Senate To Investigate Cause Of Fuel Scarcity

The Senate has instructed its Committees on Petroleum Upstream and Downstream to investigate the root cause of the persistent fuel scarcity across the country. A federal lawmaker, Senator Abdul Ningi, raised a motion on the issue at plenary saying Nigerians need to know what is responsible for the lingering fuel

Senate Passes Anti-Tobacco Bill

The Senate has passed the bill on an Act to provide for the regulation, advertising, promotion and sponsorship of tobacco or tobacco products in Nigeria. The objective of the bill includes ensuring that Nigeria has a comprehensive tobacco legislation for ‎effective regulation and control of production, manufacturing, sale, labelling as

Supreme Court Cannot Hinder NASS From Amending Constitution – Senate


The National Assembly has yesterday threatened to flout the President on the amending of the Constitution, maintaining that the Supreme Court does not have the powers to prevent it from conducting its constitutionally stated duties. In reaction to the ruling of the Supreme Court on the matter brought before it

PDP Nearing Destruction, Says Senate President

As the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) awaits the outcome of the post-election committee set up to investigate the party’s loss in the 2015 March/April elections, the Senate President, David Mark, has warned that unless the in-fighting in the PDP is brought to an end, the party may be “heading for

Senate Passes Bill Which Prohibits Violence Against Persons

The Senate has passed violence against persons Prohibition Bill which seeks to prohibit female circumcision,  forceful ejection from home and harmful widowhood practices. The bill when passed to law would also help eliminate violence in private and public life, provides maximum protection, effective remedies for victims of violence, and punishment

Senate Presidency: North East Senators Threaten Lawan’s Chances


Twelve out of the 13 senators elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress from the North East, said in Abuja on Friday that they were not in support of Senator Ahmad Lawan’s emergence as the consensus candidate of the geo-political zone for the post of Senate President, in

Senator-elect For Anambra Feels Under Pressure To Step Down For Ngige


The senator-elect for Anambra Central senatorial district, Uche Ekwunife, on Thursday, April 30, explained how she has come under intense pressure from Igbo elders to renounce her mandate for Senator Chris Ngige, who is also from the district. Ekwunife won the Senatorial seat in the March 28th National Assembly election

APC Youth Group Insists Akume Is Right Man For Senate Presidency


The contender for the Senate presidency, Senator George Akume, is heavily supported by a youths group of the All Progressives Congress (APC) called League of Patriotic and Progressive Youths (LPPY). According to the Vanguard, the group yesterday, April 29, at a press conference in Abuja insisted that Akume who is also the

2015 Budget: Senate Approves N4.493Tr, Buhari To Pass On Supplementary Budget To Nass


Nigerian Senate has yesterday agreed with the House of Representatives by appropriating N4, 493,363,957,158 as the budget for the 2015 fiscal year. Meanwhile, the lawmakers have asked the President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, to send the National Assembly a supplementary budget that would take care of glaring shortcomings in the Appropriation

Senate Passes 2015 Budget


The Senate, Tuesday, passed the sum of N4.493 trillion budget for the 2015 fiscal year, but with an increment of N135.4 billion above what the executive arm of government earlier prepared and submitted to the National Assembly for approval.

BREAKING: Senate Passes 2015 Budget


The Senate, Tuesday, passed the  sum of N4.493 trillion budget  for the  2015 fiscal year, but with an increment of  N135.4 billion above what the executive arm of government earlier prepared and submitted to  the National  Assembly  for approval.

Buhari To Revisit NNPC’s ‘Missing’ 20billion Dollars

Nigeria’s President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, says that his administration would revisit the allegation made by the former CBN Governor, Sanusi Lamido, that about 20billion dollars oil revenue was not remitted into the federation account. Retired General Buhari stated this while receiving delegates from Adamawa State.

Saraki Should Be Senate President – Poll

Bukola Saraki Bukola Saraki, senator representing Kwara central has been voted next Senate President by PM News readers in an online poll conducted on 23 April.

Pres. Jonathan Sues Senate & House of Reps Over Constitution Amendments


The presidency has filed a lawsuit at the Supreme Court against the House of Representatives and Senate, to nullify proposed amendments to the 1999 constitution. According to Premium Times, the suit was filed because President Goodluck Jonathan did not approve of some of the amendments to some sections of the