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Senate in ‘closed door’ session with Service Chiefs

The Nigerian Senate is currently in 'closed door' session with Service Chiefs over rising insecurity across the nation.

Senate gives Customs ultimatum to return seized rice in Ibadan market

The Senate Committee on Ethics and Privileges has ordered the Nigeria Customs Service to return bags of rice seized from shops in the Oja...

Senate approves N216.65bn for FIRS in 2021

The Senate has approved the sum of N216,646,579,231 billion naira as expenditure for the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) for the 2021 fiscal year.

Senate okays Abdullahi as Chief Judge, FCT High Court

The Senate has confirmed the appointment of Hon. Justice Salisu Garba Abdullahi as Chief Judge of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Insecurity: 109 senators to meet Buhari behind ‘closed door’

The Senate, on Tuesday, mandated its leadership to schedule an appointment with President Muhammadu Buhari to enable all 109 senators meet with him in a closed session to discuss security matters in the country.

Senate approves N257.18bn budget for Customs

The Senate, on Wednesday, approved the sum of N257,183,671,694.71 as budget for the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) for the 2021 financial year.

JUST IN: Senate approves $1.5bn, €995m external loans for FG

The Nigerian senate has given the Federal Government the nod to borrow $1.5bn and €995m from foreign bodies.

Senate mourns communal clash victims, sends delegates to Gombe

The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday, held a minute silence to mourn the victims of recent communal clashes who lost their lives from conflicts between Waja/Lunguda and Nyuwar/Jessu communities in Balanga Local Government Area of Gombe state.

Senate probes Customs invasion of shops at Bodija market

The Senate, on Tuesday, mandated the Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions to investigate the alleged invasion of Rice Traders’ shops by men of the Nigerian Customs that resulted in the carting away of goods to the tune of N85 million.

Senate confirms Usman as NPC Commissioner

The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Muhammad Dattijo Usman as a Federal Commissioner of the National Population Commission.

Senate begins probe of CCT boss Umar over assault allegation

The Senate, on Tuesday, waded into assault allegations leveled against the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Danladi Umar in a petition received to that effect.

IGP, security agencies must investigate Ebonyi killings – Senate

The Senate has called on the Acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, to carry out a comprehensive investigation into the killings and kidnapping of citizens in Ebonyi state by alleged herdsmen.

Senate suspends plenary over death of N’Assembly members

Upon resumption from its two weeks recess, the Senate adjourned plenary over the recent death of two members of the National Assembly.

Buhari asks senate to confirm Salisu Garba as FCT chief judge

President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded a letter to the senate, seeking the confirmation of Salisu Garba as substantive chief judge of the federal capital territory (FCT) high court.

Senate considers Bill to unbundle NIPOST

The Senate has commenced moves to unbundle the Nigerian Postal Service, NIPOST with the consideration of a bill to repeal and re-enact the Nigerian Postal Service Act 2004.

Senate moves to recover N16trn AMCON loans

The Senate, Tuesday, considered a critical bill seeking to empower the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) in the aspect of assets recovery, as well as strengthen it against economic sabotage by debtors with unpaid loans to the tune of about N16 trillion.

Senate shoots down Armed Forces Service Commission bill

A bill seeking the establishment of Armed Forces Service Commission on Wednesday was stepped down after generating mixed feelings among Senators during plenary.

Diversification: Senate considers Bill to shore Nigeria’s FX earnings from Shea export

The Upper Chamber of the National Assembly on Tuesday considered a critical bill that would shore up the country’s foreign exchange earnings, as well as foster the diversification of the Nigerian economy from the exportation of Shea.

Bandits killings: NSA must deploy more troops to affected areas now – Senate

The Senate, Wednesday, urged the National Security Adviser, Mohammed Babagana Munguno to, as a matter of urgency, deploy more security personnel to communities affected by the activities of bandits and suspected herdsmen to avert a looming humanitarian crisis likely to occur as a result of the displacement of residents.

Senate wades into abandoned Badagry-Sokoto Expressway project

The Senate has urged the Federal Government to, as a matter of urgency, initiate a Build-Operate-Transfer or Public-Private Partnership arrangement for the construction of the abandoned Badagry-Sokoto Expressway.

Senate prohibits sex offenders from working with children

The Senate on Tuesday passed a bill prohibiting persons convicted of sexual offences from working with children, either as a teacher in schools or under any other job description likely to expose children to any form of abuse such as rape.

Breaking: Senate confirms CDS, Service Chiefs

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed the new Service Chiefs and the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) nominated and forwarded to it by President Muhammadu Buhari for confirmation.

Senate confirms Chukwu as Commissioner, Law Reform Commission

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed the appointment of Professor Larry Obinna Collins Chukwu (South East) as Commissioner of the Nigerian Law Reform Commission.

Senate approves N11.35bn for Police Trust Fund

The Senate on Wednesday approved the sum of N11,352,457,101.70 as budget for Nigeria Police Trust Fund in the 2020 fiscal year.

JUST IN: Senate confirms Buratai, other ex-Service Chiefs as Ambassadors-Designate

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed former Service Chiefs as Ambassadors-Designate after their names were forwarded to the upper chamber by President Muhammadu Buhari recently.

Senate moves to block revenue loss from medical tourism

The Senate, on Thursday, moved to block revenue leakages from medical tourism with the consideration of a bill that would see to reduced number of Nigerians traveling to other countries for medical care.

Senate moves to prohibit casual jobs for graduates in Nigeria

The Senate, on Thursday, considered a bill seeking to stop employers in the private and public sectors from engaging employable Nigerian graduates as casual workers.

Kagara abduction: Senate asks Buhari to declare state of emergency on insecurity

The Senate has called on President Muhammadu Buhari, to as a matter of urgency, declare a state of emergency on insecurity in the country.

Senate considers Bill to close gaps in drug law

The Senate has commenced an amendment to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Act 2004 with a view to close the loopholes in the drug law.

Senate takes crucial decision on Buhari’s request to confirm CDS, Service Chiefs

The Senate on Wednesday took a crucial decision on President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for the confirmation of the newly appointed Chief of Defence Staff and Service Chiefs.

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