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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 […]

BREAKING: Buhari Appoints 42 Ambassadors; Seeks Senate Confirmation

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate on Tuesday received a formal request from President Muhammadu Buhari for the confirmation of 42 career Ambassadors-designate. The request, which was contained in a letter dated May 6, 2020, was read on the floor during plenary by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan.  The letter reads: “In accordance to […]

Senate Announces New Spokesperson

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate President Ahmad Lawan has appointed Senator Ajibola Basiru (Osun Central) as the new chairman of the Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs. Lawan announced the new appointment Tuesday at the close of plenary. Senator Basiru is taking over as spokesperson from the Vice Chairman Senate Committee on Media and Public […]

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 […]

Group Demands COVID-19 Status Of 35 Senators Who Recently Visited London

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A group, Civil Society Coalition Against COVID-19 (CISCAC) has called on the 35 senators who recently attended a three-day international training programme in London to go for Coronavirus test. The coalition in a statement addressed by its Convener, Dr Nwambu Gabriel, in Abuja on Tuesday, demanded that the result of the test […]

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 […]

Oil Price Crisis: Senate Constitutes Joint Committee To Engage Executive

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday announced the constitution of a Joint Committee to engage the Executive arm of government on measures to be taken to insulate the Nigerian economy against the impact of the sudden crash of crude oil price globally. The announcement came following a point of order […]

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 Queries SGF, AGF, CBN Over N596b Ecological Fund

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate has summoned the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha to explain details of the sum of N596bn ecological fund. Similarly, the Legislative Chamber summoned the Accountant General of the Federation and the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The invitation follows an audit query […]

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 […]

Imo Senator, Benjamin Uwajumogu Dies

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu of Imo North Senatorial District is dead. The immediate past Governor and Senator representing Imo West Senatorial District, Owelle Rochas Okorocha confirmed the death to reporters at the Senate Wednesday. He was said to have slumped in the toilet while taking his bath and subsequently rushed to a private hospital […]

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 […]

Buhari Asks Senate to Confirm Nami, Adamu as FIRS, AMCON Chairmen

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate on Tuesday received a request from President Muhammadu Buhari for confirmation of Muhammad Nami as Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS). The request, which was contained in a letter dated Dec. 9, was read at plenary by President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan. The letter reads: “Pursuant […]

Rivers APC Declares No Court Order Restraining Screening of Amaechi

By Niyi Adeyi The Rivers State chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has faulted a fresh statement being circulated in the media, allegedly by Mr. Livingstone Wechie, purporting that a court order restraining the Senate from Screening the former State Governor, Rt. Rotimi Amaechi, has been obtained. In a statement issued Thursday by […]

Senate Postpones Screening Of Ministerial Nominees To Next Tuesday

The Senate Thursday announced postponement of screening of the remaining Ministerial Nominees till Tuesday next week. The development was made public before the plenary, by the Senate interim Chairman Committee on Media and Publicity, Dino Melaye. He added that the exercise would be rounded off Wednesday next week. Senate President, Bukola Saraki announced thursday that […]

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