Presidential Election: U.S. Congratulates Nigeria, Buhari

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 […]

2019 Elections: Senate Approves Buhari’s N242bn Request

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 […]

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Lagos CP Afirms Loyalty To IGP

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” […]

Emir Of Argungu Charges NASS On Right To Food Bill Passage

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 […]

HOUSE OF SENATE

Senate Confirms Buhari’s CBN Dep Govs, MPC Nominees

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 […]

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Senate Adopts Amended Timetable For 2019 Elections

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 Vows To Unmask Subsidy Cabal As NNPC Receives N5.1tn Payments In Nine Years

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 […]

Senate Re-Strategizing On AMCON Operations – Sen. Ibrahim

Chairman Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions, Senator Rafiu Adebayo Ibrahim, has disclosed plans by the 8th Senate, under the able leadership of Dr. Bukola Saraki, to do everything it takes to empower the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) realize the tough mandate given to them by the government and people […]

Senate set up committee to probe Maina

The Senate has commenced investigation of the circumstances surrounding the return of embattled ex-Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms,  Abdulrasheed Maina, and his reinstatement into the civil service of the Federal Government. The lawmakers at the plenary on Tuesday took turns to condemn those in the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, who […]