JUST IN: Tinubu appoints five directors for CBN Board

President Bola Tinubu on Tuesday, February 13, urged the Senate to screen and confirm the nomination of five persons for appointment as directors of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) board. Tinubu’s request was contained in a letter addressed to the president of the Senate, Godswill Akpiabio, and read at plenary on Tuesday. The letter […]

Controversy over senators’, Reps’ Christmas rice palliatives

The controversy over alleged distribution of palliatives (Rice) to federal lawmakers intensified yesterday after the Senate and some members of the House of Representatives denied receiving any such allocation. Reports had suggested that the Federal Government allocated palliative items worth N200 million and N100 million to senators and Reps respectively. The Senate vehemently denied that […]

Senator calls for deliberate plan to end food scarcity

The Deputy Minority Leader of the Senate, Dr. Lere Oyewumi, has called for a deliberate plan to end the inability of the country to produce enough food for its people. Oyewumi spoke in Ikire on Friday at the empowerment programme he organised for the people of Osun West Senatorial District, where constituents received 500 bags […]

Tinubu set to collect fresh $7.8bn, €100m loans, seeks Senate’s approval

Barely 24 hours after seeking approval of the N2.18tn supplementary budget, President Bola Tinubu has approached the Senate for the approval of another $7.8bn and €100m loans. The request of the President was contained in a letter to the Senate read during the plenary by the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio on Wednesday. The President on […]

Senator Ndume storms out of chamber following unfavorable ruling

The Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, on Tuesday, October 17, requested an urgent closed-door meeting of the Senate during plenary after the Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume, left the chamber following a ruling that deemed him out of order. Ndume (APC Borno South ), raised a point of order on alleged errors […]

Senate approves Tinubu’s appointment Of 20 Special Advisers

Anambra lawmaker-elect bundled from assembly

The Senate on Tuesday approved President Bola Tinubu’s appointment of 20 Special Advisers. This came after the President’s letter to the Upper Chamber requesting the approval. However, the letter read by Senate President Ahmad Lawan during plenary session did not have the names of the special advisers attached. ICPC’s powers under threat for exposing senate […]

MDAs wreck N3.8trillion service wide vote – Senate

Anambra lawmaker-elect bundled from assembly

MDAs wreck N3.8trillion service wide vote – SenateThe upper legislative chamber, the Senate has revealed how government Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs), mismanaged Service Wide Votes (SWV) worth N3.8 trillion between 2017 and 2021. This was unraveled following a report by the Senate Committee on Public Accounts. According to the report, the Committee said some […]