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    2016: Senate In Retrospect

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    The Senate recorded high and low points in the year 2016.  MBACHU GODWIN NNANNA, takes a look at the major events that shaped the upper legislative chamber in its second legislative year. The 8th senate led by Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki appeared to have wriggled out of the early challenges encountered shortly after its inauguration…

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  • Supreme Court Judgment Has Vindicated Me – Ex-Gov Nyako

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    Former governor of Adamawa state, Admiral Murtala Nyako, has said that the Supreme Court Judgment  has cleared him from all allegations leveled against him by politicians  and  has proved  that his impeachment was illegal. Speaking to newsmen after the Supreme Court judgment delivered today by Justice Dantijo Mohammed in Abuja, Nyako said that he was…

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    Issues As Senate Suspends Grazing Bill

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    MBACHU GODWIN NNANNA, in this report takes a look at the controversy that greeted the suspension of Grazing Reserve Bill in the Upper legislative Chamber The Grazing Reserve Bill which seeks to create the establishment of grazing areas management commission has generated heat debate among senators as well as Nigerians with proponents and opponents swelling…

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    Senate Summons Labour Minister Over Unemployment

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    The senate yesterday summoned the minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr Chris Ngige to appear before it  to provide insight into government’s road map towards tackling the alarming unemployment rate in the country. This followed a motion by Sen Duro Faseyi (PDP Ekiti North) on the intolerable rate of unemployment in Nigeria. The Senate said…

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    Senate Probes Amaechi Over Concession Of Rail Lines

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    The Senate, yesterday, mandated its committees to probe the Minister of Transport, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi over the procedure adopted in the concession of Port Harcourt-Maiduguri and Lagos-Kano rail lines to General Electric (GE), which is a U.S. company. The resolution was as a result of a motion during plenary session by Senator Akpan Bassey (PDP-Akwa…

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    Senate Confirms Eko, Augie As Supreme Court Justices

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    The Senate yesterday confirmed the nominations of Hon. Justice Ejembi Eko and Hon. Justice Amina A. Augie as Justices of the Supreme Court through an electronic voting system instead of the regular voice vote method. There were however hitches as senators tried for about three times before getting it right with the voting devices attached…

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    2017 Budget: PMB Presents 2-year Fiscal Plan To NASS

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    President Muhammadu Buhari has presented the 2017 – 2019 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP) to the National Assembly as part of preparations for the 2017 budget. This is preparatory to the submission of the budget estimates to a joint sitting of the Assembly. This became apparent yesterday when a presidential…

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    Recession: Senate’s Hazy Search For Solution

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    MBACHU GODWIN NNANNA dissects the debate by the Senate over the raging economic recession in the country. The debate by the 8th Senate to proffer solution on the current economic hardship in the country, political pundits say was inevitable going by the perceived difficulty of the executive arm to tackle the challenge. The federal legislators…

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