Senate

Almighty Senate

The latest episode in the dramatic sessions of the federal legislative houses, the Senate in particular, involves two needless issues that leave the Senate open to suspicion. Whether it is…

 
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Senate flexes with Presidency over SGF, Magu

Members of the Upper Chamber have bared their fangs against the Presidency yesterday. They suspended the screening and confirmation of 27 Resident Electoral Commissioners (REC) nominees. The Senate declared its…

 
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Ali versus uniform

If you have stood close to Hameed Ali, you will see two things that collide. The air of an aristocrat and the mien of an army officer. In between, you…

 
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EFCC probes Saraki’s aides over N3.5b Paris Club cash

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission( EFCC) has frozen 15 accounts of some individuals and companies for the alleged diversion of N19billion from the London-Paris loan refund. Besides, about $183,000…

 
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Senate summons ministers, AGF, four firms over e-passport deals

The Senate ad hoc committee investigating alleged misuse, under remittance, and other fraudulent activities in the collection, remittance and expenditure of internally generated revenue by MDAs has invited the Attorney…

 
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MTEF: Senate approves N305 per Dollar, jacks up oil price to $44.5/per barrel

The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday adopted the exchange rate of N305 for a US dollar, as proposed by the executive arm of government, for the 2017 fiscal year. This is…

 
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Senate probes 4-month nonpayment of Federal Judges

The Nigerian Senate has launched an investigation into an alleged non-payment of federal judges for four months, a development the upper chamber described as a ‘disturbing signal’. A member of…

 
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NPDC faults senate committee on revenue derivation

The Managing Director of the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), Yusuf Matashi, has faulted the figures quoted as revenue derived by the company from crude oil sales. Earlier reports by…

 
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Magu: ‘Senate, DSS, Presidency have things to hide’

Three civil society groups have called on the Senate to make public the security report it depended upon to reject the appointment of Ibrahim Magu to head the Economic and…

 
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Senate Probes NNPC for Not Remitting of $5.4 Billion

The Senate is investigating allegations that the state-owned Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. NNPC failed to remit $5.4 billion of oil revenue to the government since 2013. The amount includes $3.5 billion…

 
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