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Senate Probes NDDC to Complement Ongoing Forensic Audit, Says Lawan

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan said on Tuesday that the investigation being carried out by the Senate into the finances of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) is to complement the ongoing forensic audit which was ordered by the Federal government. Lawan stated this while inaugurating a seven-man adhoc committee on […]

Senate Promptly Approves Buhari’s N850bn Loan Request

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate has approved the N850bn loan request made by President Muhammadu Buhari. The loan request according the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan while reading the official communication from Mr. President, Tuesday at the plenary is meant to finance capital projects stated in the 2020 budget. President Buhari’s request is to seek the Senate […]

Buhari Sends Amendment Bill to Exempt Animal Feed from 7.5% VAT Policy

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the National Assembly (NASS) to exempt animal feed from the list of items just included in the payment of the Value Added Tax (VAT). This was made public Tuesday by the President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan and Speaker of the House of Representatives Hon Femi Gbajabiamila. The […]

CoronaVirus: Senate President Wants N620m Released to Centre for Disease Control

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has asked the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, to immediately release the sum of N620m to the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), an amount budgeted for emergency response to the Coronavirus (COVID – 19) outbreak. Lawan made the call on Wednesday when the leadership of […]

Senate Probes GSM Operators Over Drop Calls

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan has asked the GSM operators in the country to refund to their customers money which they paid on drop calls. The public hearing was conducted by joint Senate committees on Communications, Trade and Investment. According to the chairperson of the Senate Committee on communications, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, the session […]

Senate Resumes, To Deliberate On Nigeria’s Security Challenges

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The senate on Tuesday resumed plenary after five weeks of recess and headed for a closed-door session which lasted for about an hour. Speaking with the media, Sen. Godiya Akwashiki, Chairman, Committee on Media and Public Affairs, said the session was held to discuss five pressing issues, with the security challenges facing […]

Senate Confirms Appointment of New FIRS Board, AMCON Boss

Senate Confirms Appointment of New FIRS Board, AMCON Boss (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate has confirmed the appointment of members the newly reconstituted board of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS). The confirmation which happened after seven years of its dissolution followed the consideration and approval of the report of the Senate Committee on Finance, which […]

Buhari Signs N10.59 Trillion 2020 Budget into Law

By Oluwole Adeniyi, Abuja (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Finally, President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the 2020 Appropriation Bill into law. The President via his verified Twitter handle Tuesday announced this to the public. Buhari twitted: “It is my pleasant duty, today, on my 77th birthday, to sign the 2020 Appropriation Bill into law. I’m pleased that the National Assembly […]

Senate Probes PPPRA Over Non-Remittance Of N800bn Earmarked for Road Projects

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said the Senate will investigate the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency over alleged non-remittance of N800 billion to the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA) for the maintenance of roads across the country. Lawan stated this in his concluding remarks on a bill for an Act to […]

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