No crisis’ll stop elections –Lasun…

Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yusuf Lasun, has said nothing can stop next year’s general elections in the country.  Lasun said this yesterday, in Abuja, during the opening of the Second Ordinary Session of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament. Reacting to fears that elections may not…

Saraki canvases continental synergy against terrorism…

The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki has canvased collective effort and united front by African countries to achieve desired outcome in the fight against terrorism. Stressing that collaborative efforts are essential to the campaign, Saraki urged African countries to be supportive of one another by sharing ideas and mechanisms for overcoming the hydra headed…

Saraki reshuffles 4 committee chairmen…

The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday announced minor changes in the leadership of four standing committees. By this development, Sen. Lawal Gumau (APC-Bauchi), who was elected into the Senate in August, is now the Chairman of the Committee on Federal Character. Gumau took over from Sen. Tijani Kaura (APC-Zamfara North), who has…

Senate passes bills establishing federal polytechnics in Aba, Silame…

NAN The Senate on Tuesday in Abuja passed two bills establishing Federal polytechnics in Aba, Abia and Silame, Sokoto State. This followed consideration of reports of the Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND at plenary. Presenting the reports, the Chairman of the Committee, Sen. Jibrin Barau, said the bills scaled second reading on different…

Pictures: Saraki receives 5000 youths from APC…

President of the Senate Dr Bukola Saraki has received over five thousand youths who have left the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The post Pictures: Saraki receives 5000 youths from APC appeared first on News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). Visit the newspaper for these and other news

2019: Atiku’s SGF Promise Good For South-West — Ogunlewe…

A chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Adeseye Ogunlewe, on Monday commended the party’s presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, for promising to give the South-West the Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF) slot, if elected. Ogunlewe, a former Minister of Works, gave the commendation in an interview with the News Agency of…

Senate stands down Electoral Bill consideration…

The Senate on Thursday stood down consideration of the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill, 2018 for third reading and passage, until Tuesday. The bill, which was captured on the Order Paper, was stood down at plenary for more legislative work. Announcing the development, Leader of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said “in view of the sensitive nature…

Senate condoles with family of slain Red Cross worker…

NAN The Senate on Tuesday condoled with the family of Hauwa Liman, a worker with the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC), who was killed by Boko Haram insurgents on Monday. This followed a Point of Order by the Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, at plenary. The lawmakers while observing “a two-minute” silence…

Senate refers INEC Budget, others to committees…

NAN The Senate has referred executive communication on President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for approval of Independent National Electoral Communication (INEC) 2019 election budget to Committee on Appropriation. The committee was asked to report back to plenary on Thursday. The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki at plenary on Wednesday also referred the request for…

NASS comes alive as lawmakers resume plenary…

NAN The National Assembly came alive again on Tuesday following resumption of plenary by the lawmakers. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the premises of the assembly was busy with lawmakers and national assembly workers seen going about their businesses. Visitors were equally seen thronging the premises, while security agents were observed in…

Saraki congratulates Atiku, lauds PDP, members for sucessful convention…

Former Nigerian vice-President Atiku Abubakar (R) is congratulated by runners-up Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal (L) and Senate President Bukola Saraki (C) after winning the presidential ticket of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) during the party’s national convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on October 7, 2018. Nigeria’s main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)…

Saraki Congratulates Atiku, Lauds PDP, Members For Sucessful Convention…

LEADERSHIP The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has congratulated former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, for emerging as the Presidential flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the just concluded national convention of the party held in Port Harcourt. Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Mr Yusuph…