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    Marafa: Female senators silent over rape of Zamfara women but they protested when Yerima married a 13-year-old girl

Marafa: Female senators silent over rape of Zamfara women but they protested when Yerima married a 13-year-old girl

Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, says female senators have been silent over the plight of their "sisters" in his state but they protested when Ahmed Yerima, a former governor of the state, married an underage girl.Yerima's marriage to a 13-year-old girl in 2010 drew widespread criticisms. Human rights organisations had said the senator broke the law and should be arrested.Marafa [...]

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    Insecurity: Senate asks security chiefs to submit budget for special funding

Insecurity: Senate asks security chiefs to submit budget for special funding

The senate has asked heads of security agencies to send a special budget that would enable them tackle insecurity in the country.The senators had summoned heads of security agencies over the proliferation of firearms and widespread killings across the country.The lawmakers were briefed in a closed-door session that lasted about four hours on Wednesday.Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin, chief of defence staff; [...]

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    Ndume: Saraki betrayed us… I regret supporting him

Ndume: Saraki betrayed us… I regret supporting him

Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno south, says he regrets supporting Bukola Saraki to emerge senate president.Speaking on Hard Copy, a Channels Television programme, the lawmaker accused Saraki of targetting those who oppose him.In March 2017, the lawmaker was suspended for "embarrassing" Saraki and Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west.Ndume had demanded that the upper legislative chamber investigate the allegation that a vehicle [...]

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    Saraki asks executive to send supplementary budget for fuel subsidy payments

Saraki asks executive to send supplementary budget for fuel subsidy payments

Senate President Bukola Saraki says for the sake of transparency, the executive should send a supplementary budget for fuel subsidy payments.The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) had said the landing cost of petrol is N171 as against the official retail price of N145.This implies that the corporation pays N40.70 as subsidy on every litre of petrol imported into the country in [...]

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    Omo-Agege returns to plenary

Omo-Agege returns to plenary

Ovie Omo-Agege, senator representing Delta central, joined his colleagues at the senate’s plenary session on Wednesday morning.He arrived around 10.30am, signed the daily attendance register and left the chamber.However, he returned before the senate went into a closed-door session.He was expected resume sitting on Tuesday after a hight court nullified his suspension last week but he did not show up.Security at [...]

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    Senate asks Adewole to get emergency vaccines for Ebola

Senate asks Adewole to get emergency vaccines for Ebola

The senate has asked Isaac Adeowole, minister of health, to get emergency vaccines in the event of a case of Ebola in the country.The resolution of the upper legislative chamber was sequel to a motion sponsored by Oluremi Tinubu, senator representing Lagos central.Moving the motion on the floor of the senate on Tuesday, Tinubu cited a report that of the [...]

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    Omo-Agege fails to attend plenary

Omo-Agege fails to attend plenary

Ovie Omo-Agege, senator representing Delta central, did not attend plenary at the senate on Tuesday.Security was beefed up at national assembly in anticipation of his return.The senator was suspended for 90 legislative days after he took the upper legislative chamber to court. There were rumors that he could be suspended for kicking against the election reordering bill but he headed [...]

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    Finally, senate receives 2018 budget report

Finally, senate receives 2018 budget report

The report on the 2018 budget has been laid before the senate after a few delays.The report was laid on Tuesday by Danjuma Goje, chairman of the senate appropriation committee.The national assembly had promised to pass the N8.6 trillion budget on April 24 but it failed to do so.Thereafter, on May 3, the house of representatives promised to pass the [...]

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    Legislative aides to IGP: Resign if you cannot abide by the constitution

Legislative aides to IGP: Resign if you cannot abide by the constitution

The Conference of National Assembly Legislative Aides (CONASSLA), a forum of current and former aides to members of the national assembly, has asked Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), to resign.The IGP has failed to appear before the senate on three occasions. He was summoned over the growing insecurity in the country and the case of Dino Melaye, senator representing [...]

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    Police reply senate: Why turn back IGP’s representatives if you’re worried about killings?

Police reply senate: Why turn back IGP’s representatives if you’re worried about killings?

The Nigeria police have accused the senate of “playing politics” with the lives of Nigerians and attempting to prevent the course of justice.The police said the senate's invitation of Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, was only secondary as their major concern was intervening in the case of Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west.Idris was summoned thrice but sent representatives on [...]

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    IGP afraid of his shadow, says senate spokesman

IGP afraid of his shadow, says senate spokesman

The senate says Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), is afraid of his own shadow.Sabi Abdullahi, spokesman of the senate, said Idris was invited to account for his performance and that the upper chamber of the national assembly is not witch-hunting him as he alleged.The senate invited the IGP over the growing security concerns in the country and the case of [...]

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    Falana to senate: Accept my sympathy, you lack power to summon IGP

Falana to senate: Accept my sympathy, you lack power to summon IGP

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the senate "did not get it right" by tagging Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), "an enemy of democracy".Following Idris’ failure to appear before the senate on three different occasions, the upper legislative chamber said he is unfit to hold any public office.The IGP had been summoned over the growing insecurity in the country and [...]

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    Police: Security men, lawmakers conspired to steal mace

Police: Security men, lawmakers conspired to steal mace

Sulu-Gambari Abdul, the divisional police officer (DPO) in charge of the police post at the national assembly, has blamed the recent stealing of the senate's mace on internal conspiracy.Abdul made the blame on Wednesday while speaking at an investigative hearing into the incident by joint ad-hoc committee.On April 18, suspected thugs invaded the senate during plenary and ran away with [...]

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    PDP: Nobody has treated n’assembly with disdain like IGP

PDP: Nobody has treated n’assembly with disdain like IGP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says no one has treated the national assembly with disdain like Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP).The IGP was expected to appear before senate over growing security concerns and the case of Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, but he failed to honour the senate's invitation on three different occasions.In a statement on Wednesday, Kola [...]

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    Edo senator: A thug removed my cap in front of Obaseki

Edo senator: A thug removed my cap in front of Obaseki

Mattew Uroghide, senator representing Edo south, says he was harrased by thugs in front of Godwin Obaseki, Edo governor, and the state's commissioner of police.The attack which took place at the Benin airport on Saturday followed his call on the senate to invoke section 143 of the constitution against President Muhammadu Buhari over the payment of $469 million for 12 [...]

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    Malami asks court to nullify suspension of Omo-Agege

Malami asks court to nullify suspension of Omo-Agege

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, has told the federal high court in Abuja that the suspension of Ovie Omo-Agege — senator representing Delta central — by the senate was illegal.He subsequently asked the court to nullify the suspension as “all steps leading to it were unconstitutional.”Malami made the submission on Monday during the hearing of the suit filed by [...]

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