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  1. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Nigerian Senators monthly salary revealed – Daily Post Nigeria

    Sen. Ajibola Bashiru (APC-Osun Central) has disclosed that senators in Nigeria earn less than N1million per month. Bashiru made the disclosure on Thursday while speaking on the sideline of a programme organised by the Correspondents Chapel of the Kwara Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists...
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    Politics Nigeria not prepared for coronavirus, Senate warns – The Guardian Nigeria News

    Despite assurances from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the Senate yesterday rejected the preventive measures being taken against the dreaded coronavirus (COVID-19) by the agency, describing them as poor.... Read more via The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News –...
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    Politics Nigerian Senate Fixes Date For Public Hearing On Anti-Social Media Bill – Sahara Reporters

    The Nigerian Senate has fixed March 9, 2020 for a public hearing on the bill to regulate social media usage in Nigeria. The bill titled ‘Protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulations Bill, 2019’, which was sponsored by Senator Mohammed Musa, is on course to become a law in the...
  4. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro Boko Haram: Nigerian Senate calls for military base in Sambisa –

    The Nigerian Senate is seeking the re-establishment of a military base at the Sambisa forest borders as part of its suggestions to end insurgency in the northeast. The Senate took the decision while a motion moved by Senator Aishatu Ahmed who represents... Read more via –...
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    Politics Senate condemns Auno killings, urges FG to send relief aids – Premium Times Nigeria

    The Senate on Thursday condemned the gruesome killings of stranded travellers by Boko Haram terrorists on the Damaturu-Maiduguri highway on Sunday. The Senate urged the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs to send relief items to the affected families and rehabilitate the affected communities. ...
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    Politics Protests as Senate ignores AGF, okays N238.15b for customs – The Guardian Nigeria News

    It was a session marked by protests in the Senate yesterday as the upper chamber approved N238.15 billion budget for the Nigerian Customs … Read more via The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News – Get More Nigeria Political News
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    Metro Senate Bill Recognising Males As Rape Victims Passes Second Reading – Nairaland

    The Senate has taken the second reading of a bill seeking to remove gender restrictions in the offence of rape and related matters. If passed, the bill will formally recognise men as victims of rape as applicable.... Read more via Nairaland – Get More Nigeria Metro News
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    Politics Senate receives report on 2020 budget tomorrow – Newtelegraph

    There are indications that the Appropriations Committee of the Senate will lay the report of the 2020 Appropriation Bill before the apex legislative chamber tomorrow. This is as the Upper Chamber puts finishing touches on the N10.33 trillion 2020 budget proposal, earlier submitted to the...
  9. Nigeria Business News

    Business Senate approves increase of VAT from 5% to 7.5% – BellaNaija

    On Thursday, the Senate passed the Finance Bill aimed at amending the seven Acts of the National Assembly relating to taxes payable in the country. According to Punch, the bill clearly seeks an increase of value-added tax from 5 per cent to 7.5 per cent, increment in the Companies Income …...
  10. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Senators to President: Ask your ministers what happened to money – Newtelegraph

    The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senate Caucus, yesterday, faulted President Muhammadu Buhari, over his comment that the National Assembly spent over N1trillion for constituency projects without result. This was as the senators also rejected the outcome of Kogi and Bayelsa states...
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    Politics National Assembly releases date for passage of 2020 budget – P.M. News

    President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan said on Tuesday that the National Assembly is working towards the passage of the 2020 Appropriation bill on November 28, 2019. To achieve this target date, Lawan directed the Senate Committee on Appropriations to submit … Read more via P.M. News –...
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    Metro Senate pushes for ban of textile import – P.M. News

    The Senate on Tuesday appealed to the Federal Government to ban the importation of textiles in the country for a period of five years to allow for the production of local textile materials. This followed the debate on a motion sponsored by … Read more via P.M. News –
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    Politics Nigerian Senate move to reduce political parties from 91 to 5 –

    The Nigerian Senate has said that it would reduce the number of political parties participating in elections in the country from the current 91 to five through legislation. The upper chamber stated this on Wednesday, October 9, at a meeting with the leadership of the Independent National...
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    Politics Ministerial screening: 10 nominees take bows, four undergo grilling – Newtelegraph

    Flagrant extension of Senate rule, that former members of the National Assembly should not answer questions, whenever they appear before the Senate for screening, marred the ongoing ministerial screening yesterday. This is because the privilege, which the Senate Standing Rule specifies that...
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    Politics Drama in Senate as “bow and go” policy dominates; senators raise stiff opposition, say process is for ‘confirmation’, not ‘endorsement’ –

    The Nigerian Senate on Thursday, July 25 accorded the controversial “bow and go” privilege to ten ministerial nominees, while only four gave account of themselves. Those who received the bow and go privilege were Senator Tayo Alasoadura, Abubakar Aliyu, Mustapha Baba Shehuri... Read more...
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    Politics Senate Presidency: Again, Lawan, Ndume Meet PDP Senators-elect – Thisdaylive

    The two main contenders for the position of Senate president of the 9th Senate, Senators Ahmad Lawan and Ali , at the weekend met again with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senators-elect in Abuja as part … Read more via Thisdaylive – Get More Nigeria Political News
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    Politics Buhari doesn’t care about who emerges as Senate President — Aduwo – Vanguard News

    Comrade Olufemi Aduwo, a human rights activist, is President of Rights Monitoring Group. In this interview, Aduwo explains why corruption is difficult to tackle despite the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari.... Read more via Vanguard News – Get More Nigeria...
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    Politics Rising Insecurity: Senate Issues May 7 Ultimatum To New Police Boss – The Trent

    The Nigerian Senate has asked the acting inspector general of police, Mohammed Adamu, to appear before it on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. The Senate president, Bukola Saraki, announced this during plenary on Tuesday, April 30, 2019..... Read more via The Trent | Internet Newspaper –...
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    Politics Senate to investigate alleged infraction in NYSC DG’s appointment – Pulse Nigeria

    The Senate has mandated it’s Committee on Youth and Sports to investigate alleged infraction in the appointment of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Director General, Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim by the Chief of Army Staff(COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai..... Read more via Pulse Nigeria –...
  20. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro Senate Summons IGP Over Kidnappings – Ladun Liadi’s Blog

    The Senate on Thursday heard that over 3,000 Nigerians are currently held captivity by dare-devil kidnappers in parts of the northern states. The startling revelation forced the upper chamber to summon the Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, to appear before it next …...