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Senate passes Police Reform, NHIS, PIGB, INEC bills

•What Nigerians are saying Jude Johnson The Police Reform Bill, 2019, codenamed ‘Senate Bill 683’ was passed on Wednesday by the Nigerian Senate after the third reading on the floor of the Red Chamber. The bill was passed after a report presented by Senator Tijjanj Kaura (APC-Zamfara North), which was seconded by

Senate approves $1bn completion fund for Ajaokuta

Jude Johnson The Nigerian Senate on Thursday endorsed  the sum of $1 billion from the Federal Government share of Excess Crude revenue be devoted to the immediate completion of the Ajaokuta Steel Company. The Upper Chamber also said all monies that may from time to time be appropriated and authorised by any

Saraki reveals intention to run for president

•Saraki recently defected from ruling party to join opposition •President Buhari will seek second term in February elections David Malingha Doya, Sophie Mongalvy and Riad Hamade The Nigerian Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has revealed intention to run against President Muhammadu Buhari when Africa’s top oil producer holds elections in February 2019. “I am consulting

Nigerian Senate Passes National Commission for Peace, Reconciliation and Mediation Bill

Jude Johnson The Nigerian Senate on Thursday  passed the Report of the National Commission for Peace, Reconciliation and Mediation (Establishment, etc.) Bill (SB.44). The Bill, which was presented by the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matter, seeks to establish a Commission to be saddled with the responsibilities of identifying

Senate Ethic C’ttee to probe allegation against Saraki, Dino

...Austin Obande    The Nigerian Senate has  mandated its committee on Ethics and Privileges to investigate the allegation of certificate forgery against Senator Dino Melaye  (Kogi West) and the Senate President Bukola Saraki whose bulletproof vehicle was purportedly seized by the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali  (rtd).     The development on Tuesday followed