Senate Crisis: Senators Commend Saraki

Some senators have lauded Senate President, Bukola Saraki’s patriotic and non-partisan approach in solving the lingering leadership crisis and committee constitution in the upper chamber of the legislature.  Senator Aliyu Abdullahi representing Niger North District, has lauded Saraki for his broad-mindedness patriotic and non-partisan approach he embraced in constituting the committees

Senate To Investigate Waivers On Agricultural Products

The Senate has asked the Federal Government to stop all waivers on rice importation and agricultural products for the time being. The Senate also asked the Federal Government to mandate the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Comptroller-General of Customs to ensure that all duty due to

Senate To Screen Service Chiefs On July 30

The Nigerian Senate will on Thursday, July 30, screen the Service Chiefs appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari. With the leadership crisis at the Upper Chamber finally resolved, with the selection of principal officers on Tuesday, the lawmakers are now set to begin their duties under a peaceful atmosphere, as they

Buhari seeks Senate confirmation of Service Chiefs

L-R: Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Iba; Chief of Army Staff, Maj.-Gen Abayomi Olonisakin; Chief of Defence Intelligence, AirVice Marshal Morgan Riku; National Security Adviser, Maj.-Gen BabaganaMongunu (rtd) Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and President Muhammadu Buhari at a meeting at the Presidential Villa

Buhari Asks Senate to Confirm Service Chiefs

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded the names of the newly appointed service chiefs to the Senate for confirmation. The president,in a letter addressed to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, which was read on the floor of the Senate during plenary,Tuesday, appealed to the legislature to approve the appointments of the

Senate Announces Akpabio As Minority Leader

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has announced Senator Godswill Akpabio as the Minority Leader of the Senate.  Senator Saraki read a letter at plenary today, (Tuesday) submitted by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the Senate which listed the names of the remaining principal officers in the Senate.

Waku: Saraki’s Wife Ordeal Masterminded By Tinubu

The former Vice Chairman of Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Senator JKN Waku has accused the National Leader of the party, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu of masterminding the petition to the EFCC to probe the wife of the Senate President, Mrs Toyin Saraki.

Any Lawmaker Who Defects Will Lose Their Seat – INEC


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that any lawmaker who leaves his/her political party on which platform the lawmaker was elected, before the expiration of the tenure will lose their seat.

Any Lawmaker Who Defects Will Lose Their Seat – INEC


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it invoke the relevant section of the amened 1999 constitution if any lawmaker leaves his/her political party on which platform the lawmaker was elected, before the expiration of the tenure.

Dogara Reveals When Nigerians Should Expect Names Of Principal Officers


Speaker House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara on Tuesday, July 14, 2015, revealed when Nigerians should expect names of principal officers in the lower chamber of the National Assembly. Dogara made this disclosure while addressing some APC youths, on the aegis of the APC Youth Mobilisers and Professionals, who visited the

Saraki Decries Saudi’s Visa Issuance Policy

The Senate President Bukola Saraki has criticized the entry visa issuance policy of the Saudi Arabian embassy in Nigeria for this year’s Lesser Hajj. Senator Saraki, who arrived Medinah on Saturday listened to complaints from some Nigerians who are performing the Lesser Hajj and noted that the Saudi authorities, unlike other embassies

Chile Lawmakers Approve Marijuana Decriminalisation Bill

The 15 years of jail term for selling and transporting marijuana might now become a thing of the past in Chile, after Chile lawmakers approved marijuana decriminalisation bill, to allow  Chileans grow marijuana  for medical purpose. Members of the Lower House approved the bill by a wide margin, with 68

Tambuwal Confident Ruling Party’s Crisis Will End Soon

The Sokoto State Governor, Mr Aminu Tambuwal, is optimistic that the crisis in the All Progressives Congress following the leadership tussle in the National Assembly would soon be a thing of the past. The former Speaker of the House of Representatives, who is heading one of the committees set up

Political Parties Urged To Allow Independence Of Legislature

A former Senate President in Nigeria, Senator Ken Nnamani, has advised political parties to learn from history and allow for the independence of the legislature. Addressing a gathering in Abuja on Monday, Senator Nnamani said the National Assembly was grappling with the crisis of the supremacy of the party versus

Group Urges Buhari To Cancel Anti-Gay Law


President Muhammadu Buhari, has been urged to take a cue from the United State and cancel the same sex marriage prohibition Act of 2014. This comes days after the Supreme Court of the United States of America finally legalised same sex marriage throughout the whole country.