Tag archive for ‘Senate’
By Bar and Bench On Friday, February 24th, 2017

Account for alleged missing $246m, Senate tells NAPTIMS

The Senate on Thursday told the National Petroleum Investment Management Services, (NAPTIMS) that it must account for alleged missing $246 million. The sum represents the balance from the 2016 budget set aside More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Senate begins action on confirmation of Onnoghen as Chief Justice of Nigeria

The Senate, on Tuesday, kick-started the confirmation process of Justice Walter Onnoghen as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). That was after the Senate President Bukola Saraki confirmed the receipt More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, February 19th, 2017

CJN: Senate to kick-start Onnoghen’s confirmation process Tuesday—Saraki

Barring any last minute change of plans, the upper chambers of the National Assembly is scheduled to kick-start the confirmation process of Justice Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Bar and Bench More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, February 10th, 2017

Senate to hold public hearing on 2017 budget Monday

The 8th Senate is will on Monday hold a first-of-its-kind public hearing on the 2017 Appropriation Bill submitted to the legislature by President Muhammadu Buhari. According to a statement by the Chairman, Senate More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, February 10th, 2017

Saraki laments abandonment of critical projects

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has lamented the abandonment of critical infrastructural projects after investing huge amount of money on them. Receiving the Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

SGF: Senate slams Buhari over clearance of SGF Lawal

Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District and Chairman Ad-hoc Committee on Humanitarian crises in the Northeast, Shehu Sani, has expressed disappointment at the presidency’s response to the committee’s More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, January 23rd, 2017

EFCC: Buhari re-submits Magu’s name for confirmation, wants indictment against SGF quashed

President Muhammadu Buhari has resubmitted the name of the Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, for confirmation as substantive chairman of the anti-graft body. A competent More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, January 13th, 2017

Ekweremadu: PDP dares APC senators

Ekweremadu The National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party on Thursday told the All Progressive Congress (APC) that  the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, would not defect and that he (Ekweremadu) More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Ndume wasn’t fair to us, he wasn’t removed because of Magu – Marafa

Chairman Senate Committee on Petroleum (Downstream), Kabiru Marafa on Wednesday said that the immediate past Majority Leader,  Ali Ndume was not removed because of his stand on the Acting Chairman of Economic and More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Airport Closure: Senate debates govt’s plan, summons Amaechi, Fashola, 5 others

Following plans to shut down the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport to allow full renovation of the facility, the Senate on Tuesday, summoned the Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi and the Minister of More...