Economy General

Senate raises Appropriation by N1.2trn, passes 2024 Budget

From Our Correspondent The Upper Chamber of the National Assembly, on Saturday in Abuja, passed the 2024 budget after a third reading. Before the budget, senators increased the bill by N1.2tn, raising the total appropriation to N28.7 trillion from N27.5 trillion. With a voice vote by the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, the Senate passed the […]

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Senate confirms Maida as NCC’s Executive Vice Chairman

By Our Correspondent  The Senate, on Thursday in Abuja, confirmed the appointment of Dr Aminu Maida as substantive Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). Maida got the confirmation during Senate’s plenary session, where it adopted a report of the Senate Committee on Communications. The committee screened Maida on Wednesday, Nov. 15. Chairman […]

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Foreign News General Uncategorized

Nigerian Senate urges ceasefire in Israeli-Hamas war

From Our Correspondent  The Senate, on Tuesday, urged the federal government to work with the United Nations towards immediate ceasefire in Israeli-Hamas war. The upper chamber of the National Assembly also urged the government to press for a two-state solution to end the conflict. Thousands of people, including women, children and aid workers died in the avoidable war. […]

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Features/Opinion Politics

10th National Assembly: Who Leads Senate?

By Obike Ukoh With disputes still raging over the Presidential and National Assembly elections, jostling, has, however, started for the headships of NASS, especially the Senate. Though not cast in iron, based on established tradition, the Senate President, is expected to come from the South. In the South, the South-West has produced the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola […]

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INEC to present certificate-of-return to NASS members-elect

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will, on Tuesday, begin the presentation of Certificates of Return to elected members of the National Assembly. Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu announced this at a meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) in Abuja on Saturday. Yakubu said that the commission would present certificates to senators-elect on Tuesday, March […]

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4 agencies defend 2023 budget before Senate Cittee

Four Federal Government agencies defended their 2023 budget proposals before the Senate Committee on Industries at the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly, on Thursday in Abuja. The NewsZenith reports that the agencies include the Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Bank of Industries (BOI), Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) and Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency […]

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