Lamorde to Appear Before Senate Today

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, said on Tuesday that the upper chamber would go ahead with the planned probe of the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Lamorde, scheduled for today (Wednesday). Anyanwu, a Peoples Democratic Party member representing

Revenue Agency Reiterates Commitment To Stopping Tax Evasion

The new Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr Babatunde Fowler, has resumed office, with a promise to stop tax evasion and improve revenue generation.

Mr Fowler, whose appointment is subject to confirmation of the Senate, said no country could succeed by ignoring taxation.

Senate To Probe EFCC Chairman For Allegedly Diverting Billions

Following a petition it received, the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions is set to begin a probe of the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Lamorde, over allegations that he diverted over N1 trillion being proceeds recovered from convicted persons by the agency.

Don’t charge Nigerians for electricity not consumed, NERC directs Discos

Ayorinde Oluokun/Abuja Dr Sam Amadi, NERC Chairman The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has directed electricity Distribution Companies (Discos) to urgently restructure their fixed charges in order to ensure no Nigerian is made to pay for electricity not consumed.

Efforts To Reduce Salaries And Allowances Of NASS Members Hits Brick Wall

Efforts to reduce the salaries and allowances of members of the National Assembly (NASS) met a brick wall on Wednesday, as lawmakers failed to agree on a proposal to cut their salaries and allowances. The Senate Adhoc Committee had presented a report which would review the salaries and allowances of

Senate refers Edo’s $75m World Bank loan to committee

(L) Senate President, Bukola Saraki and other senators The Senate on Tuesday referred the request of President Muhammadu Buhari for approval of 75 million dollar World Bank loan for Edo to its ad hoc Committee on Local and Foreign Debt.

Senate Committee Quizzes DSS Over Rivers Election  

The Senate Committee on Ethics on Thursday said the Department of State Services (DSS) does not have the authority to interfere in electoral disputes. The Committee on Thursday invited DSS officials over a petition from the Rivers State House of Assembly, accusing the agency of unduly interfering in the Rivers

Senate tasks NAFDAC, others over EU food ban

(L) Senate President, Bukola Saraki and other senators The Senate on Thursday, called on the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to tighten its oversight on locally produced food and agricultural items to ensure global acceptance.

Senate Summons Emefiele Over Naira Value

The Senate on Wednesday passed a resolution summoning Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, to appear before the lawmakers and brief them on the status of the Naira. In the resolution which followed a two-prayer motion by Sen.

Senate summons CBN Gov. over falling value of naira

Godwin Emefiele, CBN Governor After a brief debate, the Senate on Wednesday agreed to summon Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) over the state of the economy, especially on the falling value of the naira.

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