Senate

The Department of State Services, the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, and Femi Falana, counsel to Omoyele Sowore, have till the end of today to submit their testimonies on the detained activist Chairman, Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele said the memoranda are expected today at the […]

The dust raised by the alleged invasion of the Federal High Court in Abuja by operatives of the State Security Services to arrest convener of the #Revolutionnow Protest, Omoyele Sowore is yet to settle. Yesterday, the Senate invited Sowore’s lead lawyer, Femi Falana, to appear before it over the issue. In a letter was signed […]

The 9th Senate says it will commence work on the Petroleum Industry Bill as soon as they resume in January 2020. President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan announced this in a statement in Abuja. The proposed bill will enable the Federal Government overhaul the petroleum industry so as to entrench efficiency and transparency in upstream and […]

SENATE Senator Smart Adeyemi is now officially a member of the Eight Senate and is to represent Kogi West Senatorial District. Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, swore him into office at today’s plenary Adeyemi defeated Senator Dino Melaye at last Saturday’s re-run conducted in the district by the Independent National Electoral Commission. With his swearing-in, the […]

An inflation of personnel budget and padding amounting to over eighteen billion naira has been discovered by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission from some Federal Ministries, Departments, and Agencies. Chairman of ICPC, Professor Bolaji Owasanoye, said the discovery followed the launching of its System Study and Review of Practices in over […]

President Muhammadu Buhari is seeking Senate’s consideration and passage of six Aviation Bills. This was contained in a letter sent to the senate by President Buhari. The bills include Civil Aviation Bill, Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria Bill, Nigerian College of Air space Management Agency Establishment Bill 2019. Others are Nigerian College of Aviation Technology […]

Following controversies that have greeted the Hate Speech Bill which passed first reading last week, Senate has distanced itself from the proposed legislation. Acting spokesperson for the red chamber, Senator Godiya Akwashiki, who declared the lawmakers’ stance in Abuja, said contrary to widespread impression, the bill was not the idea of the ninth Senate. Akwashiki […]

The Senate today approved the sum of ten billion naira loan refund for Kogi State amid stiff resistance from the opposition senators  as Committee on Local and Foreign Loans submitted its report on the issue. Chairman of the Committee said necessary findings conducted by his panel showed that due process was followed by the Kogi […]

The Senate Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariff is to probe the alleged extra-judicial killings by the Nigerian Custom Service since the closure of Nigeria’s land borders The resolution was sequel to a motion titled: “The Need to condemn the incessant excesses and the recent extra-judicial killings of people by men of the Nigerian Customs […]

All things being equal, the number of political parties participating in elections in the country would be reduced from ninety one to five through legislation. This was the position of the 9th Senate in yesterday’s plenary at a meeting with the leadership of the Independent National Electoral Commission, led by its chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu. […]


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