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IPOB: South-east senators demand Kanu’s release

Senators from the Southeast region of Nigeria have demanded the release of Nnamdi Kanu, the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB. Senators from the south-east geopolitical zone of the country have called for the release of the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. The federal lawmakers made the demand in a eeting with Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Lateef Fagbemi. They were...

Natasha appoints 100 legislative aides

Like some lawmakers before her, Sen. Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan turns appointment of legislative aides into empowerment projects for constituents  Senator Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan (PDP Kogi) has appointed 100 constituency aides to support her legislative responsibilities. This was revealed in a statement issued on Friday June 28, 2024, by her chief press secretary. The statement stated that the decision aims to reduce poverty and encourage self-reliance among her constituents. OrderPaper recalls that in 2020, Senator Bulus Amos from...

‘Senate never proposed new aircraft for Tinubu, Shettima’

Reports that the senate would approve the purchase of new aircrafts for the presidential fleet are the handiwork of propagandists, according to Akpabio The President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, has dismissed reports that the 10th Senate is proposing the procurement of new aircraft for President Bola Tinubu and his Vice, Senator Kashim Shettima. Speaking to newsmen in Maiduguri shortly after leading a delegation to pay a condolence visit to Senator Tahir Monguno over the...

N30trillion ways and means probe not dead – senate 

The senate committee seized with the responsibility has reassured that the ways and means investigation has not been swept under the carpet The Senate, through its ad-hoc committee investigating the N30 trillion ways and means facility expended by the immediate past President Muhammadu Buhari administration, has reassured the public that the investigation was on course.  Chairman of the committee, Senator Isah Jibrin (APC, Kogi east), gave the reassurance in a personally signed statement which attached...

Senate assures speedy passage of new minimum wage bill

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu says he will approve a new minimum wage that the government can afford and send same to the National Assembly for passage. President Bola Ahmed Tinubu says he will approve a new minimum wage that the government can afford and send same to the National Assembly for passage. He stated this on Wednesday at a dinner to mark Nigeria’s 25 years of unbroken Democracy in Abuja. “The minimum wage is going...

36 State Houses of Assembly declare support for State Police

The speaker of the Oyo House of Assembly and conference chairman signed the communique which declared that State Police would check the negative trend of insecurity in the country. The speakers of the 36 state houses of assembly have declared their support to the national assembly’s ongoing process of creating state police. The speakers made their resolution known in a communique issued at the end of the meeting of the conference of speakers of state...

100 girls wedding: Minister of Women Affairs petitions IGP, Court

Sarkindaji, speaker of the Niger state House of Assembly, announced last week that he would sponsor the wedding of 100 girls, some of whom were orphaned by insurgency. The Minister of Women Affairs, Uju Kennedy-Ohanenye, has petitioned the inspector-general of police (IGP) and seeks a court injunction to halt the marriage of 100 girls in Niger state. Abdulmalik Sarkindaji, who is the speaker of the Niger state House of Assembly, announced last week that he...

Senate considers stiffer penalties for job racketeers

Disregard for federal character principles in job employment, and other irregularities that violate the Nigerian constitution must be met with stiffer penalties. The Senate is set to consider stiffer penalties to stem job racketeering, disregard for federal character principles in job employment, and other irregularities that violate the Nigerian constitution. This was disclosed Tuesday by the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Federal Character and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Senator Allwell Onyesoh (PDP, Rivers East), after a...

Press freedom in Legislative Agenda of the 10th National Assembly

The Legislative Agenda of the 10th National Assembly aims to rebuild citizens’ confidence and deliver good governance for improved democracy in Nigeria which includes press freedom. The 10th House of Representatives was inaugurated on June 13, 2023 following the general elections on February 25, 2023. The election outcome produced a House with two hundred and seventy-six (77%) new and 84 (24%) returning members, continuing the traditionally high turnover rate in the legislature. The 10th Assembly will operate within...

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