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Unaccounted N2.8bn: Senate sustains AuGF’s query to ministry

The Senate Public Account Committee has sustained the query issued to the Federal Ministry of Finance over its alleged failure to account for N2.8bn service wide vote collected from the Federation Account. According to the Auditor General of the Federation’s report, the N2.8bn was part of the amount meant to take care of estacodes and...

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Senate queries Finance Ministry over failure to account for N2.8bn released from service wide vote

By Henry Umoru THE Senate has raised alarm over refusal of the Ministry of Finance to account for N2.8 billion service wide vote collected from the federation account. According to the Senate, the N2.8 billion was slated to   take care of estacodes and other allowances for those representing the Federal Government in internationally organized annual
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Senate steps down bill for Armed Forces Service Commission

The Senate on Wednesday stepped down the consideration of a bill seeking to establish the Armed Forces Services Commission. The commission was to ensure that the composition/appointment of Service Chiefs of the Armed Forces of the Federation reflected Federal Character of Nigeria in the manner prescribed in section 217 (3) of the 1999 Constitution. The
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BREAKING: Senate in emergency closed session over Armed forces bill

The tension that greeted a controversial ruling of the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on a bill that seeks to create the Armed Forces Service Commission led to an uproar that forced Lawan to call for a closed session during plenary on Tuesday. The bill, which was sponsored by the Senate Minority Leader, seeks among others...

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Senate in emergency closed session over Armed forces bill

The tension that greeted a controversial ruling of the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on a bill that seeks to create the Armed Forces Service Commission led to an uproar that forced Lawan to call for a closed session during plenary on Tuesday. The bill, which was sponsored by the Senate Minority Leader, seeks among others...

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Senate in emergency closed session over Armed forces bill

The tension that greeted a controversial ruling of the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on a bill that seeks to create the Armed Forces Service Commission led to an uproar that forced Lawan to call for a closed session during plenary on Tuesday. The bill, which was sponsored by the Senate Minority Leader, seeks among others...

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Senate to amend laws infringing on women’s rights

The Senate has resolved to expunge provisions of the law as contained in the Police Act, Federal Character Law, Electoral Act, Labour Act, Political Parties Constitutions, that infringe on the rights of women in Nigeria. Senate’s resolution was hinged on the adoption of a motion on the 2021 International Women’s Day with the theme: “Women
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Senate proposes bitumen institute in Ondo

Sunday Aborisade, Abuja The Senate on Wednesday, started a legislative process that would lead to the establishment of a bitumen training institute in Ode Aye in Ondo State. The Senator representing Ondo South Senatorial District, Nicholas Tofowomo, sponsored the bill for the establishment of the institute, which passed first reading on Wednesday. [ALSO READ] Differential […] Read Full Story

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National Assembly is not broke, not owing any Lawmaker, Staff ― Senate

*** Says it does not rely on MDAs to Fund their activities *** Says Sitting at Plenary does not Require Money By Henry Umoru The Senate Tuesday said that the National Assembly is not in any way broke as no lawmaker and any staff is owed any salary, just it said that the salaries of
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Senate queries Ministry of Environment over missing 55 vehicles

By Henry Umoru The Senate Thursday queried the Ministry of Environment on how over 55 vehicles got missing from the Ministry. Senator Matthew Urhoghide, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Edo South led Senate Committee on Public Accounts raised the alarm, just as the Committee is relying on the 2018 Auditor-General for the Federation’s Report. The query
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Senate chides NNPC over N443bn subsidy payment

Sunday Aborisade, Abuja Senate Public Accounts Committee, on Wednesday, berated the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation for paying N443bn without the National Assembly’s appropriation. The Chairman of the Committee, Senator Mathew Urhoghide, has summoned the management of the NNPC to explain the expenditure it made without budgetary provision. The Committee took the decision based on the […] Read Full Story

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Senate seeks to establish Hospital to treat leprosy, skin cancer, diseases

The Senate on Wednesday considered a bill seeking to revive an international hospital that would specifically focus on the treatment of leprosy, skin cancer and other skin related diseases. The National Dermatology (Specialist) Hospital Bill, 2021, which scaled second reading during plenary was sponsored by Senator Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed (APC, Adamawa Central). Leading debate on
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Group writes Senate, demands release of public hearing report on social media bill

By Luminous Jannamike A civil society group, Centre for Liberty (CFL), has written the Senate demanding the immediate publishing of the report of its public hearing on the Social Media Bill. The Senate committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters had on March 9th, 2020 held a public hearing where interested parties gave their
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Biden withdraws budget chief pick after Senate pushback

Joe Biden on Tuesday abandoned his plan for Neera Tanden to be White House budget director after pushback from key senators, marking the first cabinet defeat for the US president. The nomination collapsed when centrists on both sides of the political aisle made clear they were not going to vote for Tanden thanks to several
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