• 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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  • Rape: Senate push for stiffer penalties for offenders

    Rape: Senate push for stiffer penalties for offenders0

    The Senate on Tuesday proposed review on laws that will provide stiffer sanctions for perpetrators of rape across the country. This decision was considered by the senate following a motion of urgent public importance, sponsored by Sen. Rose Oko (PDP-Cross River North), titled “Rising incidence of rape of minors”. The senate therefore directed its committees

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  • Akpabio reveals why he lost 2019 senatorial election in Akwa Ibom

    Akpabio reveals why he lost 2019 senatorial election in Akwa Ibom0

    The Senator, who represented Akwa Ibom north-west district in the 8th National Assembly, Godswill Akpabio, has said God will soon expose those who “fraudulently orchestrated” his defeat during the 2019 general elections. Akpabio stated this at Ukana, Essien Udim local government area of the state, while empowering some of his constituents. The former Governor of

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