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INTERVIEW: Citizens must take ownership of constituency projects – Sen. Adaramodu

Senator Adaramodu, in this exclusive interview with OrderPaper, explains why citizens must take ownership of  constituency projects Since the inception of constituency projects in Nigeria there have been misconceptions, poor evaluations and misinformation of the scheme in the public domain. While some acknowledge that such projects help in bringing development to grassroots constituencies, others have continuously criticised it. Also known as Zonal Intervention Projects (ZIP), constituency projects are generally defined as particular efforts or development...

New state from Kano, forex bill, fire fighting | SENATE GIST TODAY 

A bill to create a new state from Kano, forex regulation and moves to contain fire outbreaks were highlights in today’s senate plenary Senate introduces constitutional bill to create new state from Kano The Senate has introduced a bill seeking to alter the constitution to create a new state, Tiga State, from Kano. The bill is sponsored by Senator Kawu Sumaila (NNPP, Kano South). This is not the first time that the senate is proposing...

Akpabio, Lawan spar over plenary start time 

The incumbent president of the senate, Godswill Akpabio, and his predecessor, Ahmad Lawan, openly disagree over the best time to start senate plenary  There was a mild argument on the floor of the Senate between the President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio and the immediate past Senate President, Ahmad Lawan over a move to adjust commencement time for plenary. This was prompted by a motion sponsored by the Leader of the Senate, Opeyemi Bamidele (APC,...

BREAKING: Senate suspends plenary as Rep Akinremi dies

Akinremi, the lawmaker, who was from Oyo State, died at the early hours of today after a brief illness The Senate has suspended it plenary sitting in honour of late Rep. Olajide Akinremi, popularly known as Jagaban. The lawmaker had passed away at the early hours of the day following a brief illness. Until his death, Akinremi represented Ibadan north federal constituency in Oyo State. As is the tradition, the senate shortly after convening for...

Akpabio says the Tinubu administration will deploy 2 trucks of fertisers to each senator and 1 to each member in the house. The President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, has disclosed that the Federal Government has commenced deployment of 60 trucks of fertilisers to each of the 36 states through their governors.  Akpabio also mentioned that all senators will receive 2 trucks of fertilisers each while members of the House of Representatives will receive 1...

Take urgent measures to fight food insecurity – Senate to FG

“Nobody should say they are going to distribute food because even our silos are empty.” The Senate has urged the federal government to, as a matter of urgency, take measures to fight the current food insecurity in the country, outline measures to combat the situation, and address the nation on the steps taken.  This is as the President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, disclosed that the government has commenced deployment of 60 trucks of fertilisers...

Domestic violence, Oronsaye report, and media regulation | SENATE GIST TODAY

Here are the highlights of activities that took place in the Senate today – domestic violence, rejection of part of Oronsaye’s report, confirmation of presidential nominee and establishment of university.   Senate takes stringent measures to tackle domestic violence against women As a result of the rising cases of violence, especially domestic violence against women, the Senate has taken stringent measures to tackle and put and end to such violent acts. This was sequel to...

Nigeria missing out on $110bn global bitumen market 

With an estimated worth of $42 billion, Senator Jimoh said Nigeria possesses the largest bitumen resource in Africa. The Senate has disclosed that the country is missing out on the $110billion bitumen global market. A public hearing held on Thursday on a bill seeking an Act on the formation of a Bitumen Development Commission, organised by the senate committee on solid minerals and chaired by Senator Ekong Sampson (PDP, Akwa-Ibom South), brought attention to the...

North-central commission, confirmation, railway, and police pension | SENATE GIST TODAY

Here are highlights of major activities that took place in the Senate today – screening confirmation, amendment of the railway law, police pension and the north central development commission bill. Confirmation of nominee  The Senate has approved the appointment of Abdullahi Usman Bello for appointment as chairman, Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB). OrderPaper recalls that following the request from President Bola Tinubu for the confirmation of the nominee on May 9, 2024, the Senate referred...

Senate to probe mambila power project

The Senate also decided to stick with the original plan to keep the mambila project’s capacity at 3,000 megawatts The Senate has set up an ad-hoc committee to investigate delays in the execution of the mambila hydroelectric power project (MHEPP) that was commissioned since 1999. This is as they emphasised how past administrations had neglected to reallocate the sum of $1.7 billion for the Ajaokuta Steel Complex and give priority to the mambila project, which...

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