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    Politics Senate Makes U-Turn, Approves Buhari's Ambassadorial List

    Nigerian senators will soon start the screening of President Muhammadu Buhari's list of 47 ambassadorial nominees, ThisDay says. The list had been earlier rejected on grounds that it doesn't follow federal character. Nominees from some states such as Bayelsa, Benue, Kogi, Ondo, Plateau, and...
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    Politics Senators to Frustrate Confirmation of Ibrahim Magu as EFCC Chairman - Daily Trust

    Nigerian senators are plotting to delay the confirmation of Ibrahim Magu as EFCC chairman, four members of the anti graft agency and the 47 ambassadorial nominees for about 8 weeks, DailyTrust reports. The screening of Magu and four other members of the anti-corruption agency has been delayed...
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    Politics Senate Blasts APC for Believing Buhari's Impeachment Rumors

    The Nigerian senate has ripped into the All Progressive Congress, APC, for reacting to reports from Sahara Reporters that the Red Chamber is plotting to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari. APC's National Secretary Mai Bala Buni's, reaction to the "falsehood being spread by SaharaReporters will...
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    Politics Tinubu Called me a Dog - 5 Points Dino Melaye Made in His Press Conference

    Senator Dino Melaye on Thursday during a press conference issued a statement over his reported altercation with Senator Remi Tinubu during a closed senate session days ago. Here are 5 points he made during the press conference: He admitted there was a fight between himself and Remi Tinubu He...
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    Politics AGF Malami Explains Why He Brought Criminal Charges Against Senate Leadership

    Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, has explained why he instituted legal proceedings against the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu and two other in the Federal High Court. The Minister explained that he, in fact acted in...
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    Politics Ex-Kano Justice Commissioner Takes Over Saraki, Ekweremadu's Forgery Trial

    A new four-man team of prosecutors have taken over the forgery trial of Nigeria's Senate President Bukola Saraki, Ike Ekweremadu and other principal officers of the Red Chamber, The Punch report. The new team is headed by ex Kano Justice Commissioner, Aliyu Umar (SAN). Other members of the...
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    Politics FG Sets up 20 Powerful Teams of Prosecutors to Try High Profile Criminal Cases

    The federal government of Nigeria has set up special 20 teams of legislators to try high profile criminal cases, especially those involving corruption, bribery, embezzlement and misappropriation of funds. According to Punch, one team has four members with a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN as...
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    Politics Forgery Scandal: Nigerian Senate Bashes AGF Malami

    The Nigerian Senate says it has been vindicated by a Federal High Court in Abuja presided over by Justice Gabriel Kolawole which described the forgery case filed against its presiding officers as an abuse of court process and a decision taken against public interest. The Senate, in a statement...
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    Politics Forgery Scandal: Nigerian Senate Hits Back at Presidency

    The Nigerian senate has hit back at the presidency over its recent statement scolding Bukola Saraki and Ike Ekweremadu over their bribery case. Read: Presidency Scolds Saraki and Ekweremadu; Suggests Their Resignation Secretary to the Federal Government, Babachir Lawal had said both principal...
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    Politics Rejected Ambassadorial List: Presidency Replies Nigerian Senate

    The Presidency has reacted to reasons the Nigerian Senate rejected president Muhammadu Buhari's list of nominated ambassadors weeks ago. The Senate had suspended the screening and confirmation of the 47 ambassadorial nominees because the list "did not reflect the Federal Character principle"...
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    Politics Senate Rules Forgery: What Senate Clerks Said During Interrogation

    Suspected bailiffs on Tuesday pasted a court summons on the notice board of the national assembly, inviting Senate President Bukola Saraki and his Deputy Ike Ekweremadu, to appear before the FTC High Court next Monday for allegedly forging the Senate Standing Order 2015. The outgoing Clerk to...
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    Politics Senate Passes Bill Enforcing Government to Buy Made-in-Nigeria Goods

    The Nigerian senate has passed the 2016 ammendment of the Public Procurement Act 20‎07 into law. The bill which passed its third reading on Thursday, makes it mandatory for government agencies to purchase made-in-Nigeria goods, a report presented by Sen. Joshua Dariye said. In addition, the...
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    Politics Names of Nigeria's Senators Who Have Been "Bench Warmers" for the Past Year

    A report released by a non-governmental organisation, Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre (PLAC), 51% of Nigeria's current crop of senators have been bench warmers for the past year. The report focused on Bill Charts in the upper legislative chamber, says 53 out of the 103 members of the 8th...
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    Business CBN Gov to Answer for Naira's Continued Slump Against Dollar

    The Nigerian Senate has summoned Central Bank Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, over the continuous depreciation of the naira. The upper chamber said that Emefiele should appear before it by 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday January 19, 2016 to explain the continuous weakening of Naira against the Dollar...
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