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  • INEC
    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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    Health Laws: Senate worried over non-enforcement

    The Senate on Thursday expressed concern over non-enforcement of laws in the health sector in spite of increasing reports of patients’ rights breaches in health institutions in the country. Chairman of Senate Committee on Health, Sen. Lanre Tejuosho, decried the situation when officials of Ministry of Health appeared before the committee for defence of 2017

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    The Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs on Tuesday screened 23 non-career ambassadorial nominees out of 46. The Chairperson of the committee, Sen. Monsurat Sunmonu said though the screening started late, the committee was able to screen 23 as against 14 nominees it intended to. The chairperson said “the committee would screen the remaining nominees on

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    Buhari seeks Senate’s confirmation of Erediauwa as NDIC ED

    PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, forwarded to the Senate the name of Aghatise Erediauwa to be screened and confirmed for re-appointment as Executive Director, Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation, NDIC. In a letter read on the floor of the Senate, yesterday, by Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, who presided over the session, President Buhari said the request

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    NASS cannot upturn FG’s decision on ban of vehicles – Group

    THE National Council of Managing Directors of Licensed Customs Agents, NCMDLCA, has said the National Assembly cannot upturn the Federal Government decision on the ban on importation of vehicles through the nation’s land borders. Speaking to Vanguard on the effect of the policy, the council’s National President Mr. Lucky Amiwero, said the government’s directive on

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    PDP warns against attempt to remove Ekweremadu as Deputy Senate President

    The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has warned against any attempt to remove Ike Ekweremadu as the Deputy Senate President. The party was reacting to comments made by Senator Kabiru Marafa(, where he called on Ekweremadu to decamp to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in order to retain his seat. In a statement on Thursday

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    APC supports Ndume’s removal, congratulates Lawan as Senate majority leader

    The ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed pleasure with the removal of former Senate Majority Leader Senator Ali Ndume, which led to Senator Ahmed Lawan’s emergence as his replacement. APPC in reaction to the development in a statement signed by Bolaji Abdullahi, the party national publicity secretary on Tuesday, January 10, said it

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  • NYSC
    Senate wants overhaul of NYSC scheme

    Following the death of three members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) the Senate has raised questions bothering on the relevance of the scheme which was introduced in the 70s. The decision of the senate came after death of Ifedolapo Amoke Oladepo, Elechi Chiyerom and Ukeme Asuquo who died in Kano, Bayelsa and Zamfara

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    Just in: Senate defers EFCC chairmans screening

    The Nigerian Senate will no longer today, December 8, begin the confirmation hearing on the nomination of Ibrahim Magu as the new chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). According to Leadership, the Senate had on Wednesday, December 7, announced that it will begin the screening of Magu and four other member-nominees of

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    Corruption war in danger as Senate tweaks law for immunity

    Nigeria’s battle to exit the league of corrupt nations will suffer a setback as the Senate plans to amend the 1999 Constitution to protect lawmakers from all criminal and civil cases. Civil society organisations yesterday warned that the proposal could erode confidence in the law, especially in the eyes of the global community that sees

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