• Ex-governor Dickson, Cleopas win Bayelsa senate seats

    Ex-governor Dickson, Cleopas win Bayelsa senate seats0

      The Peoples Democratic Party won the bye-elections in Bayelsa Central and West senatorial districts to retain the seats vacated by Governor Douye Diri and his deputy, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo. In Bayelsa Central, the PDP polled 20,922 votes in Kolokuma/Opokuma LGA; 54,390 in Yenagoa LGA and 44, 707 votes in Southern Ijaw LGA, while the APC

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  • Reps grill FG officials over $125m World Bank loan

    Reps grill FG officials over $125m World Bank loan0

        The House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts, on Thursday, grilled officials of the Federal Government over how a $125m loan obtained from the World Bank was spent.   The committee summoned signatories to the World Bank account belonging to the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation where the money was

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  • Senate probes 5G network status0

    Fifth Generation Network in Nigeria. The red chamber took the decision after it adopted a motion moved by Senator Uche Ekwunife. Ekwunife, who is the Chairman, Senate Committee on Science and Technology, had drawn the attention of her colleagues to the status of the 5G network in the country. She said her motion was born

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  • Senate bill – Generator importation to attract 10-year jail term

    Senate bill – Generator importation to attract 10-year jail term0

      A bill for an act to criminalise the importation, selling and usage of generators in Nigeria scaled the first reading on the floor of the Senate on Wednesday. The bill sponsored by Senator Birma Enagi from Niger State prescribes 10 year-jail term for importers and sellers of generators The bill is coming on the

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  • Senate will pass 2020 Budget on Nov. 28, Senate President insists

    Senate will pass 2020 Budget on Nov. 28, Senate President insists0

    The Nigerian Senate has given its Appropriations Committee an ultimatum of two weeks to work on the 2020 Budget and lay it on 26th November for subsequent consideration and passage before the end of next month. Against this backdrop, President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan has insisted that the resolve of the National Assembly

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  • Nigerians sues Senate over N5.5bn Car Budget

    Nigerians sues Senate over N5.5bn Car Budget0

    The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and some other civil society organizations in the country have dragged the Senate before the Federal High Court in Lagos seeking an injunction restraining National Assembly Service Commission from spending N5.550 billion to buy cars for the lawmakers. In the suit filed by SERAP, BudgIT, Enough is Enough

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