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    Senate moves to overhaul postal services

    The Senate, on Wednesday, commenced moves to repeal the Nigerian Postal Service Act 2004. Leading the debate on the bill, Sen. Gilbert Nnaji, noted that “the Nigerian Postal Bill seeks to establish a regulatory framework for the Nigerian Postal Industry, by creating an effective, impartial and independent regulatory authority. It is proposed as a catalyst

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    Senate probes BPP over alleged corruption

    The Senate on Wednesday commenced probe of the Bureau for Public Procurement (BPP) over alleged corruption. The upper legislative chamber expressed concern that the BPP has repeatedly failed to perform procurement audits and submit same to the National Assembly biannually, in line with Section 5 of the Public Procurement Act 2007. This followed a motion

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    Senators back autonomy for local councils

    THE ongoing  agitation  for local government autonomy in the country by  the  National Union  of  Local Government Employees, NULGE,  yesterday, got  a boost as  senators threw  their  weight behind the  clamour. According to them, granting autonomy  to local governments would help sustain democracy, and   free  the  councils from economic  strangulation  by  state  governors. Speaking to

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    Why I Joined Politics – Ekweremadu

    The Deputy President of the Senate, Chief Ike Ekweremadu, on Sunday declared that he joined politics to address the issue of marginalisation of his people. This is as he lauded the development strides of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, who he said was undertaking projects across the State. Senator Ekweremadu stated this while addressing

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    Ibrahim Magu: Senate go head to head with Presidency

    The whole drama behind the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as the law makers are ready to go the full length with the President. The upper chamber of the National Assembly is considering placing an “embargo” on approval of appointments by the President until the legislature and the executive resolved the

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    BREAKING: Senate suspends Ali Ndume, clears Melaye and Saraki of allegations

    The Nigerian Senate has suspended former majority leader Ali Ndume for six months for bringing unproven allegations against his colleagues Senator Dino Melaye and Senate President Bukola Saraki. Ali Ndume has now been suspended from his legislative duties for the next six months The move is one of the recommendations of the Senate Committee on

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    EFCC chair: Buhari to overrule Senate, DSS report, stick with Magu

    President Muhammadu Buhari may insist on Ibrahim Magu becoming the substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) after the Senate has twice turned down his confirmation. This follows a report on The Nation that the president appears set to overrule the Department of State Services (DSS) whose report had said that Magu

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    Nigerians query President Buhari’s ability to lead after Magu’s rejection

    – The rejection of Ibrahim Magu by the Nigerian Senate is still generating reactions across the country – The acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was rejected for the second time by the red chamber – Magu’s rejection has now subjected President Muhammadu Buhari to criticisms Following the Senate’s rejection of

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    Senate tasks INEC on credible elections

    The Chairman, Senate Committee on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Sen. Ali Ndume, has challenged the commission to ensure that it conducted credible elections in 2019. He particularly called on the Chairman of the commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, to surpass the achievements of his immediate predecessor, Prof. Atahiru Jega. Ndume gave the charged when the

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