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Probe Senate Now Over Employment Slots Scandal – SERAP Calls On ICPC, EFCC

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has asked the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to: “jointly carry out a prompt, thorough, transparent and effective investigation into allegations that principal officers and members of the Nigerian Senate are using their official positions to get job slots... Continue Reading →

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“Buhari’s Budget Is Senseless, We Will Re-Do The Whole Thing” – Nigerian Senate

Senators yesterday criticized the N10.33 trillion 2020 budget presented by President Muhammadu Buhari for lacking the capacity to boost growth, declaring they would “take over” and “redirect” the economy. ⁣ ⁣ Leading the debate, Senate Majority Leader Yahaya Abdullahi said: “The Capital Budget to GDP Ratio is rather too small, (about two percent of GDP).” According to... Continue Reading →

‘Soldiers Now Help Kidnappers In Nigeria’- Senator Abaribe Cries Out

Senate Minority Whip, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, has alleged that soldiers were helping kidnappers across Nigeria. Abaribe, who is representing Abia North in the Senate, claimed that rescued kidnapped victims can no longer be handed over to soldiers for safety. He made the allegation while contributing to a motion on insecurity along Abuja-Lokoja road during the... Continue Reading →

“Nigeria does not need 109 senators and 360 reps” – Rochas Okorocha Proposes One Senator Per State To Reduce Cost Of Governance

The senator representing Imo West Senatorial District at the National Assembly, ex-Governor Rochas Okorocha, has recommended one senator per state, instead of the current three from each state of the federation. He said this will reduce the cost of governance in general. Okorocha spoke during the Senate plenary on Thursday. “We must begin to make... Continue Reading →

Estimated Billing To Attract One Year Jail Term As Reps Pass Bill To Reform Power Sector

The House of Representatives on Thursday passed three bills sponsored by the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, one of which seeks to criminalize the estimated billing of electricity consumers by distribution companies. When the proposed law is concurred with by the Senate and assented to by the President, it will become criminal for service providers to issue... Continue Reading →

Senate Rejects VAT Increment, Instead Telephone Users To Pay More

The Senate is set to reject the proposed 2.2% increase in the Value Added Tax (VAT) being planned by the Federal Government. Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmad, had since given an indication of the increase from the current 5% to 7.5%. In the alternative, the lawmakers are seeking a legislative action to impose a tax... Continue Reading →

Senate Confirms Tanko Muhammad As Chief Justice Of Nigeria

The Nigerian senate has confirmed Justice Tanko Muhammad as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria. According to Reporters, the Senate on Wednesday confirmed the appointment of Justice Tanko Muhammad as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria. The red chamber had, on arrival of Muhammad into the chamber, gone into a closed session to set the... Continue Reading →

Dino Melaye Is a Friend Of All Senate Presidents, He Is Now Ahmed Lawan’s Best Friend

Dino Melaye seems to be every Sneate President’s close pal. Recall the Senator and the last Senate President, Bukola Saraki were very good friends. Now is new friend in the house seems to be the new Senate President, Lawan. You like?

Governor Rochas Okorocha Is a Sleeping Beauty At The Senate House

Many Nigerian politicians see the Senate and National Assembly houses as retirement homes and true to their words, they are going there to retire and die off after maximizing their 8 years tenure as state Governors. The newest member of this club is your favourite dramatic Governor, Rochas Okorocha. Rochas sleeping in the house of... Continue Reading →

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