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Senate Summons Defence Chiefs NSA & Moro

Following President Goodluck Jonathan’s Tuesday request to extend the emergency rule in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States, the senate has kicked off processes of the extension. Requiring detailed information from all relevant agencies, the senators in the upper legislative council on Wednesday, unanimously res...

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Posted on May 14, 2014

Jonathan Writes Senate , Seek Emergency Rule Extension in Troubled States

President Goodluck Jonathan has requested for approval from the Senate to extend emergency rule in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe States for six more months. Jonathan made the request in a letter read on Tuesday at the plenary by Ike Ekweremadu, the deputy senate president. The request follows the near expiration o...

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Posted on May 13, 2014

Senate to invite Diezani on NNPC opaque finances

Nigeria’s Senate Committee on Petroleum (Downstream) has said it will invite the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, to furnish it with details of NNPC financial transactions, if the NNPC fails to do so. The NNPC management had continuously failed to provide the committee with d...

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Posted on Apr 13, 2014

Senate to pass Bill on sexual violence, harassment

Senator Helen Eusene Senator Helen Esuene, Chairman, Senate Committee on Women Affairs and Youths Matters, has said a bill on sexual violence and harassment against women would soon be passed by the Senate. Esuene, representing Akwa Ibom South Senatorial District, stated this at the Inauguration of the Nation...

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Posted on Apr 7, 2014

Senate President, David Mark escapes assasination in Orlu, Imo state.

Recently, Senate President, David Mark escaped death as his convoy was allegedly attacked by yet to be identified gunmen in Orlu, Imo State. In a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Senate President, Paul Mumeh Friday night, though no life was lost, the attack occurred in Orlu Senatorial Zone of the...

Categories: Imo State Blog
Posted on Mar 25, 2014

Senate reverses decision, Oduah to now appear before Aviation Committee

    By Citizen Platform  Sequel to the committees setup by the Presidency and the House of Representatives to find out if any wrong doing was committed in the purchase of vehicles for the aviation agency NCAA through Coscharis Motors and a facility from First Bank. The Senate today, stepped down a reso...

Categories: Citizens Platform
Posted on Nov 14, 2013

Senate Cancels Meeting With Oduah

The Senate has rescinded its earlier resolution to invite the Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah, to brief lawmakers at plenary on the state of the aviation sector and the high number of plane crashes and aviation incidents in the country.                The minister of aviation was supposed to...

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Posted on Nov 14, 2013

Senate Scores 2013 Budget Performance Unimpressive

The Senate has scored the performance of the 2013 budget as unimpressive even as the upper chamber passed the Medium Term Expenditure Frame Work (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP). The lawmakers expressed concerns about the faulty planning process of arriving at the projections in the MTEF and FSP and the...

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Posted on Nov 13, 2013

Senate Decries Underfunding Of Armed Forces Command And Staff College, Jaji

The Nigerian Senate has termed as inadequate the funding of the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji North West Nigeria. At an oversight visit to the college by the Senate Joint Committee on Defence and Army on Thursday, the committee members lamented that the annual budgetary allocation to the coll...

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Posted on Nov 8, 2013

Senate Approves NDDC N315.8b 2013 Budget

The Senate has approved the sum N315.8 billion as the 2013 budget of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The law makers approved N14.9 billion for personnel expenditure and N9.04 billion for overhead cost while the total estimated capital expenditure is put at N2.4 billion and N289.5 billion is for...

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Posted on Nov 7, 2013

Senate Approves Extension Of Emergency Rule

The Senate has approved President Goodluck Jonathan’s request for an extension of the State Of Emergency in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States, North East Nigeria. In a unanimous voice vote, the lawmakers directed the service chiefs and the Minister of Foreign Affairs to appear before it to confirm the impact o...

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Posted on Nov 7, 2013

NNPC replies Senate on missing N500b SURE-P fund

The management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, on Wednesday described reports linking it to the Sure-P budget as a comprehensive falsehood stressing that the Corporation has no connection whatsoever with the disbursement and appropriation of funds to the Sure-P Committee. A member of the...

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Posted on Nov 7, 2013

Senate Approves 1% of Consolidated Revenue For Health Fund

The Senate has approved at least one percent of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for the financing of the proposed Basic Health Care Provision Fund in the National Health Bill.  At the resumption of the consideration of the Bill, the law makers rejected an initial proposal for two percent to be set aside for th...

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Posted on Nov 6, 2013

Senate Approves 1% of Consolidated Revenue For Health Fund

The Senate has approved at least one percent of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for the financing of the proposed Basic Health Care Provision Fund in the National Health Bill.  At the resumption of the consideration of the Bill, the law makers rejected an initial proposal for two percent to be set aside for th...

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Posted on Nov 6, 2013

NDDC presents N315.8bn budget for 2014 to Senate

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) on Tuesday in Abuja presented a budget of N315.8 billion for 2014 to the Senate for consideration. The Acting Managing Director of the NDDC, Dr Christy Atako presented the budget after defending it before the Senate Committee on Niger Delta. The budget showed an i...

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Posted on Nov 6, 2013

Okonjo-Iweala, Senate at Loggerheads over Excess Crude Fund

The Federal Government and the Senate were at loggerheads on Monday, following conflicting opinions of the management of $ 1.03bn Excess Crude Fund. Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. (Mrs.) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala gave the balance in the Excess Crude Account as $ 4.3bn but refrai...

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Posted on Nov 5, 2013

Senate Orders NNPC To Provide Details Of Petroleum Distribution In Two Weeks

 The Senate Committee on Petroleum (Downstream) has issued a two-week ultimatum to the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to provide it with details of petroleum products distribution. The committee also directed the NNPC Group Managing Director, Andrew Yakubu, to supply it with details of excess ...

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Posted on Nov 1, 2013

Senate Demands Punishment For Police Officer Alleged to have Raped a toddler

by Citizens Platform Following allegations presented before the Senate Thursday, that police corporal, Anthony Onoja, sexually assaulted a two-year-old girl. The Upper legislative assembly have asked the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, to commence the prosecution of the said officer. The sena...

Categories: Citizens Platform
Posted on Nov 1, 2013

Investigate Rape Of Two Year Old Girl, Senate Tells IGP

The Nigerian Senate has asked the Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohamed Abubakar, to investigate the alleged rape of a two-year old girl by a Police Corporal. While considering a motion on ‘Cruelty to Infants’ on Thursday, the lawmakers condemned the act in its entirety and asked its committee ...

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Posted on Oct 31, 2013

Senate Committee threatens SURE-P of zero allocation

The Senate Ad hoc Committee on SURE-P on Wednesday in Abuja threatened zero appropriation for the programme if funds already allocated to it were not properly accounted for. The committee issued the threat following the failure of the Minister of Works, Chief Mike Onolememen, to appear before it to account fo...

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Posted on Oct 31, 2013

Senate Panel Threatens Minister Of Works Over SURE-P Fund

The Senate Committee on Subsidy Re-investment and Empowerment Programme (SURE–P) has threatened to use every available legal instrument against the Minister of Works, Mister Mike Onolememen for failing to appear before it. The committee had invited the Minister to appear before it to explain how the min...

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Posted on Oct 31, 2013

Senate Returns Social Housing Bill

A bill to make housing affordable for low income earners has suffered a setback in the senate. While considering a report of the Senate Committee on Lands and Housing on the bill, the lawmakers queried the source of funding for the proposed scheme and the management of the scheme. Presenting the report, the C...

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Posted on Oct 30, 2013

Senate laments recent oil spillage case in Ogoniland

By Citizens Platform ‎The Senate Committee on Environment and Ecology has lamented yet another case of oil spillage in Ogoniland, which it says “strongly questions the sincerity of the oil companies to the environment and the general well-being of our people.” In a statement released Sunday by B...

Categories: Citizens Platform
Posted on Oct 28, 2013

Senate Appeals To Striking ASUU To Return To Work

The Senate has appealed to striking lecturers in the country to return to work to prevent further devaluation of the country’s educational fortunes. Classrooms of public universities have remained deserted since Monday, July 1st, 2013 following industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (...

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Posted on Oct 24, 2013

Nigeria’s opposition parties reject senate bye-election result

Jethro Ibileke/Asaba The declaration of Mr. Emmanuel Aguariavwodo of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the senator-elect in last Saturday’s bye-election for Delta central senatorial district has been by outrightly condemned by opposition paries in the state. The Independent National Electoral Commission...

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Posted on Oct 14, 2013

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