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” I am Firmly With PDP”- Ike Ekweremadu

Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu has dispelled rumours that he is unhappy with the PeoplesDemicratic Party (PDP)  and has concluded plans to dump it for the ruling all Progressives Congress In a statement made available to Thelightnews, the Enugu- state born Senator stated “My attention has been drawn to the orchestrated attempts by some characters to create the impression ... Read More »

DSS INVASION: ” We Want A Probe and Perpetrators Punished”Saraki

STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, HIS EXCELLENCY (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, CON, AT A WORLD PRESS CONFERENCE HELD AT THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY COMPLEX ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2018. 1. It is a matter of record that yesterday, lawmakers and staff of the National Assembly were prevented from entering the National Assembly Complex by heavily armed security agents of ... Read More »

How to win Corruption War-Saraki

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has advocated the need to prioritize deterrence rather than punishment in other to permanently win the ongoing war against corruption. Saraki gave the charge in his speech at the Public Presentation and Book-Signing ceremony of Senator Dino Melaye’s book titled: “Antidotes For Corruption – The Nigerian Story”, held in Abuja on Monday, according to ... Read More »

Osinbajo Confirms “Power was handed to me”

In the midst of the controversy surrounding  the letter President Muhammadu Buhari sent to the National Assembly, where he said Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will “coordinate” government activities, the Vice President has declared that the President actually handed over power to him. In his response to a question on Twitter, Osinbajo said power was transferred to him. One Bernard Amaiguo,  ... Read More »

Breaking: Senate confirms two new Ministers

The Senate, on Wednesday, confirmed the nomination of two ministerial nominees sent to the chamber by President Muhammadu Buhari for legislative confirmation. They are Professor Stephen Nkani Ocheni (Kogi State) and Mr. Suleiman Zana Hassan (Gombe State). Read More »

Senate suspends passage of Nigerian Peace Corps Bill

The Senate has  suspended the passage of the Nigerian Peace Corps Bill, over the allegation of fraud in the recruitment exercise by the organisation which is being prosecuted in a court. The bill sharply divided senators at the plenary. Both the Senate and the House of Representatives had separately passed the bill before the harmonisation of its provisions. But rather ... Read More »

How to boost Job Creation through ICT -Saraki

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has stressed the importance of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in transforming Nigeria’s economy and creating more job opportunities for the nation’s youth. In a press statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki in a discussion with some visiting foreign dignitaries stated that developing an open ... Read More »

My office only bought one official car-Saraki

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has explained  that his office has only bought one Mercedes Benz as official car and not a convoy of cars worth N330million as is being speculated by a section of the media. Saraki in a statement issued through his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu, explained that the cars in the convoy of ... Read More »

Buhari sent three versions of the 2016 budget!-Senators

Some members of the Nigerian Senate have alleged that Nigerians should blame President Muhammadu Buhari for the Budget 2016 fiasco because he submitted three version of the document to the National Assembly. The revealed that in his letter to the Senate President, Buhari wrote“At the time of submission (of the budget), we indicated that because the details had just been ... Read More »

11 years after: Senate wants toll gates back

Eleven years after the abolishment of tollgates on federal roads, the Senate yesterday urged the Federal Government to reintroduce the revenue generating measure to boost the nation’s revenue profile. Apart from generating additional income for the country, in the face of progressive dwindling oil revenue, the Senate wants the tollgates restored so as to generate revenue for road maintenance. The ... Read More »