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

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…

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Senate Under Pressure To Drop NNPC $25 Billion Contract Probe

Senate Under Pressure To Drop NNPC $25 Billion Contract Probe

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…

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Buhari Should Appoint A Separate Minister For Power – Senate

Buhari Should Appoint A Separate Minister For Power – Senate

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…

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Buhari Is An Amateur In Making Appointments- Dino Melaye

Buhari Is An Amateur  In Making Appointments- Dino Melaye

Senator Dino Melaye has noted that there are so many square pegs in round holes in the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. Melaye said Buhari’s selections were synonymous to someone wearing oversized shoes, adding that there were lots of nepotism in the President’s appointments. In an interview with Vanguard, Melaye, a chieftain of the ruling party, said, “Let me tell you, in this government, we have square pegs in round holes. “You cannot give carpentry work…

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Youth Unemployment- Senate MDAs And CSOs Move To Arrest Scourge

Youth Unemployment- Senate MDAs And CSOs Move To Arrest Scourge

The Senate, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and representatives of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) on yesterday convened a roundtable dialogue to proffer solutions on the alarming rate of youth unemployment in the country. The event was attended by the President of the Senate, Principal Officers of the Senate, Senators and CSOs. According to a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the President of the Senate, Sanni Onogu, it identified the root causes of…

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Nigeria Police: IGP Idris’s Secrets Stink

Nigeria Police: IGP Idris’s Secrets Stink

The last has not been heard of the ugliest side of the running battle  between the Inspector General of Police and the Senator representing Bauchi Central Senatorial District. The Senator,  Hamman Misau, has opened a can of worms against the Inspector General of Police, Idris Kpotun Ibrahim. Raising through order 43, Misau a former Police officer explained that he was attacked by the Inspector General of Police because he revealed corrupt activities under the current…

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I Will Be In The Senate For Life – Abba Bukar Ibrahim / ORBITNEWS Updates

I Will Be In The Senate For Life – Abba Bukar Ibrahim / ORBITNEWS Updates

A former governor of Yobe State, Senator Bukar Abba Ibrahim (APC, Yobe East), said yesterday that he will be in the Senate for life. Ibrahim had served as Yobe governor three times before he went to the Senate in 2007. He was re-elected in 2011 and for the third time in 2015.  He is at the moment the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Ecology and Climate Change. His wife, Khadija Bukar Ibrahim, was at…

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Senator Abaribe Stands Tall In the Face Of Alleged Complicity With IPOB

Senator Abaribe Stands Tall In the Face Of Alleged Complicity With IPOB

The Senator representing Abia South Senatorial District, Enyinnaya Abaribe said on Wednesday that the Closed session of the Senate did not query him on his decision to sign the bail bond for the embattled leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu as opinions in some quaters suggest the senator may be in another hot soup as the senate resumes plenary last Tuesday.  Abaribe, who raised a point of order through Order 15 of…

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Senate Committees Rejig: Ubah, Sabo, Oduah Others Favoured

Senate Committees Rejig: Ubah, Sabo, Oduah Others Favoured

 President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday, announced the movement of chairmen and deputies of the various standing committees in the upper chamber. Saraki, who made the announcement at the end of Tuesday’s plenary, said the move is to strengthen the institution of the Senate and ensure that proper oversight functions are carried out. According to Saraki, Committee on Trade and Investment will now be headed by Sabo Mohammed. Interior committee will be led…

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Senator Ndume Set To Resume From Suspension Next Week, Unveils Agenda

Senator Ndume Set To Resume From Suspension Next Week, Unveils Agenda

The former Senate Leader, Senator Ali Ndume representing Borno on Monday unveiled a one-point agenda for the rest of his tenure in the upper chamber. Ndume was suspended on March 29, this year for six months expected to resume on Tuesday next weekbut it was gathered that the Borno lawmaker will resume next Tuesday. Recall that Ndume was suspended following a point of order he raised on the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki and Chairman…

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