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Senate, Reps to hold joint sitting today

Barring the unforeseen, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu will attend a joint sitting of the Senate and House of Representatives in Abuja. The session at House of Representatives Chamber in the National Assembly is to mark 25 years of unbroken democracy….

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Senate panel: FG can’t disburse N100bn for CNG buses without n’assembly approval

The senate committee on gas says the federal government cannot disburse N100 billion earmarked for buses powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) without the approval of the national assembly. The committee’s comment came after it asked Wale Edun, minister of…

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Senate panel summons CBN Governor over state of economy

The Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions, on Wednesday, summoned the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Yemi Cardoso, over the state of the nation’s economy. Chairman of the Committee, Adetokunbo Abiru (APC, Lagos East) directed…

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Senate to summon Wike over worsening insecurity in Abuja

The Senate is set to summon Minister Nyesom Wike following the escalating security challenges in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. This was revealed by the senator representing the FCT, Ireti Kingibe, during a Sunday interview on Channels TV. Senator Kingibe,…

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Senate orders IG to produce CAC boss within 24 hours

The Senate Committee on Finance has mandated the Inspector General of Police to compel the appearance of the Registrar General of Corporate Affairs Commission, Ishaq Magaji, before it within 24 hours. The Senate Committee Chairman, Sani Musa, expressed anger when…

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No provision for census in 2024 budget — Senate

The Senate has raised the alarm that there was no provision for the population and housing census scheduled for next year in the National Population Commission, NPC, 2024 budget proposal, which was submitted to the National Assembly for consideration. Speaking…

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Senators fume as two ministers abscond budget defense

The absence of the two ministers overseeing the Petroleum Resources Ministry (Oil and Gas), Heineken Lokpobiri and Ekperipe Ekpo on Thursday, stalled the budget defence of the ministry before a Joint Committee of the Senate and House of Representatives. The…

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Lalong To Resign As Minister, Set To Join Senate

Barring any last-minute changes, the Minister for Labour and Employment, Simon Lalong is expected to leave his ministerial position to assume a Senate seat. Following a Court of Appeal ruling affirming his win in the Plateau South Senatorial election, there…

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JUST IN: Tinubu writes Senate seeking confirmation for 19 NPC commissioners

The Senate on Tuesday, December 12, read President Bola Tinubu’s letter seeking the confirmation of the nomination of 19 commissioners of the National Population Commission (NPC). The appointees are: 1. Emmanuel Eke (Abia) 2. Clifford Zirra (Adamawa) 3. Chidi Ezeoke (Anambra)…

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Senate threatens to step down NCoS budget over insufficient information

The Senate has threatened to step down consideration on the 2024 budget of the Nigerian Correctional Services (NCoS) over insufficient information Sen. Adams Oshiomhole, the Chairman,Senate Committee on Interior, Sen.Adams Oshiomole, said this said this at the 2024 budget defence…