The senate has reconsidered its stance on the electoral act amendment bill and has empowered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to determine the best mode to transmit election results.
A bill seeking to prohibit the payment and receipt of ransom for the release of any person kidnapped, imprisoned or wrongfully confined in the country was on Wednesday May 19 considered by the Nigerian senate.
Tayo Olanipekun The United States of America has congratulated the people of Nigeria on a successful presidential election as well as President Muhammadu Buhari on his re-election. In a statement made available to National Wire on Friday, U.S. Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo, also expressed the commendation of the U.S. government to Nigerians for their […]
The Senate Committee on Appropriation has approved President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for the virement of N242 billion under the 2018 Appropriation Act to conduct the 2019 general elections. Chairman of the committee, Sen. Danjuma Goje, who stated this at the committees meeting on Wednesday, said the decision would be laid before the full house for […]
The Senate on Thursday issued a fresh summons to the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to appear before it. This time, the IG is expected to explain what the Police are doing over the spates of killings in different parts of the country. The Senate made this known in a statement signed by the […]
Folake Sokoya The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi,has said his Command has “explicit confidence” in the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idriss. Imohinmi, in a statement made available to National Wire on Thursday, noted the reassurance was necessary because Idriss,”a lawyer by training,” and “a firm believer in the rule of law” […]
The Emir of Argungu, Alhaji Samai’la Muhammad Mera, has called on the National Assembly to pass the Right to Food Bill without further hesitation. This statement was made during an advocacy visit by the coalition of civil society groups promoting right of every Nigerian to Food. The Emir, while responding to a detailed presentation on […]
The Senate has confirmed the appointments of Mrs. Aishah Ahmad and Mr. Edward Adamu as Deputy Governors of the Central Bank of Nigeria. It also approved nomination of three of the four members of the Monetary Policy Committee. The MPC members confirmed are Prof. Adeola Festus Adenikinju, Dr. Aliyu Rafindadi Sanusi and Dr. Robert Chikwendu […]
The senate has adopted the amended timetable for the 2019 elections. The upper legislative chamber adopted the timetable after it considered the recommendations of a conference committee report on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Act. The house of representatives had changed the order of the timetable for the election by amending the act. On […]
Bukola Saraki, Senate President, has vowed to vigorously pursue investigations into the fuel subsidy regime he said is characterised by fraudulent activities as the NNPC acknowledged that over N5.1 trillion has been paid to it as subsidy between 2005 and 2015. He said the fuel subsidy scheme designed for the benefit of poor Nigerians has […]