Tag archive for ‘Senate’
By Bar and Bench On Saturday, June 17th, 2017

Capital Market: Senate receives 3 bills from SEC

The Security and Exchange Commission (SEC), on Thursday, presented three draft bills to the Senate, aimed at enhancing the operations of the capital market and reposition it as a dependable catalyst for economic More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, June 12th, 2017

I won’t apologise to Senate before my recall—Ndume

Former Senate Leader, Mohammed Ali Ndume, has vowed not to tender any apology as a condition for his recall. Ndume has been sent out of the National Assembly on suspension for six months now. He represents Borno More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, June 8th, 2017

N120bn Road Project: Senate summons Fashola

Moves to halt extra-budgetary spending at CBN Confirms 82-year- old as ambassador The Senate on Wednesday gave its nod to a legislation aimed at halting what it called extra budgetary expenditure by the Central More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

We need govt, private sector co-operation for national development—Saraki

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that the achievements recorded by the National Assembly Business Environment Round-table (NASSBER) through which legislations that will reshape the national More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, June 5th, 2017

A’Ibom Senatorial Seat: Human rights society blasts Sen Akpan’s group for criticizing senate leadership over respect to court order      

Chairman of Human Rights and Civil Society Alliance (HRCSA), Barrister Gabriel Ojo, at the weekend, lampooned members of Senator Albert Akpan’s group operating as Coalition of Concerned Lawyers (CCL) who More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, June 5th, 2017

We are not planning fuel price increase through National Road Fund bill—Saraki

The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has assured that the senate would not do anything to increase the current pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), also known as petrol. Senate is presently working on More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Nigerians to pay toll on federal roads—Senate

The Senate is proposing to return tolls on federal roads to generate funds for the rehabilitation and maintenance of roads in the country. Besides, the upper chamber of the National Assembly is planning to set More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Corruption: Senate boosts Buhari’s anti-graft war, passes anti-corruption bill into law

The Senate has approved and passed a bill on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters between Nigeria and other foreign states. The executive bill presented to the Senate by President Muhammadu Buhari, provides More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, May 26th, 2017

At last, Senate passes Petroleum Industry Governance Bill, scraps NNPC

The Senate on Wednesday passed the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB), 2017. This followed the final consideration and adoption of the report of the Senate Joint Committee on Petroleum (Upstream, Downstream More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Alleged Chevron $5bn Fraud: Senate summons CBN, FIRS, NNPC to testify

The Senate has summoned officials of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Federal Inland Revenue Service (IFRS), National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS) and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation More...