• Senate Moves To Halt Abuja Airport Closure

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    The Senate yesterday resolved to invite the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi  Amaechi; Minister of State (Aviation), Hadi Sirika; Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola; Minister of FCT, Mohammed Bello; the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Saddique Abubakar; and the Managing Directors, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and National Airspace Management Agency…

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  • Senate Set To Screen, Confirm Magu Thursday

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    Barring any change, the senate will on Thursday begin consideration and subsequently confirm the appointment of the acting chairman of the Economic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) , Mr. Ibrahim Magu as the substantive chairman of the anti-graft agency. President Muhammadu Buhari had sometimes in July written to the senate seeking screening and confirmation of Ibrahim Magu…

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    IGR: Senate To Probe Revenue-generating Agencies

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    The Senate has constituted a six-man  high-powered Ad-Hoc committee to investigate the alleged misuse, under-remittance, non-remittance and other fraudulent practices in the collection, accounting, remittance and expenditure of internally generated revenue (IGR) by all revenue generating agencies of government from 2012 to 2016. The resolution followed the unanimous adoption of a motion tagged “Urgent need…

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  • Senate Wants Ogbomoso-Oyo Expressway Completed

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    The Senate on Monday called on the Federal Government to urgently fund and complete the Ogbomoso-Oyo portion of the Ilorin-Ibadan expressway in order to ease the sufferings of commuters and as well save lives. This is even as the Upper Chamber urged the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing; and Federal Roads Maintenance Agency…

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    Senate Confirms Bage, Galinje As S’Court Justices

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    The Senate yesterday confirmed the nominations of Hon. Justice Sidi Dauda Bage and Hon. Justice Paul Adamu Galinje as Justices of the Supreme Court. The confirmation of the duo followed the adoption of a report of the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters on the screening of the justices for appointment as…

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    Rejecting 46 Non-career Diplomats, Senate Confirms 47 Ambassadorial Nominees

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    The Senate yesterday surprisingly confirmed President Muhammadu Buhari’s first batch of ambassadorial nominees made up of career diplomats even though some of them fell short of the requirements for their nominations. Also, senators openly expressed misgivings at the nominees’ performances during a screening exercise conducted by the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs. The president had…

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    NASS Renames NILS, Now To Teach Democratic Studies

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    Against the backdrop of an expanded scope of operations, the National Institute for Legislative Studies (NILS) established in 2011 by the National Assembly has been renamed National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS). Consequently, and to reflect the institute’s overall objectives, its Governing Council has approved the processing of an Amendment Bill to that…

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