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Godswill Akpabio has disclosed that the Senate will approve the proposal for the purchase whenever it is brought to their table. Anticipatory blackmail will not stop us from approving Presidential jet if need be The President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio has stated that no matter the anticipatory blackmail from the public, the Senate will approve the purchase of Presidential jets when requested to do so. “If Mr President’s vehicle is bad, we will repair...

Senate extends 2023 supplementary appropriation by 6 months

Senators debated and passed the  extension of the 2023 supplementary appropriation act from June 30th to December 31st, 2024 With just four days left until the deadline for the 2023 supplementary appropriation, the Senate has extended the implementation of the budget to December 31st, 2024. This followed the presentation and subsequent second reading of a bill titled, “A bill for an Act to amend the 2023 Supplementary Appropriation Act to further extend its implementation to...

FULL TEXT: President Bola Tinubu’s speech on 2024 Democracy Day

The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Bola Tinubu addressed the nation on a variety of issues affecting the country. President Bola Tinubu on Wednesday, June 12, 2024, addressed the nation to mark 25 years of uninterrupted democratic governance. Addressing a variety of issues affecting the country, President Tinubu laid out his vision for the future and pledged to implement democracy in the country. He also spoke on the nation’s democratic journey and honoured...

Senate confirms Agama as DG of SEC, others as executive commissioners

The nominees had been screen by the senate committee and they had all met the necessary requirements. The Senate has confirmed the appointment of Emomotimi Agama as the Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This is as it confirmed the appointments of Samiya Hassan Usman as executive commissioner (corporate services), Abimbola Oyebola Ajomale as executive commissioner (operations) and Frank  Chukwuogor as executive commissioner (legal and enforcement). The confirmation of these appointments, followed the...

Senate passes Tinubu’s anti-doping bill

President Tinubu has assured that the Bill will ensure to domesticate and enforce in Nigeria, the international convention against doping in sports ahead of the 2024 Olympic Games in France. The Senate has passed a bill seeking to prohibit Nigerian athletes from consuming performance-enhancing substances during or after sporting competitions. The passage of the executive bill was sequel to the consideration and approval of the report of the Senate joint committee on judiciary, human rights,...

Amidst confusion, Tinubu’s appears before joint sitting 

Speaker Abbas informed that all expected activities to be carried out by President Tinubu will take place on June 12 which is the actual Democracy Day. Amidst the earlier confusion on the conflicting statements from Tinubu’s Special Advisers, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu alongside his vice, Kashim Shettima were present at the joint sitting of the Senate and House of Representatives. The convoy of the president arrived at the National Assembly at exactly 11:57 a.m.  The...

Discordant tunes over Tinubu’s address at National Assembly

There seems to be a growing confusion in the Presidency over President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s plan to address the National Assembly on the state of the nation today, Wednesday 29th May, 2024. There was an earlier statement on Tuesday by Tinubu’s Special Adviser on Information & Strategy, Bayo Onanuga who had confirmed that the president will address a joint session of the National Assembly on Wednesday. According to Onanuga, the President will not broadcast to...

25 years of Democracy: Tinubu to address National Assembly joint session

President Tinubu will attend a joint session of the Senate and House of Representatives and also commission the newly built library complex in the National Assembly. The National Assembly is set to hold a joint sitting to mark 25 years of unbroken democracy in Nigeria. The joint session of the Senate and House of Representatives will be held on Wednesday, 30th May 2024 at the National Assembly complex. The event will be attended by distinguished...

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...

BREAKING: CBN makes u-turn, withdraws circular on cybersecurity levy

The CBN directed all commercial banks to forgo the initial circular, in line with the presidential directive. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has withdrawn the circular it issued to all commercial banks on May 6, 2024, directing them to impose a mandatory deduction of 0.05 per cent from each electronic transaction as a cybersecurity levy. The apex bank announced this in a revised circular dated May 17, 2024. The circular which was later accessed...

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