Tinubu Has Shut His Doors, Even Some Ministers Can’t See Him-Ndume Cries Out

Posted by - July 10, 2024

  By Kasim Isa Muhammad Senator Ali Ndume, the Chief Whip of the Senate, has expressed concern over the rising cost of living and food scarcity in Nigeria. In an interview with BBC Hausa, Ndume stated that the federal government’s inability to address these issues is a major challenge, noting that even some ministers are

Senate Approves 300% Salary Increment for Judicial Officers

Posted by - June 5, 2024

By Sabiu Abdullahi The Senate has passed a bill that would increase their workers’ salaries by 300 percent. The proposed legislation, sent to the National Assembly by President Bola Tinubu, seeks to enhance the welfare of judicial officers at both the federal and state levels. The Senate’s approval of the bill is a significant step

Senator Abdul Ningi Returns to Senate After Three-Month Suspension

Posted by - June 4, 2024

By Sabiu Abdullahi Senator Abdul Ningi, representing Bauchi North Senatorial District, returned to plenary sessions on Tuesday, marking the end of his three-month suspension. The Senate pardoned and recalled Ningi, effective immediately, following a motion moved by Deputy Minority Leader, Senator Abba Moro, last week. Moro expressed regret on Ningi’s behalf and took responsibility for

Senate Commences Public Hearing On Judges’ Salary Today

Posted by - May 20, 2024

By Isah Aliyu Chiroma The Senate is set to commence a public hearing on the upward review of judge’s salaries, allowances and fringe benefits for judicial officers nationwide. As it was sighted, Senate’s notice of public hearing marked NASS/S/CJHL/024 10th Sen/2024/01, addressed to the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Lateef Fagbemi (SAN).

Reps Ask CBN To Withdraw Circular On Cybersecurity Levy

Posted by - May 11, 2024

By Isah Aliyu Chiroma   The House of Representatives has directed the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to withdraw its circular directing banks to start deducting a cybersecurity levy on all electronic transactions from Nigerians.   This is coming on the heels of public outcry against the levy by the organised labour, associations of several

Death Penalty Approved by Senate for Drug Traffickers

Posted by - May 9, 2024

By Abdullahi I. Adam   In response to a report by the Senate Committees on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters and Drugs and Narcotics, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Act (Amendment) Bill, 2024.   The Senate has approved the death penalty for drug traffickers in the country.   The report was presented today

NYSC Trust Fund Bill will Create Job Opportunities For Graduates– Senate

Posted by - May 5, 2024

By Isah Aliyu Chiroma   The chairman of the Senate Committee on Youth and Community Engagement, Yemi Adaramodu (APC, Ekiti South), said that the recently passed National Youths Service Corps Trust Fund Bill would provide jobs for graduates.   Adaramodu disclosed this when he led a delegation of the committee on an official visit to

Senate Probes Electricity Tariff Hike

Posted by - April 29, 2024

By Isah Aliyu Chiroma The Senate has commenced investigation into the increase in the electricity tariff paid by Nigerians across 11 states. At the ongoing meeting on Monday, lawmakers declared that the Senate would punish anyone or agency it found culpable of inflicting pain on ordinary citizens of the country. The Senate had, through its

Senators Fulfill N109m Pledge, Road Construction Begins in Tudun-Biri

Posted by - March 27, 2024

By Isah Aliyu Chiroma The Kaduna State Governor, Senator Uba Sani, on Tuesday, flagged off the construction of 5.5-kilometre asphalt road linking Tudun-Biri village in the Igabi Local Government area of the state to the Kaduna International Airport. The development comes over three months after the community was accidentally bombed by the Nigerian Army on

Group Condemns Suspension of Senator Abdul Ningi, Calls for Reinstatement

Posted by - March 18, 2024

By Sabiu Abdullahi The Rebuild Arewa Initiative for Development (RAID) has strongly criticised the Senate’s decision to suspend Senator Abdul Ningi for a period of three months following his expression of concern regarding irregularities in the 2024 national budget. In a press conference held in Abuja, RAID called for the immediate and unconditional reinstatement of