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    Pending Assignments As Senate Resumes Today

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    As the Senate resumes today for the 2017 legislative year, MBACHU GODWIN NNANNA highlights some pending assignments before the Red Chamber. Unarguably, the Red Chamber witnessed a busy and robust legislative year in 2016 as it considered over 404 bills, 150 motions and 125 petitions. This is outside committee meetings, embarking on oversight functions as…

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    Senate Urges PMB To Appoint Minister For Kogi

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    The senate yesterday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently appoint a minister from Kogi state to replace the late James Ochili who died in a motor accident along the Abuja- Kaduna high way early this year. Former minister of state for Labour and Employment, James Ocholi (SAN) died along side his wife and son while…

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    Issues As Senate Amends Electoral Act

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    In this piece, MBACHU GODWIN NNANNA takes a look at the move by the upper legislative chamber to strengthen the nation’s democracy as it amends the Electoral Act. The senate last Thursday in a show of patriotism  moved to strengthen and safeguard the nation’s democratic process as it amended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)…

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    BoI Opposes Senate Scrap Move

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    The acting managing director of Bank of Industry (BoI), Waheed Olagunju, yesterday opposed Senate’s proposal to scrap the finance organisation and replace it with the National Development Bank of Nigeria (NDBN). he said it is not in the interest of Nigeria to dissolve the bank. This is just as the governor of the Central Bank…

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    Senate Denies Frustrating 2017 Budget

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    The senate yesterday dismissed media reports that it was frustrating the early passage of  the 2017 budget. The upper chamber said it has deliberated and passed the medium Term Expenditure Frame Work with some reservation by some senators. In a statement by the senate spokesman, sen Aliyu Sabi the senate condemned the report, describing it…

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    NASS To Complete Constitutional Amendment Early 2017- Saraki

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    Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has said that the on-going process of amending the 1999 Constitution being undertaken by the 8th National Assembly would be completed early next year. Dr. Saraki spoke  Wednesday when the National Executive of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), led by its President, Abubakar Balarabe Mahmud  (SAN), visited him at…

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    CSO Advocates 10% National Budget For N/Assembly

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    A group, the Nigeria Civil Society Desk, has urged the executive arm to provide additional budgetary provisions for the National Assembly for effectiveness. The group said during a press conference in Abuja by its national coordinator, Friday Eleojo, and the national secretary, Ijewa Zeb Obioma, that 10 percent of the country’s subsequent budgets should be…

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    Senate To PMB: Your MTEF Is Empty

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    The Senate, yesterday , exonerated itself from the delay in considering and approving  the 2016-2018 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF), submitted to the National Assembly  by President Muhammadu Buhari for approval, saying that the MTEF is empty. It also  cautioned the Executive not to blame its ineptitude in delivering good governance to Nigerians on the…

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