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Lauretta Onochie: PTCIJ, YIAGA, nine other CSOs petition Senate, oppose appointment

Nigeria, June 19 -- The Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ), YIAGA Africa and nine other CSOs have written a petition to the Senate opposing the appointment of Lauretta Onochie a... Read More


COVID-19: FG to set up 38 oxygen plants across Nigeria

Nigeria, June 18 -- As part of efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the set up of 38 oxygen plants across the country. One of each plant will be set up in... Read More


ANALYSIS: In two years, Lawan's Senate records more failures than successes

Nigeria, June 18 -- As part of its activities to celebrate its second anniversary, the ninth assembly of the Senate held a special plenary session on July 9. The session, which lasted for hours, was ... Read More


ANALYSIS: Under Lawan, Nigeria's Senate continues norm of 'delaying, abandoning' crucial reports

Nigeria, June 15 -- It has been two years since the Ninth Assembly was inaugurated and members of the chamber took their oaths of office. The inauguration was sequel to a proclamation by President Mu... Read More


Two years after, Senate reviews implementation of National Anti-Corruption Strategy

Nigeria, June 14 -- The Senate Committee on Anti-Corruption and Financial Crimes last week reviewed the implementation of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy (NACS). This comes two years after Pres... Read More


Eight months after, Senate moves to screen Lauretta Onochie

Nigeria, June 9 -- The Senate is set to commence screening of presidential aide, Lauretta Onochie, who was appointed as a commissioner for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The Se... Read More


UPDATED: Eight months after, Senate moves to screen Lauretta Onochie

Nigeria, June 9 -- The Senate is set to commence screening of presidential aide, Lauretta Onochie, who was appointed as a commissioner for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The Se... Read More


Lauretta Onochie: 'Aggrieved Nigerians should write petition' - Senate

Nigeria, June 9 -- Nigerians who feel Lauretta Onochie is not qualified to be an INEC commissioner should write a petition to the Senate panel, Aibola Basiru, the Senate spokesperson has said. He tol... Read More


National Assembly minority caucus dares FG, urges Nigerians 'to keep tweeting'

Nigeria, June 9 -- The Joint Minority Caucus of the Senate and the House of Representatives has asked Nigerians to ignore the #TwitterBan and 'keep tweeting'. They said this in a statement on Wednesd... Read More


Nigerian senators mark two years, give selves pass mark

Nigeria, June 9 -- Nigerian senators gave themselves a pat on the back on Wednesday as they marked two years in the ninth assembly. The lawmakers, in a special session, took turns to review activitie... Read More