected by the activities of bandits.

Only 8 Senators attend Tuesday’s plenary, session adjourned for lack of quorum

The Senate on Tuesday resumed plenary after a one-month recess to give way for the just concluded Presidential and National Assembly elections.

Sen. Bukar Abba withdraws senate bid for Gov. Gaidam

The Senator representing Yobe East in the Senate, Bukar Abba Ibrahim has announced his withdrawal from the race for senator in the 2019 elections...

Senate confirms Abdu-Kafarati as Chief Judge of Federal High Court

President Muhammadu Buhari had on Tuesday written a letter to the Senate seeking confirmation of his appointment.

12 key issues Senate, House of Reps discuss in joint session

The National Assembly, comprising members of the Senate and the House of Representatives, on held a joint emergency executive session during which they came...

Senate to investigate NNPC, oil coys’ boycott of Nigeria pipe manufacturer

The Senate Committee on Local Content says the Senate will investigate the non patronage of a multi-million dollar internationally certified Nigerian pipe manufacturing and...

BREAKING: Dino Melaye dumps APC for PDP

He also thanked the leadership of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, for their support.

2018 budget: Senate receives report, eyes Thursday for passage into law

The Senate and House of Representatives had promised to pass the budget on April 24, but failed to do so.

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