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ICYMI: Senate Confirms Seven Ministerial Nominees

The Senate has confirmed seven persons nominated as ministers by President Muhammadu Buhari. They were confirmed on Wednesday following a screening at the upper chamber of the National Assembly. The exercise was presided over by Senate President Ahmed Lawan. The development came days after President Buhari appointed the ministers and wrote to the Senate, seeking […]

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Drama as Okorocha dares Lawan at plenary

A mild drama, yesterday, played out on the floor of the upper legislative chamber when the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, switched off the public address system attached to Senator Rochas Okorocha (APC: Imo West) during screening of ministerial nominees. Lawan’s action followed an attempt by Okorocha to interrogate one of the ministerial nominees, Goodluck Nana […]

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Ex-CJN to get N2.5bn benefits as Senate begins corruption probe

• Retired CJN entitled to gratuity that is 300% of N3.36m annual basic – Investigation The immediate past Chief Justice of Nigeria, Ibrahim Muhammad, is expected to get a N2.5bn severance package from the Federal Government. Muhammad’s resignation on health grounds was announced on Monday, less than a week after the 14 Supreme Court Justices […]

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Senate President, Lawan Loses As Electoral Body, INEC Affirms Bashir Machina As Yobe APC Senatorial Candidate

The Independent National Electoral Commission has affirmed Bashir Sheriff Machina as the winner of the Yobe North senatorial ticket of the All Progressives Congress. Machina polled 289 votes out of 300 delegates, a certified true copy of INEC’s report from May 28, 2022, election revealed, confirming the politician’s public claim that he won the primary […]

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Senate gets new Minority Leader, Whip

The Senate on Tuesday named Senator Philip Tenimu Aduda (FCT) as the new Minority Leader. Senator Chukwuka Utazi was also named the Senate Minority Whip. Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, announced the appointments while reading two separate letters signed by the National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Samuel Anyanwu. The seat of the Minority […]

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