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    Politics Ahmed Lawan: My Appointment as Senate Leader is an Act of God

    Nigeria's Senate Majority Leader, Ahmed Lawan has stated that his appointment in the Red Chamber was predestined. “My appointment as Senate Majority Leader by my colleagues in the APC caucus was an act of God, it was predestined. I want to thank my colleagues for having the confidence in me to...
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    Politics Nigeria: SGF Lawal Snubs Budget Defence for Burial Ceremony, Senators Enraged

    The strained relationship between SGF Babachir Lawal and the Nigerian senate seems to have taken a turn for the worse. This is as the SGF at the last minute opted out of his scheduled budget presentation and defence before the Senate Committee on Federal Character yesterday. Lawal was...
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    Business Senate Approves N305 Per Dollar, $44.5 Per Barrel Oil Price

    The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday adopted the exchange rate of N305 for a US dollar, as proposed by the executive arm of government, for the 2017 fiscal year. This is even as the Senate was worried about the gap between the parallel market and the official exchange rate, urging the Central...
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    Politics Pressure Mounts on Ekweremadu to Defect to APC

    APC Senators have continued to pile up pressure on Ike Ekweremadu to defect to the APC in order to retain his seat as Nigeria's Deputy Senate President. A member of the Senate Unity Forum, Kabir Marafa, is the latest senator urging Ekweremadu to defect. During an interview published by Punch...
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    Politics Ahmed Lawan: Why I Was Chosen to Replace Ndume as Senate Leader

    Nigeria's new Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan, has opened up on replacing his predecessor Ali Ndume. According to him, his choice as a Senate Leader is the decision of his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC. “That is the position of the leader of the party in the country, the president...
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    Politics Nigeria: We DID NOT Reject Magu as EFCC Chair- Senate Leader Ndume

    Nigeria's Senate Leader, Ali Ndume, has stated that the Red Chamber did not reject the nomination of Ibrahim Magu as EFCC Chairman by President Muhammadu Buhari. Speaking with newsmen on Monday, he said the Senate only demanded some clarification from President Buhari following a report...
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    Politics Presidency Speaks on Rejection of Magu as EFCC Chairman

    The Presidency has stated that for now it won't make a statement concerning the rejection of Ibrahim Magu by the Nigerian senate as the EFCC Chairman. The Presidency said it will wait for the official document from the Senate before acting. Presidential Spokesman Femi Adesina stated this...
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    Metro What EFCC Act Says About Senate's Rejection of Ibrahim Magu

    Nigeria has a constitutional situation on its hands following the non-confirmation of Ibrahim Magu as the Chairman of the EFCC. Magu was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari in acting capacity. His appointment was rejected by the Senate on Thursday. The EFCC Establishment Act 2004 is...
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    Politics Ibrahim Magu Will Remain EFCC Chairman Despite Senate Rejection- Sagay

    Professor Itse Sagay has stated that Ibrahim Magu will remain chairman of the EFCC despite his rejection by the senate. Itse is the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Corruption. He doesn't appear bothered about the senate's stance. “Whether they like it or not, he (Magu) will...
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    Politics Nigeria Senate Adjourns Plenary Till Jan 10, 2017

    The Nigerian senate won't be holding another session this year. On Thursday, Senate President Bukola Saraki adjourned plenary till January 10th, 2017. This signifies the conclusion of activities at the Red Chamber in 2016.
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    Metro What Nigerians Are Saying About Senate's Rejection of Ibrahim Magu as EFCC Chair

    The Nigerian senate on Thursday refused to confirm Ibrahim Magu as the Chairman of the EFCC. Related: Senate Rejects Ibrahim Magu as EFCC Chair Here are what Nigerians are saying about the development:
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    Politics [VIDEO] Saraki Knocks SGF Lawal- It is Wrong to Say We're Saying Rubbish

    Nigeria's Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has reacted to comments made by Secretary to the Federal Government, Babachir Lawal over allegations that he's involved in an IDPs contract scam.
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    Politics Nigeria: Saraki Swears in Newly Elected Senators From Rivers State

    The Nigerian Senate on Thursday swore in the three senators elected during the recent Rivers state rerun election into the Red Chamber. The three senators are: George Sekibo- Rivers East Magnus Abe- Rivers South East Osinachukwu Ideozu- Rivers West. They were given a rousing welcome.
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    Politics [VIDEO] Babachir Lawal is too Irresponsible, Incompetent to Be SGF - Nigeria Senate

    The Nigerian senate, during plenary on Thursday, termed Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, as incompetent for his post. The senate had earlier called for his resignation over his alleged involvement with an IDPs contract scam. Speaking, Senator N'allah spoke on...
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    Politics EFCC: Ibrahim Magu's Confirmation Tears Nigeria Senate Apart

    The confirmation of Ibrahim Magu as the chairman of the EFCC has turned Nigerian senate into a market place. The plan to conduct Magu's screening is causing confusion at the Senate. The lawmakers are currently in a close-door executive session over the matter. According to reports, the usual...
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    Politics IDPs Contract Fraud: Nigeria Senate Demand Sack of SGF Lawal

    The Nigerian senate on Tuesday called for the sack and eventual prosecution of Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal. The senate made the call after receiving an Interim Report of The Ad-Hoc Committee on Mounting Humanitarian Crisis in the North East. The report...
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    Politics President Buhari Names Anthony Nkpe as Auditor General of the Federation

    Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Anothy Nkpe to the Nigerian senate to be confirmed as the Auditor General of the federation. In a letter sent to the senate, and read by Senate President Bukola Saraki on Tuesday, Buhari said: “In line with this constitutional requirement, the...
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    Politics Nigeria Senate Set to Pass Presidential Inauguration Bill

    The Nigerian senate has read the Presidential Inauguration Bill 2016 for the second time. The bill calls for an act to provide for the Inauguration of the President and Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Sponsored by the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu...
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    Politics Senate Leadership Explains Why It Postponed Magu's Confirmation as EFCC Chairman

    The Nigerian senate has given reasons for the postponement of Ibrahim Magu's confirmation as the Chairman of the EFCC. Read: Nigerian Senate Moves EFCC Boss, Magu's Confirmation Till Dec 15 According to Senate’s deputy majority leader, Senator Bala Ibn Na’Allah, a dearth of senators at...
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    Politics Senate to Screen Ibrahim Magu for EFCC Chairmanship on Thursday

    Ibrahim Magu, acting EFCC Chairman will be screen by the Nigerian senate on Thursday. The confirmation of the Anti Corruption Czar is coming months after the president letter seeking his confirmation. Buhari appointed Magu acting chair of the EFCC after the removal of Ibrahim Lamorde on...