The Senate Committee on Niger Delta, on Monday, rejected the 2020 capital budget of N23 billion for the  Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs due to uncompleted projects in the region. Chairman of the Committee, Sen. Peter Nwaoboshi made this known when the Minister, Godswill Akpabio appeared before the committee to […]

THE Senate on Thursday directed the Acting Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Dr Enyia Akwagaga, to appear before it next Tuesday. Senate Committee on Public Accounts Chairman Matthew Urhoghide gave the directive following Akwagaga’s absence at a hearing on the award of N65 billion contracts. The contracts were […]

The 2020 Appropriation Bill submitted to the National Assembly last week by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday scaled second reading on the floor of the Senate. The upper chamber has subsequently adjourned plenary till 29th November 2019, to enable Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government defend their respective budget […]

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed the nomination of Adeleke Adewolu as an executive commissioner on the governing board of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). This followed the consideration and adoption of the report of the Senator Oluremi Tinubu-led Senate Committee on Communications at plenary. But some Southeast senators raised objections […]