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Atiku Abubakar visits Nigerian Senate

Former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, is currently at the Nigerian Senate. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate at the 2019 presidential election is appearing as one of the stakeholders at a public hearing. The hearing is on a bill for the conversion of the the Modibbo Adama University of Technology to a conventional university The public hearing is being held at room...

Nigerian parliament passes a record $34.72 billion for 2020 budget but – about $6.03 billion – to be financed through borrowings

Nigerian parliament on Thursday passed a record $34.72 billion 2020 budget for President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government. The senate at the plenary passed the N10.59 trillion 2020 budget after consideration by the House Committee on Supply, chaired by Dr. Ahmad Lawan. On October 8th, 2019, President Muhammadu Buhari presented N10.33 trillion ($33.8 billion) before a joint sitting of the National Assembly....

Senate passes Public Procurement Amendment bills …to pass 2020 Budget Thursday

Senate passes Public Procurement Amendment bills …to pass 2020 Budget Thursday The Senate on Wednesday passed the Public Procurement Act 2007 amendment bills before the National Assembly. This was even as the President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, announced that the 2020 Appropriation bill before the National Assembly will be passed on Thursday, December 5, 2019. The passage of...

Senate to IGP: Reduce checkpoints on federal highways

Senate to IGP: Reduce checkpoints on federal highways The Senate has appealed to the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, to as a matter of urgency reduce the number of checkpoints on Federal Highways in the country. This, according to the Senate, has become necessary to reduce the gridlock on the roads. The upper chamber also urged Adamu to direct...

Why Senate has not constituted Constitutional Review Committee – Lawan

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan on Wednesday explained why the upper legislative chamber has yet to set up a committee on the review of the Nigerian Constitution. Lawan said the Constitutional Review Committee has not been set up because the Senate has been pre-occupied with other issues like the 2020 budget. The Senate President spoke while receiving in...