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Barely 24 hours after first reading, Tinubu’s Anti-Doping Bill scales second reading at Senate

The World Anti-Doping Code is a core document that provides the framework for anti-doping policies, rules, and regulations within sport organisations and among public authorities. The Senate on Wednesday passed for second reading, a National Anti-Doping Bill, seeking to prevent Nigerian athletes from consuming performance enhancing substances before or during sporting competitions. OrderPaper recalls that the executive bill which was read for the first on Tuesday, 21st May, 2024 was earlier sent to the Senate...

Budget Padding: “Ningi’s suspension an internal matter that has been dealt with” – Senator Adaramodu

Ningi had earlier given Akpabio a seven-day ultimatum to lift the suspension placed on him. Senator Yemi Adaramodu (APC, Ekiti South) has disclosed that the suspension of Senator Abdul Ahmed Ningi (PDP, Bauchi Central) has been addressed by the Senate. The Chairman Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Adaramodu revealed this while speaking with journalists of the National Assembly on Wednesday. According to the lawmaker, Ningi’s fate is a decision of the 108 senators...

Senate to probe gas pipeline explosion in Bayelsa

The huge explosions from a crude oil pipeline led to an inferno in the vicinity of the gas facility. The Senate has mandated its committees on Petroleum Upstream, Downstream, Gas, Niger Delta Affairs, Health and Environment, to probe a recent gas pipeline explosion in Bayelsa state.  This resolution followed the consideration of a motion on the “Massive explosion close to Gbarian-Ubie Gas Processing Facility in Yenagoa Local Government Area, Bayelsa State and pollution of the...

Senate set to tackle transmission line vandalisation in North-East 

Senator Kaka Shehu Lawan lamented how some parts of the North East have been in darkness for 2 years.  As a means of addressing the the worrisome cases of transmission lines vandalisation in the North Eastern region of the country, the Senate has urged the Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Power to as a matter of urgency allocate funds to the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to address the faults along the Jos-Gombe,...

Herdsmen Attack: Senate set to conduct National summit to tackle insecurity

Senator Isah Jibrin disclosed that the attack claimed over 21 lives and properties in Omala. Given the deteriorating security situation in the country, the Nigerian Senate had resolved to set up an Ad-hoc committee to conduct a national summit to tackle the issues of herdsmen attacks. This is as it urged the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and Humanitarian Affairs to provide relief materials to the affected communities. This resolution followed a motion of urgent...

Senate confirms Makama, Oshadami for appointment as NCC Commissioners

Senator Aliyu Ikra Bilbis (PDP, Zamfara Central) noted that during the screening, both nominees met the relevant criteria for appointment. The Senate has confirmed the appointment of Rimini Haraya Makama as Executive Commissioner Stakeholders Management and Abraham Oshadami as Executive Commissioner Technical Services in the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). The confirmation of both nominees followed the consideration and approval of the report by the Committee on Communications during Tuesday’s plenary. READ ALSO: Urum Kalu Eke...

Retired police officers protest unpaid pensions at National Assembly

The aggrieved retired police officers asked the President Bola Tinubu-led Nigerian government to remove them from the contributory pension scheme. Some retired police officers under the contributory pension scheme have stormed the national assembly over seceral months of unpaid pensions. The retirees who came from chapters to protest at the National Assembly on Tuesday, 21st May, 2024 decried the extreme challenges saying that the National Pension Commission (PENCOM) has failed to pay their entitlements for...

Ondo Guber: APC suspends Senator Jimoh Ibrahim

The suspension of Senator Ibrahim follows his defeat in the state’s party primary governorship election, which took place on Saturday, April 20, 2024.  Senator Jimoh Ibrahim (APC, Ondo South) has been suspended by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Igbotako Ward II, Okitipupa local government area of Ondo State due to suspected anti-party activities and insubordination. A letter revealing the senator’s suspension was provided to the press in the state capital of Akure. The letter...

Senate approves establishment of North West Development Commission 

The bill which scaled third reading was sponsored by the Deputy President of the Senate, Barau Jibrin and 20 other senators from the seven states in the North West geopolitical zone. The Senate has passed the North West Development Commission (NWDC) bill seeking to address the challenges facing the seven states in the geopolitical zone. The passage of the Bill is a sequel to the consideration of the report of the Committee on Special Duties...

President Tinubu transmits anti-doping bill to Senate

The Senate is expected to commence deliberations on the Bill, before referral to the relevant Committee for further legislative actions. President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has transmitted a National Anti-Doping Bill, 2024 to the Senate for consideration and approval. This Bill seeks to curb the use of performance enhancement drugs such as steroids, amongst others. This was disclosed in a letter read by the Deputy Senate President, Barau Jibrin during Thursday’s plenary. The letter read, “In...

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