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    Presidency hails Senate for supporting Buhari’s medical vacation

    The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang has commended the Senate for its stance that President Muhammadu Buhari has not violated the law. The Senator said this in a statement signed by his Spokesman, Dr. Sabi Abdullahi in Abuja on Thursday. Enang, who was fielding questions from newsmen

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    Senate ‘attacks’ police for brutalizing anti-Buhari protesters

    The Senate on Wednesday faulted men of the Nigeria Police Force for brutalizing protesters campaigning for the return or resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari. Police men had yesterday used force on some groups protesting against the medical vacation of the President. Explaining the reason for the attack, the Force said its men shot tear gas canisters

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    Senate to adopt clause-by-clause consideration of 1999 Constitution amendment

    The Senate will on Wednesday vote on clause-by-clause consideration of the proposed amendments to the 1999 Constitution and refer its resolution to the 36 State Houses of Assembly for concurrence. Lawmakers are expected to vote on each of the 32 different bills which seek to alter various provisions of the 1999 Constitution. Section 9 (2) of the

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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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