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Senate Asks Sagay to Name Senators With Questionable Integrity

The Senate on Wednesday asked the Chairman Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption Prof. Itse Sagay to name Senators with questionable integrity in the 8th Senate. This followed  a point of order raised by Deputy Senate leader, Bala Ibn Na’allah. Na’allah  drew the attention of lawmakers to a report in a newspaper, where Professor Sagay was allegedly quoted as saying that the Senate is filled wit ...

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Senate Suspends Ex Majority Leader, Senator Ndume for 6 Months

The Senate on Wednesday suspended former Majority leader, Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume representing Borno South for a period of 6 months for bringing Senator Dino Melaye, Senate President Bukola Saraki and entire the Senate to disrepute. Also, the upper legislative chamber cleared the Senator Dino Melaye of  the alleged fake  degree certificate  saga .Equally, the  Senate President Bukola Saraki was cleared o ...

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Buhari’s Two New Ministerial Nominees Unveiled

The names of  the two ministerial nominees sent to the Senate by President Muhammadu Buhari have been unveiled. They   are Professor Stephen Ocheni   from Kogi State and Suleiman Hassan  of Gombe State. Buhari ,according to reports sent the names Tuesday evening  to the Senate for confirmation. IT could be recalled that a minister from Kogi State James Ocholi died in an auto crash while Amina Mohammed from ...

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Melaye Graduated From ABU, Says Vice Chancellor

Respite came  for embattled Nigerian Senator Dino Melaye as  Ahmadu Bello University, ABU,  officially confirmed that he attended the  university and graduated  from there as well. Professor  Ibrahim Garba,Vice Chancellor of ABU confirmed on Monday during a Senate Committee hearing that  Melaye graduated at the university with a bachelors degree in Geography. The VC said Melaye graduated from ABU with a  Th ...

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EFCC: Senate Has Been Vindicated On Magu’s Case, Says Sabi Abdullahi

Spokesman of the Senate, Dr. Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi has stated that the leaked report of the Directorate of State Security (DSS) sent to the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, on the integrity of Mr. Ibrahim Magu has vindicated the decision of the legislative chamber to reject his nomination as chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). In a statement he ...

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Senate Rejects Two Ambassadorial Nominees, Confirms 45

Nigeria’s Senate has rejected two non-career ambassadorial nominees.Those rejected include  Sylvanus Nsofor of Imo state  and Jacob Daudu  from Ondo state. The duo were rejected upon the  recommendation of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee. A report by the DSS had described Daudu as deceitful,  Monsurat ‎Sunmonu, the senate committee chairperson said  during the confirmation voting process. On the other ...

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Senate Approves $500 million Eurobond for Funding of 2016 Budget Deficit

The Senate on Wednesday approved the request by President Muhammadu Buhari for $500 million Eurobond in the international capital market for  funding  the 2016 budget deficit. The approval was given following a motion moved by the Senate leader Ahmed Lawan that the Senate do resolve to committee of the whole to consider the request of the President. The motion was seconded by the Senate minority leader, Sen ...

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Ali Must Go! Senate Declares Customs CG Unfit to Hold Public Office

The Senate on Wednesday declared the Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd) unfit to hold any public office and urged him to resign.  The upper chamber of the National Assembly also directed  the Nigeria Customs Service to cancel its proposed policy on retrospective payment of vehicle duty. Also, the Senate  condemned the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) Abubakar Malami ...

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APC To Broker Peace In Senate, Ali Face-Off

The All Progressives Congress (APC) said Tuesday it has found it necessary to intervene in the on-going face-off between the Senate and the Comptroller General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali. Its move, the party said comes on the heels  of the controversy that has trailed the invitation extended to the Comptroller General of The Nigerian Customs Service, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd) by the Senate. A statement by the ...

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Saraki Has Nothing to Do With Importation of Vehicle, Says Aide

The Special Adviser to Senate President on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, has stated that  the allegation raisedTuesday  by Senator Ali Ndume linking Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki to the importation of vehicle lacks basis as it was outright falsehood. In a press statement, Olaniyonu said from the facts and documents about the seized vehicle, it is obvious that the Senate President has nothing to do wit ...

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Hameed Ali Writes NASS, Says Will Not Appear Before Senate

The Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Mr. Hamid Ali has written a letter to the National Assembly that he would not be able to appear before the Senate on March 22, 2017 as scheduled. Ali who is expected  to appear before the Senate in an official uniform of the customs service said he is acting on a legal advice he received from the Attorney General of the Federation and Justice Mi ...

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Fake Certificate Probe: I Will Step Down As Member Of Committee – Melaye

Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West at the Senate on Tuesday vowed to continue speaking the truth despite what he described as clear vindictive allegation against him by certain online media organization. The Senator stated this while addressing Senate correspondents immediately after plenary on Tuesday. He said the intention of the allegation is to distract and slow him down from speaking the truth. ...

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