nigerian senate news

  1. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro Senate Bill Recognising Males As Rape Victims Passes Second Reading – Nairaland

    The Senate has taken the second reading of a bill seeking to remove gender restrictions in the offence of rape and related matters. If passed, the bill will formally recognise men as victims of rape as applicable.... Read more via Nairaland – Get More Nigeria Metro News
  2. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Senate receives report on 2020 budget tomorrow – Newtelegraph

    There are indications that the Appropriations Committee of the Senate will lay the report of the 2020 Appropriation Bill before the apex legislative chamber tomorrow. This is as the Upper Chamber puts finishing touches on the N10.33 trillion 2020 budget proposal, earlier submitted to the...
  3. Nigeria Business News

    Business Senate approves increase of VAT from 5% to 7.5% – BellaNaija

    On Thursday, the Senate passed the Finance Bill aimed at amending the seven Acts of the National Assembly relating to taxes payable in the country. According to Punch, the bill clearly seeks an increase of value-added tax from 5 per cent to 7.5 per cent, increment in the Companies Income …...
  4. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Senators to President: Ask your ministers what happened to money – Newtelegraph

    The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senate Caucus, yesterday, faulted President Muhammadu Buhari, over his comment that the National Assembly spent over N1trillion for constituency projects without result. This was as the senators also rejected the outcome of Kogi and Bayelsa states...
  5. Nigeria Political News

    Politics National Assembly releases date for passage of 2020 budget – P.M. News

    President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan said on Tuesday that the National Assembly is working towards the passage of the 2020 Appropriation bill on November 28, 2019. To achieve this target date, Lawan directed the Senate Committee on Appropriations to submit … Read more via P.M. News –...
  6. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro Senate pushes for ban of textile import – P.M. News

    The Senate on Tuesday appealed to the Federal Government to ban the importation of textiles in the country for a period of five years to allow for the production of local textile materials. This followed the debate on a motion sponsored by … Read more via P.M. News –
  7. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Nigerian Senate move to reduce political parties from 91 to 5 –

    The Nigerian Senate has said that it would reduce the number of political parties participating in elections in the country from the current 91 to five through legislation. The upper chamber stated this on Wednesday, October 9, at a meeting with the leadership of the Independent National...
  8. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Ministerial screening: 10 nominees take bows, four undergo grilling – Newtelegraph

    Flagrant extension of Senate rule, that former members of the National Assembly should not answer questions, whenever they appear before the Senate for screening, marred the ongoing ministerial screening yesterday. This is because the privilege, which the Senate Standing Rule specifies that...
  9. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Drama in Senate as “bow and go” policy dominates; senators raise stiff opposition, say process is for ‘confirmation’, not ‘endorsement’ –

    The Nigerian Senate on Thursday, July 25 accorded the controversial “bow and go” privilege to ten ministerial nominees, while only four gave account of themselves. Those who received the bow and go privilege were Senator Tayo Alasoadura, Abubakar Aliyu, Mustapha Baba Shehuri... Read more...
  10. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Senate Presidency: Again, Lawan, Ndume Meet PDP Senators-elect – Thisdaylive

    The two main contenders for the position of Senate president of the 9th Senate, Senators Ahmad Lawan and Ali , at the weekend met again with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senators-elect in Abuja as part … Read more via Thisdaylive – Get More Nigeria Political News
  11. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Buhari doesn’t care about who emerges as Senate President — Aduwo – Vanguard News

    Comrade Olufemi Aduwo, a human rights activist, is President of Rights Monitoring Group. In this interview, Aduwo explains why corruption is difficult to tackle despite the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari.... Read more via Vanguard News – Get More Nigeria...
  12. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Rising Insecurity: Senate Issues May 7 Ultimatum To New Police Boss – The Trent

    The Nigerian Senate has asked the acting inspector general of police, Mohammed Adamu, to appear before it on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. The Senate president, Bukola Saraki, announced this during plenary on Tuesday, April 30, 2019..... Read more via The Trent | Internet Newspaper –...
  13. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Senate to investigate alleged infraction in NYSC DG’s appointment – Pulse Nigeria

    The Senate has mandated it’s Committee on Youth and Sports to investigate alleged infraction in the appointment of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Director General, Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim by the Chief of Army Staff(COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai..... Read more via Pulse Nigeria –...
  14. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro Senate Summons IGP Over Kidnappings – Ladun Liadi’s Blog

    The Senate on Thursday heard that over 3,000 Nigerians are currently held captivity by dare-devil kidnappers in parts of the northern states. The startling revelation forced the upper chamber to summon the Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, to appear before it next …...
  15. Nigeria World News

    World Nigeria: Senate Rejects Bill Seeking To Allow Persons Of African Origin To Acquire Nigerian Citizenship - Citizenshiprightsafrica

    (Abuja) Lawmakers in the Nigerian Senate on Wednesday vehemently rejected a bill seeking to amend the Constitution to allow persons of African origin acquire Nigerian citizenship . The bill sponsored by Senator Ben Murray-Bruce aims at re-integrating and developing the African region...
  16. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Senate Blocks Move To Recognise Kogi As An Oil-Producing State – Nairaland

    Nigeria’s senate during a plenary session on Wednesday, blocked move to recognize Kogi as an oil-producing state. The lawmaker representing Kogi East Senatorial District, Senator Isaac Alfa had moved the motion titled, ‘Need to Recognise Kogi State as an Oil-Producing State’. According to...
  17. Nigeria Political News

    Politics SENATE PRESIDENCY: APC frowns at senators eyeing PDP for support – Vanguard News

    THE ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has said that it is working on building a National Assembly whose actions and practices will be in line with what obtains in developed democracies across the world, and take it away from what has been the practice in … Read more via Vanguard News –...
  18. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro Senate Pass Police Reform Bill After 76 Years Today – INFORMATION NIGERIA

    The Police reform bill has scaled the third reading of the Nigerian Senate and has subsequently been passed today, 17th April, for the first time since 1943 when the original bill was formulated. The new Police reform bill would take into account the welfare, safety and well being … Read...
  19. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro Senate again passes petroleum industry bill, 6 others – Pulse Nigeria

    The Senate on Wednesday passed the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) a second time, after President Muhammadu Buhari earlier declined assent to the bill. This followed presentation of the bill at plenary by the Leader of the Senate, Sen. Ahmed Lawan. The Upper Chamber equally passed …...
  20. Nigeria Political News

    Politics I Will Protect Independence of the Legislature, Says Lawan – Thisdaylive

    The Senate Leader, Senator Ahmad Lawan, yesterday pressed ahead with his bid for the headship of the ninth National Assembly, promising to protect legislative … Read more via Thisdaylive – Get More Nigeria Political News