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Senate keeps mum over court invasion, Sowore's rearrest as Reps orders investigation

Nigeria, Dec. 10 -- The Nigerian Senate failed to discuss or condemn Friday's invasion of a federal court as well as the rearrest of the publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, by the operative... Read More


Buhari writes Senate, seeks confirmation of FIRS chairman

Nigeria, Dec. 10 -- President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to confirm the appointment of the new chairman and members of the Federal Inland Revenue Service. His message was conveyed in a let... Read More


Orji Kalu will receive full salaries, allowances in prison - Senate

Nigeria, Dec. 9 -- The convicted Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Kalu, will continue to receive his salaries and all other entitlements while in prison, the Senate has said. This is despite that he wi... Read More


Hate Speech Bill, stone-age mentality - Oyedepo

Nigeria, Dec. 8 -- The founder of Living Faith Church, David Oyedepo, has condemned the controversial Hate Speech Bill being considered by the National Assembly, describing it as deriving from a stone... Read More


Why Orji Kalu's seat won't be declared vacant - Senate

Nigeria, Dec. 8 -- The Senate has said it will not declare the seat of its convicted chief whip, Orji Uzor Kalu, vacant. The Senate spokesperson, Godiya Akwashiki, disclosed this to Punch Newspaper. ... Read More


Court Invasion: Activists demand sack of SSS Director-General

Nigeria, Dec. 8 -- Some activists have called for the removal of the Director-General of the State Security Service (SSS), Yusuf Bichi, over the illegal detention of Omoyele Sowore, and Friday's invas... Read More


Nigerian lawmakers lament 'numerous' checkpoints on federal highways

Nigeria, Dec. 5 -- Some senators on Thursday complained about the numerous highways on federal roads in Nigeria. This, they said, has not only caused hardship for commuters on the roads but serves as... Read More


Senate increases, passes 2020 budget

Nigeria, Dec. 5 -- The Senate has passed the 2020 appropriation bill. The passage was a sequel to the presentation of a report by the chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriation, Barau Jibrin. ... Read More


Smart Adeyemi sworn in as senator

Nigeria, Dec. 4 -- Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Wednesday took his oath of office to represent Kogi West in the Senate. The swearing-in was done by the Clerk of the Senate, Ne... Read More


Senate passes amendments to Public Procurement Act

Nigeria, Dec. 4 -- The Senate on Wednesday passed a bill seeking to amend parts of the Public Procurement Act 2007. One of the amendments made to the Act is the upward review of contractors' mobilisa... Read More