• Senate Moves To Pass Anti-jungle Justice Bill

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    The Senate on Tuesday urged its committee on judiciary to urgently accelerate the passage of the Anti-jungle justice Bill which is before it. It said the passage of the Bill will address the raising cases of jungle justice in the country. The senate which condemned the raising cases of jungle justice in the country urged…

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  • Senate Mandate Saraki To Intervene In FG, ASUU Crisis

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    The senate on Tuesday mandated the President of the senate , Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki to intervene in the Federal government and Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) crisis with a view to averting the pending strike. It  called on the executive arm of government to engage the academic staff union of universities in first…

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  • US Election: Saraki Congratulates Donald Trump

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    Senate president , Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki on Wednesday congratulated Donald Trump who was declared winer of the United States of America presidential election . Saraki in a statement personally signed by him and obtained by LEADERSHIP   said he looked forward in working with Trump .  The statement read in parts “”On this day, I…

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    Senate Task PMB, Governors On Prison Decongestion

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    The senate on Tuesday moved to decongest the Nigeria Prison as it urged President Muhammadu Buhari and state governors to exercise their prerogative of mercy by decongesting the prisons of the inmates whose detention are unlawful and those who have been in detention for periods longer than they would have served if convicted for the alleged…

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    PIB Passes 2nd Reading In Senate

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    The Senate yesterday took a step forward in its quest to pass the longstanding Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) after A bill for an Act to provide for the Governance and Institutional Framework for the Petroleum Industry and for Other Related Matters 2016 scaled through second reading. The bill which was sponsored by Senator Donald Alasoadura…

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    Senate Faults Disbursement Of N80bn Intervention Fund

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    The senate yesterday queried the disbursement of N80 billion out of the N500 billion social intervention fund to undisclosed persons without the representatives of the National Assembly. The resolution is sequel to a motion by the senate leader , sen Ali Ndume (APC Borno South) titled “the Need to avoid the mismanagement of the 500…

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    North East: Senate Gives FG Nod To Tax Civil Servants

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    The Senate, yesterday, approved 3 per cent Federal VAT for the newly established North East Development Agency (NEDA) for a period of 10 years as an intervention fund, as the bill scaled third reading. The Senate also approved Maiduguri Borno State capital as the location for the administrative headquarters of the commission with Abuja as…

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    Senate Prescribes Stiffer Penalty For Drug Offenders

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    A bill for an Act seeking to amend the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Act and for other related Matters 2016 scaled through second reading in the senate yesterday. The bill which prescribed stiffer penaliy for drug offenders  if passed into law will reduce the consumption and sale of Illicit drugs in the country. The…

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