NASS Refuse To Cut Short Recess To Confirm Service Chiefs

The National Assembly has said that it will not cut short its recess for the sake of confirming the newly appointed service chiefs. Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Dr. Ajibola Basiru, disclosed that the extended recess was for the NASS to attend to a national issue. He said, “The senate will not […]

Trump’s Impeachment Trial To Go Ahead – Pelosi

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi refused to set a date Thursday for sending the impeachment article against Donald Trump to the Senate but insisted a trial “must” proceed despite Republican opposition, as President Joe Biden appealed for unity. “It will be soon. I don’t think it will be long, but we must do it,” the […]

Breaking: NASS Sends N13.5tn Budget To Buhari For Approval

The National Assembly has sent the 2021 N13.5 trillion Appropriation bill to President Muhammadu Buhari for approval. The bill was approved in an emergency sitting of the National Assembly last week Monday. The approved budget figure by the National Assembly comprises total capital supplementation of N1.06tn, total capital expenditure of N4.1tn, statutory transfers of N496bn, […]

Putin To Get Lifetime Immunity Beyond Russian Presidency

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday signed legislation that will grant former presidents lifetime immunity once they leave office. The bill, which was published online Tuesday, gives former presidents and their families immunity from prosecution for crimes committed during their lifetime. They will also be exempt from questioning by police or investigators, as well as […]

Pondei-led NDDC Procured Rotten Food Items For N6.2bn – PDC

Chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission COVID-19 Palliatives Distribution Committee, Chief Sobomabo Jackrich, has alleged that the Commission procured rotten food items which were rejected by people of the region. Jackrich also accused the Prof Kemebradikumo Pondei-led IMC team of stage-managing the distribution of the food and medical items it claimed to have purchased […]

Military Probe: Senate Warns ICC, Amnesty International Against Interfering In Nigeria

The Senate on Tuesday warned Amnesty International and the International Criminal Court against interfering in the affairs of the Nigerian military on the issue of human rights abuses and violations. Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, Senator Ali Ndume, in an interview with journalists, reacted to statements credited to Amnesty and ICC condemning the alleged human […]

French Village Bill Passes Second Reading In Senate

A bill to grant legal backing to the Nigeria French Village in Bagadry has on Tuesday, passed second reading in the Nigerian Senate. Senate had in the 8th National Assembly passed the same bill which was sponsored by Senator Gbenga Ashafa then but could not get presidential assent. The same bill was sponsored by Senator […]

Seriake Dickson, Cleopas Win Bayelsa Senate Seats

Former Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has won the Bayelsa West Senatorial District bye-election under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). INEC Returning Officer for Bayelsa Central, Dr Emmanuel Akpan, also declared the candidate of the PDP, Moses Cleopas, winner for the district. PDP won both bye-elections in Bayelsa Central and West senatorial […]

PDP Will Win Bayelsa Senate Seats – Diri

Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, on Saturday, says he is confident that his party’s candidates in the state’s senatorial bye-elections will win the two seats. He also said the Senate is not a place for jokers but qualified individuals. Speaking to newsmen after casting his vote at Sampou, his country home, the governor expressed confidence […]

I Will Not Resign From Senate – Abbo

Senator representing Adamawa North, Elisha Abbo, has refused to resign his seat since his defection to the All Progressives Congress. Abbo was asked by the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party to vacate office as he was elected on the party’s platform, but he questioned why the party did not demand same of Ebonyi State […]