China’s threat: US Senate votes to approve Sweden, Finland joining NATO

The United States (US) Senate voted overwhelmingly to approve the accession of Finland and Sweden to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) on Wednesday, with the resolution gaining the support of ninety-five senators. The single dissenting vote came from Republican Senator, Josh Hawley of Missouri, who argued that there should be less focus on security […]

China’s threat: US Senate votes to approve Sweden, Finland joining NATO

Ugwuanyi, Ikpeazu, Umahi will make Ndigbo proud in Senate – Ohanaeze

Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has stated that the emergence of three serving governors in the South-East as senatorial candidates would turn out for the good of the zone. DAILY POST reports that Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and Okezie Ikpeazu of Enugu and Abia, respectively, emerged senatorial candidates under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, […]

Ugwuanyi, Ikpeazu, Umahi will make Ndigbo proud in Senate – Ohanaeze

Senate President, Lawan denies sitting on letters of defection

President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan on Saturday denied media reports that he was sitting on letters of defection from senators which he didn’t want to announce during plenary. The report, he said, was untrue and that the purveyors failed to investigate or seek clarification from the Senators who tendered their letters of […]

Senate President, Lawan denies sitting on letters of defection

Senate considering bill to establish Research Institute for Fisheries in Bakassi – Gershom

Senator representing Cross River Southern Senatorial District, Gershom Bassey has indicated that the Senate will soon have the reading of the Bill for the establishment of a Nigerian Research Institute for Fisheries and Aqua Culture in Bakassi Local Government Area (LGA) in Cross River State. Bassey who is Chairman of the Cross River Caucus in […]

Senate considering bill to establish Research Institute for Fisheries in Bakassi – Gershom

Naira Crashes To N707/$ As Senate Summons Emefiele

The dollar crashed on Wednesday to between N705 and N707 at the parallel market over increasing scarcity of the foreign exchange (forex), according to observations in Abuja. The official CBN rate of a dollar at the import and export window also slightly increased on Tuesday to N416.14 from the N415.79 obtainable on Monday. Some Bureau […]

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Senate summons CBN boss Emefiele over naira depreciation

The Senate has summoned Godwin Emefiele, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, over the depreciation of the naira. Reports revealed the United States dollar exchanged for N658 in the parallel market on Wednesday. The depreciation of the naira fuelled the lawmakers’ decision to invite Emefiele following a motion by Olubunmi Adetunmbi, Senator representing […]

Senate summons CBN boss Emefiele over naira depreciation

Senate considers bills to tackle poverty, stop intellectual property theft

The Senate, on Tuesday, considered two critical bills seeking to tackle poverty and put a stop to intellectual property theft in the country. One of the bills provides for the establishment of the National Poverty Alleviation Management Commission; while the other seeks to re-enact the Patent and Design Act 2021 to revise the existing intellectual […]

Senate considers bills to tackle poverty, stop intellectual property theft

Senate confirms Mohammed Bello as RMAFC Chairman

The Senate, on Tuesday, confirmed Mohammed Bello as Chairman, Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission. Bello’s confirmation was sequel to the consideration of a report by the Committee on National Planning and Economic Affairs. Chairman of the Committee, Senator Olubunmi Adetunmbi, in his presentation, said, “from the available documents and the presentation made to the […]

Senate confirms Mohammed Bello as RMAFC Chairman

Buhari wants Senate to confirm 19 nominees as INEC Commissioners

President Muhammadu Buhari has written the Senate to confirm 19 nominees as Resident Electoral Commissioners for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The confirmation request to the upper chamber was contained in a letter dated 25th July 2022. The letter was read at plenary by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. President Buhari, in the letter, […]

Buhari wants Senate to confirm 19 nominees as INEC Commissioners

Buhari seeks Senate’s nod on four reappointed nominees as CBN Directors

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday sought the Senate’s approval on four reappointed nominees as Directors of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Board. Buhari requested that the Senate confirm the re-appointment of the four nominees as Non-Executive Directors of the CBN Board. The request was contained in a letter dated 21st July 2022 and read […]

Buhari seeks Senate’s nod on four reappointed nominees as CBN Directors

Buhari writes Senate, seeks confirmation of Justice Ariwoola as CJN

The Senate has received a formal request from President Muhammadu Buhari, to confirm the nomination of Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as the Chief Justice of Nigeria. The request was contained in a letter dated 25th July 2022, and read by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, at the start of plenary on Tuesday. The letter reads, ”Pursuant […]

Buhari writes Senate, seeks confirmation of Justice Ariwoola as CJN

2023: Gov. Ugwuanyi will represent all of us in Senate – Udi people

The people of Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State, on Friday, in their numbers, converged on the Government House, Enugu, to thank Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for the emergence of their illustrious son, Engr. Osita Ngwu (RG), as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Enugu West Senatorial District in the 2023 general […]

2023: Gov. Ugwuanyi will represent all of us in Senate – Udi people

PEBEC: Ease of doing business bill passes second reading

The Business Facilitation (Miscellaneous Provision) Bill 2022, also known as the “Omnibus Bill” has passed the Second Reading in the Senate. The Bill, chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, is aimed at consolidating and amending outdated legislative provisions toward removing bottlenecks for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). The bill, which is an intervention […]

PEBEC: Ease of doing business bill passes second reading

Senate passes Electricity Bill to boost power distribution

The Senate, on Wednesday, passed the Electricity Bill, 2022. The bill’s passage was sequel to the consideration of a report by the Committee on Power. Chairman of the Committee, Senator Gabriel Suswam (PDP, Benue North East), in his presentation, said the bill seeks to, amongst others, provide an ideal legal and institutional framework to leverage […]

Senate passes Electricity Bill to boost power distribution

Senate confirms Joe Ohiani as ICRC Director-General

The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Mr. Joe Aniku Michael Ohiani as the Director-General of the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC). The nominee’s confirmation followed the consideration of the Committee on Works. Chairman of the Committee, Senator Adamu Aliero (PDP – Kebbi Central), in his presentation, said Ohiani was asked questions on the mandate […]

Senate confirms Joe Ohiani as ICRC Director-General

Senate confirms Yahaya as Co-chairman of Unclaimed Funds Trust Fund

The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday confirmed Alhaji Umar Yahaya as Co-Chairman of the governing council of Unclaimed Funds Trust Fund on Wednesday in Abuja. The confirmation followed a satisfactory report by the Senate Committee Chairman on Banking, Insurance, and other Financial Institutions, Senator Uba Sani. Senator Sani in his report asserted that the nominee was […]

Senate confirms Yahaya as Co-chairman of Unclaimed Funds Trust Fund

IYC, ex-militant leaders tackle senate committee over threats against Dikio

Ijaw Youths Council (IYC) and ex-militant leaders have cautioned the Senate Public Account Committee following its threats to issue a bench warrant on officials of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) including the PAP’s Interim Administrator, Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (retd). The Chairman of IYC, Abuja branch, Adam Marbo, said the council was surprised at the […]

IYC, ex-militant leaders tackle senate committee over threats against Dikio

Senate seeks arrest of PAP officials over alleged N10bn fraud

The Senate has resolved to issue a warrant of arrest against the officials of Presidential Amnesty Programme, PAP, led by Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (rtd), over failure to account for alleged mismanagement of N10 billion meant for the programme. Chairman of the Senate Committee on Public Accounts, Senator Matthew Urhogbide, said the decision was taken […]

Senate seeks arrest of PAP officials over alleged N10bn fraud

Kuje Prison invasion: Senate expresses disappointment, suspects foul play

As reactions continue to trail the attack on Kuje Custodial Centre by the fighters of Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP), the Nigerian Senate Thursday voiced its condemnation. Senate President, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, who led the leadership of the ninth senate to the Kuje Medium Security Custodial Centre, lashed at the management of the […]

Kuje Prison invasion: Senate expresses disappointment, suspects foul play

Senate moves to change Port Harcourt Law Campus to Continuous Legal Education Centre

Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Tuesday advocated for a change of the Dr. Nabo Graham Douglas Port Harcourt campus of the Nigerian Law School to the Centre for the promotion of Continuous Legal Education in the country. It was said the committee’s advice was premised on the conviction that the Port […]

Senate moves to change Port Harcourt Law Campus to Continuous Legal Education Centre

2023: How lawmakers’ defections will affect Tinubu – Senate spokesman, Basiru

Spokesman of the Senate, Ajibola Basiru has insisted that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will win next year’s elections despite the ongoing defections from the ruling party. Basiru stated this on Wednesday, while making an appearance on Channels Television’s Politics Today. He said: “We will arrest the situation […]

2023: How lawmakers’ defections will affect Tinubu – Senate spokesman, Basiru

Senate adjourns for Sallah break, to resume July 19

The Senate, on Wednesday, adjourned plenary to enable it proceed on the Sallah break. The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, accordingly, announced July 19, 2022, as resumption date. The Senate, before embarking on the three weeks recess, forwarded President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for the confirmation of Mohammed Bello as Chairman of the Revenue Mobilization Allocation and […]

Senate adjourns for Sallah break, to resume July 19

Ekweremadu: Do same to Sunday Igboho – Shehu Sani reacts as Senate sends delegation to London

Shehu Sani, a former federal lawmaker, on Wednesday urged the Nigerian Senate to extend their support to Yoruba Nation campaigner, Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho. Sani said this while reacting to the Senate’s decision to send a high-powered delegation to meet with Senator Ike Ekweremadu in London, United Kingdom (UK). DAILY POST recalls […]

Ekweremadu: Do same to Sunday Igboho – Shehu Sani reacts as Senate sends delegation to London

BREAKING: Ekweremadu: Senate to send delegation to London

The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday disclosed that it would send a high-powered delegation to meet with Senator Ike Ekweremadu in London, United Kingdom. DAILY POST recalls that Ike Ekweremadu, who was the former Deputy Senate President, was detained alongside his wife over alleged “organ harvesting” in the United Kingdom. The Senate’s decision was after they […]

BREAKING: Ekweremadu: Senate to send delegation to London

No going back on probe of petitions by S/Court Justices against ex-CJN, Senate

The Senate on Tuesday mandated the Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, to go ahead with the probe of the crisis in the judiciary by looking into the complaints raised in the petition by the Justices of the Supreme Court. It also tasked the committee to interface with the three arms of government, […]

No going back on probe of petitions by S/Court Justices against ex-CJN, Senate

Senate passes five bills for concurrence

The Nigerian Senate, on Tuesday, passed five bills from the House of Representatives for concurrence. The bills include Public Enterprises (Privatization and Commercialization) Act (Repeal & Enactment) Bill, 2022; and Orthopaedic Hospitals Management Board Act (Amendment) Bill, 2022. Others are the Chartered Institute of Social Work Practitioners (Establishment) Bill, 2022; Nigeria Council for Social Work […]

Senate passes five bills for concurrence

We’ll probe former CJN Tanko Muhammad despite resignation – Senate

The Senate on Tuesday insisted that it would go ahead with the probe of the former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Tanko Muhammad. This was sequel to a motion on Matter of Urgent Public Importance moved by Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters Sen. Opeyemi Bamidele (APC-Ekiti). The motion was tagged: […]

We’ll probe former CJN Tanko Muhammad despite resignation – Senate

Organ harvesting: Ohanaeze to sack Ekweremadu from Imeobi, demands recall from Senate

Apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide has described the arrest of former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice, by the police in the UK over allegations of child’s organ harvest, as the height of atrocity against humanity. The group also called for the couple to be allowed to face the consequences […]

Organ harvesting: Ohanaeze to sack Ekweremadu from Imeobi, demands recall from Senate

Senate Probes Shell Over Joint Venture Breach, Seeks $200m Refund To FG

The Senate has constituted an Ad-Hoc Committee to investigate Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) over non-compliance with the Petroleum Act and breach of the Joint Venture Agreement entered into with the Federal Government. The Ad-Hoc committee has been mandated to probe the Oil Mining Lease granted to SPDC between 1959 to 1989, and 1989 to […]

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Senate passes Public Private Partnership Regulatory Commission Bill

The Senate on Wednesday passed the Public-Private Partnership Regulatory Commission Bill, 2022. The Chartered Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of Nigeria (Establishment) Bill, 2022, was also passed. The passage followed the consideration and adoption of separate reports of the Committees on Works and Establishment and Public Service. Sen. Emmanuel Orker-Jev (PDP- Benue) said the […]

Senate passes Public Private Partnership Regulatory Commission Bill

Senate upholds Audit report on how Agric College allegedly mismanaged N633m

The Senate Committee on Public Accounts has sustained the report of the Auditor General of the Federation, (AuGF), over the alleged mismanagement of N633 million by the Federal College of Agriculture, Moore Plantation, Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. Chairman of the committee, Senator Mathew Urhogbide (PDP Edo South), on Wednesday in Abuja said the panel […]

Senate upholds Audit report on how Agric College allegedly mismanaged N633m

Senate confirms Gabriel Longpet as INEC REC for Plateau

The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Dr. Hale Gabriel Longpet (Plateau) as Resident Electoral Commissioner for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Longpet’s confirmation followed the consideration of a report by the Committee on Electoral Matters. Chairman of the Committee, Senator Kabiru Gaya (Kano South), in his presentation, said Longpet’s nomination was made pursuant […]

Senate confirms Gabriel Longpet as INEC REC for Plateau

Senate receives request from Buhari to confirm Mohammed Bello as RMAFC Chairman

Nigerian Senate on Wednesday received a formal request from President Muhammadu Buhari to confirm Mohammed Bello Shehu as Chairman of the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission. The request was contained in a letter read by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, at plenary on Wednesday. The letter reads, “In accordance with the provision of Section […]

Senate receives request from Buhari to confirm Mohammed Bello as RMAFC Chairman

Two Senators announces defection

Two Senators on Wednesday announced their defection from their former political parties to another party ahead of the 2023 general election. The Senators are: Francis Ezenwa Onyewusi representing Imo East Senatorial district and Haliru Dauda Jika representing Bauchi Central Senatorial district. Their defection was made known by the Senate President, Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan during […]

Two Senators announces defection

Terrorists building hideouts in Kwara, Niger States – Senate alerts military

The Senate has identified terrorists’ enclaves in communities within three local government areas of Kwara and Niger States, respectively. Accordingly, the Red Chamber, on Tuesday, urged the military to carry out a comprehensive onslaught of bandits and criminal elements within Kainji Lake National Park and the identified communities. The names of communities given by the […]

Terrorists building hideouts in Kwara, Niger States – Senate alerts military

Senate passes bills to establish Medical Centres in four states, amends Teaching Hospitals Act

The Senate, on Tuesday, passed four bills to establish Federal Medical Centres in four states of the federation. The medical centres will be established in Osogbo, Osun State; Onitsha, Anambra State; Gada, Sokoto State; and Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, respectively. The passage of the bills followed the consideration of four separate reports by the Committee on […]

Senate passes bills to establish Medical Centres in four states, amends Teaching Hospitals Act

BREAKING: Buhari replaces ex-ministers, sends nominees list to Senate

The Nigerian Senate has received the executive communication with the nomination of six names as replacements for ministers that resigned to contest the presidential election. In a letter that was read by the Senate President, Dr Ahmad Ibrahim Lawa,n on Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari said the nominees would replace the former ministers that resigned from […]

BREAKING: Buhari replaces ex-ministers, sends nominees list to Senate

2023: INEC reveals only way Lawan can return to Senate, advises Machina

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has explained the only way Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, could return to the Senate in 2023. From INEC’s explanation, Lawan or any individual in his position is left at the mercy of the candidates who have been legally and constitutionally nominated by their political parties. Although the INEC’s National […]

2023: INEC reveals only way Lawan can return to Senate, advises Machina

Senate President Lawan congratulates Ekiti governor-elect

The Senate President, Dr. Ahmad Lawan, has congratulated the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Biodun Oyebanji, on his resounding victory in the Ekiti State governorship election, which was held on Saturday. Lawan congratulated the APC, both at the state and national levels, and the people of Ekiti on the peaceful and successful conduct […]

Senate President Lawan congratulates Ekiti governor-elect

Viral video purporting Senate President’s defection false, mischievous – Aide

Senate President, Dr Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, Saturday, reacted to purported video where he was seen reading his defection from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the opposition political party, PDP. In a disclaimer, which was issued by his Special Adviser on Media, Mr Ola Awoniyi, Lawan explained that his address on a letter of […]

Viral video purporting Senate President’s defection false, mischievous – Aide

2023: Bashir Machina denies handing senatorial ticket to Senate President, Ahmad Lawan

Bashir Machina, the Yobe North Senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has assured that Ahmad Lawan, President of the Senate, has no plan to return to the Senate in 2023. Machina insisted he would not surrender the ticket to Lawan, saying that the senator would not have contested the party’s presidential primary if […]

2023: Bashir Machina denies handing senatorial ticket to Senate President, Ahmad Lawan

Senate receives Buhari’s request to confirm Yahaya, Ohiani’s appointments

The Senate on Wednesday received a formal request from President Muhammadu Buhari to confirm the nomination of Umar Yahaya as Co-Chairman of the Governing Council of Unclaimed Trust Funds. The request was contained in a letter dated June 3. The letter was read by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, at the start of plenary on […]

Senate receives Buhari’s request to confirm Yahaya, Ohiani’s appointments

Senate moves to establish Federal University of Education in Bichi

Nigerian Senate, on Wednesday, set machinery in motion for the establishment of the Federal University of Education (Technical) Bichi, Kano State. In paving way for the establishment of the Federal Institution, the red chamber passed for second reading, a bill sponsored by Senator Jibrin Barau ( APC Kano North ). Barau in his lead debate […]

Senate moves to establish Federal University of Education in Bichi

Abaribe to quit as Senate Minority Leader on Wednesday

Senate Minority Leader and Senator representing Abia South Senatorial District, Enyinnaya Abaribe will on Wednesday quit as the ninth Senate’s minority leader. Abaribe, who assumed minority leadership in 2019, was elected on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) platform but defected to the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) due to an unresolved crisis while seeking the […]

Abaribe to quit as Senate Minority Leader on Wednesday

Owo: Senate spokesman, Basiru demands thorough investigation into church blood bath

Senator representing Osun Central Senatorial District, Ajibola Basiru on Monday reacted to the terrorist attack on St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo State on Sunday, which killed scores of worshippers, leaving many others critically injured. The lawmaker in the upper legislative Chamber condemned the heinous act, describing it as reprehensible, even as it has shattered […]

Owo: Senate spokesman, Basiru demands thorough investigation into church blood bath