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    BREAKING: Senate rejects Tinubu’s bill seeking special grant for Lagos

    The Nigerian Senate has voted against a bill seeking special status and federal grant for Lagos State. The bill sponsored by Oluremi Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress Senator representing Lagos Central, was rejected on Wednesday after failing a voice vote called by Ike Ekweremadu. Consequently, the bill, SB 112, failed to scale second reading for

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    Sen. Dariye Dumps PDP For APC

    A former Governor of Plateau State and current senator representing Plateau Central, Joshua Dariye, has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the governing All Progressives Congress (APC). Senator Dariye, who is standing trial on a 23-count charge bordering on alleged money laundering and diversion of N1.2billion ecological funds while he was governor of Plateau

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    New facts emerge on Senate’s attempt to impeach President Buhari

    The comment by the Senate’s spokesperson, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, that the red chamber did not attempt to impeach President Buhari may have been false. Abdullahi who was reacting to the All Progressives Congress (APC) stance that the purported move was a huge joke, described the reports as ”not genuine.”  He went on to describe

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    6 Things APC Had To Say About Senate Threat To Impeach Buhari

    In a statement signed by Mai Mala Buni, the National Secretary of All Progressives Congress (APC), the party described as laughable, media reports of impeachment plot by some Senators on President Muhammadu Buhari during Tuesday’s July 12, 2016 closed session of the Senate. INFORMATION NIGERIA has put together 6 takeaways from the party statement. 1.The

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    Senate reconsiders gender equality bill

    The gender equality bill, originally titled: ‘Gender Parity and Prohibition of Violence against Women’, has been re-drafted and presented to the senate, raising hopes that it could be reconsidered. Biodun Olujimi, senator representing Ekiti south senatorial district, had presented the bill in March, but some lawmakers led by Sani Yerima from Zamfara state, cited religious

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    Nigerian lawmakers’ immunity proposal satanic, irrational – Femi Falana

    Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has criticized a proposed life pension and immunity from prosecution for Bukola Saraki, the Senate President, and other presiding officers of the National Assembly. In a statement Sunday, Mr. Falana described the proposal as insensitive, irrational, and immoral. “Indeed, it is the height of insensitivity for legislators to propose life

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    Nigerian Senate Passes ‘Buy Naija’ Bill Into Law

    The Nigerian senate today, June 16th passed into law the public procurement amendment Bill. According to Senate president Bukola Saraki, the passage of the bill will ensure that it becomes an offence for anyone in government to buy products that are not made in Nigeria. Saraki,who made this known via his official Twitter handle said

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    Senate Orders Immediate Remediation Of Lead Poison Victims

    The Senate has directed the executive to commence the immediate remediation of Shikira community in Niger State and other communities affected by lead poison in Nigeria. The directive was given on Thursday by the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, who consented to a motion moved by Senator David Umaru from Niger State at the Upper

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    Again, National Assembly Transmits Amended 2016 Budget To Presidency

    Succour may come the way of Nigerians and businesses soon as the National Assembly formally transmitted the amended 2016 Appropriations Bill to the presidency for assent. Yussuff Lasun, Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, on Thursday handed over the 2,232-page budget to Ita Enang and Suleiman Kawu, Special Advisers to the President on National

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    Senate Seeks Capital Punishment for Kidnappers

    With the increasing number of kidnapping and hostage taking in the country, the Senate, yesterday, sought to enact a law that would mandate capital punishment for kidnappers in the country. Adopting the report of the Joint Committee on Police Affairs, National Security and Intelligence, titled: “The unfortunate recurrence of kidnapping and hostage-taking in Nigeria, National

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