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Senate Winds Up, Passes Record Number of Bills

The 7th Senate has passed the anti-rape bill alongside 45 other bills,on Wednesday, the eve of its lifespan. The Sexual Offences Bill, which has been pending in the upper legislative chambers since 2013, will be transmitted to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent. Senator Ita Enang, Chairman, Senate Committee on Rules and Business, who introduced the

Buhari Seeks Senate Approval To Appoint 15 Advisers

President Muhammadu Buhari has written a letter to the Senate seeking approval to appoint fifteen advisers. The letter was read in the Senate on Tuesday by the Senate president, David Mark. The letter is President Buhari’s first correspondence to the National Assembly since assuming office on Friday. The appointments would be the second for the

Senate Passes Criminal Justice Bill

The Senate on Tuesday, passed the Criminal Justice Bill that would ensure speedy dispensation of justice in the country. According to Umaru Dahiru Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, the Bill would promote efficient management of criminal justice institutions when signed into law by the president. He said the bill will

Senate Stands Down Obanikoro Once Again

For the second time in one week, the Senate on Wednesday refused to deliberate on the ministerial nomination of Musiliu Obanikoro, former minister of State of Defence. The Senate cleared four ministerial nominees and shifted debates on another three, including Obanikoro to next week. The deferment was the second in one week for Obanikoro who

2015 Polls: Jega to Appear Before Senate

Attahiru Jega, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC is to appear before the Senate today in order to brief Senators on the Commission’s readiness for the forthcoming March 28 and April 11 elections. Victor Ndoma-Egba, Senate Leader, moved a motion to summon Jega during the plenary session on Tuesday, the senators first meeting

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