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    Senate confirms Kingsley Obiora as CBN deputy governor

Senate confirms Kingsley Obiora as CBN deputy governor

The senate has confirmed the appointment of Kingsley Obiora as the deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Obiora's appointment was confirmed after Uba Sani, chairman of the senate committee on banking, presented a report for consideration. Sani, while presenting his report on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Thursday, said Obiora's nomination was in accordance with section [...]

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    Senators demand sack of service chiefs, ask Buhari to declare emergency on insecurity

Senators demand sack of service chiefs, ask Buhari to declare emergency on insecurity

Some senators have called for the sack of the service chiefs over rising insecurity in the country. Speaking on the high level of insecurity in the country, the senator said the current service chiefs should be allowed to leave "having done their best". Elisha Abbo, senator representing Adamawa north, said the issue of funding is not the problem of the military but [...]

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    Insecurity: Abaribe asks Buhari to resign

Insecurity: Abaribe asks Buhari to resign

Enyinnaya Abaribe, senate minority leader, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign over the spate of insecurity in the country. The minority leader said this in reaction to a statement credited to the president where he expressed surprise over the country's insecurity. Abaribe, while contributing to a debate on a motion on the country's insecurity, said those in charge of the country's [...]

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    We’ll focus more on the implementation of community policing, says Lawan on insecurity

We’ll focus more on the implementation of community policing, says Lawan on insecurity

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says the upper legislative chamber will "vigorously" pursue the implementation of community policing. Lawan said this on Tuesday in an address to welcome back his colleagues from a six-week recess. The senate president said community policing could tackle the growing spate of killings and kidnappings across Nigeria. "The senate is going to pursue the implementation of community policing vigorously. To [...]

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    Senate: We wouldn’t turn a blind eye to petitions against Omo-Agege

Senate: We wouldn’t turn a blind eye to petitions against Omo-Agege

Godiya Akwashiki, senate spokesman, says the senate is ready to investigate any petition against Ovie Omo-Agege, the number two man at the upper legislative chamber. Akwashiki said this on Tuesday while fielding questions from reporters at the national assembly. The spokesman had been asked if the senate would constitute a committee to investigate an alleged indictment of Omo-Agege. The deputy senate president has [...]

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    Buhari writes senate, says NDDC interim management will remain till after audit

Buhari writes senate, says NDDC interim management will remain till after audit

President Muhammadu Buhari has officially communicated his decision on the interim management team of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to the senate. In December, the president in a statement by Femi Adesina, his spokesman, said the interim management would remain until the forensic audit of the commission is completed. Buhari had said when the audit is completed, the NDDC board would [...]

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    Lawan: Nigeria’s security has deteriorated, loss of lives unacceptable

Lawan: Nigeria’s security has deteriorated, loss of lives unacceptable

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says the country's security has deteriorated. Lawan said this on Tuesday in an address of welcome on the floor of the senate. While stating the effect of insecurity on the economy, the senate president said the continuous loss of lives is unacceptable. He said there is a need for the senate "to speedily seek for solutions to fix the [...]

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    Lawan: We’ll pass PIB before end of year

Lawan: We’ll pass PIB before end of year

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says the national assembly is working towards passing the petroleum industry bill (PIB) before the end of the year. He said this while speaking with reporters in Abuja on Monday. "Whatever the mystery, we are determined to pass the PIB before the end of this year by the grace of God. The PIB is so important because until you [...]

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    Despite $84bn debt, Lai says there’s no cause for alarm

Despite $84bn debt, Lai says there’s no cause for alarm

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says there is no cause for alarm over Nigeria's rising debt. Speaking on Monday at a press conference to highlight the administration's major achievements in the year, the minister said the country's total debt is $84 billion. He said the public debt stock is a cumulative figure of borrowings by successive governments over many years. There is currently [...]

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    Saraki, Melaye, Shehu Sani — Buhari’s critics whose ambition hit the rocks in 2019

Saraki, Melaye, Shehu Sani — Buhari’s critics whose ambition hit the rocks in 2019

July 24, 2019, began like any other day at the national assembly, but something remarkable happened not long after the senate resumed sitting. 14 senators in the All Progressives Congress (APC) announced they were leaving the party for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). At that time, the APC was experiencing challenges within its fold in the legislature.  Five months after that [...]

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    Shehu Sani: Nigerians will face more hardship under Buhari in 2020

Shehu Sani: Nigerians will face more hardship under Buhari in 2020

Shehu Sani, former senator representing Kaduna central, says Nigerians will face "more hardship" under President Muhammadu Buhari in 2020. According to Nation, Sani said this during a radio programme on Invicta FM Radio in Kaduna  on Sunday. Urging the current administration to stop blaming past governments for the situation of the country, Sani said things will not improve even if Buhari is [...]

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    Smart Adeyemi chairs senate’s aviation committee — Melaye’s former position

Smart Adeyemi chairs senate’s aviation committee — Melaye’s former position

Senate President Ahmad Lawan has appointed Smart Adeyemi, senator representing Kogi west, as the chairman of the aviation committee. Lawan made the announcement on the floor of the upper legislative chamber at a special plenary session on Friday. The senate on Thursday suspended its rules to sit on Friday and conclude some legislative business before adjourning for the year. It suspended legislative duties [...]

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    Senate passes N278bn FCT budget

Senate passes N278bn FCT budget

The senate has passed N278 billion budget of the federal capital territory (FCT) for the year 2020. The budget was increased by N48.45 billion. President Muhammadu Buhari had sent N232 billion to the upper legislative chamber. While presenting the budget report on Friday, Kyari Abubakar, chairman of senate committee on FCT, said the administration has the capacity to raise revenue for the budget. “The federal [...]

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    Senate confirms Nami as FIRS chairman

Senate confirms Nami as FIRS chairman

The senate has confirmed the appointment of Muhammad Nami as chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS). The senate confirmed Nami’s appointment on Wednesday, after considering the report of its committee on finance. It also confirmed Namtek Adamu as chairman of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON). President Muhammadu Buhari had last week asked the upper legislative chamber to approve both [...]

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    Uwajumogu, Imo north senator, is dead

Uwajumogu, Imo north senator, is dead

Benjamin Uwajumogu, senator representing Imo north, is dead. An associate of Uwajumogu disclosed this to TheCable on Wednesday. The late lawmaker reportedly slumped and was taken to a private hospital in Abuja where he was confirmed dead. The death of the senator is the second to be recorded in the ninth assembly since its inauguration in June. Jafaru Iliyasu Auna, a house of [...]

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    Senate to investigate ‘discrimination against Nigerian businesses’ in Ghana

Senate to investigate ‘discrimination against Nigerian businesses’ in Ghana

The senate has asked its committees on foreign affairs, trade and investments to investigate the alleged discrimination of Nigerian businesses in Ghana. In a statement in Abuja, Ezrel Tabiowo, special assistant on press to senate president, said the decision was reached during plenary on Tuesday. Ifeanyi Ubah, senator representing Anambra south, had moved the motion on the need to investigate alleged [...]

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