Tag: senate

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November 29, 2012

The heat is on: PPPRA boss ordered out of House of Assembly for alleged incompetence

by Akan Ido Reginald Stanley, the executive secretary of the petroleum product price regulatory authority (PPPRA) could not believe his ...

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November 28, 2012

Why BPE DG, Bolanle Onogoruwa was shown the way out

by Akan Ido Though no reason was given by the Federal Government for the sack of the director-general of the ...

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November 23, 2012

Opinion: Nigerian gays: Victims of ‘scapegoatism’

by Joseph Sewedo Akoro Nigerian oil is a curse in disguise for promoter of LGBT rights. I say this because ...

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November 23, 2012

Rambling: EFCC chairman attempts to explain why corrupt govt officials go free

by Akan Ido Ibrahim Lamorde, chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday lamented the challenges faced ...

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October 10, 2012

#Aluu4: “Thank you, social media” – David Mark finally shows you some love

By Stanley Azuakola Senate President David Mark is a man most Nigerians love to hate. Not without good reason: the ...

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October 3, 2012

“Prayer is not enough to develop Nigeria,” says David Mark

by Isi Esene Senate president, David Mark, has said more work needs to be done to achieve the rapid development ...

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October 1, 2012

“Look inwards and do the right thing,” David Mark urge Nigerians #Independence52

by Isi Esene The Senate president, David Mark has released a goodwill message to Nigerians as the nation marks its ...

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September 26, 2012

“Maku talks before thinking” – Senate president blasts information minister during plenary, as minister apologises

by Reuben Daba It was a sobering day on Tuesday at the Senate for Nigeria’s minister of information, Labaran Maku. ...

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September 24, 2012

Pres. Jonathan plans cabinet reshuffle, seeks replacement for Barth Nnaji

by Isi Esene There are indications that the federal cabinet might witness some reshuffling as President Goodluck Jonathan prepares to ...

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September 22, 2012

Loudmouth: Senate summons Maku over ’embarrassing comments’

by Reuben Daba Whatever the National Assembly members had during their two months recess, it surely brought out the radical ...

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September 21, 2012

The showdown continues: Senate threatens President Jonathan with impeachment

by Stanley Azuakola The relationship between President Goodluck Jonathan and the National Assembly can only be described as frosty at ...

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September 20, 2012

Senate committee recommends Arik Air as national carrier

by Isi Esene The absence of a Nigerian national carrier is receiving  attention from the Senate with its committee on ...

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September 20, 2012

House of Rep members demand N7m pay rise?

by Isi Esene Members of the House of Representatives resumed from their two-month recess on Wednesday agitating for a N7m ...

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September 19, 2012

‘It is time to scrap the Senate’ – Senator Bola Tinubu

by Stanley Azuakola Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) leader, Bola Tinubu, used to be  member of the Senate. Presently, his ...

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September 19, 2012

UNILAG or MAULAG? Bill seeking name-change passes second reading

by Isi Esene Students and Alumni of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) continue to wallow in suspense as the bill ...

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September 18, 2012

House of Representatives says NO to N5,000 note, Oteh’s reinstatement

by Stanley Azuakola The National Assembly has returned from its two months rest. And just in case Nigerians did not ...

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September 5, 2012

Senate moves against Jonathan, opposes ceding of Bakassi to Cameroun

by Isi Esene The Nigerian Upper Legislative House is taking a different position on the ceding of the Bakassi Peninsula ...

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August 28, 2012

Hold it!: Senate committee orders suspension of planned N5,000 note

by Isi Esene The Senate Committee on Banking, Currency and other Financial Institutions yesterday ordered the Central Bank of Nigeria ...

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August 3, 2012

“Some section of the media has been misinforming” – Okonjo-Iweala speaks out about the budget (again)

by Adeniyi Abdul Minister of Finance and co-ordinating minister of the Economy Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has once again spoken out ...

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July 23, 2012

‘Improve your service quality or leave’ – Senate threatens telecoms operators

by Isi Esene The Senate Committee on Communications has threatened telecommunications service providers in Nigeria to improve on their service ...

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July 12, 2012

“I will start with the issue of terrorism” – New Chief Justice talks tough

by Seyi Lawal As her track record shows, Justice Aloma Mukhtar is one tough lady, and she’s clearly not about ...

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June 12, 2012

Hell to the no-MAUL! Unilag Senate agrees with students, rejects new name

by Hauwa Gambo What kind of gift to President Goodluck Jonathan is this on the eve of the anniversary of ...

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OluwapelumiJune 11, 2012

Nigeria: Farouk Lawan, Is it business as usual?

  By Akeremale Temitope and Rosanwo Babatunde The last has not been heard of the aftermath of the #OccupyNigeria protests which created a paradigm ...

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June 6, 2012

Jonathan seeks Senate’s approval to effect name change for Unilag, others

The president is not slowing down in his push to have the University of Lagos (UNILAG) bear a new name, ...

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May 22, 2012

VP Sambo beefs GEJ: Last week’s news… with a pinch of salt

Senate releases ethical statement The Senate has been criticised for its support of the death sentences handed down to six ...

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April 18, 2012

#InCaseYouMissedIt: Senate condemns US World Bank monopoly

by Lekan Olanrewaju The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday spoke out about the World Bank presidency, condemning the stronghold the United ...

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March 28, 2012

“I’m prepared to prostrate” – Sports Minister gets standing ovation at Senate hearing

by Lekan Olanrewaju The Supervising Minister of Sports, Bolaji Abdullahi yesterday, at the Senate Committee on Sports volunteered to personally reach out ...

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March 26, 2012

Bribery! Trauma! Scandal! Check out the 7 most outrageous National Assembly scandals

by Lekan Olanrewaju You think the Arunma Oteh-Herman Hembe scandal is the worst of them all? Well think again. Since the ...

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OluwapelumiSeptember 29, 2011

No Homo! Senate bans same-sex marriage

Clement Odia  The Senate has once again stamped their feet against same sex marriages in Nigeria. Any gay person in ...

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