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Nigerian Senate Agrees With Reps On 2019 Election Timetable Amendment

Nigerian Senate Agrees With Reps On 2019 Election Timetable Amendment

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The senate on Wednesday adopted the amended timetable for the 2019 general elections. The upper legislative chamber took the decision, after it considered the recommendations of a conference committee report on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Act. The House of Representatives had changed the order of the timetable for the election by amending the act. Details later...
EFCC Officials Shared Recovered PropertyThrough Corruption- Senate Reveals

EFCC Officials Shared Recovered PropertyThrough Corruption- Senate Reveals

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The Senate has described as herculean the investigation of the sacked Chairman of Presidential Task force on Pensions Reforms, Alhaji Abdulrasheed Maina, disclosing that over 222 houses recovered by the EFCC have been allegedly shared by the EFCC officials. Raising through order 42 and 43, Senator Emmanuel Paulker, Chairman of Federal establishment pointed that the Committee which was set up barely a month now ran into trouble in the course of investigating the embattled Pension Task-force chairman. He further explained that the combined team of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) allegedly recovered over 222 houses including hotels from Maina,and were shared amongsome top officials. He said his committee did not hav...
Malami Is A Blatant Lier, I Didn’t Collect N5 Billion Monthly From Maina – Jonathan

Malami Is A Blatant Lier, I Didn’t Collect N5 Billion Monthly From Maina – Jonathan

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Former President Goodluck Jonathan has dismissed the reported statement by Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, claiming he benefited illicitly from the pension fund under Abdulrasheed Maina’s supervision, saying it was all “a blatant lie”. He said there was no truth to the reports that he was paid N5 billion monthly from the pension fund. His media adviser, Ikechukwu Eze, stated this in Abuja on Saturday while reacting to the statement credited to Malami as published in a national newspaper last week. Malami was said to have told a Senate ad-hoc committee that an “ex-president was taking N5bn monthly from the Pension Fund.” Eze dismissed the claim as “a blatant lie hurriedly cooked up to divert the attention of the general public f
If Need Be I May Contest For Governor Again Or Senate Come 2019- Kalu

If Need Be I May Contest For Governor Again Or Senate Come 2019- Kalu

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A former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu has revealed two political positions he may be contesting for come 2019 general elections. The former Governor, who ruled Abia for eight years, said he may re-contest the position if the need be, adding that there’s no law restricting him. Kalu, who spoke in an interview with Arise TV, also revealed that nothing will stop him from running for the senate position he has tried three times unsuccessfully. Asked what positions he’ll be gunning for in the next elections, Kalu, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC said , “Well, there’s only one position for me to run at this time. I have a two-time governor. Should I run for governor again? That looks impossible though. “Its not been tested by any law that after 10 years I
Apeare Before Us Or Face Arrest- Senate Warns IGP Ibrahim Idris

Apeare Before Us Or Face Arrest- Senate Warns IGP Ibrahim Idris

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The ongoing Senate probe into various allegations against the Inspector-General of Police Ibrahim Idris was stalled on Wednesday, following the inability of the Police Boss to appear before the committee. Senate, however, insisted that the IGP must appear next Tuesday. Senator Isah Hamman Misau (Bauchi Central), had accused IGP Idris of unduly promoting officers of the Police Force and also extorting money from Commissioners of Police before posting. Misau also accused Idris of extorting money from oil companies and private individuals, who enjoy special security services of the Police. Subsequent on the motion on point of order by Senator Misau, the Senate President Bukola Saraki, mandated an adhoc committee under the chairmanship of the Senate Deputy Whip, Francis Alimikhena ...
Non-Payment Of Salary: Senators Donate To Feed Kogi Civil Servants

Non-Payment Of Salary: Senators Donate To Feed Kogi Civil Servants

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Some Nigerian senators have donated no fewer than 1,200 bags of rice to civil servants in Kogi state to alleviate their sufferings. . This was made known to Journalists on Wednesday by the senator representing Kogi West in the National Assembly, Dino Melaye According to Melaye, the donations were made in response to his clarion call on his colleagues to assist in cushioning the effect of hardship the civil servants who were yet-to-be paid their salaries for over 22 months The senator, who also disclosed that the donations included some bags of fertiliser, said: “Gentlemen, you are aware of acute hardship in Kogi state workforce now due to over 22 months of non payment of salaries. “At our level, we will continue to do our best to assist where necessary particularly that the sit
Sack Interior Minister And Maina Now- Senate Mandates Buhari

Sack Interior Minister And Maina Now- Senate Mandates Buhari

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The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday mandated President Muhammadu Buhari to bring those behind the reinstatement of the former chairman of Presidential Task Team on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina,‎ to book without further delay. The lawmakers mentioned the Attorney-General of the Federation, AGF, and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami as well as the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, as being behind the development. They are consequently demanding for their immediate sack. Members of the Red Chambers frowned at the recall of Maina, saying President Buhari’s government has been hijacked by powerful forces who do not want the All Progressives Congress, APC, led government to do well. Details later…  
David Mark Speaks For The First Time On The Floor Of The 8th Senate

David Mark Speaks For The First Time On The Floor Of The 8th Senate

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Immediate-past President of the Senate, David Mark, on Wednesday, spoke on the floor for the first time in two years and four months. This is the first time he is speaking on the floor of the Senate since the 8th National Assembly was inaugurated on the 9th of June, 2017. Mark spoke, when his only bill sponsored in two years, was read for the second time. Its titled “A Bill for an Act to Establish the Federal University of Health Science, Utukpo and ot‎her related matters connected thereto, 2017.” Unlike others bills read on the floor, Mark only read an abridged version of it. Many lawmakers wanted to speak on the issue, but we’re restricted by the Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, who presided. Leader of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, while speaking, said in other clim
Senate Under Pressure To Drop NNPC $25 Billion Contract Probe

Senate Under Pressure To Drop NNPC $25 Billion Contract Probe

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The Senate has postponed the commencement of its planned investigation into the alleged award of $25 billion worth of contracts in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).C Following the allegation of abuse of due process made by the Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, against the NNPC Group Managing Director, Dr. Maikanti Baru, the Senate resolved to investigate the matter. The upper chamber also resolved to investigate Baru over alleged insubordination and abuse of office as contained in the leaked Kachikwu’s letter to President Muhammadu Buhari. Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, who announced the postponement during yesterday’s plenary session, said that the investigation would commence next Tuesday. The investigative panel headed by former Sokot
Buhari Should Appoint A Separate Minister For Power – Senate

Buhari Should Appoint A Separate Minister For Power – Senate

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Nigerian Senate on Tuesday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently appoint a separate minister for the ministry of power due to critical challenges facing the sector. The senator said the current minister, Babatunde Fashola is overwhelmed by functions in other ministerial portfolios. The Senate resolution follows a motion by Senator Mustapha Bukar on the need for the Ministry of Power under Fashola to limit its role to general policy making rather than choking and preventing agencies like the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC from performing their legal functions. The lawmakers also urged the federal government to immediately incorporate Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs) for alternative energy projects such as Hydropower, Solar power and Wind power projects as...
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