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Akpabio declares open investigative hearing to review mining activities in Nigeria

Akpabio announced the hearing’s opening on Tuesday and implored all the stakeholders present at the event to actively engage in the deliberations of the hearing. An investigative hearing of mining activities in Nigeria with the goal of diversifying the nation’s economy has been declared open by the President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio. The three-day investigative hearing on “The need to comprehensively review the input and output values of the Nigeria mining industry in the...

Akpabio recounts tragic events facing the country, calls for collaborative resolutions

Akpabio said the incidents are reminders of the urgency and gravity of the challenges facing the country. The President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio has lamented over the tragic incidents that befell the country during the period of the National Assembly (NASS) recess. This is as he called on his colleagues in both Chambers (House of Representatives and Senate) to work together to address these challenges head-on and work towards a better Nigeria. Akpabio made...

Akpabio assures optimal cooperation with journalists

Akpabio urges Nigerians to give up sentimental thinking and behaviour in order to progress democracy and prosperity The President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, has assured cooperation with journalists seeking information under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act. Represented by the Chairman Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Yemi Adaramodu (APC, Ekiti South), he stated that the Senate under his leadership would not refuse any journalist access to information for ventilation to the...

Akpabio hails Tunde Onakoya, new world chess record holder

Nigerians in the city gave Tunde Onakoya tremendous support during his marathon at Times Square, New York, with many of them turning out to cheer him on. A Nigerian chess champion, Tunde Onakoya  has broken the world record for the longest chess marathon which started on Wednesday, hoping to raise $1 million for children’s education across Africa through the record attempt. At approximately 12:40 a.m. (04:40 GMT) on Saturday, he exceeded the previous record of 56...

Budget padding: “Senate will review Ningi’s suspension” – Akpabio

Akpabio pointed out that even though he had not seen the letter, the matter would be resolved like a family affair. The President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio has revealed that the Senate is making plans to recall Senator Abdul Ningi (PDP, Bauchi Central), from the three-month suspension imposed on him. Akpabio gave this revelation while speaking with reporters on Friday, 29 March 2024, as he arrived from the Inter-Parliamentary Union meeting in Geneva, Switzerland...

Ningi gives Akpabio seven-day ultimatum to lift his suspension 

Ningi through his lawyer, Femi Falana warned that if the suspension is not lifted in the next seven days he would drag the Senate before the Federal High Court. Senator Abdul Ahmed Ningi (PDP, Bauchi Central), has given an ultimatum to the President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, demanding that he lift the suspension placed on him. This was disclosed in a letter dated 27th March 2024, through Ningi’s lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), who warned...

“NASS will support MAN to make manufacturing Industry flourish” – Akpabio

Akpabio acknowledged that the country’s economic circumstances were to blame for the manufacturers’ predicament and commended them for their perseverance. The President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio has pledged the support of the National Assembly for Nigerian manufacturers to make the manufacturing industry flourish. While visiting him in his office on a courtesy call on Wednesday, Akpabio made the promise to the Executive of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN). He gave his guests an...

Senate sets up 43-member panel for 1999 Constitution review

Senate President, Akpabio said the committee would be inaugurated on Tuesday, next week for them to commence work immediately. The President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, has named a 43-member ad-hoc committee to further review the 1999 Constitution. Akpabio who announced the Chairman and Members of the Committee stressed the importance of the Constitution review saying, “There is a need for us to touch on some aspects of the constitution to bring them in line...

Akpabio mourns Access Bank CEO and family

The helicopter crash was said to have taken place on Saturday, 10 February 2024, around 7 am, Nigerian time. The President of the Senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio has mourned the sudden demise of the Chief Executive Officer of Access Holding, Herbert Wigwe, his wife and son in a helicopter crash in California, USA. Akpabio in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Hon. Eseme Eyiboh described the death of Wigwe and his...

I’m not an “habitual late comer” to plenaries – Akpabio insists

There have been several reports circulating on the media concerning Akpabio’s alleged habitual late coming to plenaries. The President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio (APC. Akwa-Ibom North-West) has denied accusations labeling him “as an habitual latecomer” to plenaries. This was a sequel to reports circulating in the media on Sunday, alleging that he does not attend to urgent matters brought before him by his colleagues before proceeding to the plenary on each sitting day. READ...

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