Tag archive for ‘Senate’
By Bar and Bench On Thursday, April 13th, 2017
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Presidency dares senate, says Magu ‘ll remain in office

Says he doesn’t need Senate confirmation As VP absolves FG in seizure of Patience Jonathan’s $5.8m Strong indications emerged on Wednesday that the Presidency may no longer re-present the name of the incumbent More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
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Between presidency and the senate, by Wale Sokunbi

In the past few weeks, Nigerians have been treated to the drama of a feud between the Presidency and the Senate, which culminated in a threat by the upper legislative chamber not to screen and confirm the president’s More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, April 5th, 2017
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Between Sagay and the senate, by Sufuyan Ojeifo

On Wednesday, March 29, 2017, the senate, in plenary, reacted to the verbal offensives by the chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Professor Itse Sagay (SAN), who was quoted More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
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How Senate Minority Leader, Akpabio attempts ‘gate-crashing’ into APC caucus meeting

There was a mild drama on Tuesday at the senate following attempt by Senate Minority leader, Godswill Akpabio to gate-crash into an historical Senate caucus meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The incident More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
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A’Ibom N’East Senatorial Seat: Drama as senate shelves Bassey Etim’s swearing-in

The Nigerian senate on Tuesday shelved its plan to swear in Mr Bassey Etim as the senator representing Akwa Ibom North East Senatorial District in compliance with a valid order of a Federal high court, Uyo. Although More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, April 2nd, 2017
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Like Jibrin, like Ndume, by Omoniyi Salaudeen

Power politics in the Senate, last Wednesday, culminated in the suspension of former majority leader, Senator Ali Ndume. Reason: He allegedly brought unproven allegations against the Senate President, Bukola Saraki More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, April 1st, 2017
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The brand new amphitheatre called the Nigerian Senate, by Eddy Odivwiri

For those who are keen on watching free shows, I am certain the plots and intrigues dominating the drama in the Nigerian Senate are quite entertaining. Yet, the members of the Senate are not comedians, but legislators; More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, March 31st, 2017
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Why the 8th senate must be shut down now—MURIC

A pressure group operating as Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) on Friday advocated immediate shut down of the Nigerian Senate. MURIC alleged that the Nigerian Senate had, in the past few weeks, turned itself into a More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, March 31st, 2017
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We’re ready for dialogue with Presidency –Senate

The Senate on Thursday applauded the composition of a presidential committee set to interface with it as a good development. Spokesman of the Red Chamber, Abdullahi Sabi, told newsmen the senate would cooperate More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, March 30th, 2017
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ACF slams Presidency, Senate over face-off, asks them to sheath their swords, tackle Nigeria’s challenges

Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) on Thursday appealed to both the Presidency and the Senate to sheath their swords and work together to address the numerous challenges confronting Nigeria. Both arms of government More...