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Senate Approves 21% Budget Hike to Boost Economy

Senate Approves 21% Budget Hike to Boost Economy

Nigeria’s lawmakers approved to boost spending by 21 percent this year to help the West African economy recover from its worst slump in 25 years. The Senate, led by its President Bukola Saraki, agreed on Thursday in the capital, Abuja, to increase spending this year to 7.4 trillion naira ($23 billion). That compares to a […]

Only 23 Women Are Willingly To Be Senators In Kenya?

Only 23 Women Are Willingly To Be Senators In Kenya?

The balance between the sexes in the Senate looks set to remain tilted in favour of men as only 23 women have asked to be nominated for election as senators at the next General Election. No woman was elected to the Senate in the last General Election, which resulted in the 18 who got there […]

Kenya: Senate To Appeal Gender Rule Verdict

Kenya: Senate To Appeal Gender Rule Verdict

The Senate will appeal against a recent verdict in which the High Court said Parliament risks being dissolved by June if it fails yet again to legislate the gender rule principle. In a notice of appeal filed on April 6, the Senate said it will move to the Court of Appeal to challenge the verdict […]

Senate Amends Electoral Act To Legalise Electronic Voting

Senate Amends Electoral Act To Legalise Electronic Voting

Nigeria now comes close to using electoral voting system in the conduct of elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission, after the country’s Senate amended the Electoral Act on Thursday. The amendment followed the adoption of the report of the alteration of the existing electoral law, Electoral Act 2010, by of the Senate committee on […]

Senate Vs EFCC – Who Is Witch-Hunting Whom?

Senate Vs EFCC – Who Is Witch-Hunting Whom?

The EFCC in an incriminating report sent to the President alleges that the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and some of his aides and associates, of which his Deputy Chief of Staff, Gbenga Makanjuola, ex-Managing Director of Heritage Bank, Robert Mbonu and other companies, allegedly assisted the Senate President, already on trial for alleged false declaration […]

Kenya: Women Dealt Body Blow As Gender Bill Flops In Senate

Kenya: Women Dealt Body Blow As Gender Bill Flops In Senate

An attempt by the Senate to increase the number of women in Parliament suffered a blow when Senators opposed to the bill skipped voting. Opposition lawmakers were attending the National Super Alliance (Nasa) rally at Jevanjee gardens, Nairobi and failed to turn out for the crucial vote that would have increased the number of nominated […]

PMB Forwards Revised Ambassadorial List To NASS

PMB Forwards Revised Ambassadorial List To NASS

President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded a revised list of 46 ambassadorial nominees to the Senate for confirmation as ambassadors. Consequently, the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, and Imo State have now been accommodated on the list as the nominee for Imo was previously mistaken for Rivers’. While Kaduna and Katsina states have been allotted more slots […]

Senate Rejects Magu As EFCC Chairman

Senate Rejects Magu As EFCC Chairman

The Senate has rejected Ibrahim Magu’s nomination as Chairman of the EFCC. The Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, who addressed journalists after a closed-door session on Thursday, said the rejection was based on “security report.” He said the rejection would be communicated to President Muhammadu Buhari to take further action.

Senate Probes NNPC, NPDC Over Unremitted $5.584bn

Senate Probes NNPC, NPDC Over Unremitted $5.584bn

The Senate has mandated its Joint Committees on Petroleum (Upstream and Downstream) and Finance to investigate the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and its subsidiary, the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), over non-remittance of $5.584 billion due to the Federation Account. The Upper Chamber also mandated the NNPC and the NPDC to immediately remit monies […]

Ekweremadu, Chief Whip Clash Over Gender Equality Bill

Ekweremadu, Chief Whip Clash Over Gender Equality Bill

Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Olusola Adeyeye (APC, Osun Central) yesterday clashed with the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, over a clause in the gender equality bill. The bill was sponsored by Senator Biodun Olujimi (PDP, Ekiti South). Ekweremadu had while contributing to the debate said Clause 4 of the bill was in conflict […]

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