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Senate confirms 39 career, non-career ambassadorial nominees

Following a satisfactory report by the Chairman of Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Senator Adamu Muhammad Bulkachuwa, Senate on Wednesday confirmed 39 out 41...

Senate passes bill prescribing life imprisonment for kidnappers, either male or female

The senate on Tuesday July 14, passed a bill prescribing life imprisonment for persons found guilty of kidnapping. The upper legislative chamber also deleted the...

Coronavirus: Senate suspends activities

The Senate on Thursday announced the partial closure of its activities to members of the public as part of measures to prevent the outbreak...

Senate approves Buhari’s $22.7bn loan request

The Senate on Thursday approved the $22.7bn external borrowing plan of the federal government after an emergency closed-door session. Buhari had requested for the loan...

VAT rises from 5 to 7.5 percent as Senate passes bill

The Senate on Thursday passed the Finance Bill presented to it by President Muhammadu Buhari to raise the country’s Value Added Tax(VAT) from...

Multiple exchange rate: CBN gov Emiefele to summoned by Senate

The Senate Committee on Finance has summoned the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, to appear before it on Monday (today). Emefiele is...

Nigerian Senate names 69 committee chairpersons, deputies [Full list]

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday, announced chairpersons and their deputies for senate standing committees. The announcement followed conclusion of screening of 43 ministerial nominees...

Senate drills ministerial nominees today, cuts recess

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has disclosed today has the start for the screening of the 43 ministerial nominees forwarded yesterday by President Muhammadu...

Senate issues Buhari 5 day ultimatum to submit ministerial nominees

The Senate has given President Muhammadu Buhari till Friday to submit the list of ministerial nominees for screening, failure of which the...

Breaking news: Lawan elected senate president

The Senator representing Yobe North constituency, Ahmed Lawan, has won the leadership position of the ninth National Assembly. Senator Lawan defeated his opponent Ali-Ndume with...

Buhari must sign electoral bill, lawmakers insist

Members of the National Assembly are mounting pressure on President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the Electoral Act (amendment) Bill 2018 to justify the N143bn...

Libya slave trade is a slap on Nigeria– Senate

The Senate yesterday charged the Federal Government to save Nigerians from slave auctions in Libya. Senate President, Bukola Saraki, described the Libya slave trade reports...

Blame CBN, NBS, NNPC, others if 2018 budget is not passed by December— Senate

The Senate has exonerated itself aforehand in case the 2018 Appropriation Bill fail to meet the target of being passed by December, as promised...

Senate approves Buhari’s request to borrow $5.5bn

Senate today approved the $5.5 billion external loan requested by President Muhammadu Buhari to finance Federal Government projects. The move to borrow the borrowing was...

Nigeria to borrow $3bn, as Buhari seeks Senate approval

The consent of the Nigerian Senate has been requested by President Muhammadu Buhari for external loan of about $3 billion. According to Premium Times, Mr....

Senate tackles FG on 2017 budget implementation, says Nigerians will die

The Senate, yesterday, tackled the Executive arm of government over the poor implementation of the 2017 budget and the release of about 15 per...

‘Senate did not pass Peace Corps bill. We did not touch it’

The Senate has clarified the ambiguity emanating from the Nigerian Peace Corps Bill passed and adopted by the National Assembly. Since the Senate adopted the...

Senate OKs INEC to conduct local government elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission has now been empowered by the Senate to conduct elections across local governments in Nigeria, which until now were...

Nigerians slam Senate over plan to subsidize dollar for pilgrimage at N200

Nigeria Senate is undergoing serious backlash in the and hand of Nigerians over its request from the Central Bank of Nigeria to peg dollars...

Remove Magu when Saraki becomes Acting President– Falana

-Nasir el-Rufai calls Magu nightmare of corrupt people -Magu remains Chairman once I'm still in office, says Osinbajo A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Femi Falana has...

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COVID-19: Nigeria’s infections rise to 46,140 as NCDC announces 453 new cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says COVID-19 cases in Nigeria increased by 453, with total infections now 46,140. The NCDC made this...

Juventus give Pirlo his first manager’s role

Serie A champions Juventus stunned Italian football on Saturday by naming World Cup-winning midfielder as manager on a two-year contract. The appointment has come even...

332 evacuees arrive Nigeria from London – NiDCOM

Three hundred and thirty two (332) evacuees arrived Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos, from London at 7:40 p.m local time via Air Peace flight...

Messi helps Barcelona sink Napoli to reach last 8

A fired-up Lionel Messi led Barcelona to a 3-1 win at home to Napoli on Saturday for a 4-2 aggregate victory which took the...

COVID-19: Lagos discharges 27 Nigerians, 5 foreigners

The Lagos State Government has announced the recovery and discharge of 32 COVID-19 patients, consisting of 27 Nigerians and five foreigners. Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu said...
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