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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...
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    Politics REVEALED: Nigerian Reps, Senators With the Lowest Academic Qualifications [DailyTrust]

    Here's an excerpt from a Daily Trust report claiming that 40 Reps members and 5 senators have the old O'level certificate as their best qualification. (The bit about senators is highlighted in bold text) The list shows that the North-West zone comprising Kaduna, Kano, Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara...
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    Politics FULL LIST Of Confirmed 47 Buhari's Ambassadors

    The Nigerian Senate has confirmed all 47 career diplomats nominated as ambassadors by President Muhammadu Buhari. The confirmation on Tuesday after the committee on foreign affairs presented its screening report on the floor of the house See full list of the Nigeria's ambassadors, though...
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    Politics Nigeria Senate Introduces 13 Budget Reform Strategies [LIST]

    The Nigerian senate has released a proposal of 13 strategies to reform Nigeria's budgetary process. They are:
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    Politics INEC Replies Nigeria Senate- We Are Not Moved by Your Threat

    The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has stated that it will not be cowered by the Nigeria Senate. Senators had directed the electoral body to conduct the Rivers and Anambra states election rerun before the second week of December. Reacting, INEC National Commissioner, Prince...
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    Politics President Buhari is Going Back to the Senate For Permission to Borrow $30bn

    President Muhammadu Buhari will resubmit a request to borrow $30bn externally in the next two years to the Nigerian senate, Information Minister Lai Mohammed has announced. According to him, the Presidency would continue to engage the lawmakers on the benefits of the borrowing plan. “It is...
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    Politics Nigerian Senators Threaten to 'go on Strike'

    Senators of the federal republic of Nigeria have threatened to boycott sittings if the Independent Electoral National Commission, INEC, doesn't conduct National Assembly Elections in Rivers and Anambra states. Rivers currently doesn't have any representative in the Red Chamber and the Anambra...
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    Politics How Nigerian Senators Laughed Over Buhari's Kitchen Remarks

    Nigerian Senators on Tuesday joked over President Muhammadu Buhari’s statement that his wife belongs to his kitchen, living room and the other room. During yesterday’s plenary, President Buhari’s statement became a joking subject three times. The deputy whip of the Senate, Senator Biodun...
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    Politics Nigeria: Senate Tells Buhari to Conduct Population Census in 2018

    The Nigerian Senate has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to issue a proclamation for the conduct of the National population and Housing census in 2018. The resolution was sequel to a motion sponsored by Senator Suleiman Othman Hunkuyi (APC, Kaduna North) and four others. The office of the...
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    Politics NDDC Board: Names of Buhari's Nominees Rejected by Nigeria Senate

    The Nigerian senate today rejected 3 nominees out of 19 of the Niger Delta Development Commission Board, NDDC. They are: Donatus Enyinnaya, Abia State, Osita Bonaventure Izunaso, Imo Sate Olatokunbo Ayotunde Ajasin, Ondo State Ajasin and Enyinnaya were rejected because they are not from...
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    Politics Senate Forgery: FG to File Fresh Charges Against Saraki, Ekweremadu

    The federal government will file fresh individual charges against Nigeria's Senate President Bukola Saraki and his Deputy Ike Ekweremadu, Vanguard reports. A top official at the Ministry of Justice said the charges were withdrawn in the first instance because the police was yet to complete its...
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    Politics ALUU 4: Nigerians, Senate, Remember Innocent Students Lynced To Death

    The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday remembered the killing of four young undergraduates of the University of Port Harcourt at the Aluu community, Rivers state. Senator Melaye, represrnting Kogi west Senatorial district raised the point to his colleagues of the Aluu 4 and Justice For Bridget...
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    Politics Nigerian Senators Agree To Donate N300,000 Each To North East IDPs

    Members of the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly, on Tuesday agreed to donate N300,000 each to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the North-Eastern part of the country. Bashir Gabai, a senator from Borno central pointed out that despite the increment of amount proposed by the executive...
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    Politics Saraki Will Reveal Details of Senate Budget after Current Recess - Sen. Sani

    Nigeria's Senate President Bukola Saraki, will reveal details of the budget of the Red Chamber after the current recess, Senator Sehuh Sani has stated. Saraki had promised several months ago to reveal details of Senate budget but he's yet to do so at the moment. N115bn was allocated to the...
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    Sports Who Have They Helped? – Siasia Blasts NFF, Nigerian Senate

    Coach of the Nigerian U-23 team that won Bronze in the just concluded Olympic games Samson Siasia has reacted angrily to comments by NFF and Nigerian senate leadership over the $390,000 his team received from Japanese doctor, Katsuya Takasu. The doctor had given the team $390,000 to share for...
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    Politics Budget Padding Crisis: EFCC Extends Probe to Nigerian Senate

    The Economic Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has extended its probe on padding of the 2016 budget to the Senate Appropriation Committee, Vanguard reports. This follows the actions of sacked Chairman of the House of Reps Appropriation Committee, Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin, who submitted...
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    Sports Senate to Investigate Dream Team VI’s Travel Delay - Saraki

    Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has said that they will investigate the circumstances behind the delayed departure of the U-23 team to the 2016 Olympic Games. Samson Siasia and his boys were initially scheduled to leave their training camp in Atlanta, USA for Brazil on Monday, but only left...
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