Nigerian Senate takes on Gender Equality as equal rights bill surfaces

A bill seeking gender equality that would guarantee women equal rights with their male counterparts has resurfaced in the Senate. The bill which is being reintroduced by former Senate Minority Leader, Senator Biodun Olujimi, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ekiti South seeks to eliminate discrimination against any person irrespective of his gender on any ground including[...]

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Hate Speech Bill undergoes much needed Amendment

The Nigerian Senate may amend the proposed death penalty clause in the Hate Speech Bill before it. Sen. Sabi Abdullahi, who is the sponsor of the bill, made this known in a statement on Sunday in Abuja. Abdullahi, who is the Deputy Chief Whip in the Senate, assured that the death penalty proposed in the[...]

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“A Nigerian budget delay is inevitable this Year”, here’s why

The Senate yesterday said it was yet to receive a draft copy of the Medium-Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) from President Muhammadu Buhari, despite provisions of the Fiscal Responsibility Act mandating the president to submit the document four months to the end of the year. The announcement, which was made by Senate President Ahmad Lawan as[...]

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Senate completes confirmation of Ministerial Nominees!

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed 43 nominees as ministers of the government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. President Muhammadu Buhari had on July 23 released the list of 43 nominees to senate for screening and confirmation as ministers. Following the submission, the senate had on July 24 began the screening of the nominees to[...]

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Senate Screens Last Set of Ministerial Nominees!

The Senate has resumed the screening of the remaining ministerial nominees with the reappointed nominee from Lagos State, Mr Babatunde Fashola (SAN), appearing before it. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the exercise resumed on Monday at exactly 10.40 a.m. It would be recalled that the screening started on July 24, and so[...]

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Another Emergency Security Summit has been convened by the Senate

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says the upper legislative will hold another summit in a bid to tackle the country’s insecurity challenges. Ahmad disclosed this on Tuesday while commenting on a motion debated upon by his colleagues. Ayo Akinyelure, senator representing Ondo central, had drawn the attention of his colleagues to the killing Funke Olakunrin, daughter[...]

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Tanko Muhammad to be Confirmed as CJN by Senate

President Muhammadu Buhari in a letter Thursday requested the Senate to confirm the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad as the substantive CJN. The letter was read by Senate President, Ahmad Lawan at plenary following the recommendation by the National Judicial Council (NJC) that the acting CJN be confirmed. Muhammad has been[...]

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Breaking: Lawan thrashes Ndume and Emerges as 9th Senate President!

SENATE Leader in the 8th, Senator Ahmad Lawan, APC, Yobe North has been elected the Senate President for the 9th Senate. Lawan emerges having scored a total vote of 79 He defeated his co contender, former Senate President for the 9th Senate, Senator Ali Ndume, APC, Borno South. Ndume polled 28 Votes. Announcing the result,[...]

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