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Nigeria rights and accountability groups ask court to stop Buhari admin from spending ‘N37bn NASS renovation budget’

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), BudgIT, Enough is Enough (EiE) and 583 concerned Nigerians have filed a lawsuit asking the Federal High Court, Abuja to “restrain and stop President Muhammadu Buhari and Mrs Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Finance,...

A senate that works for Nigeria – Perspectives by Ola Awoniyi

The ninth Nigerian Senate was inaugurated on June 11, 2019. Six months after, the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, and his colleagues have a lot to celebrate even if also some things to ponder on the task...

Piracy: Senate wants Navy funded to procure 150 vessels

The Senate on Wednesday called for proper funding of the Nigerian Navy to enable it procures over one hundred and fifty vessels needed to undertake their constitutional responsibilities of securing the country’s territorial waters.

Nigerian senate says it’s investigating discrimination against Nigerian businesses in Ghana

The Senate has mandated its Committees on Foreign Affairs and Trade and Investments to, as a matter of urgency, interface with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to investigate the status of Nigerian businesses in Ghana.

Buhari approves Amshi as chairman, national assembly service commission, names 2 additional nominees for NAHCON

President Muhammadu Buhari has formally approved the nomination of Ahmed Kadi Amshi as Chairman, National Assembly Service Commission.Amshi’s nomination was contained in a letter dated December 11, 2019 and read on the...

Nigerian Senate investigates court invasion by DSS operatives

The Senate has mandated its Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters to investigate the recent alleged invasion of the Federal High Court, Abuja, by operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS).

Senate says it’s working very hard to give quality healthcare to poor Nigerians

The Nigerian Senate on Thursday began moves to regulate Health Insurance in the country in a way that would allow poor Nigerians access to quality healthcare.This, the upper chamber stated, can be realized by...

Senate seeks legal backing for constituency projects in National Assembly budget

The Senate on Wednesday sought to provide legal backing to the provision of Constituency Projects in Nigeria’s annual budget by a minimum of twenty percent.The move to do so was initiated with...

Central Bank of Nigeria did not remit $55 billion stamp duties into government coffers and senate is investigating

The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday mandated its Committee on Finance to investigate the non-remittance of over N20 trillion (about $55 billion) into the Federation Account by Central Bank of Nigeria, an amount collected as stamp duties...

Buhari seeks Senate’s confirmation of new FIRS chairman, as AMCON gets new Chair

The Senate on Tuesday received a formal request from President Muhammadu Buhari for the confirmation of Muhammad Mamman Nami as the Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS).The request, which...
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Nigerian activists condemn killing of 8 inmates protesting against coronavirus in Kaduna prison

The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL has chastised the Kaduna state prison officials for their wanton...
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Lagos to cover medical expenses for pregnant women and surgery patients amid coronavirus pandemic, governor says

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Saturday, announced more palliative measures for vulnerable residents who might be affected by the...

House of Representatives seeks 2-month free power supply for Nigerians amid coronavirus lockdowns and shutdowns

The House of Representatives is to consider a fresh Stimulus Bill that will ensure that Nigerians get free electricity supply for...

No license has been issued for 5G in Nigeria, communication minister Isa Ali Ibrahim releases statement following report

The attention of my office has been drawn to the public concern about the health implications of the deployment of Fifth...

BREAKING: Nigerian federal government seeks National Assembly’s approval for N500 billion ($1.2 billion) COVID-19 intervention fund

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed on Saturday met with the leadership of the National Assembly...
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