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The Battle: National Assembly vs the Oronsaye Report

Despite the Federal Executive Council’s (FEC) decision to fully implement the Steve Oronsaye panel report to reduce the cost of governance, restructuring, and rationalisation of federal agencies, parastatals, and commissions, the National Assembly is unmoved. Contrary to the Steve Oronsaye report, which suggests eliminating or merging several ministries, departments, and agencies to lower government expenses, it is no longer news that the National Assembly barely goes any week without considering establishment bills that question the...

Senate confirms Oladapo as Executive Director of NMDGIFB

President Bola Tinubu had earlier nominated Oladapo for the position and requested the Senate to confirm him. The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Adama Oluwole Oladapo for appointment as Executive Director of the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Gas Infrastructure Fund Board (NMDGIFB). This resolution on Thursday, February 15, followed the approval of the recommendation of the Committee on Gas and Petroleum Resources (Downstream) that had screened Oladapo, chaired by Senator Agom Jarigbe (PDP, Cross...

Senate to increase revenue target of Customs

Jibrin says the move to internally generate revenue from the Nigerian Customs is due to Nigeria’s debt crises. The  Senate has disclosed its intention to review upwards the N5.079 trillion 2024 revenue target of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) from the second half of the year to save the country from further borrowings. This was revealed by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Customs, Isah Jibrin (APC, Kogi East) Monday at a crucial meeting with the...

Senator Natasha hails security operatives for rescuing Bwari kidnap victims

On January 2nd, 2024, the victims were allegedly abducted in the Zuma 1 area of Kawu, within the Bwari Area Council of Abuja. Senator Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan (PDP, Kogi Central) has lauded the swift move by the Nigerian Police Force and Nigerian Army in the rescue operation of the victims of kidnapping incidents in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). This followed a rescue of the kidnap victims in Kaduna by a joint team of police force...

Ibadan explosion: Senator Alli calls for humanitarian relief for victims

An explosion occurred in Ibadan during the late hours of Tuesday, leading to several casualties The Chairman, Senate Committee on Electoral Matters, Barrister Sharafadeen Abiodun Alli (APC, Oyo South), has urged the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, and other relevant agencies to offer prompt humanitarian relief to the victims of the Ibadan explosion. This was disclosed in a statement released on Wednesday, November 17, 2024, and signed by his media assistant, Akeem Abas. Recall that...

“I was attacked by thugs in Government House” – Senator

Following the attack on Senator Echocho, the Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello is said to have ordered the arrest of six people and ordered their prompt prosecution.      Senator Isah Jibrin Echocho (APC, Kogi East) has disclosed that he was attacked by thugs inside the Government House, Lokoja, Kogi State. According to the lawmaker, who was in the company of Senator Sunday Karimi (APC, Kogi West) and a few other All Progressives Congress (APC)...

BETTAGATE: Ndume hails Tinubu for suspending minister

Ndume says certain difficult choices must be made and some misdeeds of the administration must be reduced for President Tinubu to be successful and carry out his renewed hope agenda. Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume (APC, Borno South) has urged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to immediately restrict the misconduct of a newly formed political cartel which is threatening to escalate if left unsupervised.  Ndume, who is presently performing the Hajj in Saudi Arabia however, praised President...

WANTED: Where is Senator Orji Uzor Kalu?

Despite being outspoken and vocal in the 9th assembly and the weeks before the 10th assembly began to function, Senator Kalu has been quiet and less visible in the last six months  In the weeks that preceded the inauguration of the 10th assembly, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu (APC, Abia) made headlines owing to his utterances, stance on major political issues, and more importantly, his aspiration for the position of President of the Senate. Sen. Kalu...

KARIMI: The emerging ‘humourist’ of the 10th Senate

The 10th Senate has not been without controversies, but Karimi seems to have made more headlines on negativity than positivity  Sunday Steve Karimi The 10th Senate since its inauguration in June, has witnessed extraordinary senators who have demonstrated that they are real advocates of their citizens but not without some who appear to be unsure of their legislative responsibilities. Over the past few months, the credibility of Senator Karimi Steve Sunday, who represents Kogi west...

UPDATE: Changing face of the 10th Senate 6 months after

The 9th Senate is all now history and all eyes are now focused on the composition of the 10th Senate and its prospects as Nigerians are beginning to gain interest in the legislature. It’s been almost 7 months since the inauguration of the 10th Senate where Senators elected their leaders of which they elected Godswill Obot Akpabio as Senate President and Barau Jibrin as Deputy Senate President. On July 4th, 2023, Akpabio went further to...

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