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  1. Nigerians Clash Over Senate's Decision to Revert National Anthem

    Nigeria Nigerians Clash Over Senate's Decision to Revert National Anthem

    The Nigerian Senate's approval of a bill to revert to the old national anthem has sparked debates, with some praising its emotional resonance while others condemn it as a distraction from pressing issues like the economy and security. A wave of reactions has flooded social media after the...
  2. Nigerian Lawmakers Pass Bill to Reintroduce Old National Athem

    Nigeria Nigerian Lawmakers Pass Bill to Reintroduce Old National Athem

    The Nigerian Senate has approved a bill to reintroduce the old national anthem, 'Nigeria, We Hail Thee,' following a report from the judiciary committee. The decision has sparked mixed reactions, with supporters emphasizing its emotive value while critics question its priority amidst pressing...
  3. Nigerians React as Senate Considers Return to 1960 National Anthem

    Nigeria Nigerians React as Senate Considers Return to 1960 National Anthem

    The Nigerian Senate is considering a bill to reinstate the 1960 national anthem, "Nigeria, We Hail Thee," which could pass its first and second readings today. This proposal has sparked debate among Senators and the public, with many criticizing the move amid the country’s pressing economic...
  4. Nigerians Question Senate's Priorities as Senators Bicker Over Seating Arrangements

    Nigeria Nigerians Question Senate's Priorities as Senators Bicker Over Seating Arrangements

    Amidst the highly anticipated return to its refurbished chamber, the Nigerian Senate found itself embroiled in a tumultuous session marked by a heated dispute over seating arrangements. The commotion erupted when Senators Danjuma Goje and Sahabi Yau, representing Gombe Central and Zamfara North...
  5. Senator Ndume Slams Shocking Electricity Tariff Surge Amidst Public Outcry

    Nigeria Senator Ndume Slams Shocking Electricity Tariff Surge Amidst Public Outcry

    In a bold stance against the recent surge in electricity tariff, Senator Ali Ndume, the chief whip of the Nigerian Senate, has vehemently opposed the decision by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to increase electricity rates for consumers under the B and A classification...
  6. Akpabio Backs Down, Promises Ningi's Senate Reinstatement Amid 'Budget Padding' Uproar

    Nigeria Akpabio Backs Down, Promises Ningi's Senate Reinstatement Amid 'Budget Padding' Uproar

    Senate President Godswill Akpabio has signaled the imminent lifting of Senator Abdul Ningi's suspension, sparking intense scrutiny and debate across political circles. Senator Ningi, representing the PDP from Bauchi Central, had been suspended following a contentious BBC Hausa interview where...
  7. Senator Ningi Challenges Senate President Akpabio: Lift Suspension or Face Legal Consequences

    Nigeria Senator Ningi Challenges Senate President Akpabio: Lift Suspension or Face Legal Consequences

    Senator Ahmed Ningi of Bauchi Central, recently suspended by the Senate for his claims of budget padding, has issued a stern ultimatum to Senate President Godswill Akpabio, demanding the immediate reversal of his suspension. Through his legal representative, Femi Falana (SAN), Ningi warned of...
  8. President Tinubu Supports Senate on 'Padded' Budget, Questions Critics' Mathematical Skills

    Nigeria President Tinubu Supports Senate on 'Padded' Budget, Questions Critics' Mathematical Skills

    In a recent address at the State House in Abuja, President Bola Tinubu dismissed critics of budget padding, asserting that they lacked understanding of the budgetary arithmetic. The president's remarks came during a dinner with Senate leadership, where he also reiterated his commitment to...
  9. Nigerian Senate Faces Backlash Over Possible Reinstatement of Suspended Senator Ningi

    Nigeria Nigerian Senate Faces Backlash Over Possible Reinstatement of Suspended Senator Ningi

    Despite facing a recent suspension from the Senate, Senator Abdul Ningi could soon find himself back in the chambers. The three-month suspension was imposed on Ningi amidst allegations of budget padding amounting to N3.7 trillion in the 2024 budget. The Senate, led by Senate President Godswill...
  10. NASS Under Scrutiny: N6.6 Trillion in 'Unknown Projects' Raises Questions on Government Spending

    Nigeria NASS Under Scrutiny: N6.6 Trillion in 'Unknown Projects' Raises Questions on Government Spending

    A recent report scrutinizing the breakdown of the 2024 budget passed by the 10th National Assembly (NASS) has revealed startling findings of unknown projects totaling N6.6 trillion. The report, prompted by allegations of budget padding from suspended Senator Abdul Ningi, highlights the lack of...
  11. Suspicion Confirmed: Premium Times Uncovers N53 Billion Budget Padding in Nigeria's 2024 Budget, Validates Senator Ningi's Claims

    Nigeria Suspicion Confirmed: Premium Times Uncovers N53 Billion Budget Padding in Nigeria's 2024 Budget, Validates Senator Ningi's Claims

    An investigation by Premium Times has validated the startling claims made by Senator Abdul Ningi regarding the presence of over N53 billion worth of projects without specific locations in Nigeria's 2024 Appropriations Act. Senator Ningi, representing Bauchi Central Senatorial District, recently...
  12. Nigerians Divided as Atiku Accuses Tinubu Administration of Corruption: Calls for Accountability Intensify

    Nigeria Nigerians Divided as Atiku Accuses Tinubu Administration of Corruption: Calls for Accountability Intensify

    Nigerian opposition party leader Atiku Abubakar has condemned what he calls a "disgraceful track record" of opacity in handling corruption cases. Atiku, a former vice president, voiced his concerns following recent allegations of budget padding amounting to N3 trillion by Senator Abdul Ningi...
  13. Nigerian Senate Scandal: Bagudu Defends Legality of National Assembly's 2024 Budget Adjustments

    Nigeria Nigerian Senate Scandal: Bagudu Defends Legality of National Assembly's 2024 Budget Adjustments

    Amidst escalating allegations of budget padding, the Minister of Budget and Economic Planning, Sen. Atiku Bagudu, staunchly defended the National Assembly's recent actions regarding the 2024 budget. Addressing reporters in Abuja, Bagudu emphasized that the Assembly's modifications did not...
  14. Nigeria Senate Scandal: Ningi Accuses Senate of Ignoriny Truth and Targeting Him

    Nigeria Nigeria Senate Scandal: Ningi Accuses Senate of Ignoriny Truth and Targeting Him

    Suspended Bauchi Central lawmaker, Senator Abdul Ningi, has accused the Senate of attempting to silence or arrest him following his exposure of alleged budget padding in the 2024 appropriation budget. The Senate suspended Ningi for three months after he claimed that projects worth N3.7 trillion...
  15. Senate Meltdown Persists as Minority Leader Admits Chamber Has Credibility Problems

    Nigeria Senate Meltdown Persists as Minority Leader Admits Chamber Has Credibility Problems

    Following the suspension of Senator Abdul Ningi and his claims of budget padding, the Senate Minority Leader, Abba Moro, has expressed concerns about the credibility of the upper chamber. In a recent interview on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, Moro defended the Senate's decision to...
  16. Senator Jimoh Ibrahim's Defense of Budget Allocation to Nigerian Traditional Rulers, Ignoring Students, Ignites Debate on Funding Past vs. Future

    Nigeria Senator Jimoh Ibrahim's Defense of Budget Allocation to Nigerian Traditional Rulers, Ignoring Students, Ignites Debate on Funding Past vs. Future

    In a recent defense of the 2024 budget, Senator Jimoh Ibrahim, a member of the Appropriation Committee in the Senate, justified the allocation of N7.61 billion for the empowerment of traditional rulers, arguing that they play a vital role in society. Ibrahim, countering criticisms, questioned...
  17. Nigerians Label the Senate as a Criminal Enterprise as N500 Million Scandal Blows Up

    Nigeria Nigerians Label the Senate as a Criminal Enterprise as N500 Million Scandal Blows Up

    In a shocking revelation, Senator Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe has exposed a massive scandal in the Nigerian Senate, disclosing that some senior senators received a staggering N500 million each from the 2024 budget. This revelation has sparked outrage among Nigerians, with many expressing their...
  18. [Video] More Senate Chaos as Lawmakers Attempt to Salvage Face After Damaging N500 Million Revelation by Senator Jarigbe

    Nigeria [Video] More Senate Chaos as Lawmakers Attempt to Salvage Face After Damaging N500 Million Revelation by Senator Jarigbe

    In a recent Senate session, Senator Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe exposed corruption within the ranks as he disclosed that senior senators received ₦500 million each from the 2024 budget. Shockingly, a video captured Senate President Akpabio attempting to silence Jarigbe by instructing the cutting off...
  19. Shocking Revelation: Another Budget Passed Underground, Says Senator

    Nigeria Shocking Revelation: Another Budget Passed Underground, Says Senator

    Senator Abdul Ningi from Bauchi central senatorial district revealed that there is an undisclosed budget separate from the one passed in the National Assembly. He mentioned that experts are reviewing it, and a report will be presented to President Bola Tinubu. Speaking on BBC, Ningi expressed...
  20. Senate Chief Whip Urges President Tinubu to Tackle Unexplained Wealth with Executive Order

    Nigeria Senate Chief Whip Urges President Tinubu to Tackle Unexplained Wealth with Executive Order

    Chief Whip of the Senate, Mohammed Ali Ndume, has urged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to sign an Executive Order aimed at curbing the rise of unexplained wealth in Nigeria. Commending Tinubu's recent directive to deposit crude oil revenues into the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Ndume emphasized...
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